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      02-01-2010, 01:01 PM   #45
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I personally love the breyton Race GTS wheels in matt grey - see sig
Is your car SGM, as well? I dunno, didn't really like matte black rims that much but then again, what do I know lol.
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      02-02-2010, 04:29 AM   #46
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Get HyperSilver VMR 710 with Bridgestone RE-11 Tires, you won't be sorry.
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I have the same sparkling graphite sedan and went with the M3 wheels. I have yet to put them on since I am waiting for spring. They have dark gray on the inside lip and looked absolutely awesome on the M3 sedan I saw at the dealer. Not necessarily the most original I understand but I really like them.
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Can never go wrong with the classic silver setup. It always looks good regardless of the color of the car.

Matte black with a polished lip looks nice, but it's been done.

If you want something completely different, you're gonna have to take the risk and go bold. Black with an orange time attack style or even black with a green time attack style. A little subtle but noticeably different.

Here's mine with a few different sets over the years.

SSR Professor - matte black face with polished lip


Volk RE-30 in a gunmetal color. Forgot the exact color name



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Damn Andrew, your pictures melted my modem.

Nice history of wheels you got there. BBS LM-Rs are also my favorite.
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I have the same sparkling graphite sedan and went with the M3 wheels. I have yet to put them on since I am waiting for spring. They have dark gray on the inside lip and looked absolutely awesome on the M3 sedan I saw at the dealer. Not necessarily the most original I understand but I really like them.
I like the M3 wheels but wanted an aftermarket look. Maybe if I got an M3 one day I'd have them. But even then I'd probably switch those out too

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Can never go wrong with the classic silver setup. It always looks good regardless of the color of the car.

Matte black with a polished lip looks nice, but it's been done.

If you want something completely different, you're gonna have to take the risk and go bold. Black with an orange time attack style or even black with a green time attack style. A little subtle but noticeably different.

Here's mine with a few different sets over the years.

SSR Professor - matte black face with polished lip


Volk RE-30 in a gunmetal color. Forgot the exact color name



VMR's


ATF (all time favorite) BBS LM-R
Fell in love with the RE-30's, as those were my first choice, to begin with. They look awesome on that car Especially that first bronze-ish looking color.

VMR's in silver look better than I thought. Like the concavity of them, too.

Looks like its gonna be between those two. BBS LM's I've always liked, just see them a wee bit too much on here
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Andrew do you have more pics of the LMR setup on you car? Would love to seem ore angles of it!
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if you're looking to match the car, EAS just came out with a new custom powdercoat called "Storm Gray" for their VB3s (CSLs). i think it'll look perfect with sparkling graphite. i might get them for my space gray. i wanted something very dark but not toatally blacked out.
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i have the bmw performance rims on my sg e90. which is brushed aluminum. i love the contrast that it has with SG. Looks really good and classy. However im going to get matte black v701 soon
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I ran into this problem with my ZHP and having the color the first year it came out.

We tried Gold LM's and it was somewhat interesting; we ended up with Silver LM's and I didn't look back.

It's kind of hard to match a wheel color to SGM as the car changes color all throughout the day....

I wanted to try and run a bronze wheel set, but never got around to trying to make it work-

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if you're looking to match the car, EAS just came out with a new custom powdercoat called "Storm Gray" for their VB3s (CSLs). i think it'll look perfect with sparkling graphite. i might get them for my space gray. i wanted something very dark but not toatally blacked out.
Yeah me too, either that or hyperblack, I'm actually starting to like Matte black VMR's the more I see them, its just that my entire trim line (sills, roofline, tint, grilles) has to be black also, and I'm just fine with that

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i have the bmw performance rims on my sg e90. which is brushed aluminum. i love the contrast that it has with SG. Looks really good and classy. However im going to get matte black v701 soon
I like OEM, but want to stay away from it. No particular reason, I just do.

V701's are really nice. I think once I get the wheels I'll just post them on this thread so everyone can see
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I ran into this problem with my ZHP and having the color the first year it came out.

We tried Gold LM's and it was somewhat interesting; we ended up with Silver LM's and I didn't look back.

It's kind of hard to match a wheel color to SGM as the car changes color all throughout the day....

I wanted to try and run a bronze wheel set, but never got around to trying to make it work-

LM's FTW:

Yeah, that E46 is beautiful I love the LM's but feel they look a lot better on E46's than E90's. Plus it seems like just about everyone on here has a set.

