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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Aug-29-2012, 04:40:04 PM   #41
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Default Re: question about contours

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most of the powdered/painted centers with polished lips are aftermarket copies, not factory wheels. check for the raised boss with lettering around the valvestem. factory wheels have it and it is in the way for machining and polishing the lip, so the aftermarket wheels don't have that boss.

There are/were wheel shops that specialized in taking new factory wheels from BMW and Mercedes, chrome plating them and re-selling them. That gives you a chrome plated factory wheel. Some dealers might have dealt with them, and then sell a new car with chromed wheels.
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