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 Post subject: The old "help me choose wheel colours" thread (my van)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:38 am 
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This might have been done on just about every car forum, but having just lowered the van, I've neatly edited the wheel colours in Photoshop and badly pasted in a couple of other wheels. Currently, they're just black. but here's some options of blue, grey and black. Click for bigger pictures:

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 Post subject: Re: The old "help me choose wheel colours" thread (my van)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:04 am 
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what do you use the van for?
you want to get some alloy wheels or keep the steel ones?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:06 pm 
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white with gold
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/567031409323102351/
or the other way round gold with silver
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=162195

I could go on
https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw=156 ... tWb_cETHXI

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Isn't the answer usually 'red'?

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morghen wrote:
what do you use the van for?
you want to get some alloy wheels or keep the steel ones?


Work (computer equipment), band equipment, trackday tools, camping.

I like the reassurance of steel wheels as they can be bent to shape if required, and the 185/60/14 tyres are extremely cheap!

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I have seen those white with gold before. I'm not brave enough to know what contrast colours would work. As the van doesn't have any chrome or shiny bits apart from the blue paint, I thought the wheels should match. Even the normal bright silver would look odd to me.

richardb wrote:
Isn't the answer usually 'red'?


Guys, you're supposed to pick from my choices! :dope:

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Silver. Get them banded.

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Silver. Get them banded.


No space! Fronts will only take 5.5J wheels. I still don't think silver would match a van with dark grey plastic and dark blue paint.

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Tyres stretched and neg camber.

I think it needs lighter wheels not dark. At least the rims in Silver and centres the same colour blue as the van

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Tyres stretched and neg camber.

I think it needs lighter wheels not dark. At least the rims in Silver and centres the same colour blue as the van


That's a vote for pic 5 then. My favourite too as there's good contrast between the tyres and rim lip.

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Also I'm not really a fan of the stanced, stretched look on my own cars. I can appreciate the effort when it's done well on certain cars.

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