I need your suggestions and opinion. This may sound dumb, but I have a 2000 328i that came with 17" type 44 Star Spokes. I love the simple, clean look of those rims. Especially the fact that they completely fill out the tires with no "lip" and they're easy to clean. The thing that sucks about them is they curb rash very easily for the same reason (got two curbed!!).
So, about a year ago, I bought a set of take off staggered set up type 68M's for the screaming deal of $1200 including brand new Conti's (let's not start on tires). I love the more aggressive, deeper dish look of these as well plus they're less susceptible to curb rash. The thing about these rims is they don't "fill" out the tires quite as much due to the lips and they're a pain in the ass to clean relatively speaking. Also, since they're a staggered setup, once you've got a certain wear pattern going, you're stuck (don't start about not rotating tires please!). In this case, my rears wore significantly faster than the fronts, so I'm just going to replace all four.
Basically, on a silver 328i, which rim do you prefer? The Star Spoke 44's or the staggered 68M's? If I do put the Type 44's on, I'm gonna go to Wheels America to have them repaired, so there's another expense. Both of them are in 17" sizes and I'm either going to get Bridgestone S-O3's, Dunlop 9000's, or Pirelli P Zero Rosso's. Probably the Bridgestones based on what I'm reading. Any input is appreciated as is just a simple click for a vote!!!!