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Furious
04-09-2005, 05:50 PM
im browsing new rim choices (18x8 or 18x8.5). im considering these options so far, SSR, BBS, i forged and HRE... im leaning on the SSR competitions, but not totally hell bent on them yet.


here are my questions..

1. what is your choice of rim? dosent have to be the three aforementioned
2. where can i purchase the rims for a good price
3. anything i should consider when buying? (like i hear that BBS will exchange damaged rims etc)
4. what tire should i be looking at with my suspension setup? bilstein sports with H&R sports


...................uhhhhhhhhhhh i think thats it for now.
any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Gamite
04-09-2005, 06:53 PM
What about these?

http://www.jonsibal.com/newBBS.jpg

KaschmirBeige3
04-09-2005, 06:59 PM
HRE and I Forged for the bling look.

BBS are classic on Bimmer's tho. If it were me I would go with BBS LM's. Although I'm not sure if they will be available for the size/offset you're looking for.

twboy1999
04-09-2005, 07:15 PM
hre competition series. and 8 series

///MsAniTy
04-09-2005, 08:20 PM
there is a guy selling bbs lm's i would soo jump on those. also HRE has a problem with their reverse lips so when it rains it doesnt channel rain out of the rims good so they shake at high speeds

SickFinga
04-09-2005, 08:21 PM
Well depends on your budget and what you are looking for.

BBS LM available in 18x8, and in fact someone is selling used ones right now in For Sale section.
I love LM, but the only problem I got with them is width, 8" is too narrow imo and there are no other fitments available for e36.

BBS GT2 that Julian posted are prolly one of the best looking wheels, but VERY hard to get in North Amerca, in fact no one sell them here, you would have to order them from Japan. Which is mad waiting time, expensive shipping, and GT2 is also very expensive.
BBS is really nice, they have rims for all kinds of budgets, but they are too common and no custom sizes can be ordered

SSR Comp wheels are very nice looking wheels, in fact i want them and waiting for a good deal on a used set. But like you said, i also heard they are too soft, also not too long ago they delclared bankruptcy, so I dont know if you can order a new set now.
Very affordable.

HRE are nice, easy to order custom size you want, waiting time 4-6 weeks, expect to pay ~5g us just for wheels

iForged, doesnt worth it IMO, most of their wheels are copies of HRE, Id be fine with that, but they are asking too much for their "replicas". Also there were a lot of bad reviews about their rims and waiting time sometimes came become really long. Some people waited 4 month for their wheels.

SickFinga
04-09-2005, 08:34 PM
there is a guy selling bbs lm's i would soo jump on those. also HRE has a problem with their reverse lips so when it rains it doesnt channel rain out of the rims good so they shake at high speeds


It is true, but this problem affects not only HRE (R series) but many other 3pc wheels.(iForged, DTM Kreuz etc.)

twboy1999
04-09-2005, 08:52 PM
all the reverse lips are like that
isn it?

Furious
04-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Hey sickfinger where did you hear that SSR went under? i thought it was a company that did more than rims. any articles? because they are my first choice. ive considered those LM's for sale, but i dunno, i kinda wanted something that no one else has.

Paul540/m3
04-09-2005, 11:59 PM
Everyone has the SSR's on bf.c ,but i also had heard that they went out of business. If it were me then i would get the LM's, they are so sexy and quality is great. And i dont know who u knwo that ahs them but i know of very few ppl that ahve them, especially on e36, you see them more on e39.

Furious
04-10-2005, 08:04 AM
hmmm good to know paul, any insite on hamann and a/c shnitzer?

Paul540/m3
04-10-2005, 10:50 AM
Hamann are nice but popular as well, also hear that they are quite heavy. But i do think hamann makes some nice loking rims. ACS make really good looking rims but they are also on the really popular side(especially among e36's). Maybe also take a look at breyton and hartges if you want to be a bit different.(heavy though)

Paul540/m3
04-10-2005, 01:00 PM
Also look at Alpina...........sexy as hell

fitz318is
04-11-2005, 09:01 AM
To buy, check out megawheelz in Mississagua. For what I have priced, they are the same and sometimes better then 1010tires.

