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      01-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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The Sparkling Graphite Struggle...

I am looking into some wheels for the spring/summer and own a SGM E90. So far, I don't like black/hyperblack or silver because the car color itself sits in between the two, kind of like a darker gunmetal color. I have seen a few Volks and Advans, but they usually are on one extreme or the other (as far as color). I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'd prefer some wheels that more so complemented the color of the gray (more along the same lines of the car color itself). I want Volks primarily, though

So I wanted to turn this over to the highly knowledgeable, highly opinionated, experienced guys on this board What do you think? Do any of you own SGM E90's with any good looking shoes? (Feel free to post pics )
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So no one wants to give any extra advice/direction? LOL
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What is the relevance of advice when aesthetics are completely subjective?
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What is the relevance of advice when aesthetics are completely subjective?
Because I have looked elsewhere and am having a hard time deciding. If you don't have any advice/contribution then gtfo
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i think any hypersilver looks best on SGM. Other colors look good/bad depending on the lighting due to the fact that SGM turns purple in direct sunlight.
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Just go silver.
Hmm. Never liked it though. I'll search for more SGM on the threads and see, could be an option.

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i think any hypersilver looks best on SGM. Other colors look good/bad depending on the lighting due to the fact that SGM turns purple in direct sunlight.
I saw some hypersilver Advan RZ's that I liked, but I'd have to see the wheels themselves in person to decide.
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GO nuts and try for like purple or lime green.
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We are on the same situation. I can't find anything I like. I will keep looking to your thread for other member suggestions.
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WHoa wait a minute bavarianIII am i reading your post count correctly? Average of 44 a day? Dam you job must be boring haha
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i think any hypersilver looks best on SGM. Other colors look good/bad depending on the lighting due to the fact that SGM turns purple in direct sunlight.
I think that the hypersilvers would look pretty good.

I get what you mean about asking for advice. Maybe someone could make a suggestion you didn't think of. Sadly, I posted this very same question about my Tasman Green, but a whopping two people chimed in to offer their advice.
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GO nuts and try for like purple or lime green.
You know, I may do just that...

...once I get the new wheels and photoshop them electric blue

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We are on the same situation. I can't find anything I like. I will keep looking to your thread for other member suggestions.
See? The ultimate purpose in creating a thread; to get information from those who have it to offer and to help others, in the process. I hadn't seen a thread like this before on here (closest thing was a thread requesting pics of different rims on SGM, and yes, search police, I SEARCHED ), so I decided to start one.

What looks best so far are some hypersilver V701's.
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WHoa wait a minute bavarianIII am i reading your post count correctly? Average of 44 a day? Dam you job must be boring haha


Man you saw right through me sometimes its a BIT slower than normal so I educate myself on here

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I think that the hypersilvers would look pretty good.

I get what you mean about asking for advice. Maybe someone could make a suggestion you didn't think of. Sadly, I posted this very same question about my Tasman Green, but a whopping two people chimed in to offer their advice.
Right? I was just WAITING for someone to come with a comment that I'd have to shoot down. Didn't cease to fail me, just didn't think that comment would come so quickly

You have a link to that thread? I wanna see it.
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Here's my toy, still with no new shoes. I have a little time on my hands with the snow over here in Germany right now. But when she gets to Knoxville next month...well...you know. I'm leaning towards VB3's, hyperblack. I'm thinking they'd match the window tint pretty well.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=tasman
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What do you think of the m6 reps on quicksilvers car?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=18075&page=10
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Here's my toy, still with no new shoes. I have a little time on my hands with the snow over here in Germany right now. But when she gets to Knoxville next month...well...you know. I'm leaning towards VB3's, hyperblack. I'm thinking they'd match the window tint pretty well.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=tasman
You know, I saw that color in person at the dealership when I went to pick up my car, and it looks absolutely stunning in person. And an even harder color than SGM to pick out wheels for almost makes me want to say to leave it OEM, because it looks beautiful that way. But you're right, I think hyperblack works best with that look, if that's what you should decide to go with.

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What do you think of the m6 reps on quicksilvers car?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=18075&page=10
That's the thread I was talking about that I had found, and I think I must have skipped the page before last.They look REALLY good on his car with the color. But I have an E90, and I don't think I've ever seen M6 reps on one before. I guess I COULD be one of the first/few Looks like it could look really good, though.
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So no one wants to give any extra advice/direction? LOL
I have the same problem, but I've decided to go with a hyper silver color. I think it goes the best with our color.
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i was never a fan of all black wheels on my SG e90... but i i recently picked up an all black set and i'm pretty happy with them

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I have the same problem, but I've decided to go with a hyper silver color. I think it goes the best with our color.
You know, that's what I'm steadily leaning toward. I keep seeing the color in my head, and nothing else seems to work. At least that narrows the selection down by a ton

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i was never a fan of all black wheels on my SG e90... but i i recently picked up an all black set and i'm pretty happy with them

I thought about that briefly in the beginning. You have any other shots of them on the car?
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I actually really like the OEM 162's but wanna switch them out anyway. Kinda make the car look a bit dated, especially with all these LCI E90's rolling around
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Seems like there is a group of us with this problem lol.
I think I'm just gonna bite the bullet and get Matte Black VB3's for my SG
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