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      01-06-2011, 11:02 AM   #111
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When I see pics like this I really want the 313s. These are the 313Ms as fitted to a 335is, so the color and finish is different to the BMW Performance wheels, but the basic shape is the same. I think they look f'in awesome, especially from the rear quarter view

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Those are hot. I've loved the design since I first saw them on the 335is; the dark "M" version is awesome - similar "feel" of the gun metal M6 colors. E92s just really stand out with nice 5 spoke wheels. I'd love to have a black/black 335is - everything is perfect.

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Those look better than the ones I found on the google. Where are you going to get them? I hope you'll source them out used. If not I can help you out. I can get you 25% off locally. Sucks that BMW raised their prices last year. I ordered a set of M5 wheels for my 550 to have powder coated and was bummed to find this out.
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When I see pics like this I really want the 313s. These are the 313Ms as fitted to a 335is, so the color and finish is different to the BMW Performance wheels, but the basic shape is the same. I think they look f'in awesome, especially from the rear quarter view

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472877

Here are my last thoughts on the 313 subject. The stock 335i offsets are not very aggressive, hence the wheels are too tucked into the fenders. Neither the 313 nor the 269 offsets are any different from stock, which means that both would be tucked in. The issue with the 313 in this regard is because the spokes are thin and fewer in number, they make the wheel wheels look weak. The 269s solve this problem by filling in the arches a little bit.
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Here are my last thoughts on the 313 subject. The stock 335i offsets are not very aggressive, hence the wheels are too tucked into the fenders. Neither the 313 nor the 269 offsets are any different from stock, which means that both would be tucked in. The issue with the 313 in this regard is because the spokes are thin and fewer in number, they make the wheel wheels look weak. The 269s solve this problem by filling in the arches a little bit.
Agreed on the offsets. When I put my stock wheels back on, my car looked funny at first but then I got used to it. I miss my M6 wheels; made the car.

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Those look better than the ones I found on the google. Where are you going to get them? I hope you'll source them out used. If not I can help you out. I can get you 25% off locally. Sucks that BMW raised their prices last year. I ordered a set of M5 wheels for my 550 to have powder coated and was bummed to find this out.
I've been watching various forums and craigslist for used wheels all winter. Trouble is that genuine BBS or Performance wheels are few and far between. The ones that have come up for sale are either curbed or way overpriced.

If I can't find anything by March, I'll just get new ones. Do you mind me asking how you get a discount locally?
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Here are my last thoughts on the 313 subject. The stock 335i offsets are not very aggressive, hence the wheels are too tucked into the fenders. Neither the 313 nor the 269 offsets are any different from stock, which means that both would be tucked in. The issue with the 313 in this regard is because the spokes are thin and fewer in number, they make the wheel wheels look weak. The 269s solve this problem by filling in the arches a little bit.
I hear you, the wheels are tucked in too far on the 335, especially at the rear. I do not want to run spacers on my car, so if I go with BMW wheels there isn't much I can do.
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I've been watching various forums and craigslist for used wheels all winter. Trouble is that genuine BBS or Performance wheels are few and far between. The ones that have come up for sale are either curbed or way overpriced.

If I can't find anything by March, I'll just get new ones. Do you mind me asking how you get a discount locally?
Good friend of mine works at Motorwerks I run 3 shops & buy a lot of parts from them.



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I've been watching various forums and craigslist for used wheels all winter. Trouble is that genuine BBS or Performance wheels are few and far between. The ones that have come up for sale are either curbed or way overpriced.

If I can't find anything by March, I'll just get new ones. Do you mind me asking how you get a discount locally?

Since you're leasing Gary, why not VMRs? They for sure will last you 2 years at least.
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I hear you, the wheels are tucked in too far on the 335, especially at the rear. I do not want to run spacers on my car, so if I go with BMW wheels there isn't much I can do.
just pay attention to what offsets are available in the style wheels you are looking for. I ended up getting M6 offsets for my 166 (M5) wheels on my 550 so I wouldn't have to run spacers. not exactly sure what offsets the wheels come in but you might be surprised what is available. something like M3 offsets for the rear and & e9x for the front??? who knows. a lot of wheels are made for different cars. Frank can prolly help you out in that department. I'd just look into what will fit
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Since you're leasing Gary, why not VMRs? They for sure will last you 2 years at least.
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Good friend of mine works at Motorwerks I run 3 shops & buy a lot of parts from them.



