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View Poll Results: What color to paint the ltw5's?
Audi Brilliant Silver. Paintcode : 666 1 16.67%
Audi Royal Silver. Paintcode: W90 3 50.00%
Porsche Silver. Paintcode 9A1 2 33.33%
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      11-23-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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Painting ltw5 wheels. What color?

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So i recently bought a set of D-force LTW5 wheels from a friend. They are flat black, but I want to paint them. I have a friend who will paint the wheels for me, he just needs a paint code. I really like the silver that the stock sport style 189 wheels come in, but I cant find a paint code anywhere. I have been looking up different silver wheel colors and have narrowed my choice down to a couple but cant pick one:

1.) Audi Brilliant Silver. Paintcode :666


2.) Audi Royal Silver. Paintcode: W90


3.) Porsche Silver. Paintcode: 9A1


Which one would you choose or which one is the closest match to the stock 189 silver wheel color?
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Is Royal Silver more reflective than the other choices? It's kind of an interesting looking finish.

My choice would either be one or two.
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Is Royal Silver more reflective than the other choices? It's kind of an interesting looking finish.

My choice would either be one or two.
it's kinda like a hyper silver.
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I was also thinking about bmw color #354 (titanium silver metallic). Saw a thread where this guy had his m contours painted this color, and it turned out nice.


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So I eventually got them painted titanium silver metallic (#354). Here are some updated pics of them on my car.


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Wheels look excellent. I've been looking for pics of silver ltw5s on e9x. Are these 18"s?
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From looking at the profile height of the tires, they do appear to be the 18" setup.
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Are these 18"s?
They are indeed 18's. 18x9 front, and 18x10 rear.
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Could you post more pics of your car? I've been thinking about getting these, but I have been having trouble finding pic of them on an E9x.
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Could you post more pics of your car? I've been thinking about getting these, but I have been having trouble finding pic of them on an E9x.
Tire sizes for reference: F 245/40/18, R 275/35/18
I dont really have many pics yet because the wheels just went on the car about a month ago and its winter here in MD lol. I was going to do a couple more higher quality photoshoots in the spring, but here is a quick one snapped by another photographer when a bunch of local bmw people met up for a small gathering!

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Looks very sporty. Great color choice.
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sorry for so many questions...I've rarely seen posts on these for street use and I'm thinking about them.
did you need spacers and / or have you had any rubbing issues?
(assuming) you replaced heavier wheels with these, do you notice any change in your car's performance?
thanks again for your pics, car looks sharp
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sorry for so many questions...I've rarely seen posts on these for street use and I'm thinking about them.
did you need spacers and / or have you had any rubbing issues?
(assuming) you replaced heavier wheels with these, do you notice any change in your car's performance?
thanks again for your pics, car looks sharp
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The offsets for these wheels ensure little to no rubbing issues, but if you go 18x9 in the front, you'll want to use a minimum of 3mm spacers to prevent the inside from hitting the struts. I used 5mm spacers in the front, for example. The rears fit and do not rub (no spacers needed). Before I put 275's on the rear, they had 285 size NT05's, with no rubbing issues.

I did feel a difference. The car feels lighter, ideally steering. Also it seemed a little faster on acceleration, but I have not tested it with verifyable evidence. I had stock 189 sport package wheels on before these. The LTW5's are like 18 pounds each.
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The offsets for these wheels ensure little to no rubbing issues, but if you go 18x9 in the front, you'll want to use a minimum of 3mm spacers to prevent the inside from hitting the struts. I used 5mm spacers in the front, for example. The rears fit and do not rub (no spacers needed). Before I put 275's on the rear, they had 285 size NT05's, with no rubbing issues.

I did feel a difference. The car feels lighter, ideally steering. Also it seemed a little faster on acceleration, but I have not tested it with verifyable evidence. I had stock 189 sport package wheels on before these. The LTW5's are like 18 pounds each.
thanks, good info
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