Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?


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    Black V8 R8 - Silver OEM alloys or black alloys?

    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.

    What’s 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 it’s OEM, how it came out the garage. I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to change it as it will ruin the Audi look it was born with.

    What’s your opinion guys?

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


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    I prefer the silver look on a black car. Maybe a gunmetal finish as well. Black on black is a bit much in my opinion, but it's your car so go with what you like best.

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

    100% biased LoL, see avatar.
    Black/Gold 09 V8 Coupe R-Tronic. Black/Gold 05 Race prep'd Yamaha R1.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fasteddy91 View Post
    I prefer the silver look on a black car. Maybe a gunmetal finish as well. Black on black is a bit much in my opinion, but it's your car so go with what you like best.

    Yeah I agree with you. I’ll see down the line. Might buy a second set of rims and get them done black so have the option of both


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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveL View Post
    100% biased LoL, see avatar.
    Haha which do you prefer?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by jhm.17 View Post
    Haha which do you prefer?


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    Originals were gloss black, changed to gold forgeline when I went from OEM 19" to these at 20".
    Black/Gold 09 V8 Coupe R-Tronic. Black/Gold 05 Race prep'd Yamaha R1.

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

    Originals were gloss black, changed to gold forgeline when I went from OEM 19" to these at 20". I was happy with the gloss black.
    Black/Gold 09 V8 Coupe R-Tronic. Black/Gold 05 Race prep'd Yamaha R1.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveL View Post
    Originals were gloss black, changed to gold forgeline when I went from OEM 19" to these at 20".
    I see, how did you find the gloss black look?

    Also. How’s the ride on 20”?


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

    The roads are terrible here so no difference on ride quality (I have magride suspension which helps). I liked the black but wanted to go black/gold to match my motorcycle.
    Black/Gold 09 V8 Coupe R-Tronic. Black/Gold 05 Race prep'd Yamaha R1.

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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.

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