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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 09-06-2004, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just spent a serious load of cash having my car repainted, and it needs rims to compliment. The problem is, I've found the perfect wheel for me - 16x7 BBS RX 4x100s - and they're close to $300 each. I'm not about to spend over $1000 on rims knowing full well I'll have to buy 215/50R16s to put on, not to mention still being in recovery from the paintjob.

So, does anyone know of a wheel that looks a good bit like those? I'm not too hopeful, seeing as how those have the exact dimensions and (gasp!) bolt pattern I want. Better yet, are there any replica knockoffs that I can just slap BBS caps on (yeah, I'd do it)?

I mean, I've got to eat.
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I'll have to buy 215/50R16s to put on,
are you suggesting this is an expensive tire size? thats like $80 a tire.... confused...im running 245/45/16's on My 67 VW and those are like $140 Tire...i say go for it if you really like them...or else find the knock off... $0.02
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ohh and as far as food....dude Top Ramen is cheap...i lived off it through collge lol
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you must have a swarm of worms crawling and manifesting itself throughout your body
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Old 09-07-2004, 05:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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are you suggesting this is an expensive tire size? thats like $80 a tire...
Yeah, that's still $320 for four tires.
Not especially high, but it adds up.
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ya i suppose... :P i just preffer large(wide) tires...but unless you have big suspension mods i dont recomend going to wide orelse you will get hop in turns...

NO I DONT HAVE WORMS LOL :P punk @$$ i didnt literally live off it but it was eatin about 5 times a week haha
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Those BBS rims are awesome...I would definitely get those but I do agree they are a bit on the expensive side

The best advice I have is to check out tirerack.com...im sure uve been there

Other than that check out ebay for BBS replicas
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Well, I found some V-rated Kumhos for $88 each. I think that's as cheap as I'd go on tires, I absolutely hate my stupid Goodyears I bought when I got the car. eBay only has tiny or 5-lug RXes at the moment, so I guess I'll just have to hang out there a lot. Well, not like I wasn't already watching for some leather Recaros.
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but it was eatin about 5 times a week haha
why not eat rice? it doesnt have msg like the ramen and you can do just as many things to it, plus its more nutritious and its cheaper.
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but it was eatin about 5 times a week haha
why not eat rice? it doesnt have msg like the ramen and you can do just as many things to it, plus its more nutritious and its cheaper.
yup, gotta love the taste of those honda spoilers, best when painted bright colors like neon green.
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why not eat rice? it doesnt have msg like the ramen and you can do just as many things to it, plus its more nutritious and its cheaper.
rice was 5 times a week also...and by the way i know in CA at least companies cant sell food with MSG due to how deathly allergic some people are...i am one of them so nooooo MSG in my top ramen :P i eat rice like everyday still in some form or fashion...come on i live in CA thats where like 90% of rice comes from lol...we even ship it to Japan and China...LOL dead serious
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it has a couple extra spokes, but.. how about rota knock offs?

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the only rota's i would ever smash are the sub zeros...i loved those things...just a bad offset so i took em off...but they were damn hot...
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Well I definitely like the BBSes better, but I guess that's why they're $320 each. I found the Formels at Intake One for $640 a set. That's certainly an option. Thanks, dude.
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