Style 44s, sporty looking? No.Why are people so against colored rims? Now on regular car I could understand, but on a vehicle that has a sporty/racing look, I think they can look nice and stand out.
I was talking about colored rims in general. Yes, I do agree painting style 44's any color would just be ugly. e46 sedans aren't the sportiest but the zhp is very sporty and they have them in sedans.Style 44s, sporty looking? No.
I would understand if it were the wheels with thinner spokes.
Style 44 spokes are too wide to pull off the white color. And to add, there is no lip on the style 44s, it would just look ugly on any other color than factory aluminum.
OP, you will have a tough time cleaning the brake dust and it will look very ugly in no time.
Trust me, I have ceramic pads and still get brake dust.
PS: I have the same color car/wheel combo as OP on mine. Mine is just a coupe and lowered.
I cant imagine my car with white style 44s. I dont have mods to back the white wheels up although I am lowered on the coils with widened stance(10mm front 15mm rear).
I will have to add crazy camber, roof racks and stickers to back up my white wheels. Roof rack I need though, tired of having to remove the wheel and fold the rear seats to carry my bike.
ZHPs are just the sportier version of e46 family(exclude M3) but no where near a car that would look as built for racing.I was talking about colored rims in general. Yes, I do agree painting style 44's any color would just be ugly. e46 sedans aren't the sportiest but the zhp is very sporty and they have them in sedans.
Haha nah one of my friends (adb1028 here on the forum) drives an 03 zhp and a 135i, and the one who suggested it drives an Infiniti g37s. But no, I will not be changing the color of the wheels. I was just curious to see how it would look.ZHPs are just the sportier version of e46 family(exclude M3) but no where near a car that would look as built for racing.
zhp's come with mtech II package with lowered suspension and larger wheels, black trim.
Cant compare it with standard 323, does it look sporty at all now?
Thats why I said, without the supporting mods(aggressive front and rear bumper, side skirts and lowered suspension) painting wheels white would look dumb.
If OP is hanging out with stance crowd, pretty soon we will see extra large stickers on the car, because the friends said it will look good on the car.
Dont do it OP.
You don't need a car worth $100k + to make colored rims look good. But I do agree style 44's need to stay stock color. There is nothing sporty at all about that style.I am at a loss for words anymore on here. The group of true BMW enthusiasts is becoming smaller and smaller in the E46 world. With the exception of a Lamborghini, Porsche 911 GT RS, and a few other real sports cars, painted wheels don't look good. An E46 is not the kind of car that can pull off painted wheels. I would have to say that the friends you have that are telling you they would look good are not driving BMWs and probably would love to see you cheapen the look of your car. I love the look of the style 44s. I've had them on my last 2 E46s and they look great. Leave the wheels as they are and find something else to spend your hard earned cash on. There are plenty of things on a 10+ year old BMW that need replaced so you should spend your cash improving something that will actually benefit the well being of your beautiful car.
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I wouldn't go as far as saying that they aren't sporty looking. Obviously they are because BMW put them on their sport package cars. I could have any wheel I want on my E46 and I went with style 44s because they have a nice mix of sport and class. I just wouldn't say that they aren't sporty at all. I think they make the car look pretty good.You don't need a car worth $100k + to make colored rims look good. But I do agree style 44's need to stay stock color. There is nothing sporty at all about that style.