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      05-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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light weight 18 inch wheels

I would like some recommendations on light weight 18 inch wheels to replace my 400M's. I know most move to 19's but I like the look of the larger tire wall and want the lower weight. What do you think?
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      05-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Check out Apex wheels
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      05-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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BC Forged RS series imo are the best 18in wheels for the money

for $2250 you get custom one piece forged wheels
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Check out Apex wheels
Apex EC-7s are pretty light and inexpensive. They also look great on the F30.
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      05-16-2013, 05:57 AM   #5
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Prodrive wheels not available in US?

http://www.prodrive-japan.com/
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      05-16-2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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Another vote for Apex Wheels, I like the ARC-8's.
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      05-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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Apex EC-7's or ARC-8's!
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      05-16-2013, 03:02 PM   #8
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tsw rotary forged. very inexpensive and light! =)
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      05-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #9
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Avant Garde has a couple wheels available in 18-inch...the M310 and M359 are two examples.
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Check out Beyern Wheels too...a bunch of BMW specific options.
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      05-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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Does anyone have pics of F30's with these rims?
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      05-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #12
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My car with the APEX EC-7s:
- 18X9 ET42 w/245/40 Toyo T1 Sports on the front
- 18X9.5 ET43 w/255/40 Toyo T1 Sports on the rear


BMW-F30-EC-7-silver by ApexRaceParts, on Flickr
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      05-27-2013, 04:46 PM   #13
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Apex EC-7 in anthracite.
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      09-03-2013, 11:15 AM   #14
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I am considering BBS RG-R 18" they are like 18+lbs.
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As far as 18s go, if you like the look of the Apex wheels (and who doesn't), there really are no options that even come close in the $300 price range for light weight and quality. I did a ton of research over the past few months, and just ordered a set of ARC-8s in 18x9 et 42... They weigh a mere 18.65# each.
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      09-06-2013, 11:09 PM   #16
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As far as 18s go, if you like the look of the Apex wheels (and who doesn't), there really are no options that even come close in the $300 price range for light weight and quality. I did a ton of research over the past few months, and just ordered a set of ARC-8s in 18x9 et 42... They weigh a mere 18.65# each.
You went 18x9 on all four?? What size tires?
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Forgeline, Volk Racing, Advan, CCW, Work, Fikse, BBS. Can't go wrong with any of these brands, and their primary focus is weight.

Frankly, I have no clue what some of these off-brands you guys recommend are, nor have I heard of them...and this has been my primary hobby for the last 17 years.
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You went 18x9 on all four?? What size tires?
Yes, 18x9 square et42. Tires are 245/40-18

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Forgeline, Volk Racing, Advan, CCW, Work, Fikse, BBS. Can't go wrong with any of these brands, and their primary focus is weight.

Frankly, I have no clue what some of these off-brands you guys recommend are, nor have I heard of them...and this has been my primary hobby for the last 17 years.
Apex is an off-brand?
Some of those brands you mentioned are full-forged, and nice, but very expensive. Others I haven't heard of (e.g. Work, CCW?)
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Forgeline, Volk Racing, Advan, CCW, Work, Fikse, BBS. Can't go wrong with any of these brands, and their primary focus is weight.

Frankly, I have no clue what some of these off-brands you guys recommend are, nor have I heard of them...and this has been my primary hobby for the last 17 years.
I know all the brands you mentioned since I have owned a few of them in the past, but they average 3 to 4 times more then Apex wheels in price.

Also I am shocked you have not heard of Apex wheels being a BMW fanatic for so long since they have been very popular in the E46 and E90 crowd and are race proven.
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Check out OZ on tire rack. I will have some pics up soon with the Superturismos on my F31 as my winter setup. They make some nice, light wheels.
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OZs are pretty wheels but the affordable ones are cast and weaker per pound than flow-formed or forged options.
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      09-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #22
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Check out OZ on tire rack. I will have some pics up soon with the Superturismos on my F31 as my winter setup. They make some nice, light wheels.
Amen, all OZ wheels are TUV certified just like BMW OEM, BBS, HRE, and few others.
They are well worth of money..not expensive at all!

Here's my auto x/track wheels

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