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View Poll Results: Which set would look better for my sedan?
VMR V710s 19" gunmetal 16 40.00%
VMR VB3s CSL style 19" gunmetal 9 22.50%
Neither, I suggested a different set in the thread. 15 37.50%
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      12-19-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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Indecisive on upcoming wheel buy. Opinions?

I am struggling with which rims to get in a couple of months. Which do you guys think look better? The VMR V710s?



or the VMR VB3s CSL style?



I plan on them being in gunmetal. On this e90 lci.

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      12-19-2011, 11:17 AM   #2
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If those are the 2 wheels u r deciding on I'd go with the 710's talk to Alan************ he is awesome and the customer service is top notch with Alan!!
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      12-19-2011, 11:31 AM   #3
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If I was to go with the V710s they suggest this setup for the rear.
- 19"x9.5" ET33mm Rear or 19"x10" ET38mm Rear 265/30/19
Would that 9.5" or the 10" be more flush? The more aggressive the better.
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      12-19-2011, 11:31 AM   #4
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get the Avant Garde M359.. It looks so good !
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      12-19-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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get the Avant Garde M359.. It looks so good !
They look great but I'm set on gunmetal. To bad these only come silver and black.
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I plan on them being in gunmetal. On this e90 lci.

And now, for something different: I like OEM 219M 18-inch wheels because:



1. Gunmetal
2. Need 18s for the crappy roads here (bigger sidewall)
3. 18-inch tires are less expensive than 19-inch, unless you don't care
4. Aggressive (rears might be a tad too aggressive for lci, but I could be wrong)

Front: 8.5x18, ET29, 235/40/18
Rear: 9.5x18, ET23, 265/35/18

5. These would look good on AW...LOL

Also, this gunmetal LM rep with polished rims from Sonic Tuning for stylish and classy look:




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G/L with your choice...any of the above wheels you suggested would be good for you. It really depends on your needs.
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      12-19-2011, 11:58 AM   #7
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VMR's look sick....even tho basically everyone on this forum has em lol
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      12-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #8
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Neither. Get a nice set of BBS.
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Not e90, but this similar facsimile is what the Sonic Tuning rims would look like on AW:



Update: e90 AW lci with 219M wheels!









Cheers!
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      12-19-2011, 01:50 PM   #10
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Not e90, but this similar facsimile is what the Sonic Tuning rims would look like on AW:



Update: e90 AW lci with 219M wheels!









Cheers!
Looks sick! Seems like it would be too much work cleaning those. lol Either way, not the look I'm going for. Thanks for the awesome response though.
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Looks sick! Seems like it would be too much work cleaning those. lol Either way, not the look I'm going for. Thanks for the awesome response though.
ahahaha! Who said it would be easy?

G/L and post up what you decided to get.
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Both VB3 and V710s are great choices that are very popular. You can't really go wrong with either. I'm a fan of V701s as well, and they're gaining popularity.
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You can see what I ended up going with in my sig. My advice, go with the M3 offset. Definitely more aggresive than the non-M setup, but looks so much better. I rocked the standard offsets for 6 months before breaking down and getting a 15mm spacer up front and 10mm in the rear.

+1 on the V701s. The Advan reps are sweet.

Heck, PM me if you're interested in my setup. I've been eyeing up the BBS CH-R.
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Have you seen the AG M310's? They come in Gunmetal. I'm going with these early next year.
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Have you looked into LC818 in Satin Black?

Or if you have bit more cash to spare then

Volk CE28 TA?


And of course BBS LM DBK always look good on AW car.
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And now, for something different: I like OEM 219M 18-inch wheels because:



1. Gunmetal
2. Need 18s for the crappy roads here (bigger sidewall)
3. 18-inch tires are less expensive than 19-inch, unless you don't care
4. Aggressive (rears might be a tad too aggressive for lci, but I could be wrong)

Front: 8.5x18, ET29, 235/40/18
Rear: 9.5x18, ET23, 265/35/18

5. These would look good on AW...LOL

Also, this gunmetal LM rep with polished rims from Sonic Tuning for stylish and classy look:




Source: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t=sonic+tuning

G/L with your choice...any of the above wheels you suggested would be good for you. It really depends on your needs.

219's FTW! agressive, oem, and 18's to deal with shitty roads...I will be getting a set in the spring I've decided lol but out of the two I'd get the VB3's in a 10" rear and throw a 5 mm spacer for added aggressiveness
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The OP has a LCI e90. M3 offset will not fit his car. He needs to stay around 38-45mm depending on his tire choice.

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You can see what I ended up going with in my sig. My advice, go with the M3 offset. Definitely more aggresive than the non-M setup, but looks so much better. I rocked the standard offsets for 6 months before breaking down and getting a 15mm spacer up front and 10mm in the rear.

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The OP has a LCI e90. M3 offset will not fit his car. He needs to stay around 38-45mm depending on his tire choice.
Hmm, I didn't know the LCI's required a different offset. Thanks DMZ, I learned something new.
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if u get one of those two choices, get it in black so u can be different.
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Hmm, I didn't know the LCI's required a different offset. Thanks DMZ, I learned something new.
LCI's have a wider track. its like 8mm wider or something.
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I was just talking to my friend about what wheels he's gonna get. I recommended him these and he really likes them. I think they look awesome on AW. Plus there's an AW LCI e90 in the beginning of this thread which should help out

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=575727
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Thanks for all the responses. Y'all have given me something to think about and many more options to choose from. Much appreciated.
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