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Post by bmwaddict » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:42 pm

So after failing to sell my rare 19x9 Breyton Inspirations on fleabay or various forums despite some interest, ive decided to keep them and fit to my coupe, and make a staggered set after finding 2 10j rears in the USA.
The question is, do I get the fronts refurbished in original bright silver with polished dishes to match the rears (which is what I am thinking), or get the rears sprayed a sort of dark anthracite/light metallic carbon black, which the fronts are currently. Another option is to get the spokes colour matched to my car and the lips silver polished for a 2-tone look.
They will be fitted on a Ruby Black car. Your opinions much appreciated.

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My car on its current Linea Course LC818s:
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Post by Buckz » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:30 pm

polished dish with gun metal center ?

do like those linea wheels, if ever come to sell them give me a ping! :)
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Post by mr wilks » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:40 pm

On carbon black :evil: send them to me for smoked chrome :oops: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYN9O5BD-C3 ... dybmwheels
they would look so good :)
i kept looking at them but id have had to refurb them a different colour which made them too costly :cry:
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Post by bmwaddict » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:55 pm

mr wilks wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:40 pm
On carbon black :evil: send them to me for smoked chrome :oops: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYN9O5BD-C3 ... dybmwheels
they would look so good :)
i kept looking at them but id have had to refurb them a different colour which made them too costly :cry:
It's a shame I'm having to refurb the black ones, they're mint, but light always seems to look better on a dark car.
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Post by kis » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:57 pm

Buckz wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:30 pm
polished dish with gun metal center ?
This or polished dish and shadow chrome type spokes.

Agree that with a darker coloured car you need to have lighter wheels. In fact most cars need light wheels otherwise you end up "loosing" all the details.
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Post by bmwaddict » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:27 am

kis wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:57 pm
Buckz wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:30 pm
polished dish with gun metal center ?
This or polished dish and shadow chrome type spokes.

Agree that with a darker coloured car you need to have lighter wheels. In fact most cars need light wheels otherwise you end up "loosing" all the details.
I do like all black wheels on a black car though, and that was what I planned to do at first, maybe some Avantgarde M359s, or black CSLs, and I still like those ideas, but I'll admit silver wheels look best on a dark car.

I'm so torn right now whether to do the Breyton wheels' spokes original silver or gunmetal, or Ruby Black to match the car. Dishes will be diamond cut silver as per oem like the 10j rears.
'07 Ruby Black Z4MC, Champagne Nappa leather, black grilles, stubby, H&R springs, Eventuri, OEM Strut Brace, Hartge Classic splits 8.5/9.5x19

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