The more I look at aftermarket wheels, the more I'm tempted to go for a standard set, albeit square. It seems to be a fearful cost to get my 3-piece Breytons refurb'd, not to mention actually finding someone who can do it and properly.
I trawl through pics of aftermarket wheels, and stuff like this is about personal taste, I'm not seeing a lot that stands out as 'got to have'.
I've looked at Works VS-XX, but I'm going to find it tough to find a UK supplier and I'm not convinced they are the ones fro me. Also considered BBS CH-R's, in black (on a Silverstone Blue) but not cheap and again, unsure if they have that X-factor.
Really gone back to thinking of going for a standard square set. Not convinced I've seen better for the extra cost.
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Please for goodness sake do not bag a M5. Pick up a 528i for that stance stuff!
haha I wouldnt, I was just making the comment that if I were into that stuff, I would want to retain the performance of my coilovers by using cups which do not impact the way your coilover suspension works. It just spaces the distance between the top of the coilover to the mount on the car with metal air cups (I would call them caps) and are height adjustable by the amount of air you feed into it. Or if you let out all the air, all it becomes is a metal spacer.
I would only do the fronts to be able to raise the front up to prevent tearing off your lip if you have one.
I am not slammed by any means, but the distance from the tire to the front of a bumper spoiler/lip is great enough where it can tear it right off if the angle is bad enough.
Using them in the rear would only really be beneficial for load equalization IMO.
But using them for the fronts would be ideal for what id want them for.
Ill be honest, i have contemplated bagging my M5, but never wanted the "slammed/stanced" look, just have the ability to raise or lower whenever necessary.
These Phantom cups seem to be the real deal.
Platinum VIP has the Phantom Cups
Umbrella has an air cup series
and now H&R has a suspension cup kit
The only concern is which coilovers they fit on. I havent had much time to look into which coils they can attach, but a few years back it was limited to a small number of manufacturers. I would assume that number has grown over the years.
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That may be true, but you would have to redrill from 5x114.3 to 5x120 and rebore the CB from 73.1mm to 74.1mm...
See below for fitment chart of ES 2.2.1. Notice the lack of BMW fitments..
lol, i reviewed the chart prior to calling navith...a rebore was included in the price that he quoted...not sure what you're trying to prove, but you can get the 2.2.1s for an e39 regardless of what the chart says above...