: Black Sunshine



musclesbmf
05-15-11, 09:46 PM
Well, after what seems like an eternity, I finally received my 360 Forged wheels, and I'm quite happy with the results. These are from their new Monobloc series and this is the first monobloc that they did in 21's.
Alain once again hooked me up with a stellar set of wheels which really gave me the look I was after. He built these with custom offsets that I gave him and the rim sits almost flush with the fender.
Front: 21 x 9, 255 30 21 (Falken 452)
Rear: 21 x 11, 295 25 21 (Falken 452)
The entire wheel is finished in satin black powder coat.

(Unfortunately, the pictures don't do the car justice, and my photography is less than good.)
Now on to the good stuff,
Mark

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Stingray23
05-15-11, 09:53 PM
sweet....except for the caliper color.

haterinc
05-15-11, 10:07 PM
Looks awesome man and the cal color like the zr1 is one of my fav parts along with the flat black accents. Did you go with w4m's hx or d3 or fastlane? W4Ms bang for the buckas usual is tough to pass up.

Razorecko
05-15-11, 10:08 PM
Sickest coupe i've seen so far !

Caddy Wagon
05-15-11, 10:16 PM
Gorgeous! What are the offsets if you don't mind?

DoingOK
05-15-11, 10:16 PM
Very nice! I can't wait for my new Forgelines to get here. Car looks sinister.

neuronbob
05-15-11, 10:20 PM
Wow. Simply, wow.

The coupe does the murdered out look VERY well.

Ross L
05-15-11, 11:20 PM
That rear shot is REDICULOUS:drool:

dvandentop
05-15-11, 11:38 PM
looks good mang what exhaust?

chopmeat
05-16-11, 12:31 AM
Can ya kill the photographer? Take an even shot from the side will ya??LOL

Trapspeed
05-16-11, 12:32 AM
Sickest coupe i've seen so far !

Seconded. Lookin' good!!

thatcoder
05-16-11, 02:03 AM
nice. how's the ride on 21s? any rubbing over speed bumps or when cornering?

MReiland
05-16-11, 06:35 AM
That's HOTTTTT!

RichP_CTSV
05-16-11, 07:07 AM
That is just sick.... :thumbsup

musclesbmf
05-16-11, 10:12 AM
Gorgeous! What are the offsets if you don't mind?
No problem, +38 in the front, and +39 in the rear


Can ya kill the photographer? Take an even shot from the side will ya??LOL
Sure I could, but then I wouldn't be around to enjoy the car. Alain is going to send his photographer up to Tampa to do a real shoot, so when I get those pics, I will post them.


nice. how's the ride on 21s? any rubbing over speed bumps or when cornering?
The ride is surprisingly good. Granted, I make sure I miss all the holes in the road :-) No rubbing at all, but that is because the offsets are spot on. The overall diameter of the package is the same as stock.

And thanks everyone for the kind words. I feel like I have a brand new car all over again.

Mark

musclesbmf
05-16-11, 10:15 AM
looks good mang what exhaust?

I have the B&B exhaust with black powder coated tips. In front of that I have Amer racing long tubes. the combination is fantastic.

Mark

kirbyCTSV
05-16-11, 10:29 AM
looks great Mark...have u switched your springs to Eibach yet or u still running the D3s?

Joemontesanto
05-16-11, 10:52 AM
Car looks sweet, bro. Good luck.

musclesbmf
05-16-11, 10:53 AM
Eibachs, with just under 3/8 of a coil trimmed from front. The ride is much firmer and better for me. Like them a lot.
And thanks for the props.

Mark

SecretWeapon
05-16-11, 11:07 AM
Those are devil wheels for sure.

musclesbmf
05-16-11, 11:22 AM
Looks awesome man and the cal color like the zr1 is one of my fav parts along with the flat black accents. Did you go with w4m's hx or d3 or fastlane? W4Ms bang for the buckas usual is tough to pass up.

It is W4M heat exchanger. Like you said, bang for the buck cant be beat.

aj660
05-16-11, 11:52 AM
Your car looks very nice.. now my v-coupe seems a little plain lol

Bookinctsv
05-16-11, 12:27 PM
That coupe is looking great man. And those wheels are sickk.... I know Alain and he did my wheels on my V 20" mesh8... Flat black with a polished lip... And it looks nasty... Very happy that you went with 360, and also with those monoblocs... I have 3 piece and i seem to have a seal problem everytime i change tires. U shuldnt have to worry with monoblocs. Take a look at my profile to see my wheels if you like And tell me what yoy think but again the car is looking sick, you will deffinetly love your more everytime you see it.

musclesbmf
05-16-11, 12:49 PM
That coupe is looking great man. And those wheels are sickk.... I know Alain and he did my wheels on my V 20" mesh8... Flat black with a polished lip... And it looks nasty... Very happy that you went with 360, and also with those monoblocs... I have 3 piece and i seem to have a seal problem everytime i change tires. U shuldnt have to worry with monoblocs. Take a look at my profile to see my wheels if you like And tell me what yoy think but again the car is looking sick, you will deffinetly love your more everytime you see it.

This is my 4th set of 360's and Alain is great to work with. I never had a problem with my previous 3 piece wheels though.
I've seen your car on 6speed and also on here. Looks great for sure!!

Thanks,
Mark

LitiGATOR
05-16-11, 12:52 PM
That looks amazing. I also love the ZR1 blue calipers and am going with the same color.

