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Michelangelo
Sun, Mar-06-2005, 05:26:07 AM
Hey guys, except the www.e30m3therealm3.com (they ask for $350 EACH, and $45 extra for EACH rim center cap.), do you know any store/website selling the BBS 16x7.5" Sport Evolution rims? Thanks!

Evolution
Wed, Mar-09-2005, 07:35:55 AM
Have you tryed posting an add over on s14.net in the wanted section?, I know there was a guy selling a brand new set there a while ago, Then he put them on ebay. Don't know what happened after that

Michelangelo
Wed, Mar-09-2005, 03:16:38 PM
I saw that eBay auction. However, US$1499.99 + S&H for a brand new set, almost the same price as buying directly from www.e30m3therealm3.com. Gotta get a set of 16x7" ET20 stock BBS for E39 and paint them in golden-brown instead. :(

Predator
Wed, Mar-09-2005, 05:19:23 PM
IF you wnt the real deal its gonna be exspensive and a ***** to find, try finding the rare 17s ! !

You should go find a company that does good qaulity imitations, theres loads of fake BMW style rims.

Michelangelo
Thu, Mar-10-2005, 03:59:43 AM
I'm currently using 17x8" (the previous owner put them on), and that's WHY I wanna get a set of 16" coz the road condition of Southern CA is just too "good." Also... err... but this is pertty personal, 17" is not good for performing "rain-ditch" running technique or its equivalent (a standard technique for Rally, but am I using the correct term here?) especially when I need to strike into sharp corners such as 180-degree freeway entrance/exit with drifting at 4:00am.

Evolution
Thu, Mar-10-2005, 09:23:06 AM
17's 18's are just for show realy on our cars, 15's 16's are what our cars where disgned with. You can realy feel the diference.
Keep your eye out on ebay and bmw sites, Maybe you will get lucky with a nice set for the price you want, But like Predator said, It's not cheap the real deal.

Have you thought bout any other wheels?? There are alot of wheels on the market for our cars.

Michelangelo
Thu, Mar-10-2005, 02:30:19 PM
My priority is always BBS "small chrysanthemum" (dense cross-spoke) spoke pattern, 2nd would be any BBS with "big chrysanthemum" (open cross-spoke). I've been keeping my eyes on eBay for more than 5 months, however, I have only seen 1 set of brand new 16x7.5" asking for $1499.99 + S&H from UK, and 1 set of 15x7" in good condition.

I've also checked Tire Rack many times and found that the choices of 225/50-15 is a lot more than 225/45-16, or I'd need to get sticky 205/50-16. However, from my experience, I know the sidewall thickness of 16" would be a good balance for "comfort" and turning response. That's why I eventually decide to search a set of 16", even though I know the tire choice would be a bit problematic. Also, I've asked the weights of some replica rims (such as Rondell) and I found that they're just so heavy. That's why I would rather spend some more on a set of genuine BBS.

Yes, for average sporty road going, our cars are best with 15" and 16". Although 17" can be fit, roads condition in Southern CA is not as good as DTM race tracks back to early 90's. :p

dee-mo
Thu, Mar-10-2005, 08:56:04 PM
Have you tried Markus from S14.net??? I know he gets different sets of rims pretty often. His gallery has a set of sport evos on there. You might want to contact him to see if he's selling them. Hope this helps.

Dave