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Old 11-03-2005, 03:59 PM
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162's On

Well, today I finally got my 162's and tires mounted . Its about time with these... Ive been waiting over 2 weeks now after I ordered them.

Some quick thoughts after hitting the road for a little bit tonight:

Non-RF high performance tires . I have the sport package on my 325i, and one of my big complaints with the RF tires was how every little small inconsistancy in the road was felt. I like the firmer ride, but this was maybe a little too firm. It doesnt help where one of the main roads I travel to and from work seems like they let the steamroller stop every 20 feet and sit for an hour ... So the tires... I got the Pirelli Pzero Nero M+S All Season Performance Tires. The ride is not that much different. I still keep the sport package feel, but none of the small little ridges and bumps I normally felt. This is a big plus for me.

The wheels... IMO, the smallest size wheels that should be offered should be the 18's. The wheels fill the wheel arch much better than the 17's. I couldnt see much when I got my car from the shop, so I decided to go to a well lit parking lot to get a better look. I love the look of the 162's. They are a clean and simple design that look great. They look to be much, much easier to clean than the 161's. Although the 161's were certainly no 135's, they were a pain to keep clean.


More thoughts as the week goes on
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:41 PM
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are you going to post photos? or just wait for the next dc meet?
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Old 11-03-2005, 05:21 PM
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How much does it cost to put 162s on a 325i? I assume this was totally aftermarket.
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:28 PM
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are you going to post photos? or just wait for the next dc meet?

Kinda hard to take good photos when its pitch dark outside


This weekend Ill put some up
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:30 PM
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How much does it cost to put 162s on a 325i? I assume this was totally aftermarket.

All I had to say was, "Go Go Gadget 162's"





Go to bmwwheels.com and tirerack. Youll get a good idea of how much it cost. I had someone buy my 161's, so it made it that much easier on me...
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:42 PM
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:22 AM
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hmm...

I got my car after dark last night... Ill post some soon
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:52 PM
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Car needs a cleaning, but here are some quick snaps...



And for the clear bra haters... try and find mine on that last pic... and that pic is pretty close
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Great looking 330

Wheels look great!
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:05 PM
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How did you wind up with chrome trim on a 325i?
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Old 11-04-2005, 04:03 PM
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How did you wind up with chrome trim on a 325i?

I didnt wind up with it

Did a trim swap with a 330i owner...
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Great looking 330

Wheels look great!

Thanks


Still have a few items that you can tell its a 325... Smaller brake rotors, black trim up the roof rack rails... Its not that Im trying to pass mine as a 330... I still have my 325 badge on, and Im not taking it off
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Old 11-04-2005, 07:21 PM
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Car needs a cleaning, but here are some quick snaps...
nah! looks good as it stands
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:20 PM
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All I had to say was, "Go Go Gadget 162's"

Go to bmwwheels.com and tirerack. Youll get a good idea of how much it cost. I had someone buy my 161's, so it made it that much easier on me...
I'd love to, but since tirerack don't sell BMW wheels, I still don't know how much the 162 cost. Please let us know!
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:17 AM
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I'd love to, but since tirerack don't sell BMW wheels, I still don't know how much the 162 cost. Please let us know!

Go to www.bmwwheels.com

Then go to new wheels and E90. Youll get the pricing there

Tirerack was for the tires...
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:18 AM
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nah! looks good as it stands

I didnt wash it last weekend . Thats the first weekend I let it go since buying the car
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:47 AM
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Wow. According to Bimmerwheels, rear 162 wheels are 8.5" and front are 8". Learning every day.
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:49 AM
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Wow. According to Bimmerwheels, rear 162 wheels are 8.5" and front are 8". Learning every day.

All sport package wheels are 8.5 wide in the rear and 8 in the front, 325 and 330.. 330 just happens to be running 18's instead of 17's, and a little less sidewall on the tires...
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:45 AM
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Go to www.bmwwheels.com

Then go to new wheels and E90. Youll get the pricing there

Tirerack was for the tires...
$330 per wheel? That is a steal!!

Thanks for the tip.
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:56 AM
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$330 per wheel? That is a steal!!

Thanks for the tip.

If you order, be prepared to wait. I ordered it with the advanced shipping, and it still took about 2 weeks from when I ordered...
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:27 PM
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162 on 325 xi

Hey, wheels look FAN-TAS-TIC. Any idea if it would be feasible to put on 325 xi w/out sport package?

And if you order the rims/tires from bmwwheels.com, I estimate cost to be somewhere in the $1700 range with install? does that sound right?

thanks.

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Old 11-23-2005, 05:14 AM
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Hey, wheels look FAN-TAS-TIC. Any idea if it would be feasible to put on 325 xi w/out sport package?

And if you order the rims/tires from bmwwheels.com, I estimate cost to be somewhere in the $1700 range with install? does that sound right?

thanks.
Thank you. I cant tell you the improvement in looks and ride from my 161's with runflats to 162's and non-RF's... Im loving it...



You can put them on a 325xi. Your car rides a little higher than my RWD 325, but it should look and ride great!!!

Understand that at bmwwheels.com, you do not get tires. They do not include the option to get tires mounted. I bought my tires from www.tirerack.com If you buy from them, make mention of bimmerfest when ordering.

I had a local shop mount and balance the tires and the wheels/tires on my car. Cost me only $80

If you looking at your costs, just take the price you have at bmwwheels.com, price for tires at tirerack, and about $100 to do the install. Thats your total cost to get the best looking wheels (IMO) on your E90
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