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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:45 AM
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Thumbs up Lets see your aftermarket wheels

Looking to change wheels on my 01 Z3 and not sure what to go with and how they will look. I want some wide lip wheels in the rear and maybe a black wheel with a polished lip.
Just not sure so need to see some wheels on other Z's and feedback on them.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:06 AM
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These are also a cross spoked design but have a polished lip. ASA AR1 18"

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Old 10-02-2009, 11:11 AM
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nice I like them Is that a hardtop on yours? And did you just put a BMW logo sticker on the center caps?

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Old 10-02-2009, 11:54 AM
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:21 PM
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:45 PM
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in sig. same as wildag but with different finish
I like the finish on them
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:03 PM
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I like the finish on them
thank you. it's called hyperblack. despite the name, it's not black. depending on the light, it can look medium silver to dark gunmetal.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:09 PM
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nice I like them Is that a hardtop on yours? And did you just put a BMW logo sticker on the center caps?
OEM hardtop painted to match. TireRack included BMW centercaps when I ordered the wheels
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:18 PM
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OEM hardtop painted to match. TireRack included BMW centercaps when I ordered the wheels
Looks great I am keeping a watch out for a hardtop for mine.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:36 PM
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So where is a good place to get wheels? Where I can check or see the backspacing? TireRack? I want to see what spacing is avail for each wheel design.
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:35 PM
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Tire Rack is a good seller. I've bought around five wheelsets/tire sets from them. Prices are pretty competitive. They have weight and offset info on the website and the phone staff is very helpful
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:44 PM
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Thanks KBH
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:24 PM
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Here are some wheels with the look you mentioned on my 2000 M Roadster, they are HRE Comp 70's made in 17'' only though they and others make similar looking rims. The centers are texture black (I personally don't like the look of gloss black) the rims are polished aluminum. They have to be special ordered so they can be made in any width and offset (mine are 8'' front and 9 1/2'' rear--- just 1/2'' wider than the stock M rims)
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:36 PM
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them are nice wheels Turner
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:37 PM
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Has anyone put 245/40/18 on front and rear of a Z3 without any issues?
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:30 PM
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Has anyone put 245/40/18 on front and rear of a Z3 without any issues?
First of all thank you for the compliment. Quite a few who have seen my car feel the black center/polished rim look good on an Titanium Silver car.

Maybe some of the track/autocross types can chime in. I suspect 235/35/18 might work. I do know there there can be rubbing issues on the front suspension with larger/wider tires but possibly proper offset/spacing might make it possible.

Personally I stayed with 17's because I decided I did not want to do anything that degrade the performance, even slightly, just for "looks". If anything I wanted wheels lighter than the stock roadstars. The HRE's are about 17lb front , 18lb rear vs 21/25 for the stock wheels. The Michelin PS2's are also lighter than most high performance tires.

Having said that, each individual should do what they want, its your car- have fun and enjoy. For most street driven cars a modest increase in unsprung weight will probably go unnoticed.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:28 AM
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I found a good deal on the 245/40/18 tires thats why I was wondering if they will fit on front I know they will on rear according to tirerack.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:48 AM
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Here are my girls 19 inch shoes. 245/35 275/30 SSR

I just bought the car recently and it already had the aftermarket shoes on so dont know too much about them. Except i like them

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Old 11-03-2009, 08:32 AM
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Those look great on the Z4 but 19" wheels are too big for the Z3 roadster IMO
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:53 AM
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Yeah I like them shoes
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:58 AM
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:07 AM
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:19 AM
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Here is a shot of my Beyern Black Mesh in 17x8. I like the way they compliment the car, at least in my opinion.
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Here are some wheels with the look you mentioned on my 2000 M Roadster, they are HRE Comp 70's made in 17'' only though they and others make similar looking rims. The centers are texture black (I personally don't like the look of gloss black) the rims are polished aluminum. They have to be special ordered so they can be made in any width and offset (mine are 8'' front and 9 1/2'' rear--- just 1/2'' wider than the stock M rims)
I like those wheels. They look great on your car.
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