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Wheel color for DSG?

Sorry, I don't mean to spam the forums with 2 questions in the same week, but searches have been fruitless.

I'm not exactly what you'd call color-coordinated, so I was looking for some input on what color rims to look at. My truck is an XLT so it has the chrome bumpers and grill insert, but it also has black nerf bars and bumper valance. The truck is DSG. I'm not building a show truck here, so I'm not going for bling-factor, or anything, but a man's gotta look good, ya know... ;c)

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Summit Racing SUM-174-5865GN - Summit Racing® Nomad Diamond Cut Wheels - Overview - SummitRacing.com

I personally like the Nomads, they are pretty much color matched to your truck
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I was going to suggest the same thing... check out Kyle's (Ranger4.0) truck to see how they look!
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looksl ike we are all on the same brainwave, i was going to suggest them as well
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Wow, cool. Those were actually also the forerunners in the 3 I was liking most, but didn't know if being too similar to the body color would be too much.

Thanks, y'all!

*Edit - But how would black rims look? I'd like to save money, if I could (considering I'm pushing 250k, plus have a kitchen renovation I'm saving towards and a project car I'd like to get road-ready this fall...), so some of the low-cost Cragar options are tempting

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black with a chrome lip may look good. match your bumpers as well as the nerf bars
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I wouldn't go with black. Go with the Nomads.
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Dumb question here but, what is DSG?
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I got the moto metal m0951s on my DSG. I like them but am also going blacked out look.
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Dumb question here but, what is DSG?
Dark Shadow Gray, the best color ever!
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Thanks for the continued input, fellas. I'm really torn here... As I mentioned, I have a few other financial obligations in the plans at the moment (the car can wait, but I *need* to get this kitchen floor done for my own peace of mind) so I'm trying to be mindful of cost. This isn't just appearance enhancement, I'm replacing the rims because one was damaged in a collision (I could try harder to find a replacement for the one rim, I suppose, but all 4 look like crap with the clear gone).

I've got it narrowed down to the 2 rims (16x7 Nomads & black Soft 8s in 15x8) and am crunching the numbers to compare costs. 4 Soft 8s, center caps & 31x10.5 *Firestone Destination A/Ts will run just under $750. 4 Nomads with the same tire in stock size (245/75) is about $1k. Bumping them up to 265/75s would be about another $50.

So I have to decide whether the additional $250-300 is worth it right now.

To save a little I could have the Nomads swapped into my current rubber, but it won't be long before they'll have to be replaced.

Argh...!

*I'm still looking at tires, but so far seem to have the best rating *and* the lowest price at Tirerack.

Again, thanks for the help!
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if your trying to save money, go on craigslist and look around!
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i'd get the Nomads for over the soft 8s. i have 1 soft 8 but just for my full size 33" spare
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i'd get the Nomads for over the soft 8s
Just because of aesthetics, or are there other reasons?

I've been watching Craigslist (and eBay, for that matter, plus the local trader) but it's been dead in this aspect
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Get DSG color wheels like so

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I did the DSG wheel mod....


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DSG FTW!!!!!

the nomads do look awesome on a DSG truck!
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Dark Shadow Gray, the best color ever!
Close, one of the best colors ever. Cant forget about sonic blue!
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Ok, thank you all for your help. I think I'm convinced to go with the Nomads. Now I have just one more question/request, then I'll go back to lurking...

I've been looking at tires to go with the new wheels and there are just so many to choose from, but I have it narrowed down to a few and I'd like some opinions/feedback on them. I looked at pretty much everything that was suggested here from Terra Grapplers to DuraTracs to A-T KOs, but some are just way too expensive for the number of miles I drive a week, some are too 'pansy', etc. I have it narrowed down to 3 "styles", I'll call them, but I also haven't decided on tire size (rims are 16x8 with a 4.92" back spacing). My truck is currently at stock ride height, so I'll probably need to at least do the torsion bars to get the 285s in.

First up is the less-aggressive, more highway/radial looking Yokahoma Geolander A/T-S. These are the cheapest option, of the 3, but also scored the lowest (10th) on the Tirerack.com survey. Per tire: $118 (245/75), $124 (265/75) & $132 (285/75).

Next up is the more aggressive General Grabber AT 2. They run $133/$150/$158 for the same sizes, respectively. These were tied for 8th on the TR.com survey.

And the middle-of-the-road, semi-aggressive, #1 ranking tire in the tirerack.com customer survey for on-/off-road all-terrain tires is the Firestone Destination A/T. For the sizes aforementioned, prices run: $114/$124/$172.

Any experiences with these tires? Any insight regarding sizing for my purpose? I'd like the 285s for the additional height and beefiness, but I also drive 500 miles (each way is about 35 miles highway (60-65) and 15 miles town/stop-and-go) so fuel consumption is a slight concern (not worried about a 1-2MPG loss, but would be about ~5). As I mentioned, currently at stock ride height ('04 XLT 4WD).

Again, I appreciate all the help y'all have given me. Thank you
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All of those are decent tires. I would go with the Firestones personally.
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Summit Racing SUM-174-5865GN - Summit Racing® Nomad Diamond Cut Wheels - Overview - SummitRacing.com

I personally like the Nomads, they are pretty much color matched to your truck


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I was going to suggest the same thing... check out Kyle's (Ranger4.0) truck to see how they look!


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https://www.ranger-forums.com/f70/dsg-power-111858/
these are the best pics of my truck that i can find for you
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Awesome! Thanks for the pics, Kyle. Do you like your 15x8s, or do you wish you'd gone with 16x8s?

Thanks, Trent. What would you think for size? At stock (245/75) the Firestones are cheapest, but at 285/75 they're most expensive ($172/per, vs. $158 & $132).
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