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  1. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    XMM has a cool thread on his growing IH XM collection. That got me thinking and instead of derailing his thread I figured that I would ask here instead.

    I like the IH Juliet but I believe that it could have been a way more interesting colorway- which would have increased cost and lessened probably the per pair donation to a great cause- and we wouldn't want to do that.

    Which leads to a 2 part question:
    What would have been the "ultimate" IH X Metal colorway/ frame combo? I guess that we should stay with last run line-up so Juliet and XS only here.
    And #2, would it have brought the additional retail expense to cover the costs of what would surely be an upgrade?
    Such as, hammerstems cost more to produce than straight. (Which is pure conjecture BTW) Add $10 to original IH Plasma Juliet for this change.

    I'll go first:

    Juliet Tio2 with hammerstems and polarized lenses.

    Let's say a $20 increase over the original $370 retail- because TiO2's were $10 less than Plasma, hammers cost $10 too and for polarized allow for $20 more.
    So $390 to keep the foundation contribution OK too. At that price I'd buy that unique item.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. jcesl2

    jcesl2 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I'd buy that.

    I think mars would look good with IH lenses and rubber. I'd pay crazy money for a limited edition of that.
     
  3. nalong86

    nalong86 Oakley Beginner

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    I have a original IH juliet and one where I switched everything into an X-Metal Frame. Personally I would have made it that way, X-Metal Juliet Frame with the violet and purple. The Carbon customs I have seen look ok but I think everything looks better in an x metal frame than it does in carbon.

    There was a mars custom on ebay not long ago with violet lenses although for some reason the seller put red ear and temple shocks on it. Not sure what he was thinking. had it been purple rubber too I would have bought it.
     
  4. Dyeraudio

    Dyeraudio Juliet Enthusiast

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    I have a pair of X Metal Hammers coming for my X Metal IH .....
     
  5. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

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    I'd bet Oakley was already in the process of discontinuing their X Metal lineup. Plasma and Carbon were probably the last colorway batches they were going to do. This theory would probably coincide with the 51 sets of Carbon paired with the Timebomb II's that were put up. I don't think it was a matter of cost of how they could've made it "better". I think it was just more of what they had left and what they could do with it.
     
  6. Razerwire

    Razerwire And then there was X...

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    I have a Carbon Juliet coming which I plan on putting the IH lenses and rubbers on.
     
  7. doowutchyalike

    doowutchyalike Oakley Enthusiast

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    My dream pair would be Polished Carbon w/hammerstems combined with the violet = awesome!
     
  8. Dyeraudio

    Dyeraudio Juliet Enthusiast

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    Here is a nice Polished Carbon/Positive Red with blue rubber kit......

    IH Perfect X Metal Preference - blue02t.jpg
     
  9. Razerwire

    Razerwire And then there was X...

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    That polished carbon could've used a lot more uses outside of Ichiro. :(
     
  10. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Too bad it's a three-fer:


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