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      07-10-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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I am very interested in some VMR 701's for my '08 128i. I called and talked to VMR and they said they do not make them in the Matte Black as of current production, but I could pay extra for a powder coat MB. My question was, does anybody have some pics to share of their own VMR 701's either MB or regular? Major kudos if you have a 128i pic!

I would recommend you call them yourselves if you ever want rims, they are very nice and helpful and ansered all of my questions. Also, their specs and fitment seem spot on to be the most aggresive I can get.

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The guys at VMR are incredibly helpful. Their stock just isn't all that great. Probably because they are in such high demand. I am running into the v701 shortage issue because I recently just hit a pot hole and likely destroyed my wheel.

Speaking of, these were taken just before the incident. MB v701's in 19's. Not a 128i, but I think you can look over that, lol. Stock M-Sport suspension (which I think is the same as the Sport suspension).

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- F: 19x8.5 ET45
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Photo May 03, 6 37 04 PM by amnPhotography, on Flickr



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20130625_193210_Snapseed-edit1 by amnPhotography, on Flickr
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      07-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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Thanks! Those tires are 45 exposed? Wow! Also, did you have to pay for the extra powder coating to get yours MB or did they have them cast MB in stock at the time?

Thanks again! It looks fantastic!
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The guys at VMR are incredibly helpful. Their stock just isn't all that great. Probably because they are in such high demand. I am running into the v701 shortage issue because I recently just hit a pot hole and likely destroyed my wheel.

Speaking of, these were taken just before the incident. MB v701's in 19's. Not a 128i, but I think you can look over that, lol. Stock M-Sport suspension (which I think is the same as the Sport suspension).

Wheel Specs:
- VMR v701's
- F: 19x8.5 ET45
- R: 19x9.5 ET45



Photo May 03, 6 37 04 PM by amnPhotography, on Flickr



Photo May 26, 3 43 47 PM by amnPhotography, on Flickr



20130625_193210_Snapseed-edit1 by amnPhotography, on Flickr
What tires are you running? Do you mind sharing both front and rear specs? Nice looking car sir!
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      07-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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just jumping back on the forums, here is a link to my album on the site

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Of course! I LOVE this picture!
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@ Venom. What color are your rims? Did you powder coat? Looks nice! @ cactus, sorry to thread jack
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Thanks! Those tires are 45 exposed? Wow! Also, did you have to pay for the extra powder coating to get yours MB or did they have them cast MB in stock at the time?

Thanks again! It looks fantastic!
They came MB from VMR. I think with the ET45 offsets, the tires are perfectly flush with the outer edge of the wheel wells. Being that I don't plan on lowering my car, I don't really have to worry about rubbing. VMR recommends ET50's though, they're tucked a bit more.


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What tires are you running? Do you mind sharing both front and rear specs? Nice looking car sir!
Thanks! Hankook V12's, 225/35/19, 245/35/19.
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Thanks! Those tires are 45 exposed? Wow! Also, did you have to pay for the extra powder coating to get yours MB or did they have them cast MB in stock at the time?

Thanks again! It looks fantastic!
They came MB from VMR. I think with the ET45 offsets, the tires are perfectly flush with the outer edge of the wheel wells. Being that I don't plan on lowering my car, I don't really have to worry about rubbing. VMR recommends ET50's though, they're tucked a bit more.


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What tires are you running? Do you mind sharing both front and rear specs? Nice looking car sir!
Thanks! Hankook V12's, 225/35/19, 245/35/19.
Do you have any problem running same tire profile both front and rear? I heard it makes your rear end looks higher and might cause brake failure.

Looks good though, I'm still looking for rear setup for 9x19 et44
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Delta Goose are u lowered?
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Delta Goose are u lowered?
Nope. Stock height.
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No suspension mods at all is hard to believe! It fits so perfectly, and sits beautifully! I appreciate the pic and specs! I ordered the same spec 701s in gloss black 2 days ago. I am going to be killing myself in the next few weeks playing the waiting game.

Lets keep the pics posting!
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No suspension mods at all is hard to believe! It fits so perfectly, and sits beautifully! I appreciate the pic and specs! I ordered the same spec 701s in gloss black 2 days ago. I am going to be killing myself in the next few weeks playing the waiting game.

Lets keep the pics posting!
Thanks! I wish I had better pics, but I'm no photographer, and all I've got is my phone.
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No man, these pics were perfect!

To all who posted, thank you as well for the pics! We've got some superb looking 1ers out there, we should all be proud!

Lets keep 'me coming!
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Hyper Silver 710's, had them powder coated gloss black after a year or so.
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