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Old 30-08-2018, 11:03 AM   #21
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The trouble with black wheels is that they tend to disappear into the arches and lose definition. Kind of looks from a distance like there are just black spaces in the arches where the wheels should be.

I had black wheels on an old Prelude of mine, but the polished lip gave some definition. Bit of a dated look though so would probably only suit an old car.



Shadow chrome works really well, previously had shadow chrome on my ATR, these were quite light and made the wheels stand out, look better than normal silver –



Last year I changed my wheels, was looking for a shadow chrome or light gunmetal but couldn’t find the wheels I wanted in the right fitting, so ended up getting a gunmetal which was quite dark. I was a bit unsure in the shop, but was really happy when they were fitted. Totally transforms the look of the car having darker wheels, but the wheels aren’t so dark that they have no definition. If had I gone for black, the wheels would be lost in my opinion.

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Old 30-08-2018, 04:21 PM   #22
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Black on black is defo GANSTA!!!
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Old 30-08-2018, 10:32 PM   #23
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Like other people have said I like a bit of contrast but I have black wheels on my black Cooper D and they look awesome. Might help I have a white roof and white decals
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Old 30-08-2018, 10:42 PM   #24
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Not everyones cup of tea but I love the black on black on black combo im going for the full stealth look on my A45.



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Old 31-08-2018, 06:11 AM   #25
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My wife’s Lexus IS black with black wheels, I think it looks nice.
But it’s a hell lot of work to keep it like that.
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Old 31-08-2018, 03:14 PM   #26
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Had black wheels on my lancia and loved them, but they were a solid chunky style so there was no way they'd get visually 'lost' in the arches. The car was also a metallic black while the wheels were gloss for a slight shade variation.

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Old 31-08-2018, 03:49 PM   #27
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Had black wheels on my lancia and loved them, but they were a solid chunky style so there was no way they'd get visually 'lost' in the arches. The car was also a metallic black while the wheels were gloss for a slight shade variation.

compomotives should be white... especially on an integrale
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Old 31-08-2018, 07:33 PM   #28
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Not everyones cup of tea but I love the black on black on black combo im going for the full stealth look on my A45.
You forgot to do the calipers
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Old 31-08-2018, 07:45 PM   #29
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always think that with the balck on black look its the tyres that look shoody as they go brown. need to keep on top of the tyre dressing.

mainly a 911, 350Z type of car that goes the sleeper
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not for me. in a black car I've tried graphite and stainless steel
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