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      02-12-2010, 08:17 PM   #67
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Kinda late on the thread, but just took some pics of my SG w/ black rims this afternoon. took it on an iphone so pic quality isnt the greatest. tried to adjust the quality but it came out crappy and pretty much lost interest fixing it. lol


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You know, that's what I'm steadily leaning toward. I keep seeing the color in my head, and nothing else seems to work. At least that narrows the selection down by a ton



I thought about that briefly in the beginning. You have any other shots of them on the car?
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Gunmetal FTW . Silver is safe and the right rims can look really good. Black with polished lip is OK but kinda predictable. Personally, not into all black rims on SG. Gold with polished lip would be interesting*, especially if you had saddle or beige interior. (*Somebody on this forum had something like this-> Here ya go: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...+graphite+gold )

Me, I'm a silver car with silver wheels kinda guy... and SG with gunmetal is the two-steps-closer-to-murdered version.
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      02-12-2010, 09:30 PM   #69
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silver works best imho. clean, classic, and offers good contrast.

i also like gunmetal (darker shades would be better) and black.

i'm not a fan of hyper black on sg though.
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really late to this but here goes

I like anthracite on anthracite.
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Kinda late on the thread, but just took some pics of my SG w/ black rims this afternoon. took it on an iphone so pic quality isnt the greatest. tried to adjust the quality but it came out crappy and pretty much lost interest fixing it. lol


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Yeah, I guess black still isn't my first choice. But the iPhone camera has always taken excellent pics, in my opinion

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Gunmetal FTW . Silver is safe and the right rims can look really good. Black with polished lip is OK but kinda predictable. Personally, not into all black rims on SG. Gold with polished lip would be interesting*, especially if you had saddle or beige interior. (*Somebody on this forum had something like this-> Here ya go: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...+graphite+gold )

Me, I'm a silver car with silver wheels kinda guy... and SG with gunmetal is the two-steps-closer-to-murdered version.
Yessss, gunmetal. That is actually going to probably be my final choice. I saw the link to the gold rims e90, but I really don't want to look like an STi

The polished lip with black is very nice, but you're right on the predictability and I don't think it goes best with SGM.
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silver works best imho. clean, classic, and offers good contrast.

i also like gunmetal (darker shades would be better) and black.

i'm not a fan of hyper black on sg though.
Yeah, main choice is gunmetal. The car color itself has too much purple in it, imo, for it to have black rims. Plus I'm on the east coast and black rims are viewed more, eh, ghetto-ey.

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Now that looks fantastic. But again, most things seem to look better on E92s than on E90s Those look great for 18s.
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18" Vortex Tuning 260M Reps.
18x8.5 ET35 + 5mm spacer
18X9.5 ET42 + 12mm spacer





19" MiRo M6 Reps
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19.9.5 ET30





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The last ones

Again, E92s have the proper look for those kinds of wheels.

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Those were my VERY first choice, actually. But I see a lot more RSX's than E90s with those on LOL. Still love them, though.
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Attention all: It is going to be a VMR wheel, V710 or V701, gunmetal powdercoated. It may be a couple months before I get them though (gloss black trim/grilles first to complement the look), but in time for spring I'll just use this thread to post the pics.
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      02-18-2010, 04:32 PM   #79
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Hey Bavarian III,

V710 are nice. I've been considering Gunmetal Forgestar F14s in 18x8.5 and 18x10. They are A LOT lighter than stock and have just a little more meat on the spokes than the V710s. The price is pretty good as well.

I like the 18x10s because I really want 275s in the back. Definitely something to look into.

Good choice on the color! I had Sparkling Gunmetal BBS wheels on my Gunmetal '06 EVO IX MR SE. BADA** wheel and color combo imho.
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good choice with the VMRs i just got silver v710s and i love them, i have a sliver car but suprisingly they look good on it. i may end up powdercoating black with a silver time attack though
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V710 are nice. I've been considering Gunmetal Forgestar F14s in 18x8.5 and 18x10. They are A LOT lighter than stock and have just a little more meat on the spokes than the V710s. The price is pretty good as well.

I like the 18x10s because I really want 275s in the back. Definitely something to look into.

Good choice on the color! I had Sparkling Gunmetal BBS wheels on my Gunmetal '06 EVO IX MR SE. BADA** wheel and color combo imho.
Really? You have a link to those?

And yeah, I thought for a while about the color combo. Didn't want to get anything that I knew would probably look different after they were put on, so I asked my very supportive e90post community to provide all pics/all color combos possible and they have answered.

I really, really liked the concavity of the V710s more than the V718s and other CSL reps, and figured they'd bring out the muscular stance of the sedan more so in a darker color, especially with the base color of the car being a dark, metallic gray And they are "easier" on the wallet than, say, some BBS LM's or something.

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good choice with the VMRs i just got silver v710s and i love them, i have a sliver car but suprisingly they look good on it. i may end up powdercoating black with a silver time attack though
Thanks! I always though that silver on silver never looked bad at all, though. I guess I just didn't want silver because of the contrast with the gray.

But that powdercoated black with silver time attack would look ridiculous. I'm picturing it now. Stuff like that makes me want an E92, sometimes The shape of it is just very nice, and I love the way the taillights look at night.
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Not that I enjoy helping one vendor over another, but mod bargains is the only vendor with 18" in this wheel. Some say 18's look too small on an E90, but I'm more than a little concerned with ride comfort as my E90 is my daily driver.

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Gunmetal FTW . Silver is safe and the right rims can look really good. Black with polished lip is OK but kinda predictable. Personally, not into all black rims on SG. Gold with polished lip would be interesting*, especially if you had saddle or beige interior. (*Somebody on this forum had something like this-> Here ya go: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...+graphite+gold )

Me, I'm a silver car with silver wheels kinda guy... and SG with gunmetal is the two-steps-closer-to-murdered version.
what rims are those? (the gunmetal ones)
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there are alot of wheel colors that look good on SG
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I've always liked hyperblack or silver LC Dynas on SG E90s. IMO you need to make sure your window trim and grills are black (blacklines for E90) to pull of a more aggressive color like h/b - a drop never hurts either. Silver CSLs are classic.
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The silver color offered by BBS on the BBS CH's look amazing on SGM e90s. I know someone had pics of em up somewhere... forget where though... It might be in the e90 wheels thread found here...

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what rims are those? (the gunmetal ones)
I was gonna say V718 but they aren't. Look like some CSL reps with a custom finish.
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