: Anybody have black rims on their car?



IceDigger
06-06-07, 11:43 AM
Curious as to how they would look on my stealth grey cts-v.

Anybody have any pictures of black rims on a stealth grey car?

theloanman219
06-06-07, 11:51 AM
no but that is what I originaly wanted. Then I was thinking of having them powder coated the same color with a polished lip.

MWD
06-06-07, 05:17 PM
no but that is what I originaly wanted. Then I was thinking of having them powder coated the same color with a polished lip.

That would look very nice! I contemplated doing just that with painted Kinesis 3-piece wheels, but $$$.

I ended up getting a set from ebay for 1/2 price that were p/c black, so I'll have to take some pics.

Michael

Ross DeVore
06-06-07, 09:13 PM
I have an 04 with a set of black powdercoated rims. Got the 07 black centers for them as well.

theloanman219
06-06-07, 09:41 PM
Curious as to how they would look on my stealth grey cts-v.

Anybody have any pictures of black rims on a stealth grey car?

key words "stealth gray"

FLCADDYADVISOR
06-07-07, 03:45 PM
The factory wheels chromed look good the factory wheels powdercoated black=ricey

gergreg
06-07-07, 05:01 PM
One of my pet peeves is someone refers to the entire wheel as a 'rim'. The rim consists of the area that directly touches or is close to the tire. Or am I wrong?

LV_V
06-07-07, 05:25 PM
One of my pet peeves is someone refers to the entire wheel as a 'rim'. The rim consists of the area that directly touches or is close to the tire. Or am I wrong?
I consider a rim to be the entire metal part, also referred to by most as "wheel". For your entertainment, here is an excerpt from wikipedia's definition:

In recent times, the custom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custom)aftermarket (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftermarket) wheel has become a status symbol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_symbol). These wheels are often incorrectly referred to as "rims (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rim)." The term "rim" is incorrect because the rim is only a portion of a wheel, just as with a coffee cup or meteor crater. When a rim is fitted by a mechanic, this process is called a 'rimjob'. These "rims" have a great deal of variation, and are often very shiny. Some custom "rims" include a bearing-mounted, free-spinning disc which continues to rotate by inertia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertia) after the automobile is stopped. In slang, these are referred to as "Spinners (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinner_%28wheel%29)" [3] (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=spinners).

1MEANV
06-08-07, 01:24 AM
here is mine

RamAir02
06-08-07, 10:28 AM
beautiful wheels...who makes them?

The Tony Show
06-08-07, 12:00 PM
I like how no one has caught the vandalism in that Wikipedia entry yet. Somebody slipped in the "rimjob" joke... Haha.


In recent times, the custom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custom)aftermarket (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftermarket) wheel has become a status symbol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_symbol). These wheels are often incorrectly referred to as "rims (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rim)." The term "rim" is incorrect because the rim is only a portion of a wheel, just as with a coffee cup or meteor crater. When a rim is fitted by a mechanic, this process is called a 'rimjob'. These "rims" have a great deal of variation, and are often very shiny. Some custom "rims" include a bearing-mounted, free-spinning disc which continues to rotate by inertia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertia) after the automobile is stopped. In slang, these are referred to as "Spinners (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinner_%28wheel%29)" [3] (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=spinners).

That's the hilarious thing about Wikipedia- since anyone can edit an entry, people are always vandalizing entries like this. I can see it now: Old lady needs a new wheel, so she researches it on Wikipedia, then goes to her dealer and tells the Service Writer she needs a rim job. :histeric:

MWD
06-08-07, 01:01 PM
One of my pet peeves is someone refers to the entire wheel as a 'rim'. The rim consists of the area that directly touches or is close to the tire. Or am I wrong?

The leading Oxford English definition is a circular object that revolves on an axle, fixed below a vehicle to enable it to move along or forming part of a machine.

So Poindexterly, the wheel includes the whole circular object including the rubber. The value of a word or lexicon is measured by its ability to succinctly and accurately convey meaning.

If you asked two questions to the greater population:
1. Anyone have black rims on their car?
2. Anyone have black wheels on their V?

Which do you suppose would carry the highest percentage of accurate comprehension?

Michael

LV_V
06-08-07, 01:40 PM
The leading Oxford English definition is a circular object that revolves on an axle, fixed below a vehicle to enable it to move along or forming part of a machine.

So Poindexterly, the wheel includes the whole circular object including the rubber. The value of a word or lexicon is measured by its ability to succinctly and accurately convey meaning.

If you asked two questions to the greater population:
1. Anyone have black rims on their car?
2. Anyone have black wheels on their V?

Which do you suppose would carry the highest percentage of accurate comprehension?

Michael
reeeeeeeems mang!

LV_V
06-08-07, 01:45 PM
I like how no one has caught the vandalism in that Wikipedia entry yet. Somebody slipped in the "rimjob" joke... Haha.

That's the hilarious thing about Wikipedia- since anyone can edit an entry, people are always vandalizing entries like this. I can see it now: Old lady needs a new wheel, so she researches it on Wikipedia, then goes to her dealer and tells the Service Writer she needs a rim job. :histeric:
I was just waiting for someone to catch that LOL.

Just so glad it was you, Tony :highfive: