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      09-09-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
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About to make a purchase! Pick a rim and help me choose!

Hey Guys,

I have a space grey 125i and I need to get new wheels on. I'd like to keep my brand new tires so I have to stick with 18". I've had my eyes on 2 styles, and I can order them from BMW. These are the prices including shipping for just the RIMS:

313M 18" - $3,835





261M (ferric Grey) 18" - $3,287





Picture this in a coupe:

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      09-09-2014, 03:47 PM   #2
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You could get some seriously badass aftermarket wheels at those prices!
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      09-09-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
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I like my cars fairly stock looking. I really like those 261M in ferric grey!
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      09-09-2014, 04:21 PM   #4
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Of course I'm biased, but I looooove the 313s and really set the car apart. Probably half the reason I got my car was for those wheels. You can also probably get them shipped from a forum sponsor as the wheels will cost about $1600 and not sure what shipping would be.

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      09-09-2014, 04:34 PM   #5
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I would get aftermarket for those prices

Ccw's , or the like
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like everyone said i would get aftermarket wheels for those prices! For OEM wheels look on the forums. BMW likes to Mark up prices on OEM parts, totally not worth it unless that's exactly what you want and have money to blow!
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Then Again Your in Dubai. haha im sure this is pocket change for you lol. JK
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Get a set of used 261M wheels from someone here on the site and pay them extra to ship to you in Dubai. Then have them custom powdercoated whatever you want. You'll still end up probably $1500 under the price of them from BMW.

Cant imagine paying that much for stock wheels. They aren't particularly special, strong, or remotely light weight.
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My vote goes for the first ones look great!! Price seems a bit high though (oem wheel -261 is around 600 700US here with install from the stealership).
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+1. Go aftermarket for those prices.

If not, then go with the 313's.
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As much as I love my 313s... I sure wouldn't want to pay $4K for a set. You could get a nice set of BBS or other aftermarket wheels for a lot less. Let us know what you decide to do!
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      09-10-2014, 12:54 AM   #12
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Ah! Thanks for all of your guy's reply. Half of you like the 313's and half of you like the 261's! I'm still torn, but I'm leaning towards the 313's just because they look more modern and sharp.

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I like my cars fairly stock looking. I really like those 261M in ferric grey!
Yeah I want to keep the car looking stock, but aren't the 313's considered stock as well?

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Of course I'm biased, but I looooove the 313s and really set the car apart. Probably half the reason I got my car was for those wheels. You can also probably get them shipped from a forum sponsor as the wheels will cost about $1600 and not sure what shipping would be.
Shipping is usually $750-$1000 to Dubai ($250 per wheel). That sounds amazing, and I guess I'll have to find these forum sponsors? Are they listed on the main page? Thanks for the info! The reason why I was just going to go with the Stealership was because it was virtually hassle-free.

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Then Again Your in Dubai. haha im sure this is pocket change for you lol. JK
Haha, well afte rbills and random expenses, I'll have money leftover for a nice set of rims, so I was pretty much going to throw away this months salary all on one go. It's just hard to get ahold of cheap quality things in Dubai since everything is important and marked up because of it.

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Hey! Thanks, what would be the reason to go aftermarket? Better performance / lighter weight / better quality? I'd like to stay stock but I could sway my decision.

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      09-10-2014, 05:11 AM   #13
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Go for these

They look great with performance brakes and discs



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      09-10-2014, 05:41 AM   #14
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Go for these

They look great with performance brakes and discs



Aren't they the same as the 313's?
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      09-10-2014, 08:06 AM   #15
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Dunno, probably.

I just like the "BMW performance" wrinting on it :-)

Maybe they are lighter?
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      09-10-2014, 12:12 PM   #16
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I like the 261s better of the two choices. But for that price, I'd go aftermarket no doubt!! Aftermarket you can get a stronger and lighter wheel. As for quality, BMW Performance parts are really good
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      09-11-2014, 01:22 AM   #17
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So I found a full set on eBay of the 313's that will cost me $2049. He, unfortunately, will not ship internationally so I have set up a Shop-N-Ship account in NY that will route the packages to Dubai. So Shipping to the address in NY will cost $180 and then Shop-N-Ship will deliver it for $820.

So all in all it would cost me $3,049.00 to get a hold of these rims (without tires, mounting, balancing, etc). Is it worth it? (Save about $800 instead of buying it from BMW Dealership)
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You can save another $400 or so by getting them from somewhere like ecstuning or getbmwparts. I know getbmwparts doesn't ship internationally, but ecstuning might. Or, use them to pay like $1600 instead of $2049 and stick with your original ship to NY, then dubai plan.

Also, do you WANT "BMW PERFORMANCE" written on the wheels?

If not, you'll need those part #s which are 36116856666 for the front wheel and 36116856667 for the rear wheel.
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      09-11-2014, 01:39 AM   #19
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You can save another $400 or so by getting them from somewhere like ecstuning or getbmwparts. I know getbmwparts doesn't ship internationally, but ecstuning might. Or, use them to pay like $1600 instead of $2049 and stick with your original ship to NY, then dubai plan.

Also, do you WANT "BMW PERFORMANCE" written on the wheels?

If not, you'll need those part #s which are 36116856666 for the front wheel and 36116856667 for the rear wheel.
Hey, wow thanks for the info, I'm looking in to this right now. As for the BMW Performance written on the wheel, I don't know, it looks kind of tacky but according to one of the members here, they said that BMW performance wheels are supposed to be of much better quality so I wanted to go with them. Can I get your opinion on them? Right now, I'm kind of impartial towards it. I just want the best quality.

Edit: So can this be right? It seems extremely cheap.. Am I missing something? BTW - how do I find out what size center caps I should get? These are 68mm..


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      09-11-2014, 03:39 AM   #20
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If you lived more nearby, i'd sell you mine.

I was kinda looking for another set up (aren't we always lol)
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If you lived more nearby, i'd sell you mine.

I was kinda looking for another set up (aren't we always lol)
Haha, I've been through 2 sets in the past year. I'm just looking for that final set that I'll be happy with and I think these are it! So you won't ship to the middle east? I wouldn't mind taking them for you if the overall cost is under the 2K I have from ECS.
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      09-12-2014, 12:52 PM   #22
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Did some price checking. Not worth it. Price is almost the same. And mine arent even new
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