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    Posted: 02-June-2007 at 23:15

I am thinking of getting a set of these for the 318is in 18"

what do you reckon ?

 



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rossi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-June-2007 at 23:40

yup like them steven, nice polished rims will suit your car.

You may need to lower it, if it isn't already. The car may sit a wee bit high on standard springs tho..

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Agree Steven, nice set, but plenty of elbow grease, I bet, to keep them clean.

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I bet you'll start to park slightly further away from kerbs as well 

nice though, why not post a pic of your car and a ask someone to photshop em on for you?
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Nice set, look good and similar to the 17" versions fitted to the 328i Sport E36 models

 

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You mean you need encouragement   

Those are lovely, but you will need to lower the car to achieve a proportioned look. The gaps to the arch's will look exaggerated now you have a thinner wall tyre.

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Steve

great looking wheels as regards polishing them-  I have heard there is a teflon spray now available that is used on the rims for protection 

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Steven,

What wheels have you got currently? Are they still the 16" BBS ones you had last time I saw the car?

If so, I really like that look. We are seeing more people putting 18" wheels on the E36 and I'm not convinced personally.

If you must go to 18" though, those will do nicely. What wheels are they? They look like BBS LMs, but without that wheel's centre cap design.
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Looks subtle yet stunning... They deff have my vote!!!
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They look real good and would set the car off well
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Look very much like BBS LM's, who are they made by, what are they called?

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Thanks for all the encouragement guys. Not sure what make they are, I think they are made in Italy. Trouble is there is about 6/8 weeks delivery on them.  18's should look OK on the car as it has the M.Tech suspension kit on it so it is already lower than normal.

I also still love the CSL style wheels and am really tempted to get these, also 18's and a lot easier to keep clean. They will only be summer and show wheels . The original 16" BBS type 42's will be refurbed and be my winter wheels.

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If you like CSLs, you could look at 17 or 18" BBS RXs... (They'll have them at performance alloys if you fancy a look, but are very like your BMW type 42s anyway)

If they are 'made in italy' wheels then they'll be replicas, in the case of the ones photographed they are BBS LM 'inspired' methinks. (BBS LMs themselves would of course be a good choice but at 500 a rim without tyres... well... not without obvious pitfalls)

Be aware that non-brand alloys will be quite heavy...
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Originally posted by Rhys Rhys wrote:

I bet you'll start to park slightly further away from kerbs as well 

nice though, why not post a pic of your car and a ask someone to photshop em on for you?

Good idea Rhys mate , could that someone be you by any chance

I believe you are very good at that sort of thing.

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Originally posted by fozzymandeus fozzymandeus wrote:

If you like CSLs, you could look at 17 or 18" BBS RXs... (They'll have them at performance alloys if you fancy a look, but are very like your BMW type 42s anyway)

If they are 'made in italy' wheels then they'll be replicas, in the case of the ones photographed they are BBS LM 'inspired' methinks. (BBS LMs themselves would of course be a good choice but at 500 a rim without tyres... well... not without obvious pitfalls)

Be aware that non-brand alloys will be quite heavy...

Hi Fozzy, how you doin mate, Yes they are replicas but as I say they really are purely for aesthetic purposes only and of course you've hit the nail on the head with with the main obstacle for buying the BBS originals, price. I have been looking for some used ones for a while but even then the odd set I have seen have been way to dear. I am also spending on the E30 restoration so I'm having to spread my funds a bit thinner.

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Steve,

Scholsy on here has not long ago bought a set of those and they suit the e36 down to the ground, they looked gorgeous on his car and will suit yours nicely. I couldn't resist these:

as I only paid 102 for these and they are going on whilst I have mine re-furbished!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote steven.seed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-June-2007 at 22:03

They are a nice style Paul but I always feel the thicker spoked wheels are more of a big car wheel good on 5's and 7's. I prefer the finer spokes on the 3 series, only trouble is all that cleaning

Having said that I have always like the contours style 

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