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      02-24-2015, 10:53 PM   #1
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What do you all think? color choices.

Deciding between Gloss black or matte Black VMR v710s on my black sapphire metallic e92 335i.

What do you think?

Also, 18s or 19s
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cant tell if those are 18s or 19s?
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That looks pretty good. Especially with the red brakes.
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Matte looks cheap IMO. Guess because their is so many people with spray painted wheels.
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Matte 19s if you have good roads.

Gloss (along with chrome, though to a lesser degree) wheels are tantamount to rice.
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Matte 19s if you have good roads.

Gloss (along with chrome, though to a lesser degree) wheels are tantamount to rice.
Gloss is tantamount to rice?
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Gloss is tantamount to rice?
First, that lambo would look better with matte. Second, just because a lambo has something, does not mean its not 'rice'. I think the lauded Reventon body Murcielago looks like rice (see MY definition of rice below). And lastly, BMW =/= lambo.

My definition of rice = trying too hard. I think that putting gloss black wheels on a subtle oem+ BMW is going to look like they're trying too hard.

Some cars can get away with it, as you showed (I don't think the lambo's gloss wheels look shit, but I do think they'd look better in matte, come to mention it, I don't like that Aventador at all, looked better from the factory), but once again, bmw =/= lambo.

Perhaps its a fairly black and white thing...you are either a gloss man, or a matte man. I can't think of a single car that would look better with gloss over matte wheels. I am ok with Satin finish (something between matte and gloss), as long as the wheel doesn't 'shine' like the body.

Just my opinion dude, I'm firmly a matte man.
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First, that lambo would look better with matte. Second, just because a lambo has something, does not mean its not 'rice'. I think the lauded Reventon body Murcielago looks like rice (see MY definition of rice below). And lastly, BMW =/= lambo.

My definition of rice = trying too hard. I think that putting gloss black wheels on a subtle oem+ BMW is going to look like they're trying too hard.

Some cars can get away with it, as you showed (I don't think the lambo's gloss wheels look shit, but I do think they'd look better in matte, come to mention it, I don't like that Aventador at all, looked better from the factory), but once again, bmw =/= lambo.

Perhaps its a fairly black and white thing...you are either a gloss man, or a matte man. I can't think of a single car that would look better with gloss over matte wheels. I am ok with Satin finish (something between matte and gloss), as long as the wheel doesn't 'shine' like the body.

Just my opinion dude, I'm firmly a matte man.
Definitely not hating on your opinion my dude. I am a fan of that Satin finish as well
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Glad you like the Satin. I've got a set of BBS CH-R in satin black waiting to go on my black E92... I would have them on today, but I have wife issues. lol.

My wife will notice that I've changed my wheels, she also knows how much genuine BBS wheels cost. She also (thinks) she knows how much money I've got. And based on what she 'knows', it should have been impossible for me to have bought these wheels last week. I also still owe her for her 'help' from when I bought the car a month ago, so she has every right to think I'm broke, or that if I'm not, I should be paying her back before buying wheels.

This is going to be difficult, but I think I'll sell my current wheels then tell her that someone straight traded a set of bent Schnitzer copies (current) for a set of genuine unmarked BBS CH-R...and see if she gives it a second thought...

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Gloss is tantamount to rice?
First, that lambo would look better with matte. Second, just because a lambo has something, does not mean its not 'rice'. I think the lauded Reventon body Murcielago looks like rice (see MY definition of rice below). And lastly, BMW =/= lambo.

My definition of rice = trying too hard. I think that putting gloss black wheels on a subtle oem+ BMW is going to look like they're trying too hard.

Some cars can get away with it, as you showed (I don't think the lambo's gloss wheels look shit, but I do think they'd look better in matte, come to mention it, I don't like that Aventador at all, looked better from the factory), but once again, bmw =/= lambo.

Perhaps its a fairly black and white thing...you are either a gloss man, or a matte man. I can't think of a single car that would look better with gloss over matte wheels. I am ok with Satin finish (something between matte and gloss), as long as the wheel doesn't 'shine' like the body.

Just my opinion dude, I'm firmly a matte man.
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Glad you like the Satin. I've got a set of BBS CH-R in satin black waiting to go on my black E92... I would have them on today, but I have wife issues. lol.

My wife will notice that I've changed my wheels, she also knows how much genuine BBS wheels cost. She also (thinks) she knows how much money I've got. And based on what she 'knows', it should have been impossible for me to have bought these wheels last week. I also still owe her for her 'help' from when I bought the car a month ago, so she has every right to think I'm broke, or that if I'm not, I should be paying her back before buying wheels.

This is going to be difficult, but I think I'll sell my current wheels then tell her that someone straight traded a set of bent Schnitzer copies (current) for a set of genuine unmarked BBS CH-R...and see if she gives it a second thought...

Oh the games we play...
Actually looking at a set of BBS CHR's myself. Problem is, they are 18s and I really think I like the v710 19s look. I mean, this sort of situation I'm in almost all would go with the BBS's but I like the look of the v710 19s. Idk. Lol. Obviously the BBS are going to be a bit more but not by much with the deal I'm looking at.

Right now I'm look at VMR v710s, apex ps-7s, and BBS CH-R's. All are going to be around the same price but I'm in between on the 18s vs 19s debate. I like the look of 19s but not the tire prices.
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The tire price difference isn't TOO bad between 18s and 19s. The problem is quality of roads. You WILL be sending any non-forged set of 19s (sadly the CH-Rs are not forged, they're cast with that special casting technology, I don't know about the VMRs) to be straightened with every tire change. The ones I bought were off a guy who kept his widebody Z4 pretty much for concourse, he hardly ever drove the thing, and the fronts were still a tiny touch out o whack. they've been straightened now of course, it's no biggie. IF you want a good and cheap tire, Falken 453 has a good rep round our way. And I don't know if you can gem over there, but Barum (a subsidiary of Continental in the Czech Republic, basically Continental tires for Czech prices, I had some Bravuris R on my Type R and loved them, so quiet and sticky) were very good budget tires for me.
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