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      11-02-2005, 07:11 AM   #1
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162 Wheels too shiney?

I had my mind set on getting a 330i with sports package and the 162 wheels. Te 162s look so nice in the pictures, but I went to a dealship today and they looked very shiney and chrome-like. Is this how all of the 162s look? I wonder why they look brushed in all the pictures. Anyone have a comment on this?
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^^^^^ This is exactly how they should look.

THe 162 are just painted regular silver, like 90% of other BMW wheels. It should not look polished or brushed at all, if it is, this might be something the dealer did on their own to try and make it look different.
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dont worry about it, drive the car one block and the black brake dust will dirty them up.
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dont worry about it, drive the car one block and the black brake dust will dirty them up.
LOL, yes Bimmers give off an insane amount of brake dust.
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if i m not mistaken I think some dealers were getting them chromed. Maybe that s what you saw. See link below


http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=chromed+162
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if i m not mistaken I think some dealers were getting them chromed. Maybe that s what you saw. See link below


http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=chromed+162
getting them chromed.....plus charging the customer an extra $1,895 or so for it.....
unbelievable! You can get them chrome after purchasing the vehicle for so much less!
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i don t think he wants them chrome
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i don t think he wants them chrome
I know........I was replying to your comment about chrome 162's.
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^^^^^ This is exactly how they should look.

THe 162 are just painted regular silver, like 90% of other BMW wheels. It should not look polished or brushed at all, if it is, this might be something the dealer did on their own to try and make it look different.
Thanks everyone! After talking to ANOTHER salesman, I figured out the wheels were chromed to get another look. Too shiney for me, I decided to go with the standard 162 look.
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