Buying replacement - after market wheels

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Buying replacement - after market wheels

Post by Tbone » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:50 am

Seeing as so many people suffer from cracked wheels on their BM's (and apologies if this has been posted before)

Where is the best place to buy replacement after market rims?
Looking for advice and links to shops with good customer service, good value for money and as little BS as possible.

Is it best to buy online, at a specialist store or at a tyre fitters shop? what are your experiences?
How many splash the full wedge compared to interest free credit agreements?

Also what wheel manufacturers do you recommend? for build quality and bang for buck?

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Post by Smartbear » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:17 am

Tbone wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:50 am
Seeing as so many people suffer from cracked wheels on their BM's (and apologies if this has been posted before)

Where is the best place to buy replacement after market rims?
Looking for advice and links to shops with good customer service, good value for money and as little BS as possible.

Is it best to buy online, at a specialist store or at a tyre fitters shop? what are your experiences?
How many splash the full wedge compared to interest free credit agreements?

Also what wheel manufacturers do you recommend? for build quality and bang for buck?
Hi, a good place to look is the “Mr Wilks” shop-you should be able to find his details on here. :thumbsup:
He usually has something for everyone :P
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Post by Tcochrane92 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 am

:rofl:
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Post by sunnydays » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 am

I used the wheel traders. Absolutely exceptional service, no bs and gave me exactly what I wanted. Very clued up on alloys and will walk you through anything your not sure of.

http://www.wheeltraders.co.uk/Mobile/index.html
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Post by ph001 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:10 pm

I've always liked Ispiri wheels, great looks and quality.... http://www.ispiriwheels.com/ispiri-wheels.html
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Post by Buckz » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:15 pm

rimstyle.com is a good choice :) they will offer you the wheels that will fit your car + tyre packages

I've bought a few sets from them.
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Post by Tbone » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:45 am

dumb question time...

What is the difference or benefit to having 'forged' wheels? as opposed to regular alloys? do they come with any particular benefit or hazard? other than cost that is.

Seen some of the Vossen rims out there, the price is insane but they are absolutely beautiful, almost works of art. (no sadly cant afford them)

Also, I am considering these: http://www.bmautosport.co.uk/showroom/p ... ars-p-5103

But probably not from this dealer...

19" x 8.5" et35 front and 19" x 9.5" et33 or et42 rear with a pcd of 5x120.

What does 5x120 PCD mean?

Im guessing et35 etc... means the offset?

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Post by Smartbear » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:58 am

Hi, I understand forged wheels to be lighter & stronger than normal cast wheels because of the different construction process.
5x120 means 5 stud holes and a 120mm diameter central whole (I think)
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Post by Tbone » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:41 pm

ah right! handy to know as I want to get some BMW centre caps for the replacements.

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Post by Smartbear » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:36 pm

Tbone wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:41 pm
ah right! handy to know as I want to get some BMW centre caps for the replacements.
It’s not the centre cap hole, it’s the hole that fits over the hub :?
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Post by Buckz » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:56 pm

not quite right..

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will help understand it better :)
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Post by stuartinzg » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:14 pm

I went with bbs genuine ch-r. Couldn't be happier.
But they seem to have gone up since I bought them, £1600+ a set with no tyres now.
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Post by SteveSmith » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:37 pm

Smartbear wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Tbone wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:41 pm
ah right! handy to know as I want to get some BMW centre caps for the replacements.
It’s not the centre cap hole, it’s the hole that fits over the hub :?
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It’s the diameter of the bolt holes :thumbsup:
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Post by JimsZ » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:34 pm

Rim style for me too, I cant fault them.

Rimstyle also had no problem supplying single wheels, I have aready been back for one more since buying my set of four, now having bought an individual spare wheel for the inevitable day that I need to refurb. So now have a Brand New wheel boxed and ready to go as an exchange.

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Post by Smartbear » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:51 pm

SteveSmith wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:37 pm
Smartbear wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Tbone wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:41 pm
ah right! handy to know as I want to get some BMW centre caps for the replacements.
It’s not the centre cap hole, it’s the hole that fits over the hub :?
Rob
It’s the diameter of the bolt holes :thumbsup:
It can’t be that, 120mm? The bolt holes are much smaller than that measurement :?
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