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Posted by Cris 540s6 on December 11, 1999 at 13:49:38:

In Reply to: JIMMY, I know why your wheels bent.... posted by Anton, R on December 11, 1999 at 12:04:03:

The best and strongest rims are 100%Forged Rims.
Three piece wheels have forged centers and rolled rim halves. The rim halves are not any stronger than cast wheels. On my previous E-34 I had Dinan 3-piece, Racing Dynamics 1-piece and O.E. Forged M5 wheels. The M5 wheels were undestructable. The RD's got egged on the inside. Though the Dinan's bent easy, they looked and performed the best. Had 255/40/17 all around. I beleive they are an excellent choice for the track.
Here is a list of some forged wheels I know,
0.E. E-34 17" M5, O.E. 18" M parallel spoke,
O.E. 17" M3 M Double spoke, BBS RC, BBS LM

Also having a firmer suspension and lower profile tire leaves less cushioning for the rim.

-JIMMY, Cheap wheels or not the Breyton's look Awesome on your car.

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