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      03-14-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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Wheels..Wheels.. Wheels overload..

Hello..

I've been in the market for some 20 or 21" wheels for my 535i Alpine White M Sport... I've searched the forums.. and I'm trying to narrow down my search of wheel brands.. so far I found:

MORR wheels
Vossen wheels
Iforged wheels
DPE Wheels
VMR wheels

etc..etc.. My budget is around the $3K range. Realistically, what can I get with that budget? Is my only option used set of wheels?

Thanks for the advice and for the time and patience!

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      03-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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I would also take a look at Strasse Forged Wheels.
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      03-14-2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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Hey there...

I've been doing the same for my yet to be ordered F10 lol and its not easy. Its much harder trying to find a wheel that suits the F10 body compared to the 3 series. You can't get something that is too tuner looking or it cheapens the car.

With a 3K budget (wheels alone) there isn't many options. Used would be your best bet. Stay away from VMR (cheap replica wheel companies in general) if you plan on going bigger than 19"s. You might save money in the beginning but i assure you they will bend or crack if the roads where you live isn't pristine.

Buy the strongest wheel you can afford without making the car look ghetto is my recommendation. Lots of companies don't disclose openly how their wheels are made and wrap themselves around fancy advertisements so just do your research and ask the question. How are your wheels made?

(Weakest to Strongest)
Gravity Cast --> Low Pressure Cast (LPC) --> Form Flow --> Forged

good link that explains all this info
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/....jsp?techid=90

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This is an awesome set that's close to your budget. Remember, 21" tires = rare = really thin = easy to get bent wheels = expensive. 20s will have a cheaper Cost of Ownership, even over 19".
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653595

If you want new Rotary Forged, look into ForgeStar CF14 or CF10.
If you want new Forged, I think only BC Forged will fall into your $3k budget range.

New Morr will run you about $6k. Happy hunting!
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I would also take a look at Strasse Forged Wheels.
My bad...I didn't see that your budget was $3k as these will most likely be a bit more.
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Hey there...

I've been doing the same for my yet to be ordered F10 lol and its not easy. Its much harder trying to find a wheel that suits the F10 body compared to the 3 series. You can't get something that is too tuner looking or it cheapens the car.

With a 3K budget (wheels alone) there isn't many options. Used would be your best bet. Stay away from VMR (cheap replica wheel companies in general) if you plan on going bigger than 19"s. You might save money in the beginning but i assure you they will bend or crack if the roads where you live isn't pristine.

Buy the strongest wheel you can afford without making the car look ghetto is my recommendation. Lots of companies don't disclose openly how their wheels are made and wrap themselves around fancy advertisements so just do your research and ask the question. How are your wheels made?

(Weakest to Strongest)
Gravity Cast --> Low Pressure Cast (LPC) --> Form Flow --> Forged

good link that explains all this info
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/....jsp?techid=90

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thank you sooo much Alan for all the info.. much appreciated!!! i want to do it right the first time..so like you said, get some strong wheels.

Thanks again!! i owe ya!! what did you end up getting?
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if your budget is $3k, new or used, I think your only available option based on your list will be VMR.
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excellent advice Alan l.

op, bc forged will be right around or slightly over ur budget, plus they're via jwl certified.
i suggest u save more cash 2 get the higher quality wheel,
but if u wanna stick 2 ur budget, then bc or used will be ur best bet.
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Here's more information on BC Forged. I don't have personal experience with it, but I'm loving the fast build time & price.

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636913
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Here's more information on BC Forged. I don't have personal experience with it, but I'm loving the fast build time & price.

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636913
Thanks I will definitely look into them!
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excellent advice Alan l.

op, bc forged will be right around or slightly over ur budget, plus they're via jwl certified.
i suggest u save more cash 2 get the higher quality wheel,
but if u wanna stick 2 ur budget, then bc or used will be ur best bet.
Thank you!!! I think Sonic Motorsports sells them locally.
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There are few sets on the owners classifieds selling for a little more than your budget. You can post a WTB and see if anyone bites!

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thank you sooo much Alan for all the info.. much appreciated!!! i want to do it right the first time..so like you said, get some strong wheels.

Thanks again!! i owe ya!! what did you end up getting?
You owe me to cusion
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Thanks cousin!! haha
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So what have you narrowed it down to? Remember go big or go home and I'm referring to 21's
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So what have you narrowed it down to? Remember go big or go home and I'm referring to 21's
haha 21s or stock for me.. haha 21s bro!
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