First 2014 Billet Silver Viper

Paul Hawker

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Black wheels were put on performance cars so the brake dust from agressive pads and hot lapping did not need to be cleaned after every stint. This then was picked up by the street crowd as indicating a race car.

Chrome was usually an aftermarket dealer upgrade to provide some bling to standard cars. Indicated the buyer had some additional disposable income to provide some status.

Then the variations came out with black and smoke chrome, as well as painted accents and rings around the edge of the wheel.

Now the kids just whip out a can of plasti dip and paint them the color they want in their garage. When they change their mind, they simply peal off the dip and paint them a different color (cheap and easy).

Very little tells more about the owner than his selection of wheels.

Personal opinion is that SRT is providing some of the best selection of wheels ever from the OEM. They are strong, light, good looking, in various styles, and reasonably price for their construction.
 

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Plastidip is awesome. My Ram had really bad curb rash when I picked it up years ago. I got tired of looking at it so once it was due for new tires I had them installed and I smooth out the curb rash (Thank you to the person who did the video on here for tips on doing it) and I coated them in anthracite plastidip. Came out awesome and cost less than 70 bucks to do all the wheels. Do it in black and you can do it for 30! On top of that the dip is easy to repair and just spray another coat. Sits awesome. Takes some learning to do with technique depending on color (anthracite needed the spray can to sit in hot water to make it spray better) but overall the results are awesome.

(The wheels are from a nightrunner SRT ram)

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Silver paint is okay on rims as I bounce back and forth between silver, polished and chrome. I kind prefer silver paint on the wheels myself. Someone photoshop silver rims on that silver car and watch it pop.
 

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The red stripes on this silver isn't working for me, personally. Did I see somewhere a different approach where instead of stripes they had painted the wide center portion of the hood from the vents back to the windshield? Not sure if I was dreaming, or maybe even saw it on a C7 or something and thought it would look good on an SRT hood. A paint color that would pull together the carbon splitter, spoiler and other accents would be stunning, stripe or otherwise. Perhaps a black, carbon, or gunmetal color, and the hyper black Sidewinder wheel would finish it off nicely. Leave roof and rear deck silver only.
 

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The silver SRT with the aero package and track wheels looks badass. The silver GTS with 5 spokes looks horrible. Those wheels needed to stay on the GEN 3/4.
 

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No. Black rims / painted rims = ********. Polished or chrome rims.... Now your talking poser / ghetto rims.

+1 chrome is more played out than anything. See chrome on a sports car and you automatically assume the driver isn't going anywhere fast. See black wheels and you are morel likely to have a battle on your hands if you try them. Even high polished wheels are played out to be honest. You can see chrome and polished wheels on 90 0f 100 of newer cars driving down the street. Played.

Black looks sinister, and goes great with silver. Sure looks a lot better than the shiny 5 spokes, by far IMO.

agreed, want.

+1 that's the best looking silver I've ever seen on a car, and I used to despise silver as a car color. Love this one though. Best looking silver by car.
 

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Geez...150K and it doesn't even have stripes. It does look great anyway - I'd trade in my silver SRT8 for it if I could afford the difference.
 

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Yeah. Black wheels are ghetto and SO last decade....

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Well, considering that about 3/4 of the car people I've met, while nice, are low class with a buck I'd say yes. They are ghetto. If you want to use a race car as an example let's not ignore the paint scheme. A race car can put any color style it damn well pleases. It's a race car. But the black wheels fad, tinted tail light fad, etc. were all done in the hood long before the sheeple picked it up. When I was a kid gang members had matte paint, black wheels, and black tail lights (covers, now they're tinted).

So yeah, when a few celebrities do something such as black a car out or do black wheels, and then all of a sudden every swinging **** online hops on the bandwagon.....then you call them out for it and they get fussy claiming it's not a fad. Then bam, concave wheels.

Don't be ashamed, some people have ghetto taste. If you are a sheep and follow trends don't be ashamed either, but don't deny it.
 

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Well, considering that about 3/4 of the car people I've met, while nice, are low class with a buck I'd say yes. They are ghetto. If you want to use a race car as an example let's not ignore the paint scheme. A race car can put any color style it damn well pleases. It's a race car. But the black wheels fad, tinted tail light fad, etc. were all done in the hood long before the sheeple picked it up. When I was a kid gang members had matte paint, black wheels, and black tail lights (covers, now they're tinted).

So yeah, when a few celebrities do something such as black a car out or do black wheels, and then all of a sudden every swinging **** online hops on the bandwagon.....then you call them out for it and they get fussy claiming it's not a fad. Then bam, concave wheels.

Don't be ashamed, some people have ghetto taste. If you are a sheep and follow trends don't be ashamed either, but don't deny it.

Do you have any actual statistical proof or even evidence to support your claim? how does one quantify "taste" or "class"? because you don't like something it's tasteless or has no class? what is your measuring stick? or are you just talking out your *** because your chrome wheels are starting to look outdated?
 

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Do you have any actual statistical proof or even evidence to support your claim? how does one quantify "taste" or "class"? because you don't like something it's tasteless or has no class? what is your measuring stick? or are you just talking out your *** because your chrome wheels are starting to look outdated?

LOL! Good come back :headbang:

Uh oh, I've got a Stryker Red Viper with polished wheels and a Camaro 1LE with black wheels. My Viper's track wheels are hyperblack :omg:

I am one confused individual by Dawg's standards. I think people are reading too much into this subject. If you like black wheels, go for it. Polished, fine. Chrome, do your thing. I'm glad everyone doesn't like what I like, Viper cruises would be pretty boring.

Back on topic- that Billet Silver with the SRT hood, black wheels and carbon aero is a knockout winner! Love it. Bad to the ****.
 

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