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      04-30-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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BBS CH vs. OEM GTS on Space Grey e90?

I need some crowdsourced advice. I want to relegate my OEM 18s to winter duty and get a set of 19s for summer driving. I think I've narrowed it down to the BMW GTS wheels and BBS CH (black w/ stainless lip).




(I realize this is the CH-R, but the general aesthetic is similar)





I have a space grey e90. I'm installing OEM black chrome kidneys and side markers (h/t Steve Thomas BMW). I have an Evolve e-tronic exhaust with chrome tips.

I think I prefer GTS in a vacuum, but I think the chrome lip on the BBS wheels may integrate my exhaust tips better.

What say you all? Please post pics if anyone has this setup. I've seen some pictures of the GTS wheels on SG, but will take more data.

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      04-30-2014, 01:26 PM   #2
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OEM GTS goes nicely with SG...e90 or e92. Maybe i'm biased though, not a huge CH fan (kinda dated to me at this point)...and definitely wouldn't go that route b/c of the silver rim protector.
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      04-30-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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Aren't those CH-R in the picture?
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      04-30-2014, 01:49 PM   #4
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yes, he said that in his OP
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yes, he said that in his OP
Oh I missed it wedged in between the photos.

I say get CH-R! lol
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      04-30-2014, 02:15 PM   #6
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I vote GTS. Love the style of ZCP more than CH-R. I had titanium CH-R and didn't like them as much.
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I actually prefer the BBS CH over the CH-R's. Also prefer it without the polished lip protector. I think they are timeless in design.

But yeah, this thread is a bit confusing with the CH-R pics. So maybe these pics will help.

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No polished lip protector:

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The pic of just the wheel is CH. The pic of wheels on car is CH-R because I couldn't find a pic of CHs on an e9x.
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I vote GTS. Love the style of ZCP more than CH-R. I had titanium CH-R and didn't like them as much.
I love my ZCP wheels too. I just wish they were GTS version, a little wider, and a little more aggressive offset.

They actually don't look that bad now that I have V3. They tuck in the rear a little
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I love my ZCP wheels too. I just wish they were GTS version, a little wider, and a little more aggressive offset.

They actually don't look that bad now that I have V3. They tuck in the rear a little
i thought zcp and gts wheels are identical except the finish
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i like the CH-R having less spokes so it looks less crowded, but i also prefer the concavity on the 359m more, so it's a hard decision
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i thought zcp and gts wheels are identical except the finish
That's what I thought, too.
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i thought zcp and gts wheels are identical except the finish
They are that's why I said "I just wish ...".
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Ah true that.
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i like the CH-R having less spokes so it looks less crowded, but i also prefer the concavity on the 359m more, so it's a hard decision
I'm sure the CH-R are much easier to clean. The ZCP are not friendly lol.
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I'm sure the CH-R are much easier to clean. The ZCP are not friendly lol.
ZCP wheels piss me off, lol.
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ZCP wheels piss me off, lol.
Sonax wheel cleaner bro.
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Sonax wheel cleaner bro.
Most overrated product on this board. Bought 3 bottles. Was so disappointed.
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Sonax wheel cleaner bro.
Buy Eagle One Wheel Cleaner for 1/3 the price. Honestly though, I barely use wheel cleaners anymore. Bought myself a $180 power washer and that's way more useful.
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GTS would looks great with your SG.
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GTS would looks great with your SG.
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Check out this thread, http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439800 .

I have a SG E92 and I have yet to see another I like more than M3E92's car. I am sold on the CH on space grey. He has made many changes in the thread so you should get some good ideas there.
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