View Full Version : Opinions on wheel color

11-03-2012, 05:38 PM
I'm really having a hard time deciding on what to do with these wheels. Paint them or not. So I'm asking to be peer pressured.

The choices are white, black, or leave them the color they are. All look good to me. If I go black I'm using a high gloss. The easy thing is to leave them alone and just put tires on them. Which is really what I'm leaning toward.

They are 5 spoke OEM style GTS wheels. I tried to find pictures with the same style wheel for comparison.

If anyone has there own pictures to contribute please do so.

These are the wheels I bought.











11-03-2012, 06:16 PM
I like the black, that since that is almost identical to what your car looks like... Yeah, they will look good.

I don't think I had seen that style of GT wheel before, it looks just like the GT-S wheels. I like them.

11-03-2012, 07:34 PM
I personally would go with the black or gun metal grey. I think that looks great against the red. My second choice would be leaving them silver. I've go a feeling that the white would be bitch to keep clean.

11-03-2012, 07:38 PM
That last pic looks like Silence's old car..... I'm digging the gunmetal.

11-03-2012, 08:46 PM
Yeah, the wheel is made by Prime Wheel Co. I looked at their site and apparently they make OEM wheels for Chrysler, Ford, and GM as well as a small aftermarket line. I'm almost convinced they are OEM. I don't think they make the aftermarket wheels any longer. Just need to find out what vehicle they came on.

White would be a pain to keep clean. I'm already a bit OCDish about keeping my car clean. I'm thinking black.

11-03-2012, 09:02 PM
Well they didn't come on any Ford or GM. Must be and aftermarket that they discontinued long ago.

11-03-2012, 09:21 PM
i say gunmetal or black

11-03-2012, 09:33 PM
You can never go wrong with a really dark bronze on red :)

The Captain
11-04-2012, 12:33 AM
Guess I'm the only one who likes white.

11-04-2012, 02:02 AM
And your coffee extra white.

11-04-2012, 09:44 AM
I find the contrast with bright white and bright red to the black of the tire and wheel well tends to make the wheel look smaller than it is -- and at 15 inches they're already fairly small. I'd tend towards a darker silver or gunmetal. Depending upon the shade of your new paint job, that dark bronze suggestion could also work quite nicely.

11-04-2012, 04:37 PM
IMO white wheels make a car look like more of a toy, kind of a Honda-with-15s thing. If you want a more aggressive look I'd go with gunmetal or bronze, for a more oem look, silver.

11-04-2012, 05:48 PM
I definitely love the contrast with white wheels, but they will be a bitch to keep clean. I would vote for gunmetal or bronze as well.

The Captain
11-04-2012, 06:54 PM
Well, the WRC car had white wheels. Jus' sayin'

11-04-2012, 07:29 PM
I don't think I'd call the last set of wheels black, if anything that's more a gunmetal color. I dig a matte or flat black. Plus, you don't notice brake dust and what not as quickly.

11-04-2012, 09:41 PM
I think I'll mount a couple to one side of the car and see what I think.

11-05-2012, 05:17 PM
Personally the last picture does it for me, black/flat black/gunmetal would be my picks. You could always plactic-dip them, see how you feel about it, and then peel it off if you don't like it or make a real decision ;)

Also, I had white rims on my old Tiburon, I loved the way it looked with a white car but they were a serious b*@#t to keep clean!

11-05-2012, 05:22 PM
I dig the black/gunmetal black.

11-05-2012, 06:52 PM
I like white but i could be a bit prejudiced as I love the rims on my car .... :D

11-06-2012, 05:39 PM
You guys are all lame.

Flat black on wheels like that make them look cheap and ricey. White on red is just dead sexy. It has to be red. White on red. Not sure why, maybe its from way back when, Plays red alltrac with his white wheels.

White or silver. Not digging the gunmetal, black (pretty much any darker colors on red).

11-06-2012, 06:03 PM
I don't like black wheels or really dark ones either.

11-06-2012, 06:32 PM
Next Celica I buy will be red, I miss that color.

The Captain
11-07-2012, 03:58 AM
This color seems most appropriate.


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