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      05-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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I've just purchased my 08 335i and wanted to get some insight on some good wheel setups. Im familiar with Vossen,Nessen,BBS, and Forgestar but I want to know what else is out there. Any suggestion would be appreciated!
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I just went through this...haven't even gotten my wheels yet. What I did was look at wheels I liked on any car, not just BMWs. Then I looked them up and looked at cost color options etc. I decided I didn't want to spend a fortune, so I set a rough budget and started looking. I ended up with Forgestar's, but I looked at the following:

Avant Garde -- nice budget wheels www.avantgardewheels.com
Modulare http://www.modularewheels.com/
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OZ -- www.ozracing.com

etc, etc...Just look around and research...google search and the forum here are great places to see what you like.

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Thanks, how much did you end up paying for your Forgestar's?
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if you care about reducing weight
apexraceparts.com
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I was asked not to say pricing so other vendors could see...a little cloak and dagger, but more than one vendor said that when I got pricing.

I bought from howeyindustries.com. They had the lowest price in my research. Talk to Paul. PM me if you are really curious.
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haha understood, will PM you
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if you care about reducing weight
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I just looked up some weights of the apex EC-7 18" and Forgestar F14 18".The F14s wigh less than the apex wheels...about 3 pounds per wheel...
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I just looked up some weights of the apex EC-7 18" and Forgestar F14 18".The F14s wigh less than the apex wheels...about 3 pounds per wheel...
yeah, that could be. Note that some vendors only show Forgestar weights for the high offset wheels and don't tell you the lower offsets are heavier.

that said, matching up on offsets the forgestars are probably close or lighter.

from what I've read, just be prepared to wait awhile for Forgestars to be delivered. One reason why I went with Apex.
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yeah, that could be. Note that some vendors only show Forgestar weights for the high offset wheels and don't tell you the lower offsets are heavier.

that said, matching up on offsets the forgestars are probably close or lighter.

from what I've read, just be prepared to wait awhile for Forgestars to be delivered. One reason why I went with Apex.
I heard about the wait, but I got lucky and what I ordered were in stock! I think I got the last set of F14's in 19x8.5 and 19x10. I will believe it when I get tracking info though....supposed to ship today.
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the first question I always ask before answering questions like this is....what is your price range..price range will decide what wheels to start looking at.
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yeah OP I agree with last post...
price range. and then what are your priorities? such as...

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d. changing width for wider rubber

for me, b c and d were very important, probably in that order. a. was less important and I had no interest in spending 1000+ just for a. though I did decide on the Apex EC-7s partly due to looks.

OP you may have a totally different set of priorities.

roll_the_dice glad you were able to skip the wait. I got lucky on the apex wheels with respect to price, got them for free ship and $200 off during their last group buy.
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I Don't really have a price range, my main concern is the quality, durability and appearance. But the wheels cant be outrageously expensive...
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I Don't really have a price range, my main concern is the quality, durability and appearance. But the wheels cant be outrageously expensive...
I was the same way...didn't want super expensive, but wanted a good quality wheel. I looked even at super expensive...then searched for wheels that looked similar....and went from there. SO many knock off other wheels, you can usually get a close design to the super expensive, but won't be in a 3 piece wheel or super light...just depends what you are going after.

I liked what mlifxs wrote above...about looks, durability, weight, etc. choose which is most important to you and work from there.
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I've just purchased my 08 335i and wanted to get some insight on some good wheel setups. Im familiar with Vossen,Nessen,BBS, and Forgestar but I want to know what else is out there. Any suggestion would be appreciated!
b/c of this statement I'm guessing you trying to keep wheels within $3k, and possibly monoblock. (just throwing this out there my wheels are 20" VOLK 2 pieced forged w/ tires, tpms, hub rings, center caps, shipping and paypal for $3500) Once you figure out whats more important,
a. good looking
b. durability
c. weight reduction
d. changing width for wider rubber
Then you have to figure if you want
a. 5 spoke
b. 6 spoke
c. mesh
d. fully face
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There is a lot that goes into deciding which wheels will be good for you.
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Thanks for the feedback, I forgot to mention I looking more for either deep dish or concave... or deepdish concave. I mentioned earlier what I'm looking for, But to be specific I want something with a nice clean look & great quality. BTW nice Volks, at one point I was in love with their wheels.
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Well let me just say this...check out BC Racing wheels. They are pretty affordable...they come in deep dish, concave, or deep dish concave. They are 2 piece forged.

and my rear wheels are pretty deep dish
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