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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 10-04-2006, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I like cool rims.

Ok...other than my smog problem (which i should focus on rather than making my car look prettier than it is), i want rims.

I've been looking online and elsewhere, and haven't found much luck. Basically i have my heart set on something Bmw looking; like a "modern update, but still classic" kind of rim. Essentially i found these on ebay:

eBay Motors: BMW 17" Wheels Rims E30 SSR Style DIRECT FIT SILVER (item 120035662727 end time Oct-04-06 16:57:25 PDT)

eBay Motors: BMW 17" E30 Wheels Rims Al-Pina Style Direct Fit Silver (item 120037673552 end time Oct-10-06 18:02:13 PDT)

But, 17's are too big; i've seen them on an e30 and i wanted to gag or something bad...i dont know

but, 16's or 15's i think might look a lot better. The seller only responded saying that he doesnt have 16's and didnt tell me where i could find some the same. But omg, how nice would those Alpina rims look?

next thing is, what is better in your opinion, 15''/16''? My car is lowered with eibach springs and struts but i'm worried about the tire hitting the inside wheel well.

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Old 10-04-2006, 12:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the alpinas looks awesome, i think 17s look good, the 18s on the e30 we have here at home looks awesome, by no means do they look too big, but thats just my opinion, so yea...ALPINA FTMFW!
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I was hoping for something under 500, but i would settle for those ones on ebay if they were smaller.
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I am hardcore against Alpina rims...I like the five spoke ones much much better...
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I was hoping for something under 500, but i would settle for those ones on ebay if they were smaller.
$500 for just the wheels or $500 for wheels with tires mounted and balanced?
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Those ssr's are very very sexy. After having 17"s on my e30 i'd probably go with a 16 myself, with the rubber bands necessary to run 17"'s they bend too easily.

Been thinking of downgrading my e34's 18"s down to 17's.

Bigger isnt always better ;(
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BTW: those are replica SSR wheels. So they are probably going to be significantly heavier then actual SSR wheels.
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I like those 15''s, but its really inspired me to get 16''s...

As for price, i was thinking 500 or somewhere around there for rims only. But i realize its kind of a lot of money for a student like me, which is why i want something that will look good.

And basically, I want something that looks like original bmw but new...like i'm updating my car, but still keeping it bmw-stylesque. The reason i like Alpina rims is because my dad's 540i has them and i really like the look.
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csrumber1, I have those SSR look wheels in 17, except mine are the gun metal (Delphin Grey car). They weigh in at 17lbs, if you're concerned about weight. They definitely don't look too big for the E30, but it may be because of the darker spokes and polished lip. No problems with them yet.
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