BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
Walter K
Private First Class
 
Walter K's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i (white)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Virginia

Posts: 123
iTrader: (1)

Where do used wheels go to rest?

Hey guys,

I wanted to know what you guys do with the old rims when you replace them? The OEM wheels on my car are not in bad shape and I would hate to just toss them once I got an upgrade. I don't have the space to keep them, so I wanted to know what the best was to handle the used rims. Do you sell them to online businesses, list them on Craigslist, drop them off to get melted, installing shops that have buy back options or whatever. By the way I live in Northern Virginia. Thanks in advance for any help.
Walter K is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-07-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
1speedbike
Colonel
 
1speedbike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 BMW 135i
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NJ, NYC, Baltimore

Posts: 2,934
iTrader: (15)

I sold my stock rims to some guys from the 'hood at a mcdonalds after meeting them on Craigslist. They were actually totally cool dudes and really nice... just sketchy as hell at first. Got about 500 bucks for the stock 135i rims, with only minor imperfections in the finish.

Otherwise, keep them if you ever sell the car and the buyer wants the car totally stock, or try eBay or the marketplace on the forums. Last resort would be a scrapyard, because they're pretty damn expensive, especially for being "plain" looking alloy wheels.
__________________

Year 1 of the 1
1speedbike is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-07-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
Hops128i
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2010 128i, manual, sport pkg
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

Posts: 441
iTrader: (0)

there's also a sub-forum under 'market place' for selling tires and wheels, I'd try there.
Hops128i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #4
greensto
Wild Card
 
greensto's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 135i
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Posts: 517
iTrader: (2)

I put them all in storage since I had room. I no longer have run-flats so, if I ever need a backup, I have one.
__________________

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you


greensto is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 01:21 AM   #5
Greenkirby21
Vrooom :)
 
Greenkirby21's Avatar
 
Drives: C7 Stringray
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dream Land

Posts: 2,607
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to Greenkirby21
1. try to sell here on bimmerpost or other forums
2. put them up on ebay
3. craigslist
__________________
2014 C7 Corvette Stringray - Laguna Blue - NPP Exhaust - Competition Seats
Greenkirby21 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
b1aze
Just one more taste...
 
Drives: 2010 135i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Shirley, MA

Posts: 1,419
iTrader: (14)

Any dealer that you may want to trade your car into is going to want the stock wheels and likely tires with a little meat left. I'm hoping to store mine in my dads basement on a wheel tree to keep effects of concrete and rubber down.
b1aze is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 11:22 AM   #7
Walter K
Private First Class
 
Walter K's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i (white)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Virginia

Posts: 123
iTrader: (1)

I don't have storage space or want to pay to keep them in storage. So I was thinking of getting some $$$ from these to put toward the new wheels. I was looking for the methods folks used to get rid of theirs just like 1speedbike and the McDonalds exchange.
Walter K is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:32 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST