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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Wed, Feb-01-2017, 06:17:16 PM   #1
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Default Are these worth it?

$2,000.00







I prefer the stamped version, but these look pretty ideal for my silver hardtop vert..

Any thoughts on if I should keep the fresh contours versus swapping to a nice LTW set?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Genuine-...-/182418332682


here is a random pic of the car for reference: (hardtop will likely be refinished in matching titanium silver)



edit: feel free to make this a comparism thread, comparing the LTWs & contour2s on silver verts specifically (or coupes too).. its a tough decision
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Default Re: Are these worth it?

It's cheaper to buy a new set from the dealer.
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Default Re: Are these worth it?

A Brand new Square set would be close. I like the factory finish a lot more, I wouldn't pay anything close to 2k for those. You can find factory ones on the forums in good share for around $7-$800.
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It's cheaper to buy a new set from the dealer.
ECS charges about $520 per wheel

seems these are hard to get for under $1k?
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A Brand new Square set would be close. I like the factory finish a lot more, I wouldn't pay anything close to 2k for those. You can find factory ones on the forums in good share for around $7-$800.


thanks for that - I wasnt sure what a reasonable number would be for these.. after looking, the prices fluctuate with little to no logic to follow, apart from "stamped" vs non-stamped ...
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The chrome needs to GTFO.
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^ yea i think i prefer the LTW original finish
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ECS charges about $520 per wheel

seems these are hard to get for under $1k?
520 a wheel x 4=2080.
Dealers you don't have to pay shipping. It's basically a wash with the eBay wheels.
I'd still take New even if it was a fair bit more than these, and take decent used set over both.
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^ noted - thanks Chris; always helpful

edit: yea, ECS is ridiculous on some OE parts.. i think the "rears" were $530 each as opposed to $520 for the fronts
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The chrome needs to GTFO.
Is it chrome or have they been stripped and polished up? Me I don't like chrome plating but polish is ok.Would I pay 2k for light weights No
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