Colour-matched covers vs. bundts. Pros/cons?

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Colour-matched covers vs. bundts. Pros/cons?

Post by New123 » Sat 29 Dec, 2012 8:09 pm

My 230E has a nice set of wheel covers and I think they look pretty good, esp with the white walls.

However, I have been contemplating putting a set of (of 5) 14 " bundts on, also with whitewalls.

Are there any major pros or cons to this decision, other than whether or not I like the looks? Major diff. in unsprung weight? (I know this is not a "performance" vehicle, but I'll take any help I can get!)

What are the general thoughts on aesthetics - are bundts better looking or are the classic wheel covers more preferred?

(This is, of course, assuming the bundts are cleaned up nice and looking new).

I appreciate any comments for either side.

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Re: Colour-matched covers vs. bundts. Pros/cons?

Post by Giles » Sat 29 Dec, 2012 10:48 pm

Hi Toby,

This is a complex issue you are dealing with.

Here are a few examples from my recent cars.