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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Jul-24-2008, 10:49:41 AM   #21
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Not a fan of black wheels, they cheapen the look IMHO.
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Black wheels are meh. I'd much rather have something like this on Estoril....

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The more threads I read here the more I come to realize that most of you guys like the OEM look and everything else is no good. I think black wheels with red time attack or whatever you guys call it looks tits. Whatever you do OP don't do black and polished/chrome look, played out. Maybe with actual name brand wheels that fit and look right it will look good but any ebay/replica black/chrome/polish looks like ass imo.
Yes, well in general, the way the car was from the factory was what originally got my attention, and since then, I've noticed that is seems every kid with a car has followed the modding trends like a lemming, to go with whatever the "mod for the sake of modding" crowd will do.

I don't have any particular problem with it & I'm not entirely an OEM freak, but I personally don't like the fad of blacking out everything, simply because IMHO, it makes the car look less impressive and more like it is owned by a teenager, which generally, not always though, cheapens the car.

My opinion is no more right or wrong than yours or anyone elses, but when someone asks, they can expect that same answer from each of us every time, therefore, you may see it more than once and come to the conclusion that not everyone likes the same deviation from the factory look.

You say black & polished/chrome is played out, I say blacked out is played out period on all makes of car, so there you have it.
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Yes, well in general, the way the car was from the factory was what originally got my attention, and since then, I've noticed that is seems every kid with a car has followed the modding trends like a lemming, to go with whatever the "mod for the sake of modding" crowd will do.

I don't have any particular problem with it & I'm not entirely an OEM freak, but I personally don't like the fad of blacking out everything, simply because IMHO, it makes the car look less impressive and more like it is owned by a teenager, which generally, not always though, cheapens the car.

You say black & polished/chrome is played out, I say blacked out is played out period on all makes of car, so there you have it.
I agree. I hate the time attack look, I also hate chrome or polished lips with black centers. I also dislike most non-OEM wheels, unless they're for the track or BBS or something. I am an OEM freak though, and I think you could blame part of that on all the kids buying these cars and tastelessly modding them.
Aside from my dislike of wasting money on aesthetic modifications when it could be put to better use elsewhere, I recognize wheels are the first thing people look to change about these cars.
I don't think I'd like Estoril with black rims. I agree that black rims generally look bad, but I've seen an (one, ever) E36 with them that looked amazing, but it was also a Cosmos car and the wheels were Fikse (forged, lightweight).
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And PS: Estoril isn't as light as it seems. In photographs it always comes out looking way lighter than it really is...
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Thanks for the replies, the picture posted above from Sammy is what the ones im looking at look like. My interior is tan too, so black rims may show too many colors on the car. Hmmm i still dont know!

And that poster with the Sig line that has the wing and hemi stick is the funniest **** i have ever seen.
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There is a difference between oem whores and those that just like something that doesn't make the car look like poo. Black wheels look sporty on some cars, but for a car around town... ehh maybe for winter wheels.

I think you just think that because people weren't too fond of your bumpers. All that matters is that everyone likes their own car and that's it. Personally I like the stockish look, but am by no means an OEM *****.
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Black wheels are meh. I'd much rather have something like this on Estoril....

What rims are those and how does one acquire them?

Edit: Did some searching.. BBS RXII?
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Those are older Volks IIRC
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