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J M Stott

Lotus Elise 111S Wheels

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Hello all,

 

I am new to both this forum and Lotus ownership (well i will be on Saturday when i pick her up cool.gif ) Hopefully it will be a great experience!

 

The car i have bought has black 111s wheels (carbon black i think he said) which look alright but my personal preference has always been silver wheels, my question is i have seen many people say the 111s wheels should be 'Smoked Chrome' has anybody got a picture of the smoked chrome wheels and a picture of just standard alloy wheel colour as i want to get them sprayed up before i pick the car up next saturday.

 

Thnaks in advance and soon as i pick her up i'll post some pics!

 

James

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Its hard to tell but if you look at the pictures in my garage I have the stock colour wheels on my car, they haven't been painted in the cars lifetime.

 

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That is a STUNNING lotus mate, wheels definately do it justice in the silver dont they, they look like a normal silver to me (although could be my poor quality phone haha) if they are a normal silver then i have made my decision because they look great there cheers!

 

James

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Try not to get plain silver as they can appear bright and a little cheap in my opinion. They are chrome, if you google 'Elise 111S wheels' there's more pictures that show the colour better, this one shows them better also...

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I have the originals (2003 111s) and they are not simply smoked chrome. The spokes and centre are smoked chrome but the inner rim fades to black.

They look great but I think they stopped doing them this way because of matching problems.

The wheels on one side are slightly darker than the other. Only noticeable if I take them off side by side.

To re paint this way would quite expensive I guess. Much easier to do a solid colour all over.

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Here what I had on my Blue 111s which Allon White bought of me a couple of years ago.

Black Chrome .

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I have the originals (2003 111s) and they are not simply smoked chrome. The spokes and centre are smoked chrome but the inner rim fades to black.

They look great but I think they stopped doing them this way because of matching problems.

The wheels on one side are slightly darker than the other. Only noticeable if I take them off side by side.

To re paint this way would quite expensive I guess. Much easier to do a solid colour all over.

Mr 06 reg 111r has smoked chrome fronts with black inner wheel.

My previous 120bhp k series was same as well.

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Yeah, cheers, pretty damn close, better picture of them here, My 111s next to my dads 360. Maybe one day he'll get confused and take mine and ill get his but i think i may just be dreaming there lol

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makes your number plate look massive, I'd get a 3/4 size one for the front (or one with less digits!!)

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