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Old 11-28-2011, 01:37 PM
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Ferric Grey 215 - 10.5 inch rim all around?

I am buying a set of 9.5/10.5 215 style replica rims with Michelin winter tires for my Platinum Grey 2012 X5 sport pkg. Iím deciding between going with ferric grey to match the car color or black to match the plastic on the car and offset the grey. What do you guys think? Match the car or try and compliment it with an offset color?

The only debate now is do I get 10.5 inch rims all around and not do 9.5 in front and 10.5 in back. I am going with a 275/40/20 Michelin Apline snow tire all around.

I know the stock rim is 10 in the front so this would be wider. But it's only .5 inches wider. The upside is I'll be able to rotate all 4 tires and rims all around if they are the same versus in a staggard setup, I'm stuck unless I have the tire taken off the rim to rotate it. The rear will also only tuck .5 inches in more than stock which is 11" wide. I know it might actually look like more too since it'll be a 275 tire versus 315.

Thoughts on widths?

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:39 PM
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To get a better idea, check out member kyzrsose, he had ferric grey style 214s on his grey X5.

I am usually not a fan of black wheels, but a semi-gloss black could look pretty cool in this case

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:45 PM
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Thanks, I'll take a look!
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:14 PM
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I say go ferric or silver - I would not do black on such a dark car. IMHO, it will look washed out.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:51 PM
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def ferric grey!!
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:33 PM
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The black wheels will show every bit of winter grime, much like a black car, imo...
I would get the ferric gray.
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FG. Black only on black cars for my personal taste.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:56 PM
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Thanks guys! FG it is. Ordering next week. It's been an odd fall/winter here in Minneapolis and haven't had a big rush for snow tires just yet. But the crummy weather is going to be here soon.
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