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: Choose your color and rim combo on the new 9-5!


J-Rod
2nd June 2010, 10:24 PM
http://www.saab.com/global/en/start#/Cars/all-new-9-5/colours-and-wheels/360-colours-wheels/

I went for arctic white over Carve wheels. How about you?

zachc
2nd June 2010, 10:29 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/jgnnfb.jpg

so awesome.

Rennsport1
3rd June 2010, 01:34 PM
Granite Grey, 19X8.5 Edge alloys.

J-Rod
3rd June 2010, 01:41 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/jgnnfb.jpg

so awesome.
Nice. That was my dad's choice.

Rennsport, that looks sweet too. :cheesy:

oviedo
3rd June 2010, 03:15 PM
Too bad they donīt do any more 3 spoke alloy wheels. They were a very saaby detail, that was lost when GM bought saab in 2000. I do understand they donīt put the window controlls in the center console anymore because of cost-cutting reasons, but thereīs no reason not to make those saaby rims again.

DavidMorgan
3rd June 2010, 03:41 PM
This has been around for over a month ..

It'll be good when all is there so that cars can be ordered .. New Saab needs to change gear ..:confused:

J-Rod
3rd June 2010, 03:44 PM
This has been around for over a month ..

It'll be good when all is there so that cars can be ordered .. New Saab needs to change gear ..:confused:
Yeah, I know, I just now thought about putting it on here. :)

Yeah, I can't wait for that.

ivanwakeup
3rd June 2010, 03:45 PM
I really don't like any of the wheels available on this thing that much. I like the 5 spoke "turbines" and the 19 inch wheels at the end the best, but even those are still just "meh". The new 9-5 could easily pull off much flashier rims without a doubt.

Give me one with a set of the three spoke 19'' hirsch wheels or a set of BBS CH wheels and i'm happy :cool:.

DavidMorgan
3rd June 2010, 04:11 PM
Yeah, I know, I just now thought about putting it on here. :)

Yeah, I can't wait for that.

No problem but it was first posted here April 24 and since we have no Search and difficult to find records older than 1 month are unobtainable :evil:
This is what happens .. not your fault :)

Cheers.

J-Rod
3rd June 2010, 04:13 PM
No problem but it was first posted here April 24 ... and since we have no Search and records older than 1 month are unobtainable :evil:
This is what happens .. not your fault :)

Cheers.
Ooooooh, okay. :)

TooMany2cvs
3rd June 2010, 04:22 PM
I still want the hover option...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4547807090_b0809dca3e.jpg

Shame you can't get it with the stealth paint, though.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4545636609_0a902bc1fe.jpg

(Unless they've fixed it, <checks: nope, still broken> change rapidly between wheels and/or paint colours a few times.)

PeriSoft
3rd June 2010, 09:19 PM
Did anyone else find the special feature?

http://www.perisoft.org/saabdonk.jpg

zachc
3rd June 2010, 09:35 PM
^^HELL YEAH!

i want spinners so bad. and chrome. the ladies could check themselves out just by looking at my wheels.

PeriSoft
3rd June 2010, 09:58 PM
In other news, did anybody else notice that there's an option for 17" steel rims with plastic covers? Who the hell buys a $50,000 car with steel rims and hub caps?!

J-Rod
3rd June 2010, 10:21 PM
In other news, did anybody else notice that there's an option for 17" steel rims with plastic covers? Who the hell buys a $50,000 car with steel rims and hub caps?!
How did you do the first one?? My friend and I couldn't stop laughing!

And yes, I did notice that. It's probably for the people that plan to put aftermarket rims on it and don't want to pay out the butt for the stock ones.

PeriSoft
3rd June 2010, 10:33 PM
How did you do the first one?? My friend and I couldn't stop laughing!

And yes, I did notice that. It's probably for the people that plan to put aftermarket rims on it and don't want to pay out the butt for the stock ones.

40 minutes in photoshop, backed up by 16 years of practice! :cheesy:

It's actually a bit of a rush job. There are some problems. But on the whole it's not bad.

If you're curious, here's what the photoshop image looks like if I put red outlines on the separate layers:

http://www.perisoft.org/saabdonkhowto.jpg

The first thing I did was upscale the originals by 200%; any errors you make pretty much disappear when you scale back down again.

The donk wheels were cut out of a picture I found (http://atxcrew.com/donk.jpg) with google image search. The cutouts were adjusted in brightness/contrast to match the color 'theme' of the Saab shot; the rear wheel and suspension/far wheel were separated and scaled separately.

