What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

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I really like these staggered 16s (made by Ronal \ MSW) on my car:

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16 inch staggered BBS RA or RS.
The cross spokes that came on the US M6 look nice but are TRX.
Outside of that, nothing to me looks quite right. Some are better than other, many (most?) are pretty bad to horrible. To my eyes.
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Can’t beat the original rims, i think so anyway.
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I still think 16" Alpina black center open lugs are amazing and as good as it gets.
The 2 or 3 piece WEDS and H&B's are possibly the only better looking wheels.
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Shown are newly refurbished ACTs, 16x8.5 front and rear, ET11, with new Continental rubber. An original OEM wheel, very similar to the classic BBS RS mesh look but minor differences in the details. I looked pretty hard at every single post in this (excellent) thread before picking these. I like the Hartge, Alpinas, throwing stars and the rest... but mesh is just the best match for this car IMHO:
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For reference, I purchased the car with these OEM BBS RCs, 15" x 7.5" front and rear, ET15. Not a bad look, kinda lean, can work well on a lowered car. But in the end 15" is a bit underwhelming...
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Ok, read this whole thread and still don't know which ones I like best :D ](*,)
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Haha, yeah it's real personal for us Sixers.
Luckily I don't like most and I am partial to 16's.
Hey maybe you'd like my old 17x 8.5 Borbets, I never did sell them.
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540 style 144 hubcentric fit 17" 235's front, 245's rear.
540 style 144 hubcentric fit 17" 235's front, 245's rear.
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17" style 5 wheels
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Agreed, and posted earlier in this thread. Also a PITA to clean. Worth the effort in my mind. I may change my tune when I hit 70 though.
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I'm 72, and that much effort became not worth it about 5 years ago. :wink:
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I am 81 and you are right but not really that much work if you tore them down and restored them
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I also like the original wheels but was not impressed with the rather dull factory color, especially with a black car.

I removed the grey paint, painted the wheel gloss black, then polished the rim, center section and radial fins on my 635CSi. Did a similar thing with my M6.

That produced the original wheel with a very different look. I plan to buy new TRX tires when it is time.
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I personally like bbs rs on these cars, I couldnt find some Rs so I got RC090. New member here is 89’ currently have owned for 2 weeks, will be installing coilovers some time next week. Bilsteins and h&R cane with car.
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I recently bought this car and it came with the throwing stars. This car has upgraded brakes (Wilwoods in front and E34 540i in the rear), so 17" wheels were needed to clear them.
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Slownrusty wrote: Fri Jul 14, 2023 11:27 am I recently bought this car and it came with the throwing stars. This car has upgraded brakes (Wilwoods in front and E34 540i in the rear), so 17" wheels were needed to clear them.

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What suspension? Sits really nice
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I recently bought this car and it came with the throwing stars
Wait, you just happened to pick up another M635 :shock:

You know that throwing Stars are my favorite wheels, those appear to be staggered :-k

Nice find =D>
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Geezy2424 wrote: Fri Jul 14, 2023 2:13 pm
Slownrusty wrote: Fri Jul 14, 2023 11:27 am I recently bought this car and it came with the throwing stars. This car has upgraded brakes (Wilwoods in front and E34 540i in the rear), so 17" wheels were needed to clear them.

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What suspension? Sits really nice
Thanks.

The car is sitting on Ground Control Coilovers.
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GRNSHRK wrote: Fri Jul 14, 2023 6:14 pm
I recently bought this car and it came with the throwing stars
Wait, you just happened to pick up another M635 :shock:

You know that throwing Stars are my favorite wheels, those appear to be staggered :-k

Nice find =D>
Yes sir..this was a hard one to turn down, it's a Dinan Turbo that I recently bought off Bring A Trailer. I'll be selling one of my other M635s to fund this recent purchase.

I knew you would like the Throwing Stars!
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it's a Dinan Turbo that I recently bought off Bring A Trailer.
I guess that explains the bazooka of an exhaust tip out back \:D/

Kinda highjacking this thread, so you will have to bring us up to speed on your latest acquisition in a new thread :wink:

The TS's appear to be staggered :-k
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Yes!

I will definitely start a new thread on the car.

Just got my first oil change done on it and ready to tear into it.
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