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Old 11-07-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Cyber Grey and Midnight Metallic Wheels..Your Choice?

I ordered my car Cyber Grey with the RS package and I'm a little concerned the wheels won't contrast enough against the body. I tried doing a photoshop of how it will look, but I'm not sure how accurate this is. Does anyone have a good photo or photoshop showing this combination?
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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I shared your concerns for a while also, but after seeing a few cars driving around with a similar color, all with highly polished wheels, I think it will look better with the RS wheels personally.

During the day time, in the pics I've seen, they have a very noticable polished look on the angles that are reflecting the light, it's the areas that are shaded during the same time that make it look it's best IMO.

Besides... never been a fan of the wheels overshadowing the car itself.

Here are a couple pics of what I'm talking about (pretty sure these are the Midnight Silver finish)


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Old 11-07-2008, 04:56 PM   #3
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Man, I'm still rethinking my color of CGM. . . I really want to see this on a camaro. . .
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:27 PM   #4
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I think the RS wheels are the right brilliance, and they blend in well with the paint, without the overpowering of high polish.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:36 PM   #5
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This is exactly the question I was about to post. I was just about to add polished wheels to my order, i just don't want the wheels to be too dark for the dark gray. I might hold off on changing the order now...
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:33 PM   #6
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As with most everything, this is a matter of taste. Last week I saw a cyber gray corvette on a lot in Montgomery, AL. As I too have ordered cyber gray, I about wrecked my car stopping in the middle of the road and turning around. I spent about 20 minutes looking the car over. One side was in bright sunshine, the other in shadow (and the color is gorgeous in either BTW). Anyway, it turned out that the Corvette had either chrome or highly polished wheels. Neither my wife nor I even noticed the wheels at first ... when we did they seemed to complement the cyber gray nicely in both sun and shade. In other words, they didn't overwhelm the color, and weren't the first thing we noticed. I've decided to go with the polished wheels. This car is going to be beautiful with either wheel. Just get what you feel best with
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:42 PM   #7
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As with most everything, this is a matter of taste. Last week I saw a cyber gray corvette on a lot in Montgomery, AL. As I too have ordered cyber gray, I about wrecked my car stopping in the middle of the road and turning around. I spent about 20 minutes looking the car over. One side was in bright sunshine, the other in shadow (and the color is gorgeous in either BTW). Anyway, it turned out that the Corvette had either chrome or highly polished wheels. Neither my wife nor I even noticed the wheels at first ... when we did they seemed to complement the cyber gray nicely in both sun and shade. In other words, they didn't overwhelm the color, and weren't the first thing we noticed. I've decided to go with the polished wheels. This car is going to be beautiful with either wheel. Just get what you feel best with


I've seen two different wheel combos on real life cars and they both look great. It comes down to what wheel you want, because just about everything goes with grey.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:09 PM   #8
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I've been under the same dilemma as you. Will the RS wheels look too dark for cyber-grey, etc.. I would still love to see one Cyber Grey RS or SS before it is too late to make changes.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:22 AM   #9
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We really need some photoshops of each. Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to see a real CGM before orders start to go to the factory...
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:48 PM   #10
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I'm in the exact same dilemma. I think it would make it easier if we could see a Cyber Grey RS obviously, but I agree with Croathlete. I dont think we're gonna get that opportunity. Does anyone know, the Silver SS that is making rounds at the car shows, are those the polished aluminum wheels?

They aren't too shiny, like chrome, but they seem a little flashier than the regular SS silver wheels...
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:18 PM   #11
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I guess it is too much to ask for GM to have a Build your own function on the Chevy.com website so we could actually see what we are spending our thousands of dollars on before they go to build status........ I wonder if there has ever been a car that has sold like this before ever being seen. Seeing prepro's is not the same, and, I have yet to see anything other then the bumblebee concept in person. Oh well, i might end up leasing mine thru a local company just in case I don't like the color, or, better yet they come out with a Z a year after I take delivery.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:25 AM   #12
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We really need some photoshops of each. Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to see a real CGM before orders start to go to the factory...
Best I can do for now...



I'll see if maybe I can make the polished one better.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:35 AM   #13
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Good lord! Once again I was teased with the thought of seeing a cyber grey car, I swear every morning!

1_2many, I have been having the same question, I don't even know if chrome rims would look good on the car, but i do like the ones that jinx put on the car, i believe these will be my choice of rims after i get the car.

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I think Midnight Silver wheels are a little darker than the wheels on these photoshops
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:51 PM   #15
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Yeah the above photoshop doesn't quite capture the dark hue of the midnight wheels. But I agree about Jinx's idea of using the Z06 style wheels. Looks amazing.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:57 PM   #16
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I got confirmation from FBodfather that the Red SS/RS with Cyber Grey Stripes from NAIAS has the correct midnight silver wheels.

Now looking at those pics, and pics of the Silver SS/RS from the Barret Jackson Auction, I'm actually thinking that Midnight Silver Wheels may look the sharpest on Cyber Grey.

Thoughts?

My order stands as polished wheels, but If my dealer called right now and said, "last chance to change the order", I'd go with the Midnight Silver.

I really need to decide!
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I'm in the exact same boat guys. For now, I've decided to take the middle road (or as close as I can get to it) by going with the Polished Alluminum. My thoughts being the Sterling Silver Metallic would almost look white and provide too much contrast and the Midnight Silver would be too dark and look like the wheels are covered in brake dust all the time (even when clean) and I can't stand that. I'm hoping the Polished will give it just the right tone I'm looking for which for me would be somewhere in between the other two IMHO. I think the polished look would really add a touch of class and finish it off just right. Of course it is extra $ but to me the wheels are critical to the overall look of the car. I too am frustrated since we that like and chose CGM have nothing to go by other than photoshops and a partially painted one-off (Dale Jr. car) Pulling what's left of my hair out!!
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CGM w/ MSM wheels FTW!!!

and I agree about the brake dust. However, my chrome 35ths dirty up after a couple days anyway. With the MSM wheels, a good cleaning will give that shine off of them....just bright enough to know they are clean.
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I'll see if maybe I can make the polished one better.

The first CGM Camaro is close to the look I'm after although I'm not sure if Venom was intending that to be Midnight or not. To me the fist pic looks more like what the Polished Alluminum would look like. Anyway, that's the look I'm after. Nice job Venom!!


Then again, these are photoshops and not pics of the real thing on this car. I guess only time will tell when we can see the real thing. I just hope we can before it's too late to change the order...

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Old 01-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #20
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I would add the polished wheel option to your order.
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I had Midnight before and now I changed my order for the Polish ones on my CGM 2LT/RS .
If possible need pic of the 2LT (without the slot)
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:17 AM   #22
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cyber grey and wheels

I was wondering what all you cyber grey guys are choosing for wheels... going with the midnight silver? or the polished? and what do you think will look better with that color?
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I'm going with the midnight silver wheels that come with the RS package..I do not want to spend extra money on the polished wheels unless GM cuts the price of getting both the RS and polished wheels package..
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I'm going midnight silver.
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Midnight silver. If it looked bad, Chevy would have disallowed the combo like they did with the red exterior/IOM interior.
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