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post #3091 of 14744
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post

I respectfully disagree with this. The murdered out look provides no contrast whatsoever, and makes the car look like a big black blob with no discerning features. Especially with rims, I find black rims pointless since you can't tell the design unless it catches the light in the right way, otherwise your $1000/pc rims just disappears into a black hole and looks no better than a spray-bombed set of $89 reps at a glance.
At the same time, overuse of chrome trim can be tacky but not as obviously so as blacked out trim. I'd like to see more use of brushed metal trim.

I'm not even here to defend my car but I think you need glasses bro. Are looking at all these car with black rims in a dark parking garage? Pics does most cars no justice because you can't see the lines and curves that makes the car what it is. I'll use my car as example, the rims are matte gunmetal so it doesn't really blend in with the polished and shiny body of the car. The grill itself is matte too with polished surrounds, provides a distinguishable design there. And that is pretty much the only things I changed unless you actually think the orange reflectors on the side is a visual improvement? To each his own but the reasoning of having a big blob of a car because there is no chrome surround around the grill and you can't see the wheels when there are no light just seems a bit ridiculous.
post #3092 of 14744
Calm down man, I wasn't talking about your car specifically; just the all-black look in general. My non-preference for the murdered out look is just my personal taste. I was providing explanation for why someone may not prefer the look. Even with the different finishes and gloss, pictures or in real life, I still find the look to be one-note.

My personal design aesthetic in general (cars, clothes, interior design, etc.) is about contrast. For instance gunmetal rims I like since you can still see some semblance of detail in them, but I still much prefer to see them on white cars than black just for that visual contrast.
post #3093 of 14744
Why do people always assume I'm mad just because I reply with more than 2 sentences. lol8[1].gif

Like I said, i'm not really trying to defend my car (just used it as an example) but just understand your reasoning. We just disagree on the look, it's all subjective anyways so not a big deal. I can understand the contrast but to me, it's still about seeing it person and not just a quick glimpse but actually look at it. Kind of like the Aventador, it can be all black but that design distinction is still there. The lines, the angles, the curves, etc... it's what makes the car what it is. I also like it that black can be subdued or aggressive depending how you look at it. But again, to each his own.
post #3094 of 14744
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post


I respectfully disagree with this. The murdered out look provides no contrast whatsoever, and makes the car look like a big black blob with no discerning features. Especially with rims, I find black rims pointless since you can't tell the design unless it catches the light in the right way, otherwise your $1000/pc rims just disappears into a black hole and looks no better than a spray-bombed set of $89 reps at a glance.
At the same time, overuse of chrome trim can be tacky but not as obviously so as blacked out trim. I'd like to see more use of brushed metal trim.


Different strokes for different folks i suppose. I strongly disagree with the black rim blob thing, i think a 7k set of chrome rims just looks "ghetto" or gaudy. .Oh and ferrari and lambo as well as porsche and corvette dont have any ss or chrome trim on em from factory. ive never heard anyone comment on a black lamborghini murcielago as looking like a blob or not having discerning features 

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post #3095 of 14744
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

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Looks good, I like that the wheels are anthracite and not completely black.
post #3096 of 14744
im a big fan of blacked out cars, as long as it's not taken to the extreme, aka, tinted tail lights.
post #3097 of 14744
I like the blacked out Z4 RFX, wish I saw more of them in NY.

Does anyone in the NYC area know any places to get on a track? Other than Monticello?
post #3098 of 14744
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Originally Posted by Berzerk91 View Post

I like the blacked out Z4 RFX, wish I saw more of them in NY.
Does anyone in the NYC area know any places to get on a track? Other than Monticello?

road course or drag strip?
 

 

post #3099 of 14744
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

im a big fan of blacked out cars, as long as it's not taken to the extreme, aka, tinted tail lights.


yaa i didnt wanna get to nuts either lol. . (the stupid c6r skull was only for an event)

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post #3100 of 14744
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

im a big fan of blacked out cars, as long as it's not taken to the extreme, aka, tinted tail lights.

Don't like those tinted tails and headlights either. Aesthetically, I'm pretty much done. Just waiting for a spring that is compatible with the new N20 engine and maybe some tuning here and there to squeeze out more power and a SmartTop.
post #3101 of 14744
yeah i think your car looks nice. looks more aggressive and not too murdered out.

just needs a drop and it'll look really nice.
post #3102 of 14744
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

BMW has massive volume and dumps their product on the US market to be 20% cheaper than the p car.

Porsche produces far more 911s than BMW does M3s. In fact they sell more 911s than the entire BMW M lineup.
post #3103 of 14744
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Originally Posted by Kookz View Post

Porsche produces far more 911s than BMW does M3s. In fact they sell more 911s than the entire BMW M lineup.

Cool. You completely misconstrued my entire statement. I am talking about units and you're talking about badges.
post #3104 of 14744
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Originally Posted by Kookz View Post

Porsche produces far more 911s than BMW does M3s. In fact they sell more 911s than the entire BMW M lineup.

Cool. You completely misconstrued my entire statement. I am talking about units and you're talking about badges.
post #3105 of 14744

i drive a 2.0TD volkswagen scirocco and love it to bits, smooth to drive and never had a problem with it yet, fingers crossed lol

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