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      01-23-2011, 11:38 AM   #23
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Common guys - you buy a beautiful car and want to put cheap, ugly wheels on it? For God's sake, at least spend a few hundred on cheap alloy wheels.
The OEM BMW 16" steelies worked great on my E46 for 9 winters and kept my alloys free from salt, sand ice & snow. I recently sold them to a guy with a Z3.

But I guess they weren't beautiful cars!

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      01-23-2011, 05:21 PM   #24
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I looked around for steelies myself but everyone said that the 1 er is too new and nothing would fit. Since winter was approaching I picked up a set of BMW replica rims for 400$. I think the steelies where 80$ per wheel. Not a huge price diff.
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      01-25-2011, 07:51 AM   #25
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What tire size are you running? I'm looking at g35 take offs but those are 225/60/17 Isn't 60 too tall?
Sorry man been having battery issues will look at the tires today to see what they are
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      12-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #26
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Bumping because I bought these today...

17x7 ET 47

I don't care what yall say, I think they're going to look unique and rad on the 135 (and TireRack says they'll fit, so they shall!).

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      12-15-2012, 11:28 AM   #27
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Bumping because I bought these today...

17x7 ET 47

I don't care what yall say, I think they're going to look unique and rad on the 135 (and TireRack says they'll fit, so they shall!).

They will fit, I think. What company/store did you pick these up from?
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      12-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #28
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Bumping because I bought these today...

17x7 ET 47

I don't care what yall say, I think they're going to look unique and rad on the 135 (and TireRack says they'll fit, so they shall!).

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      12-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #29
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Bumping because I bought these today...

17x7 ET 47

I don't care what yall say, I think they're going to look unique and rad on the 135 (and TireRack says they'll fit, so they shall!).

I bought one of those steel wheels over here - to put in my trunk for a full size spare tire. I really like them. They are from/for a e46 330i.

BMW says not to use them as a street wheel - bc of poor brake ventilation. I think for driving in the US you should be fine though.
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They will fit, I think. What company/store did you pick these up from?
I bought them second hand. I've found them new at TireRack for $99 each and eBay for $95. I picked them up, with like new winter tires for $320.

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I bought one of those steel wheels over here - to put in my trunk for a full size spare tire. I really like them. They are from/for a e46 330i.

BMW says not to use them as a street wheel - bc of poor brake ventilation. I think for driving in the US you should be fine though.
That's the plan here too. Easy to replace winter setup and one thrown in the trunk for a spare during summer road trips. With only using them during winter, I'm not too concernced with brake cooling since there won't be much spirited driving.

I'll be sure to post pictures when I get them thrown on.
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I bought them second hand. I've found them new at TireRack for $99 each and eBay for $95. I picked them up, with like new winter tires for $320.
Great deal, can't wait to see them on haha.
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They fit well. Dark/crap pictures for now, will try to take some this weekend while it's light out.



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      12-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #34
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Function>form in wintermode.
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      12-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #35
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^ Exactly. They're tough wheels that'll resist bends. Everyone always says, "why not get some of those cheap wheels of tire rack and go with a little more style!"....well, when I bend one two years down the road, I know I can find another OE steelie to replace it for cheap, where as those "cheap" options elsewhere might have been discontinued and impossible to find, leaving me buying four more wheels.

Honestly, I think it makes it look rather unassuming for what it's capable of, almost sleeper. So function over beauty, but I find some level of fun in the setup as well.

Here's a better shot;

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      12-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #36
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^ Exactly. They're tough wheels that'll resist bends.



I like the steel look. I think you need some hub covers(#4 & #5) here... http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...16&hg=36&fg=10


Or maybe some plastic bmw wheel covers.
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^ BIG thanks! I was measuring them for roundels and looking at it, I was a little baffeled by how they were going to work with the design (like IF they'd even physically fit!)...but the diagram helps clear that up, guess they're different than the typical ones.

Give it a month or two and I'm sure I'll get bored and plastidip them some obnoxious color to lend towards the fact they aren't suppose to be taken seriously.
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      12-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #38
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I hate my winter wheels but i got a really good deal on them so i can't complain.. I took the plasti dip route and like them a lot more now.

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