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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:20 PM
Z3R0adster1998 Z3R0adster1998 is offline
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looking for rims that fit my Z3?

I need help looking for rims for my Z3.

I want something like these on ebay

17x8.5 et 30 STR Rims

they are 17x8.5 with an offset of 30, will these fit my 99 Z3 2.3? I cant seem to find anything that will fit my car in this style.

thanks!
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:44 AM
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http://www.originalwheels.com/bmw-wheels/z32002rims.php
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:44 PM
Z3R0adster1998 Z3R0adster1998 is offline
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thank you BStanton for that link! Thats excatly what I needed. After having a looks see, I think I might go with

Wheel Part Number: #59258
2000-2002 BMW Z3

Size: 17" x 8.5", 5 Lug, 120mm Bolt Pattern
Finish: Silver
Description: Used 10 Spoke Factory Alloy Wheel w/ "Motorsport" on face



I'm also considering getting that same magnetic rear fender guard, got any more pictures of yours? looks good

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Old 09-14-2013, 04:34 PM
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I keep looking at possibly replacing my wheels as well. First I think I'll have mine resurfaced and see how they turn out, I have quite a bit of road and curb rash from the former owners.

You can click on my name, go into my profile... There are more pictures in the photo albums.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:40 PM
Z3R0adster1998 Z3R0adster1998 is offline
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I'm now thinking of getting a set of hub adapter to run 5x114.3 wheels

The lowest size I can find is 15mm. So my question now is what offset should I be looking for, taking into account the 15mm spacer needed to run the hub adapter. I'm still looking for 17x8 or 17x8.5...

Here is the hub adapter I found
http://www.ichibausa.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=41
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:12 AM
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You may want to mention where you've already looked to avoid people making obvious suggestions like....
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/resul...All&sort=Brand

8.5" width might be tough, but there certainly are a few 8"ers.

As for adapters... I wouldn't rule them out, but I'd exhaust my search for just wheels first. 15mm seems pretty thin for aluminum, especially with the recessed stud (I'm in the process of something similar for my Triumph and have only found 25mm adapters), but then again my stock Z4 rim is only about that thick at the hub, so it may be good (I'm certainly no engineer).
Although I don't think it too likely, another concern about going with wheels made for other vehicles is possible brake system or suspension interference.

Offset is pretty easy to calculate yourself.
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/...jsp?techid=101

With some simple math you can compare your current wheel set-up to what you want to buy to see if you'll be the same, or further in or out and by how much.

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Old 09-20-2013, 10:31 AM
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I'm looking at advant kudo 8 x 18 front and 9.5 x 18 rear if you like a mesh with polished rim. Check out RIMSnTIRES.com for a great fitment calculator & use the largest wheel and tire in the door jam for comparison.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Z3R0adster1998 View Post
I'm now thinking of getting a set of hub adapter to run 5x114.3 wheels

The lowest size I can find is 15mm. So my question now is what offset should I be looking for, taking into account the 15mm spacer needed to run the hub adapter. I'm still looking for 17x8 or 17x8.5...

Here is the hub adapter I found
http://www.ichibausa.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=41
Please don't go down this route. Adapters are a last choice in the scheme of things. The net ET you want to have for an 8-8.5" wheel is ET35-42. You can find a wide ranging choice of wheels in those widths from OE BMW wheels including many offered refinished for cheap, to aftermarket wheels. Might I suggest the 3 piece version of Style 42's and if you are really aggressive, get four 17x8.5 rears, run a square setup and smile.
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