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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-16-2011, 01:54 AM
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:21 AM
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:22 AM
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ya dude, totally the SS header makes the car sounds less raspier than before too which is nice thing. I'm thinking of selling my contour rims and get 16x8 style 5 rims. I always like them and found them local for $4250 w/o tires. Is that good price or no?
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:25 AM
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:42 AM
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Definitely not a good price... I see them for less than or around $1000 all the time.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:46 AM
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ya dude, totally the SS header makes the car sounds less raspier than before too which is nice thing. I'm thinking of selling my contour rims and get 16x8 style 5 rims. I always like them and found them local for $4250 w/o tires. Is that good price or no?
I'm guessing you meant $425? Are 16s in high enough demand for that to be a decent price?, I'm not sure.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:47 AM
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Yeah, I didn't notice he said 16s. He must mean 425.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:58 AM
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man...why are they always that expensive? I found one like 50 miles from my area for $650 with tires, but they are all the "wrong" tires for E36, which means I'll have to buy new tires fo them to look proper.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:59 AM
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I'm guessing you meant $425? Are 16s in high enough demand for that to be a decent price?, I'm not sure.
my bad I meant $250. must have forgotten the shift button lol. so is it a good price for 16x8 w/o tires?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:16 AM
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Yeah, that's not a bad price if you think the wheels will look good on your car.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:35 AM
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planning on running 225/50 tires on them. I need a more comfortable DD car
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:33 PM
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bought the rims today, and I paid only $200 for all 4 w/o tires. They happen to be in a very clean condition with the exception of one wheel that got rash all around the lips. I'm happy
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:37 PM
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I have 225/50s on my 16" Style 30s. It's a pretty decently wide tire.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:44 PM
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that's what I'm getting. Gonna buy em from America's tire on friday, since they always have some kind of special rebate every friday
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:23 AM
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Awww dude, we could have traded wheels! I have the 16x8 in good condition no rash!!!

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Old 10-17-2011, 05:58 AM
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planning on running 225/50 tires on them. I need a more comfortable DD car
More power too you. I was able to get my style 44s because the PO wanted a gentler ride in his E46 330 with sport suspension.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:15 AM
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Also, I think a huge part of ride comfort depends on the tires themselves. My 225/50ZR16s are actually quite harsh. They have low tread, so there aren't really any tread blocks to help smooth out road roughness, and I'm pretty sure they have super stiff sidewalls, too. I'm curious to feel the difference between them and my new 17" wheels/tires that are arriving today.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:24 AM
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:28 AM
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Awww dude, we could have traded wheels! I have the 16x8 in good condition no rash!!!

I want contours
lol, I'm gonna put my wheels + tires for $750OBO. all 4 tires are dunlop direzza 245/40 and 225.45, which I bought on july and I roughly have put 1500 miles on them

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Also, I think a huge part of ride comfort depends on the tires themselves. My 225/50ZR16s are actually quite harsh. They have low tread, so there aren't really any tread blocks to help smooth out road roughness, and I'm pretty sure they have super stiff sidewalls, too. I'm curious to feel the difference between them and my new 17" wheels/tires that are arriving today.
it also depends on the brand man, I had kumho zetum 215/45 and they ride like sh*t. Then I bought riken raptor for $15 cheaper to replace em and I loved it!
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:29 AM
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Yep, they're on the truck for delivery as we speak, er, type... I get out of work at 6pm tonight (9pm your time), and should hopefully have them bolted on shortly thereafter with a little daylight left for photos. That is, assuming they actually fit...

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it also depends on the brand man, I had kumho zetum 215/45 and they ride like sh*t. Then I bought riken raptor for $15 cheaper to replace em and I loved it!
Yep, that's what I was getting at. A lot of it depends on the tires.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:34 AM
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Yep, that's what I was getting at. A lot of it depends on the tires.
what brand do u have now?
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:39 AM
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I have General G-Max AS-03s (THESE) in 225/50 on my 16x7" Style 30s, and they're pretty harsh. Like I said, they are low on tread, so that could be a contributing factor. Sidewalls have always felt way stiffer than I would expect for a 16" tire, too.

I'm having a new set of 17x8.5" Kosei K1 wheels and 245/40 Hankook V12 Evos (THESE) delivered today.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:00 PM
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I have General G-Max AS-03s (THESE) in 225/50 on my 16x7" Style 30s, and they're pretty harsh. Like I said, they are low on tread, so that could be a contributing factor. Sidewalls have always felt way stiffer than I would expect for a 16" tire, too.

I'm having a new set of 17x8.5" Kosei K1 wheels and 245/40 Hankook V12 Evos (THESE) delivered today.
I've read too many bad reviews regarding general tires man. The hankook V12 is actually nice and comfy tires, but I had the 225/40/18 one on 18x8 wheels.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:10 PM
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Yeah, the only reason I had Generals is because they were on the car when I bought it. I'm looking forward to the V12s. I've heard good things from many people about them.
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