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      06-25-2009, 10:01 PM   #23
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No problems here with my TR Motorsports after 3 track days. No off-road excursions yet however:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ht=motorsports
I would love to have the TR Motorsports but I want an 18x10 square setup and as you know they're on back order forever.
I'm not looking to get wheels right around the time my track season comes to an end
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      06-27-2009, 08:42 PM   #24
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I had H&R Sport springs installed last week and added a 12mm spacer to the rear. I really like the ride with 18" wheels. It may look better with my 19s but this setup is great to drive.
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      06-27-2009, 11:08 PM   #26
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Wow, the drop looks great with these wheels. Congrats. Can't wait to see it at the 7/10 PR event!
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      06-28-2009, 12:34 AM   #27
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I had H&R Sport springs installed last week and added a 12mm spacer to the rear. I really like the ride with 18" wheels. It may look better with my 19s but this setup is great to drive.
Which 18" wheels did you have on? Current ones are 19" from what you have listed..
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      06-28-2009, 08:23 AM   #28
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Which 18" wheels did you have on? Current ones are 19" from what you have listed..
I have VMR 710 18" wheels on now. My stock wheels are 19".
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      06-28-2009, 08:28 AM   #29
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Wow, the drop looks great with these wheels. Congrats. Can't wait to see it at the 7/10 PR event!
Do you have an instructor yet? I am have requested Rob Scheibe who I had at the PCA day. You might see if you could get him. He is bright, PHD in mechanical engineering, and really loves to instruct. I also had Stan Bovich for 2 BMWCCA events. He is very good and has an almost new e92 M3. Looking forward to seeing you there. Saw your car at group II and your wheels look fantastic.
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      06-30-2009, 12:20 AM   #30
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Do you have an instructor yet? I am have requested Rob Scheibe who I had at the PCA day. You might see if you could get him. He is bright, PHD in mechanical engineering, and really loves to instruct. I also had Stan Bovich for 2 BMWCCA events. He is very good and has an almost new e92 M3. Looking forward to seeing you there. Saw your car at group II and your wheels look fantastic.
Seems like you spend about as much time at Group 2 as I do ;-) I am back there on Thursday to tweak the alignment. Does not feel quite right.

Look forward to seeing you on the 10th. I have also signed up for the Alfa day on 7/22.
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      06-30-2009, 06:52 AM   #31
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How about Advan RS 18"?
Do you know the offsets on that wheel? Does it come in 9.5"?
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e92 m3 is 18x9 +24 and 18x10 +20

e46 m3 is 18x8.5 +38 and 18x9.5 +25
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      06-30-2009, 11:07 AM   #34
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Lucid - not true there are some great wheels -at some reasonable price. But light and strong are definitely possible, just depends on how they are made. Keeping the price down is a whole other issue.

Anyway I know of a wheel - same thats going on the KW M3 Race car. Just can't discuss it right now. So if you guys are looking for some PM or give me a call and I'll let you guys know on a great available option coming soon.
A cast wheel is cheaper to manufacture than a forged wheel. Take two very well engineered/optimized wheels--one cast, one forged. The forged wheel will have superior weight/strength ratio and will cost more. Not sure what part of that you are disagreeing with as that is pretty straight forward.

That doesn't mean there aren't relatively inexpensive cast wheels that are relatively strong. TR Motorsport wheels do not seem to fall under that category though for instance as there are now multiple reports of bent wheels on the track (rough track surface, minor trip to the lawn, etc). I am sure you can find well made cast wheels that one might see on a race car. Aren't Advan RS wheels cast for instance? However, they aren't exactly cheap at $2.5+ a set, plus they can't be as strong as a well made forged wheel at comparable weight.

Are there a set of 18x10 cast wheels that weight 19lb each (add the spacer weights if the offsets are off) and cost ~$1.5k and won't get bent on the track by going off or catching a bad bump? And what about overall stiffness and elastic deformation under high cornering loads?

With the exception of bling motivated marketing and purchasing, I don't see how you wouldn't be getting what you pay for in general when buying quality wheels.
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e92 m3 is 18x9 +24 and 18x10 +20

e46 m3 is 18x8.5 +38 and 18x9.5 +25
How heavy are those? Anyone here try them on their new E92 M3??
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      06-30-2009, 01:26 PM   #36
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I have VMR 710 18" wheels on now. My stock wheels are 19".
Are those the wheels in the above picture? If so, how heavy are they and how do you like them compared to the the stock 19" wheels?
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