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19 or 18 inch bbs lm's?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by barnzy, Jan 11, 2011.

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    What you all think? I have abit of cash but cant decide on the size. Any other ideas would be greatful, got about 600-700 to spend not including tyres.
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    19" all day in LM reps :)
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    Yes i do like your thinking but a customer said they would look pants that big.... What othe good euro style rims are there and what offset. Et38?
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    19 for looks or 18 for performance.
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    Your customer is clearly blind and doesnt have a clue what he or she talking about lol.
    VMR - 19" VMR710 ALLOY WHEELS VW GOLF MK5 6 AUDI TT A3 A4 BBS on eBay (end time 22-Jan-11 14:18:41 GMT)

    BBS CH - 19" SILVER BBS CH DESIGN ALLOY WHEELS FIT AUDI 5x112 on eBay (end time 13-Jan-11 11:21:14 GMT)

    18" BBS CH STYE ALLOY WHEELS VW Mk5 GOLF AUDI TT 5-112 on eBay (end time 12-Jan-11 09:32:37 GMT)

    BBS CK just have to check they have our et and offset 18" HB BBS CH STYLE ALLOYS 1/3 SERIES BMW E36 E46 Z3 Z4 on eBay (end time 18-Jan-11 10:04:49 GMT)

    BBS Speedlines reps or hold out for a set of genuine ones
    just check ebay, pistonheads or wheelwhores or just ask Nate username N8 to find you a set of alloys:huh::laugh:
    He is the man when it comes to alloys, tyre, et and offset etc

    p.s im sh*t with et and offset i normally ask the other guys lol
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    19" only
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    couldnt agree more, really depends on how you want to take your car... and also what are the road like where you live
    18's for performance & comfort as you can run a bigger sidewall, so more 'give'
    19's for looks, but you loose on comfort, a bit
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    someone read the Rimz thread! haha i asked the same question yesterday and posted up some pictures
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    19's in lm without a shadow of a doubt.if u want 18's i'd get something different.
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    wow thanks BENSKIN07! i do like the VMR'S :p I did have a look in the rims thread but its just too messy! Really it wants its own sub-forum so you can see separate threads and opinions instead of it all crammed together with no descriptions :/ (not slating the tread just an opinion :S )
    Thanks for your help everyone... i am going to be looking at some VMR's and LM's i can have more than one set of shoes for my car cant i?....? the girlfriend gets mass amounts of shoes :p lol
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    if money is no object yeah you can , im going for 18" lm reps or ch's i cant afford 19's yet but when i do im going to buy some 19" genuine bbs ck's they are awseome looking wheels but expensive lol
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    Luke is selling 19" S8 reps - £250 job done.
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    Why do peeps on here keep putting reps on their 10k plus cars!!
    It's like dressing Cheryl Cole in asda George undies lol

    Keep saving and buy some genuine ones ;)
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    Who knows my friend who knows.
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    not everybody is rolling in money
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    Saying that the kinda rims I want are like 1k+ then there's suspension, dpf delete and an uprated clutch as well as upgrading the sub ect!!!

    Costs loads :(
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    it all amounts up doesn't it lol at the mo ive only got around 500 ish to spend on new wheels so reps for me
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    Yeah I look at it as a percentage of the cars worth. My car is worth probably 8k max so i'm not going to spend 15% of its value on some wheels!

    However look at ED38 and some guys have 2k worth of wheels on a car worth 1.5k! Crazy world But then wife+kids+mortage = reduced spending power so you have to weigh things up! New bathroom or new wheels? errrr Mrs has got her way this time!
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    lol! hmmm i should think she will say a new bathroom :p well there is one upside.... you have a fresh new bathroom to wash your grubby mits after working on your car :p
    Thanks N8 but im got a big fan of the s8 wheels, i like big face wheels.... i was looking at the merc amg wheels but they are in excess of £1300!
    I can stretch on the wheels im not too fussed i just wanted to allow myself a budget and get it looking 'less standard' for the summer

    I have been spending abit more on audio thou! But i am a little stuck :S ill make a search and if that fails then ill make a new thread for that question :)

    Ok so im not fussed about tyres any way guys i get them cheap enough :p
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    Fair enough, what Merc wheels?
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    lol they always do in the end mate one way or another haha
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    I've just got an S3 which comes with 18s which were fine - however - just fitted some 19s and they sit lush in the arches. PM if you like I've got a set of each I'd probably sell. Mine werent LMS for the record - sorry!
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    19's all the way.

    Ive had both, and wasnt happy with the 18's, they just dont fill the arches well enough.

    Reps are awful things. :(
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    What's wrong with the reps?

    Also... Pics please!?!
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    can you even get LM's in the correct fitment?
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    dont think you can get genuine lm's but you can get reps tho in the correct fitment
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    yea i know about the reps, would love some genuine ones tho as a friend had them on him beemer, and they were stunning!!!
    but as long as you can find a very good quality rep then i dont have a problem with that...and id personally prefer not to spend 10-12% of the value of my car on a set of wheels lol
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    lol i know what you mean mate i saw some on a skyline gtr r33 i nearly had a little accident , i was on the bbs website having a look at them in detail and they use titanium bolts and forged spokes so will be stupidly expensive i think i would think for 19" without tyres well over £1800 maybe more
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    the real ones are seriously built wheels, but you pay for that
    thats just my point, thats a silly amount of money for wheels, the performance work i could do to my car for that (allow at least £6-800 for rubber) would be staggering, so just cant justify it, that and i would die if i curbed them!
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    agree with jungle man, if i was to ***** out £1600, plus tyres and every so slighty nick the kurb... firstly id have a few choice words to say...go out and probs take it out on a poor defenseless pebble lol! Not to say my car is for everyday use and if some little bugger gets jealous god knows what will happen...

    The E-class ones with the big face ill find a pic and post it up in a bit. Was going to get them fully refurbed (if kurbed and chunks missing) or get it chrome dipped :p I love shiney wheels that i can polish all day if i could.. i am a clean freak!

    Guys if you have any other euro rims please just post them up i want more ideas..... im feeling that LM's are too popular? I might get the Teddy Bear Rims? :p
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    think id just cry haha
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    lol, yeah crying is a good option... So im not feeling the LM's anymore unless they are genuine :( anyone else got any other wheel ideas?
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    they look really nice! Im liking them alot, but im feeling abit more of a 'face' big with not much caliper view
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    hummm not keen on the curve of the face, prefer the flat face of the normal LM's
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    true, if your going with the open spoke look, you need something meaty behind them
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    moag she's no d-turbo

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    or 19" rs4 wheels?
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