No love for the 17" tunnel spokes?

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Old 08-30-2011, 11:01 PM
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No love for the 17" tunnel spokes?

Very few seem to opt for the 17" tunnel spokes. I wonder why?

I placed my CM order last week, and I didn't realize until today that the MA had selected the anthracyte tunnel spokes instead of the split spokes -- my fault for not being clear and not catching it before now.

At first I was freaked out, but the more I thought about it, the more I like the look of the tunnels. I've ordered Royal Grey with white top, and think this combo will look great.

Who else likes the tunnel spokes?

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Old 08-31-2011, 07:25 AM
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I'm not a fan of those wheels
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:47 AM
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Yeah a lot of the newer stock mini wheels are not very appealing. But then again neither were my 17 inch S-lites on my MCS.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:21 AM
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I absolutely love them, I would have opted for them if I saw them in person before I ordered. On the Mini web site they looked more gray than flat black and scared me off, kind of regretted it since, although I love my black 17" 5 star spokes, as well.

The only wheel I'm not a fan of is the 18" double spokes, I hate wheels with exposed nuts to make them look two piece, they look so tacky. Another reason I did not opt for the sport package. Also wouldn't have gone with any of the silver options, car looks so good with black or anthracite wheels.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:47 PM
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i actually like those as well--if i were interested in a countryman, those would be my wheels of choice. I want to replace the rims (basic boring 15" stocks) on my cooper if I buy it out at the end of the lease, and I think the anthracite tunnel spokes will look nice with my white silver.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:19 PM
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:25 PM
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Count me in as a fan as well. If I could go back I wouldn't order the sport pkg, but get the xenons a la carte and these tunnel spokes.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:21 PM
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I have the tunnel spokes on my absolute black CMS which I like ok, definitely not in love with though... Would rather have one of the all black rims instead... If anyone wants to trade
 
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:40 PM
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Never! Ive seen them in person too.
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:36 AM
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hoppes-no9, same thing happened with me, honest mistake and I didn't catch it as well
untill the unveiling. They grow on you over time. Did make the switch to the 19" Nuespeed wheels/summer tires soon as they were available. Still deciding if I'll go back to the 17" all season run flats or move up to 18" with full snows for the Northeast!
Either way, doubt I'll return to the run flats.
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:44 AM
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Actually they kinda have a Swastika look to them.Sorry, but thats what I think they look like....
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:10 AM
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Yeah... Or the Iron Cross
 
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:32 PM
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went for em

I choose the tunnel spokes on my Surf Blue All4 build

At first I was going with the all black, but didn't see too many with the tunnels, and I thought they looked pretty good on the CGI Build Preview on Mini's Site, so I went for it.

Awaiting transport at the moment, looks like I may have it in the 6-8 week time frame from when I placed the order.
 
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:05 AM
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I'm a fan. One of my favorite wheels are actually the stock convertible ones, R111s and these are sort of like it.
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:25 AM
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Love them on our Silver CM...not sure I care for them on any other color combo.
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Funkzilla View Post
Love them on our Silver CM...not sure I care for them on any other color combo.

Lets see some pics in the thread, as soon as mine arrives I post one as well. We can have a nice little 'Tunnel Wheel' Gallery
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:51 AM
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I don't see the swastika thing, but the iron cross thing is the reason I ruled them out from the get go. They look cool, but they do sort of remind me of the iron cross, and it kills my enjoyment of them.
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by is_it_the_shoes View Post
Lets see some pics in the thread, as soon as mine arrives I post one as well. We can have a nice little 'Tunnel Wheel' Gallery
I certainly will too -- mine's "awaiting transport" right now, hopefully a month more and I'll have it.
 
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by tippykayak View Post
i don't see the swastika thing, but the iron cross thing is the reason i ruled them out from the get go. They look cool, but they do sort of remind me of the iron cross, and it kills my enjoyment of them.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:40 AM
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I spec'ed the tunnels on my CMS4, figuring with all the brake dust from the R56 parked next to it...the dark wheels will be easy to clean.
 
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by flyer53 View Post
yeah... Or the iron cross
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:20 PM
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Funny that i found this thread cause i also made the mistake of having the MA get the car and i told him i wanted anthracite and until i got home and really looked over the specs i was like s$%T!! but i saw a white CM with them and i think this combo will work out alright, once i get the car i will be sure to post some pics, if anyone else has a white CM with em please post, im dying to see more photos before i get my car. the wait is killer
 
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:43 PM
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I SPECIFICALLY requested them for our CM. Had to pay extra in Canada too. Picking up car this weekend.
 
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by gramma502 View Post
Funny that i found this thread cause i also made the mistake of having the MA get the car and i told him i wanted anthracite and until i got home and really looked over the specs i was like s$%T!! but i saw a white CM with them and i think this combo will work out alright, once i get the car i will be sure to post some pics, if anyone else has a white CM with em please post, im dying to see more photos before i get my car. the wait is killer

Not my car or photos. Love the look though.


 
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:49 PM
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Thanks Hoppes! i also found this on a dealers page. GRR! Oct. 22 can come soon enough!
 
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