Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)

E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
E36/7 Z3 Roadster, Z3 coupe, Z3 M Roadster and Z3 M Coupe talk with our gurus here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-04-2003, 03:26 PM
JonM's Avatar
JonM JonM is offline
Moderator
Location: Charleston, SC
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,983
Mein Auto: 01 Mc, 08 M3, Motorrad x2
AndyM: BBS RG-r. Let's see them.

Dad called me at work today freaking out that you were throwing your life away on car parts. I of course have not mentioned the motorcycle. Or the $4000 RS-gt's I am planning.

Let's see pics. High res. Lots of 'em. On car, please.
__________________
Jon Maddux

14 S1000R | 09 F650GS | 08 E90 M3 | 06 M Coupe | 01 M coupe
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 03-04-2003, 03:40 PM
Mr. The Edge's Avatar
Mr. The Edge Mr. The Edge is offline
.
Location: .
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 20,211
Mein Auto: .
yeah, let's see 'em! I love those wheels!
__________________
Belief cannot argue with unbelief, it can only preach to it

To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-04-2003, 07:19 PM
AndyM's Avatar
AndyM AndyM is offline
Suede Master
Location: Kansas City
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,411
Mein Auto: '02 3.0i Z3 Coupe
Been super busy tonight...too much going on to eat dinner. I'll get the last two waxed up tonight and will hopefully warsh the car tomorrow before I put them on.
__________________
Follow us on Facebook for news and current promotions

08 E82 135i | 02 Z3 Coupe | 01 R1100S
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2003, 06:26 AM
AndyM's Avatar
AndyM AndyM is offline
Suede Master
Location: Kansas City
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,411
Mein Auto: '02 3.0i Z3 Coupe
Here's just a little sumpin' simple for ya....It is another nasty day out today so the pics look like arse.












__________________
Follow us on Facebook for news and current promotions

08 E82 135i | 02 Z3 Coupe | 01 R1100S
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-07-2003, 06:29 AM
Mr. The Edge's Avatar
Mr. The Edge Mr. The Edge is offline
.
Location: .
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 20,211
Mein Auto: .
__________________
Belief cannot argue with unbelief, it can only preach to it

To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-07-2003, 06:39 AM
AndyM's Avatar
AndyM AndyM is offline
Suede Master
Location: Kansas City
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,411
Mein Auto: '02 3.0i Z3 Coupe
None of the pics capture what they really look like...The second to last pic is pretty close though. With any luck, the sun will actually come out in the next week and I can get some better pics.

18"x8.5" all around with Bridgestone S-03 Pole Position 225 in the front and 255 in rear.
__________________
Follow us on Facebook for news and current promotions

08 E82 135i | 02 Z3 Coupe | 01 R1100S
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-07-2003, 07:07 AM
Mr. The Edge's Avatar
Mr. The Edge Mr. The Edge is offline
.
Location: .
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 20,211
Mein Auto: .
haus, these are calling your name!
__________________
Belief cannot argue with unbelief, it can only preach to it

To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-07-2003, 07:11 AM
JonM's Avatar
JonM JonM is offline
Moderator
Location: Charleston, SC
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,983
Mein Auto: 01 Mc, 08 M3, Motorrad x2
They look perfect. Good work.

__________________
Jon Maddux

14 S1000R | 09 F650GS | 08 E90 M3 | 06 M Coupe | 01 M coupe
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-07-2003, 08:28 AM
Hagbeard Hagbeard is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8
Send a message via AIM to Hagbeard
Mein Auto: 2004 PSM WRX Sedan
Holy crap! Ken's going to kick your ass!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-07-2003, 09:20 AM
The Roadstergal's Avatar
The Roadstergal The Roadstergal is offline
Butting back in
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 17,466
Mein Auto: GS500F
__________________
"This is a revolution, dammit! We're going to have to offend SOMEbody!"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-07-2003, 12:13 PM
Perryinva Perryinva is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Richmond, VA
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 143
Send a message via AIM to Perryinva
Mein Auto: 99 2.3 Z3, 99 528i
Talking Beautiful wheels!

