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      12-20-2012, 05:27 AM   #1
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New wheels....

Any comment on these wheels?

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Need more pics (different angles) before judgement.

Premlin. - From this just one pic, the wheel looks a bit small (20" ?) and lowering springs should enhance the look a bit.
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      12-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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Need more pics (different angles) before judgement.

Premlin. - From this just one pic, the wheel looks a bit small (20" ?) and lowering springs should enhance the look a bit.
That's because the car has just been jacked up But I think it is also due to the visible inner ring, which I intend to repaint in gloss black. With that done, only the 5 twin-spokes will be visible....
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May I suggest Matte black or gunmetal for inner wheel. It may look better. Just a suggestion.
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      12-20-2012, 11:19 AM   #5
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May I suggest Matte black or gunmetal for inner wheel. It may look better. Just a suggestion.
Can try
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http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10596546

If you can get that diamond black finish ... similar to this BBS RI-D .. I would think it will be very, very nice on yours.


How come no window tinting for you ? Is it illegal in HK ?
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BC Forged?
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      12-20-2012, 08:55 PM   #9
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Where is the OEM wheels?
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      12-21-2012, 02:40 AM   #10
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OEM looks better, right?
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wah so fancy! ..but too small for the wheel well.
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OEM looks better, right?
I was wondering if it's for sale
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Can't believe you are not getting premium wheels this time, mlai. Looks good, of course not as good as your Morr.
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      12-25-2012, 07:47 PM   #15
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With all the issue, no Morr for me!
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Hi Mlai, interesting to know the difference of the bc forged from those premium foreign wheel.
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      12-29-2012, 03:34 AM   #17
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Hi Mlai, interesting to know the difference of the bc forged from those premium foreign wheel.
I had the new wheels on for about 3 days and took them off to have them refinished a bit. Not that there were anything wrong with the workmanship but just to hopefully enhance them a little

I do like the BC Forged. I thought long and hard before I decided to give them a try. They are 2 pcs designs (disc and barrel) instead of 3 pcs (disc/outer rim/inner barrels) as most of the US/JP forged ones, which is perfect for me. I had problems with sealant of the 3pcs wheels and also the 3pcs wheels will be noisy when braking due to the sealant expanding and contracting a bit.

Leading, costs, and design all came into the decision making process. The wheels were very light. Same as my previous MS8 and MS10s, if not lighter. And handling has improved a bit, but not as noticeable as on the F10 that I had.

Lead time was only about a little over a month from ordering to delivery. And the wheels came with custom valve stems, not like the US forged wheels where I had to scramble for low profile-stems.

All-in-all, I liked the BC Forged wheels so far. But only time will tell. But then, at these prices, I can always order another set or 2 if I wanted a change
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BC Forged's wheels look quite nice and certainly value for money. Now that you have tried it mlai, I have another choice if I buy next time.

I noticed you don't have the eye catching center cap, new design? Or custom made?

You got your wheels from Advan?
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BC Forged's wheels look quite nice and certainly value for money. Now that you have tried it mlai, I have another choice if I buy next time.

I noticed you don't have the eye catching center cap, new design? Or custom made?

You got your wheels from Advan?
Keeping it low profile

No. Didn't get them via Advan direct. Advan gave me a bogus price.
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Yes, it is a big support reference to shop wheel.
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Since this is a DD in the city with less than perfect roads, I am not going for 21s or lowered, but something more practical for me

Not great pictures as taken with my phone..... How does this look now?






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Looks like 20 a bit oversized
But car looks great
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