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      07-07-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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What color VMR V710s to go with? Gunmetal or Black?

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[img]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/VMR/VMR-V710-Gunmetal-3.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/VMR/VMR-V710-Gunmetal-2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/VMR/VMR-V710-Gunmetal-1.jpg[/img]

I am getting 18"

replace the **** with m o d b a r g a i n s..
if you have pictures of your car on gunmetal v710s in 18" I would like to see because I cant find many pictures

my car is TiAg btw
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Gunmetal. Be different.
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Gunmetal. Be different.
I feel like gunmetal makes the wheels look smaller and black makes them look bigger since the color of the tire and rims blend together
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Gunmetal. Be different.
I feel like gunmetal makes the wheels look smaller and black makes them look bigger since the color of the tire and rims blend together
It's true if you aren't too low, but it's your call. I just powdered my wheels in gloss black and am going to probably powder them something else this fall to make them stand out.
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It's true if you aren't too low, but it's your call. I just powdered my wheels in gloss black and am going to probably powder them something else this fall to make them stand out.
heres a bad pic of the height of my car

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I'd go gunmetal since your car looks more like the second pic, your tints not too dark, and no black top so imo gunmetal ftw
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I got black rims for my E46 and I have grown to hate them. They never show up in pictures because they are always in shadow. I like the gunmetal much better.
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I'd go gunmetal since your car looks more like the second pic, your tints not too dark, and no black top so imo gunmetal ftw
I have carbon fiber accents though; front splitter and trunk lip/spoiler

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I have v710's in dark gunmetal. It's halfway between the two.

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I have v710's in dark gunmetal. It's halfway between the two.

its not one of the choices for 18s
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gunmetal! moarrrr contrast!
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wouldn't black give more contrast?
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Gunmetal for sure! Black kind of deads out the car.
but you have black rims lol
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wouldn't black give more contrast?
I meant contrast only on the wheels, not contrast with the whole car, sorry I didn't clearly specify, sorryyyyy OP .

I think black would just look black at night or day, there isn't a light black or a darker black. (It'd just be shades of grey.. wouldn't it be?)

The metallic gunmetal will give a nice grey shine in the light or get pretty close to black in the dark, hence I meant here the more contrast.

The black looks nice on a lot of cars, dont get me wrong, but on a silver car i think the gunmetal will look a lot better IMO.

See how theres a spot of white light reflecting off the gunmetal? that doesn't really happen for the black. (you'd know better since I'm assuming you took the pics.)
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I'll buy your stock wheels if you decide to sell them when you get your VMR's.
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I meant contrast only on the wheels, not contrast with the whole car, sorry I didn't clearly specify, sorryyyyy OP .

I think black would just look black at night or day, there isn't a light black or a darker black. (It'd just be shades of grey.. wouldn't it be?)

The metallic gunmetal will give a nice grey shine in the light or get pretty close to black in the dark, hence I meant here the more contrast.

The black looks nice on a lot of cars, dont get me wrong, but on a silver car i think the gunmetal will look a lot better IMO.

See how theres a spot of white light reflecting off the gunmetal? that doesn't really happen for the black. (you'd know better since I'm assuming you took the pics.)
Thanks for your response I understand. I'm just used to black and how it matches with my carbon fiber stuff but I think I'll go gunmetal
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