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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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#1 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 10:59 PM
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anyone know where I can find wheels for an 87 325e? I'd like something a bit nicer than the stock wheels.
I've only been able to find 92 - now wheels.
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there are many wheel options available for E30's - IMHO the Alpina-style looks the best. The original Alpina's are still available, but they are pricey. Here is a good-looking knock-off for about half the price:



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that link is sweet, but there is no place to purchase the rims. even though Ijust ordered some, itd still be nice to know if I ever wanted to buy some there.

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Originally posted by FizzNakLe@Jun 17 2004, 10:39 PM
anyone know where I can find wheels for an 87 325e? I'd like something a bit nicer than the stock wheels.
I've only been able to find 92 - now wheels.
i just bought wheels for my '86 325es, and you have to use an adaptor kit to put them on. This is because the BMW offset is an odd one, and there aren't many wheels made with that offset. so you pretty much just have to buy wheels with the proper bolt pattern and then by an offset adaptor.


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damn link! it made me want to buy some new wheels....i like that ACT wheels for my E30 M3!! Dammit, i told myself, no more spending!!!!!
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u want a bmw or aftermarket-looking wheel?

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if you want better advice its best to go to r3vlimited.com ... you can bet way better examples there too

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u want a bmw or aftermarket-looking wheel?
I want BMW wheels, or at least wheels with BMW center caps, I'd like to have wheels with large openings to make the brakes visible
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something similar to this...
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Where would I get an offset adapter?
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Originally posted by FizzNakLe@Jun 19 2004, 03:02 PM
Where would I get an offset adapter?
i got mine from H&R spring (no clue what the number is... check with your local tire/wheel store)

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Originally posted by Torquester325+Jun 18 2004, 02:35 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Torquester325 @ Jun 18 2004, 02:35 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-FizzNakLe@Jun 17 2004, 10:39 PM
anyone know where I can find wheels for an 87 325e? I'd like something a bit nicer than the stock wheels.
I've only been able to find 92 - now wheels.
i just bought wheels for my '86 325es, and you have to use an adaptor kit to put them on. This is because the BMW offset is an odd one, and there aren't many wheels made with that offset. so you pretty much just have to buy wheels with the proper bolt pattern and then by an offset adaptor.

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You bought a set of multi fit wheels that were manufactered for FWD (front wheel drive) application hence the need for hub spacers.

There are plenty of aftermarket wheels out there for 4x100 wheels in BMW proper offsets.
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something similar to this...
how much rims like that gonna run someone?

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Originally posted by M-technik-3+Jun 20 2004, 12:26 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (M-technik-3 @ Jun 20 2004, 12:26 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
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anyone know where I can find wheels for an 87 325e? I'd like something a bit nicer than the stock wheels.
I've only been able to find 92 - now wheels.

i just bought wheels for my '86 325es, and you have to use an adaptor kit to put them on. This is because the BMW offset is an odd one, and there aren't many wheels made with that offset. so you pretty much just have to buy wheels with the proper bolt pattern and then by an offset adaptor.

You bought a set of multi fit wheels that were manufactered for FWD (front wheel drive) application hence the need for hub spacers.

There are plenty of aftermarket wheels out there for 4x100 wheels in BMW proper offsets. [/b][/quote]
the problem is that they're harder to find and really expensive

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