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      07-23-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Black out my Jet black e90 335xi? Need advice

I am thinking of blacking out my 2010 e90 because I like the aggressive look of black on black. Grille, reflectors, wheels and possibly the tail lights. My dilemma is that this is my DD and I am a Director at a Heathcare IT company. I am worried that the black on black may be too much and come off as ghetto. My compromise would be to go with the black grille and reflectors but skip the black wheels and go with hyper silver or hyper black, something a little more classy looking. I have been looking at jet black e90 pics for days and can't make up my mind. I'm drawn to the black on black look but I don't want to look like a murderer when I pull up to the office.

My wife thinks that black wheels look like spare tires. LOL
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i say go for it

i think all bmw's should have black grilles anyways
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i have a black E92 and just did black reflectors and I'm about to order black kidney grilles and lower grilles and tint and i can post some pics once I'm done but i had a similar mind set... i think all black is a little "ghetto". My wheels are gunmetal vmr 710s and i receive compliments from all ages of people. I think it helps make it looks aggressive, but still maintain some "class".
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I think the black grille is a no brainer, it looks really sweet on a black e9x.
[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/MISC/OEM-Gloss-Black-Kidney-Grilles-BMW-E92-1.jpg[/IMG]

Black reflectors are subtle and an easy/cheap mod that gives the front a clean look.

The black wheels are really the deciding factor. The apex arc-8 satin black wheels looks really nice. But again, might be too much black. And I imagine they are like a black car and look like crap when they are dirty.

Hyper black or gun metal might be a nice offset from all the black. The 2010 e90s don't have chrome trim on windows. It's all black.
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I would say don't black out your tail lights. It'll look more aggressive. If you get new wheels, then get wider than stock rear wheels. I've seen an E90 with wide wheels, and it looks pretty nice and sporty from the back.
Ya, I was going to with 265/35/18 (18x9.5") in the rear. I like the way wider tires look in the rear as well.
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So, if I pulled up to the office like this would you think "Wow, that looks sweet" or "OMG, that dude has a gun!"

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Black out anything you want. Leave the rims. They are what make you look like ur 18 in the ghetto. Leave them alloy and oem.
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So, if I pulled up to the office like this would you think "Wow, that looks sweet" or "OMG, that dude has a gun!"

I'd say " that's one badass director"
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Ok so here are 2 other color options. Pretend they are both e90 lci.

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i have a black E92 and just did black reflectors and I'm about to order black kidney grilles and lower grilles and tint and i can post some pics once I'm done but i had a similar mind set... i think all black is a little "ghetto". My wheels are gunmetal vmr 710s and i receive compliments from all ages of people. I think it helps make it looks aggressive, but still maintain some "class".
Post pics please
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I was considering these wheels, Apex Arc-8 (18x8.5 front, 18x9.5 rear)
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These M355 wheels look pretty sweet....

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Avant%20Garde/M355/avant-garde-m355-wheels-bmw%20(3).jpg[/IMG]

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I'm not sure how sexy my stock rotors and calipers will look underneath. However, the 335i in this pic has stock rotors/calipers.
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I am thinking of blacking out my 2010 e90 because I like the aggressive look of black on black. Grille, reflectors, wheels and possibly the tail lights. My dilemma is that this is my DD and I am a Director at a Heathcare IT company. I am worried that the black on black may be too much and come off as ghetto. My compromise would be to go with the black grille and reflectors but skip the black wheels and go with hyper silver or hyper black, something a little more classy looking. I have been looking at jet black e90 pics for days and can't make up my mind. I'm drawn to the black on black look but I don't want to look like a murderer when I pull up to the office.

My wife thinks that black wheels look like spare tires. LOL
I think carbon fiber grill looks better
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Or just dont wash your wheels...



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Black


Silver CS7
[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Alufelgen%20Wheels/Gallery/CS7/CS7%20Gallery/Silver%20CS7-Black%20E90%20LCI-19%20inches-2.jpg[/IMG]

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Diamond Cut Black SF-71




Hyper black SF-71
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Black out anything you want. Leave the rims. They are what make you look like ur 18 in the ghetto. Leave them alloy and oem.
This man speaks the truth. Don't go with black wheels, or tinted lights of any sort.

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So, if I pulled up to the office like this would you think "Wow, that looks sweet" or "OMG, that dude has a gun!"

I'd think something along the lines of "Hrm, I wish I could actually see what the wheels look like." Black wheels lose a lot of detail.
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Get the black grills and reflectors but go silver or gunmetal for the wheels
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Diamond cut black would be nice.
I like the diamond cut too because it's the best of both worlds on a black car. The black brings out that black out feel and makes the silver part pop more. I really like the hyper black pic at the end too.

Will 19x8.5" and 19x9.5" fit fine on the e90 lci?

235/35/19 and 265/30/19
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I like the diamond cut too because it's the best of both worlds on a black car. The black brings out that black out feel and makes the silver part pop more. I really like the hyper black pic at the end too.

Will 19x8.5" and 19x9.5" fit fine on the e90 lci?

235/35/19 and 265/30/19
The more common mid-30 offsets will fit fine.
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I agree with you. The first one doesn't look good. The second and third are nice, but if I had a choice between the two, it would be diamond cut.
I've seen an E90 with wide rear wheels. I don't remember if it was an M3 or not, but it looked very nice and aggressive. You should consider that too.
... what? how does this matter?
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I currently have 225/45/17 all the way around, from the dealer. So, 265/30/19 in the rear will be MUCH wider.
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