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      01-25-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Smile VMR VB3 or V701??

Which rims for a black LCI E90.

In storm gray or matte black.

Please post your opinion and or pictures
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      01-25-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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V701 in storm gray!
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      01-25-2010, 10:53 PM   #3
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Matte black, carry the theme throughout the car.
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      01-25-2010, 11:13 PM   #4
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matte black!!
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      01-26-2010, 02:02 AM   #5
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V701s is the new kid on the block but the VB3s are still better looking... concaved!
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      01-26-2010, 02:27 AM   #6
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      01-26-2010, 12:01 PM   #7
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How about Jet Anthracite??



It is slightly darker than regular gunmetal, and with a matte finish.

Here is Jet Anthracite on the left, and regular gunmetal on the right



Matte black V701's sure do look good too

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      01-26-2010, 12:45 PM   #8
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i would go with matte black
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Jet anthracite all the way. Because with matte black, your wheels look weird when you apply armour all to the tires.
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      01-26-2010, 04:25 PM   #10
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      01-26-2010, 04:40 PM   #11
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I'm debating similar color wheels on my BSM E92...

The Jet Anthracite finish is amazing in person.
I'm leaning towards that at the moment.

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Matte black, carry the theme throughout the car.
But then I consider this as well... Since I've done matte black throughout the car already..

What to do... haha
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If you're going to murder the car (black tint, blacked out trim on everything not black, tinted tails, etc), matte black. Otherwise, go with the gray. Matte black looks great when your car, tires and wheels are super clean, but once it gets a little dirty, which will happen almost instantly , I've never liked the look that results...
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the car will be completely blacked out but i wont tint the tails. i am not sure whether to go with the Storm Grey or Matte black. if they were Glossy black id be sold instantly
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the car will be completely blacked out but i wont tint the tails. i am not sure whether to go with the Storm Grey or Matte black. if they were Glossy black id be sold instantly
VMR's matte black isn't that matte.
Its certainly not glossy, but it still reflects light to some degree.
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VMR's matte black isn't that matte.
Its certainly not glossy, but it still reflects light to some degree.
Very true, it's closer to a satin finish.
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      01-26-2010, 09:48 PM   #17
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could someone post up some close ups of the matte black V701's please.

and an EAS vendor post some pictures of the Storm Grey rims...?
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Here you go from ericosaur:









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I'd definitely go with the 701's they are a great wheel! Since you car is black any of the two options would be good!

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how about Texture black?

These are shipping out today for one of our customers.

-Wheel: VMR VB3 19" ultra staggered
-Color: eas custom powder coat Texture Black

Here is a comparison shot between standard matte black, and the texture black powder coat:






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now im torn between matte black and textured black! ahhh haha.

I will be running H&R sport springs with these rims. will i rub?
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Not with the correct offsets, 19x8.5 ET35 and 19x9.5 ET33 front and rear for the V701. 19x8.5 ET40 and 19x9.5 ET33 for the VB3 CSL both with 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 tires.
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