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Old 03-29-2002, 08:59 AM
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Rondell Cross spoke wheel

Does anybody have these wheels on their 330ci? If so, where can I get them. I'm planning to get the wheels this summer. thanks
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Old 03-29-2002, 09:15 AM
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What do they look like? I've never heard of them.
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Old 03-29-2002, 09:37 AM
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Here is how it looks like::thumb: :thumb: Awesome looking wheel
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Old 03-29-2002, 09:58 AM
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How much are they? BMW makes one almost exactly like it. Also, if I was to get something of that particular style I'd go for the BBS RS IIs instead, lightweight and strong to boot.
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Old 03-29-2002, 10:07 AM
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How much are they? BMW makes one almost exactly like it.
One of my favorite wheels :thumb:

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Old 03-29-2002, 10:52 AM
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Rondell cross spopke

guys,

I found were they sell this wheel. I looking around the web and turns out that bekkers sells them. The only thing is they are replicas. Not sure how strong replica wheels are. $229 a piece.

What do you guys think about it? They kinda look like BBS LMs.
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Old 03-29-2002, 11:10 AM
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It all depends on how the wheels were made; forged, pieced, etc. The fact that they're replicas doesn't really have anything to do with it, so if you can find out how they're made let us know.
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Old 03-29-2002, 11:51 AM
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It all depends on how the wheels were made; forged, pieced, etc. The fact that they're replicas doesn't really have anything to do with it, so if you can find out how they're made let us know.
just got off the phone with one of the sales guy from bekkers. The wheels are made from germany and its pieced. I'm planning to buy them next month, I will let everyone know how it turns out. Too bad bekkers don't sell tires with their wheels.
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Old 03-29-2002, 01:36 PM
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Check with TIRERACK or TheWheelExchange first...I think TireRack carries Rondell wheels as well as replicas. I KNOW for sure TheWheelExchange carries some very nice replicas as well that may look EXACTLY like what you are looking for. They're likely cast aluminum alloys so they're about as structurally sound as OEM wheels.
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Old 03-29-2002, 01:55 PM
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Check with TIRERACK or TheWheelExchange first...I think TireRack carries Rondell wheels as well as replicas. I KNOW for sure TheWheelExchange carries some very nice replicas as well that may look EXACTLY like what you are looking for. They're likely cast aluminum alloys so they're about as structurally sound as OEM wheels.
Thanks hack. I did call the wheelexchange as well but they don't carry this particular wheel. I'm going to call tirerack and see if they have them.
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Old 03-29-2002, 06:59 PM
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Call edgeracing. They are an official distributor of the Rondell wheels. They probably have the best price on that wheel. 17x8 at $178, direct fitment for e46s. The wheel is German TUV approved (Rondell is a German wheel company as well, doing lots of replicas).

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Old 03-29-2002, 07:02 PM
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Forgot to mention...They are most likely cast aluminum. I don't think it's realistic to expect them to be forged for that price. I have a set of Rondells coming my way, and I'll let you know my impressions of them.
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Old 03-30-2002, 03:43 PM
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Forgot to mention...They are most likely cast aluminum. I don't think it's realistic to expect them to be forged for that price. I have a set of Rondells coming my way, and I'll let you know my impressions of them.
Cal..

that's really good to know. let me know how you make out with the Rondell wheels. Post some pics when you have time just to see how it looks. I just know that it will look awesome when you put them on. I always like the deep dish look of the wheels on BMW's. I will give them a call first thing Monday.
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Yeah me too, it’s very dynamic! :thumb:

What did you use to make it?
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Old 04-01-2002, 06:47 PM
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Anyone got pics of the M5 style wheel on an E46?? I saw one somewhere..maybe here or on the .org..can't recall where, but those wheels look fantastic!!
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Old 04-01-2002, 07:42 PM
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Talking rondell cross spoke

doesn't breyton makes one just like that? they could be found on tirerack.com
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Old 09-25-2002, 06:05 PM
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Did anyone get their Rondell wheels in?

How are they? I am thinking of getting a set. Can someone post some pictures of their setup? Is it better to get them from Bekker or from edgeracing? I heard edgeracing had bad customer support.
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Old 09-25-2002, 07:09 PM
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Anyone got pics of the M5 style wheel on an E46?? I saw one somewhere..maybe here or on the .org..can't recall where, but those wheels look fantastic!!
If you go to the thewheelexchange and click on the gallery section, you'll find plenty.
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Old 09-25-2002, 07:26 PM
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Re: Did anyone get their Rondell wheels in?

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How are they? I am thinking of getting a set. Can someone post some pictures of their setup? Is it better to get them from Bekker or from edgeracing? I heard edgeracing had bad customer support.
Yes, I did get a set, but ended up getting rid of them after only a couple of weeks. They were too heavy and quality was just so-so. But worst of all, edgeracing has terrible customer support. I had bad tires shipped with my rims, but they wouldn't do anything about them. All they said was "contact the tire manufacturer".

If you do get those rims, go to Bekkers. However, do consider other brands (like Breytons) which are of much better quality.
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Old 09-25-2002, 08:31 PM
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How much did the Rondells weigh?

My top three choices right now are the Rondells Cross spoke, Breyton Magic, or M3 replicas from thewheelexchange. I am planning on 17"s. I was reading a couple of posts that said Breytons bend easily and were heavy. I called thewheelexchange and they said the M3's weighed 22lbs. I dont know if that suppose to be good or not. I've got 15"s right now.
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Old 09-27-2002, 07:40 PM
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Re: How much did the Rondells weigh?

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My top three choices right now are the Rondells Cross spoke, Breyton Magic, or M3 replicas from thewheelexchange. I am planning on 17"s. I was reading a couple of posts that said Breytons bend easily and were heavy. I called thewheelexchange and they said the M3's weighed 22lbs. I dont know if that suppose to be good or not. I've got 15"s right now.
The Rondells weighed 50 lbs with tires. These were 17x8", with 225/45ZR17 tires. That comes out to about 25 lbs per wheel.

Yes, the Breytons are not light either, but the M3 replicas sound like they are lighter.

Trust me, you don't want heavy wheels. I went from 16 (stock) to 17 (Rondells), with more weight per wheel, and I felt a slight difference under hard acceleration. It felt like the difference between full tank of gas and 1/4 tank of gas.
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Old 09-30-2002, 09:50 AM
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Old 09-30-2002, 11:46 AM
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Guys... thanks for your replies. I actually got Breyton Inspirations instead of the Rondells cross spoke. I'm really happy with the Breytons. I'll post the pics later.
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Old 09-30-2002, 12:12 PM
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here you go. Pics of my car with Breyton Inspiration.

 

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