View Full Version : Help me decide....

07-07-2005, 03:28 AM
Ok I've decided to go with the FR500 wheels, but I'm not sure if I want to go with the Black or the Chrome? I like the chrome, but I'd like to be different and have a Orange/Black theme throughout the car.
Just let me know your thoughts on it!

Just a quick photoshop of the front wheel in black to get an idea of what it'll look like!:)



07-07-2005, 05:27 AM
the chromes look a lot better. Maybe if your car was black, or dark shadow gray, than the blacks would be better

07-07-2005, 07:05 AM
I kinda like the Black ones. Makes it stand out more. Almost everybody has chrome wheels of some sort.

07-07-2005, 08:03 AM
I personally like the black ones better even though the chrome does look good.

07-07-2005, 08:07 AM
i like the black! :thumbsup:

07-07-2005, 08:29 AM
I like the black one's better, but there is a guy over on SVTperf that just did his in chrome and they look awesome too...

07-07-2005, 08:34 AM
another vote for chrome.

07-07-2005, 09:24 AM
I say chrome :thumbsup: .

Now if it were up to me and money was readily available, I would forget the FR500s and go with these http://www.groupawheels.com/modena.html. They look really nice on a terminator but I can't bring myself to pay $799/rim!!!!!!!


07-07-2005, 10:21 AM
You didn't have the option I preferred, silver. Chrome is bling and only a few cars really look great with black wheels - I'm not sure the Comp Orange would... the only reason I voted Chromies...

07-07-2005, 12:21 PM
Chrome....please, im not a black wheel guy. It comes down to what will really make you happy of course, but if you do want other peoples approval then the chrome is a much safer bet, I dont know anybody whos gonna say, OH i see youve got chrome wheels, hmmmm i dont know about those! Ha. Trust me if you wanna stay clean and classy Id go chrome. Just my 2 cents. and just so you know the black dont look bad at all they just arent the way to go i feel hey since mines black somebody should photoshop me some black rim pics maybe just the same as Jasons some black and chrome FR500s

07-07-2005, 05:18 PM

07-07-2005, 06:01 PM
my vote is for chrome. I personally think no matter what color of car you can never go wrong with the shine of chrome. btw black wheels dont look that great to me on any car.

07-07-2005, 06:03 PM
black looks awesome on the Dark Shadow Gray Cobras:thumbsup:

07-07-2005, 07:17 PM
The guy that just did them in the SVTPerformance..is the guy who installed all my stuff on my car. He knows his stuff that is for sure. I have seen his car Infamous..and the ONLY way to go is the chrome. They look freaking awesome! Oh...and by the way...his name is Jason too!

07-07-2005, 07:19 PM
Check this thread with the other Comp Orange with chromies....I don't think you will need to see anymore.


07-07-2005, 07:27 PM
that's the one I was looking for...thanks Cobra330 :thumbsup:

07-09-2005, 11:17 AM
I have seen black wheels on an Orange Mach 1 and it looked sweet :thumbsup:

I also like chrome, so what if others have the same thing, if you want to be different, get something else that others may not have (not the run of the mill copies of mustang wheels) but it may cost you more money. Best if they are lightweight racing type wheels. If they are too heavy it makes the car handle poorly (wheel is harder to turn due to the additional mass and intertia forces) and puts more strain on the axle bearings and other components.

Also, if the wheel has a good offest in the rear (deep dish) that really stands out when compared to the FWD offset which is what most wheels are including the mustang wheels. Then again, if the wheels are the same size front and rear, you can rotate them. On the flip side, I find it ceaper just to replace the rears every year instead of all four.

07-11-2005, 09:07 PM


07-12-2005, 01:23 PM
Went chrome they look sweet

07-12-2005, 04:59 PM
You would've won whichever way you went. Saw a pic of your new wheels on another thread about tires, looks great!


07-17-2005, 01:44 PM
They both look great, but I think the chrome looks a tad better. Are you going with the deep dish FRs on the back? I almost bought these a few weeks ago, but they didn't have any in stock. They were on backorder, and I didn't want to wait. 18s? I decided on the black Stern ST-1 racing wheels on mine. They match my top and other black inserts. You can't loose either way!!! :D

07-29-2005, 06:33 PM
I know this is not going to be any help, but I think that you have one of those colors that could go either way...But then again I am kinda going with Black. But go with the deep dish wheels.:D

07-30-2005, 07:43 AM
Definitely going with the deep dish........but I've decided to go with the Black FR500 :thumbsup: ...............now i just need the money to buy em' and find someone that has a set in stock:)

07-30-2005, 05:29 PM
Great choice!!!!!!! I bought mine through www.mustangtuning.com (http://www.mustangtuning.com)

I got fast delivery and no damage....I bought mine on sale too.

07-30-2005, 06:44 PM
My vote is for chrome but then it's your car! ;)

07-31-2005, 01:03 PM
Go with the Black wheels! It will look striking......as will an orange and black theme. Different, but not over the top.

07-31-2005, 08:06 PM
Go with the Black wheels! It will look striking......as will an orange and black theme. Different, but not over the top.
Thanks, that's exactly what I was going for!:thumbsup:

Dave B.
08-05-2005, 09:20 PM
I like the black with the Orange car, I think its one of the only colors that black wheels work with,,,,,use it