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      03-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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TE37SL's - Diamond Black or Matte Black on Space Gray?

Trying to make up my mind between these two colors. Already had the Diamond Black on my Carbon Black E46 M3 and loved the way they looked. However, on the Space Gray, I am not so sure. Found a few pictures for the E9X in Matte Black but none in Diamond Black. Not sure if Gloss Black is considered Diamond Black?

Anyone running either color care to comment?

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Here are the E9X with Matte Black TE37 SL's I found on the forum
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      03-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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I am a fan of the matte black, as I have the matte grills, gills and hood vents on my car (with matte black ARC-8's) so they compliment each other.
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I am a fan of the matte black, as I have the matte grills, gills and hood vents on my car (with matte black ARC-8's) so they compliment each other.
Can you share a few pictures
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      03-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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(but I only have 2 decent ones that I can access at work)


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      03-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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im not a fan of black wheels but i must admit, they do look pretty good on space gray. can't go wrong with either! just make sure you go for 18s
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I do like the diamond black with a yellow sticker.
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KMLee -

Just wondering why the statement about the 18s? Is it for look with the ZCP pkg? BBK clearance? cheaper cost?

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Just wondering why the statement about the 18s? Is it for look with the ZCP pkg? BBK clearance? cheaper cost?

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I prefer 18's as well for the ride quality and more tire choice
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Thank Guys. Diamond Black it is
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Thanks. What tire sizes would you recommend that will look flush without doing any camber mods?
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Thanks. What tire sizes would you recommend that will look flush without doing any camber mods?
I have 265/35 & 285/35 with stock camber. No issues.

Here's how it looks flush wise -
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I have 265/35 & 285/35 with stock camber. No issues.

Here's how it looks flush wise -
Your front look perfect. Think a 295 is back will work or is that going too wide?

Am debating between 255/35/18, 285/35/18 OR 265/35/18, 295/30/18?

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Your front look perfect. Think a 295 is back will work or is that going too wide?

Am debating between 255/35/18, 285/35/18 OR 265/35/18, 295/30/18?

Thanks.
Not sure - Maybe someone else can chime in or look at the TE 37sl wheel thread

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Thank you all for recommending Diamond Black

I could not be happier with my decision to go with the Diamond Black vs the Matte Black. I had totally forgotten that when viewed in person, the diamond black is infact more like a dark graphite metallic finish, not pure or jet black. I would not have been happy with gloss or matte black because they almost look jet black and I don't like wheels that are so black that they merge and get lost in the tire.
The diamond black with it's dark graphite finish is perfect

Only have these pictures for now. Not putting these on straight away but probably sometime this summer. Will post up pictures then.

Thanks to Vivid Racing for awesome customer service and really quick same day shipping
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what do you guys think of the matte black Te37 on an SSII E90...?
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what do you guys think of the matte black Te37 on an SSII E90...?


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