Whose DTM exhaust is that? The tips looked rolled, or is that an illusion?
__________________

99 2.3 Z3
99 528i
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-07-2003, 12:34 PM
JonM's Avatar
JonM JonM is offline
Moderator
Location: Charleston, SC
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,983
Mein Auto: 01 Mc, 08 M3, Motorrad x2
Re: Beautiful wheels!

Quote:
Originally posted by Perryinva
Whose DTM exhaust is that? The tips looked rolled, or is that an illusion?
Supersprint. Rolled.
__________________
Jon Maddux

14 S1000R | 09 F650GS | 08 E90 M3 | 06 M Coupe | 01 M coupe
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-07-2003, 02:15 PM
Randy Forbes's Avatar
Randy Forbes Randy Forbes is offline
Investigative Tinkerer
Location: SW Florida
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 4,948
Mein Auto: ///Motorized Vehicles
Quote:
Originally posted by AndyM
None of the pics capture what they really look like...The second to last pic is pretty close though. With any luck, the sun will actually come out in the next week and I can get some better pics.

18"x8.5" all around with Bridgestone S-03 Pole Position 225 in the front and 255 in rear.
Now if only the car had a few miles on it...

My black car is coming up on 50k, the gray one has 20k on it and I've thoroughly enjoyed putting every single tenth of a mile on those cars.

You don't know what you're missing
__________________

Randy Forbes
1957 Austin-Healey 100/6 Wine Red
1961 McCulloch R1 go-kart Screaming Yellow
1995///M3 Coupe Dakar Yellow Eurosport Twinscrew S/C
1999///M Rdstr Cosmos Black Eurosport Twinscrew S/C
1999///M Coupe Estoril Blue Eurosport Twinscrew S/C
2001///M Rdstr Steel Gray
2011 X5 35i Sport Deep Sea Blue/Cinnamon
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-07-2003, 02:20 PM
Nick325xiT 5spd's Avatar
Nick325xiT 5spd Nick325xiT 5spd is offline
Registered User
Location: Bethesda, MD
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,856
Send a message via ICQ to Nick325xiT 5spd Send a message via AIM to Nick325xiT 5spd Send a message via Yahoo to Nick325xiT 5spd
Mein Auto: M3 & 323i/999 KP
Nice wheels.
__________________
2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Duramax LBZ/Allison 6-speed
2002 BMW M3 Alpinweiß/Black
1999 323i KP/GTS2 Alpinweiß
1990 325is Brilliantrot/Tan
1989 325is S50B30US Alpinweiß/Black
1989 M3 Alpinweiß/Black S50B32 (321hp, ITBs)


Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-07-2003, 02:22 PM
in_d_haus in_d_haus is offline
Registered User
Location: Elsewhere
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 6,869
Mein Auto: car
Quote:
Originally posted by atyclb
haus, these are calling your name!
Ya I think after the 'fest I may have to get some
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-07-2003, 02:26 PM
Perryinva Perryinva is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Richmond, VA
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 143
Send a message via AIM to Perryinva
Mein Auto: 99 2.3 Z3, 99 528i
Question 225 & 255 on 8.5's? Doesn't look like that!

Not that I'm doubting you, but the amount of sidewall overhang past the rim edge (rimrash protection) looks to be about the same, and you sure would think the 255's wuld hang over a whole lot nore on the same rims.
__________________

99 2.3 Z3
99 528i
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-07-2003, 02:27 PM
Masskrug Masskrug is offline
Is it litre or liter?
Location: At the pub...
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 648
Mein Auto: 02 325i/ 03 X5 3.0 5sp
Absolutely gorgeous. And thanks for NOT posing on the car in your bikini.

The new leatherZ website is 10,000x better too. Congrats!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-07-2003, 02:35 PM
Perryinva Perryinva is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Richmond, VA
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 143
Send a message via AIM to Perryinva
Mein Auto: 99 2.3 Z3, 99 528i
Just checked the Tirerack spec charts

and assuming you went 225/40/18 ad 255/35/18, then the section width would be a bit over an inch more on the rear. Must be the camera angles.
__________________

99 2.3 Z3
99 528i
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-07-2003, 02:39 PM
Kaz's Avatar
Kaz Kaz is offline
King of Rear Clunks
Location: OC, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 12,907
Mein Auto: 01 325iT, 88 M6
Hmm, couldn't you have put on a wheel with less offset in the back? Those wheels would look sweet with more dish.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-07-2003, 02:46 PM
JonM's Avatar
JonM JonM is offline
Moderator
Location: Charleston, SC
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,983
Mein Auto: 01 Mc, 08 M3, Motorrad x2
Quote:
Originally posted by Kaz
Hmm, couldn't you have put on a wheel with less offset in the back? Those wheels would look sweet with more dish.
You could if it were an M coupe. That's the best you can do on a Z3 coupe.

