Wheel poll

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by buddyg, Oct 17, 2020.


What color for the wheels

  1. Leave as is

    43 vote(s)
  2. Paint Gloss Black to match the roof

    27 vote(s)
  3. Paint Satin Black

    11 vote(s)
  1. buddyg

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    So I intended all along to have my wheels painted in gloss black to match the roof. Now I am not sure as I don’t mind the way the look right now.

    Can someone photoshop this pic in gloss black and a satin black?

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  3. SoCal to az

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    When you were showing your car as it was getting prepped- I thought to myself man that car would look even hotter with darker wheels. :)
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  4. soulsea

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    #3 soulsea, Oct 17, 2020
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    I'm super ocd about having too many colors/finishes on one car ... so my vote is for painting your oem wheels gloss black to match the roof.

    And while you're there lower it a bit on stock springs and slap some novitec spacers on her.

    Then sit back and enjoy perfection.

    Like the TDF parked behind ya. :)
  5. Il Co-Pilota

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    Definitely gloss if you want to do black. Satin won't go with anything and the wheels just becomes invisible and a mismatch.

    If you track or do spirited driving, think long and hard before lowering it. Should you choose to do so, make damn sure it is done on corner scales. Just lowering based on.looks can seriously impact handling in a bad way. It does not take much to offset the weight bias in the wrong direction.

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  6. Gh21631

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    Satin will be more dark gray vs. black. It is the same optional finish as on the stock wheels. It will work on your car even with the gloss black roof.
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  8. AD211

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    ^^^^^ this all day long. Beautiful car btw.

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  9. mdrums

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    Yes gloss black to match roof.

    These F8’s sit up so high...look at that huge gap in the rear wheel you can drop 20mm and be ok or install Novitec springs. I just did Novitec springs on my 488 with around a 25mm rides and handles even better than stock. Looks a lot better too
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  10. up4speed

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    I personally would like charcoal on the wheels, but red on the roof.
    However, it's your car, definitely do what makes you happy. But since you asked, out the options you gave, I voted to match the wheels to the roof. I think that would look kind of hot, and mean!
  11. superfluous

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  13. racerdj

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    Leave the wheels alone! Just ceramic coat and hose off when dirty.
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  14. ShadowLAP

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    I agree with RacerDJ. I have black wheels on one of my Corvettes and they show road/brake dust after driving for a few miles. Silver/gray will hide the dust and require fewer cleanings.
  15. Viperjoe

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    Notwithstanding the comments about cleaning, your car is screaming for gloss black wheels!
  16. ScrappyB

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    Silver looks much nicer in my opinion.
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  17. mdrums

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    Buddy, I posted this in your other take and preference for your car because it has a gloss black roof, and other black details is that....

    I would do gloss black wheels to tie it all in. Your wheels have such an open design that the gloss black would look best on them and the body lines of the F8 would show up even more.

    Very very rarely do I suggest gloss black wheels but for your car they'd be perfect.
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  18. F140C

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    Leave them as they are, they look good on a red car.
  19. GT2goneF

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    So... Asking here you will get a myriad of answers and you will probably be left the same way you started. Go with what your gut tells you. The car will look beautiful, nearly with every possible color combination. The beauty of it all is that, if you don't like it, you could still powder coat or paint them in another color. Those are my two cents.
  20. GT2goneF

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    So I couldn't find a red F8 with black wheels but found the closes two (488 and a Pista). I think these are Satin as well. They are hard to find in gloss black. (I think these are Satin). I have heard gloss is coming back so maybe you should go the gloss black route.

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  21. Ronin74

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    I would go with Satin. You’ll see more definition in the wheels. Gloss black tends to lose the detail.
  22. Simon^2

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    Except it's not a TDF...
  23. soulsea

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  24. GT2goneF

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    it was just a TIC comment to say that the F8 stood out quite a little too much or didn't belong in that crowd (of other cars).
  25. Alcav5

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    I agree, tired of black wheels. Connotates radical teenager to me. :mad: They take the eye right to them and the gorgeous body gets cheated... :(

    The dark grey I do like...:cool:
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  26. Mikael-F360

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    Like someone wise once said:

    "Do whatever you like, it's your car. But don't black out the wheels!"
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