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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Zoomer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:50 pm

Ive seen a lot worse, but not my cup of tea.
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Post by Z4Rick » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:16 pm

In the end, I like them more as each day passes. Understated, clean cut and less blingy than much fancier designs. Straight lines and easy to clean satin finish sets off the silver paint and draws the eye to the glossy curves of the E89. The new Conti 'Extreme Contact' tires are very nice. Track straight and true, and they grip like a Badger. I noticed much faster hook ups and turns like a slot car. I couldn't break them free without trying really hard. $1200 well spent.

The clear coat on these wheels is a satin finish and a coat of Dr. Beasley's Matte Paint Coating (http://www.drbeasleys.com/matte-paint-coating.html), while expensive, it goes a very long way and protects the paint from holding dirt and brake dust. I used this on my old wheels and it is still is working despite a season of winter driving on treated roads. I drove 300 miles yesterday and did a quick wash on my return. The brake dust just rinsed off the dust with just hose pressure - no soap used at all. NICE!

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Post by Buckz » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:43 pm

it's the colour that doesn't work imo! gun metal would sort it out.
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Post by Nanu » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm

si-forks wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:39 pm
Love them very clean modern unfussy
But then I would Image
Now those I like :thumbsup:
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Post by Tabz123 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:09 pm

Nanu wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm
si-forks wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:39 pm
Love them very clean modern unfussy
But then I would Image
Now those I like :thumbsup:

I totally agree. In plain silver they would look well 'plain' but in this colour they look amazing!
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Post by Z4Rick » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:05 am

Tabz123 wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:09 pm
Nanu wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm
si-forks wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:39 pm
Love them very clean modern unfussy
But then I would Image
Now those I like :thumbsup:

I totally agree. In plain silver they would look well 'plain' but in this colour they look amazing!
Nope. Can't see it on a silver E89. The dark silver, "Gun Silver" in the US, makes for a beautiful wheel, but looks too raceboy to me. But thats what makes the world go 'round!

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Post by pupeno » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:55 am

I like them. I think they go very well with the body color.

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Post by Z4Rick » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:27 pm

pupeno wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:55 am
I like them. I think they go very well with the body color.

Amen!

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Post by STUBOY2UK » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:43 pm

I like them, they look smart and quite OEM so I'm surprised at the number of negative responses!
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Post by *AL* » Mon May 01, 2017 8:10 pm

:thumbsup: I like them.
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Post by sammyz » Mon May 01, 2017 8:52 pm

Love the 'Dare' wheels :thumbsup:
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Post by Peterboroughdave » Sat May 13, 2017 8:34 pm

Not over keen on the wheels but good to see something different, really like the blue calipers ( is there part of the front caliper that is dark grey ? ). I also think that your wheels would better in a dark grey

I am also very keen on the "dare" wheels.

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Post by willgill » Sun May 14, 2017 8:57 am

Wheels are nice enough, I'd probably run a million miles from the tyres though
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Post by Busterboo » Sun May 14, 2017 9:29 am

willgill wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 8:57 am
Wheels are nice enough, I'd probably run a million miles from the tyres though
Why is that? :)

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Post by mr wilks » Sun May 14, 2017 10:41 am

Busterboo wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 9:29 am
willgill wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 8:57 am
Wheels are nice enough, I'd probably run a million miles from the tyres though
Why is that? :)
I wondered that too :?
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