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View Poll Results: Which rims to get?
PG2(silver) 14 51.85%
Chrome M3 rims(19 inch stock 2002) 5 18.52%
Lowenhart BR-5 (chrome) 8 29.63%
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Old 05-20-2002, 01:47 PM   #1
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Vote which rims should I get

PG2-silver
Chrome M3 rims(2002 19 inch stock)
Lowenhart BR6- Chrome

My car is a titanium silver 323ci.
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Old 05-20-2002, 02:01 PM   #2
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PG2-silver
Chrome M3 rims(2002 19 inch stock)
Lowenhart BR6- Chrome

My car is a titanium silver 323ci.

the lowenhart br-5 in silver with the polished lip looks much better then the chrome version. trust me ive seen both, and i went with the silver. and a lot of shops i talked with said its much better than the chrome. here is couple pics:

br-5 19" silver on clk

br-5 in chrome on infiniti
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Old 05-20-2002, 02:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the pictures this helps out a lot!
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Old 05-20-2002, 02:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the pictures this helps out a lot!
so what do you think, lilfame? IMHO i think the chrome is just way too much.
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Old 05-20-2002, 02:15 PM   #5
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I dunno, alloy wheels dont stand out, my car already comes with alloys and they look terrible. I dont know how chrome would look because I can't find any pictures of any silver bmw's with good looking chrome rims.
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Old 05-20-2002, 02:30 PM   #6
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actually the br-5's are machined silver, they arent alloys. that does make a big difference. yes alloys are dull, but the machined silver does stand out quite nice.
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Old 05-20-2002, 02:35 PM   #7
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Are PG2's machine silver??
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Old 05-20-2002, 02:47 PM   #8
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i hate chrome...

personally. If I had the loot I would definately get the PG2s.
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Old 05-20-2002, 06:03 PM   #9
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what size pg2's you considering?
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Old 05-21-2002, 12:50 AM   #10
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what size pg2's you considering?
bender are u trying to sell urs?
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Old 05-21-2002, 01:35 AM   #11
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bender are u trying to sell urs?
I don't think you'll want them. front drivers wheel is curbed...could be fixed easily probably.
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Old 05-21-2002, 02:23 AM   #12
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Out of those choices...PG2...

I don't think M3 wheels will fit the sedan...and I just realllllly don't like chrome...there's a reason you don't see many pics of BMWs with chrome rims...

But why are you even still considering the PG2? I thought you said they are too boring? Look for something different then! Make sure you're happy with the wheels you get...
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Old 05-21-2002, 05:10 AM   #13
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i have a titanium sivlver coupe too and i always wondered how the BR5's would look on a silver car
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Old 05-21-2002, 09:40 AM   #14
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PG2's are boring but they dont make a lot of rims for BMW's so Im kind of stuck with this choice. I wish they made something that stood out a little more.
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theyre not that boring. They show a lot of the brakes, so if you did a brake kit, it will make it look o so interesting.
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Old 05-21-2002, 10:03 AM   #16
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Uh there's a ton of rims out there that fit our cars...have you even looked or are you just relying on suggestions from the forum? Bottom line...don't get wheels you aren't completely satisfied with! You're gonna feel like you wasted your money...
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Old 05-21-2002, 10:41 AM   #17
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Uh there's a ton of rims out there that fit our cars...have you even looked or are you just relying on suggestions from the forum? Bottom line...don't get wheels you aren't completely satisfied with! You're gonna feel like you wasted your money...
EXACTLY! lilfame, there are tons of wheels out there. the ones people mention here, like hamann, breyton, acs, they are specifically made for BMW. but that doesnt mean other wheels dont fit. dont ever settle! if you arent completely gung ho about the PG2's, then keep looking. wheels are expensive, so you want to make sure that you are making the right decision. just dont shell out $3000+ for wheels, just because people here like them. when it comes down to it, its all up to you. you have to like them. you are spending the money. so choose wisely and dont settle.
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Old 05-21-2002, 01:05 PM   #18
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Didn't some guy here say that he's buying Lowenhart BR5-s and he has to pay extra to have them fit his car because they are japanese rims??
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Old 05-21-2002, 01:14 PM   #19
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Didn't some guy here say that he's buying Lowenhart BR5-s and he has to pay extra to have them fit his car because they are japanese rims??
not that i know of.......where did you hear that? SSR-GT3's are japanese wheels too, and a lot of people have them on their bmw's. maybe you should ask them. as far as i know, i didnt have to pay any extra. i got them at cost too from a hook up. i dont have them on yet, but there shouldnt be any additional costs.
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