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      05-09-2012, 12:44 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by THE TECH View Post
Unless they were lightweight or had some sort of value beyond the looks, there's no reason to spend high dollars on a bling wheel.
The "other value" is that you cannot get certain fitments from the major manufacturers. Specifically, these types of custom wheels are great, only?, options for SUV/SAV/etc. market. The big dogs only make up to 20s right now (BBS, Work, Volk, etc.). BMW proper does make a couple of sets of 21s.

But a *basic* 5 spoke monoblock wheel is going to be damn strong and fairly light really. Just as an example of why one might still choose these for say an M3.