Ran over something going about 50 mph this past week that led to what I initially thought was two flat right tires. Turns out my rims were damaged from impact.
Long story short, the rims I have (707 turbines) actually are silver with a medium silver inside which I cannot get from LR. I had bought a set off ebay in 2017 from a seller who listed them as take offs from LR at an auto show. Was not listed as replicas and not priced as replicas (or as high as a dealer), and when they arrived everything looked legit, so I didn't think much of it at the time.
However, I just ordered a replacement rim and found out that the OEM silver 707 turbine has a gunmetal grey inside, not medium silver. So I'm stuck with two rims that I can't match, so since I'm going to have to get a completely new set, I've decided to change the look to rationalize/justify the cost.
I am not certain the rims I have are replicas, because I assume replicas would look identical to OEM (and ebay sellers are not shy stating their rims are replicas), so my theory is maybe these are some sort of pre-production/non-retail rim maybe, but at any rate I made it over 30,000 miles on them without issue.
Here's what I had originally and what I switched to:
I like the following rims and curious to hear any thoughts. Surprisingly each rim below is cheaper than the silver turbine rims which seem to be the most expensive rims LR carries:
-silver/black/gun metal grey five spoke accessory wheels (these have been around since 2014 and are similar to what was on the pre-2018 L405 SV autobiography)
-2018+ silver SVR
-2018+ two tone pincer
-2018+ black pincer
-2018+ SV ATB rims from L405
Here are most of the options on a firenze red sport, I can't find an example with the silver accessory wheels:
The SVR and accessory wheels are nice but may be too similar to what I originally had. And yes I realize how the car came looks nice (sometimes leaving things alone is the right decision!) but I really liked the turbine look and what's done is done .
I'm not so sure going all black as it's maybe a bit too trendy to me and I do like some contrast.
Curious to hear any thoughts--the silver and black accessory rims and two tone pincers can be in a few days, the other wheels would take a week to get in.