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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 Thu, Jan-31-2019, 07:09:54 PM   #21
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Default Re: What wheels would you buy?

Not sure a 9 inch front is feasible without a spacer, camber, and potentially rolling. But it would probably look great with the right ride height and alignment.
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My opinion, is do it once and get exactly what you want joe. If any car is deserving of a new set, as crazy as the price is, itís your car.
Iíve had 5 sets of wheels for my m3 and tally up the money Iíve lost in shipping and mounting tires alone I could have just bought the stamped set I wanted. No rush, but pounce when the right set comes up or buy new IF itís for sure what you want.
Thank you. There is a possibility of a restored stamped staggered set coming available soon. The owner is noodling it. I've been looking at some Japanese wheels as well that look pretty cool. But there is a risk that once I get them, I won't like them. Like so many things, they look better in pictures than when you get them in front of you and live with them for a while. Also there is a fitment risk. I know the BMW staggered will fit.

And thanks everyone for your input!
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Old Sat, Feb-02-2019, 01:20:00 AM   #23
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Default Re: What wheels would you buy?

I'd go JDM, just because they're badass and they're different. I could rattle off a bunch of different wheels, but if I ever lost my heap, i.e. to theft, car accident, etc. and got another E36 M3 (in Imola Red no less ) I'd get Blitz Type-01s in 18x8.5 all around, I think +38 offset. That would be beyond awesome.
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Default Re: What wheels would you buy?

Curious what the reactions and feedback is for this wheel.
D-Force LWT5 (17x8.5, flat black for a Boston Green M3).
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Old Thu, Feb-07-2019, 09:03:08 PM   #25
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I've started restoring the car I bought in my early 20's to look a bit more respectable as I get closer to my 40. This required getting rid of some of the goofy stuff I had when I was younger, including the 18" E39 M5 wheels.

To replace them I picked up a square set of 8.5 DSII's. Probably my favorite E36 wheel. The lines and edges match the body remarkably well.
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Default Re: What wheels would you buy?

LTW-5's were never my cup of tea. Only in wide 18x9.5 did they look ok.

On a car on stock ride height, I'd stick with stock wheels. Nothing looks better. LTW's are the best here. Although I've always liked DS1's too... they're stamped and look interesting. I wouldn't mind a set to be honest.

Other than that... idk Apex's look good and readily available. For that track look Kosei K1.
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Old Wed, Mar-06-2019, 09:11:27 PM   #27
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Default Re: What wheels would you buy?

I suggest you wait and get exactly what you want. If its stamped 24s, then wait for those.

Wheel opinions are like _ _ _ holes. Everyone has one, who cares what we think get what you want.

IMO Contour IIs look the best on the E36 M3. About 99.999% of this forum probably would disagree with me. See my point?

PS love the 24s, they would be my 2nd choice. I was also able to pick up a NEW set of Contours pretty cheap and I think they are awesome.
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Just picked up a set of 17" BBS LM's a few days ago from Japan, having Ehrlich Wheels refinish them and will roughly cost what a new set of style 24's would have.

I was in your boat and wanted the stamped as well and they weren't readily available. As for a simple off the shelf solution, I like the look of the TE:AL's that Bimmerworld offers and are marketed as forged
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LTW-5's were never my cup of tea. Only in wide 18x9.5 did they look ok.

On a car on stock ride height, I'd stick with stock wheels. Nothing looks better. LTW's are the best here. Although I've always liked DS1's too... they're stamped and look interesting. I wouldn't mind a set to be honest.

Other than that... idk Apex's look good and readily available. For that track look Kosei K1.
I'm running squared non stamped LTWs and both you guys keep making me looking into switching BBS LM's. They've always been a dream wheel for me and I would love to run it on at least one of my M's.

The only reason I haven't looked too heavily into it is because my wheels fit great and are super light, and the Z needs a bunch of preventative work. I think the LM's look incredible and would love to get a set one day
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I'm running squared non stamped LTWs and both you guys keep making me looking into switching BBS LM's. They've always been a dream wheel for me and I would love to run it on at least one of my M's.



The only reason I haven't looked too heavily into it is because my wheels fit great and are super light, and the Z needs a bunch of preventative work. I think the LM's look incredible and would love to get a set one day


I decided not to reverse mount them and keep original specs on them, so the et is quite high and spacers will be needed Iím sure, but I prefer the look of a front mounted faced LM.

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Default Re: What wheels would you buy?

Finally have the wheels I wanted. All ready for the new tires. This is a staggered set. Rears are new, the fronts (NLA) are restored. Not the best picture using my iPhone.
If I'm not careful I'm going to end up with a clone of westopher's car, 'cept I can light up my tires.

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