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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 08-21-2006, 11:48 PM
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E..

RS's are seriously sick, and if you can get them in 16', that would GODLY. if not, then get C, those are pretty clean.

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A, E, and F id choose between the 3
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my vote is for none, honestly...those are all too heavy or too flashy or too wide or too big for an E30, just look for a clean 15x7 or 16x7

but i guess im biased, i like function


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RS's are seriously sick, and if you can get them in 16', that would GODLY. if not, then get C, those are pretty clean.
im not sure those are the RS for one reason, the BBS RS was only made in a 15" and those look like a 16" or 17" but i would have to agree, minus the stretched tires and way too wide lips those look good

as far as the borbet A, its the most over rated wheel on earth, IMO Its bulky, heavy, and not very functional

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Yeah but the Borbet's look soooo sweet!! I also am partial to the ATS CUPS! Old School FTW!
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Will any of those actually fit?

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yeah they should fit if their available in 4x100. i really like the first one and the RS's but im sure that their not cheap

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Thats my question, will any fit.
Trick is to get correct hubcentric ceter bore and offset etc so you dont have to use spacers.

I think thats why many people refurbish old BBS rims (like mine 14x6.5 with 205 60's)
solid, light weight, fit correctly

I'd go with
15x7 with 50's
or 16x7 with 45's
see the other thread JoeMadoo started etc

check tirerack.com
and Discount tires.com (tire calculator)

my two cents:
BBS seem to be the best (expensive)
RS RX

TSW Good enough, heavy used to be soft and would bend easily
Catalunyu or Kyalami
(TSW Catalunya $175ea 16x7 $155ea 15x6.5 is my favorite for the price if I couldnt afford BBS RX $300ea 16x7)
Ronal's are nice (basket weave)
Zender (bavauto)
Borbert?
SSR?
Kosei (cheap??)
Mille Miglia (not sure)

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Yeah but the Borbet's look soooo sweet!! I also am partial to the ATS CUPS! Old School FTW!
meh, im all for old skool but the borbet A was a mistake haha if you want old skool find some racing dynamis RGP's in a 15x7 or 16x7

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15" Basketweaves/ Ronal LS's
That is all.

p.s. the correct sizing would be a 205/55/15 or 225/50/15

Unless you like the stretched look....
p.s. can someone explain why the stretched look is so desirable? It has to be only for looks, can't be for performance...used:

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the streched look is like these ones right??
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...avelpitsig.jpg

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its for looks/fitiment, you actually lose traction with it, no perf function at all, but back in the 70's and 80s they used it on race cars due to their weak sidewall designs back then, now with stronger sidewalls you dont need to stretch them to reduce flex

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Thank you for the explanation, and yes, like egk2's car... I've seen more extreme stretching.. but his is semi-livable. Not my car.
I still think his car is teh sexxxors....

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