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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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From your exprience, which CSL replica should I go with?

Hi there,

I am looking to upgrade my stock 18s with 19 CSL replicas. Which brand should I go with? I would prefer something durable and close as possible to the OEM as far as looks. Not really exprience with aftermarket stuff, so I thought I would get some opinions from experts.

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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Sportline CS.16 = lighter than OEM CSL but not an exact match (smaller lip)
Alufelgen CS7 = heavier than OEM CSL but a perfect match
VMR VB3 = even heavier still but a decent match

IMO if you are looking for the best match go with Alufelgen. If you are looking for the lightest weight go with Sportline.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:18 AM   #4
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:29 AM   #5
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Sportline CS.16 = lighter than OEM CSL but not an exact match (smaller lip)
Alufelgen CS7 = heavier than OEM CSL but a perfect match
VMR VB3 = even heavier still but a decent match

IMO if you are looking for the best match go with Alufelgen. If you are looking for the lightest weight go with Sportline.
Sportline CS.16 would be my choice between the 3 as it is lighter. I am okay with the looks as well. But how durable are these wheels?

Also, any idea on the price diffrence between OEMs and the Sportline C.16?

I appreciate for the replies.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:36 PM   #7
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OEM CSL costs twice as much as reps...which is why people by reps. That said, if I had the money I would go with OEM.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #9
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I have vmr vb3's. 19 x 9.5 front, 19 x 10 rear. I love them...they look sick. They are heavier than most, but I'm not too concerned.
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The OEM M3 CSL Wheels are a nice wheel however they are expensive which is why the Sportline CS.16 is a perfect choice. Its lighter than OEMs and the look is, as stated above, just about the exactly the same. We have had great success with this wheel and nothing but positive reviews from our customers who have installed them.





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