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      10-24-2020, 11:22 AM   #1409
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You really lucked out on those wheels. I always preferred lighter colored wheels because they show the intricate design of the wheel a lot better versus the current trend of dark colored wheels. I'm looking out for a set on the used market but they are pretty rare.
They are a 100% improvement in real life. I struggle to get good pictures of them because the camera likes to overexpose because the car is darker. I do all sorts of trickery, but have yet to actually capture what they look like, and it's really great. Ferric and Long Beach were meant to be.

The Jet Black, meh, the wheel gets lost, and IMO only looks good when it's stupid clean (barrel and all).

Try the M3/M4 board for a set of the Ferric's, they come up ever so often. One guy recently on this board GAVE a set away, like same price as the black ones (weirdo). Rich guys, what can you say? I paid a premium for mine, and they are worth every penny.
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      10-24-2020, 11:30 AM   #1410
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Winter wheels are on!
Dude, I love those wheels. It's the deep inset hub on the rear. I WISH they were made in larger sizes!
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They are a 100% improvement in real life. I struggle to get good pictures of them because the camera likes to overexpose because the car is darker. I do all sorts of trickery, but have yet to actually capture what they look like, and it's really great. Ferric and Long Beach were meant to be.

The Jet Black, meh, the wheel gets lost, and IMO only looks good when it's stupid clean (barrel and all).

Try the M3/M4 board for a set of the Ferric's, they come up ever so often. One guy recently on this board GAVE a set away, like same price as the black ones (weirdo). Rich guys, what can you say? I paid a premium for mine, and they are worth every penny.
Thanks for the suggestion.

The brake dust drives me crazy. I wipe down the wheels after every couple of outings.

The 763s in gold look pretty good with LBB as well, even though not everyone may agree. Ridiculously expensive !

Is that a 35% tint on your windows?
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Thanks for the suggestion.

The brake dust drives me crazy. I wipe down the wheels after every couple of outings.

The 763s in gold look pretty good with LBB as well, even though not everyone may agree. Ridiculously expensive !

Is that a 35% tint on your windows?
I swapped to Akebono pads, one of the best things I ever did. So much less brake dust, car still stops fantastic. But I don't track my car, so consider that.

I actually don't remember the percentage of tint, but it's the middle two shades. The rear isn't limo, but lighter than that, and the sides aren't light, but darker than that. They're very close front to back. You can still see shadows in the car, which is what I wanted.
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Thanks for the suggestion.

The brake dust drives me crazy. I wipe down the wheels after every couple of outings.

The 763s in gold look pretty good with LBB as well, even though not everyone may agree. Ridiculously expensive !

Is that a 35% tint on your windows?
I swapped to Akebono pads, one of the best things I ever did. So much less brake dust, car still stops fantastic. But I don't track my car, so consider that.

I actually don't remember the percentage of tint, but it's the middle two shades. The rear isn't limo, but lighter than that, and the sides aren't light, but darker than that. They're very close front to back. You can still see shadows in the car, which is what I wanted.
Mind me asking which Akebono pads specifically? Any PN or model? Thanks!
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Mind me asking which Akebono pads specifically? Any PN or model? Thanks!

This is what you need. Best street pads for the M2 that exist. Too bad they don't make them for the 2NH.
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Mind me asking which Akebono pads specifically? Any PN or model? Thanks!

This is what you need. Best street pads for the M2 that exist. Too bad they don't make them for the 2NH.
+1 I also am running these since my M2 is my daily. So little dust that haven't washed my wheels in a couple months and they still look ok from a few feet away. Whereas stock pads look dirty and dark after a couple days
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This is what you need. Best street pads for the M2 that exist. Too bad they don't make them for the 2NH.
I've checked out YT videos on replacing brake pads for the M2 and it looks pretty straight forward.

I've never replaced brake pads but I assume the brackets on the Akebono pads are identical to the stock pads for an easy installation?
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Washed it and ran some errands. Already filthy with dust though. Still ash in the air maybe?

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I've checked out YT videos on replacing brake pads for the M2 and it looks pretty straight forward.

I've never replaced brake pads but I assume the brackets on the Akebono pads are identical to the stock pads for an easy installation?
Yeah, impossibly easy job, seriously.
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Very nice!
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And Fall has arrived.
Ferric Grey 437's look great and I am sold on the look after seeing a few very nice pictures of your car on the board.

I'm a oem fan and although my car is MG I'm thinking of having my 437's painted silver or swapping with some Ferric M4 wheels to clean up the car's look. Favorite wheels are the 437's but the two tone black gets old and looks busy after some time.
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Favorite wheels are the 437's but the two tone black gets old and looks busy after some time.
Agreed.

My Ferric Grey wheels may be for sale soon, but they will be expensive because of condition, and ceramic coating.
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not a professional photo by any means, but it turned out great. LLB looks great mixed with fall colors

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not a professional photo by any means, but it turned out great. LLB looks great mixed with fall colors

I'm in OP with a lbb! Hit you with a follow on ig!
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This shot reminds me one of the promotional BMW photos when the M2 was introduced. I set that photo as my phone wallpaper for couple of years to motivate myself to work hard.
Last month I asked a friend to snap some pictures of me at the track:

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