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      03-30-2010, 03:24 PM   #111
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Come on Peter.
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Also, please comment on the durability of your rims which has been questioned in this thread:
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It makes me a little nervous and more likely to order another brand.
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Sorry guys, we're waiting on confirmation from production as to the completion time. No updates as of yet aside from saying its a few months out.

As far as the wheel strength goes, every single wheel design is strength tested during the R&D process in accordance to published standards, and a few wheels are also pulled from each production batch for quality control including strength testing.

In the last few years, I've seen hundreds of bent wheels, from small diameter OEM to almost every single aftermarket brand out there, including our own. You can probably do a "search" and find nearly as many threads discussing wheel strength.... nothing is indestructible.

This is really not a selling point, but we've had customers who literally destroyed their suspension going over potholes yet the wheels held up fine. In either case, to ensure the best possible experience, you'll have to choose your diameter/tire based on the roads you drive on, this is the best way to prevent bent wheels. No matter what, we look into each reported issue to see if its a warranty issue.. at the very least, we are always happy to offer discounts for replacement wheels.



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Also, please comment on the durability of your rims which has been questioned in this thread:
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It makes me a little nervous and more likely to order another brand.
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      03-31-2010, 06:17 AM   #113
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Agreed, I think you have to go wayyyy out on a limb to blame a wheel manufacturer for a bent wheel when hitting a pothole. Nobody says how fast they were going or how huge the pothole was. The guy was in the DC area, where I live, and I've seen some monstrous potholes around. I drive the beltway every day and have seen a few in the fast lane near the Wilson bridge that had to be 5-6 inches deep. I drive the Jeep around a lot so that gives me time to figure out where they all are before I drive my cobra. I could guarantee you I'd probably bend one of my BBS wheels on the Cobra if I hit a lot of the potholes around here at speed.

I think the only time you might have to start wondering about the manufacturer is when wheels start coming apart like some Breytons I've seen on here.
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      03-31-2010, 08:40 AM   #114
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Can we see a back shot of the whole rear to see the width?? What are the front offsets?? And do you have the sport package on your car..or is it stock BMW height??
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Thanks for the compliments, guys.

Remmib - the rears are actually ET45 with 275 tires. Attached another picture to show the tire sitting on the inside edge of the wheel well.
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The wheels pictured are 19x8.5 ET35 and 19x9.5 ET33, with 245/35/19 and 275/30/19 Nitto NT-05's. Different wheel molds are used to cast ET22 and ET45 but the change in concavity and weight will be minimal.
would that set-up rub on a 2010 LCI e90 with the Sport Suspension??
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Can we see a back shot of the whole rear to see the width?? What are the front offsets?? And do you have the sport package on your car..or is it stock BMW height??
Yes, sport suspension. I'll have to check on the front et.
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Here are my Matte Black 19" V701's.

Much thanks to Peter, he is a great guy!

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701 on 335I, love the wheel
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price on matte black 19's to 45039?
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I hear ya! And thats why we have both 18's and 19's in our lineup. These will be ready well before Spring time comes around. We usually will have an official announcement but I guess this will be a teaser
Guess not on the before spring time date, eh?
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Think you'll make a size (18x9?) that I could run front and rear on a pre-lci E90? Trying to go square.
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I sure hope so. I want a square setup as well.
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Well...it's time to start looking elsewhere for wheels.
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Well...it's time to start looking elsewhere for wheels.
The 18" V701 is VAPORWARE!!
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      05-27-2010, 09:59 AM   #127
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Yeh Ive given up....very disappointing even though they keep throwing hints in other threads that they are close. Looks like they are dumping some inventory.

Not having an 18" makes me wonder if VMR is really performance oriented or they just cater to folks who like the 19" look.
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Yeh Ive given up....very disappointing even though they keep throwing hints in other threads that they are close. Looks like they are dumping some inventory.

Not having an 18" makes me wonder if VMR is really performance oriented or they just cater to folks who like the 19" look.
My guess is they are business oriented, and the 19" are probably making them more money at the moment.
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Unfortunately, there has been a slight delay in production, but the V701 18" will be coming soon around late June/early July!

We'll be posting up official announcements once we get it confirmed!
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How about 713's? I'm back and forth between those and these 701's.
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Bump for the 2nd day of summer and no 18" VMR 701s in sight? Thanks for the PM teaser a few weeks back VMR but where are the wheels?
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