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Old 01-05-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Poll Black mugs or not

Interested in the forum's opinion on my black mugs, personally, I'm on the ropes with 'em. These are the original option 414 high gloss chrome 18"'s that I had blasted off and powder coated black. I was originally selling them, decided to mount.





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hell yeah, those looks nice on your car.
what are the other ones in your sig?
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what are the other ones in your sig?
Those are Ruff Racing 280 18"'s, brushed silver with polished lip. 8.5 front, 9.5 rear. Those rims are currently awaiting fresh rubber which will arrive next week.
I stuck with the standard fit (225/40, 265/35) to avoid the need for spacers.
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hey is that the same car in both pics of the sig? the grays look very different...

oh my opinion on the black rims...gross I like the rims in the other pic
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hey is that the same car in both pics of the sig? the grays look very different...

oh my opinion on the black rims...gross I like the rims in the other pic
yeah i woud have to agree, but black wheel in general look gross

the ones in ur sig look better on your car tho, black makes the wheels disappear completely, now if you had an accent stripe or sometihng maybe then
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:50 PM   #6
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I think they're terrible... now how much do you want for them?

Seriously, I have considered going with that look on my car and am glad to see a Seal Gray car with the black rims.

I really think what is throwing the look of is that you don't have a black top. The Seal Gray and the gray top adn the black might be too many colors together.

DJ or someone-Can you PS the top black and repost?
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I like them! In general I'm a big fan of black wheels, especially on lighter colored cars.
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hers is one w all clear lights




and one w black top, enjoy
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i dont like the black rims but i do love the ones in ur sig :-)
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Another vote for the silver color of the rims in the sig. Also x2 on one of the issues being the mis-match up due to your gray top. I think it gives an appearance of the socks not matching the suit.
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"hey is that the same car in both pics of the sig? the grays look very different..."

Posted by super66.

I've found pics of the seal grey can look a lot different, color-wise, from one time to the next depending on the light. (Maybe more so than some other colors.) Look---in a close up shot I made mine look blue! (No computer-adjustment on the color.)




BTW, I'm not too crazy about the black wheels, although I do think it looks better with the black top.
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Too much black. Your seal grey and grey top looks great, though.
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i like the black wheels. certainly not for everyone i guess.
i think a matte or semi-gloss finish would be even better
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Just my opinion, but I don't think the black looks right with the color of your car. I like the silver much better. I think the black ones might like nice on a black car though.
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djomlas, thanks for the PS effort, love the clear tail lights and smarkers (next mods) Wheel lip in the body color might help

turbo23dog, jwilson95, I tend to agree, I do believe the wheels are lost, color wheel caps might help to break it up

LoveBunny, agreed, black wheels probably belong on a darker car, however, the PS shows with a black top and clear markers, it does bring it together

Like I mentioned, fresh rubber arrives this week which will be mounted on the silver 18's. These are going back on.

Up in the air whether to keep or sell 'em now. Is anyone interested? PM me if you are.

Thanks for the comments
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I replaced the black wheel caps with color'd crests. I think it gives my car an improved look over the straight black. What do you think? Also, I learned that that the low point of the crest is suppose to point directly at the valve stem. Who knew Porsche would have such specifics about the wheel caps.

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Have you thought about leaving a standard crest unpainted while painting around it black? This does break up the black a bit. Here is a pic of mine.

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I replaced the black wheel caps with color'd crests. I think it gives my car an improved look over the straight black. What do you think? Also, I learned that that the low point of the crest is suppose to point directly at the valve stem. Who knew Porsche would have such specifics about the wheel caps.
that is a step in the wrong direction.
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that is a step in the wrong direction.
I think the color crest center caps (in person) look much better
than the straight black, however, I'm not impressed with the
overall look of black rims on my seal gray Boxster. Replacing
tomorrow with fresh rubber on my aftermarkets.

With that in mind, is anyone familiar with Antyre tires?
I purchased 4 for less $88 bucks a piece including shipping.
Antye is owned by a Chinese company, however, the tires
are manufactured in the U.K.

Link to the tires

They sound cheap, however, I got a REALLY good deal on them.
Similar load and ratings of a tire 2 to even 3 times as expensive.
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Ahhh, back to normal, silver wheels back on. Anyone interested in ready to mount black wheels, matching caps, and tires, I have them tucked away in my garage, PM me.
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