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Old 03-25-2005, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm lookin into gettin wheels for my 1995 325is....
Really am on a tight budget, so im lookin to spend like 800 total, tops...including tires lol if possible.

I've been lookin on tirerack and stuff like that. I also looked at ebay and saw some affordable rims.

Like these...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=43958

Can i trust something like those, are they made well?


Any input about ebay or wheels in general would help
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The cheapest place I've found so far for 18" wheel and tire combo is Edge racing. They want about $900 for 18" wheels and tires. Mounted, balanced, valve stems, bolts, etc. delivered to your door. The downside is there is not a lot of choices. Ebay can be a good source or a bad source. If you are not sure about the mfg, I would pass.

Try these other ones also
www.thewheelexchange.com
www.realoem.com
www.aarims.com
and, of course, www.edgeracing.com.
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Old 03-25-2005, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dont need to be 18's ...thats jus an example.
Either 17 or 18's
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I would check the sites that tomctx listed although it is aaarims.com not aarims that is where I bought mine from I actually just finished putting htem on, warming up a bit right now. I am going to go wash it and take some pics.

Your best bet(if you can wait a bit) is to find some used wheels not new. My dad has a knack of finding great deals. He got a set of bmw oem wheels from the 540(they were going on a 530) for like $450. They are worth around that per wheel. He also found a set for his M3 for $400, they are MK motorsports and go for $550 a wheel. Used is the cheapest. Check the classifieds on here, bimmerforums and such. Also talk to your dealer and bmw mechanics they have alot of contacts with customers that may be loking to sell some wheels. That is how my dad got both of his pairs cheap.

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Thanks for all the info...
Yeah i got plenty of time...won't be buyin rims til bout early July or so.

Edgeracing has these...

What you guys think?
http://www.edgeracing.com/1995/BMW/3...36)/wheels/17/

Theres also faulken 18's for a bout 900 total for a bundle.

With a white car, black should look nice right? From pics, i think i like the black the best.

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Those first Hartage style wheels look hot man. Mine belief with ebay wheels is you can always thrust them if you aren't tracking and if you aren't a dumbshit driver. This means don't hit large potholes, speed bumps.. (or similar types of obstructions).. at excessive speeds and you should be fine.
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sure you can trust them delmarco is doing fine.. just make sure you read every detail like if theyll accept your type of payment and what you are actually getting i was about to get these contours on ebay but it was way too cheap so i read everything and it said i would get a set of four but some may be dented
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Hey i posted pics of mine check the pic forum
http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/inde...howtopic=35107

Also I think black wheels looks good on white or black cars, but i think they HAVE to have the polished lip. A solid black wheel looks bad in my opinion. Although I like "gunmetal" better anyways.
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