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Old 17th June 2017, 08:35 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I've been looking about for some wheels to use my car on the track and they seem to be holding their values quite well compared to new replicas and differently styled wheels.
I can't decide wether it's worth holding out for some oem 18s or bite the bullet and buy some aftermarket wheels. OEM being good quality but possibly 15 years old etc
What wheels are you guys using for track days out of interest?
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Old 17th June 2017, 09:19 PM   #2
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Hi

Look at getting high quality aftermarket wheels. The unbranded 'replicas' or the 'counterfeit' type wheels are low quality in every respect and not suitable for track use.

By far an excellent solution would be Apex wheels

https://www.apexraceparts.com/wheels.html

They're a USA company but I do believe there's UK based companies that stock popular fitments and/or can order them in for you.

These wheels are high quality, properly designed and tested, made using high quality procedures and are also lighter weight - i.e perfect for track use and/or public road use alike.

Cheers, Dennis!
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Old 17th June 2017, 09:28 PM   #3
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Team Dynamics, light and cheap.

My mate got some to his door for 450-500 quid

Not the most inspiring of designs though.
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Good for thought- would want a cheap wheel bending/deforming etc under track pressures!
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Good for thought- would want a cheap wheel bending/deforming etc under track pressures!
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In that case, buy some cheap counterfeit wheels !!
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Nowt wrong with OEM 18s, they keep popping up on ebay from time to time...
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Old 18th June 2017, 05:39 PM   #7
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In that case, buy some cheap counterfeit wheels !!
Typo--wouldn't want them deforming etc haha!
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Old 19th June 2017, 05:54 AM   #8
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I would go for a used BMW set, can't beat quality of OEM. If any help these are the spec of the original BMW E46 M3 wheels:

Front: 8x18 ET 47 11.23kg
Rear 9x18 ET 26 12.23kg
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OE wheels are good and strong too but a little heavier than quality aftermarket wheels.
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