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Old 11-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Looks good and if you like them even better. IMO though they remind me of a young kids car who try and imitate some kind of supercar not my thing, gun metal looks awesome though imo.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Looks great to me. I'd consider the black rims, but it wouldn't look good with the steel blue. Looks great with white, silver, and black.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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not really a fan...but like others have said...it's your ride.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I think I'd be more happy with gun metal in retrospect. But it's fine and this is our family hauler so I'm not that particular

I put new Michelin Lattitudes on it. Wow are they more quiet and smoother than the Duelllers that came off. The Duellers were good but these are certainly better.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I put new Michelin Lattitudes on it. Wow are they more quiet and smoother than the Duelllers that came off. The Duellers were good but these are certainly better.
Just remember, when you're replacing worn/used tires with brand new tires, the new tires often feel like they're much better tires - but the reason is that they're new, with full tread depth, and not because it's a better tire. I'm not saying the Latitude isn't better (or is better), but you would only know for sure by comparing new Latitudes against new Duelers, not against used ones.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Not a fan, but if you dig them, that's all that matters.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Here's a good example of black wheels that look good IMO, mostly because of the stance of the rest of the car and the sheer size of those wheels.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Just remember, when you're replacing worn/used tires with brand new tires, the new tires often feel like they're much better tires - but the reason is that they're new, with full tread depth, and not because it's a better tire. I'm not saying the Latitude isn't better (or is better), but you would only know for sure by comparing new Latitudes against new Duelers, not against used ones.
nsxtasy - You are absolutely correct. The Duellers that came off are 2 years old with 20k miles on them. So they are definitely not new but certainly were not due. I just landed on a set of take offs from a new MDX buyer. To truly compare it would require two brand new sets. Luckily I bought a CPO car. So in the last year, I had the compliance bushings and right front strut done under warranty. That combined with the brand new tires has it riding almost like new with 65k on the clock.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Debating what to do with the center caps and lug nuts. I'm leaning toward leaving the caps alone and going with black lug nuts. Opinions welcome. I don't get offended and appreciate it. I will say I have had more compliments and look overs at this thing than ever before.

A few more pictures..The color is black with 20% sheen.






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Old 12-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Love black wheels, see my Accord.

Personally I would add more gloss to them.
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Cap is fine, but I would vote for black lug nuts.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:29 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Cap is fine, but I would vote for black lug nuts.
Agreed on the lugs and leave the caps. Will be doing shortly once I find a set! I think your blue X would look good with black or gunmetal.
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I've always been a fan of black rims. Nice choice above but I like just a touch of chrome to set it off.
Also, it's tough for cameras to pick up the details of black wheels. Gotta see em in person to appreciate it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I like black wheels depending on the color of the vehicle and was happy when I chose to get my current wheels back in 08... I plan on getting my stockers powder coated either black or a gun-metal gray... Maybe then I might actually put them on and I definitely need to put some miles on those stock tires.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Need something to break up the black a bit. Powder coated/painted calipers or a pin stripe even. Otherwise it kinda has a government issue/secret sevice look about it.
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