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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:29 AM
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Wheel these fit my 1990 bmw 325i coupe

Hello, I'm the market for new rims and tires. I was just wondering you guys think these will fit on my 1990 bmw 325i coupe. Also what are your thoughts on 17inch rims? I'm in no position to lower my car so will 17's make my car look really high?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:51 AM
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they WILL make your car look very high.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:16 PM
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:31 AM
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hahaha thanks thanks for letting me know! I think ill go with 15's
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:14 PM
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Alpine did up an e30 with 16" rims you can do 17" rims you just need the proper Tire diameter such as 215/40/17 you will not have any problems and they will not increase the height of the car. If you are going to go with larger rims go with an alloy rim and beware of potholes.

Check the offset, factory e30 offset is 20mm / Honda civics have a 40mm offset you may need spacers

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:48 PM
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Alpine did up an e30 with 16" rims you can do 17" rims you just need the proper Tire diameter such as 215/40/17 you will not have any problems and they will not increase the height of the car. If you are going to go with larger rims go with an alloy rim and beware of potholes.

Check the offset, factory e30 offset is 20mm / Honda civics have a 40mm offset you may need spacers
Donking it up i seee! 17's just look to big for there own good.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:34 PM
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I have the 15" Konig Rewind with Falken Zeix ZE-912 (205/55/15 for a wider looking stance) and they have the proper offset and nice and light



Check out 1010tires.com they have a few options they are out of Vancouver so you don't have duties and free shipping until tomorrow and then you can use your old rims for winter tires
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:39 PM
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they are also mini-replica wheels and are very ugly. the OP also asked about 17" wheels, not 15's.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:26 PM
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You mentioned "they WILL make your car look very high". Then the OP said "hahaha thanks thanks for letting me know! I think ill go with 15's." So I told him that it wouldn't raise the car with a tire size of 215/40/17 and told him about the proper offset gave the suggestion of a 15" tire and rim size combinations and where to get the and other wheels that fit with proper sizing. BMW owners that want help, they want suggestions so that we can keep these cars on the road. He doesn't have to buy the Konigs he can pick whatever rim and tire setup he chooses.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:01 PM
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First off, why put Mini reps wheels on a BMW...
Yes the companies are related but, no.
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I have the 15" Konig Rewind with Falken Zeix ZE-912 (205/55/15 for a wider looking stance) and they have the proper offset and nice and light



Check out 1010tires.com they have a few options they are out of Vancouver so you don't have duties and free shipping until tomorrow and then you can use your old rims for winter tires
Looks rad man!
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Back then there were not related at all. Austin Mini. Now Mini/bmw.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:01 PM
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Back then there were not related at all. Austin Mini. Now Mini/bmw.
Those aren't rep wheels from an Austin era Mini are they?
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:42 AM
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They are close to the the mini wheels. There were some other after market rims on my 84 325e they were made for a honda civic there were 20mm spacers we could not balance the wheels (on the machine they said they were balanced) but between 45-70mph it would shake (all the suspension components were good). When I looked for new wheels with the proper offset 8 years ago there were only 3 that I could find 1 set was chrome 1 set was 16" gold chrome basket weaves and the ones that i have. I also like the weight at about 14 lbs.
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you should really learn how to use the internet if you could only find 3 sets of wheels, even back then. back then there were hundreds of wheels for the e30 ..big, small, wide, skinny, 1pc, 3pc .. they were all available. the ony wheels available now that weren't back then are these garbage companies like ESM who make replicas of wheels that were available back in the day.
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