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      04-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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New 313 reps supplied by Chris from CMWHEELS

Hi,

Just wanted to post a review and a thankyou to Chris from CMWHEELS.

313 rep wheels provided by CMWHEELS

See thread http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=670493 for wheel information.

Pre-sales
All emails and queries were responded to promptly and answered all of my questions. I rate his customer service as excellent and gave a personal feel and not rushed in anyway.

Delivery/packaging

Wheels arrived on the day specified by UKmail.
The wheels were well protected and arrived free from any damage.
(Each wheel was individually boxed and wrapped. Inside the wheel was wrapped in plastic then a light fabric. Under this was a rim guard and a sheet of thin packing foam. The wheels were held in place in the box by cardboard wedges)

Fitting
The wheels balanced perfectly and ran straight and true.

Conclusion
I would highly recommend dealing with Chris from CMWHEELS, he made the whole transaction very smooth and made sure there were no hold ups along the way. The wheels are of excellent quality and look amazing on the car.

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      04-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Looks great. What size did you go for? Do you have a side profile pic?
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Hi,

They are -

Front - 19x8 et35
Rear - 19x9 et35

I only took 1 pic as some guy moaned i wasnt using the jet wash bay for washing and i should go elsewhere to take pictures of my "silly" car..

I'll take more tomorrow in the light.
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How is the ride?
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Is the car lowered at all? What tyre size have you gone for?

Looks good
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      04-19-2012, 01:31 AM   #6
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looks great , would love to have them on my M Sport, just worried about the cost of rubber
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      04-19-2012, 02:08 AM   #7
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looks great , would love to have them on my M Sport, just worried about the cost of rubber
It's not to bad mate,
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How is the ride?
Not noticed any difference since changing all was smooth on way back from fitting. No vibration or rubbing.
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Is the car lowered at all? What tyre size have you gone for?

Looks good
All standard not lowered at all.

Tyres are 225/35 front and 255/30 rear
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This was exactly the experience I had when buying some 313s from Chris a month or so ago, seems to be a top bloke.

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All standard not lowered at all.

Tyres are 225/35 front and 255/30 rear
Awesome mate, Is there a small stretch on the tyres? I'm going for 235 front and 265 rear,

When u take some pics can u take one to show if there stretched at all
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parrp, (or anyone else) can you comment on the quality of the paint finish?

Last year I visited BMauto's with view to buying a set of csl reps, but I wasn't happy with the paint finish (poorly sprayed imo), not so much an orange-peel effect but more of an uneven finish - not smooth. They apparently were made in China.
Anyways, I chose a set of Cades Apollo instead, which were a better finish (these were made in Taiwan so I was told).

I'm now thinking of selling the Apollo's and replacing with the 313's.

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Awesome mate, Is there a small stretch on the tyres? I'm going for 235 front and 265 rear,

When u take some pics can u take one to show if there stretched at all
I'll borrow a decent camera for tonight and get some pics, let me know what views etc you want.
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parrp, (or anyone else) can you comment on the quality of the paint finish?

Last year I visited BMauto's with view to buying a set of csl reps, but I wasn't happy with the paint finish (poorly sprayed imo), not-so-much an orange peel effect but more of an uneven finish - not smooth. They apparently were made in China.
Anyways, I chose a set of Cades Apollo instead, which were a better finish (these were made in Taiwan so I was told).

I'm now thinking of selling the Apollo's and replacing with the 313's.
I'm really happy with the finish, the face of the wheel is polished and the inner is more of a gun metal finish. All looks smooth to me, i'll take some close up pics tonight.

In this thread http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=670493 rG-tom took some really good pictures.
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Thanks parrp, appreciate that.
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I'll borrow a decent camera for tonight and get some pics, let me know what views etc you want.
Just a close up of the alloy rim to see how tyre fits hope that makes sense
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parrp, (or anyone else) can you comment on the quality of the paint finish?

Last year I visited BMauto's with view to buying a set of csl reps, but I wasn't happy with the paint finish (poorly sprayed imo), not so much an orange-peel effect but more of an uneven finish - not smooth. They apparently were made in China.
Anyways, I chose a set of Cades Apollo instead, which were a better finish (these were made in Taiwan so I was told).

I'm now thinking of selling the Apollo's and replacing with the 313's.
BmAuto has OK quality
I wasnt happy when on look out for some 19's last year with their customer service
I guess it didnt inspire confidence so didnt buy

Im not sure if BMAuto are any sponsers on any forums - however Chris is a sponser on several forums

and your all aware you lot are on here to get the experiences of others to avoid mistakes or pitfalls.

Ive have had 19 inch wheels delivered from Chris before id paid for them
Not saying this is normal but Id established a rapport from him on a e46 forum over a year or so.

Top bloke and very patient with all your I want this wheel and then I want that

Let me just say im not affiliated to him !

As for Phils wheels - saw them up close
they look excellent - the colour of the spoke inserst being grey
almost match perfectly to the colour of his car ...

As we walked up to it I couldnt help but notice a very M5's look to the car and wheels

The paint finish of the inserts and the 'cut' forged look of the wheel faces looked pukka

Phil also mentioned that the wheels were lighter than his BM set - and so the unsprung weight will be less at the wheels !

heres a pic of Chris wheels on mine
sorry for pic hijack Phil

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parrp, (or anyone else) can you comment on the quality of the paint finish?

Last year I visited BMauto's with view to buying a set of csl reps, but I wasn't happy with the paint finish (poorly sprayed imo), not so much an orange-peel effect but more of an uneven finish - not smooth. They apparently were made in China.
Anyways, I chose a set of Cades Apollo instead, which were a better finish (these were made in Taiwan so I was told).

I'm now thinking of selling the Apollo's and replacing with the 313's.
The finish of the machined wheel face is superb, can't fault it, the finish of the visible gun metal surfaces is good, there are one or two marks that look like there may have been a spot of dust but generally the finish is fine. The only less impressive area is the finish on the inside of the rim, looks a bit thin in places.

Most importantly the casting seems to be of good quality, each wheel rang like a bell and they balanced easily and had no visible distortion when spinning on the balance machine.

The way I see it is if the finish only lasts a year and the wheels remain straight then I'll ship them off to Lepson's for a top notch refurb and I'll still have only paid 750 for a really nice set of wheels.

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Pictures as best as i could get, bit of dust on the wheels in some pics...












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Thanks EssexIan & parrp.

The pictures look good enough to me.
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313 reps

Wheels look good how can i get contact details for chris thanks
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He sells on Ebay, just search for 313's, though cheaper on here through the Group Buy.
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