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Black wheels on ablack car - what do you think?

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  1. CHRIS555
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    [Jan 13, 2011]
    As above, what do you think of black wheels on a black car?
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    really depends on the car..

    I prefer white on white, stands out more. Black on black makes the wheels look smaller. IMO.
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    Depending on the rims!!
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    Depends on the car and the car wheels.
    IMO I think black alloys wheels can look like black steel wheels with out the wheel trim on.

    Get some pics up of the car and the wheels your thinking of.
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    not a fan of black wheels
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    Some good points there chaps - it is my car (Black Convertible) and Black BBS CH 19" wheels with the car lowered is my wish list - but I am torn between black or silver.......

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    Just on a seperate point - I will be runnng stretched 19x215x35 tires and spacers will be fitted as well for a better look.
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    I'd say Black for sure but not with the stretched look on the tyres. Stick some 245's on them, looks fat from the back...
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    Choosing the right wheels is doing my head in more than the wife!!!

    PS. I still want to get that ARB from you mate, sorry I havn't been in touch recently, I got married at Christmas! Could you let me know the cost of some B7 Rear Lights for my cab as well please? Cheers in advance - also, how often do you come to Notts/Clifton?
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    Black defo if it's the ch wheel I'm gonna be getting some of these (not genuine bbs) on my avant they look the ******** man but I'm with pjmspeedy mate not a fan of streched tyres on a bigger car like the a4 ok for a3 golf ect
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    [Jan 13, 2011]
    black
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    [Jan 13, 2011]
    And a couple of how Deckedm's car used to be....

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    Obviously not a black car but gives a good impression of what the silver wheels would look like on mine.
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    id go with silver chris to go with the chrome bits or even chrome (has that been done before?) might be a bit pimpin for most but i reckon u could pull it off.
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    Black on black is a bit over kill Chris and you also lose the detail in the alloys.
    I'd go for a dark grey or anthracite like my alloy goes well with my lava grey A3. Thats if you want a dark colour.
    Or just go for a silver/chrome
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    I'm swinging towards silver, possibly the very bright silver as this should work with the chrome bits i think.......
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    silver from me, not really a fan of dark wheels (even though mine are dark, they'll be getting painted soon)
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    Nice choice! My very favourite wheel. Today at least.

    Normally I think they'd look awesome in black, but I think on a black car like yours the contrast with silver would be the way to go.
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    Chris i know you like to mod you're rims.... only a thought why don't how hard it would be to do have the black ones then fade out to silver over the edge.... best of both worlds.
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    Congrats on the wedding!!

    Trust me i'm in the same position!!
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    Chris if you are going for a stretched look a deep dish wheel would look loads betteR, With a deep dish wheel you can have the best of both world's Black center's and a nice polished/silver rim.
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    I dont like black wheels
    it kills the wheel detail and also makes the tyre and wheel look like one big lump
    as theres no definition between tyre and wheel unless the wheel design allowed for a polished or machined lip .
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    :hi:Black on black crime.Yeaahhh go for it...
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    black wheels will go out of fashion much quicker i recon! silver is the conserative approach! black does make m look smaller! and who wants smaller wheels????????????
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    ...then have them sprayed back silver!
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    Compromise get them in Gun metal or anthracite :)
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    [Jan 14, 2011]
    if you go black they will look smaller, but the ch have a silver pinstripe so wont be that bad, silver will match the trim

    ok not a cab but you can get an idea

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    Some interesting and very useful / helpful comments there chaps.

    I think it's going to be silver with 235/35 tyres - but I may play a little and go for a very striking silver finish (the sort that blinds you when caught in the sun!)
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    That saloon looks mean - the yanks really love this kind of look! Great paintwork too!
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    Factory BMW alloy wheel paint is a very bright silver, it's called WURTH i think.?
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    Same here. I fancy black rims, think they can look great on a black car. Would like some with the red pinstripe too
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    Dont know if its of any interest to anyone, (was thinking Sinic as it looks as though he has the same wheels) Ive just sprayed the 17" sport wheels in BMW Sparking graphite and they came out ok, probably slightly darker than I was going for. As already said, I think black wheels can be abit too much on a black car.

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    Can you get some more pics of them in a better light when you get 5 mins please.
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    That's a brave mod. Looks quite nice but would like to see better pictures.

    I think only certain black wheels on black cars look good, not full gloss either, although Black chrome powder coat wheels are very nice to.

    I recently saw some black wheels on a black car that had a red pinstripe round the edge and it looked great.

    Something like this would look nice I think
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    Slightly better picture. Just picked myself up a cheap set of 19's so actually selling these, will have them on ebay later. If anyone is interested then give me a shout.

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    I think they look good.

    All you've gotta do for the next pics is wash the car and you're there ;)
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    [Feb 14, 2011]
    Id go for the black Ch's I love em. if you can get the edge machined even better.
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    Still can't make my mind up - I wish I could find a set of Chrome / Polished carlsson monoblocks though!
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