Furious
04-11-2005, 10:47 AM
they have a website?

Miguel
04-11-2005, 10:59 AM
ccw wheels: good, light, forged, great value for the money
http://www.ccwheel.com/files/wheelprofiles.php

Forgeline wheels: good, light, forged, great value for the money
http://www.forgeline.com/wheels/index.html
The RS-Comp's are well known on BF.com racing community: http://www.forgeline.com/wheels/comp.html

fitz318is
04-11-2005, 02:37 PM
they have a website?

Yes but it sucks. www.megawheelz.com

The guy I have been dealing with is named Param, he used to work at the Tire Works. He seems to know his stuff.

Good luck.

WASABI
04-11-2005, 04:03 PM
SSR comps, i think are a little too plain, but looks are subjective. I like the GT3 and the old evolution. How about Work wheels ? they make some nice wheels too and I think share the SSR technology. Don't foget Kinesis either. BBS RGR and RS-GT are also fairly new.

Furious
04-11-2005, 04:19 PM
keep the info comming boys, your making my decision harder but to me thats a good thing.

vinay
04-11-2005, 04:24 PM
Oem !!!

Mystikal
04-11-2005, 09:26 PM
No BBS no care.

;)

crusher
04-11-2005, 10:36 PM
What about these?

http://www.jonsibal.com/newBBS.jpg

we have a winner :)

moregothanshow
04-12-2005, 01:15 AM
^^ i agree, i have always loved those rims... especially in that colour combo.... btw, if in fact they are a 3 piece rim is it not possible to get a wider rims set?? cuz after all that was the main point of having 3 piece wheels....anyhow i think first and formost u need to decide if u want the rims for show or go, hamann are nice, and pretty heavy, acs is also not the lightest... and if money is not an issue i would suggest any set of forged rims....
good luck on your decision....

Furious
04-12-2005, 08:04 AM
common guys i cant afford those!!!!! they look like they are worth spinner money... (spinners ewwwwwwwww)

WASABI
04-12-2005, 12:36 PM
I remember looking at these when I first got my bimmer. RO_JA formula 5s, forged, 18X8 or 18X9, Wheels direct quoted me $400/rim.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11505

Furious
04-12-2005, 04:08 PM
lol , after all this thinking i keep going back to my favorite rim choice........BBS CH.......however im still looking, ive read all there is to read on everything so far, and i appreciate all the help guys, keep it comming

///MsAniTy
04-12-2005, 04:20 PM
Furious grab the rc's

moregothanshow
04-12-2005, 05:17 PM
get the teddy bear rims! :D

Furious
04-13-2005, 09:13 PM
i saw some RCs on a black 4 door today, it looked hawt, but im gonna take my time if need be with this, dont forget though that i kinda want something that no one has, like my Momo's that i currently have for summer rims.

Furious
04-23-2005, 10:11 PM
i made my choice. and i went with 18x8.5 BBS CH's i kept flip flopping over my choices but i eventually went with my favorite rim for an e36 of all time.

Understated
04-23-2005, 10:22 PM
AWESOME....PIX or ban

Furious
04-23-2005, 10:30 PM
next friday they arrive , i have to get rubber too in that time frame.

M50E30
04-23-2005, 10:33 PM
I remember looking at these when I first got my bimmer. RO_JA formula 5s, forged, 18X8 or 18X9, Wheels direct quoted me $400/rim.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11505

A little slow on this but you can get RO_JA, Motegi, TIS, Epic, Motto, Riax, & DK Wheels through American Racing (http://www.americanracing.com/geninfo/links.asp?section=links).

Wheels Direct and Superior Tire should have the best prices!