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I would like to get a new set of wheels, but I can’t make up my mind on what I want, so I was hoping to get some input from others. I have the AWD Premium in Black Obsidian, so I’m leaning towards a square setup, even though I know others have said staggered setups worked on previous AWD models.

What I do know is:
1. I would like a set of 20” wheels (they seem to fit very well in the pictures others have posted).
2. I want a concave wheel.
3. I don’t want chrome.

I’ve always like black wheels on black cars, but I’m wondering if this is too much black for the Q50?
I love the Vossen CVT wheels, but would the gloss silver stick out (visually) too much on a black car? I have been in contact with a salesman from Vossen that said they could have the wheels custom painted if I really wanted another finish. (Not sure what the additional cost for this would be yet.) If that’s the case, which would look better? Matte black or Gloss black. (I’m not sure if one, or the other, or both are even available options yet. I haven’t gotten that far into the conversation with him.) It seems like every company offers wheels in matte black. Is that because gloss black just doesn’t work on wheels? I was thinking gloss black wheels would have enough shine to make them flow really well with the rest of the car. I also thought gloss black wheels wouldn’t have the “winter wheel” look to them. Or, does matte black still have enough shine to them and it’s flat black that I’m thinking of when I think of winter wheels?

I like the Niche RS10 – A600 and think they are a perfect mix of black & machine finish to go with the chrome accents on the car. And if it wouldn’t have been the $1350/wheel before tires :eek:, I would have jumped on them. I’m just not willing to spend $5000+ for a set of wheels.
http://www.nicheroadwheels.com/rs10-a600--w-11064.htm

Thanks ahead of time for any feedback!
 

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Thank you for the interest Pete!

Personally I prefer silver over gloss or matte black especially on a black car. I have gone through my share of wheels on my Obsidian Black G37 and between the Matte Graphite we offer and the Silver Polish/Matte Silver or Metallic Silver offered on the CVT! The contrast is much cleaner with either choice of silver. Matte Graphite is also a very good option on the black exterior, certainly looks mean.

I know it's not a Q50 but hopefully this will give you an idea.



Vs Silver Polish



The Metallic on the CVT is not as shiny as the Silver Polish shown on the CV7. For some this is great for less of a flashy look



My favorite combo with OB!



Here are a few more options to look at

http://www.infinitiq50.org/forum/ne...s/12338-official-vossen-q50-wheel-thread.html

 

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Be the first of us to get the flow formed vossen wheels! :D
 
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This:



Is sexy IMO.

I'm not a fan of matte gray or black wheels. Needs some silver (at least the rim/lip) to provide contrast and look good (again, My Opinion).

If you decide to sell your stock wheels, I might be interested.
 

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so I’m leaning towards a square setup,
I would advise against square wheels. Last time I tried them, the ride was negatively effected, to say nothing of mileage.
 

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LOL at the square wheels comment. I think they are called blocks.

Anyway, it is a hard decision. I keep scouring the G and M forums to see build examples. I am currently partial to a dark bronze or combination matte black face/gloss black lip wheel. Maybe even a black with machined face, just depends on how mean/dark/aggressive of a look I want. I'll probably change my mind multiple times until they are purchased.

I am eyeing a few brands; Vossen, Velgen, and Rohana. While not a sedan, I love this look in the video below, but in a 20X9, 20X10 config.

 

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My buddy has an E46 M3 with custom wheels, it's all black and he went with a finish called "solar black" on his wheels. It has a very subtle gloss to it but is mostly matte. Hard to describe but I think it falls under the category of "not matte" and not too dark. Basically it looks more glossy in the day and more matte at night.
 

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Thank you for the interest Pete!

Personally I prefer silver over gloss or matte black especially on a black car. I have gone through my share of wheels on my Obsidian Black G37 and between the Matte Graphite we offer and the Silver Polish/Matte Silver or Metallic Silver offered on the CVT! The contrast is much cleaner with either choice of silver. Matte Graphite is also a very good option on the black exterior, certainly looks mean.

I know it's not a Q50 but hopefully this will give you an idea.



Vs Silver Polish



The Metallic on the CVT is not as shiny as the Silver Polish shown on the CV7. For some this is great for less of a flashy look



My favorite combo with OB!



Here are a few more options to look at

http://www.infinitiq50.org/forum/ne...s/12338-official-vossen-q50-wheel-thread.html

Ooooooo Natalie & Diego's Gs :cool:

I'd go with the Vossen FF1s, they look amazing..

And does a square setup really impact the ride that much?
 

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Thanks for all the input!

I guess my thought on the square setup was even if I were to get directional wheels or tires, I could still rotate the tires from front to back. Just not side to side.
Or, is this really not much of an issue to never rotate the tires with a staggered setup? Wouldn’t you guys with the RWD Q’s wear down your rear tires faster than the AWD, since the AWD models have front wheels “helping” a little?
 
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