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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:35 AM
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This is my second z3. Sold the first and really missed it. Had to get another.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:03 AM
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:30 PM
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Thanks, thats what sold me on the car.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:42 PM
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:15 PM
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Ok, newbie here. Can't wait for the weather to break to get the Z out to play!!! Had to make a deal with the wife to sell my 81 project Vette and 64 1/2 Mustang project to get this but had to have the Z!!!!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:36 PM
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That car looks mint..... please provide more details and info.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:09 AM
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1997 Z3,(ya I know, ya know that), 2.8, 5 spd, 125000 miles. Tan interior. 6 disc cd changer in trunk. Top in good condition, back window even clear. Car is in great condition. Run drives like new. Has a few chips(but hey it 15 years old). My other Z had the staggered wheels this one doesn't. Even came with window sticker.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:31 PM
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nice looking ride. my wheels look the same and they're staggered. i guess someone could buy that wheel [best looking style imho] all the same size but that seems odd. maybe the po just put the same size tires on a staggered set?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:51 PM
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:04 PM
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The window sticker says it Montreal Blue Metallic.

The wheels were not staggered from the factory window sticker says 16 x 7 light alloy wheels.

The wndow sticker was in the glove box nice thing to find.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:52 PM
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:27 AM
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our cars seem similar and mine has the sport kit with 17" staggered wheels. i didn't know they made this wheel in 16". the 16" stock wheels i've seen don't look like these.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:21 PM
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crewdog843(jake) - Thanks!

tohbi - the tires are 16" and the window decal matches. I agree the other Z I had was 17" so for 16" these are the best option. Will be looking for a set of 17" staggered, they fill out the rear wheel opening a little better.

ECSTTunning - Thanks I'll check out your web sight!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:55 PM
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actually, both sizes should be the same height. when you go to larger wheels, the tires should correspond as lower profile in order to keep the gearing the same.

the 16" has some advantages: tires last longer because they can be rotated front to back. they also cost less to begin with. i would speculate that there is less of a tramlining problem too, although i have no direct experience. i know my staggered 17" set has this problem. perhaps more experienced members can enlighten us?

oh, and the 16" will give a softer ride. if you were on my side of the country, i'd consider trading with you.
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