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Old 07-30-2003, 02:40 PM
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Z4 style 108 wheels on ebay

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These were N/A in the US. No idea how a set of them got to good ol' Solon, Ohio.
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These were N/A in the US. No idea how a set of them got to good ol' Solon, Ohio.
I wonder if they have the characteristic cracks too?
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Old 07-30-2003, 05:28 PM
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These were N/A in the US. No idea how a set of them got to good ol' Solon, Ohio.
I thought you could buy them seperately, even though you couldn't get them on the car?

That's still pretty rapid disenchantment.
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Old 07-30-2003, 06:17 PM
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they were not available on US models, but can be purchased OTC from any BMW OE part distributor; list is approx mid-$500/ea range, low-mid $400/ea if you have a reasonable source

too heavy, too expensive, and also too fragile given their propensity to crack around the wheel bolt holes, looks aren't everything
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Old 07-30-2003, 09:36 PM
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too heavy, too expensive, and also too fragile given their propensity to crack around the wheel bolt holes, looks aren't everything
The 3.0i sport Swiss Cheese Rounds have grown on me.

I only posted because I was trolling ebay during my copious free time ... err, I mean work... and they looked interesting.
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Old 07-31-2003, 03:32 AM
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The 3.0i sport Swiss Cheese Rounds have grown on me.

I only posted because I was trolling ebay during my copious free time ... err, I mean work... and they looked interesting.
yeah, they definitely are the nicest looking OE wheel offered on the Z4, but I'd recommend any number of aftermarket alternatives for the previous reasons stated.
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Old 07-31-2003, 02:57 PM
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The 3.0i sport Swiss Cheese Rounds have grown on me.
You mean the turbine wheels, or the ones that look like the end of a revolver?

I like the revolver wheels a lot. What is their offset anyways?
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i still think these are the best looking on the z3, just my opinion
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Old 07-31-2003, 07:37 PM
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You mean the turbine wheels, or the ones that look like the end of a revolver?

I like the revolver wheels a lot. What is their offset anyways?
These are the Swiss Cheese Rounds:

That is also one of my favorite Z4 color combos.

If they had 6 holes, I would see calling them revolvers. The turbines are okay, but they don't do it for me like the beef master cheeses.
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i still think these are the best looking on the z3, just my opinion
Good looking, but I'd hate to clean them.

Skin's Z3 looked really good with the Z4 turbines; better than they look on the Z4. He took the pic down from his webspace, though.
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Can someone give me more details on the 108 "cracking" issue?

We have 108's on our car.

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Can someone give me more details on the 108 "cracking" issue?

We have 108's on our car.

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Check the archives for pictures from HC last year. I posted some pictures that Stygar took of a (then unreleased) Z4 in the employee parking lot that had cracks from the bolt holes around the rim's circumference. No experience if that was cosmetic or structural.
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Can someone give me more details on the 108 "cracking" issue?

We have 108's on our car.

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Is it just this single incident or are there other reported incidents? One incident is a bit hard for me to be concerned about but 10 or 20, then its a different story. If this does happen then they would be replaced under the warranty anyway.

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Old 08-03-2003, 08:23 AM
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Hard to say Neil, we don't see those wheels on Z4s over here.

It could've been a preprodution incident, a highly abused test vehicle or a victim of bad roads.

But now you know where to look each time you wash your wheels
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Yup I'll keep an eye out.

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