BlackedouT STS
05-16-11, 02:37 PM
I have the B&B exhaust with black powder coated tips. In front of that I have Amer racing long tubes. the combination is fantastic.

Mark

sound clip PLEASE!!!!:worship:

laynrockers
05-16-11, 02:53 PM
Did you wrap the chrome window trim with Vinyl ?? And who did you use for the grills, and matte black accessories ??

musclesbmf
05-16-11, 03:13 PM
Did you wrap the chrome window trim with Vinyl ?? And who did you use for the grills, and matte black accessories ??
I do everything myself, except I had a guy wrap the chrome trim in matte black vinyl and tint the tail lights. Otherwise, it's all my handy work :-)

Mark

musclesbmf
05-16-11, 03:14 PM
sound clip PLEASE!!!!:worship:

I will try to get one posted this weekend for you.

Mark

King335i
05-16-11, 04:14 PM
My god that's gorgeous.

e6t
05-16-11, 04:17 PM
i like how you left the inside of the fog light ring chrome...

laynrockers
05-16-11, 05:03 PM
I do everything myself, except I had a guy wrap the chrome trim in matte black vinyl and tint the tail lights. Otherwise, it's all my handy work :-)

Mark



Very nice, so for the grills and side vents you painted/wrapped/ordered ?? I just got my V and was going to order all from D3

musclesbmf
05-16-11, 05:16 PM
Those are quality pieces I'm sure, but it was easy enough to do myself. Prepped and painted the grills, lower plastic chins, rear plastic inserts. The emblems and all chrome pieces were wrapped in black vinyl.

Mark

Mike TexaSS
05-16-11, 05:35 PM
Car = SEX!!!

How long did it take to get those wheels??????????

KILLR-V
05-16-11, 07:12 PM
Guys, I can tell you that the pics don't do this car justice. I saw it on Saturday in person and it's the shiznit!!!!!

thebigjimsho
05-16-11, 08:47 PM
Looks fantabulous, d00d!

musclesbmf
05-16-11, 10:30 PM
Car = SEX!!!

How long did it take to get those wheels??????????

Being that this was the first set of 21's, it took some time due to the fact that when I ordered them, they had just placed the order for the forgings, etc. But now they have everything in house so my guess now would be about 6 weeks. I waited a few months, but glad I did because I'm liking these way more than the 3 piece wheels I could have had in 3 to 4 weeks.

Mark

King335i
05-17-11, 03:35 AM
except I had a guy wrap the chrome trim in matte black vinyl and tint the tail lights..

I'm very curious to know, how did he tint the tail lights? Some people on here who have had their tails tinted said that it had to be done in two pieces, is that the case on your car?

musclesbmf
05-17-11, 10:01 AM
I'm very curious to know, how did he tint the tail lights? Some people on here who have had their tails tinted said that it had to be done in two pieces, is that the case on your car?

Yes, two pieces but the seam is "invisible". If the person is good, yo won't see the seam.

Mark

BLitzkrieg
05-17-11, 06:07 PM
I saw the car in person. It is badass oh and BMF is a BMFer

musclesbmf
05-17-11, 10:28 PM
^^^
LOL... thanks man. It was good meeting you. You gave me some great info to boot!!

Mark

BlackCTSV
05-17-11, 10:43 PM
The car looks fantastic! I'm currently looking into the widest possible setup for the rear in 20"... I've had 11" wheels before covered with 295's and the tires seemed stretched out a little bit. Based on your experience, since I'm also looking to drop my car with Eibachs, do you think that you could accommodate 305's without rubbing? (I've also talked to the people at D3 and they said that 12" setups are possible) What do you think?

:-) I've also had experience with 360Forged on my other car... CF center and clearcoated/black lip... 335 tires on 20x12" wheels. But the monoblocs look better on the CTS-V

musclesbmf
05-18-11, 10:25 AM
^^^
Your R8 is fantastic!! Love it.
I've read in other posts where D2 says they can do a 12" in the rear. I would love to see it for sure. I think an 11.5 is easy to fit, but I'm no wheel or fitment expert. I think 12's would be a game of millimeters in clearance.
I think 305's on an 11" wide wheel would be perfect and I wouldn't forsee any rubbing issues with the Eibachs. I'm running those springs now and all is good.

Thanks,
Mark

DoingOK
05-18-11, 12:19 PM
I've had several conversations with D3 (Ro) and Forgeline (Scott) while picking out my wheels. Yes, a 12" wheel will fit back there.....and D3 thinks a 325 will fit. In fact, until last Thursday, that's what D3/ Forgeline was going to build for me. The main problem is there are very few tires out there that would work out for me. We were going to throw a 305x30x20 Toyo T1R (slight stretch) on the car. Availability is poor now so I told them to go ahead and just make the wheel an 11" width which gives me much more options. I ordered Michelin Super Sports for the new Forgelines instead. My main concern was trying to maximize the depth of the stepped-lip on the wheel. The face of the wheel will not change after going to an 11" width.

translux
05-19-11, 09:59 AM
Amazing car, best looking coupe to date!

thebigjimsho
05-19-11, 02:16 PM
Did you buy these from Black Sunshine? I thought he had a V1...

musclesbmf
05-19-11, 04:20 PM
didn't know that was a user name... I got it from the old White Zombie song, "Black Sunshine".
I got these directly from Forged Distributing/360 Forged.

Mark

thebigjimsho
05-19-11, 10:08 PM
I was just kidding ya. It's all I could think of whenever I read the title...

whisler151
05-31-11, 02:01 PM
Beautiful!