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Old 24th June 2018, 01:30 PM   #21
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There lies your answer Stiggs, black is far superior
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Old 24th June 2018, 01:51 PM   #22
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There lies your answer Stiggs, black is far superior
Iím thinking the same too Mel. Satin rather than gloss or Matt??
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Old 24th June 2018, 02:11 PM   #23
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Iím thinking the same too Mel. Satin rather than gloss or Matt??
Am a big fan of Satin Stiggs, in between
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Old 24th June 2018, 02:18 PM   #24
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Am a big fan of Satin Stiggs, in between
Roger that
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Old 24th June 2018, 02:53 PM   #25
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Go gloss. All wheels go satin after 5 Miles of driving.
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Old 24th June 2018, 04:09 PM   #26
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Go gloss. All wheels go satin after 5 Miles of driving.
I had gloss black wheels on a M3 CP some years ago, and the wheels were so shiny you couldnít appreciate the edges of the wheel design
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Old 25th June 2018, 09:19 AM   #27
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Gloss black looks good for a few months but will look swirled and rubbish after a few months. Satin for me
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Old 25th June 2018, 09:34 AM   #28
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Gloss black looks good for a few months but will look swirled and rubbish after a few months. Satin for me
Think so fella
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Old 25th June 2018, 09:43 AM   #29
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Stiggs do you want me to do another rendition in satin.
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Makes them look like m135i wheels all black..

My babies are 21Ē
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Old 26th June 2018, 08:23 PM   #31
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Stiggs do you want me to do another rendition in satin.
Errr.....NOOOOO

Iíve ordered ORM front grilles and side gilles inngloss black....wheels being stripped next week. I might get an Akra and then sheís done.....my car next
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Well the chrome is going bit by bit and i have to say I'm happy with the results. The front grilles were an absolute b4stard to get off. In the end i just ripped them out, snapping the originals in the process. This became the adopted technique for the side gills too, although unfortunately there is a fault with the performance ones and I'm awaiting a replacement from BMW (had a right nightmare with this today).

The exhaust is a bit of an issue as the exhaust tips are apparently welded in place, so death to the chrome tips is on hold whilst i think of a solution (come one Davey). One option is the 6k Akra Chrome aside i believe PCW has carried out a sound mod on this car, so i will make contact with him to see what he can offer.

Another 400 miles are needed before i can really open the taps, but with a temporary level of right foot restraint, combined with sports setting on the dampers it defies its natural criticism. In summary a belter of a car....where's the snow :mutely:



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Definitely looks better mate. Just the darker wheels should finish it off nicely. A few pennies required for the Akra though. If youíre considering that Iím guessing youíre really pleased with the X5M then.
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You made me laugh reference "I ended up ripping them out" they were a bugger on the M4.

Eveytime I see these mate I find myself on the AUC. Lovely bud it really is
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Definitely looks better mate. Just the darker wheels should finish it off nicely. A few pennies required for the Akra though. If youíre considering that Iím guessing youíre really pleased with the X5M then.
Clearly itís different John, but in a positive way. A good all rounder, bar the fuel economy

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You made me laugh reference "I ended up ripping them out" they were a bugger on the M4.

Eveytime I see these mate I find myself on the AUC. Lovely bud it really is
Mate...the red mist descended and I just lost it. Massively stupid on reflection but no harm done
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