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Vigo
Vigo UberDork
9/27/13 6:15 p.m.

That's the only picture in this thread i really DIDNT like. And that included the stock BMW wheels on JG's car.

sethmeister4
sethmeister4 Dork
9/27/13 6:54 p.m.

Black mesh with a polished lip is the cat's pajamas...even on rusty old beaters.

JamesMcD
JamesMcD HalfDork
9/27/13 8:18 p.m.

Yes, Enkei 92s and the like are allowed to be black with a polished lip.

This is what you want to avoid. It's like an episode of That's so Raven in the form of a car wheel:

Junkyard_Dog
Junkyard_Dog Dork
9/27/13 8:51 p.m.
JamesMcD wrote: Yes, Enkei 92s and the like are allowed to be black with a polished lip. This is what you want to avoid. It's like an episode of That's so Raven in the form of a car wheel:

I disagree, but only on the added studs on BBS and the like. Those wheels above are hideous.

Exhibit A:

Toyman01
Toyman01 UltimaDork
9/27/13 9:16 p.m.

That title should have read, "Sold the 5, getting another 5! One is obviously better than the other.

Slight hijack since this has turned into a wheel color discussion. Red car, what color wheels? I fixing to powder coat the 17" wheels I have for the E24. Silver is kind of blah to me. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/27/13 9:25 p.m.

The gold wheels on the black 5 look pretty tasty.

Toyman01
Toyman01 UltimaDork
9/27/13 9:32 p.m.

The gold does look pretty good. So do the black with polished lip. All black, not so much.

How about something like this?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/27/13 9:35 p.m.

How about some Cragar S/S mags?

JamesMcD
JamesMcD HalfDork
9/27/13 10:03 p.m.
Junkyard_Dog wrote: I disagree, but only on the added studs on BBS and the like. Those wheels above are hideous.

We both dislike the wheel I posted, so I'm not picking up on where the disagreement is.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltraDork
9/27/13 10:57 p.m.

Gold wheels would look pretty good. So would silver (not chrome).

That car is going to drink in that Florida sunshine. Advise us how baking cookies by leaving them on the dashboard goes.

Vigo
Vigo UberDork
9/28/13 12:23 p.m.

I have a pic on my phone of my IR pyrometer reading 193 degrees on the hood of a black car this past summer. And we had a pretty mild summer for S. Texas...

Max_Archer
Max_Archer Reader
9/28/13 1:31 p.m.
Toyman01 wrote: That title should have read, "Sold the 5, getting another 5! One is obviously better than the other. Slight hijack since this has turned into a wheel color discussion. Red car, what color wheels? I fixing to powder coat the 17" wheels I have for the E24. Silver is kind of blah to me. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.

My vote goes to black. I've got that kind of thing going on on my E30 and really like the look. Satin black or similar though, not shiny.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
9/28/13 3:01 p.m.
Brett_Murphy wrote: Gold wheels would look pretty good. So would silver (not chrome). That car is going to drink in that Florida sunshine. Advise us how baking cookies by leaving them on the dashboard goes.

As a wiser man than I once put it "hot is hot."

The secret is good tint, a windshield sunshade, a good coat of wax and yearly a/c checkups. We've had a couple black cars and it's not as bad as you'd think. Or at least not as much worse as you think than anywhere else.

Actually, with all the rain we get in the summer, it's harder keeping a black car clean than keeping it cool.

jg

asterisk
asterisk New Reader
9/28/13 11:12 p.m.

I'm keeping an eye on which way you go here. I've been going back and forth between standard silver and something gunmetal grey for my black e46 wagon.

Hard to go wrong with something CSL style:

poopshovel
poopshovel MegaDork
9/29/13 7:56 a.m.
PHeller wrote: Sorry.

Spankspankspankspankspank

mndsm
mndsm UltimaDork
9/29/13 8:54 a.m.

I'm getting tired of giant faces and rubber bands. Needs more dish and more tire, but black and gold is the right idea.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
10/6/13 8:26 a.m.

Almost home. She probably should have gone to get it her damn self because she may have to fight me for the keys.

jg

LopRacer
LopRacer HalfDork
10/6/13 10:28 a.m.

That is a good looking car, but yes it needs some new shoes. Personally I like black wheels, that being said gold, bronze or anthracite would look really good.

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA Dork
10/6/13 10:35 a.m.

What's wrong with the stock wheels? Seems to me the money could be better spent elsewhere on the car or you could remodel the bathroom with the saved money and add more value to your appreciating-in-value house rather than your depreciating car.

Vigo
Vigo UberDork
10/6/13 12:51 p.m.

I actually think it would be ok to paint the stock wheels. Dark bronze would be the ticket imo if you were to do that.

If you're going to keep the stock ride height AND the stock wheels id say it could use a small wheel spacer.

Wizard_Of_Maz
Wizard_Of_Maz New Reader
10/6/13 1:10 p.m.

I agree with changing the wheels. I would love a 3 series wagon if I could find a manual version around here!

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
10/6/13 3:22 p.m.
Jerry From LA wrote: What's wrong with the stock wheels? Seems to me the money could be better spent elsewhere on the car or you could remodel the bathroom with the saved money and add more value to your appreciating-in-value house rather than your depreciating car.

You know being sensible and pragmatic like that is just asking for a ban.

At least have the decency to suggest an LSx swap.

jg

Josh
Josh SuperDork
10/6/13 3:31 p.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak:

Can you swap out his GRM subscription for Better Homes and Gardens?

fidelity101
fidelity101 Dork
10/6/13 6:24 p.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak:

That showroom..

The photography style..

Did you pick that up from chicago motor cars off of north avenue per chance? Hence the flight.

Josh
Josh SuperDork
10/6/13 6:53 p.m.

That place has some, uh, interesting internet notoriety:

http://www.chicagomotorcarssuck.com/

Is JG buying a car from Simeon Yetarian?

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