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Old 10-29-2009, 12:36 AM
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Style 57 girly rims undergo sex change

I was wondering what Style 57 oem rims would look like in 20", so I had a quick go at photo chopping some. Yeah, I know the pic looks iffy but I was in a hurry.

These rims as you know, only come in 17" and are sometimes referred to as 'girly wheels/rims'. They do have their use though as they get dragged off the shelf for snowy winter conditions.

The girly rim quote is with apologies and all due respect to owners who choose not to upgrade/upsize their rims. I'm only the messenger here, carry on.

I think they look ok in the manned up 20 inch size version. What do you guys think??
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:40 AM
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They look good but you have the profile wrong!thats more a 22" tyre profile,which makes it look deceptive.I have 20" and the 40 /35 profiles are about double that.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:40 AM
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ah , those look much better now
i like the way the brake discs have grown up from wee girlie brakes .
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:36 PM
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looks good
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:05 PM
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now that's one huge camel toe.
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it does look that much better with low pro tires
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:11 PM
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I don't think the stock 17s look more girly than the snowflake 19s
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As an owner of a set of style 57 wheels, I will say that they are unpleasing in any diameter. I had to put my 57's with Pilot Alpin winter tires on for the season and there's just something wrong with the shape of the spokes and center cap area. The 20's make it only more annoying. Style 57 and 74 get my vote for worst looking BMW OE wheels on X5, with 130 (spare) a distant third. Any other votes?

That said, my "girly rims" with 235/65 snow tires placed other traffic to shame today in our front range Colorado snow storm . . .
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:12 PM
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The larger size looks better to me.
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