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XFR - New Wheels!

 
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:55 PM
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Finally found a set of 20 inch rims that I really liked. These are from the Niche 2018 catalog called the Vosso. Fronts are 20x9 ET 38 and Rears are 20x10.5 ET 40.

Next step is to black out all of the chrome pieces.






A shot of the OEM Draco wheels. I liked the look and wheel design, but they were just too tucked in to the wheel well, especially the rear with the ET66 offset!
 
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I have yet to see a set of wheels that I think look better on the XF than the Dracos, but these are super sharp. I agree with you too about what it does for the stance of the car. Did you ever consider getting spacers?

As far as blacking out chrome pieces, couldn't agree more. Gives the car a much more sinister look. Have you thought about having the roof panel and rails wrapped black also? I believe theres a guy with a white XFR-S that recently had it done, and I have mine done like that too and I love it. When I take the blue wrap off mine (back to white lol) I'll either leave the roof or have it re-wrapped black. It may not be for everyone, and maybe you should keep yours the way it is so we don't all end up with carbon copy XFs

As a side note, kudos on the photography skills. I've seen several of the pictures you post and they always look great!
 

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I have yet to see a set of wheels that I think look better on the XF than the Dracos, but these are super sharp. I agree with you too about what it does for the stance of the car. Did you ever consider getting spacers?

As far as blacking out chrome pieces, couldn't agree more. Gives the car a much more sinister look. Have you thought about having the roof panel and rails wrapped black also? I believe theres a guy with a white XFR-S that recently had it done, and I have mine done like that too and I love it. When I take the blue wrap off mine (back to white lol) I'll either leave the roof or have it re-wrapped black. It may not be for everyone, and maybe you should keep yours the way it is so we don't all end up with carbon copy XFs

As a side note, kudos on the photography skills. I've seen several of the pictures you post and they always look great!
I wish Jag kept the Dracos special to the R, seeing them on every XF with a sport pack kinda took the fun out for me. I am not a big fan of spacers because I tried them on my old 135i, the unsprung mass from the spacers made a noticeable difference in handling (in a bad way). XFR is not a light car, but adding more weight, especially at those crucial places did not seem right to me.

I have thought about wrapping the roof, but I think it's a trend that even Manufacturers have started employing, I see that style on the new Mercs, Kias, and even Camrys I believe. So, kinda on the fence about it.

And thanks for the compliments!
 
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I've been looking at a set of Niche wheels as well, in exactly the sizes you have. I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what offsets I'd need for my 2013 XFR. Seriously, it's been killing me. Have you experienced any rubbing? What size tires did you get? Any info you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Originally Posted by GritsNCornbread View Post
I've been looking at a set of Niche wheels as well, in exactly the sizes you have. I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what offsets I'd need for my 2013 XFR. Seriously, it's been killing me. Have you experienced any rubbing? What size tires did you get? Any info you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
I love these wheels too (and the price!!) but it look as though they are only available in 72.6mm hub.

Ours are 63.4 so you'll need hub-centric rings (or ride them on the lug bolts)
 
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Are you looking to sell your original wheels? PM me if so.
 
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Originally Posted by GritsNCornbread View Post
I've been looking at a set of Niche wheels as well, in exactly the sizes you have. I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what offsets I'd need for my 2013 XFR. Seriously, it's been killing me. Have you experienced any rubbing? What size tires did you get? Any info you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
The fronts are absolutely flush with the body (38mm offset). The rears stick out slightly because they are 20x10.5 rim with a 40mm offset. If only Niche made a 45mm offset wheel, they would be perfect for the XFR. I have had 0 issues with rubbing, even with 4 people in the car. I run 265/35/20 front and 295/30/20 on the rear, no fitment issues.

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I love these wheels too (and the price!!) but it look as though they are only available in 72.6mm hub.

Ours are 63.4 so you'll need hub-centric rings (or ride them on the lug bolts)
Yes I run these wheels with the hub-centric rings and they came with the wheel kit when I purchased them on CarID. No issues for the 5 months I had them on.


 

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Beautiful car man!!! Did it come with the blacked out chrome aroudn the windows is that something you added (painted?)
 
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Beautiful car man!!! Did it come with the blacked out chrome aroudn the windows is that something you added (painted?)
Thank you sir! I had the chrome trim around the windows, grill, blade on the trunk and the roof wrapped with 3M gloss black vinyl.
 
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Are you looking to sell your original wheels? PM me if so.
Sorry no, I am keeping them to sell with the car and part out the aftermarket rims.
 
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Exactly what I was thinking doing (sorry but my car coudl be a clone but AWD not R)) but was also thinking the spoiler well not sure how that would look

Now ta tI saw your car more convinced than ever.
 
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Looking good!
 
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