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Old 02-24-2014, 07:52 PM
Granby Hund Granby Hund is offline
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Mein Auto: '96 Z3 & '72 2002tii
Factory wheels on '72 2002 tii ? New tires?

Been slowly tinkering with my '72 2002tii I bought a few years ago. It had E30 bottle cap wheels and 14" tires when I bought it. I found a set of tii steel rims in poor condition, but had these sandblasted and powdercoated, then put new 13" tires and era hubcaps on them to maintain a more stock look. Here's the look.

My question is: what would have been the factory or most common 2002tii wheel/hubcap configuration? Most tii's I see online have the alloys, while some have steel wheels and hubcaps. Or were the alloys simply a factory option?

I mounted 185/70R13 Big O Euro Tour tires as finding 13" tires locally was a challenge. Any good websites that deal in smaller/classic car tire sizes for future reference?

Many thanks!

PS--I did peruse the 2002 FAQ site as well but no joy...so trying here.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:14 AM
ageorge97 ageorge97 is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW 2002tii
Yes and No

Although many 02s came with alloys as an option most had the steel wheels you have. Tiis may have been more likley to get the the alloys. Mine did. The Tii had slightly wider steel wheels but still used the 165 13 tires in OEM trim.
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Been slowly tinkering with my '72 2002tii I bought a few years ago. It had E30 bottle cap wheels and 14" tires when I bought it. I found a set of tii steel rims in poor condition, but had these sandblasted and powdercoated, then put new 13" tires and era hubcaps on them to maintain a more stock look. Here's the look.

My question is: what would have been the factory or most common 2002tii wheel/hubcap configuration? Most tii's I see online have the alloys, while some have steel wheels and hubcaps. Or were the alloys simply a factory option?

I mounted 185/70R13 Big O Euro Tour tires as finding 13" tires locally was a challenge. Any good websites that deal in smaller/classic car tire sizes for future reference?

Many thanks!

PS--I did peruse the 2002 FAQ site as well but no joy...so trying here.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:27 AM
joem52002 joem52002 is offline
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Mein Auto: e28M, 2002
wheels

Standard 2002 steel wheels will not clear the larger brake calipers on the tii
As mentioned, alloys were an option, so steel wheels with hub caps were very common.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:35 AM
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1974 Tii rims

These are the rims that I still have from a 1974 Tii that I owned. Sold it many years ago with BBS one piece rims after modifying the hubs for long Porsche studs. Wasn't aware of a difference from standard steel rims until this thread. Good information!
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