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      06-19-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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Is there a cheaper alternative to 360 Forged Mesh 8's ?

I totally love Catch M3's E90, hand downs one of the best E90's ever. Well another killer E90 is the red Beast done by Ind, that is awesome too.

I am looking to get into an E90 next month, and first thing I want to get are new shoes, lowering, and window tint. I am having the hardest times finding the right design of wheels I like, but seeing Catch M3's car, the more and more I look, I keep going back to digging his rims the most. They are 360 Forged Mesh 8's I believe ?

But the price on those babies with tires is out of my league now to be honest. Does anyone else make a tire that is somewhat close to that design for a more value price ?
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HRE is not cheaper. There are a lot of 3 piece wheel companies that have mesh alternatives. Too many to list, but do a search for forged wheels, and just pick one. I would suggest e-mailing Peter @ Wheel Experts, and asking him. He can hook you up. He really is a wheel expert.

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HRE is not cheaper. There are a lot of 3 piece wheel companies that have mesh alternatives. Too many to list, but do a search for forged wheels, and just pick one. I would suggest e-mailing Peter @ Wheel Experts, and asking him. He can hook you up. He really is a wheel expert.

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HRE is not cheaper. There are a lot of 3 piece wheel companies that have mesh alternatives. Too many to list, but do a search for forged wheels, and just pick one. I would suggest e-mailing Peter @ Wheel Experts, and asking him. He can hook you up. He really is a wheel expert.

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i got my HRE for less than what I was quoted for 360s
I am assuming that the OP is asking about a 3-piece mesh wheel, not a monoblock mesh wheel. HRE's 3-piece wheels typically cost more. I bought my 360 Forged Mesh 8's for $4,900.

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I am assuming that the OP is asking about a 3-piece mesh wheel, not a monoblock mesh wheel. HRE's 3-piece wheels typically cost more. I bought my 360 Forged Mesh 8's for $4,900.

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I am looking to spend half that much maximum for new wheels, would rather spend the rest of my money on engine upgrades and body stuff too.

I like the design of the 360 Meshed 8's in that brushed aluminum look, just seeing if there is a similar wheel for much less from another company ?
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Uhhh, RAC. Link.
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I am looking to spend half that much maximum for new wheels, would rather spend the rest of my money on engine upgrades and body stuff too.

I like the design of the 360 Meshed 8's in that brushed aluminum look, just seeing if there is a similar wheel for much less from another company ?
You'll have a hard time finding a quality wheel for around $2,500.
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Uhhh, RAC. Link.

Thanks for the link. But it is 70+pages long, I just scrolled through like 10 pages and no pics of these wheels yet ? And what about the price ? I did see the RG4 model pics, but those look lame I am sorry to say. They are form the old gen M cars, don't fit the look of the new E9x series in my opinion.
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Yeah, unfortunately it will be hard finding what you want for that cheap. You might get lucky and find a used set somewhere.

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Cor just came out with a wheel that looks just like the mesh 8. However, im pretty sure it wont b 2500.
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For now I am digging the VMR V710. I hope they are not crap quality for the good price ? With tires can be had brand new for under $2k
http://www.velocitymotoring.com/links/wheels_v710.htm
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Velocity Motoring's wheels are a very good, inexpensive mesh type wheel. They may not be the lightest wheels, but they look good, and they are in your price range with tires.

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Velocity Motoring's wheels are a very good, inexpensive mesh type wheel. They may not be the lightest wheels, but they look good, and they are in your price range with tires.

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Thanks.

Which design do you think looks best on an E90 M3 ?
http://www.velocitymotoring.com/links/wheels.htm
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The cost associated with Mesh 8's should be the least of your concerns...there are other things about 360 that come to mind.
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Thanks for the link. But it is 70+pages long, I just scrolled through like 10 pages and no pics of these wheels yet ? And what about the price ? I did see the RG4 model pics, but those look lame I am sorry to say. They are form the old gen M cars, don't fit the look of the new E9x series in my opinion.
Yes, very long thread. Only for the hardcore...

In short the price is $3750 (edit: for a set of 4!), pics here, group buy closing within a week or so. Colors not finalized but there will be many choices. Hope this helps.

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Thanks.

Which design do you think looks best on an E90 M3 ?
http://www.velocitymotoring.com/links/wheels.htm
Personally, I would go with the VB3's, in the following specs...

19" x 9.5" ET22
19" x 10" ET25

These would look great.

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