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sgroer
08-31-2011, 05:41 AM
Well... I debated, and debated and debated this. I've always wanted black wheels, but when push came to shove, I questioned my sanity.

After ordering the wheels, I decided I didn't want them - cold feet. But then I scavenged the internet for any silver cars with these wheels on them and decided I was going to give it a try. And boy am I glad I did.

Bought these from Jason at Modbargains - fast shipping, excellent customer service and the best price around. Very happy with the transaction.

I am sure there are some that aren't a fan of the look, but I absolutely love it. I am thrilled with the result.

Avante Garde does not make Audi centercaps, so I fabbed some up by buying OEM 2.7 inch diameter OEM centercapos on ebay for $16 bucks. I removed the tabs from the back and epoxied them to the Avante Garde caps... the result is a perfectly OEM looking cap.

Also, the Avante Gardes take conical lug bolts, so I purchased some 27MM conical bolts from ECStuning.

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Turbwhistle
08-31-2011, 06:28 AM
Pictures dont work.

Scrwedtxboy31
08-31-2011, 06:31 AM
Coming from the B6 section but wanted to comment on how great they look! I love these wheels and the contrast black/silver looks really nice.

Did you consider trying to paint the center caps to match at all? I think it would complete it personally but must say [up] either way!

Turbwhistle
08-31-2011, 06:33 AM
how did you see them?

Coming from the B6 section but wanted to comment on how great they look! I love these wheels and the contrast black/silver looks really nice.

Did you consider trying to paint the center caps to match at all? I think it would complete it personally but must say [up] either way!

sgroer
08-31-2011, 06:53 AM
I updated the pics to another server. Hopefully they work for everyone now.

sgroer
08-31-2011, 06:55 AM
Coming from the B6 section but wanted to comment on how great they look! I love these wheels and the contrast black/silver looks really nice.

Did you consider trying to paint the center caps to match at all? I think it would complete it personally but must say [up] either way!

I like the contrasting center cap - so I didn't think about painting it. Thanks for the compliments!

blunts for days
08-31-2011, 07:07 AM
The contrasting center caps look good, imo. your car is fresh, Props!

ModBargains II
08-31-2011, 08:13 AM
Wow Sean, I absolutely love the way your A6 came out!
The new C7 seriously looks great, and it looks even better with the Avant Gardes!

If anyone is interested, Sean purchased the M310 on our current special, you can find it here:
http://www.modbargains.com/images/Products/Avant%20Garde/M310%20gallery/127-Flat_Black.jpg (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/445045-ModBargains-Avant-Garde-M310-18-quot-19-quot-Specials-on-First-10-Sets-Sold!)
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/445045-ModBargains-Avant-Garde-M310-18-quot-19-quot-Specials-on-First-10-Sets-Sold!
Its still going so if anyone is interested in a set let me know!

Please post any additional pictures you take Sean, I'd love to see how it looks from the front/rear.

Best Regards,
Jason@ModBargains.com

Ajumaito
08-31-2011, 03:13 PM
love the look.. good choice !

sgroer
08-31-2011, 03:28 PM
love the look.. good choice !

Thanks all... Got my first "thumbs up" today on GA 400 headed home. the pictures don't really capture it fully. I'll try to post some others soon.


I also installed a blinder M-27. I'll post pics of that soon.

Turbwhistle
08-31-2011, 05:57 PM
they look good.... up close. I think black wheels look nice, until they are on the car. They are hard to see the details and such.

ModBargains II
09-01-2011, 08:08 AM
Thanks all... Got my first "thumbs up" today on GA 400 headed home. the pictures don't really capture it fully. I'll try to post some others soon.



[up] many more to come!

Ivo_205
09-01-2011, 08:22 AM
Looks like a C6 to me...

4Chio
09-01-2011, 10:40 AM
Played out!!! IMO

OmaHahn
09-06-2011, 08:21 AM
More pics! Love the new C7!!! Did you do anything to the exhaust tips? Probably just still new from factory and nice and shiny.

ModBargains II
09-06-2011, 08:45 AM
Played out!!! IMO

Not really, have you ever seen any other C7 A6 with these wheels?
This is the first I know of.

sgroer
09-06-2011, 09:44 AM
More pics! Love the new C7!!! Did you do anything to the exhaust tips? Probably just still new from factory and nice and shiny.

Nothing to the exhaust... yet. I'll get more pics oncs this dreary tropical storm weather clears out of Atlanta. My car is a mess right now!

4Chio
09-06-2011, 01:16 PM
Not really, have you ever seen any other C7 A6 with these wheels?
This is the first I know of.

I am talking about the black wheels!! on ANY car!

OmaHahn
09-09-2011, 06:51 AM
I am talking about the black wheels!! on ANY car!

Well along the same lines as your argument - what wheels "haven't," all been played out?! Shiny chrome rims have been around forever - so aren't they played out? So what's left then? Should he put yellow or green wheels on??

ModBargains II
09-09-2011, 08:19 AM
I am talking about the black wheels!! on ANY car!
With that reasoning, silver wheels are much much much more played out.

rickawd
09-10-2011, 06:55 AM
the center caps came out great, but does any body have a simpler solution to getting OEM style caps? I'm way too lazy to fab my own [:D]

sgroer
09-10-2011, 09:59 PM
the center caps came out great, but does any body have a simpler solution to getting OEM style caps? I'm way too lazy to fab my own [:D]
Gasoline powered cars are so played out ;-)

It was extremely easy and I researched up and down before ending up doing it that way. It's the best way to get oem looking center caps I could not find any other options. The entire process took me maybe 10 miutes to do. All you do is break the tabs off the oem caps and glue them to the avante garde caps. It's not a big deal at all.

sgroer
09-12-2011, 06:36 AM
Here are a few more pics on a sunny day. The car has 30% Wincos tint now, and in the last picture, you can see the blinder M-27 emitters in the top corners of the grille. That was NOT an easy install!!

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OmaHahn
09-12-2011, 07:25 AM
Looks great! Holy Sh1t, the 47 Jammer is $800!!! ouch! But I guess it will pay for itself especially the way I drive!

ModBargains II
09-12-2011, 09:42 AM
Really loving how the new Audis are looking!
The A6 looks killer with the new headlights and taillights!

Thanks for the new pics Sean, keep em coming!

audi314
09-21-2011, 10:54 AM
Hey sgroer, are you from Roswell, Ga? It looks like you are in the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area by the king and queen towers. If you are in Ga, have you become involved with the Georgia Audi club? If you havent, let me know I can get you in contact with them. Really great people!