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Nebone
01-08-2010, 09:50 AM
This is how the car stands in the warm season...

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee329/dubaudiri/a4now.jpg?t=1262972815

and the plan is to go with black Superlegerras 17" and tinted glass

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee329/dubaudiri/modifiedsantorinoza4.jpg?t=1262972965

I have shown this to a few people and am getting mixed responses. The wheels can be painted obviously if needed but I seem to like the look very much.

ThatA4T
01-08-2010, 10:09 AM
i like it!

A4Rob
01-08-2010, 10:10 AM
I like it too. hmmm http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=27491&cat=500

CrtchRktRcr
01-08-2010, 10:20 AM
100x's better than the untinted. I literally hated your car with a passion after the first pic...then the 2nd changed my mind.

viceprp
01-08-2010, 10:21 AM
I like it too. hmmm http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=27491&cat=500

Haha, didn't realize the irony in the link til I scrolled down. [up] Would look tight on your B5.

Jake39454
01-08-2010, 01:54 PM
I like the S4 front and sides more than the wheels and tint personally... I think the wheels you have now are more classy and OEM+ and the SL's are more for a showy/racey theme. I don't think your car in its current state can pull off that theme...

Coopa
01-08-2010, 02:23 PM
I dunno about the black wheels on your car? For some reason I think a bronze color would look good on santorin. I like the tint and rim style for sure though.

Robb12
01-08-2010, 03:10 PM
I agree, bronze or the casual silver looks best on santorin imo. But Superlegerras are definitely a huge [up]. Wish I could find me a decent priced 18" set...I say go for the look, maybe the black wheels will look really great!

jrock
01-08-2010, 03:39 PM
Do it!!

ThatA4T
01-08-2010, 03:54 PM
i like the black but i could see bronze or something looking good if you matched it with the mirrors

Thi
01-08-2010, 05:05 PM
Not a fan of black rims. Might as well put steelies on it.

danphines
01-08-2010, 07:31 PM
I would have gone with bronze wheels but that's just me

Amorphic
01-08-2010, 08:47 PM
I like the S4 front and sides more than the wheels and tint personally... I think the wheels you have now are more classy and OEM+ and the SL's are more for a showy/racey theme. I don't think your car in its current state can pull off that theme...

agreed. the s4 sides etc really clean up the b5's. i hate my plastic trim.

colinisneat
01-08-2010, 09:37 PM
I like the wheels in the first pic better and I'm only for the fishbowl look!!

Nebone
01-08-2010, 10:03 PM
The S4 sides and front bumper are also coming this season! So I will go with the rims since it works for me and most of people that responded. Thanks!

wesleyfbm
01-08-2010, 11:20 PM
tint is so 99. factory tint FTW

b5andm3
01-09-2010, 12:23 AM
If you're going to run black wheels, you need a severe drop.

Seerlah
01-09-2010, 05:30 AM
I think leaving it the way it is and adding a subtle 35% tint will do it justice. I like it the way it is. Ever consider interior mods, such as race pedals, JHM short shifter (more of a drivetrain mod, but eh), wrapping the trim in whatever design you choose, changing your stereo system a bit (if you are into music), etc. I would say to keep the car the way it is, tint the windows, then work on interior cosmetics, drivetrain and suspension mods (if not complete).

Nebone
01-09-2010, 08:55 PM
^Exterior modification is what I am after since I think the car needs a new look. I am going with S4 exterior parts so that second picture is how the car will look like. I was also thinking of running a Santorin blue or red stripe on the wheels.

walky_talky20
01-09-2010, 09:05 PM
OEM+ all the way. S4 front and sides and some moderate tint. I'm not a fan of the black wheels, I like the nice silver wheels you have on there now, very classy. Although Santorin cars can pull off bronze wheels pretty well sometimes. In the end it's whatever you like, though.

Nebone
01-09-2010, 09:21 PM
Here is a black and bronze for comparison. I'm feeling the bronze color too I guess. I am picking up the wheels tomorrow. I want something that weights 40 lbs on each corner compared to the 54 lb wheels w/ tires I have now. In winter I run stock celebration wheels.

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee329/dubaudiri/modifiedsantorinoza4bronze.jpg?t=1263100718

Seerlah
01-10-2010, 02:24 AM
^Exterior modification is what I am after since I think the car needs a new look. I am going with S4 exterior parts so that second picture is how the car will look like. I was also thinking of running a Santorin blue or red stripe on the wheels.

20% tint and gloss black wheels with a blue time attack would look very nice. Especially on Superleggeras. I say go for it.

CCA4
01-10-2010, 08:47 AM
definitely good choice on the tint, but I was never a big fan of black wheels on Santorin cars. I like the way the silver (or any lighter color for that matter) contrasts with the dark blue paint.

Nebone
01-10-2010, 11:08 AM
Here is the setup with the stripes matching the body color. :)

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee329/dubaudiri/modifiedsantorinoza4striped.jpg?t=1263150437

biketsai
01-10-2010, 11:32 AM
I vote #1

hernandez3011
01-10-2010, 11:41 AM
I personally have always loved the RS4/USP wheels on our B5's. Your current wheels are 18" right? If I was going for looks, I'd stick with the RS4. If you're going for performance go for the Superleggeras, they're extremely light.

Nebone
01-10-2010, 06:50 PM
The conversion started.

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee329/dubaudiri/IMG_0571.jpg?t=1263178130

I need the hubcentric rings and longer bolts :(

badseed
01-10-2010, 07:52 PM
The wheels on my Santorin were black at first, but I didn't like it and painted them bronze. Terrible iphone pic:
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/01112.JPG

AforOuttie
01-10-2010, 08:11 PM
I like the look of the stock ones....ever thought of just painting those and saving some money?

Nebone
01-10-2010, 09:01 PM
I've always wanted Legerra wheels and came up on this deal. I've met an Audizine member locally that has about 7 S4s and bumped up his new business so I got these wheels with nice tires as a trade. These weight 37lbs each with a tire compared to 54lbs those 18s weigh.

cdowns13
01-10-2010, 09:03 PM
I love the look of the same color stripe around those black wheels.. i think that looks hot so +1 for that look!

Nebone
03-20-2010, 09:02 PM
So I finally finished updating the car for the summer. It took a while to get the wheels in good shape and to get the color matched stripe made. Tint is 20%. I am VERY satisfied with the new look!

Proper photoshoot coming!

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee329/dubaudiri/updated_A4_2.jpg?t=1269143997

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee329/dubaudiri/updated_A4.jpg?t=1269144144

Kyle H
03-20-2010, 09:06 PM
Here is a black and bronze for comparison. I'm feeling the bronze color too I guess. I am picking up the wheels tomorrow. I want something that weights 40 lbs on each corner compared to the 54 lb wheels w/ tires I have now. In winter I run stock celebration wheels.

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee329/dubaudiri/modifiedsantorinoza4bronze.jpg?t=1263100718

that setup is BEAUTIFUL! I love the 17" superlegerras.