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      05-27-2010, 02:59 PM   #155
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I think they look awesome!!!!
They need some big brakes behind them though.
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      05-27-2010, 06:21 PM   #156
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The Space Gray car is mine. The guys over at Challenge jumped through some major hoops with BBS to get them for the show. BBS USA also bent over backwards to get the wheels expedited for the show.

I love the gloss black over the polished finish. These 19's also look like 20's...

Here are a couple of pics, compliments of EAS.
That is SWEET, and I agree you need some 380mm rotors behind there.
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      05-27-2010, 06:23 PM   #157
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thanks again for letting us ship our wheels from Germany right to eas so it could meet up with us in Cali! I appreciate the great pics of our wheels you took as well! I know you guys were thrilled to see them in person as well.

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Some hi-res images of the FI Forged wheels that arrived on Friday:



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      05-28-2010, 11:52 AM   #158
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That is SWEET, and I agree you need some 380mm rotors behind there.
Trust me... I am thinking pretty hard about it!
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      04-09-2011, 03:07 PM   #159
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Ifound some replicas as well, they sell for 1200$ plus shipping....
take a look at these:

http://cid-266a6779c03f166c.photos.l...79C03F166C!626

http://cid-266a6779c03f166c.photos.l...79C03F166C!627

http://cid-266a6779c03f166c.photos.l...79C03F166C!629

http://cid-266a6779c03f166c.photos.l...79C03F166C!630
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      04-09-2011, 03:28 PM   #160
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for anyone interested, there are replicas of these selling for 1200$,...
here are some pictures i took:
http://cid-266a6779c03f166c.photos.l...79C03F166C!625
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      04-09-2011, 03:42 PM   #161
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for anyone interested, there are replicas of these selling for 1200$,...
here are some pictures i took:
http://cid-266a6779c03f166c.photos.l...79C03F166C!625
Look more like forgeries to me given the BBS sticker. Assume they are cast. Are they actually certified to meet JWL/VIA?
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      04-09-2011, 06:37 PM   #162
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for anyone interested, there are replicas of these selling for 1200$,...
here are some pictures i took:
http://cid-266a6779c03f166c.photos.l...79C03F166C!625
maybe it's just me but the spokes look a lot thicker. i personally wouldn't rock them because they're reps first off, plus everyone would know they're reps if you aren't dripping with money or sponsored
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      09-21-2011, 03:24 PM   #163
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And here they are: BBS FI replicas, 18"X8J, ET36 in flat black for 1200$ plus shipping (450-470$ by DHL Express!!!) installed on my BMW 135i with 225 in front and 245 rear tires. Awesome!!!!!!!
Anyone interessted, let me know...
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      09-21-2011, 03:31 PM   #164
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No FI replica please
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      09-21-2011, 03:33 PM   #165
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And here they are: BBS FI replicas, 18"X8J, ET36 in flat black for 1200$ plus shipping (450-470$ by DHL Express!!!) installed on my BMW 135i with 225 in front and 245 rear tires. Awesome!!!!!!!
Anyone interessted, let me know...
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      09-21-2011, 03:34 PM   #166
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And here they are: BBS FI replicas, 18"X8J, ET36 in flat black for 1200$ plus shipping (450-470$ by DHL Express!!!) installed on my BMW 135i with 225 in front and 245 rear tires. Awesome!!!!!!!
Anyone interessted, let me know...
FFP (Fuk Fake Parts) yhea.
Kill yourself. Please.
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      09-21-2011, 03:53 PM   #167
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FFP (Fuk Fake Parts) yhea.
Kill yourself. Please.
Bro not all can afford real parts... plus most of the fake once are good enough and sometimes fakes once are very good alternative... if you notice most of the member has fake parts.... exterior mods to interior.
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      09-21-2011, 03:55 PM   #168
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Bro not all can afford real parts... plus most of the fake once are good enough and sometimes fakes once are very good alternative... if you notice most of the member has fake parts.... exterior mods to interior.
I do agree with some parts such as lip/diffuser. But fake BBS FI's you get what you pay for...
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      09-21-2011, 04:00 PM   #169
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I'd be concerned for my safety on fake FIs, there is not a whole lot of metal there to support.

Waiting...still...for my real ones...
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      09-23-2011, 09:18 AM   #170
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I know its a steering wheel and not a rim but same idea
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      09-24-2011, 04:44 AM   #171
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They are handling very well so far, I must say, with all potholes we have here and I am surprised how light they were, even if they are replicas. I would be more concerned with the runflat tires I have on them, they are moving constantly sideways and that with the original wheels as well...
By the way, they are JIL/VIA approuved,...
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      09-24-2011, 08:47 AM   #172
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when you see real ones in real life, you will easily spot a fake one from then on. there are a lot of crazy details thats a replica will not capture.
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      09-24-2011, 12:58 PM   #173
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i just think that my M deserves only the best out there so cant even think of replica's ( ). Just my opinion.
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      02-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #174
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i just think that my M deserves only the best out there so cant even think of replica's ( ). Just my opinion.
yes sure
8k for a set of wheels....
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      02-28-2012, 10:41 PM   #175
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there is nothing wrong to keep the car stock, oem wheels are very good quality.
but please do not put on fake wheels, because you are putting youself and others in danger.
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      02-29-2012, 07:19 PM   #176
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By the way, they are JIL/VIA approuved,...
Doubt it. Most companies are willing to falsely stamp their wheels with the JWL/VIA logo. Too many actually. If they are really VIA certified then the distributor/manufacturer could provide you with a VIA certificate number which we could easily look up on an online database. I have a manufacturer's login for the database and can see every individual wheel model that has been certified. There are not a lot of names on that list.
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