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New wheels - can anyone help?
« on: August 02, 2016, 06:04:28 PM »
Hi all,

I'm thinking about ordering some new wheels for my black 3 door MK5 GTI, my friend has pointed me in the direction of CMWheels based in NI.  Never heard about him but apparently sells high quality replica wheels. 

In particular I want to get these on my car but have no idea if they will fit:

http://www.cmwheels.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=293

I currently have these tyres on all 4 of my current horseshoe alloys:

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 92Y XL 225/40YR18

Is anyone able to advise if they will fit/opinions?  They are basically BBS CH reps.  Was also considering getting the matt grey ones as I currently have matt grey horseshoes, what do you think?

http://www.cmwheels.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_97_360&product_id=292


Thanks in advance your opinions would be appreciated,

Matt.

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Re: New wheels - can anyone help?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 06:25:02 PM »
They will be fine if you get them 'square', so same width and offset all round - 8J et42.

I've got BBS VZ which are 18x8 et44 all round and they're an easy fit on H&R springs (about 30mm down) with 225 40 tyres. I could probably space them a good 5-8mm if I wanted to. The width and offset of these reps at 8 wide, et42, would poke 2 mill more... So yeah, no issue with fitment.

Can the company tell you how much they weigh though? Some reps are ok, some are too heavy!


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Re: New wheels - can anyone help?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 06:28:40 PM »
Oh and make sure they provide spigot rings that take the inner bore to 57.1mm.

And check what bolts they take, most aftermarket stuff needs 60 degree taper seat bolts; it'd be a bad idea to use your oem radius seat bolts if that's the case here.

M14x1.5 28mm thread length 60 degree taper bolts is what you need if so.

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Re: New wheels - can anyone help?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 10:16:54 PM »
AJP

Thank you, couldn't have asked for a more detailed reply.

The weight is a very good point, will ask about that.  I'm tempted by getting All Round - 18x8 ET42 to make it square like you said which conveniently these matt grey ones have:

http://www.cmwheels.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_97_360&product_id=292


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Re: New wheels - can anyone help?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 12:22:36 PM »
Did they tell you how much the CH reps weighed? I'd be after these too but also want to reduce un-sprung weight, not increase it!

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Re: New wheels - can anyone help?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 10:18:05 PM »
I've used Cm wheels when I had my Bmw E90 literally within 3 days of payment they arrived I think his name is Chris


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Re: New wheels - can anyone help?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 10:02:41 AM »
Yeah I got a set of Bronze 19" CSL reps for my E92 from them and the service was great.