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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by 3.2Q, Apr 6, 2010.

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    [Apr 6, 2010]
    Im thinking of getting some BBS LM Wheels for my A3 in black with a polished lip. What are ur opinions of these wheels and has anyone got them on their car if so could you post some pics.
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    Are you going for genuine BBS or the ebay reps?
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    If your going for Genuine rims then awesome, but you won't see much change from £3K!
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    have a look in the rimz thread. There are some lm's in there
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    I had 19" LM reps on mine (regular silver). They looked cool, but definitely go for 19's, as 18" LM's look über-small.
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    i'd have to go for some reps, would love some original BBS but cant afford to shell out that sort of money! Do u guys reckon i go for the black with polished lip or just plain silver??
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    What colour's the car?
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    [Apr 6, 2010]
    Silver
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    Then black wheels without a shadow of a doubt!
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    [Apr 6, 2010]
    Cool. Thats what i thought :icon_thumright:
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    [Apr 7, 2010]
    After a set myself?? HOw much did pay. And Where??
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    [Apr 7, 2010]
    LM reps are not very good,they look good for a while,then the chrome around the fake bolts start to lift
    and water starts to get under the laquer.
    I had them on my girlfriends 4motion so do know from experience
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    I think anthracite wheels look good on a silver car, and no don't get LMs reps, get back to the drawing board :readit:
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    BBS LM Reps are the worst reps you can buy, every set i see look f**ed within months.. you can always tell they r copies when u look close too.. as evocos said they start peelin instantly cause of the design!
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    I dunno, mine looked fine, but were about 3 months old when I sold them.
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    I'm glad your summer rims are proper rims :moa:
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    Have to agree my best mate had a set of 19" took about 2 months for them to start lifting around the edge.
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    [Apr 7, 2010]
    Conclusion of this thread then, LM Reps =

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    Haha fair enough. Time to start looking again. But I still can't decide on what finish to get, silver,black or anthracite :think:
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    The only thing with lms is it seems every tom **** and harry with a vag has them.

    As for the rep alloys,heard alot of bad storys about the buckling and even cracking as the alloy is soft so if you looking to get a set id defo look for genuine alloys
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    I love LM's, think they suit the A3 perfectly but yeh shame about the quality of the reps.
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    Ha Ha thats funny :laugh:
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    i saw a set the other day and they were ruined the chrome was all but gone and they were badly corroded , steer clear of them , i was going to ge some for mine but decided agaisnt them after seeing some old ones they were ****ed too
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    Cheers for ur advice guys! I guess it's time to go back to the drawing board as reps seem to be a big no no! Now to try and decide on what wheels would suit my car. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ;) here is a pic of my car to help :)[​IMG][​IMG]
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    ive got reps on mine so its not all reps are bad ive not had a problem with mine still strait and true ive had em for 4 years too (mind you they have changed colour twice) so i wouldnt rule out reps just not lm reps as they have the chrome on them
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    Ok cool. What reps are on urs?
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    [Jul 24, 2011]
    they are s-line 5 spoke reps
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    Replica Alloy Wheels + Budget tyres + rain = Sounds like an evening full of fun :laugh:
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    i dont see the point of buying top brand tyres as my car is a daily so couldnt justify spending money all the time on expensive tyres (im a tight arse i know )
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    You don't need quality tyres. I always run Falkens :wub:
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    fair enough mate my mate loves them too , i used to run toyo proxes on my old rs but as i drive my A3 all the time tyres get a tad expensive the ones on there now do me just fine , when i get my 19's i will get some nice boots but budgets for me for now me thinks lol
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    I never go budget from previous experiences of awful road grip - plus I always run stretch, so Falken is perfect level :wub:
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    fair enough dude , the ones on there now are the only ones which are ok but mind you i dont really go flat out anymore ive got old you see so just cruise around now hahaha
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    What like these?

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    I always have sets of sale, either 8.5s all round or 8.5s & 9s
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    mmmmmmm speedlines one day n8 i shall have a set i know i always say it but one day :wub: :wub:
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    I absolutely have fallen in love! Lol they are AMAZING!! dude I would kill to have them on my motor but they will be way out of my price range :( :(
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    They are cheap OEM wheels only £700 each from the dealers :laugh:
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    Ouch! Lol how much do u sell them for N8? And do u do finance or can I pay in installments?? Lol!!!!
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