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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Silver 4dr E46 with 18" LTW D-Force EmPower Wheels

Wanted to show off what I think are the best wheels for an E46. From being light and durable to just looking good. The chrome lip accents the chrome trim around the doors and the anthracite is easy to keep clean.

Props to Drew at Turner Motorsports for being awesome on anwsering all questions and keeping me informed on my order.

Staggered Wheels:
Front 18x8.5 on 235/40R/18 Goodyear Eagle F1 A
Rear 18x9.5 on 255/35R/18 Goodyear Eagle F1 A

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Taken with my awesome Nikon D3000



This of course was not taken on my Nikon, but wanted to at least post an overall car photo
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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IMO the wheels bow way too much inside which make them look cheap.



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Old 08-23-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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you should drop it a little, what are the offsets of those rims?
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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Pretty good looking, not the best though.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:23 AM   #5
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they look super Ok to me. Drop it!
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:46 AM   #6
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Needs a drop before it can get a E46Fanatics seal of approval.

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #7
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they look super Ok to me. Drop it!
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Needs a drop before it can get a E46Fanatics seal of approval.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:37 AM   #8
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Little suprised with the responses. Not what I expected at all. Are the Empower wheels just not liked on the board?

@V8 5 - I am not sure I understand what you mean as to how "bow" relates to cheapness. Oh Well.
@VI6ious - I agree a drop is needed, I came from 19" CSL that I had for years, which are popular size becuase wheels gap is far less and the mesh style look perfect on e46s. But they are heavy and my ride quality stinks. The offsets are +40 Front and +43 Rear.
@mexsir - of course they are no volks, but for being as light as factory wheels, with wider tires and style to boot. They fit any car engineer/enthusiasts criteria. If I had more money to play with then we could all find better wheels.
@djnekkon - I agree, but I like the smooth ride. My old 19s were killing me with how rough they were and the price hike on tires.
@TrickTizzle - I agree. Be cool of the board made 'seal of approval' stickers with the rest of the stickers they offer now.
@Jbugg328 - I like your wheels, what are the brand and specs on those?
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:07 AM   #9
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Look cheap. There is no 'best' anything when it comes to aesthetic modifications, its all personal preference.

As long as you like them
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