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Hi all,

I'm looking at getting the RX-8 rims on my 6MPS (Mazdaspeed 6) painted gloss black but am having trouble finding any pics of black or powedercoat RX-8 rims.
My mate did a photo shop of my rims - what do you think?

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/nickows/black%20rims/

What i'd really like is a picture of how they look in real life. Doesnt have to be on a Mazda 6 - just black RX-8 rims would be fine. Any help/opinions much appreciated

Thanks
 

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ive never seen black rx8 rims but i always like the rx8 rims on our cars. so i say go for it i think it will look great.
 

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I'm thinking an all silver wheel doesn't do much for the MS6. Some form of two tone really stands out to me. Then again, I'm up between the MB Blast/Enkei A&L Racing/Konig Kolor.
 

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I like the way it looks on a white car. I personally would go with flat black and paint the caliper black. Painting a single piston caliper red is ultra ghetto.
 

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I'd try to do just the spokes black, leave the outer rim silver, that'd look awesome![/b]
I did this a couple of years ago.
It looked great but the 18's made the car feel heavy and slow.
I went back to lighter 17's.[attachment=19144:m6.jpg]
 

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I did this a couple of years ago.
It looked great but the 18's made the car feel heavy and slow.
I went back to lighter 17's.[attachment=19144:m6.jpg][/b]
Aren't the 18" OEM RX8 rims no more than like a pound heavier than OEM 17" 6 rims? Correct me if i'm wrong...
 

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The performance difference between 18" and 17" is very noticeable.
I now have 17" Work Nezart rims that weigh 19lbs.
 

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From RX8club sticky: Stock 18" RX-8 wheels 21.5 lbs.
 

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yes 21.5lbs, good catch I was going off of memory..... or was I? I forget....... :huh:
 

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Hyper Black would be nice.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone

backinblack - thanks for the pic - I wasnt quite sure if i liked that colour scheme on your RX-8 rims, but the more i look at it the more i like it :)

MODERN 6 - thanks very much for the photoshop. If i take a closer photo of the car it moght work better.

Jaybob - thanks for the link. The gun metal finish on those rims looks pretty sweet
 
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