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Which wheel on black coupe?

  • Wheel as is

    Votes: 13 56.5%
  • Outer rim brushed aluminum

    Votes: 6 26.1%
  • Outer rim matches center

    Votes: 4 17.4%
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With a raven black coupe and yellow calipers, which wheel option would you vote for. Option 1 = Wheel as shown, Option 2 = brushed aluminum outer, Option 3 = flat black outer. Center is to stay flat black in all 3 options. Cecil......
 

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I like the way you think. I'm thinking of going a similar route on my TG coupe. I voted for the color-matched lip. Would you consider going gloss black on the lip?
 

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I like Option 1 as shown. The outer matches the chrome on the car and it's a lot easier to hide a scuff mark (god forbid that happens) on a chrome/polished lip then it is on a painted one. I'm looking at the same setup on my '11 black sedan.
 

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I like Option 1 as shown. The outer matches the chrome on the car and it's a lot easier to hide a scuff mark (god forbid that happens) on a chrome/polished lip then it is on a painted one. I'm looking at the same setup on my '11 black sedan.
Your right about the scuff marks. I never thought about that. Sometime the curb will move and slam into the wheel. Cecil...........
 

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Cecil,

See, I'm glad I posted the pic of the Forgeline's in your other thread.

I would go with the way it's pictured. Either a chrome or polished lip will never go out of style.

It's just a matter of time before the "colored" lips are history.

PS: All the guys on Corvette Forum get their Forgeline's from a certain vendor. PM me if you need the info to comparative shop.
 

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That was the wheel i was going to get had I not got the ones I have in a deal I couldnt refuse! Those wheels as-is are SWEET!!!!

DO NOT gloss the lip black unless you're going for that blacked out look. I love the break up of the black with the brushed lip.
 

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If you are going to keep your trim chrome, get the chrome lip. But if you black that stuff out, then get the gloss black lip.

Mark
 

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how much are these for the V?
They look like Forgeline DE3P's in which case a set of 20's will set you back $6,000, probably closer to $7,000 by the time you get through with "options".

OP - All black baby. I'd do gloss, I did Matte on my black C6Z and wish I had done gloss afterwards.

 

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I like option 1 with the chrome lip. Both look good tho and will be a good choice either way u go.
 

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#1. Opt for the polished lip instead of chrome. Why? Curb rash and damage is easy and least costly to repair than a chrome rim that mustr be refinished to repair damage. Just something to think about. Forgeline produces well made wheels.
 
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