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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 03-18-2005, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking about getting some new wheels for my 1987 325ic.

I just got it painted and it looks awesome.

Where's my question for the experts. What size looks the best?

I am think of BBS RGR 17-inch. Do you think that's too big?

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Originally posted by Redneck M5@Mar 18 2005, 03:56 PM
I am thinking about getting some new wheels for my 1987 325ic.

I just got it painted and it looks awesome.

Where's my question for the experts. What size looks the best?

I am think of BBS RGR 17-inch. Do you think that's too big?


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some do some dont, im running 17's but 17's are the MAX for these cars 16's or 17's whichever you like more.
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Old 03-18-2005, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would love to see a set of BBS Rg-r's on an e30, problem is they cost more than most of our cars.
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Old 03-18-2005, 07:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd stop at 16x7.5 unless you're sending a lot more than stock power to the ground. Purely aesthetically though, I think tasteful 17s look pretty awesome on E30 coupes. Not so much on sedans, though.
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah, I am myself gonna have to take a decision about that for mine very soon (well, when i am done saving the money ghead )

I think that, for what I have seen with other owners,if i were you, I would go for the 16 inches, in order to maintain a minimal level of driving comfort, and also, if your car is already lowered, for a simple reason of space.
and maybe also the price of the tires... 17' tires are pretty much more expansive than 16'.

if you look at the pics of Bavariankid's car, you will see, it is 16 inches wheels he has got on his nice cabriolet.

show us pics of yours when you got them anyway. (are you going for the chrome wheels or just alloy ?)

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ps : look at the ugly 15' 80's shit i still got on my 325 ix !
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Originally posted by Redneck M5@Mar 18 2005, 06:56 PM
I am thinking about getting some new wheels for my 1987 325ic.

I just got it painted and it looks awesome.

Where's my question for the experts. What size looks the best?

I am think of BBS RGR 17-inch. Do you think that's too big?


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Have a look at mine, these are 16x7.5 with 205-50-zr16 tires, in my opinion 16's are about as big as you wanna go, BUT "opinons are like assholes, everyone has one and they usually stink!!!" hahahaha, seriously though, with the 16's I noticed a slight lag in power, as it takes a little more to spin the larger wheels, handles a bit nicer especially at high speeds...., I will be adding some springs in another month or so..

You have any pics of your newly painted ride?
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yeah, I am myself gonna have to take a decision about that for mine very soon (well, when i am done saving the money ghead )

I think that, for what I have seen with other owners,if i were you, I would go for the 16 inches, in order to maintain a minimal level of driving comfort, and also, if your car is already lowered, for a simple reason of space.
and maybe also the price of the tires... 17' tires are pretty much more expansive than 16'.

if you look at the pics of Bavariankid's car, you will see, it is 16 inches wheels he has got on his nice cabriolet.

show us pics of yours when you got them anyway. (are you going for the chrome wheels or just alloy ?)

Seb.

ps : look at the ugly 15' 80's shit i still got on my 325 ix !
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I like those old school BBS, I think those are Rz's, see them mostly on VW's.
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Thanks for all your good advice and pics. I've got some before the SUV rear-ended me and I'll take some after the repair views.

I'm picking it up this afternoon. After that it's just a matter of reassembly.

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i posted some pics in the showroom
http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/inde...howtopic=35977
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