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Old 02-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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im buying 18" csl replica rims. They weigh 24 lb.
I need some opinions or advices about how it would affect the car, I know it will make the ride harsher but how will it affect things like the struts and the suspension since the stock ones are 17" if im not mistaken.
Also, did anyone use www.umnitza.com thats where im buying them idk if i can trust it or not....
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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They will make your car slower because you are increasing unsprung weight.
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if youre going to add more weight anyways, get 19s. 18s are for the track but look small and outdated.
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if youre going to add more weight anyways, get 19s. 18s are for the track but look small and outdated.
No offense, but I think this is terrible advice.

But to your question, I believe VMR is a more-respected maker of the CSL reps. VMR VB3 (now V710, I think) is the model number.
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Agreed, I think 18s are the right size for most of our cars. A few can pull off 19s and still look good but that ride keeps getting harsher as the sidewall height goes down...
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No offense, but I think this is terrible advice.

But to your question, I believe VMR is a more-respected maker of the CSL reps. VMR VB3 (now V710, I think) is the model number.
V710s and VB3s are slightly different. V710s have less spokes

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My 19s weigh about 24lbs atleast the heavier rear.
Yeah the car rode a tad better with the 18s but I also scrapes more with them. Less scrape with the 19s and they look proper.
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V710s and VB3s are slightly different.
sorry, my bad. The VB3 is now the V703...

From another thread, and a post by VMRWheels:

The V703 is the 'revised' name of the VB3, to help streamline it with our other models. If you notice they all are V7XX, where that was the only one that was VBX in our current lineup. Same wheel though.
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Our CSLs are 22-4 lbs depending on 18s vs 19s.
Factory wheels are about 22lbs for 17s.
You will not likely feel too much of a difference and we have many in stock, can ship same day as the order.
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sorry, my bad. The VB3 is now the V703...

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The V703 is the 'revised' name of the VB3, to help streamline it with our other models. If you notice they all are V7XX, where that was the only one that was VBX in our current lineup. Same wheel though.
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