And yes, our color is very ambiguous. Mine is covered in snow residue right now

I'm really starting to like more and more the concavity of the VMR's though.. in matte black/hypersilver I think I may become a victim.

Also, any of you guys (or all of you ) running 19's on E90's, can you suggest dimensions/tires of appropriate tire sizes for DD'ing? I plan on putting them on all-seasons and driving them all throughout the year. As well as what finish will not corrode due to salt on the roads due to snow, etc. Thanks so much guys, you are really helping out a bunch!!
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I hear you on this being a tough color to compliment. I personally prefer silver/OEM silver/hypersilver type colors to stand out against the otherwise muted color.

If you want to go dark I think you have to go all the way and to the shadowline trim and maybe even black grills. Then I think the dark rims look great.

Just my 2 cents. I actually just picked up some 189s for the summer so mine will look just like Hugo330is sig. Spring cant get here soon enough.
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Another vote for hypersilver VMR's...


Fell in love with the RE-30's, as those were my first choice, to begin with. They look awesome on that car Especially that first bronze-ish looking color.

VMR's in silver look better than I thought. Like the concavity of them, too.

Looks like its gonna be between those two. BBS LM's I've always liked, just see them a wee bit too much on here
Ya, I miss the RE30's alot. Loved the look and they only weighed 19lbs for a 19x10. Super light!

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Andrew do you have more pics of the LMR setup on you car? Would love to seem ore angles of it!
Here you go! Some are a bit old, but looks the same.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=evo119
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ght=emeryville
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Ya, I miss the RE30's alot. Loved the look and they only weighed 19lbs for a 19x10. Super light!



Here you go! Some are a bit old, but looks the same.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=evo119
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Sweet man, when are you selling those rims i call dibs!
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I hear you on this being a tough color to compliment. I personally prefer silver/OEM silver/hypersilver type colors to stand out against the otherwise muted color.

If you want to go dark I think you have to go all the way and to the shadowline trim and maybe even black grills. Then I think the dark rims look great.

Just my 2 cents. I actually just picked up some 189s for the summer so mine will look just like Hugo330is sig. Spring cant get here soon enough.
That's exactly where I was going with the darker colored rims. The pic in my sig is just what it looked like the day after I got it. It will be updated significantly later on And I used to want some 189's REAL bad, actually. But since they always offered them on the E92/3 and just started offering them on E90 LCI sport packages, I really didn't wanna throw them on my '08 E90.

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Ya, I miss the RE30's alot. Loved the look and they only weighed 19lbs for a 19x10. Super light!



Here you go! Some are a bit old, but looks the same.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=evo119
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ght=emeryville
Yeah, those will be the ultimate choice should all else fail. And that E90 with the LM's and CF hood is NASTY Especially in those pics in the first link. Very nice
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If you don't know where to begin, then direction is greatly appreciated, espcailly when you haven't seen any set of wheels on your car other than OEM 162's.

Sometimes I just don't understand why people post on certain threads when they have absolutely nothing to contribute. SMFH.
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Go for a colour (Im a Brit) that goes with the Chrome window trim - contrast with the SGM. Going the whole way and getting Chrome rims would be too much, no one wants to look like a dealer But the tones between the 162's you have now and Chrome, if that is what everyone understands as Hypersilver, I think that would look best.
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I orginally wanted ACS BiColour but only silver was available. I'm glad iwent silver now, and i love the 19 concave.
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Go for a colour (Im a Brit) that goes with the Chrome window trim - contrast with the SGM. Going the whole way and getting Chrome rims would be too much, no one wants to look like a dealer But the tones between the 162's you have now and Chrome, if that is what everyone understands as Hypersilver, I think that would look best.
You know, I'm actually getting the chrome switched out with the shadowline trim. My chrome has the finish wearing off of it and it will look much better blacked out around the edges, especially after the tint is done next week And I NEVER wanted chrome rims lol, I'll leave that to the youngins in the Cadillacs

Hypersilver was one of my first choices, but its looking like gunmetal V710's. Haven't seen that finish very much/at all on this board, especially on my color. Don't mind being one of the few

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I orginally wanted ACS BiColour but only silver was available. I'm glad iwent silver now, and i love the 19 concave.
Those ACS look so mean . The concavity is real nice on those, but I was never much of an ACS fan, personally. And it looks like you have an E92? Almost everything looks better on a coupe, ya know
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