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So just drop him an email and he can do a 25% discount? Do I need to reference yourself or something?
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Since you're leasing Gary, why not VMRs? They for sure will last you 2 years at least.
Well, as you know I tried to order a set of their CSL reps for my old E92 and they weren't available for months. I kinda went off the idea at that point. I do still like the style, but they are getting common nowadays I think. The haven't seen any cars (except for your 1er) with Performance wheels, so they'll be a little more unique.
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just pay attention to what offsets are available in the style wheels you are looking for. I ended up getting M6 offsets for my 166 (M5) wheels on my 550 so I wouldn't have to run spacers. not exactly sure what offsets the wheels come in but you might be surprised what is available. something like M3 offsets for the rear and & e9x for the front??? who knows. a lot of wheels are made for different cars. Frank can prolly help you out in that department. I'd just look into what will fit
Good point, I'll see if Frank can check the availability of other offsets. Something a little more agressive would be nice at the rear.
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Good point, I'll see if Frank can check the availability of other offsets. Something a little more agressive would be nice at the rear.
One of the parts guys at Minnetonka insist that I put runflat tires onto the performance wheels if I were to purchase them. He said they wouldn't even sell me and mount regular tires on them, and if I just bought the rims and didn't have RFT's on, they "wouldn't work right". Obviously the parts guy didn't know anything about cars and was only repeating what he was told, but if they wanted to be real jerks about it they could. I was sure he would start telling me that I woudl have to buy tires directly from him, too.

I'm sure if you know the person selling you the wheels and tires it won't be an issue.
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long time no post reed!

That looks very expensive! Maybe I can buy it as is and use it as a beater
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So just drop him an email and he can do a 25% discount? Do I need to reference yourself or something?
tell him you saw the thread on the e60 forum you can tell him you're a friend of mine if you want

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Well, as you know I tried to order a set of their CSL reps for my old E92 and they weren't available for months. I kinda went off the idea at that point. I do still like the style, but they are getting common nowadays I think. The haven't seen any cars (except for your 1er) with Performance wheels, so they'll be a little more unique.

VMR has a wide catalogue of wheels and I am sure one will be of interest to you. The nice thing about VMRs is that you can get aggressive offsets out of the box. The V701 and the V708 will both look great in an aggressive 19" setup. They're also pretty cheap.
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VMR has a wide catalogue of wheels and I am sure one will be of interest to you. The nice thing about VMRs is that you can get aggressive offsets out of the box. The V701 and the V708 will both look great in an aggressive 19" setup. They're also pretty cheap.
and cast.

if your're in the mood or have the money to get OE wheels, get forged wheels. VMR makes a good wheel, but i'd be wary of MN roads with them. I found that out from years of experience with my S2000s 4 sets of rims before going forged. once it really bit me because they discontinued the wheel i had before i cracked one
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That looks very expensive! Maybe I can buy it as is and use it as a beater
Been down in Florida....

it does look driveable!!??....just park the right side against a wall or building, noone will know the difference!!
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One of the parts guys at Minnetonka insist that I put runflat tires onto the performance wheels if I were to purchase them. He said they wouldn't even sell me and mount regular tires on them, and if I just bought the rims and didn't have RFT's on, they "wouldn't work right". Obviously the parts guy didn't know anything about cars and was only repeating what he was told, but if they wanted to be real jerks about it they could. I was sure he would start telling me that I woudl have to buy tires directly from him, too.

I'm sure if you know the person selling you the wheels and tires it won't be an issue.
WTF? Are you kidding? I'd never go to the dealer to get tires done anyway unless they have the same pricing and tire protection plans of say, Discount Tire. Some kid at the EP DT did my M6 wheels and took his time around my car. I've had good luck there. I could see getting them done at the dealer though as long as they put what you wanted on there.

I still like the 313's better and maybe I can put words in Gary's mouth re: VMR: they don't have a BMW part number cast in them my M6 wheels were made in Taiwan and the quality showed it (but damn they looked good)!

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