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Old 01-26-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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What is the best CSL styled wheel replica?

OEM CSL is where my hearts at.. but it's too pricey.. whats the next best thing in terms of quality? Budgets about $900-$1500 - thanks for the help
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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I have VMR's and love them. Although if I had a bit more money when I bought them, I would have opted for the Alflugens. They're a bit lighter than the VMR's.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:07 PM   #3
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You could find used ZCP wheels for that price. Search on the classified section or Craigslist. But if you want reps. Check out Modbargins.com.


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Old 01-26-2014, 11:08 PM   #4
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I have VMR's and love them. Although if I had a bit more money when I bought them, I would have opted for the Alflugens. They're a bit lighter than the VMR's.
Those VMR's look mighty nice!
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:11 PM   #5
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Have to ask a nooby question. What is the difference between Staggered and Non-Staggered?
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:14 PM   #6
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:15 PM   #7
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On staggered set up its wider in the rear. Non staggered all tires are the same size aka squared set up


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Old 01-26-2014, 11:16 PM   #8
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Appreciate the help guys, going to keep my eyes out on the forum for some used ZCP wheels
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:16 PM   #9
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VMR 710s on my vert, transform the car.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:25 PM   #10
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if you like CSL reps and want something lightweight, I've heard sportlines csl's are good. Similar price to VMR on modbargains.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:21 AM   #11
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I really liked the VMR's wheels I had for years.

But quality wise nothing beats the OEM CSL wheels as they're made by BBS Germany
So looking for a good used set of ZCP wheels next best thing.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:32 AM   #12
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So you're looking for the highest quality low quality wheel? Interesting concept.
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Funny timing. I was just poking around on CL and saw this car. He's got the wheels you may be interested in. Love the wheels. May be worth contacting this owner. Looks like he's asking $1k for the Aflugens.

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/4260024795.html
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:25 AM   #14
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I'd start searching the forums for an authentic set of CSL's. I had to wait months before finding a near perfect set of Style 197's and I got a great deal. Patience is essential.
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VMR's or Sportlines are a great choice, there are a lot of guys on the forum running each. Here are a couple pictures for you to check out:


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The new VMR 810's are really nice too:

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VB3s are an excellent choice, and are very popular with the E46 crowd. Can't go wrong with them!
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:46 PM   #17
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Sorry for the hijack but what kind of width can you go on the back of the E46 coupe with these wheels? My math tells me they will cop the 9.5 with a 33 offset. trying to find a traction solution for a E46 coupe
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9.5 ET33 will not fit well. Typically you're going to want to run a 9.5 ET45 with a 265 tire for an E46 coupe.
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