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Luxstang goes old school
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My 285/40/18 rear tires have run out of tread and have not been street legal for some time now so I have decided to swap wheels and go old school for a while before I spend a big chunk of money on two tires.
I spraybombed my old Magnums matte black, cleaned the tires and the white letters and put everything on the car.
Looks kinda badass but I still like the modern rims better.
It's funny how it completely changes the look of the car. It looks less lowered and less "designed".
The big rims make it stand out. Like this it is only another convertible.
What's your take on this?

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#2
I like this look. I see all types of cars with big wheels and tires. This look with the blacked-out Magnums is unique. It really brings out or helps to draw attention to all the other black on your car.

Just my 2cents...

Ray

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#3
You hardly see big wheels on vintage cars here in Europe.

I wonder what it looks like with the top up. Haven't tried that yet.

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#4
I've never been a big fan of blacked out wheels, but these aren't horrible or anything. Wink

Personally, I would've blacked out just the centers, and left the chrome rings alone - then they would've looked a lot like your 18"s to the casual observer. It also would've tied in the chrome (bumpers) as well as all of the black-out trim you have on the car as well.

Hey - it's still a good look, and at least keeps you on the road while you're waiting for new tires. thumb

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#5
I like it. Makes it look aggressive!

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(06-17-2014, 10:12 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Personally, I would've blacked out just the centers, and left the chrome rings alone -

I couldn't do that. The only reason I painted them was that one rim started to rust, one was pitted and the other two had been scuffed by the previous owner who had already painted them silver.
I tried to restore them, removed the POs paint, painted the black triangles and polished the crap out of the rest but they were too far gone to be saved.
I just did not want to put them on in that nasty condition as it would have degraded the whole car.

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#7
Not bad! Could look pretty neat with blacked out bumpers and windshield trim. Not telling you to spray paint your bumpers and trim, but it would be a cool look.

Kevin

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On a side note: I did black out the windshield trim a few months ago with Plasti Dip but I had to remove it last weekend. I preferred the black trim by the way.

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luxstang;184465 Wrote:
(06-17-2014, 10:12 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Personally, I would've blacked out just the centers, and left the chrome rings alone -

I couldn't do that. The only reason I painted them was that one rim started to rust, one was pitted and the other two had been scuffed by the previous owner who had already painted them silver.
I tried to restore them, removed the POs paint, painted the black triangles and polished the crap out of the rest but they were too far gone to be saved.
I just did not want to put them on in that nasty condition as it would have degraded the whole car.

Kinda figured as much, and good call. You did a great job getting them painted/cleaned up - like I said, it's still a good look even though I'm lukewarm on blacked-out wheels. thumb

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I think it looks badass personally.

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