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Old 01-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question APEX ARC-8 color choices - which one?

Ok, so I am thinking i will go 17x9 square. Below are the images of my car. Obviously the pic with the stock wheels is how it sits now. Since I may downsize from 18 to 17, I am leaning towards going with one of the darker options as I feel it will make the size drop not as noticeable.

Did a quick photoshop. Which color do you think is best for my silver zhp?...
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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darker rims look smaller IMO
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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and is there a reason why you're not going with 18's?
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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and is there a reason why you're not going with 18's?
Mainly cost of tires. I plan to autocross it about a half dozen times or so this year and comparing apples to apples (Hankook RS3) the 18 inch 255s are $400 more total than the 17s. Not that it's much, but the rims are about $200 less as well for all 4.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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silver.

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #6
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silver.

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Hmm, so you don't like black?
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Anthracite.

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #8
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #9
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Gabe - out of curiosity is it that you don't like black wheels on just E46's or ANY car?
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Gabe - out of curiosity is it that you don't like black wheels on just E46's or ANY car?
He used to have black ARC-8s.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #11
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He likes them on my car
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #12
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Can't go wrong with silver wheels on a silver car! Anthracite also gives a nice contrast, and is great for those who autocross or track a lot and don't want to clean their wheels all time. Satin Black is a hate it or love it color, I personally like it due to the menacing and aggressive tone it gives the car, but I also understand why some people dislike it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #13
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He likes them on my car
Hey so what gives??

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Can't go wrong with silver wheels on a silver car! Anthracite also gives a nice contrast, and is great for those who autocross or track a lot and don't want to clean their wheels all time. Satin Black is a hate it or love it color, I personally like it due to the menacing and aggressive tone it gives the car, but I also understand why some people dislike it.
Yeah I hear you. I have always really liked black wheels on silver and white cars.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #14
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He used to have black ARC-8s.
Interesting...the plot thickens!

I'm actually leaning towards hyper black. A good in between silver and anthracite. From the images it looks like it does pretty cool things dependong on the light. Wish I could see in person first.

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The hyper black looks really nice on a silver car

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The hyper black looks really nice on a silver car

That does look nice indeed! I can see that's your car. Were you considering those at one time or just messing around?
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The hyper black looks really nice on a silver car

So is the hyper black more of a gray? It doesn't look black at all. What am I missing here?
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So is the hyper black more of a gray? It doesn't look black at all. What am I missing here?
It is very similar to the "black chrome" used on the stock E46 M3 18" wheels, but a bit brighter/lighter. I believe it is a silver-ish top coat painted over a black base coat. Anyone can feel free to correct me on that if I'm wrong.
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Hyper Black! Do it


Thats exactly the way I went (17x9 square for tire cost/rotation) and absolutely love it. Been nothing but happy and felt a noticeable improvement from the 7+lb heavier 18" Style 71's

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