Forged Motorsport: BMW M3 On A Set Of HRE Performance R101LW Lightweight Wheels!
Since 1985, the BMW M3 has been the benchmark of sport sedans everywhere! From it’s sharp performance and it’s continuous use of high-output engines, it’s a car that’s bordering perfect! With that in mind, a regular client of ours whom is a Malaysian but is based in Singapore paid us a visit, looking for a set of wheels that will push his BMW F80 M3 to a whole new level and what followed was indeed breathtaking.
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Our client was looking for a set of wheels that would push his BMW M3 to the limit and beyond! Delivered with factory forged wheels, our client knew that the only way to bring out the very best out of his ride was to install a set of forged wheels that would be stronger, lighter and better looking than his current set of factory wheels and for that reason, we looked at the HRE Performance brand!
As a driving enthusiast, our client was looking for a wheel that would introduce a dramatic form of weight reduction! HRE Performance Wheels are one of the world’s most renowned brands when it comes to the production of ultralight weight forged wheels! As such, the moment our client mentioned that he wanted a wheel that would minimize as much weight as possible, we looked at HRE’s Forged Lightweight wheels!
The HRE Performance Lightweight Wheels program is a specialized wheel design program that aims to minimize and reduce as much weight as possible. Only selected vehicles are eligible for fitment of these amazing wheel which not only adds to its exclusivity but also adds to it’s quality of precision craftsmanship. Only certain vehicles are present in the fitment/application data sheet for the HRE Lightweight Wheels lineup and this adds to quality over quantity!
One of the best, one of the lightest, one of the strongest and definitely one of the very best looking, the R101LW Lightweight wheel is stunning to behold in person! HRE’s R101LW Lightweight is based on their R101 wheel takes the R101 style to the next level. The R101LW is specifically designed for individual vehicle models creating the ultimate in lightweight optimization for street use. Every vehicle model has a different load rating and power output, so they’ve utilized this data to redesign the R101 for each model application fine-tuning each detail of the wheel to remove weight and add stiffness where possible.
Our client confirmed his order and the manufacturing process began. In the time of six weeks (four for production & two for air freight), HRE transformed a solid block of aluminium into the most finely crafted wheel available on the market. This particular set of wheels were finished satin bronze finish which was recommended by our general manager, which features a unique colour tone that when viewed from different angles exudes a different finish!
Upon the delivery of the set of R101LW wheels in Malaysia, we had them re-wrapped in protective materials and had them shipped out to our client in Singapore. When our client received them, his specific words were, “F***, these are so damn light!” and we couldn’t agree more! Manufactured in a size of 9.5J x 20 inches in the front and 11J x 20 inches in the rear, the wheels were extremely light, weighing in at only 7.8 kilograms for each of the front wheels and 8.25 kilograms for each of the rear wheels!
After the wheels were installed, our client noted that his M3 was performing better than he could’ve ever imagined. Despite his factory wheels being forged, the new HRE Performance R101 LW Lightweight wheels manages to shave off 30% of the factory wheel’s weight altogether whilst being bigger and larger than the factory wheels! Our client sourced his own tires and had the wheels wrapped up in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires which in turn, working with these ultralight weight wheels would deliver the performance edge that no other M3 would be able to deliver!
Established since 1997, Autofuture Design has established ourselves as a premium & genuine product distributor in the nation. We carry the an extensive catalog of products that we showcase available for fitment. Should you need aero parts, wheels or suspension systems we will do our absolute best to provide all available assistance to ensure that customers achieve the very best dynamic layout. Regardless of whatever requirements you need, we will get it done in the fastest and most efficient manner possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime for more info on the application of parts or drop by our showroom at anytime during our operating hours and we would be able to show you the products in person, as well as to provide you with better clarity on the products that we offer. Our experienced team will gladly answer all your questions and help you where needed with selecting the perfect parts for your car. As an official Sole Distributor for Vorsteiner, HRE Performance wheels, Bilstein Suspension and many other brands, we can get you exactly what you need to realize your vision of automotive perfection. We hope to see you soon in our showroom.
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