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best looking wheels for a 1er - please show me

Post by carl_t » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:54 pm

hi all

can anyone tell me or show me the best looking wheels for the 1 series ?

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Post by maui » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:02 pm

Any wheels that arent black!!!!urggghh
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Post by Funk » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:21 pm

You could try using the search.

http://babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6509

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Post by tminal » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:02 pm

style 217 for me but everyone is different :-)
Mercedes C220 Sport - Tenorite Grey
Gone....
Citroen DS4 115Hdi DStyle - Polar White
Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.6JDTm Distinctive - Etna Black
BMW 118i SE 3 door - Alpine White
BMW 116i SE 5 door - Black

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Post by Adam_Sciberras » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:21 pm

i love black wheels!

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Post by Funk » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:18 pm

I don't see the appeal. They just look like cheap, steel wheels from a distance. I've not ever seen a set of black rims on ANY car colour and thought, "Yeah, that looks good." I like some contrast; the darkest I'd go is gunmetal or anthracite.

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Post by midlifecrisis » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:23 pm

Funk wrote:I don't see the appeal. They just look like cheap, steel wheels from a distance. I've not ever seen a set of black rims on ANY car colour and thought, "Yeah, that looks good." I like some contrast; the darkest I'd go is gunmetal or anthracite.
I have to say I agree with this Funk; black always seems to look to me as if something is missing, if that makes sense? :)
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Post by Martin H. Mortensen » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:21 am

I'm quite fond of the M5 rims, I'm even considering to buy another set and make them black :mrgreen:

Some pictures of my 1'er with M5 wheels here:

http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f= ... 82&start=0

Edit: changed the link to some more recent pictures :)
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Post by tminal » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:29 am

Image

lush......... :D
Mercedes C220 Sport - Tenorite Grey
Gone....
Citroen DS4 115Hdi DStyle - Polar White
Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.6JDTm Distinctive - Etna Black
BMW 118i SE 3 door - Alpine White
BMW 116i SE 5 door - Black

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Post by chester » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:49 pm

For some reason the 1 series seems sensitive to the style of alloy wheels that make it look either good or not.

Definitely steer clear of aftermarket alloys except for Hartge, Schnitzers or BBS. The ones above 217Ms look really good as do 208Ms, but generally stick with genuine BMW alloys.

http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/bmw_al ... e87_alloys
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Post by savvy » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:56 pm

tminal wrote:Image

lush......... :D
I have these coming on my new 1er in the next couple of weeks. Lovely wheels!
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Re: best looking wheels for a 1er - please show me

Post by stefan » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:00 pm

208m all the way! No pics unfortunately but take at look at BMW.com they'll be on there.

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Post by Funk » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:44 pm

208Ms:

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Re: best looking wheels for a 1er - please show me

Post by Remy » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:40 pm

midlifecrisis wrote:
Funk wrote:I don't see the appeal. They just look like cheap, steel wheels from a distance. I've not ever seen a set of black rims on ANY car colour and thought, "Yeah, that looks good." I like some contrast; the darkest I'd go is gunmetal or anthracite.
I have to say I agree with this Funk; black always seems to look to me as if something is missing, if that makes sense? :)
hhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm interesting pic to me............. as i think that looks like a japan red like mine and in my naughtier moments i hanker after black wheels but................ seeing them............ maybe not......... no offence like! :)
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Post by Sensisimon » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:28 am

Has to be OEM or OEM replica. My favourites are 208M, 216, CSL, VMR and M6. My favourite non-OEM look wheels at the moment are OZ Ultraleggeras in black.
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