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      10-25-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Another "What Wheels?" Thread

Hey guys,

Ive been lurking around here for a while but not done anything major with my car yet. Recent promotion and upcoming birthday mean Im currently looking round for some new wheels though

Ive got a Montego Blue E91 and Im unsure if I should stick with standard silver wheels or go for matte black. I was set on some VMR 710 style wheels in gun metal/anthracite like so:



But Im now considering some straight spoke wheels after seeing this, also this got me thinking about going for matte black alloys:



So basically it boils down to, do I follow the herd and go for some Y-spoke wheels in black or silver, or do I go for something less common like these?

We can also throw a spanner in there with the fact I quite like BBS CH reps

All of those were just grabbed quickly from an ebay shop as examples, but you get the idea. Also open to other suggestions, budget of around 600 and think I'm decided on 18's for now

Cheers for any help/advice
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      10-25-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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Speak to Chris at cmwheels, he got some really good vmr style or csl reps....etc
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      10-25-2012, 01:57 AM   #3
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The VMR wheels are bang on... Also, I thought montego blue was for US market? Sure it's not lmb?

I'm probably wrong yet again (habitual) lol.
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      10-25-2012, 08:37 AM   #4
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Yea, its CM Wheels I first saw the VMR style wheels, but he only has them in 19". I'd love that, but as this is a family car I need to try and keep a reasonably comfortable ride.

And unless I've got a weird car, the paint code under the bonnet says montego blue.... I know I've not seen many on the UK forum though!
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Quite like the CH reps....http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7292/45229121tm2.jpg - considered style 216's? not too dissimilar, http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6466/fff3f.jpg

Though I like with an E91 I'd look for something with a good concave or dish, always liked the CSL's on an e91

though I would save up to get the 19's
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      10-25-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
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Out of the two you've posted I much prefer the VMR's
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Quite like the CH reps....http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7292/45229121tm2.jpg - considered style 216's? not too dissimilar, http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6466/fff3f.jpg

Though I like with an E91 I'd look for something with a good concave or dish, always liked the CSL's on an e91

though I would save up to get the 19's

Not a big fan of the Style 216, dont like the twist in the spokes. I do like the concave too, but the standard CSL's are just a bit too common, hence looking at the VMR's instead.

I do want 19's and can afford them, its more a comfort thing. For now they wont be too bad on SE suspension and with non rft tyres. But in a month or 2, I'll be lowering it as well and while Im ok with that, the girlfriend and kid might complain haha.
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      11-10-2012, 02:00 AM   #8
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The whole plan changed horrifically, was dead set on some VMR 710 style wheels then went and ordered these instead...



They're just reps and obviously not on the car yet, first day off work now is Tuesday so should be on then

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Sorry if that photo is showing up huge for you guys, resized it to 800x600 in photobucket but its still showing massive on here...
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looks good! would like to see them on a e91!!
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Always liked LM reps.
Where did you get them from, first impressions of quality?
Looking forward to seeing them on the car.
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Still miss my LM reps and that car for that!

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Always liked LM reps.
Where did you get them from, first impressions of quality?
Looking forward to seeing them on the car.
Got them from Chris at CM Wheels. I emailed him to check what sizes he had in stock, went for 8.5 et38 fronts and 9.5 et32 rears, a bit more aggressive than those listed on his site without being OTT.

Quality wise, they seem fantastic! There were a few greasy marks on them, I assume from having the tires fitted but a quick 10 minute polish and they look spot on, can't fault them


Cheers guys, I'll get some photos up in the next few days after fitting. Its still on stock suspension though so will look a bit stupid until I get some Eibach Pro's at the end of the month
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Good choice imo, can't really got wrong with LM's
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Got the wheels fitted this afternoon, photos are a bit dark and rubbish so I will try and get some more tomorrow. Seriously need to lower it now though, Eibach Pro kit coming at the end of the month hopefully

When I first bought it:



And now:




Fills out the arches a lot better than stock!



Like I said, desperately needs lowering haha
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The VMR wheels are bang on... Also, I thought montego blue was for US market? Sure it's not lmb?

I'm probably wrong yet again (habitual) lol.
Montego blue is for SE models. Le Mans Blue was a M-Sport only colour.
Almost impossible to tell them apart unless they are side-by-side.
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      11-13-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
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Looks good mate where did you get them from?
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Looks good mate where did you get them from?
Got them from Chris at CM Wheels. Really good quality and very helpful guy, can't fault them so far
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cheers bud! need daylight photos too! LMs on my wish list for my lemans blue e90 too!
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I'll get daylight photos tomorrow, didn't get them fitted until 5pm today so not had chance yet. Will hopefully get some black spray paint tomorrow to do the front grill too
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I'll get daylight photos tomorrow, didn't get them fitted until 5pm today so not had chance yet. Will hopefully get some black spray paint tomorrow to do the front grill too

Sorry but now looks like 4x4 please do something about it.I had same wheels on e46 and they need proper lowering (coilovers) if not they just look weird
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As I said, should be getting lowered at the end of the month, it does just look ridiculous now haha. Only reason I got wheels first was one of my last tyres got a puncture so it made sense to upgrade now rather than buy a couple of new tyres for only a few months
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