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Black wheels for Ibis White S3 - Help!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by p3eps, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. p3eps

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    I'm hoping to get an S3 soon and am in 2 minds whether to get it in Ibis White or Sprint Blue.

    I've always regretted not getting my Golf GTI Ed30 in white with black wheels - and while my head tells me white is a bad colour for the Scottish climate... my heart thinks it looks amazing!

    I've seen a few pics of A3 / S3's in white with black / dark MTM Bimoto's and think they look perfect... but when reading about them it seems they're extremely heavy, and also very expensive.

    What I want it something similar in style to the MTM's, but a bit cheaper and lighter (up to around £1k without tyres) Can anyone recommend some black / graphite wheels that look good on a white car? Perhaps post some pics with their recommendations? I think I'll stick with 18's though as the roads round here are terrible and the rims would get ruined by potholes. Also it will save me a few £'s as I'll be able to swap the tyres from the original wheels.

    If I go for the blue car then I'd be wanting to swap the wheels for something grey / graphite anyway - so either way I'm looking to change.

    I've looked through several wheel sites, but all I can find that I like so far are...

    Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2
    OZ Ultraleggera (although I think the spokes are too thin!)

    ... but I can't find any apart from the MTM's that really grab me!

    Any opinions / pics are appreciated.
     
  2. liam

    liam waiting, waiting, waiting

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  3. 10blazin

    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    what about white on white be different

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  4. liam

    liam waiting, waiting, waiting

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    That's JDM dawg. :footy:
     
  5. 10blazin

    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    whats that mean jdm ?????
     
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    what japanese domestic market is that what it means ?? still who cares id givit a go
     
  7. liam

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  8. liam

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    Yeah, I wasn't saying it was a bad thing.:beerchug:
     
  9. mattandrew

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    Not sure on the make I saw them on a car at ultimate dubs. There was a stand selling them, cant seem to find there brochure at the mo, and i didnt get a price.

    They were on a stand with http://www.dubmeister.co.uk/ not sure if they were selling the wheels, they are not shown on there website. Might be worth giving them a bell if your interested

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  10. kaz219

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    Have you considered white wheels - there was a white A3 at ultimate dubs with deep dish white wheels and boy did it look sexxyyy...

    Rare as well..
     
  11. p3eps

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    Thanks for the replies so far...

    I think white on white looks great - but having owned a JDM Honda Integra DC5 in white, I know what a pain in the ass it is to keep white wheels! A white car is a pain too - but I found I spent an hour cleaning the wheels and 20 mins cleaning the car if I was doing a 'quick' wash!

    Currently I have the BBS CH's (or VW Pescaras) on my GTI edition 30 which look great and are a high quality wheel - but I fancy something different this time.

    Those OZ's posted look pretty nice - another possible option. The white Momo's are nice too - its a shame they don't do that style in black. The ones on the yellow car would be good for the Sprint Blue car - but I don't think they're dark enough for me (personally) on a white car.

    Keep em coming....
     
  12. liam

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    Pfft, haha! :beerchug:

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  13. Matthew

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    White on white looks great but they have to be exactly the same colour or it looks funny.

    I would go for white with black, why not just get the normal rims powder coated?
     
  14. Matthew

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    White on white looks great but they have to be exactly the same colour or it looks funny.

    I would go for white with black, why not just get the normal rims powder coated?
     
  15. p3eps

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    Liam - the Golf looks good, but I still think it would look better if those were actually black! If it had the black Monza 2's it would be sweet!

    Matthew - I agree totally... trying to get the exact shade would be a pain. The Honda ones were ok as they came as standard the same colour.

    Powder coating is an idea - but I'd rather keep the standard wheels standard and get a new set.
     
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    white rim black centre nice !!!!


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    white and black again

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    white and black again it would about 200 quid extra but be different it would be worth it i like the 2 above

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    i would get it in white with black bbs ch alloys, you could then get the blacked out front grill and lamin-x on headlights! will look very mean! there was a post about a bloke who done that and blacked out his mirrors, he tuned his s3 to over 400 bhp, cant find the post, can anyone find it for me please!
     
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    That TT has the problem my mate has where the whites were differnt it just ruins the car IMO. The A4 With the Whit Rim Looks good.
     
  20. liam

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    I didn't used to like black wheels, but I'm learning to like them... Besides, if I order an Ibis White S3 it might be a bit too freaky to go with anthracite wheels just like my wife's car.

    :wacko::p:w00t:
     
  21. JustCharlie

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    here's some MTM's with a custom graphite finish, not the best of pictures and won't help you decide
     
  22. liam

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    Another one to consider...

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  23. p3eps

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    Is that not an Ultraleggera? That was one of the 2 that I liked in my original post!

    18's or 19's?????
    I'm just a little worried that 19's will affect my ride too much - and also if I fit 19's, will the car NEED lowered - or will it look OK on standard suspension?
     
  24. p3eps

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    On another note.... does anyone have any pics of a Sprint Blue S3 with Titanium / Graphite coloured wheels? Just curious as to what it would look like?
     
  25. liam

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    Yes.

    I'm going through the same issue. I think 19s will look better, but you're right, you then need to stump up some cash for new suspension.
     
  26. Vtec Abuser

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    Turinis or TD 1.2s get my vote mate.. On a Golf, but you get the idea..
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  27. liam

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    I wish we got the Ed30s in Australia. :beerchug:
     
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