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      11-17-2012, 08:20 PM   #9
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I think all these tuners should give up changing wheels. Gangsta Style Escalade wheels don't belong here, you're doing it wrong... I don't care what company, BBS or whatever - they all look bad on this car. Stock wheels are the best ones I have seen, kudos to BMW on making wheels which look good for many years, match the car's looks and performance and are unique.

M6GC wheels was another example of how beautiful stock wheels can be upgraded further.
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Thanks for the reply. What is the main intended logic for these wheel changes? To improve looks or lightweight?

I believe the percentage of people who change their wheels to these style wheels (few) reflects the actual percentage of people who prefer these over stock, not monetary concern.

Wish you best and only improvement in design.

I would disagree. I think it's stereotypically wrong to label changing any factory parts out as "gangsta". Just using that phrase in general shows a lack of understanding of the culture and I think that's exactly what it is, a cultural misunderstanding. Please do not misunderstand me when say this. This is not a personal attack, I just wanted to point a few things out.

For instance, Americans (particularly in the West Coast California scene) you'll see a lot of individualization and customizing. From the hot rod days to now, everything has been about being unique. To be honest, I think this culture has even influenced many tuner cultures around the world which previously had little to no customization interest at all.

To go even further, it also seems it even has influenced the OEM market and how they build cars. In the 90's you only saw 14-16" wheels as the norm. 17" and 18" would later start making more appearances and now here we are with the F10 M5 having 19" standard or 20" optional wheels. Rolling on OEM 20" wheels makes it less "gangsta"?