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BBS LMs reps (pic request)

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    Has any body got LMs replicas fitted & where from? Price ££££
    Looked in the rim's thread but got lost in all the pages.....lol
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    i have, brand new polished lip dark silver centres. with brand new nangkangs all round in 18x8 and came with bbs centre caps for 720 delivered from alloy wheels.com! (coulda had cheaper or more expensive tyres changing the price from 600 to over a grand) i think they look good, of course im expecting snotty nosed anal wheel geeks to screw their nose up and mutter 'huh they aint real to their friends' but they are probably virgins anyway lol... i aint got no decent pics atm i'll get some up tomoz for ya mate?
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    That would be awesome thanks!

    There all single virgins, that's how they can afford the real BBS!.....lol
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    What make and style are they plz?
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    dare bbm's heres some pics. DSC_0802.jpg DSC_0806.jpg i need to be lowered yet and the flash hasnt helped exagerate this in the pics lol...
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    I like! I'm spending the money in my head already!
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    Hi mate
    Wheel choice is very personal thing and i think the reps look nice.
    But they weigh a lot.
    if your modding your car to go quicker, try reading a little about wheel weight and the effects it has.
    Lighter wheels can be had very cheap if you know what your looking for, and a decent refurb for a 200 quid.
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    What would you suggest
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    Hi Mate
    heres a link i looked at while searing for my wheels.
    Between 7 and 8 kg is good. stock wheels weigh around 12kg and reps even more.
    17" Wheel weights - Mechanical Database
    I ended up with superleggeras 17 inch for 150 and refurbed at 150.
    18s give a crashy ride in my imho.
    But like i said wheels are a very personal choice.
    Good luck
    But like i said wheels are a very personal choice
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    These are the lm reps on mine not the best pic of them but should give you an idea what there like , mine have nankangs on them aswell.
    Ps , there not my cup of tea but they were already on the car , in the future I would like to get rid of them.
    Regards stuart
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    I'm 8p but same wheels
    From eBay for £450 ImageUploadedByTapatalk1367968071.055425.jpg
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    I think they look great buddy!
    I will have to go for silver as my car is dark Ming blue and I don't think dark wheels look right on mine
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    It's a bummer they look awesome on grey but pants on my mingbblue!
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    Someone should post a copy of wellys m3 after his lm reps failed miserably and wrote his car off.
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    I always thought it was a bit of a myth about what could happen with replica wheels such as BBS copies. However as it happened to Welly and he posted pictures etc the reality hit home!

    I suppose it's not too bad if you buy them new and come with some sort of warranty though.
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    this one

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    Thats the one.....not a pretty picture and imagine if you were going 70 and it happend.
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    What you guys don't know is Welly hit a monster pot hole and felt a wobble so decided to put his foot down to see if it would fix it.

    He fixed it alright...

    Heroic work.
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    I suppose we could/would all do something similar in the same situation - I mean it's not as if he was tracking it whilst it happened.

    e.g Hit a pot hole...wonder wtf :huh: give it a little squirt to see how badly that affected the tracking :racer: - and then OOOpppsssie! :notme:
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    If my M3 had a shake from hitting a pot hole my immediate reaction would be to slow the **** down as quickly as possible.

    I love Alex, more than I love most people. But a large amount of damage could have been potentially avoided with a bit of quick, sensible thinking.

    Lets say my A3 developed a shake, I put my foot down to see if it improves with speed and my wheels fell off and I ploughed into a car. I'm at fault for making the wrong decision at the wrong time and everyone thinks I am a ****. Alex is just lucky nobody else was involved.

    And as such I think to say "**** reps wrote off his M3" is maybe not quite so accurate. His reaction to an unfortunate issue cause 97% of the damage seen below.

    In my opinion, from what I have been told. Of cause...
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    If it was an oem wheel or genuine lm i'm sure the outcome would have been alot better though, as in just needing the tracking redone and not writing the car off.

    Not saying i would pay the money of geniune lms though either.
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    Got to love the 'replica' debate. How often do you see a replica alloy fail in the way it has on Welly's car? Or is the once enough to tell you they are no good? Seriously, there must be hundreds, possible thousands of cars worldwide driving around with BBS LM reps, they all must me crapping themselves after seeing one example of a failure!

    I'd not hesitate to buy a set, but LM's are just not my thing, I must have had 10 different sets of replica rims in my 18 years of driving, and not one has failed, I must have buckled a few with the low profile tyres, but again, it's not a sign of a weak alloy, the pothole I hit was huge, doubt an OEM rim would remain straight with the same impact!

    The ONLY difference in most cases is the price you pay! Ok, a genuine set of BBS or OZ rims will probably weigh a little less, and have a better paint finish, but @£2k for a new set with quality tyres, it's obvious why some of us choose to buy replicas!
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    Must of been a crater rather than a pothole to destroy a wheel on both sides of the car though lol.

    I have had rotas on my hondas but when i bent one on a pothole i then bought some volk te37s which were alot stronger as were forged instead of cast.

    Either way i ain't buying any lm's as i prefer my rc's :)
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    Thanks for the advice & info people, i now have a choice, shattered dreams (or wheels) or a broken bank account to get originals!

    Bummer
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    I've had reps for three years...
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    I would have thought its not ONLY just the paint and price that's different but as you say the weight - which would be down to the materials they use would it not? Plus the fact they would have actually tested the alloy wheel for thousands of miles in all sorts of conditions and different vehciles.....I mean could you say that about the eBay sellers or other makes of replica wheels? Then there's the whole warrantee and guarantee if anything was to go wrong!

    Anything that's not genuine and is a copy is more than likely going to be worse quality when compared to the real thing and not last as long or perform as well. Otherwise no one would bother buying the genuine stuff in the first place! Just look at anything that's fake!

    As I said above- reps have been a massive myth for me for many years and welly was the first and only person I'd heard of to end up like that! It's not like its a quick and easy fix either if it was to go wrong and fail....
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    So I'm going to look for dished wheels like BBS LMs but from another reputable manufacturer, if I get them from rimstyle, wheelbase or such like I should be ok
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    Hummm. was the damage to the wheels not caused by crashing up a curb? :racer:
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    Same here but BBS CH reps. Don't be a d*&K and don't drive over every pot hole and you'll be fine! Worst thing to happen to mine is a bit of kerb rash and I still kick myself for doing it.
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    I've had Porsche reps for 12 years, and BBS RC's for track work. :cool:
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    How is everyone keeping there lips chrome any tips???
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    lips sorry lol
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    good question, the lips on mine are all white wormed where the lacquer as become stone chipped and water has ingressed underneath the lacquer making them look gash
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    fine water sandpaper and lots of hours! ill see if i can find a link quick
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