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      11-03-2011, 03:20 AM   #1
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Question what wheels to buy?????????

help me!! need info for a set of wheels to buy during the winter.. bbs has a set i like don't know the model...hows alloy technic i think they are sick..d2forged?? HRE/// PLZ SOMEONE HELP ME AND ALSO NEED SOME $$$$$$ quotes I'm thinking to run 20's and will; the handle better or different with the aftermarket set...noticable feel??? what do the stock wheels weight?/ AND I PREFER THE WIDE LIP ,,,plz thanks any info i want the baddest sickest set of wheels there is MORR any good??
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      11-03-2011, 05:30 AM   #2
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Are you seriously looking for 20" winter wheels?
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      11-03-2011, 05:50 AM   #3
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Are you seriously looking for 20" winter wheels?
hahaha no just getting ready for the spring!!lol
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      11-03-2011, 06:12 AM   #4
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hahaha no just getting ready for the spring!!lol
Got it - missed the "buy during winter..." the first time!

Which stock wheels do you have - 18", 19" non-zcp, 19" zcp? I believe the 19" non-zcp are the lightest stock wheels because they are the only forged wheel. Stock wheels weigh between approximately 24-26 lb.

If you go with 20" wheels you'll end up with a fairly heavy wheel plus 20" tires tend to weigh more as well so your wheel-tire package is going to be heavy.

Are you looking for better performance or looks? Do you plan on ever tracking your car?
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      11-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #5
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Got it - missed the "buy during winter..." the first time!

Which stock wheels do you have - 18", 19" non-zcp, 19" zcp? I believe the 19" non-zcp are the lightest stock wheels because they are the only forged wheel. Stock wheels weigh between approximately 24-26 lb.

If you go with 20" wheels you'll end up with a fairly heavy wheel plus 20" tires tend to weigh more as well so your wheel-tire package is going to be heavy.

Are you looking for better performance or looks? Do you plan on ever tracking your car?
i have 19' zcp which i like but I'm always want better or more.really my zip's are not forged ? hmmm??? thats a heavy wheel....but i been checking some out like ,my buddy here in boston has the alloy technic or something like that and they weigh like 20lb.....IK WANT LOKS AND PERFORMANCE.. WEN U SAY PERFORMANCE LIKE IN TRACK CARS SOME i see a lot of volk nlike smaller in diameter 5-spock i can't stand that look man i hate it Do u know what I'm talking about...some ugly my opinion...
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      11-03-2011, 11:14 AM   #6
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i have 19' zcp which i like but I'm always want better or more.really my zip's are not forged ? hmmm??? thats a heavy wheel....but i been checking some out like ,my buddy here in boston has the alloy technic or something like that and they weigh like 20lb.....IK WANT LOKS AND PERFORMANCE.. WEN U SAY PERFORMANCE LIKE IN TRACK CARS SOME i see a lot of volk nlike smaller in diameter 5-spock i can't stand that look man i hate it Do u know what I'm talking about...some ugly my opinion...
Correct, zcp wheels are not forged.

Yeah, the problem with wheels is everyone's taste in wheel design/style is different. Do you want a lighter wheel with a similar style to your zcp or a wheel with a completely different look? How much are you willing to spend?

When I asked about performance that could either be a dedicated track wheel (most likely 18" because of track tires) or a 19" lightweight wheel for street use. A favorite wheel of mine is the Forgeline ZX3R in 19" (Forgeline has been around a long time and many professional race teams use their wheels). The ZX3R would be an excellent choice for the street in 19" and the track in 18". They've released a few new "competition" wheel designs recently plus they have a large selection of street wheels. The Volk G12 is a nice looking wheel, and if you like HRE then either the P40S or P43S are nice - however, not sure if you'll like any of these except for perhaps the P40S.
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      11-04-2011, 01:15 AM   #7
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Definitely another awesome wheel to consider!
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      11-05-2011, 08:41 AM   #9
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RdSport Rc-8

I have a set of Rd Sport Rc-8. Very light 20" wheels. Pm me for info
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Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
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      11-05-2011, 01:51 PM   #11
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We could always custom build you a new set if you'd like!!
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      11-06-2011, 07:19 PM   #12
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But there are many nice looking wheels out there. Really depends on what you want out of them.
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      11-07-2011, 07:29 PM   #13
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I say a set of DPE SP-SC5s would look nice:

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20s or 19s look amazing!
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Here are a few pics to really confuse you


BMW Z4 E89 on Forged 1 Five Split Deep Concave by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr

BMW Z4 E89 on Forged 1 Five Split Deep Concave by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr

Customer Submitted - BMW E92 M3 on 20" Forged 1 Seven Mesh by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr

Customer Submitted - BMW E92 M3 on 20" Forged 1 Seven Mesh by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr

Customer Submitted - BMW F10 528i on 21" Forged 1 Seven Mesh - Deep Concave by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr

BMW F10 535i on 21" Forged 1 Seven Mesh - Deep Concave by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr

BMW 335i on Forged 1 Eight (Poke/Stance Setup by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr

Forged 1 Five Split by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr

Forged 1 Ten (Carbon Fiber) by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr

Forged 1 Eight - Three Piece Concave by Forged 1 Wheels, on Flickr
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      11-08-2011, 02:29 AM   #15
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thanks for the pics ..scratching my head now for real!!! wow they do make a beautiful wheel!! THe ones on the black five serious i def would consider and the first ones on white m3 1st pics it has a deep lip which i love (sick) then further down the spokes are right on the lip so its no deep dish at all but these are nice too!!! Can u tell me the difference i do like the brushed look... Tell me what u think looks hot on the white I've never seen wheels on m3 before noone around here has any Sucks!!! 20's?? or 19's?? i think id stay with 19's ... but I'm listening for your opinion!! ANd who's the #1 Co. overall??
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thanks for the pics ..scratching my head now for real!!! wow they do make a beautiful wheel!! THe ones on the black five serious i def would consider and the first ones on white m3 1st pics it has a deep lip which i love (sick) then further down the spokes are right on the lip so its no deep dish at all but these are nice too!!! Can u tell me the difference i do like the brushed look... Tell me what u think looks hot on the white I've never seen wheels on m3 before noone around here has any Sucks!!! 20's?? or 19's?? i think id stay with 19's ... but I'm listening for your opinion!! ANd who's the #1 Co. overall??
I'd definitely go no larger than a 19". Personally, I think 20" are two large for the M3 plus you're compromising performance, increasing NVH due to short stiff side wall, and greater chance of damaging a wheel (or the wheels will be like boat anchors!).

As for color, I think a matte dark gray/charcoal or black finish looks great on AW! If you go with a three-piece wheels definitely get the outer rim half painted/powdercoated the same color as the wheel center.

#1 wheel Co - that's going to be subjective because everyone has their own favorite brand. Personally, I'd go with one of the following brands, in no particular order: Volk, HRE, BBS, Forgeline or DPE

Good luck!
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      11-26-2011, 11:50 AM   #17
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I've had d2forged wheels for close to a year and a half now and I have no issues at all with them. They are strong, have aggressive fitment and drive like stock. I strongly recommend them.
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