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      02-14-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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anybody interested in some light wheel

i just contacted RAC Monolites(Forged one piece wheel) in regards to making some wheel for the E90. If we can get enough party that are serious in the wheel they can make some the E90. 18x8.5 front and 18X9.5 rear. I get the price and wight on them as soon as Chuck from RAC contact me back. I also like to let you guys know that these wheel are custom made and are not cheap, but if you are interested you will have a rare set of wheel. pics are attached


RAC Monolites is a custom wheel builder, evolved from the mutal interest and pasion of two good friends and performance car enthusiasts.

RAC takes 40 combined years of sports car passion and directs all the best the industry has to offer toward custom wheels built to the specifications and design criteria of its' customers. This cutting edge approach is unique in this time of cookie cutter mentality. Simply put, there is no reason to not get it right the first time. There is no longer a reason to accept what the big mass production wheel houses want to offer you and tell you is the right fit and style for your car. There is no longer a reason to settle for multi-piece wheel offerings with marginal strength and of dubious quality that do not carry an industry certification for sale worldwide. Most importantly, there is no reason to overpay for lesser offerings when you can be involved in the design and developement of the best quality wheels money can buy,

RAC is forging one-piece wheels from T-6 hardened 6061 aluminum bilet. The forging is accomplished on an 8000 Ton press. We should have called the company "overkill" because that is exactly what we deliver. The extreeme pressures of this type of one-piece design allows us to produce the strongest lightest wheel in the marketplace. The wheels are JWL and VIA certified for sale worldwide and also recevie further verification through independent laboratory testing. They are built to exact dimension and tolerances - ordinarily exhibiting less than .006 of an inch of lateral run-out.

As to design and finish, this is where we leave the pack and move into unchartered territory. We actually encourage participation from our friends and customers in order to design and impliment cutting edge results. Our heritage is in amature racing and motorsports, so our designs ultimately hark back to an agressive stance and classic race-inspired design. We also enjoy an inner cirlce of friends that share our passion and their involvement is equally instrumental in our final products.

Our goals are simple and straigh-foward; no hidden agenda here. Having already built a variety of wheels for the E46M3 BMW, and presently building custom offerings for the Federal Elise, we now embark on an expansion of the same concepts, morals, and ideas. We get by with a little help from our friends.

We will be encouraging group participation. We will be entertaining any projects that direct our efforts to a worthwhile goal. Our ambition is to expand our product lines for only the most deserving sports GT's on the market today. We are presently directed toward several new M3 concepts as well as Corvette, Mustang, Nobel, and several other marks still in discusion. We can offer limitted run race quality wheels as easily as we can build stunning, light weight street applications.

Lastly, our results are accomplished through effort and passion. We have technical asistance from our production arm, Champion Motorsport. Yes, the same Champion Motorsport that dominates in ALMS and Speed World Challange and races worldwide. Yes, the same Champion Motorsport that is the worlds largest Porsche Audi dealership.While Champion Motorsports has set a new standard for quality and excellence in this industry, we have aligned ourselves with them as they allow us to benefit from their in-house design, engineering, manufactuing, and quality controls. The end results, well, find someone with an RG4 or and RS110 or take a look at the next Porsche that comes by with a set of RG19's and you will see for yourself what we are all about.
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Nice rims! They also have non-mesh styles that I like too. I'm guessing the 18's will tip the scales at around 17lbs. or so.

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Link for those that don't know about RAC wheels.
http://www.racmonolites.com

If I hadn't made the promise to my wife not to change anything on the car this time, I'd be all over this. Looks like from the e46m3 forum that when they do a group buy the pricing is *extremely* good for what you're getting.

....before I promised my wife that money would go toward our home remodel project instead of the car, I'd been saving up for a set of fikse's and a pss9 coilover kit ... I'd take these over fikse.
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obLu - do you happen to have a link to the e46m3 forum posting with the groupbuy?

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obLu - do you happen to have a link to the e46m3 forum posting with the groupbuy?

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here is the link of the GB
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Hey I have the RG4's on my M3. I'm in on the e90 if we could get enough people together.
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How much? With/without tires? Really NICE wheels!
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Here is the price I got from Chuck@Rac if we can get 8 to 10 people will be $3200 per set without tire, these wheel normally run around 4K a set and the weight of the wheel is around 19lbs for the 18"
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what happened to this thread??? I wanna see some e90's with RACs
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19 lbs? Wow!

Does anyone know the weight of the stock E90 rims?
Style 161? Style 162?
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