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Old 01-31-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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Forgestar F14s or BBS CHs?

I was about to order a set of black edition CHs, but I was wondering if maybe I should get F14s instead. I would save about 600 bucks going with the F14s, but that's not really the main issue as I don't mind paying more for a better wheel. But other than the looks of the wheels, does it make sense to pay more for the CHs when the F14s are lighter? I like the looks of the CHs a little more, but I would rather have a better performing wheel. It just seems like the F14s would be better since they are lighter. Any opinions?
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:16 PM   #3
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F14 for weight and the fact that they are custom made to your specs.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:11 PM   #4
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So what's the advantage of the CHs? The name?
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:14 PM   #5
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:52 PM   #6
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f14's are pretty sick.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:44 AM   #8
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BBS' are a fad. Lower rotational weight = good. Fads = bad.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:27 AM   #9
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BBS, better design and they are truly strong. The F14 wheels don't meet the JWL minimum load rating of 690KGS. That to me makes it an apples to oranges comparison.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:36 AM   #10
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BBS makes an ugly wheel (although the matte black ones with deep concavity look pretty good sometimes)... I say go for the lighter wheel.
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as much as we all like BBS they are so played out. yes they look good on a bmw almost made for our cars its just so annoying to see 80% of BMW with aftermarket wheels have BBS. so many drones out there. time to mix it up and get different wheels. why not try volks, works. SSR so many other high end wheels out there. good luck man.
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I was about to order a set of black edition CHs, but I was wondering if maybe I should get F14s instead. I would save about 600 bucks going with the F14s, but that's not really the main issue as I don't mind paying more for a better wheel. But other than the looks of the wheels, does it make sense to pay more for the CHs when the F14s are lighter? I like the looks of the CHs a little more, but I would rather have a better performing wheel. It just seems like the F14s would be better since they are lighter. Any opinions?
Start with budget. What do you have to work with and what sizes are you aiming for?
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My budget is up to about $4k, but I would like to spend under $2,500. I am looking for 19x8.5 and 19x10 with offsets that will be pretty flush with my fenders. I want something that is lightweight, but also strong. The Forgestars seem good because they are relatively light, but I have heard that they are not very strong. Of course, they might be strong enough. I really just don't know. I am also pretty set on matte black, so I need something that comes in that color. I currently running Ro_ja R2-7s, which I like because no one else really has them, but I want to pick up something different.
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My budget is up to about $4k, but I would like to spend under $2,500. I am looking for 19x8.5 and 19x10 with offsets that will be pretty flush with my fenders. I want something that is lightweight, but also strong. The Forgestars seem good because they are relatively light, but I have heard that they are not very strong. Of course, they might be strong enough. I really just don't know. I am also pretty set on matte black, so I need something that comes in that color. I currently running Ro_ja R2-7s, which I like because no one else really has them, but I want to pick up something different.
If looking into the BBS lineup, the CHs are the heaviest of the bunch. There is a lot of contraversy on the Forgestars on other forums - since we're not a vendor of their products, I'd rather not enter into the drama.

You really can't go wrong with BBS, I had the RGRs for years on my previous e46M and was very happy with the wheels in both weight and strength.
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how is this even a question. bbs are the prime of almost all rims. sure theyre expensive, but theyre BBS. if you dont like the ch's get some thing els. rs-gt's, LM's. light weight and strong as FU*K
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Bbs ch's are heavy as hell. Just saying
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:02 PM   #17
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What about these RGRS? They are a good price, but have a crack in one of the wheels (which will be repaired). I was pretty close to getting them, but then got sketched out about the crack. I am worried it could cause problems down the line, and also that the other wheels may have cracks as well that can't be seen because of the new powdercoat.

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What about these RGRS? They are a good price, but have a crack in one of the wheels (which will be repaired). I was pretty close to getting them, but then got sketched out about the crack. I am worried it could cause problems down the line, and also that the other wheels may have cracks as well that can't be seen because of the new powdercoat.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=305337
With all respect to the seller and wheel repair specialists, I wouldn't purchase a damaged wheel. There's no telling how much fatigue the wheel has taken.
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With all respect to the seller and wheel repair specialists, I wouldn't purchase a damaged wheel. There's no telling how much fatigue the wheel has taken.
That is what I figured, but I wasn't sure, and I didn't want to start a thread that would be bad for the seller in order to find out. Thanks for your opinion.
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F14 for weight and the fact that they are custom made to your specs.
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although CH's are heavy wheels they take a pounding considering

but for the bang for buck goes to the f14 imo
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