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Old 05-06-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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My 330i Stock wheels vs VMR CSL

Just put my stockies on today and they look kinda sweet...What do you think?
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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It actually looks pretty cool with the stockers on
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
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It actually looks pretty cool with the stockers on
Yup too bad they are bald 205's

Buuuut.... i loves my CSL's
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #4
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I say the stock wheels look way better! (but I'm just a newbie, so what do I know?)
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:48 PM   #5
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i say the stock wheels look way better! (but i'm just a newbie, so what do i know?)
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:41 PM   #6
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What happened to the wheel well lining in the 3rd shot? It looks like it got pulled away from the bumper.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:49 PM   #7
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my liners look like that too, and i like the stock rims, i'm debating on gunmetal csl reps or gunmetal 135's, your car is making me lean towards the 135's lol
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:56 PM   #8
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I have to agree with the Newbie. The stock wheels look better than the CSL's. It to much black in my opinion. Even though that stock 17's those wheels are less common than say 71's or M68's

I would probably keep those for daily use, and paint them like hyper black or something along those lines. It will make your car stand out more, and keep the CSL's for weekend use, show off on trips (I have two sets, one for normal use, the other for club meets and trips).

I personally think that the Black out look is nice but so over done on so many makes and not just BMW's. I dig the smoke taillights, corner, side markers; but you still have the chrome around the windows, and the black rims just don't fit. They make the car be on the corner than in the spotlight. Sorry if you don't like the comment but I tried to be the most objective possible.

KEEP the Stock Wheels!!!!
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:02 PM   #9
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csl's are pretty played imo. i think your car would benefit from some nicer wheels. these would look sweet cuz you still have the chrome window trim. maybe these+ headlight spray and game over

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Old 05-07-2010, 12:33 AM   #10
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No chrome for me, getting rid of the window trim ASAP. Matte rims for life =) and keep on the lookout because I will have the baddest LSB M3 around in a few years!
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:41 AM   #11
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i think your stock wheels look amazing on your car haha
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:41 AM   #12
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:54 AM   #13
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i like both but i would use the csl. post closer pics of vmr so people understand from far away the rims and car blend together somewhat just me but with the crome window trim off and red time attack car would looks sick.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:13 AM   #14
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(opinion) Colored rims ftl.....in most cases anyway
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:16 AM   #15
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I will take your csl off your hands then.

Got new tires on them?
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:05 PM   #16
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i like both but i would use the csl. post closer pics of vmr so people understand from far away the rims and car blend together somewhat just me but with the crome window trim off and red time attack car would looks sick.
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+1 for the stocks.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:18 PM   #18
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:20 PM   #19
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(opinion) Colored rims ftl.....in most cases anyway
All rims are colored unless they are just polished metal
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I think the stockers look good because the detail isn't hidden by them being black. Had you gotten non-black CSLs you'd be loving those even more.
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