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View Poll Results: "Ban for no poll?!" What? Had no idea. Ok, here y'go!
Silver 7 50.00%
Matte Grey 7 50.00%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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      01-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Which looks better - grey or silver?

FINAL RESULTS OF 3-DAY POLL:
  • Silver: 7 poll votes + 5 posted votes = 12 total
  • Grey: 7 poll votes + 1 posted vote = 8 total

SILVER WINS, 12 to 8!
Thanks everyone, that actually helped a lot.
Had to pay a vet bill of $1800, a non-CPO (!?$#) repair for $500, and it's still snowing like a mofo here anyway, but when I recover from all that, looks like Silver should be what She's wearing this spring.


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ORIGINAL POLL:
Just curious what kind of comments you have for which colour best suits a Monaco E91, or if I will just get a 50/50 response curve based on personal preference?

Black is too much for my dark Monaco, but I like the "slightly angry" look of the matte grey, and it gives me future options like Blackline, OSS reflector wrap, smoke side lenses and stuff to complement (which I can do regardless)... buuuut then everytime I look at the existing stock OEM silver I think, "hm. that looks good too." Crap.

I quick-and-dirty 'shopped each on the stock pic, also shown. Ignore the gap... Note the "stock / background" pic is "as-is" from the listing when I originally got it. The only visible change so far is I corrected the tint to be 23% all around from whatever was previously on the back-half.

Fire away.


WHEEL:
  • Breyton Race GTS (PHOTOS COURTESY TIRERACK.COM) (I know there are 200 variations on this theme. Miro's etc etc... these are the ones I finally think maybe I might go with...probably.)
  • Matte Grey or Hyper Silver
  • 19" staggered 8.5 et 30, 9.5 et 35 (as I just posted elsewhere I at least finally decided on 19" for sure...)
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I personally like the silver
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I have a monaco e92. Grey for sure.
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      01-19-2013, 11:09 PM   #5
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SCORE:
Silver: 2
Grey: 1 (with references, however)

I think I see where this is going. Ha.


But I do appreciate the opinions! Even with only 3 votes, what it's telling me is, "No wonder I can't decide, they both have merit." My Wife will be happy, she voted silver also.
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I'd take silver.
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Silver for sure
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Hunh. Well THAT was unexpected!
7 to 4 for Silver over Matte Grey (so far). I really thought the matte added a certain flair - notwithstanding at least one of the grey votes is first-hand Monaco-on-Grey experience, so that should really count for at least 2 votes.

There is a VMR studio-pic post in here of a blue-on-grey which I thought looked nice (helping me originally think grey was a good choice) - but I think the blue looks like maybe Montego and the Grey was glossy however, both of which would make a difference in the final look of course.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...32&postcount=3

Okeydoke then... looks like back to the drawing board!
Thanks for the input!
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Silver all day long
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I'd opt for a different style.
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Seems to be settling down at about 2:1 for silver over matte grey.
-----> Silver: 8+4 = 12
-----> Grey: 5+1 = 6
Still surprised, and appreciate the input!

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I'd opt for a different style.
Open to suggestions, what's on your mind?
(or are you just screwing with me... ha)
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