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      02-18-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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New Fikse Chroma Monobloc Fitment for the M3

Fikse Chroma Monobloc can be seen here:
http://www.fikse.com/chroma.html

Currently the only fitment is for Porsche but Fikse plans a new fitment specifically for the M3. Specs will be:

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8.5 x 19, ET +25

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10 x 19, ET +25

Recommended rear will be 275, which compared to the stock 265 setup should yield 3mm less outside clearance and 7mm less inside clearance. IMHO neither will be an issue, but without real hardware it's only a guess. NO spacers.

What are your opinions? I have a set of Fikse Profil 5S wheels on my E39 M5. I absolutely love them and they have proven to be bulletproof.

My biggest reservation is the glitzy factor since they appear to have a near chrome-like finish. Are they too much for an M3, specially a dark color such as Jerez?
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      02-18-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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Some contrast is good and even necessary for Jerez, but these might be too bright. Real pricy, too!
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Some contrast is good and even necessary for Jerez, but these might be too bright. Real pricy, too!
Per a new E-mail from Fikse:
"The finish we are currently using on the wheel is called "Race Satin Clear Anodize", which is a low gloss, extremely durable satin silver finish. A great look on any paint color, really. We are running trials on additional finishes, but those have yet to be finalized."

Sounds less bright than what the Chroma pictures suggest. Race Satin is the color of the hub of this picture:
http://www.fikse.com/racesatin.html
The rim in that picture is polished and uncoated

Yes, pricy! But it is the only monobloc wheel I can think of that has a dish look to it, so it's a rare bird
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      02-18-2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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Yep, this other finish would look much better with Jerez IMHO.

Is your car on a ship by now?
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Is your car on a ship by now?
Yes, "K"Line Ingolstadt, now on open sea, arrival at Charleston VPC 2/28. My CA says it shows dealer delivery March 6-8th
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Yes, "K"Line Ingolstadt, now on open sea, arrival at Charleston VPC 2/28. My CA says it shows dealer delivery March 6-8th
Nice. Just in time for the launch.
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The satin finish is amazing. Fikse is headquartered about 20 minutes from my house. I almost went with them on a satin wheel for my BS 335, but went another direction. They were willing to mount a few different finish options before I made a final decision.

They make some very nice looking, high quality wheels.
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The Fikse looks great, Think I'll get the car with the stock 18" wheels and use it to mount snows and then get the Fikse wheels for summer tires.
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