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      04-05-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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CB vs. JzB ///M Smackdown

The weather got have way decent today, so time for some comparision pics of my '00 E39 M5 in Carbon Black vs. my '08 E92 M3 in Jerez Black. Lighting was slightly overcast, pictures a tad bit underexposed
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      04-05-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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wow, the black with the 18s look fantastic. Very clean.
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I agree. !8s sit very well with the black.
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wow those are great pics they compliment each other...I'm still in love with the E39 M5's....how do you compare the two as far as power goes? since they aren't too far from each other
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I can't stand dark colored rims at all... both cars are smoking, though.
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wow, the black with the 18s look fantastic. Very clean.
i agree , awesome
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      04-05-2008, 06:56 PM   #7
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sweet pics.... 18s with jerez black is plain hotness... Congrats
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Those are the best pics with the 18's that I've seen!
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Yeah, the dark wheels look SICK on JzB.
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      04-05-2008, 08:42 PM   #11
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those 18's look good, good thing i didn't pay for the 19's
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wow those are great pics they compliment each other...I'm still in love with the E39 M5's....how do you compare the two as far as power goes? since they aren't too far from each other
I bought the M3 hoping it was just a modern E39 M5, and that's just about what it is. The M3 is still in break in so I haven't pushed it much and can't really say how they compare power-wise. Some things I can say however:

1. The longer wheelbase of the M5 makes it a slightly nicer highway cruiser
2. The M3's wheels exhibit less "jounce" over bumps than the M5, regardless of EDC setting
3. The M3 feels more tossable, but I'm not so sure there really is a big margin
4. The M3's steering is more precise, but the M5 seems to have better on center feel even though its ages old recirculating ball
5. The M5 has much silkier idle
6. The M3 has cools electronics that work well, the M5 has pet rocks with buttons

I've been interupted 5 times since I started to write this... more thoughts will percolate later!
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Nice side by side pics. Love the depth of the JB. Must be fun to be able to have both cars at once.
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Ah, good excuse to call the M3 back on stage me thinks! Personally the 18s are OK, not great in my opinion, but if you like 'em here's more
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Very beautiful, the M3 logo looks soooo small compared to the M5.

Great looking m5 too.
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Agreed. I didn't realize how much smaller the logo was until I did this shoot. I sorta wish the ///M3 were a tad larger
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Rvacha,

Thanks for all your efforts in photographing and posting your excellent pics. Your E39 is an absolute beauty. I would hold on to that one. What slight differences can you detect in the two colors, if any? Do you have second thoughts about getting the 18s? I am still on the fence about the 18s but I must say, your car puts them in their best light. They are definitely the preferable wheel size in regards to track time, cost of ownership, tire replacement options, and all around drive-ability. I am still trying to talk myself into the 18s, but my vanity regarding the look of 19s keeps calling me. If I were to succumb to the 19s, I would then have to purchase EDC to make up for the reduced sidewall. Practicality vs vanity, it is tougher fight than it should be.
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Talking Congrats and thanks for the pics

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Great pics. A great pair of cars. I would love to have that choice every day.
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Rvacha,

Thanks for all your efforts in photographing and posting your excellent pics. Your E39 is an absolute beauty. I would hold on to that one. What slight differences can you detect in the two colors, if any? Do you have second thoughts about getting the 18s? I am still on the fence about the 18s but I must say, your car puts them in their best light. They are definitely the preferable wheel size in regards to track time, cost of ownership, tire replacement options, and all around drive-ability. I am still trying to talk myself into the 18s, but my vanity regarding the look of 19s keeps calling me. If I were to succumb to the 19s, I would then have to purchase EDC to make up for the reduced sidewall. Practicality vs vanity, it is tougher fight than it should be.
Thanks! Unfortunately I'm not holding onto the M5 much longer. I absolutely love it but I have too many damn cars and I can only room & board so many prima donna non-winter cars! I don't have second thoughts on the 18s. My plan from the beginning was to go aftermarket so I couldn't see getting the more expensive 19s. The 18s have grown on me a little, but still not my cup of tea. I have backordered BBS RS-GTs already in the pipeline with new TPMs so I don't have to steal them from the stock 18s. Two full sets of wheels at my disposal is getting more intriguing to me by the day.
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Im loving the 18s more and more i see them. I saw them in person and they were soooo nice. I cant wait to get my car!!~
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