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      09-28-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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Which wheel to get?

Currently I have ARC-8 wheels but am looking at something different if I don't go with Apex EC-7's instead. I'm not yet set on staying with 18" wheels or moving to 19" wheels. Exact model either at this point. But what I do want is the best or better of the quality/strength, etc. Wheels. I'd rather not fork out $3,000+ for wheels but ultimately I want wheels that are strong, streight, persice and best quality. Anyhoot, here are my choice manufactures. By the way, my M3 is usually used for city/highway road trips, spirited driving in the mountains and track days when able. I'm not looking to compete. Also they must clear APracing BBK front/rear calipers (which I think all do).

Rays - Volk Wheels 18 ir 19.

Forgestar F14 wheel 18 or 19

OEM BMW 19x9/19x10 Y-spoke #359 (ZCP type wheels)

Apex EC-7 18x9.5 F & 18x10.5 R

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      09-28-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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Currently I have ARC-8 wheels but am looking at something different. I'm not yet set on staying with 18" wheels or moving to 19" wheels. Exact model either at this point. But what I do want is the best or better of the quality/strength, etc. Wheels. I'd rather not fork out $3,000+ for wheels but ultimately I want wheels that are strong, streight, persice and best quality. Anyhoot, here are my choice manufactures. By the way, my M3 is usually used for city/highway road trips, spirited driving in the mountains and track days when able. I'm not looking to compete. Also they must clear APracing BBK front/rear calipers (which I think all do).

Rays - Volk Wheels 18 ir 19.

Forgestar F14 wheel 18 or 19

OEM BMW 19x9/19x10 Y-spoke #359 (ZCP type wheels)

THESE --> http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl...80&tx=80&ty=61
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Yeah those HRE's are sick! But a bit far out of my price range for now. What else can you suggest next level down?

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Yeah those HRE's are sick! But a bit far out of my price range for now. What else can you suggest next level down?

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Apex if you want inexpensive. Volk if you want quality, strong, forged, light weight wheels for a reasonable price.
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Volks in 19. Personally, 18s look too small unless you're going to track often in which case 18s will be your best route.
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Our wheels are a great value for what it offers, but if you have the budget for it and are looking for a lightweight, durable forged wheel, Volk Racing is the way to go!
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It's a tough choice. I do like your new line of EC-7 wheels. I'll be in contact soon.

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Our wheels are a great value for what it offers, but if you have the budget for it and are looking for a lightweight, durable forged wheel, Volk Racing is the way to go!

Would it be safe to say that the EC-7 wheels would compare in strength to the Volk's under normal and spirited road and general use driving? And that they would be just as presice in run-out, balance, etc.? Price not being a factor in choosing at this point.
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