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      09-08-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question E9x M3 ZCP (Competition) wheel replicas?

I've spent a little more time eyeballing the Frozen Gray M3 that my local dealer hasn't yet sold (contrary to the belief all 30 sold in under 20 minutes) and decided I really do like the design of the 19" Competition wheel on that car.

I'm looking for a good replica of this wheel that will fit my 2010 E92 335i, preferably in 19x8.5 / 19x9.5 fitment with proper offsets (ET33, 35). Searching through eBay last night, I caught this auction advertising such replicas:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=280546859414

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...em=27062146443


They look close but aren't exact replicas of the M3 Competition wheel:

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The price on these wheels is pretty alluring but I'm concerned about strength and quality. The fitment (dimensions) of these wheels seem to fall in line with what I'm looking for.


I think I prefer the 8-spoke design but we have a lot of attractive choices among the 7-spoke design too. Alufelgen SF-71 a strong favorite of mine and I also like the Avant Garde M310 and M341. Both of these wheels are high quality and strong due to their low-pressure cast construction. Should I just skip over these OEM replica eBay wheels or are they worth a look? Does anyone know who manufactures these wheels?
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      09-09-2010, 05:18 AM   #2
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i would try
ask the seller how they are made
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I've been eyeballing this vendor. Their web site is here:

http://oemwheelsplus.com/

They have some good looking wheels. I was planning on sending an inquiry about the weights of the wheels though...
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I've been eyeballing this vendor. Their web site is here:

http://oemwheelsplus.com/

They have some good looking wheels. I was planning on sending an inquiry about the weights of the wheels though...
did you get a answer about weight and method of casting??
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Why not just buy the OEM wheels from Tischer? They are not expensive.
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      09-20-2010, 08:00 PM   #7
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Why not just buy the OEM wheels from Tischer? They are not expensive.
Because the OEM wheel is something like three times more expensive and doesn't have the correct offsets for non-M models.
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did you get a answer about weight and method of casting??
+1. I'm interested to get feedback if anyone has tried this vendor and can give better info on their wheels. I don't see anyone else producing replica M3 ZCP wheels for E9x fitment.
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be very carefull i was looking for a 550i m sport replica and found them at a few places. i noticed that some websites would not show the center cap, i believe they do not want you to know who produces them. i came across a website that had all kinds of bmw, hamman and schnitzer reps the center caps said eurotech. i searched eurotech and found threads on mercedes and audi forums with people complaining about everything from fitment to poor customer service i didnt read a single good review. my advise is dont be cheap with your wheels. in my experience a good wheel goes a long way, my girlfriend was run off the road and hit a small curb and my oem wheels were just scratched. the strut was bent and a wheel speed sensor was destroyed but the wheels were fine other then the scratches. i now have breytons and hit a pothole and ever so slightl bent the rim.

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i just checked out oemwheelsplus.com and for those prices i would be willing to bet the wheels are junk. thats just my opinon, their wheels were around $600 a set. i was able to find wheels like that in the $500. so do a google search, because if your going to buy stuff like that you might as well save a hundred bucks.

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Looking at some of the wheels, it seems like the offsets on them are kinda weird lol..
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and besides what other reason would you display a product without a label. i think the funniest part is they were advertising a lifetime warranty. one of the guys on the mercedes forum said he had a vibration after installing eurotech wheels and after finding out the hub centric was not what they claimed it was supposed to be, the owner would scream and curse at him. not saying that these oemplus wheels are eurotech, but anytime i see lifetime warranty i cant help but to think there is some sort of catch.
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subscribed...im looking for zcp reps too
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Found this. I have no connections to PYSPeed but added this link for everyone to see the claims at the bottom of the page:

http://www.pyspeed.com/BM160-OEM-Rep...m-bm160-19.htm
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You guys may also want to check out the newly Avant Garde M359 which is also a competition style wheel. As most of you already know, the Avant Garde lineup of wheels are all low pressure cast which does utilize the same manufacturing process as your OEM wheels. For those of you who don't already know, the Avant Garde M310 is available in the 19x9.0 ET35 and 19x10 ET38 fitments for the 3 series. Here are a few pictures for you guys to check out!

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Avant%20Garde/new/avant-garde-m359-wheels-1.JPG[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Avant%20Garde/new/avant-garde-m359-wheels-3.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Avant%20Garde/new/avant-garde-M359-wheels-matte-black.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Avant%20Garde/new/avant-garde-M359-wheels-matte-black-5.jpg[/IMG]
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i just checked out oemwheelsplus.com and for those prices i would be willing to bet the wheels are junk. thats just my opinon, their wheels were around $600 a set. i was able to find wheels like that in the $500. so do a google search, because if your going to buy stuff like that you might as well save a hundred bucks.
If I may add to this....Have you ever wondered what it cost to make a 3 peice wheel set. Roughly $1200-1400. Then sold off for $4000+. Just think about that, I tell you that because I've work closly with a lot of wheel manufactures and it's all almost the same exact junk from Taiwan or China.

These one peice casted wheels for $700 aren't actually "junk." The amount of wheels they produce reduces the cost per wheel. These are all mass produced in the 100's if not 1000's at a time. So there for it costs less, so the retailer can sell them so cheap and still make money off of them. I'm willing to bet these wheels will last as far as any rim out there under the same circumstances. Occasionally you might get a wheel that didn't undergo the casting process properly due to machinery maintance. But it's rare.

I'm going to pick up a set of 19" for my E90 and see what they're like, especially for the price. I'll see if they have any manufactures id's on them. There's only 5-6 major wheel manufactures in the world who do the castings for everyone. Rays Engineering being one of them. The wheel industry is a very tight knite game with many smaller "sub retailers".
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Because the OEM wheel is something like three times more expensive and doesn't have the correct offsets for non-M models.
I just bought a set of this replica wheels. The ebayer happens to be local & he gave me a good deal for picking up.

At first, I'm considering the OEM & nearly bought it but the offset for my E90 non-M might cause rubbing. Some members say they won't but other says it will & then eventually sold it. So, I decided not to take the risk of wasting a huge amount of money.

I'm still waiting for my Hankook tires that I got from gripston.com (cheaper than Tirerack).

I'll post some pics once I installed my new set of wheels.
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[quote=DLV-Engineering;9421664]These one peice casted wheels for $700 aren't actually "junk." The amount of wheels they produce reduces the cost per wheel. These are all mass produced in the 100's if not 1000's at a time. So there for it costs less, so the retailer can sell them so cheap and still make money off of them. I'm willing to bet these wheels will last as far as any rim out there under the same circumstances. Occasionally you might get a wheel that didn't undergo the casting process properly due to machinery maintance. But it's rare.[quote]

Yeah, I agree with DLV...

I'm reluctant to buy Reps because I'm worried about the quality. My friend's son has E46 with 19" 5 series wheels & it really look good. I just recently found out from him that the wheels are only replica & been with the car for almost 4 years with no problem. That made me decide to buy the Reps last week after almost a month of research...
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Some of the reps are disgusting... so ugly and don't even look anything like the real deal. If you must get a rep, get the Avant Garde M359. Otherwise, get the OEM! You won't be disappointed. You can make them fit.
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I got mine from www.sonictuning.com b/c they are local to me and I have hit some NASTY potholes in DC (GOD I HATE DC ROADS) and they have held up 100%.
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pyspeed.com is a nice site. i ordered my vmr vb3s from there and eric was awesome. worked with me on the price also.
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