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      11-21-2018, 04:53 PM   #1
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Why is it so difficult to pick the right color for rims on a white car...

I want to go with something bronze and be different than most people that are doing the white/black combo and do a little change from my black 437m wheels... but im afraid i will regret the 3000$ expense and that in the back of my mind i will always have the thoughts that i should of having chosen black

So for all you white car owners, what color of rims did you end up going with? Any pics?
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      11-21-2018, 05:51 PM   #2
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I have a white car myself and been having issues with deciding on wheels. I like the white/black combo but I feel it lacks as far as contrast. Depending on style of wheels I think I'd like bronze
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      11-21-2018, 06:03 PM   #3
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Depends on the style and how aggressive the Fitment is... I really like red or blue on white. I decided to go with black on my white F82
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      11-21-2018, 06:20 PM   #4
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Here's a few shots of mine

Te37 are in double pressed black
R70 are in satin black with brushed copper lips
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      11-21-2018, 08:01 PM   #6
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Im gonna go with BC Forged RZ21 !!

Im hesitating big time between these 4 color choices:

1- Brushed Bronze
2- Brushed Dark Black
3- Gloss Black
4- Satin Black
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      11-21-2018, 08:30 PM   #7
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How about a set of these...

https://instagram.com/p/BqdlwyGj-sb/
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Im gonna go with BC Forged RZ21 !!

Im hesitating big time between these 4 color choices:

1- Brushed Bronze
2- Brushed Dark Black
3- Gloss Black
4- Satin Black
I've seen the brushed dark black in person and IMO that would definitely be my choice out of all of those. It's stunning when the light hits it, gloss/satin black are too common.

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      11-21-2018, 09:02 PM   #9
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I've seen the brushed dark black in person and IMO that would definitely be my choice out of all of those. It's stunning when the light hits it, gloss/satin black are too common.
on some pictures it looks like its almost gloss black, other pics like its a sort of bronze and other pics like its black chrome

i know its hard for you to maybe describe the exact color

Looks black=

Looks black chrome=

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      11-21-2018, 09:13 PM   #10
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Its maybe due to lighting but even the brushed bronze doesnt look the same from pics to pics...



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Its maybe due to lighting but even the brushed bronze doesnt look the same from pics to pics...



That's a cool colour.
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I'd bet the bcforged brushed bronze is hot. I've got matte bronze rz05s and I think they would pop more as a brushed bronze. Either way white and bronze combo is killer IMO, but I've rocked it 2 or 3 times now with various cars.
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I want to go with something bronze and be different than most people that are doing the white/black combo and do a little change from my black 437m wheels... but im afraid i will regret the 3000$ expense and that in the back of my mind i will always have the thoughts that i should of having chosen black

So for all you white car owners, what color of rims did you end up going with? Any pics?
I had the same idea to use bronze, and I probably would have, had the standard brake calipers not been blue. I was looking at pictures of bronze wheels on blue calipers and to me it's kinda cheap looking. Was so close to taking the plunge on bronze TE37s but ended up going with Diamond Dark Gunmetal since it was the only other finish available on the specific model I wanted. Here are some pics of the setup:

https://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1569890

The photo quality isn't great, but it's January in Chicago so it was the best I could do on an overcast winter day Wheel color in reality is a shade darker than the stock 513m.
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What wheels are those?


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pic of mine.
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What wheels are those?
BC Forged RZ05.
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Go white!
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      01-18-2019, 11:50 AM   #18
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Go white!
Looks amazing initially, but keeping them clean gets to be a chore. BTDT.
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A white car is the easiest to go "wild" with wheel colors. You're starting with the most neutral and open color palette of a body paint. Most any color of wheel will not clash with white.
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A white car is the easiest to go "wild" with wheel colors. You're starting with the most neutral and open color palette of a body paint. Most any color of wheel will not clash with white.
+1. White is essentially a blank canvas.
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