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      10-16-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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Can't decide... last detail to order

Hi from Italy (sorry for my ugly english)...
I've signed the order of a e91 (320d) titansilber, and I have a couple of week to finalize the order for the wheel... I don't llike very much the standard style 158 (even if in the pictures are worse than seeing real) and for 110 euros there are the 159s and 160s available...

I was pretty sure for the 160 but in this fantastic forum I read about pain to clean... do you think they look "sport" or "classic" ?

here the 3 models if someone doesn't remember...
Thanks for your advice

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      10-16-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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i would take the last pair, i have the middle ones on my 330i.
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      10-16-2005, 03:00 PM   #3
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Hi from Italy (sorry for my ugly english)...
I've signed the order of a e91 (320d) titansilber, and I have a couple of week to finalize the order for the wheel... I don't llike very much the standard style 158 (even if in the pictures are worse than seeing real) and for 110 euros there are the 159s and 160s available...

I was pretty sure for the 160 but in this fantastic forum I read about pain to clean... do you think they look "sport" or "classic" ?

here the 3 models if someone doesn't remember...
Thanks for your advice

Are the last pair the 160s? If so, I vote for those... I would love to have them on my car, but I guarantee BMW Canada would charge more than 110 Euros to upgrade the standard wheels! As for cleaning them, they will probably take a bit longer to clean than wheels with less spokes, but all you need is a bucket of soapy water and a heavy sponge on a stick (any car care place should have one), and you can short work of them!
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      10-16-2005, 03:57 PM   #4
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Sorry, I didn't mentioned... from above to bottom: 158, 159, 160
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159's still look classy to me
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I like the 159s, but I have those on my 330i, so I'm biased.
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      10-17-2005, 12:19 PM   #8
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I have the 160s on my 330 and they look fabulous when the car and the wheels are clean.
But drive for 5 miles and the wheels pick up lots of brake dust and look awfull.
And cleaning the 160s is a nightmare. It takes for ever and is exhausting because of all the little an small openings you have to get into and scrub.
If I had the choice again, I would choos the 158s. Theyre not as pretty but far easier to keep clean.
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      10-17-2005, 01:08 PM   #9
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Vielen Dank Tierfreund...

Considering I washed my old VW Passat once a quarter (4 times in a year ) the choice is reduced of 1/3...

probabily I'll go with the 159s...

Thanks to all, guys !
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I support your choice, the 160's look too busy to me, too many spokes.

The 159's are a good medium.
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