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Re: lightest wheels? (archive)

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Posted by T on November 23, 2000 at 14:00:22:

In Reply to: Re: lightest wheels? posted by Adrian on November 23, 2000 at 11:38:42:

What are the lightest wheels available aftermarket in a 17" for the E30 M3's? At the moment I'm a bit partial to the BBS Le Man wheel. Are these super light? Need to know to aid my quest for the ultimate road M3!!

BBS LM I believe are around 10+kgs per wheel for an 8 x 17 as are the majority of replacement alloys. If you want to go light and keep the feel of a light 15 or 16 you will really need to consider magnesium. BBS may be nearer 10 than 11 if they are a forged as opposed to cast alloy ? BBS will be able to tell you exact weights.

For reference a 10 x 18 (yes 18 !) Porsche Dymag weighs well under 8ks !!!!

Which manufacturers supply magnesium wheels anyway?

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