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Old 11-04-2012, 12:02 AM
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New Rims!

Hey guys... here are some before and after shots of my Avant Garde M368. I went 20in in staggered set up.

Not sure if to keep the AG center caps or if to put the BMW logo ones on...

(and yes I will lower with ACS springs)
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:23 AM
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:12 AM
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Very nice.

Personally I am not a fan of aftermarket wheels with the roundel so I would keep it as is

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:03 AM
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:35 AM
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I think the wheels are hot and I would for sure put the bimmer caps in there.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:35 AM
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beautiful. Def put the BMW center caps on.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:06 AM
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:15 PM
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Thanks for the compliments. I'm really enjoying my rims... I just look for excuses to take a drive!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:46 AM
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Hey guys... here are some before and after shots of my Avant Garde M368. I went 20in in staggered set up.

Not sure if to keep the AG center caps or if to put the BMW logo ones on...

(and yes I will lower with ACS springs)
I'm not usually a fan of aftermarket rims but I have to say that those are beautiful (and tasteful!).
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:32 AM
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They are very nice looking rims. (I would use the Roundel.) Let us know how the 20 inch low profile tires hold up.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:23 AM
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Looks really nice. Did you also drop the car?
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:12 PM
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Looks really nice. Did you also drop the car?
No the car is still at the stock height. I think the angle of the pic made it look lower.

Im ordering ACS springs in Dec.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:21 PM
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Very Very nice. Gives me an idea for winter tires.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:42 PM
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No the car is still at the stock height. I think the angle of the pic made it look lower.

Im ordering ACS springs in Dec.
Funny how photos can trick the eye, I'm looking and thinking, "why is he lowering it?"
Looks great! Can you tell me the exact setup? Did you use spacers etc.?
Let us know how the car performs! I think 20 inch wheels are the perfect look, but I was considering 19's to maintain some performance.

BTW a BMW mechanic at my dealer with 30 years told me the best set up was the stock 17" wheels.

Can you take some eye level before and after with the new springs? Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:22 PM
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Funny how photos can trick the eye, I'm looking and thinking, "why is he lowering it?"
Looks great! Can you tell me the exact setup? Did you use spacers etc.?
Let us know how the car performs! I think 20 inch wheels are the perfect look, but I was considering 19's to maintain some performance.

BTW a BMW mechanic at my dealer with 30 years told me the best set up was the stock 17" wheels.

Can you take some eye level before and after with the new springs? Thanks.
Thanks for all the kudos!

So my set up is Avant Garde M368 Front 20X8.5 ET 30 Rear 20X10 ET35. Tires are Hankook Evo V12 245/35/20 Front 285/30/20 Rear. I did NOT use spacers since this set up is pretty flush with the fender.

The ride is actually very nice. The RFT that come on the car were harsh and although I went to a bigger rim... the ride actually seems softer. I really think you need at least 20inch rims on the F10.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:37 AM
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No the car is still at the stock height. I think the angle of the pic made it look lower.

Im ordering ACS springs in Dec.
Yeah, the before pics had me wondering how the hell the car looks so low with the new wheels. I am guessing sport/m-sport model F10's sit lower than non-sport? At least this is how it was with my E66.
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The car looks great with the new Avant Garde M368 wheels! What else have you done to your F10 or are you planning to do?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:19 AM
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Looks sharp! Yes, to the BMW caps.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:37 AM
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:03 AM
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:47 PM
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The car looks great with the new Avant Garde M368 wheels! What else have you done to your F10 or are you planning to do?
Thanks for the replies guys!

I just got in my color matched reflectors from JBSpeed. I also plan to lower the car with ACS springs and wrap the chrome trim in high gloss black. I think thats all i'll do to her.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:06 PM
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It's incredible how much a car can change by just upgrading the wheels... it looks great! Congrats!
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