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      Junior Member Spyder999's Avatar
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      Which wheels do you prefer?

      I bought a 12 XC60 AWD T6 R design which came with the 20" Cratus rims, which I'll use with winter rubber from November to February, but then I ordered from Volvo of Sweden and second set of 20" Candor rims (unavailable in North America), to be used from March to October.
      I'd like a few opinions on which is more preferred visually.
      Thx

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      My $.02. I prefer simple 5/6 spoke EASY to clean wheels. Either style here OK to my eyes.
      I HATE, repeat HATE black painted wheels. Don't care what they look like once they're painted black.
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      #2... I have #1 on my '10 V70, and they are dated to me now. So, I like the modern look of #2.
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      #1. the silver five spokes make the wheels look huge, which is a good thing. The black wheels seem to do the opposite, makes the wheels look smaller.
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      Thx for the reply guys. =)
      Its interesting, 3 replies, 1 votes for both, 1 votes for modern black and 1 votes for classic silver... so exactly even.

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      My vote is for #1. For ME, the black is not as classy as the original.
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      Normally I like darker wheels, but the silver wheels do match your trim molding, roof rails, and mirror caps, thus making it a slightly more cohesive look.
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      My vote is for the first ones (Silver). I like how they visually connect with the running boards.
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      Which wheels do you prefer?

      Quote Originally Posted by irollturbo View Post
      My vote is for the first ones (Silver). I like how they visually connect with the running boards.
      At the end I have to agree with you...well seen. The black ones are a bit too crowded.


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      Prefer the silver. Like simple spoked wheels with 5 or 7 spokes. Don't like wheels with even number spokes; they look static somehow.

      I don't generally like black wheels, white wheels or colored wheels. I've seen a few examples I've liked, but not many.

      And frankly, I think 20" wheels are too big for that car. They're right on the edge of making it look like a donk car. I HATE the donk style!

      I'd stick with 18" or 19" tops. They're more in proportion with the size and the lines of the car. The big wheels make the car look short and stubby.

      And, practically speaking, big wheels mean ultra low profile tires. In the pot-holed moonscape that are the streets and roads of Wisconsin, the ride would be really, really rough. And hitting a big hole would be likely to bend or even crack a wheel. I know this from bitter, expensive experience.

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      Thank you for creating this topic

      Hello, Thanks for creating this interesting topic. I prefer the second one.

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      I prefer #1 and I’ll echo the simple design and silver color as to why. I was actually looking for a set of Cratus to upgrade to from the Zephyrus on my XC, but ultimately decided 20” is too large for the condition of our roads. I went with a 19” design used on the new SPA XC60s instead.
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