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    Re: Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptorR8 View Post
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    I had the same thoughts and wound up going with Gunmetal and ended up loving the decision. It goes well with the Carbon blades.
    Looks great!!

    Are they 20s?


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    Re: Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhm.17 View Post
    Hi everyone.

    Just looking for some opinions to be honest.

    My Audi R8 currently is black with the diamond cut rims which I really like.

    Whats your opinion on powder coating the rims black?

    I like the black look, looks stealth and very sporty.

    But at the same time, looks a little bit boy racer.

    Whereas diamond cut silver looks classy and fierce, contrasts well with the black imo.

    I also like it as its OEM, how it came out the garage. Im not sure if its a good idea to change it as it will ruin the Audi look it was born with.

    Whats your opinion guys?

    Heres a couple pics of the two styles (neither are mine but just off autotrader)


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    if you still have chrome accents like the front grill and emblems you're better off with the diamond cut finish.
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    Re: Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    I would go with the black and yellow.

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    Re: Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    On my previous car I switched to gunmetal since it hid the brake dust better than silver. Brake dust hasn't been an issue on my current ride so staying with silver. I also prefer a more basic open design as it's easier to clean and I like being able to see the discs and calipers.
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    Re: Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    I bought a '15. Didn't have a choice on the wheels, but black looks pretty good with red calipers; a little bit more poke than I'd want, but good overall.

    https://www.r8talk.com/forums/5-gene...ml#post1503682
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    Black/black/yellow calipers looks sweet.

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    Re: Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    Tried to delete this post but there wasn't the option to do so
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    Re: Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhm.17 View Post
    Looks great!!

    Are they 20s?


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    Thanks for the compliment jhm.17

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    Re: Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    I was thinking to go like this

    Diamond cut with grey inserts



    Need to find a black car with these on so I know what itll look like !


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    Re: Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    Quote Originally Posted by NTM09 View Post
    I would go with the black and yellow.

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    that looks sick, the yellow headlights and calipers...well executed.
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