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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 Sun, Oct-01-2017, 03:31:44 AM   #11
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The school bus 385mm euro wheel?

Sell it and get the US 375mm 3-spoke.


It’s marginally larger and leaps and bounds better looking. Your spray chemicals that “restore” the airbag might be okay but I am skeptical it’s a factory looking solution.


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It's 10mm larger.

I have had both and an E38 4-spoke wheel that is even larger than both.

The 3 spoke sportwheel is the exact same size as the regular 4 spoke airbag we got over here. Both listed at 385mm.

The M airbag wheel is listed at 375mm. Measuring both and putting them side by side, all confirms this.

Not sure if 10mm is marginal to you, but the numbers I gave are not mine, but BMW's (and easy to confirm).
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It’s marginally larger and leaps and bounds better looking. Your spray chemicals that “restore” the airbag might be okay but I am skeptical it’s a factory looking solution.


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It’s noticeably larger and DLux is applied by cloth/foam applicator from a 50ml bottle. That wheel is better looking but not better to use.
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The same diy I used years ago
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It’s marginally larger and leaps and bounds better looking. Your spray chemicals that “restore” the airbag might be okay but I am skeptical it’s a factory looking solution.


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After recently sitting for a month in my garage, the bag went chalky a started to do this in the sun. The ooze spread all over.



Wiped off later it was OK looking but chalky still.



CarPro Dlux applied (don't say I told you so yet...)



Dry towel buffed off (suitable for most).



Lightly gone over with a magic eraser just to cut the sheen off.



The magic eraser part changes it some, but I hope this lasts for some time. If I skipped this part, DLux is rated for years. No other plastic shine product can come close to this longevity (and most all have similar buffed off sheen).

You can also try no products and aggressive magic eraser only... but this leaves the plastic completely exposed (this was done in 2011 and lasted for 2 years).





Satisfied? I'm open to better solutions if you have one.
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M Technik wheels? They look better, and are 370 mm, but all of the wheels I've seen are non-airbag.
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Bray, is that a new oem wheel or reupholstered?

I ask because the leather is smooth, like BMW wheels are now, while during E36 production, they had a grain.

SQ13: yes all non-airbag. But 370 vs 375 is negligible.
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That looks great! I hope it lasts, ive been planning on getting another euro wheel but that might change my mind.


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Holy shit I need that badly.
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