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Can anyone explain what the difference is between the aluminum wheel and the painted wheel. I've looked at the photos and they look pretty much the same to me. Is there some advantage of one over the other???
 

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One is silver one is dark grey I have yet to see a real clear picture of both side by side but if you go with the Dark Grey you get to wait a bit longer for your car now how's that for a feature LOL


 

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The difference is paint.

I know some people can't be bothered but I think an industrious person with about $50 of Bar-b-que paint could accomplish the same thing.

I don't plan on keeping the stock wheels or brakes on very long so I'm glad my car does not have that option.
 

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I like the look of the dark wheels on the lighter colored cars but think it's ridiculous to spend $400 for a different color on the wheels and calipers.
 

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So, do the non-painted wheels still have a clear coat?

And I agree, I am astonished that they want $400 just for some paint. That's why I asked the question.
 

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I've looked into getting a Performance Blue ST with the silver wheels or a Molten Lava with the dark wheels. The second iteration will cost $1000 more than the first and only because of color choices. That is insane.
 

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Anyone know the stock rim weight? To me, if they're relatively heavy (which I would assume they will be), that would be throwing away money to get them painted for what would then essentially be winter rims. G2 caliper kit is like $42, so that would save $360 or so to me.
 

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Ok then,
I will be getting the silver wheels however I can have them painted for free.
What is your opinion about wheel color on a Molten Orange car?
Should they remain Silver or should I have them painted the Dark Gray or Black?

Dave
 

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Please don't paint them black. Black wheels have become completely played out plus it is hard to see the detail in the wheels due to the dark color.
 

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Ok then,
I will be getting the silver wheels however I can have them painted for free.
What is your opinion about wheel color on a Molten Orange car?
Should they remain Silver or should I have them painted Argent or Black?

Dave
Genuine question: "argent" just means "silver". Is it a different shade, or is it a matte finish or something?
 

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Genuine question: "argent" just means "silver". Is it a different shade, or is it a matte finish or something?
To my knowledge Ford Argent has referred to a darker than silver.
Maybe it was a poor choice of terms (so I changed it).

The three choices I have are:
Leave them the stock Silver.
Paint to the optional Dark Gray.
Paint them Black.

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To my knowledge Ford Argent has referred to a darker than silver.
Maybe it was a poor choice of terms (so I changed it).

The three choices I have are:
Leave them the stock Silver.
Paint to the optional Dark Gray.
Paint them Black.

Dave
Ahh, I see. Sorry, wasn't trying to be pedantic.

Marketing terms make fools of us all.
 

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I am sorry,
I just can't decide, I think they would all look good.
The only thought I have right now is that Black Wheels makes the car look Mean, in my opinion.
My wife is no help, if was costing me money she would say, "Leave it alone" but since it is free, all I get is "It's your car, do what you want".
So I am asking for a little help with your opinions.


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I am sorry,
I just can't decide, I think they would all look good.
The only thought I have right now is that Black Wheels makes the car look Mean, in my opinion.
My wife is no help, if was costing me money she would say, "Leave it alone" but since it is free, all I get is "It's your car, do what you want".
So I am asking for a little help with your opinions.


Dave
Personally, I agree that black is a little played out. A dark gray would be nice, perhaps?

Black would look too Halloween-y.
 

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Dark Gray is my opinion.
 

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Black and Orange would be in season for Oct. but after that it might get old. Black is a classic color and never really goes out of style.. that said I tend toward the Grey or Hyper blacks with wheels so I say go Grey ..
And as you know it is YOUR car so what ever color you like will be fine.. maybe a poll would help ?? :cyclops:
 
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