Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tailor Made BMW F10 M5 Fitments Available

As always, we make an effort to go above and beyond. Customer service above your expectations and technical know-how beyond our competitors. While others rely on 3rd party information for fitment details, we understand that as an enthusiast, you want a wheel setup and fitment that is perfect fitting down to the millimeter.
BMW F10 M5 OE Performance Brake Caliper

BMW F10 M5 waiting for a fitment evaluation
Today we are doing measurements on a brand new BMW F10 M5 to make sure that the factory big brake calipers are accounted for, as well as the available space inside the wheel wells. Some of you may notice that we make suggested fitments and suggested wheel and tire packages based on your car, make and model on our website.

Factory Fender Clearance
Every make and model has a specific fitment and range depending on the drivers preference, and we tailor each fitment based on actual research, experience and compatibility with the over load rating, brake clearance, fender clearance and intended purpose. Simple put, all our fitments are tailor made specific to you, not just pulled of some generic site.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

BimmerFest 2013 With Avant Garde Wheels

This past weekend, we were invited to BimmerFest 2013 in Pasadena to attend the 14th Annual BMW festival where we got a chance to hang out with some of the crew of Avant Garde Wheels. There were over 2000 BMW's registered for this event, not to mention at least another few hundred in the side lots and others that simply didn't register online. Point being, it's the biggest BMW event for enthusiasts and fans alike.

There were a plethora of BMW M3's, M5's X5M's, X6M's and literally anything BMW has ever made was there. There were a ton of other wheel vendors there displaying their wheels and we got to catch up with a few of the manufacturers. Amongst those were Vossen Wheels, Stance Wheels, Vertini Wheels, Forgestar Wheels, Volk Wheels and of course Avant Garde Wheels! They all had a great selection of new wheels for the up and coming BMW's that are being released this year. Stance already has a few sets out on the F30 BMW, which is the new 3-series chassis.

Avant Garde Wheels was also displaying their line up of their new Forged Wheels as well as their new designs for the Cast Wheels. Amongst a few interesting colors, their Red Velvet F340 which is the Mesh Monoblock Forged Wheel as well as their Tiffany Blue F230 which is their Reverse Lip 5-Spoke Wheel.

Avant Garde also brought out a BMW X6M in a Matte Black Vinyl Wrap, on 22" M310's also in Matte Black. Sitting next to the Matte Black X6M was a Matte Orange E90 M3 on M550's in Hyper Silver, wrapped by Unique Auto Films. There was also a F10 550i wrapped in Matte white on 21" M510's and a BMW 335i Convertible rockin' some M510's with the Deep Concave!

Lastly, we were also blessed to hang out with Erica Nagashima from Hankook and Jessica Draven!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

The OEM+ 2012 Accord Coupe

Every now and then we get very selective clients. Clients that are very particular with their needs and wants. I'm talking about clients that are concerned about the weight of the tire, the load rating of the wheel, and also how squared the tire looks in contrast to the profile of the wheel.

Most of our clientele that are particular with such minute details like the tire sidewall stretch, or amount of concavity is usually more-so geared towards the show and "flush" automotive scene. While our staff here at GetYourWheels is well-versed with the fitment scene, we know that there are enthusiasts who want a realistic wheel setup, yet are still particular about those intricate details.

We're just getting ready to ship out a set of TSW Interlagos in 19x8.5 +43 mounted with 245/40/19 Continental DW's. This Accord client wanted a wheel and tire setup that he would be able to rotate freely without having to dismount the tires and re-balance them again. He also wanted to make sure the TSW wheels would be wide enough to accommodate the 245-series Continental DW's without stretching them and giving it a ever so slightly meaty look.

Of course, the Continentals and Road Force Balanced and Nitrogen Air Filled. TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors) were also installed so the client wouldn't have any downtime from the moment he receives his wheels. I'm confident that he'll be satisfied with the overall package taking weight, look, and also budget into consideration!

TSW Interlagos 19x8.5 +43
Continental DW 245/40/19
45.4lbs Mounted and Balanced

We'll update the blog once we get some pictures of these mounted!
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

370Z Goes Blue

It's always a treat seeing customer cars after they get their wheels mounted up and cleaned up. That's exactly what Tefft did from Kentucky after receiving his Forgestar F14's in custom Magnesium Blue. The Forgestar F14's in 19x9.5 and 19x11 in the rear compliment his Black 370Z exceptionally well! The beauty with Forgestars is that you can run a custom offset, allowing you to dial in the exact flush fitment without the need to complicate things with spacers.

Forgestar F14 Magnesium Blue 19x9.5/19x11

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Monday, May 13, 2013

The Last Of Avant Garde M560's

About a year ago, we've got news that Work will be releasing the last of their Work Varianza T1S in collaboration with Avant Garde Wheels. This batch is literally the last of Varianza's and come in a special Avant Garde colorway known as Dolphin Gray. Being sold under the Avant Garde label these are known as the Avant Garde M560.

While there are only a handful of sets left until these are completely discontinued, they may be the last and only way to get yourself a set of brand new Varianzas/M560's.

Available only in 19x9.5 and 19x11 in 5x114.3.

Nissan 370Z Avant Garde M560 19x9.5 & 19x11
Nissan 370Z Avant Garde M560 Dolphin Gray 19"
Infinity G35 on Avant Garde M560's
Avant Garde M560's Dolphin Gray 19x9.5 & 19x11
AG M560 19x9.5

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Spying On Our Neighbors Turbo

Every now and then we get something that just works. Like peanut butter and jelly. Or like today, a 997 Porsche Turbo and Avant Garde's new M510 wheels. These wheels are seriously one of our favorite wheels, for almost any car. The split 5-spoke design just works, for reasons unknown. The bold concavity and it's subtle details just make this wheel stand out, but not in a gaudy flashy way you'd expect.

Our customer wanted his set of 19x8.5 and 19x11 M510's custom powdercoated in Gunmetal to compliment the darker theme of his black Porsche Turbo. Wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sports, this combination suits this 500hp beast well!

Porsche Turbo 997 on Avant Garde M510 19x8.5 & 19x11
Avant Garde M510 Porsche Fitment
Custom Gunmetal Powdercoat & BBK Clearance
Porsche fitment required no spacers!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

VW MK5 GTI Airs Out On Some Avant Garde M220

We had Fan's Red MK5 GTI in yesterday as well as Scott Chu to snap a few pictures of his Avant Garde M220's that we just mounted. Fan went with the staggered set of M220's in 18x8 in the front and 18x9 in the rear for that aggressive stance and also to compliment the subtle body lines of the GTI.

There are a lot of stanced GTI's and Volkwagens, but Fan's GTI is definitely one of the cleaner ones without being too excessive in all aspects. It's also still fully daily driveable.

Fan's GTI on Avant Garde M220 18x8 & 18x9

Side Profile Shot of the Avant Garde M220 18x8 & 18x9

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