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Old 01-27-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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Anyone see these wheels before?

Saw this on eBay - look nice, but again - it's eBay.

Do any of you happen to know anyone that owns these? Can't find any branding on the actually post itself..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/270987222958...84.m1423.l2649
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:10 PM   #2
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For just a little more you could get some VMRs. That way you can actually sue someone when they break on the interstate.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:13 PM   #3
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Those ebay reps usually weigh a ton.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:30 PM   #4
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Yea, those are fake CSLs. There are people selling the real ones
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:34 PM   #5
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Yea, those are fake CSLs. There are people selling the real ones
I think he knows they're fake and real ones will cost him 4x more.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:39 AM   #6
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For just a little more you could get some VMRs. That way you can actually sue someone when they break on the interstate.
OK, now you're just beginning to sound like Mango. Wheels don't just break for no reason - and any wheel will break if it's hit hard enough. Just cut it out.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:49 AM   #7
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I mean, you can buy unbranded Chinese wheels if you want. I'll never recommend it. Ever. How do we know they're good? Not worth it when for not even $200 more you can buy something from an actual wheel company.


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You're more likely to lose a wheel from busted studs than from breaking an actual wheel being sold on the market today - no matter how cheap.




And would you classify American Racing as at least a halfway decent wheel manufacturer? Because that's what this wheel was. A nice smack into a curb is all it took.



I mean do anyone of you guys blabbing about "ZOMG your wheel's gon' break" actually have any experience with this happening? Because it sure doesn't sound like it. It just sounds like you're trying to spoon-feed everyone the same old bulls#it that was spoon fed to you.
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I mean do anyone of you guys blabbing about "ZOMG your wheel's gon' break" actually have any experience with this happening? Because it sure doesn't sound like it. It just sounds like you're trying to spoon-feed everyone the same old bulls#it that was spoon fed to you.
Can you point out where I said anything like that? Don't put words in my mouth.

I don't recommend buying cheap crap off eBay where there isn't even a manufacturer reputation to base a decision off of.
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Just buy reps from one of the forum sponsors so you at least know what you're getting.
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+1 I wouldn't buy ebay reps. Never know what kind of dud you'll be getting
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I did buy mines in there are bbs lm rep and been with then for around a year now, not a single problem or nothing and know people who been buying rims on there and same everything good

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Can you point out where I said anything like that? Don't put words in my mouth.

I don't recommend buying cheap crap off eBay where there isn't even a manufacturer reputation to base a decision off of.
yep. black wheels with chrome lipz arent our cup of tea anyway which is usually found on fleabay. you are correct in at least buying from a reputable vendor. at the very least. otherwise you don't know what schmuck on ebay is making wheels at the lowest possible cost to make a profit. set aside failure, what about vibration, fit on the hub, etc. finish?

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If you're looking for your M3 the offset on those is rather lazy, you'll need spacers to flush them out. If you don't mind running spacers Alzor 030s in similar to the listing fitment are available (LINK), I'd run a 20mm spacer out back on the M3 to correct the offset.


VMR VB3s, V710s, V718s (LINK) all look fantastic on the E46 M as well and are similarly styled.


Avant Garde M310s (LINK) fall in line with a similar look as well.


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