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A big pro for me would be that they seem very easy to keep clean. A con IMO would be that although they do edge the Type 73 (sorry, Phil :D), they are not as aggressive looking as the M68 or even Type 44 wheel.

So what do owners and others have to say about the Type 96 in regards to likes and dislikes?

Anyone have a good closeup pic of the 96 that they can share?
 

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What does the 96es look like? I've never heard of them. :(
 

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The style 96 wheels are what you get on a 325i Sport Package. I really like the lug cover - really finishes off the look IMO. Also it decreased the crannies for brake dust to gather.

They are incredibly simple to clean. I use a wash mit (all natural of course). I wear an XL size glove and can easily clean between the spokes with the mit.
 

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So...They're the 7 spoke style 44 look-a-likes right?
 

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So...They're the 7 spoke style 44 look-a-likes right?
Yes, very similar as you can see from the attached picture of Jeff_DML's Touring.
<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=125168>
 

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Initially, I wasn't too thrilled about them, but now I love them, especially after finding out how easy they are to clean. I think it's a nice evolution over the type-44 wheels, and they're a lot shweeter than the standard 16" wheels. :)

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Initially, I wasn't too thrilled about them, but now I love them, especially after finding out how easy they are to clean. I think it's a nice evolution over the type-44 wheels, and they're a lot shweeter than the standard 16" wheels. :)

Michael
I've yet to see them invivo (in person), but from the photos and brochures they do have a distinct look to them that is kind of growing on me.

In your sig they do look super on your Topaz sedan! :thumbup:

Does anyone here have them on a Orient Blue Touring (preferably) or sedan?
 

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IndyMike said:
A big pro for me would be that they seem very easy to keep clean. A con IMO would be that although they do edge the Type 73 (sorry, Phil :D), they are not as aggressive looking as the M68 or even Type 44 wheel.

So what do owners and others have to say about the Type 96 in regards to likes and dislikes?

Anyone have a good closeup pic of the 96 that they can share?
Hey they came with the xi version so I was stuck with them. I personally like the 96 style as well as the 79s (I think that is the right number) that come with the 330xi SP.

Bottom line, get what you like but keep in mind......real enthusiasts prefer 73s :lmao:
 

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Re: Re: What's the verdict on the Type 96 Wheel?

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real enthusiasts prefer 73s
Because I fear being steamrolled by 'The Towering Touring' on Type 73's I am compelled to agree with you. I guess ObD is on his own from now on! :D
 

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Because I fear being steamrolled by 'The Towering Touring' on Type 73's I am compelled to agree with you. I guess ObD is on his own from now on! :D
:lmao: :lmao:

I'd never run over a fellow touring owner (or one in the waiting). :)

ObD is really a *closet enthusiast*:p
 

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I'd never run over a fellow touring owner (or one in the waiting). :)

ObD is really a *closet enthusiast*
And if you just keep slipping him those subliminal Type 73 messages he'll see just how exhilirating coming out of the closet really is? :D
 

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And if you just keep slipping him those subliminal Type 73 messages he'll see just how exhilirating coming out of the closet really is? :D
:yikes:

No thank you :eeps:
 

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I always had my heart set on 44's. Something I just love about those wheels. At any rate, I got the 96's. They have definately grown on me and they are very easy to clean. Plus, you do not see nearly as many of them.
 

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I always had my heart set on 44's. Something I just love about those wheels. At any rate, I got the 96's. They have definately grown on me and they are very easy to clean. Plus, you do not see nearly as many of them.
Wow! Really sharp. The 96's seem to complement Orient blue quite nicely. :thumbup:

I know what you mean about 44's. I've got to get winter tires and wheels and am seriously thinking about going with them or Mille Miglia's as the winter setup. Not a lot of fuss in keeping them clean either. They're expensive, but IMO worth it. Gotta consider the winter abuse and possible pothole abuse, so I'll probably go with the Mille's. I've still got a little while to talk myself into the 44's though.

Thanks for the OB pic! Nice shine, too :thumbup:
 

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IndyMike said:

I've yet to see them invivo (in person), but from the photos and brochures they do have a distinct look to them that is kind of growing on me.

In your sig they do look super on your Topaz sedan! :thumbup:

Does anyone here have them on a Orient Blue Touring (preferably) or sedan?
Unfortunately, my wheels are always dirty. :thumbdwn:

Speaking of signatures, I miss yours with the interior shot of your 330Cic. Steel Gray/Tanin is one sharp combo! Too bad they canned it for '02 or I would have seriously considered it.

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Wow! Really sharp. The 96's seem to complement Orient blue quite nicely. :thumbup:

Thanks for the OB pic! Nice shine, too :thumbup:
Must not be too nice, my car is JetBlack!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
 

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IndyMike said:

Because I fear being steamrolled by 'The Towering Touring' on Type 73's I am compelled to agree with you. I guess ObD is on his own from now on! :D
Hehe. You rat bastids. My summer rims will be this next year:

 

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PM 325xiT said:

:lmao: :lmao:

I'd never run over a fellow touring owner (or one in the waiting). :)

ObD is really a *closet enthusiast*:p
540iT, please. :lmao:
 

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540iT, please. :lmao:
Ok Mr lew :rolleyes:

BTW good choice for the summer wheels:thumbup:
 

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PM 325xiT said:

Ok Mr lew :rolleyes:

BTW good choice for the summer wheels:thumbup:
Ya, M68's for the winter.

Parallel spoke 18" replicas for the summer. Can't wait for spring. :D
 
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