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New wheels thoughts?

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

  1. [TW]Fox

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    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?

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

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  2. Hxc

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    Yes.
     
  3. Sin_Chase

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    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

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

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

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

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

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    YES
     
  9. SoliD

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

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    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

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    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" !
     
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  12. Happy

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    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

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    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

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    BBS LM's are just immense

    YES!
     
  15. olv

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    Very yes.
     
  16. Kappa

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

    edit - heheheeeeee....
     
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  17. Dup

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    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

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    epic wheels are epic, do it.

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

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    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

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