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Old 07-29-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default Lets get the new week started: Black Wheels or Not

Black wheels are all the rage this year, but will it carry? Do you think they cheapen the look to you, or do they scream contemporary.
Will they last or is this just a fad.

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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Like them. Ordered them on my silver C7.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #4
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Black wheels are all the rage this year, but will it carry? Do you think they cheapen the look to you, or do they scream contemporary.
Will they last or is this just a fad.
I think black wheels give it a more sporty/aggressive look. Chrome a more classy look. I am going for AW with red interior Z51 vert (black top), red calipers.

Still on the fence for the black wheels and black mirrors/spoiler... or I go chrome wheels and white mirrors and spoiler...
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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The ONLY color for my Torch Red Z51
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:19 AM   #6
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Black wheels = younger generation

Chrome = Old farts
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
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I do not love or hate Black, but I put hate because I prefer Aluminum or Chrome.

I actually have Black on my 911, but I would not have picked them. Everyone else loves them. I think black looks better when it has a Polished lip and it only looks good on certain colors. Blue with Black looks terrible, white or red looks good.

By the way the painted wheels chip to easy also and despite what you may think I find them more difficult to keep clean than Aluminum or Chrome.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:25 AM   #8
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VY over black around jet black. Actually my wife's first choice, too. Plus she wants the stick! God love her.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:28 AM   #9
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Dude, I'm officially classified as an old fart. At this age, a benefit is they just turn to dust ! But the question is, do the black wheels just make me feel younger, or look as if I know how to properly dress the car? Or both ???

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Speaking of black wheels, do you have a larger pic of that white Z51 from your avatar? Wow. Black wheels make this car look more like an exotic than it already does.
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Dude, I'm officially classified as an old fart. At this age, a benefit is they just turn to dust ! But the question is, do the black wheels just make me feel younger, or look as if I know how to properly dress the car? Or both ???
Either way I'd want to give you a high five. Congrats!
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:32 AM   #12
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I much prefer the look of chrome or high polished wheels so I'm not a real fan of all black wheels. If they just have a black center and a high polished lip, I think they look much better.
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I'm 50...not sure if that's young or old...
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:42 AM   #14
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The black wheel haters are the same guys who put polished stainless steel all over these cars with 2 sided tape.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:50 AM   #15
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #16
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Black wheels look great and will be on my C7.

Not a huge fan of chrome on the C7, but respect that is what some ladies and gents like.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #17
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I voted "Love Them" since this is the C7 section. The C7 with all the other black accents looks great with black wheels. Now for the C5 & C6 I prefer chrome in most cases. There are a few C5s & C6s here, imo, that look good with black wheels but most of those have aggressive mods that add to the "look" that makes the black rims fit.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:02 PM   #18
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I think it depends on the body color. Bright body colors pop with the black wheels, as does the red or yellow calipers. I feel the VVT option, (carbon black spoilers & mirror) are a bit too much black with those wheels, so that's about the only option I left off.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #19
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Black wheels were a fad 40 years ago, all we did was take off the hub caps.

That being said, I like the black wheels on certain colors. I prefer polished aluminum wheels with a clear coat finish, since they were not offered I ordered chrome wheels. I did respond to an offer here on CF, someone selling a set of black Z51 wheels when he gets the C7. I will buy them if the price is right.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #20
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Like stated above, with all the black vents, black wheels look good on this car. I am 27 and would almost rather go chrome. Black does look good on the c7 but I'm just personally burnt out on them. Black wheels were huge in the tuner car scene. I want to see some nice gunmetal wheels on the car.
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