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Old 09-10-2004, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I already have access to several sets of brand new 225/50/16 tires because my father in-law used that size on his Z3 in Solo2. Goodyear GSD3, Michelin pilot sport cup, Pirelli all seasons, and Hoosier slicks; all new. When he sold the car he put the stock wheels back on and sold the nice wheels to an SCCA member. Arrrrgh! This was before I knew I was getting a BMW. I am looking for a light weight wheel in a 16x7.5 and less than 18 lbs, preferably 15. The only ones I have found are used raced ones that are ratty. I have tried Tire Rack, and a couple others, but no luck. The market for new ones in the e46 pattern/offset seems to have dried up. Anyone know where I might find some?
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Well, since I can't find some 16" wheels, I guess I'll have to give my car away...

not really- anyone? sixteens??!!
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Old 09-14-2004, 04:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry man, Here.... at, they have a 15.5lb wheel (14.5 w/o centercap) 17" called the SSR Competition. It was apart of the "Select Grear" for 2003 in European Car Magazine (Dec 2003). They also have it in 15", 16", and 18".

The site won't let me match a set to an E46, however, I'm sure if their 17" and 18" wheels could, I'm sure the stock size of 16" would also be available, maybe call them up?

EDIT: Btw, if you look at thier sample cars on the link below, several of them are E46's...among asian imports and a ford or two.

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Now I'm not a pro or anything, please understand. All I did was see this info in a car magazine.

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