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the_youth
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Wheel Opinion

Post by the_youth » Fri 01 Jan, 2016 22:36

Currently have these BBS CH wheels on my zed. I'm not convinced though. Still prefer the original style and these just look too big though they are 19".
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Thesurveyor
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  M roadster S50
Location: Kent

Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by Thesurveyor » Sat 02 Jan, 2016 00:10

For what it's worth, I don't like those at all.
For me the original wheels are a big part of the M's image.

the_youth
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Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by the_youth » Sat 02 Jan, 2016 08:26

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Yeah I think I agree. The BBS wheels look better on a e46 coupe.
Still got the original wheels. Think I'll get them refurbed.....

siwilson
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Location: Horley

Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by siwilson » Sat 02 Jan, 2016 08:35

I think 19s always look too big on the Z3, regardless of the style. 17s or 18s with a bit of drop work best IMO
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Del
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Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by Del » Sat 02 Jan, 2016 10:19

siwilson wrote:I think 19s always look too big on the Z3, regardless of the style
I agree.

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Gazza
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Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by Gazza » Sat 02 Jan, 2016 15:49

I like the style of wheel and have seen many zeds fitted with them, in this case the colour of the wheel doesn't suit the car. Silver finish would look much better.
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the_youth
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Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by the_youth » Sat 02 Jan, 2016 19:20

I've made my decision. Sold the BBS wheels (pending deposit) and will get the originals refurbished.

Lewy
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Location: Wolverhampton

Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by Lewy » Sun 03 Jan, 2016 22:36

Good choice. I don't think I've ever seen 19s work on a Z.
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Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by steve.storey » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 21:50

The sheer joy of the Z3 is that you can do so much to them. There is no rite or wrong decision to make on wheels its all down to personal preference . Ive just got some 18" MV1s and im having them powder coated in gloss black. As long as you like what you do to the car that is all that really matters.

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c_w
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Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by c_w » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 20:38

I think the added chrome and boot spoiler are not working either on that car (IMO).

bertiejaffa
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Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 22:52

c_w wrote:I think the added chrome and boot spoiler are not working either on that car (IMO).
I like the boot spoiler - but then again I am biased :lol:

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the_youth
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Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by the_youth » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 23:19

The chrome isn't added, it was factory. Though I agree it somehow doesn't work with the hardtop. Looks good with the black hood.
My spoiler isn't OEM aero, it is a veilside one. Please don't shoot me! Though not seen another one in the UK....

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Daz3
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Location: Spilsby

Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by Daz3 » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 20:52

bertiejaffa wrote:
c_w wrote:I think the added chrome and boot spoiler are not working either on that car (IMO).
I like the boot spoiler - but then again I am biased :lol:

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Hi there mate I've only just seen you managed to get an aero spoiler fitted looks great although I'm biased too :D
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bertiejaffa
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Re: Wheel Opinion

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 22:03

Yep - used your thread - much better than losing the badge - cheers!!
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