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      01-31-2012, 12:28 PM   #456
United Kingdom

Drives: 320dMSportTouring+306Rallye
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Staffs. - and a racing Metro!

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Bought some wheels of ebay

I bought a 2006 320d M Sport touring in December, took it for a checkup at BMW and they told me I had a cracked near side rear wheel.. and it was 360 odd for a new wheel. I have MV3 wheels.

I went onto eBay and found a place called WheelDoctor in Stanmore that were advertising 4 new wheels direct from Ronal in Germany for 500.

They arrived today but they are all 18 x 8J whereas the rear wheels I have are 8.5J.

I have spoken to the bloke and he has said that BMW have now changed the wheels from 8.5J to 8J as they were having problems with them cracking.. does anyone know if this is true?

I believe the fitment has changed to compensate for the narrower wheels.

I will be changing to non-run-flats at the first opportuinty..

Last edited by delboy355; 01-31-2012 at 01:00 PM.