Charcoal Colored Saleens?

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  1. HuskerGT

    HuskerGT Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking about some new wheels recently and saw that AM now has charcoal colored Saleen style wheels.
    Any thoughts on these on a black car? Don't particularly like the black-on-black look but wondering if these may look good.
    A while back someone did a photoshop of some gunmetal Saleens for me and I thought they looked good.

    http://www.americanmuscle.com/charcoal-saleen-18x9-9404.html
     
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    That was me who did that rendering a while back.

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    Honestly I think wheels on a dark car should be something that stands out. I'm not a big fan of dark colors on black. Chrome or polished would look best.
    However, if you're going to go a dark color, definitely go gunmetal before all black.
     
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    Thanks, Ferocious. I remember asking for that. After some further thought. I'm in agreement with you.
    Thinking also about simple silver FR500s too

    Thanks again for the photoshop.
     
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    I have seen the hypercoated saleens in person on a black car..... and a couple others....

    It looks like dirty chrome wheels to me.... I like it but it bothers me at the same time lol
     
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    Looks good, got any more pics, oilspill? Would like to see pics in different angles & lighting if you have them
     
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    Well until I go back to the garage this is the only one I have. It was more a picture of the trash bag my exhaust collected the other day[​IMG]


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    That's hot.
     
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    There's a few from this morning. Hope that helps you out


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    I like that color almost like a smokey gray.
     
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    Holy Shit man. Nice car. Whats springs and tire size are u running?
     
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    Love that pic too, 5-oh.

    Oilspill: did you get those from AM?
     
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    I am running eibach sport lines and 275/40 all around.

    Husker no I actually got these off Craig's list a while back


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    I think it looks good
     
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    I think they'd look good on black as long as you're not looking for something shiny/flashy.


    you better watch your mouth lol
     
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    I think Hyperblack is best of both worlds. Shiny but not too flashy. Perfect amount imo.
     
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    hahaha
     
  18. HuskerGT

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    Bumpin this back up

    I've had shiny/flashy for a long time with my Chrome Y2Ks. I find myself looking for something different, again LOL.

    Kind of stuck between silver FR500s & these Gunmetal Saleens from AM right now. Since I just bought new 265/35-18 tires I'm going with a sqaure 18x9 setup. I REALLY like the look of the authentic 18x9 R500s on 9838stang's ride. I haven't seen a set of the gunmetals on any SN95s though so I can't give a good evaluation, but I think they'll give me a more sinister look, shit I don't know... spent most of the weekend looking at wheels & hoods on the 'ol interweb. Kinda cross-eyed now...
     
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    I still wish that there was a good durable black chrome myself.
     
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    I feel like FR500s are one of those wheels that have to be staggered to look their best, kinda like bullitts. Also i find silver a little boring but of course it can look good. ultimately it's up to you mang, as I always say you can't go wrong with Saleens.