RS-gt: 22mm offset with 10mm spacer.

RG-Rs shown are 38mm offset.
__________________
Jon Maddux

14 S1000R | 09 F650GS | 08 E90 M3 | 06 M Coupe | 01 M coupe
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-07-2003, 02:55 PM
Kaz's Avatar
Kaz Kaz is offline
King of Rear Clunks
Location: OC, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 12,907
Mein Auto: 01 325iT, 88 M6
I don't understand why almost all aftermarket wheel companies insist on running so little offset, particularly fixed fitments where a certain configuration is only going to go on certain cars (eg. E36/E46).

This makes the car look more raised and you start to need to worry about fender lip clearances and such. In addition, BBS USA in particular insists on combining this offset with 8.5" width which only makes this worse. BBS Japan knows what they're doing. The RG-R fitments they offer make far more sense to me.

My Alpinas are OEM offset (18x8ET47, 18x8.5ET50) and they can take 235/40 in front and 265/35 in rear with no clearance worries.

I want wheels in 18x8ET40-45 and run 225/40 or 235/40 all around.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-07-2003, 03:38 PM
ARC///M's Avatar
ARC///M ARC///M is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Chesnee,South Carolina 29323
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 975
Mein Auto: BMW 01 M Rdstr 00 M Coupe
They finish the look of the car.

It was worth all are efforts..Can not wait to see them at H/c 03...
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-07-2003, 03:40 PM
AndyM's Avatar
AndyM AndyM is offline
Suede Master
Location: Kansas City
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,411
Mein Auto: '02 3.0i Z3 Coupe
Re: Just checked the Tirerack spec charts

Quote:
Originally posted by Perryinva
and assuming you went 225/40/18 ad 255/35/18, then the section width would be a bit over an inch more on the rear. Must be the camera angles.
What pic are you seeing this in?
__________________
Follow us on Facebook for news and current promotions

08 E82 135i | 02 Z3 Coupe | 01 R1100S
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-07-2003, 06:04 PM
JonM's Avatar
JonM JonM is offline
Moderator
Location: Charleston, SC
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,983
Mein Auto: 01 Mc, 08 M3, Motorrad x2
Re: Re: Just checked the Tirerack spec charts

Quote:
Originally posted by AndyM
What pic are you seeing this in?
It's what he's not seeing. The stock front wheel is 7.5" wide. The RG-R is 8.5".
__________________
Jon Maddux

14 S1000R | 09 F650GS | 08 E90 M3 | 06 M Coupe | 01 M coupe
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-10-2003, 07:32 AM
Perryinva Perryinva is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Richmond, VA
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 143
Send a message via AIM to Perryinva
Mein Auto: 99 2.3 Z3, 99 528i
I realize they are an inch wider rims

than stock , but they are both 8.5's, (F & R). Looking at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th pic, (Both, F, R) the amount of tire sidewall that hangs PAST the rim appears the same or very close. On my dailey beater, I have 205/55/16's F and 225/50/16 R on 6.5 wide rims, and with only a 20mm difference, it looks like I've got hotrod tires in rear and skinnys up front. You've got a 30mm difference and they look the same. Now that I think about it, it is most likely because you are running 18's...there is not much sidewall to bulge out to begin with, especially with stiff S03's, compared to a 16. (Love my S03's, BTW, what a difference, on 18's they must be incredible) The correct fitment rim for a 225/40/18 is 8" wide, though up to 9" is acceptable, and a 255/35/18 is a 9" with down to 8.5" acceptable. A narrower rim reduces the the sidewall overhang about 1/4" per 1/2" rim width, over spec.
__________________

99 2.3 Z3
99 528i
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms