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      03-20-2008, 04:44 AM   #1
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Gold rims but delivered with wrong bolt colour, your oppinion

I need your oppinion guys. My wheels arrived today at the wheel shop. I actually ordered the wheels with black matte bolts but they came with chrome bolts. Now I have to decide whether I should take the wheels with chrome bolts or if they should re-assamble the wheels and use black bolts.
What do you guys think? Rims are 20” for a AW E92…

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      03-20-2008, 05:01 AM   #2
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chrome looks fine, should match with the lip

not sure about the black bolts though, a picture of those wheels would black bolts would help us help you
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      03-20-2008, 06:31 AM   #3
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Go with black, chrome will draw too much attention to the center cap.
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I'd keep it chrome, black seems outta place
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      03-20-2008, 06:48 AM   #5
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keep them
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i think chrome bolts are better then OEM blacks. Got those today with wheels myself, very happy with the look.

like said, chrome bolt will match the lip nicely!
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Stay with Chrome!! What wheels are these?
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      03-20-2008, 07:28 AM   #8
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Just to make sure you guys understand which bolts i mean. I talk about the bolts around the wheel center, not about the bolts which the wheel is mounted to the car with.

The wheels are Work VS-XX
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oh you mean the center cap? Its gonna be silver not black? ... why not BMW logo?
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      03-20-2008, 08:12 AM   #10
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no i talk about the bolts, marked with the red arrows
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eh.. ok. Wish hey were same color as rim to be honest, but in silver its not too bad. I think black would have been worse, but need a pic of them on car to understand better.
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Well, I like the silver just fine.........but considering what you paid for those VS-XX's I would get them EXACTLY the way I wanted them.

Send them back.

BTW, VS-XX's are the only other wheels I would trade my Jlines for, they are going to look awesome on AW!!!!!!!!!
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I think black bolts might look a little out of place, since nothing else on the wheel is black. It might match up okay when the tire is mounted, but it's hard to tell without pictures.

I personally would keep the silver bolts. Gold rims already draw attention to themselves, so a little more "bling" doesn't hurt.

Beautiful wheels either way. Make sure to post pics when they are on the car.
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      03-20-2008, 09:24 AM   #14
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Leave them chrome same a the lip. And try to get a small refund for theyre mistake
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Chrome is for Harleys...j/k
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wow, the black bolts on the VSXX w/ gold spokes dont look good...

Here i have a picture. I was about to buy these wheels except I didnt like the black rivets!!! Thats so crazy how you got them w/ chrome rivets...

Black rivets w/ gold just dont look right....I WISH I knew these wheels came w/ chrome rivets, black rivets make the wheels look too busy

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black bolts look good... this is my analysis

black bolts= very nice, more race looking...

chrome bolts= very nice, more classy looking...

which would i choose??? hard choice, but id probably go with the chrome bolts
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return them, both black and chrome are NASSSSDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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Tell them to alternate between one black and one chrome bolt, and so on..
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I thought he meant the actual lug nuts to hold the wheels on the car, lol.

Gold looks good, man. Black looks weird..looks like they're holes and someone shot bullets in all around your wheels.
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black looks wierd. Might suit some GT3 Porshe, but not here. I say stick with chromed ones.
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