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Old 07-18-2007, 12:45 AM   #1
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What do you think of this combo??

Just picked up a used hardtop but it was a different color than my car but couldn't pass up the price....i kinda like the contrast a bit and doesn't look to bad... don't know if i should paint it the color of the car or just leave it like that... got the hardtop just in time as i was lowering the top to place the hardtop on the soft top broke... i think its the cable and ball joints so that needs to be repaired. also do you guys think i should paint the wheels black... thanks for your opinions...


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Looks nice! Not black,perhaps gunmetal wheels.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:22 AM   #3
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Yea, looks really good -- I'd rather have it this way than having both top and body the same color.

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Looks pretty good.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:25 AM   #5
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Previously, I had a red hardtop on a white Miata and I liked it. I eventually swapped tops with someone who had a red Miata with a white top - just because I wanted a change.

Your car looks good with a black top, and if you like it I think you should keep it. However, from certain angles the matching hardtop enhances the looks of the car in a way that a contrasting top doesn't.
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I like it a lot. No black wheels IMO, (sorry DJ) I think black wheels are so overdone these days.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:27 AM   #7
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like i said on renntech, i would go and color match the wheels to the hardtop, and then you got urself something there
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I will be the dissenting opinion.
It looks ok now... while you wait to have it painted Silver.
add a *Slight* tint to windows, slap on some replica 18" wheels and skirting and your car will look $20K more expensive. There's a guy down the block who keeps the hard top on his Silver Boxster on year round, I don't blame him it looks nice.
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i would leave the top as is, the color contrast looks kinda cool and do gunmental wheel so it maches the top, also maybe u can paint some details the darker shade to kinda have everyting flow on the car...

dont do black wheels i dont think it would match cuz ur top isnt black plus like someone mentioned black wheels are sooo overdone, seems like everyone who knows how to hold a spray can is doing it and its stupid
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Is that top Black or Metalic Seal Gray? Hard to tell from the pictures. If it is black I say leave it and go with black wheels(gee I wonder why) and if it is Grey, then I say paint it silver to match your car and leave the wheels alone.
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thanks guys for your opinions on the color combination...the top is seal grey...
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:58 PM   #13
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looks awesome.
The color combination almost suggest you have the soft top up
I love it
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looks great

the contrastlooks awesome, i would throw some money at larger s type rims if i was you , not black spray.

looks great all the same
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re new h/roof

maybe time to invest in clear light units, ditch the orange ones and dress up the boxster to go with new look roof....new lease of life...just an idea, mineis 03 facelift so only used to clear light units, maybe im biased lol
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It looks really interesting. I'd like to see more photos. Kinda looks like your car has a 5 o'clock shadow. Doesn't look too bad though.

It sorta reminds me of pre-1995 Acura NSXs, with their black dome section.

I'd advise against black rims... that's too much grayscale action -silver, gray, AND black.

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