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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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      12-22-2011, 08:51 AM   #23
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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.
LC818 was one of the first ones I had my eye on but the gunmetal for those was too dark. I promised the wife I wouldn't get Black rims(my original choice).

Not a fan of the Volk CE28 TA.

As for the BBS LM DBK, I agree they look sexy as hell. However not my taste. They seen to being growing in popularity though on these forums.
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      12-22-2011, 11:45 AM   #24
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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.
I just posted pics of an LCI e90 with M3 wheels with M3 offset, courtesy of mtechnik3 spouse's car, so yes, it will fit LCI. Other modifications might be needed, like fender roll, different tire spec, or negative camber, but M3 specs will fit LCI e90 in the rear. See below:

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      12-22-2011, 12:39 PM   #25
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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.
Yes, it will. I have 11" et32 on E90 LCI.
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      12-22-2011, 01:12 PM   #26
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Are the VMR rims you are looknig at even low pressure cast or are they gravity cast? If gravity cast I would pass on both and look for at least a low pressure cast wheel.

In that style and price range I am biased towards the Alufelgen CS7's or SF71's in gun metal or hyper black, both are light weight and low pressure cast. The CS7's are the most accurate CSL rep on the market.

Also take a look at the forgestar's. http://www.**********s.com/Forgestar-F14-Wheels.htm

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      12-22-2011, 02:33 PM   #27
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Are the VMR rims you are looknig at even low pressure cast or are the gravity cast. If gravity cast I would pass on both and look for at least a low pressure cast wheel.
The casting method is only relative to the wheel design. Certain wheels benefit from one method while other wheel designs benefit from other manufacturing methods. All of our wheels meet and exceed international crash safety standards issued by JWL/VIA and they are currently TUV pending. The OP shouldn't have any issues running them.
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Are the VMR rims you are looknig at even low pressure cast or are the gravity cast. If gravity cast I would pass on both and look for at least a low pressure cast wheel.

In that style and price range I am biased towards the Alufelgen CS7's or SF71's in gun metal or hyper black, both are light weight and low pressure cast. The CS7's are the most accurate CSL rep on the market.

Also take a look at the forgestar's. http://www.**********s.com/Forgestar-F14-Wheels.htm
I agree that at a minimum you should go with low pressure cast. I'd recommend avant garde m310's in matte gunmetal. They are identical to vmr 710's , same price, and low pressure cast. Another choice to look at is linea corse 818 in hypersilver I think these wheels are aggressive enough to look good in hypersilver but that's just my opinion. Good luck.
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So in other words they are gravity cast, got it!

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The casting method is only relative to the wheel design. Certain wheels benefit from one method while other wheel designs benefit from other manufacturing methods. All of our wheels meet and exceed international crash safety standards issued by JWL/VIA and they are currently TUV pending. The OP shouldn't have any issues running them.
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I had VB3 and a friend of mine got V710, both on e90 LCI sedans. I think VB3 looks way better, it's much more refined when sitting on the car.
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