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Old 06-10-2013, 08:25 PM
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Question New wheels offset 0

Before I go ahead and think of purchasing these, their offset is 0mm. I hear the usual is not near that. Not sure how it'll look/feel: any comments?


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I've seen E36s with these wheels on them before, but it requires crazy rubber-band tires and absurd fender rolling & pulling. Even then, every E36 I've seen with these wheels has had severely damaged fender lips.
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I've seen E36s with these wheels on them before, but it requires crazy rubber-band tires and absurd fender rolling & pulling. Even then, every E36 I've seen with these wheels has had severely damaged fender lips.
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yeaaaaaaaaaah man. I saw one this morning. It was horrible looking. He made it work, but it was extreme poke. I didn't like it, but they're only $350+ haha. worth the price, not worth the look.

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Question New Wheels + Offset + Backspace

help me out with this: offset=good + backspace = good? it looks as if im in the GREEEEEEN now

38mm offset
5.5inch backspace

how much backspace is available on E36 OEM wheels? (what I found was f***ing confusing i hate math)

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Standard 3 series offset is nominally 46mm, but 38mm with 7 inch width will work with no problem. You could run 17 x 8 with no problem with 38mm offset.
Why do you have your heart set an a set of steel wheels? Those are 30lbs and even heavy cast alloy wheels weigh in at 25lbs or less. With some looking you could find a good used set of alloy wheels for the $300 they want for the steel wheels. I've got a set of style 88s for sale including tires for that price.
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Standard 3 series offset is nominally 46mm, but 38mm with 7 inch width will work with no problem. You could run 17 x 8 with no problem with 38mm offset.
Why do you have your heart set an a set of steel wheels? Those are 30lbs and even heavy cast alloy wheels weigh in at 25lbs or less. With some looking you could find a good used set of alloy wheels for the $300 they want for the steel wheels. I've got a set of style 88s for sale including tires for that price.
I've looked around and found nothing I like. Anything similar to style 5s I like, and/or steelies, they must have some kind of lip, and/or should be 2 piece / 3 piece. I see none for an affordable price for me. This sh*t is tough

And yah these steel wheels are 30lbs each. Not far from 25 lol, my 318 is already slow why not add some heavy wheels to it huh

Your wheels + tires = great deal. However, I want 17s and I'm not a huge fan of style 88s.

And thanks for your input
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Wait, so you are telling me that not only do you “want” steel rims, but that you are will to pay $300 for steel rims. There is only one appropriate reaction to that and that is this.


Seriously dude, just look on CL and find almost any BMW rim under $300 that fits your car and buy that. It will be so much better than steel rims.
I mean look, I just spent a min looking on CL and I found 4 sets of rims for under $300 that would be better than steel rims.
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Wait, so you are telling me that not only do you "want" steel rims, but that you are will to pay $300 for steel rims. There is only one appropriate reaction to that and that is this.


Seriously dude, just look on CL and find almost any BMW rim under $300 that fits your car and buy that. It will be so much better than steel rims.
I mean look, I just spent a min looking on CL and I found 4 sets of rims for under $300 that would be better than steel rims.
http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts/3822237408.html
http://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/3830414499.html
http://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/3849968875.html
http://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/3847600005.html

its my car man. those rims are 15's or 16's / ugly.
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ANYWAYS... I need some insight from the elders who actually help out on another situation:

I found some jeep wheels, their bolt pattern is:

5x127 for $130/set (4 wheels).

My boy did it for his GolfR32, and gave me a great idea. Look elsewhere, out of the bmw scene for wheels.



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Why do you think a 5 x 127 wheel will fit your 5 x 120 BMW? They will NOT fit. Not even close.

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ANYWAYS... I need some insight from the elders who actually help out on another situation:

I found some jeep wheels, their bolt pattern is:

5x127 for $130/set (4 wheels).

My boy did it for his GolfR32, and gave me a great idea. Look elsewhere, out of the bmw scene for wheels.

WILL THESE FIT? (i know e36 is 5x120 but maybe they can work)

Only if you buy two sets of 5x120 to 5x127 adapters (they come in pairs), but that's going to run you $100 to $150 and add a crap load of offset you don't want.
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Why do you think a 5 x 127 wheel will fit your 5 x 120 BMW? They will NOT fit. Not even close.
He also wants to pay $300 for steel wheels. I think he was dropped on his head as a baby. That is the only thing I can think of that would explain his actions.
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Only if you buy two sets of 5x120 to 5x127 adapters (they come in pairs), but that's going to run you $100 to $150 and add a crap load of offset you don't want.
Yeah after posting the question, I took it to the jeep forums and they helped a bit. Then I thought of adapters. Now I'm trying to find the stock offset on these wheels before buying them. Don't want to much - offset lol

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get some steelies of CL... and then just band them
I am getting steelies but wanted to look for wheels that aren't as heavy. The steelies are definitely my backup as I'm trying to visit waterfest and not look terrible.
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He also wants to pay $300 steel wheels. I think he was dropped on his head as a baby. That is the only thing I can think of that would explain his actions.
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Try for somthing 8.5 wide and et 35 bolt pattern 120x5

thats almost perfect specs for an e36

check your local cl.... where in ny are you?
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Not sure how you came to that conclusion?

In my opinion you should just stick with BMW rims most of them with look better then steelies.


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Not sure how you came to that conclusion?

That's the default comeback from those who are not intelligent enough to formulate an educated response and/or insult.
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Try for somthing 8.5 wide and et 35 bolt pattern 120x5

thats almost perfect specs for an e36

check your local cl.... where in ny are you?

I've checked, there's nothing that size there's nothing in my price range. I wanna do something different, that's just me. As new as I am to the whole scene
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