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      06-21-2019, 08:33 PM   #1
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Bit of a story here,

A few months ago I picked up a '14 M6 GC from Mancuso Motorsports in Chicago. The images were outstanding but the car arrived with curbed wheels, which Jake said must have a product of the car being loaned out or on a test drive.

Jake said he would make it right but after several weeks of back and forth he eventually ghosted me and would not reply to texts or email.

So fuck Jake and fuck Mancuso Motorsports, buyer beware.

Either way, I needed wheels so I decided to pick up a set of Vorsteiner VFF-103's, so I placed an order from Vivid.

To their credit, they called me the next day and told me that the wheels were pending discontinuation and they couldn't fulfill the order. So I started looking at other options but couldn't find anything that didn't require spacers.

Then I started searching the forums here and found on the M5 classifieds that Auto Talent had listed a set of VFS-001's for sale new in the box for nearly $1000 less than what I was going to pay for the 103's.

The backspacing was perfect so I was all over it. Sent Golan a message and ten minutes or so later we had a deal. They shipped the wheels out apparently the same day.

I received three wheels the next week, one was probably not shipped. Here's the thing, Auto Talent is a broker of sorts. They submit the order and the manufacturer fills it.

I contacted Golan and he was all over it. I work in parts and understand that the supply chain sometimes breaks down but I have never had a vendor work so diligently to correct a problem. It was impressive and just a few days later my wheel showed up. So yeah, Auto Talent will get all of my business from now on.

From a terrible start it all kind of worked out. I got screwed on my original purchase but at least I found a great vendor and ended up with a set of forged wheels.

Now I should tell you that I didn't believe that 10-13lbs or so on each corner wouldn't make that much difference on a 4500lb car but I was wrong. Turn in is noticeably lighter and everything feels much more direct. I also kind of like the contrast with the blue.



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      06-21-2019, 09:12 PM   #2
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Gorgeous wheels in a gorgeous (colour) car! Sorry to hear about the challenges to get to this point, but looks great - something I could consider for my SMB F06 �� These are 21”?
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      06-22-2019, 05:49 AM   #3
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Unreal! Perfect look, I love the contrast - just my opinion but feel like the black wheel look has gotten a little overplayed... nice choice and congrats!
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      06-22-2019, 08:48 AM   #4
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Black wheels on light colors and light wheels on dark colors. Good choice and looks great!
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      06-22-2019, 06:31 PM   #5
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Thanks guys,

They are 21x9.5 front and 21x11 rear. I was originally going for a gunmetal tint but the silver doesn't look bad, I think I actually prefer it. Another fortunate thing is that I don't think I'm going to have to lower the car, the stance is just about right, and I can make it up my driveway without scraping.
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      06-22-2019, 06:47 PM   #6
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Doesnít look like it needs to be lowered to me either. I see black exhaust tips. Comp package?
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      06-22-2019, 06:53 PM   #7
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Doesnít look like it needs to be lowered to me either. I see black exhaust tips. Comp package?
It is a competition package but the tips are from Burger Motorsports. I think the CP cars sit just a bit lower if I'm not mistaken.
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      06-24-2019, 09:10 AM   #8
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... they called me the next day and told me that the wheels were pending discontinuation .....
And thats also the reason why I decided to get on Vossen HF3 in gunmetal grey.

But nice wheels the VFS-001, had also a look on them
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      06-25-2019, 06:21 AM   #9
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Man........ that looks so good. Well done
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      06-26-2019, 04:52 PM   #10
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Those are the perfect wheels for your car. Like everyone said. Love the contrast. I dont think you need to drop the car either. Sits just right. I've seen some other people drop there cars and it makes the M6 look kinda like a ricer car in my opinion.
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      06-28-2019, 05:44 PM   #11
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Those are the perfect wheels for your car. Like everyone said. Love the contrast. I dont think you need to drop the car either. Sits just right. I've seen some other people drop there cars and it makes the M6 look kinda like a ricer car in my opinion.
What he said. Looks great.
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      06-30-2019, 10:02 PM   #12
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I remember you getting that car as I was interested in that car as well! Didn't get it because I wanted a light interior. Unfortunate that Mancuso didn't follow up. But it is relatively cheap to get the wheels refinished vs. buying new wheels. Sounds like you wanted the new look anyway so glad it all worked out in the end!
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      07-02-2019, 01:44 PM   #13
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Heyyyy!!!! Looks great! Glad it all worked out my friend.
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      07-03-2019, 07:39 PM   #14
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Thanks guys,

I absolutely love these wheels but as expected, they show dust like crazy and I'm a stickler for a clean car.

Put around 150 miles on it Sunday and after pulling it into the garage I rolled around and cleaned the wheels, one microfiber per wheel because the towel was completely black each time. This was after sealing the wheels and adding a layer of pledge in an attempt to keep the dust from sticking.

I ordered a set of Powerstop ceramic pads and they arrived today, I'm hoping these will help reduce the dust storm without screaming like a banshee.
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      07-05-2019, 10:10 PM   #15
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Which wheels did the come car with and would you be interested in selling them? Iím looking for 601m, but would settle for 343m.
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