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      03-16-2010, 11:32 AM   #45
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D-Force are good and cost effective, but they will def require spacers as the offset is pretty high.
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      03-16-2010, 12:59 PM   #46
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Size Offset Weight (Pounds, approx.)
17x8 - 40et 15.7
17x8.5 - 40et 16.0
17x9 - 41et 16.4
18x9 - 41et 18.2
18x9.5 - 35et 18.8
18x10 - 43et 19.1

So it would take a 20mm spacer to use the 18x10? That's huge.
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      03-18-2010, 01:08 AM   #47
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Any updates on the JWL certificates for Apex and Forgstar wheels?
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Size Offset Weight (Pounds, approx.)
17x8 - 40et 15.7
17x8.5 - 40et 16.0
17x9 - 41et 16.4
18x9 - 41et 18.2
18x9.5 - 35et 18.8
18x10 - 43et 19.1

So it would take a 20mm spacer to use the 18x10? That's huge.
About that.
I think James@bimmerworld was running the 18x9.5 before. I would do those instead personally. If you want the 10" wheen get the MT1s instead.
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I would still need spacers, right? Thx
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the TE37 are great wheels, but they are getting discontinued for BMW bolt patterns.
Rays is really making the move over to VR. G2 for BMW, which means that it will be hard to get replacements down the road.

the G2 in 18" will work with the 380mm brembo with about 3mm clearance (just enough).
As for the Advan wheels, even the 19" had a little bit of an issue with the Brembo 380mm brakes. the Bolt on the caliper had to be grinded down a little.

As for weights, we don't have too much data on them. the only ones that we really post are ones that go through our store and we haven't had much 18" for the M3, except the HRE, Advan, and G2's and Neez. (many of which we either forgot to measure ).
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the TE37 are great wheels, but they are getting discontinued for BMW bolt patterns.
Rays is really making the move over to VR. G2 for BMW, which means that it will be hard to get replacements down the road.
WHAT!!! No more TE37's???!!!!
What's the "VR" you mention? I know about the G2 and assume they're not being discontinued since they're brand new.
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      03-19-2010, 05:46 PM   #52
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I think I've found the perfect wheels after talking to Ben@TireRack... 18x9 F 18x10 R (18x9 only shows up under 335i)

JWL/VIA certified, under 20 lbs, no spacers needed, and only $300 each!

Will these clear StopTech 380 mm BBK???

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rldzhao, several people on this forum have been running that wheel on their E9X M3s. I remember seeing some reports in the track section. I suggest going for at least a 9.5" rim on the front. I thought the 9.5"/10.5" combo worked really well.
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I think I've found the perfect wheels after talking to Ben@TireRack... 19x9 F 19x10 R (19x9 only shows up under 335i)

JWL/VIA certified, under 20 lbs, no spacers needed, and only $300 each!

Will these clear StopTech 380 mm BBK???
The TR Motorsports wheel is discussed at length here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255573
. I didn't see anything in the thread about big brakes though.
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      03-19-2010, 07:39 PM   #55
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I think Kingleh is running TRM's with Stoptechs. You may want to search his setup.
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VOLKS racing G2 9.5j x 18 inch

Fit over BBK, 8.8kg per corner, stiff and strong (just as important as weight)





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      03-19-2010, 11:04 PM   #57
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rldzhao, several people on this forum have been running that wheel on their E9X M3s. I remember seeing some reports in the track section. I suggest going for at least a 9.5" rim on the front. I thought the 9.5"/10.5" combo worked really well.
May I ask why 9.5" front? I would like to avoid spacers.
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May I ask why 9.5" front? I would like to avoid spacers.

9.5 will squeeze on the front and avoid spacers, but if you just get a smaller offset on new rims you can achieve the samne thing BUT some rims (the cheaper ones) tend to have very few moulds so you jujst end up with big lumps of rim hub metal where the spacers were

check your new rims for correct weight of the offset you are buying or they will just give you the weight of the rim with the biggest offset
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      03-20-2010, 08:36 AM   #59
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May I ask why 9.5" front? I would like to avoid spacers.
Because I am betting that with time you'll want to put on wider front tires than a 9" rim will allow you on the track. The car is heavy, and wider tires should help under braking. If you invest in 9" rims now, the chances are you'll be thinking about wider ones later knowing you can stuff stuff even 10" rims in there (I think around 25mm offset would work). The 10"/10.5" combo would be interesting, but I don't think the car has a rotation issue under power, and 9.5"/10.5" works fine.
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Because I am betting that with time you'll want to put on wider front tires than a 9" rim will allow you on the track. The car is heavy, and wider tires should help under braking. If you invest in 9" rims now, the chances are you'll be thinking about wider ones later knowing you can stuff stuff even 10" rims in there (I think around 25mm offset would work). The 10"/10.5" combo would be interesting, but I don't think the car has a rotation issue under power, and 9.5"/10.5" works fine.
I think I am gonna run 265-35 295-30 F/R, and 265 should fit on a 9" wheel. What size did you run in the front?

Also I read here that Hellride bent his front rims?? Anyone else bent their TRMotorsport rims??

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267498
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Just because the tire can be fitted doesn't mean that is the optimal rim width for it. I ran 265/285 tires on 9.5"/10.5" rims. I wouldn't mount the same 265 tire on a 9" rim if I were you and had the choice of going for wider rims. At NHMS, I saw that Will Turner was running 275 Hoosiers on 10" front rims for instance, and I believe that is the setup they recommend for the 10" square setup they sell.
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Hey rldzhao, are you 100% hell-bent on running with no spacers? Or is it more of a "if I can find something without spacers I would prefer that" type of thing?
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From what I've read, the D-Force are better wheels than the TR. There were a few people who bent them on Bimmerforums and one of the E46 M3 forums, some without going off track.
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too bad the 18" G2s in M3 fitment will rub on anything wider than 245.
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From what I've read, the D-Force are better wheels than the TR. There were a few people who bent them on Bimmerforums and one of the E46 M3 forums, some without going off track.
any links?

I did, however, realize that the TRM MT-1 are gravity casted, and at such a low weight (<20 lb), not very confidence inspiring...

Looks like I have to look into CCW custom so that I can get the exact width and offset I want...

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