I hardly consider my style Gangster, but like someone else mentioned, when you live in an area with high end cars, some customization isnt a bad thing, and wheels are the easiest route. I for one never keep stock wheels except for winter use, as I will with my F10 OEM 19s on snow tires. I think the OEM 20's are a nice, very classy wheel, but I'm tired of seeing it so much as I obsess and am constantly looking for new pics of the M5. Lambos, M5s, M3s, Porsches are all really common in my area being so close to NYC, so Id like to be a little different.
Although I change wheels, I dont however go bigger than optional stock sizes and never mess with suspension. I used to have SSR's on my e46 and loved them. I had thought they went out of business so good to see they are still around. I remember when SSR comps were a top wheel choice for avid trackers of the e46 M3. Given the sporty aspect of the M5 and the crappy roads here, Ive also opted for a forged one piece wheel as opposed to a more "blingy" 3 piece wheel.
And I'll admit, I do change out my wheels for looks and not performance - Im an avid weekend spirited driver, but I dont pretend to be any star on the track, so weight savings are not a factor.
Retired - 2009 C63 l 2007 Supercharged RRS l 2002 e46 SMG ///M3 l 2001 e46 330ci
Alpine White/Sakhir Orange F10 M5 - 20" Modulare Matte Titanium Brushed B18s
Last edited by PatrickC23; 11-19-2012 at 06:14 PM.