Agreed on the OEM being satin black. Also would like if they could design it to fit the tesla Center caps as they seemed to have purposefully created them to only use their own plastic with R etched in. Cheesy!I think the re-designed aero covers would look better than the orbitals if they were painted satin black instead of grey.
But the orbitals look like mini Uberturbines, which look good
I don't like the fake lug nuts on the orbitals. Hope they re-design them and remove them on the next version
Our Orbitals were also starting to rattle so I took them off and used gaff tape on each pinch point where it grabs the stock wheel which stopped the rattling. I did see a tiny bit of scraping in the same stop so this should also help with the scratching as well.
The part I REALLY don't like about the Orbitals is getting the center hub out to get the cap off. It is really a pain and I dented / scratched the cap taking it off. Now I have a prying tool and have to slowly work your way around to get it out, but still a pain.
Having said that I do like the look compared to stock areo's, but I did see a slight decrease in range with them, much better than just the center cap adapter with all the spokes showing, but not as good as the stock areo's.
They don’t cover the edge of the rim like the orbitals do but that’s not really a concern to me.I added a set of black Orbitals to my car last week. They arrived in a few days after ordering and included a whole bunch of foam strips.
By the time I'd finished adding the foam to the 4th one I'd figured out how to do it.
I removed the original covers ages ago, but so far I can't really verify for sure that consumption has reduced by 2% or not.
The Orbtals do look pretty darned nice though, even it its only because they're relatively rare right now.
Oh - I just zoomed in on your pic - those new OE covers are nicer than the earlier ones aren't they? Do they cover the edge of the rim like the Orbitals do?