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Old 03-17-2006, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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stock 328is wheels vs. contours

I just bought a 97 328is coupe... my stock wheels are the 16 inch.. with double spokes not too sure how to explaing but im sure some one has to know what im talking about... well i was wonder if the countours being 17 inch wheigh more or less than my stock??? im interested in buying a set from a friend.. Please help the noob..
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yeah they probably weigh more. it depends if they are replicas or oem. 17's should not be that much heavier than 16's.
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yikes accidently opened 2 threads... well there are OEM not replicas
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I just bought a 97 328is coupe... my stock wheels are the 16 inch.. with double spokes not too sure how to explaing but im sure some one has to know what im talking about... well i was wonder if the countours being 17 inch wheigh more or less than my stock??? im interested in buying a set from a friend.. Please help the noob..

There's a simple way to find out. Take off one of your wheels and weigh it. then take one of your friend's wheel and weigh it. Then compare.
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^^ true... u can allways just weigh them... even though i am allmost sure that the m contours weight about 22lbs each.. plus tire....

i think the stock 328 rims are pretty much the same thing.. maybe lighter by 1 or 2 lbs..
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The only way you're going to get a significant weight reduction on your wheels that would actually make a difference (even then it would only be slight) would be to get a set of alloy rims...
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Im just wondering whether or not they will effect speed in my car.
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If anything, they will affect the acceleration. Speed is usually affected by aerodynamics, especially at higher speeds. In either case, I doubt you will be able to tell much of a difference.
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