- ha, I was also thinking this is not all that far down the “tacky” scale from those 70s or 80s era curb feelers
, but for the short drive to and from those places where I give the car to the valet , many of which will be when it’s dark out anyway, who is going to judge..? Maybe some matching color fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror will be matching touch .
Also not sure if the colors are really as bright as the photo shows them to be or that’s mostly for the effect of advertising, maybe they’re just a bit more muted ( hopefully ) But I have not read how they’re affixed on the wheel, and if it’s really an easy on / off / on again repeatable application, for an unlimited amount of times . If it’s more “ permanent “ , forget it .
- looking at the photo it does look as if the tire protrudes out substantially more than the rim and that protector won’t do much at all, but my Michelin pilot sport 4 S tires are almost flush with the wheel, there is hardly any lip there to help. I remember some brands ( I think Continental , Goodyear and Yokohama ) did make tires at one point with a lip big enough to offer curb rash protection, but don’t know if that’s the case anymore . So even if it’s a little maybe it could help. Interestingly, I have not seen curb rashes on wheel faces and spokes, most I noticed have been right on the very top of the wheel rim’s edge where the tire lip should protect you, but like I said, depends on the tire ..
- right you are, of all the wheels they could have picked for the box advert ..almost looks like a OE option Maserati might have had for those who want even more attention than the car by itself brings
Hey, and for those who have CF trim on their MCs, they might even make a carbon fiber style instead of all those colorful choices .