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Old 10-04-2013, 05:08 AM   #1
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I think I am going to go with Hartmann for my winter wheel set. They don't have many 19 inch models that will fit the S6 so I have decided to go with the "rotor" style.

I am looking for some opinions on which model you think looks best on a Silver car...I am leaning to the dark style rotor but wonder if it's too dark?

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Old 10-04-2013, 06:08 AM   #2
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I think some contrast is good, so I would also lean toward dark. Either one would probably look good. Can you post a pic of the car or one like it?
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Same thing here - I'd go for the darker one for contrast.
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Same thing here - I'd go for the darker one for contrast.
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Are these going to be your daily wheels, or are these winter wheels?
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I've had my eye on the second one for a bit. Close to pulling the trigger but wanted to do the matte finish 20x9 ET29 as daily's and my current stock 19s as the winter set. The gloss looks nice as well but they only come in 19s. Can anyone advise if 20x9 ET29 will fit?
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I think some contrast is good, so I would also lean toward dark. Either one would probably look good. Can you post a pic of the car or one like it?
Here is a pic of the car with the 20's for summer...

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Are these going to be your daily wheels, or are these winter wheels?
Winter wheels only...I have the Audi 20's for my summer setup.
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For winter wheels, I vote for the darker version. They're going to get covered in brake dust and grime anyway, and depending on how severe winter is for your area, who knows when you'll get to clean them next.
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Another vote for the darker version.
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Thanks for the input!
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Lighter for sure. My 19s when they get brake dust all over really take away from the look.
The silver wheels with the silver paint looks great.
I think going with the dark matte is a mistake.
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Lighter for sure. My 19s when they get brake dust all over really take away from the look.
The silver wheels with the silver paint looks great.
I think going with the dark matte is a mistake.
I was just about to go with the dark but for some reason I still have some hesitation with them on a silver car. Overall I think they are better looking than the lighter wheels though. Time is running out before the temp drops so I am going to have to decide soon.
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I think either one will look good. They are nice wheels.

I know your struggle. I just chose some wheels over the summer and it was agonizing. They were very expensive and I wanted it to come out perfect. I have a phantom black car and I got satin black with polished lips. I am very happy with the way it turned out. I could have gone light with Brushed centers and polished lips and it would have looked good too.

As to the brake dust, the black wheels don't show it hardly at all. You can tell when they are really dirty but with the silver stock wheels, if I drove 30 miles I had to clean them.
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Go with the silver and plastidip them darker. If you don't like it just peel off the plastidip. It's a win win :-)
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I think either one will look good. They are nice wheels.

As to the brake dust, the black wheels don't show it hardly at all. You can tell when they are really dirty but with the silver stock wheels, if I drove 30 miles I had to clean them.
I have the Ice silver, and yes the brake dust is tough. I just drove for business about 650 miles and 2 days of stop and go traffic. Not a drop of rain on my freshly washed and waxes S6 and the wheels are now "dark" with brake dust.
They really make the car look bad. Dark "bottom" of the car with cleaned washed paint, no doubt in my mind, looks bad.
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In order to get a better idea of the look...I used the S8 configurator since you can get these style wheels with an S8...I think the Audi dark version is a little darker then the Hartmann replica but it's close.

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In order to get a better idea of the look...I used the S8 configurator since you can get these style wheels with an S8...I think the Audi dark version is a little darker then the Hartmann replica but it's close.

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I ordered the darker set in matte. If you ship your tires direct to them they will mount and balance as part of the rim purchase.
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I ordered the darker set in matte. If you ship your tires direct to them they will mount and balance as part of the rim purchase.
I was planning on that, I did that for a set for my previous S4 and it worked well.
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Just FYI - clean your wheels - then use this stuff, it is AMAZING. I add a coat to the wheel every other month... or maybe every few washes and I NEVER have brake dust issues.

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Just FYI - clean your wheels - then use this stuff, it is AMAZING. I add a coat to the wheel every other month... or maybe every few washes and I NEVER have brake dust issues.
I use this also and it does help. I went ahead and ordered the dark rotor wheels for my winter set so it's a done deal.
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