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Old 12-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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I have about 4 or 5 options in mind; D-Force, Apex, VMR, CL, BBS LM replicas. Also open to suggestions.

Will be selling my original Style 135s. Very good condition.

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Old 12-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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Keep OEM M135's.

What are you after? Something non-OEM? 19"?
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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damn man keep the 135's! they are the best looking rim BMW has ever made IMO. been looking for them for awhile but cant justify spending extra $$$
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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I love the 135s! They are just way too heavy and uncomfortable. Switching made a HUGE difference (I went with the apex wheels)
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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What's up with the 330 decal? And I think CSL wheels look good but almost all e46s

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Old 12-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #6
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The 135's are beautiful wheels, and will be more durable than any of the other options you mentioned. Plus, they compliment the M Tech exterior so well. Keep 'em!
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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135's are great looking wheels. The car would look great without the tinsel on it. I'm not sure what model wheels you're looking after but if you really need a change, i'd go with either a CSL rep, or Apex Arc-8. You need a pretty aggressive looking car to pull off D-Force LTW5's.

LM reps are nice looking, but they're super heavy. Also, no offense, but it's a very classy look and doesn't really go with the decal theme you have going on there. Arc 8's or CSL reps go better with that sort of thing, as they're a nice inbetween wheel.
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Get rid of your 135s, it'll drive up the price of my car
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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The lame decals on the car would be my first concern. I wouldn't be caught dead in a car like that.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:27 AM   #10
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The lame decals on the car would be my first concern. I wouldn't be caught dead in a car like that.
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Take care of the important things first then a set of VMR VB3's or 710's if you are tired of the 135's.

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Old 12-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #11
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The numbers are just magnetic numbers used for autocross days. Need 8.5 and 9.5 inch wide rims for my tire widths. Or all 9s to square. Looking to shave off 9 lbs per wheel.


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Old 01-02-2014, 09:37 PM   #13
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:41 PM   #14
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I like the V703's too but in hyper black

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Definitely can't go wrong with the v703/vb3...but I guess I am a little biased.
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Get Silver VMR's, de-decal the car, and call it good.
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Sportline CS.16's are the best CSL rep I've seen or owned, and if you want 19's they're just 22lbs each (+/- 1lb forwidth varia tions).

The APEX ARC-8's are the go to track wheels because of the weight and strength, not to mention price. Awesome wheels.

Oh, and keep the 135s and put snows or AS on them, as I would not want to be stuck with UHP Summer tires year round no matter where Illive.
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The numbers are just magnetic numbers used for autocross days. Need 8.5 and 9.5 inch wide rims for my tire widths. Or all 9s to square. Looking to shave off 9 lbs per wheel.

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D-Force LTW5, 18x9 18lbs each.

It's not about looks, it's about Winning. I can only guess that when you go off to race, you're trying to win. I run these on the street, (17 x 9) no problems at all. For me, they're 7 lbs per wheel & tire lighter than the stock M68's w/ 245's.

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