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15 Spoke, GS polished or GS gunmetal

  • stay with the original set

    Votes: 3 14.3%
  • go with the polished version

    Votes: 8 38.1%
  • gunmetal rocks, i'd go for that

    Votes: 10 47.6%
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guys,

bought my self a set of GS wheels. since this was a 'bargain transaction'
I could not choose surface finish. the rims are currently ballpolished.

I wonder if polished wheels would look too bling bling on a silver car or
if gunmetal would be an alternative.... maybe you even think the 15
spoke's are fine enough.....well...then place your vote ;-)

tx in advance,

4200 CC, 15 spoke, lowered


4200 CC, not lowered with GS wheels (polished and gunmetal)


cheers Iwan
 

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I'm biased!

When I bought the GS from new, I ordered the Gun Metal/Anthracite wheels. They look great when clean but pants when grubby. Having said that, I really love them and suit the black GS with Red Calipers perfectly.

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Given the color of your car I'd go for the polished; IMO gunmetal would look nice on a darker color car... nero, nero carbonio, grigio or other similar colors.

But if your are buying wheels why not go with something different and lighter???

I just ordered a set of iForged:



and they only weight 17 lbs. ea.
 

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@PacoSaco, well I bought them already, considered also BBS CH and LM
but thought 'original' stuff would fit better. as for the weight, those
trofeo wheels, manufactured by BBS are incredible light, will put them on
my personal scale to check the exact heaviness.....

but tx sofar for the votes.

rgds
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Iwan... I did not read you had bought them already and now I read that you bought :) the ones I voted for.

Yes you are right BBS wheels are light as well... it would sure be interesting to know the weight.

I think you now have to buy tires to go with them because the ones you have are 18" and your new wheels are 19" ...right??? Go with the Michelin PS2, they really stick!!!
 

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iwan, both the ball-polished and mercury grey looks good.
since you already have BP, do not bother with spending the money on changing it to mercury grey (don't know how much it will cost you, or it is even possible) or powder coating it to gunmetal.

enjoy the wheels for awhile as ball-polish, and see for yourself.

you will notice, the ball-polished wheels turns dark with brake dust reasonably well without having the 'i m dirty, wash me' look.

(BTW, i was just at the dealer checking out their new MCV.
one: Victory Blue + Regular silver wheels <- yikes....
two: Bianco Fuji + BP wheels <- yippy!)
 

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guess M's proposal is good, put on the polished, drive a while and then
decide......

as for the weight, the 9.5 * 19 inch GS wheel is 13 kilos which, if I
have used to correct formula roughly 28 lbs, guess the front wheel
(8.5 * 19 inch) must be around 23/23 lbs....not bad i guess?

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Iwan said:
guess M's proposal is good, put on the polished, drive a while and then decide......
Can you do that??? they would be painted??? have you quoted???

Iwan said:
as for the weight, the 9.5 * 19 inch GS wheel is 13 kilos which, if I
have used to correct formula roughly 28 lbs, guess the front wheel
(8.5 * 19 inch) must be around 23/23 lbs....not bad i guess?
They are light... not as light as the iForged but light. Not so sure but I've heard that a few pounds lighter on the wheels translates to a noticeable increase in power... can anybody confirm???
 

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iwan, before you put it on, can you get the offsets from the back of the wheels? i imagine since it is made by BBS, it would have a BBS stamp on the back as well?
 

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sure, here we go, forgive me for not beeing a prof. photographer.
it not just got the BBS stamp on the back but also the Maserati logo,
as for the offset, it is 55.5 mm



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Iwan
 

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Gunmetal hands down.
 

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funny enough, all ladies I asked....well, basically my wife, mother in law,
sister in law, sister, and some friends from work....told me to go with
the polished version.

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Iwan said:
@PacoSaco, well I bought them already, considered also BBS CH and LM
but thought 'original' stuff would fit better. as for the weight, those
trofeo wheels, manufactured by BBS are incredible light, will put them on
my personal scale to check the exact heaviness.....

but tx sofar for the votes.

rgds
iwan
Do you know which model BBS CH will fit? AFAIK there is no CH application for the coupe/GS

The LM in a 19x8.5 front is 25.1 lbs, 19x10 rear is 25.6 lbs. The LM is the only fitment available (unless someone out there has found something I don't know about or out of production stock from another application...)

Which "trofeo" wheels are you referring to as being lightweight?
 

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weight savings

PacoSaca said:
Can you do that??? they would be painted??? have you quoted???



They are light... not as light as the iForged but light. Not so sure but I've heard that a few pounds lighter on the wheels translates to a noticeable increase in power... can anybody confirm???

no exact figures out there, industry inside estimates are 1 lb at the wheels is 8-10 lbs on the car. Hard to figure because it improves the handling and braking as well (less mass to move all around).
 
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