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Boosted_TiAg 04-15-2011 06:08 PM

BBS LM Reps - Differences in brands/recommendations?
hey guys, im in the market for a set of BBS LM reps and would like to figure out the differences in between all these different brands.
Ive narrowed it down to 3 different brands that i think look the best and would like to get some advice on which to go with.


the first set is the Varrstoen ES 1.1.2

this is the only one out of the 3 different sets that comes with a 10.5 rear size which i like and a choice of aggressive offsets... +22 +12 and +0

these also come in either silver or hyperblack color choices with a diamond polished lip

these sell between $900-$1100 depending on offset choice, cant get exact price since varrstoen doesnt list it on their site.

heres what the Varrstoens look like

next up is the EuroSpec ESR4's

widest these come in is 9.5 and the lowest offset you can get is +25

these from what i see only come in silver color

these sell for $1100 from eurospec

heres some pics of them (hope the owner doesnt mind)



finally we have the Vortex Tuning Lemans

these come in a choice of silver or gunmetal colors and the widest rears on these is also 9.5 with a lowest offset of +20

these are selling for $899 in any size combo as far as i know from vortextuning

heres pics of them

mbdarkwinter 04-15-2011 08:52 PM

Linea Corse from wheel dude

Boosted_TiAg 04-16-2011 11:59 AM

Anyone else?

chmiel21 04-16-2011 08:28 PM

I got mine through Modbargains, MM6 Mesh wheel, I picked up 19x8.5 et45 19x9.5 et35, pretty sure they come in a et22 Rear. Check em out, Really happy with the quality, haven't mounted em yet though, waiting to go home in a few weeks...

Here's some of my personal photos of the rims:

A friend of mine shot this for a school project: http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._6748293_n.jpg


Boosted_TiAg 04-17-2011 12:55 AM

looks good but the lips on those are too small for the look im going for.

Hacauce 04-17-2011 01:02 AM

I recommend the ESR4's. The step lip is amazing on them

RAFF112 04-17-2011 01:10 AM

Im interested in the weight differences, If anyone has it.

sgplayer69 04-17-2011 02:18 AM

I've personally heard good things about the ESR4s and Linea Corse reps as well

RAFF112 04-17-2011 02:28 AM


Originally Posted by sgplayer69 (Post 13055905)
I've personally heard good things about the ESR4s and Linea Corse reps as well

Linea Corsa looks a bitt off to me.

aandrew325 04-17-2011 02:43 AM

The linea corse design is inferior to all the others you mentioned (the step lip is off, as well as spoke spacing i think from what iv read and seen). Ive heard nothing but good things about the ESR-4's. 19x9.5 has an almost 4" lip, and they weigh in at only about 25lbs, which for a rep isnt too bad at all. A lot of people have the Varrstoens but ive seen a thread over on e90post where someone hit a dip or a pothole or something and the rim just completely fell apart... Just one negative thread but idk, havent heard stories like that about the ESR-4's. check this thread out for more pics of the ESR-4's, as well as a sick setup on a vert that has the 19x9.5 square setup, simply amazing!!


Boosted_TiAg 04-17-2011 09:56 AM

Only thing I don't like about the esr4 is that they don't come in any other finish, only silver. I have an AW m3 and I think the gunmetal/darker spoke center would look better IMO. They do look great though.

Maybe the new shipment Andrew@eurospec has coming will have different finishes?

gvsu3eR 04-18-2011 09:10 AM

i hope the new shipment on the esr4 will have wider rears and more aggressive offsets

Boosted_TiAg 04-18-2011 06:15 PM

^ i agree. i know they are getting 20's for a fact. so more aggressive offsets and finished would be great.

w0w 04-18-2011 11:44 PM

varrstoen's rep is amazing, been through two sets and people were stunned when i told them they were replicas. spokes are spot-on and the step-lips are nice and shiny -and wide :4ngie:

Boosted_TiAg 04-19-2011 12:05 AM


Originally Posted by w0w (Post 13062097)
varrstoen's rep is amazing, been through two sets and people were stunned when i told them they were replicas. spokes are spot-on and the step-lips are nice and shiny -and wide :4ngie:

thats what im leaning towards so far. i saw them on your car and fell in love man. :thumbsup:

do you remember how big the lips were on them by chance?

w0w 04-19-2011 12:21 AM

9.5 was ~3.5, 10.5 was ~4 iirc :)

Boosted_TiAg 04-19-2011 02:09 AM


Originally Posted by w0w (Post 13062233)
9.5 was ~3.5, 10.5 was ~4 iirc :)

nice, so far these are in the lead. good size shiny step lips, aggressive offsets, good price and choice of finishes.

w0w 04-19-2011 03:04 PM

exactly, hence why i was the first to go with them. i see a bunch nowadays and the varrstoens still stand out the best in my eyes, good luck :)

JEFFEFECKS 04-19-2011 03:21 PM

esr-4's :eeps:

those modbargain ones are cool too

Kubica 04-19-2011 03:37 PM

If you can't afford the real thing, you shouldn't be fronting like you can.

Reps are the worst.

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