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Old 06-08-2012, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best sites for replica rims?

Brand new to the forum. Long time browser, but a new member.

I have a 2007 BMW 328xi that I absolutely love!! Thing is, my short commute to work through the city streets gives my wheels a beating! I just had them checked out at a shop and there is a hairline fracture in one. The cost to replace a single wheel is close to grand (maybe more).

I'm interested in getting after-market rims but most of these wheels look a bit too flashy. I want something as close to the original as I can. I found a few sites but most of the wheels are 18" or 19" and I want to stick with what is on there, 17". I'm afraid if I start to mess with the size it could affect the suspension since the car was clearly engineering to drive on 17" wheels.

Can anybody point me to website that they found reputable?

This is my current style and want I wouldn't mind matching:



BUT I saw these BMW wheels on a car awhile back and I wouldn't mind matching this design either:



I believe both are 17".
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The second one looks like an 18" because of how low profile the tire is.

Do you have run flats? If you do you will need a rim that is compatible with the TPMS.
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I do have run flat tires. Thanks. I wasn't aware of that.

I also think you are right about that one rim being 18". It was from a BMW website and it said the rim was from a 328xi. Strange that it's 18" rims and not 17" like mine.
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