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      05-15-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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BBS FI or BBS LM-R

Ok guys, it boils down to this. I currently have the BBS LM-R and want to upgrade to the FI. Don't get me wrong, I still LOVE my LM-R. And most of my friends say keep the LM-R. If you guys had the opportunity to pick one, which one will you setup would you go? I know it's not comparing apples to apples but for me it's more esthetic than a performance thing. But it doesn't hurt to have esthetic and performance.

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LM-R - 20s - BEST wheels for our car aggressive offset
FI - 19s - weight saving, exclusive, unique, strength
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      05-15-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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FI all the way, but you have to have big brakes to make them really work imo
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      05-15-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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FI all the way, but you have to have big brakes to make them really work imo
I agree and something I plan on doing in the future...
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      05-15-2011, 04:47 PM   #4
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You already know my take on it

Another look before the stainless trim was wrapped


But it's hard for us to tell you..you already know the pros and cons. For me, I love the LM-R but only in 20s" and they're just too heavy for my liking. It's really difficult to go back once you experience the benefits of light-weight wheels. It was tough finding lighter wheels than my Neez, the BBS is definitely a notch up.
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      05-15-2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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FI all the way but you must be ok with the wait times to get a set.
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      05-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #6
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Do the fi, there more exlusive, serve a better purpose and are just sick
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thanks for the feedback fellas! Is the offset a little conservative? And what tires should I run?
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if that photoshop is fairly accurate on sizing and look- FI for sure. i debated these myself but for some reason felt the very spindly spokes just fit a car a little more exotic- but i think they look great there. if you can afford it and want it, why not?
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if that photoshop is fairly accurate on sizing and look- FI for sure. i debated these myself but for some reason felt the very spindly spokes just fit a car a little more exotic- but i think they look great there. if you can afford it and want it, why not?
The size in the pictures might be a little exaggerate since it was kinda hard to match the wheels up.
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Beautiful car bro. The LM-Rs already look sick. Sure, the FIs would be lighter and have a very aggressive look, but have you considered just getting a BBK instead? Red Brembo 380s would complement your car so well that I'd probably do that first if it were my choice.
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Is this honestly a question...
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Tough question. I hope to see both in person tomorrow. I don't think the proportions of the FI's are correct on your ps. They will be smaller diameter. I think I like them both as long as they are not black.
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Yup, I'd keep the LM-Rs and add a BBK. ALL DAY.
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Tough question. I hope to see both in person tomorrow. I don't think the proportions of the FI's are correct on your ps. They will be smaller diameter. I think I like them both as long as they are not black.
Yes, the proportion is off but it kinda gives you an idea. Are you getting both Justin?
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Yes, the proportion is off but it kinda gives you an idea. Are you getting both Justin?
At the moment, no. I can change my mind though and I am very interested in seeing the FI's in person.
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At the moment, no. I can change my mind though and I am very interested in seeing the FI's in person.
Got to see all 3 color variations at Bimmerfest, but only black on a few cars. In my opinion, you lose the shape of the wheel, and the ti finish looks best by itself. The ceramic polished is nice, but it is so easy to get polished rims...

GewoW is running black rims, H2 polished, so I MUST stick to the titanium with LSB!
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I love how good your car looks with the LM-Rs so if it was me, I'd stick to what I have. Spend the money on a supercharger or something.
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