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New wheels thoughts?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by [TW]Fox, 21 Sep 2009.

  1. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,656

    Hi guys,

    Giving token consideration to perhaps replacing my alloys at some point. Really fancy a nice set of genuine BBS LM's. I've shyed away from these in the past on cost grounds but I've started to think a decent second hand set of LM's should hold value so I can get my money back should I want to move back to my Style 37's or part with the car at any point.

    What do we reckon? They suit the E39?


    Here are the current wheels for those who can't remember:

  2. Hxc


    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,486

    Location: London

  3. Sin_Chase


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 20,555

    Not my cup of tea I am afraid.

    Nice wheels but Something is just not quite right. Not sure if it is because it is a light coloured car or just the rest of the body shape do not compliment them.
  4. The Mad Rapper


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,480

    I prefer your current set Fox. They look really nice and suit the car perfectly.
  5. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

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    Location: Wiltshire

    Although they are an improvement, I think the current ones look very good any way.
  6. shauncr91


    Joined: 28 Dec 2007

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    Location: Sheffield

    Only if they filled the arches as much as the first car.
  7. Andr3w


    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 19,686

    Location: England

    I prefer the current ones, the others just seem a little bit...'too much'.
  8. GT3


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Chesterfield

  9. SoliD


    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

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    Location: Portsmouth

    They suit that E39 but look rubbish on your car just like angel eyes!
  10. iaind


    Joined: 26 Feb 2009

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    Location: Exeter

    I dont think they look good - I think the spokes are set too far back from the face, makes them look a bit odd
  11. Dangerous Dave


    Joined: 10 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,326

    I like the BBSs, although on the rear it looks a little too low. BBS alloys do hold there money well I had a spare set from my old Polo I cleaned them up and re-polished the lips and got just under £500 for them and they were only 15" !
    Last edited: 21 Sep 2009
  12. Happy


    Joined: 7 Jan 2008

    Posts: 7,121

    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    I think your current ones fit the style of the car much better tbh. Being the noob I am, the first picture looks as if there is less tyre wall between the top of the alloy and the top of the tyre, than on fox's. I think the first pic looks better in that respect.
  13. Skeeter


    Joined: 8 Mar 2007

    Posts: 37,147

    Location: Surrey

    Unfortunately all non standard style wheels on 5 series' are usually accompanied by other chav tat like body kits and stuck on M badges (lol), so no, dont do it.
  14. ruffneck

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jul 2004

    Posts: 2,386

    Location: Le Norfolk

    BBS LM's are just immense

  15. olv


    Joined: 12 Jan 2005

    Posts: 5,281

    Location: london

    Very yes.
  16. Kappa


    Joined: 11 Aug 2003

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    Location: Essex

    I think they'd suit the silver car. On the white it looks great, can imagine them on the silver.

    edit - heheheeeeee....
    Last edited: 21 Sep 2009
  17. Dup


    Joined: 10 Mar 2006

    Posts: 10,246

    Location: East Lancs

    Wheels alone no, I'd want a small suspension drop to tuck them in like the supplied images.

    Ronal Teddies would rock however.
  18. Django x2


    Joined: 28 Sep 2008

    Posts: 13,473

    Location: Britain

    epic wheels are epic, do it.

    Wait, is this like putting an E60 M5 exhaust on a non M5?? :D
  19. alex24


    Joined: 1 Jan 2008

    Posts: 10,771

    For a moment there I thought this was a thread for considering a new car, then I realised it was fox.

    The current alloys look much better imo, the car's looking great.
  20. Sam


    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 14,490

    Location: Surrey

    Yes they look fantastic only problem is that if you get them you will need to lower too ...