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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 12-21-2005, 03:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to buy winter wheels and new hub caps, should i bring it to a dealer/shop or is it a good DYI project? i have until the 17th of january off from school, so i want something to do other than putting in the new shocks.
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just putting the new wheels on?

if you have a good jack and the right tools (17mm socket(I think) and a torque wrench) you are good to go


Are are you asking about putting new tires on the wheels?

thats a shop job for like 20-30 bucks i think
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its usualy 10-20 bucks a wheel up here, that including balancing tho.
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well i actually had no idea....lol

but that was my guestimate i think kowalski is right though
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yeah i'm going to buy 4 winter tires, but i want to put bmw wheels on the tires cause i refuse to have those ugly ones on my car. i'm just wondering if i can balance and everything myself
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yeah i'm going to buy 4 winter tires, but i want to put bmw wheels on the tires cause i refuse to have those ugly ones on my car. i'm just wondering if i can balance and everything myself
Have you ever watched how mounting and balancing is done? Mounting yourself ... maybe you could do it, but I guarantee you would work your ass off to save a couple dollars. You can't balance the wheels without the spin balancer machine. It's just impossible.
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