The front passenger wheel is a copy of the front driver's wheel, but flipped horizontally so it's not obvious it's a copy. It's scaled down a little for perspective, but more importantly it's quite a bit darker to make it look like it's in the shadow.

I used the 'invisible car' and 'invisible wheels' technique to create two backdrops, and combine them so I had a blank background. It wasn't totally blank, though; the wheel reflections were still there. Those were covered up with the four trapezoids; I cut a clean segment of the 'floor' out and perspective adjusted each copy to overlay the wheel reflections.

This could have been done more cleanly by rotating the wheels-only shot to multiple positions and compositing the result to yield a true clean background, but I didn't think to do it at the time.

The saab car body was easy; just cut it out and move it up.

The shadow was cut out and resized to match the altered geometry.

The 'take a spin' text was copied, and the area under it was erased using the healing brush. The copy was pasted back on top with 'darken' so it overlaid the saab body that was now high enough that it overlaid the original 'take a spin' text.

The wheel reflections are copies of the wheel layers, inverted. I dropped the contrast down almost all the way, put the brightness up almost all the way, and set them to multiply, dropped the alpha a bit, and hand-erased gradually to create the fade.

The same was used for the little donk wheel in the wheel list.

Scale back down to the right size, and voila! Nothing to it! Saabdonk! :cheesy:

J-Rod
3rd June 2010, 10:44 PM
40 minutes in photoshop, backed up by 16 years of practice! :cheesy:

It's actually a bit of a rush job. There are some problems. But on the whole it's not bad.

If you're curious, here's what the photoshop image looks like if I put red outlines on the separate layers:

http://www.perisoft.org/saabdonkhowto.jpg

The first thing I did was upscale the originals by 200%; any errors you make pretty much disappear when you scale back down again.

The donk wheels were cut out of a picture I found (http://atxcrew.com/donk.jpg) with google image search. The cutouts were adjusted in brightness/contrast to match the color 'theme' of the Saab shot; the rear wheel and suspension/far wheel were separated and scaled separately.

The front passenger wheel is a copy of the front driver's wheel, but flipped horizontally so it's not obvious it's a copy. It's scaled down a little for perspective, but more importantly it's quite a bit darker to make it look like it's in the shadow.

I used the 'invisible car' and 'invisible wheels' technique to create two backdrops, and combine them so I had a blank background. It wasn't totally blank, though; the wheel reflections were still there. Those were covered up with the four trapezoids; I cut a clean segment of the 'floor' out and perspective adjusted each copy to overlay the wheel reflections.

This could have been done more cleanly by rotating the wheels-only shot to multiple positions and compositing the result to yield a true clean background, but I didn't think to do it at the time.

The saab car body was easy; just cut it out and move it up.

The shadow was cut out and resized to match the altered geometry.

The 'take a spin' text was copied, and the area under it was erased using the healing brush. The copy was pasted back on top with 'darken' so it overlaid the saab body that was now high enough that it overlaid the original 'take a spin' text.

The wheel reflections are copies of the wheel layers, inverted. I dropped the contrast down almost all the way, put the brightness up almost all the way, and set them to multiply, dropped the alpha a bit, and hand-erased gradually to create the fade.

The same was used for the little donk wheel in the wheel list.

Scale back down to the right size, and voila! Nothing to it! Saabdonk! :cheesy:
That's really interesting! I need to learn some photoshop techniques.

PeriSoft
3rd June 2010, 10:58 PM
That's really interesting! I need to learn some photoshop techniques.

It's a lot more about knowing what you want visually than the technical skill. I'm not insanely great technically - I don't use a lot of the features in the app - but I have a lot of experience being able to visualize the result I want. Like, for this, the hard part is finding a source image (the donk) that will match the lighting and perspective of the original. When I realized I could rotate the Saab, I found a donk picture taken with roughly the same *VERTICAL* angle, and then adjusted the rotation of the car to match...

It's much easier to know how to do stuff in Photoshop than it is to know what to do. It's a hell of a lot of fun, though.

THEOLDMAN
4th June 2010, 08:22 AM
http://dyc.saab-web.com/main/image/2010/ignite/exterior/95_SEDAN/quarter/small/06/0601010101000004.jpg

No wheels that I like...but that's Saab's offerings.

thestig99
4th June 2010, 09:17 AM
So the first thing I noticed is that the 300hp V6 AWD option only comes with an automatic.

But I went for glacier silver and turbines.