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      02-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Best Looking Wheels for a Lemans Blue E92?

I've seen a few on the forum with darker wheels and so far that seems to be my preference. I just bought my first M3 recently (2009 E92 LeMans Blue), and want to get new wheels before it arrives from Nevada.
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      02-24-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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These are the wheels that I like best so far...anyone know the make/model of these?

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      02-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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Arent those just ZCP wheels (or some replica) powder coated gun metal??
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I have flat silver Hre's on my LB
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      02-24-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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Arent those just ZCP wheels (or some replica) powder coated gun metal??

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These are the wheels that I like best so far...anyone know the make/model of these?

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      02-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #7
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^ Those could be APEX EC-7s, and if they're not, I'd probably pick the EC-7s if I wanted wheels that looked like that since APEX has a great reputation for solid wheels.

As for wheel color with Le Mans, I personally think the stock 19" polished silver look goes best. Black can work if you do other black-out accents on the rest of the exterior and you're into the murdered out look (I'm not myself). Powdercoating is of course an option if you don't want to buy a whole set of wheels, but that color above is typically called anthracite or similar, available on the EC-7s directly from APEX, and is popular among track people (and especially on dedicated track wheels) because it's the color of brake dust, so those wheels don't look any different when they're dirty from hard driving and/or not having been washed for a while.

The downside of course is that even when they're clean, they look dirty. But that's not really an issue for dedicated track wheels unless you're out for a photo shoot session.
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I know they're painted but it just looks like they're caked in brake dust.

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I know they're painted but it just looks like they're caked in brake dust.

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I've seen a few on the forum with darker wheels and so far that seems to be my preference. I just bought my first M3 recently (2009 E92 LeMans Blue), and want to get new wheels before it arrives from Nevada.
Have a look here for a taste of different kind of wheels ---> Click to open

I like the M220 wheel on my M3 ... with everyone (almost) changing wheels soon the M220 will be unique
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      02-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #11
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Arent those just ZCP wheels (or some replica) powder coated gun metal??
Yep. Minus the M sticker.
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      02-24-2013, 05:52 PM   #12
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      02-25-2013, 01:10 AM   #13
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Similar question on Interlagos:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801662
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      02-25-2013, 06:03 AM   #14
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had a LeMans blue E92 335i befor. also had different wheels on it, also black with polished lips etc. but the best looking wheel i had was this:








hyper silver with polished face.


dont like black wheels anymore, cause you cant see the nice design.
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      02-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #15
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Wow, stunning ride!


[QPUOTE=Robmaster;13537900]had a LeMans blue E92 335i befor. also had different wheels on it, also black with polished lips etc. but the best looking wheel i had was this:








hyper silver with polished face.


dont like black wheels anymore, cause you cant see the nice design.[/quote]
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gloss black or satin black
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      02-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #17
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Cant go wrong with BBS,HRE
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      04-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #18
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Anybody have pics of Le Mans Blue with the ZCP black matte rims? I can't find any... are they a BMW option or aftermarket?
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      04-13-2013, 06:25 PM   #19
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I have gloss black on mine and think it looks amazing
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Not my car but I think these look great, in both style and color http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747215
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