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      09-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #1
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Help me decide between Avant Garde 359, VMR 701,vb3 or BBS LM replicas?

First of all, I have a JB e90 and I was considering adding some dark colored (gunmetal) wheels to compliment the car however after running into these pics (these pics are not mine) of BBS reps I'm about to post, I kinda changed my mind.

The JB e90 has BBS reps on.
The last four pics on the bottom of e90 with the roof rack is VMR 701 in gunmetal.

Which do you prefer?
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      09-18-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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I am biased towards the v701's and the gunmetal looks very clean and conservative. The BBS reps look great but look better on a 135 or a coupe. I dont think you can go wrong either way. GL
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      09-18-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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AG m359

My vote goes towards the AG m359, I think the concavity looks supurb and I love the way they look on both the e90's and e92's. Some say they don't give an original enough look, but there's a reason so many people have that style; they just plain look good! One of these days, they will be mine.
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What brand are the BBS reps....I like how those look.
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I vote for gunmetal 701s
think the LM reps would look better if they were silver
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I think the Avant Garde M359 is the obvious choice. With the Avant Garde M359 wheels, you are getting a low pressure cast wheel (lighter/stronger than VMR's gravity cast wheel) and more aggressive sizing with the 19x9.0 & 19x10.0 setup which will give you a flush fitment.

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Avant%20Garde/M359%20Pictures/avant-garde-m359-wheels-mb-e90-328i-3.jpg[/IMG]
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Bump-need help, need to buy these soon in order to pass safety inspection.

Those BBS LM reps are Vortex Tuning, they look nice
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I think the Avant Garde M359 is the obvious choice. With the Avant Garde M359 wheels, you are getting a low pressure cast wheel (lighter/stronger than VMR's gravity cast wheel) and more aggressive sizing with the 19x9.0 & 19x10.0 setup which will give you a flush fitment.

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Avant%20Garde/M359%20Pictures/avant-garde-m359-wheels-mb-e90-328i-3.jpg[/IMG]
I agree! I cant wait to get a set of these wheels !
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I like the lm reps
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I like the bbs reps from Vortex, Had them on my e46 and never heard anything negative from anyone about them... not even if they were reps.

I personally dont like those AG's because they look just like CSLs = played out
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AG M359 with a concave mesh design all the way!















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I LOVE these wheels but also am thinking about the avant garde 310s.

Any thoughts?

And will I have any rubbing issues in 19s?
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You should just buy my Machined silver varrstoens =) It looks good on black cars.
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My vote goes to the 359s. Those are the ones I'm getting in a couple months (in black). One of the best looking wheels on these cars IMHO.
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couple of photos of my last ride with OEM 359's to give u an idea of what it looks like on a black car (BSM specifically)... I vote for these or a replica, preferably in black.
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I LOVE these wheels but also am thinking about the avant garde 310s.

Any thoughts?

And will I have any rubbing issues in 19s?
Same here. Other than the amount of spokes, are there any other differences?
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My cars Montego Blue, but I had the same decision as you to make, Ive ordered LM reps yesterday and waiting on delivery now so my vote is obviously with them for you as well
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