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      06-29-2013, 05:30 AM   #23
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      06-30-2013, 12:49 AM   #24
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Looks great black, but then I am biased.
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      06-30-2013, 02:25 AM   #25
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They look great, they're probably my fav e92 wheels! Powder coat them!

However i dont think they go well with m-sport variants
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      06-30-2013, 03:08 AM   #26
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It can work, but you need supporting mods to go with it.
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      06-30-2013, 08:33 AM   #27
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It can work, but you need supporting mods to go with it.
what mods SBC?
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      06-30-2013, 10:31 AM   #28
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I assume that's your car in the mock up photo? From the looks of it (side on) there is no front lip so I'd go with an aero lip as it goes straight on. Follow it up with some darker window tint to compliment the wheels and maybe throw in a drop if you're ok with lowering the car. Going all out I'd say a rear Performance spoiler too, but before that I'd go aero lip + tint at least.
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      06-30-2013, 07:40 PM   #29
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+1 on comments above. Coordinating the different areas of the car will help to gel the overall look. The wheel colour is only one element. To my mind, the E92 does not need a lot to have its look enhanced. Certainly a front aero lip and only a slight drop always does wonders; then consider the rear lip.
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      06-30-2013, 08:53 PM   #30
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I would say get a drop first or atleast the same time because having an agressive colored rims needs it. My brother did it and it doesn't go well.
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      07-01-2013, 09:17 AM   #31
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thanks for the feed back fellas.
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      07-19-2013, 02:48 AM   #32
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ok, i've pulled the trigger.. going to drop my wheels off at Tyre Power hawthorn on Tuesday. they will be ready by Thursday/Friday... Pics to come next week.
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      07-19-2013, 04:02 AM   #33
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ok, i've pulled the trigger.. going to drop my wheels off at Tyre Power hawthorn on Tuesday. they will be ready by Thursday/Friday... Pics to come next week.
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      07-19-2013, 04:08 AM   #34
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cant wait to see the pics!!
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      07-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #35
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Look forward to the results!
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      07-19-2013, 12:17 PM   #36
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I got my wheels powder-coated satin black and i must say they look much better, although i now need the mtech bumpers and have my car lowered to finish the overall look of the car.
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ok, i've pulled the trigger.. going to drop my wheels off at Tyre Power hawthorn on Tuesday. they will be ready by Thursday/Friday... Pics to come next week.
Good work Joe!

+1 on dropping the car abit more and maybe some spacers to have the rims sitting on the guards.

What type of black will you be going with? gloss, satin or flat/matte?

We should have another meetup so we can see this in the flesh once it's all done
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      07-22-2013, 08:38 AM   #38
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how much does it cost you? Was it about $100 for each wheel?

I'd prefer the OEM ferric grey
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      07-22-2013, 06:03 PM   #39
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Yup some spacers with those rims make the car look a heap better (by memory i was running 10mm F & 12mm R)
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      07-23-2013, 04:00 AM   #40
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New Rims!

No, these are M3 loaners.... Thanks TyrePower for helping me stay on the raod till Friday

Like them alot they are a lot nicer on the road than the 230s alot less bumpy. but they do rub a little. Also i get a squeaking with my 230s but don't get that with these.
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      07-23-2013, 06:21 AM   #41
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What tyres are you running on the m3 rims?
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      07-23-2013, 06:26 AM   #42
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What tyres are you running on the m3 rims?
god knows mate... whatever came on them.. i think the rears are 35 hence the rub.
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      07-23-2013, 06:42 AM   #43
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god knows mate... whatever came on them.. i think the rears are 35 hence the rub.
Ahh curious to know what profile and widths
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Ahh curious to know what profile and widths
i'll find out for u tomorrow Dj.....
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