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      06-06-2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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Anybody have pictures of some aftermarket 17" wheels?

I'm thinking about getting a 325i am leaning towards 17" rather than 18" wheels in order to save weight. Does anybody have some pictures of an E90 with some aftermarket 17"s?
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      06-06-2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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mann get atleast 18"s or 19"s.
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      06-06-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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i'd keep it stock with 16" or 17"
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      06-07-2006, 07:03 AM   #4
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Are you saving weight for racing purposes?
More for spirited driving. I just prefer the lightest possible wheel & tire combination to the "big wheel" look. I generally shoot for the smallest wheel to clear the brakes that have a 45 series sidewall or less. In the case of the 325i, a 17" wheel fits that spec.

I've already found a 16lb 17" wheel that will fit the e90, but I'm hoping to find something lighter. I'd like to shed about 10lbs per corner with a new wheel/non-runflat tire combo.
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      06-07-2006, 01:43 PM   #5
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No pics, but I share your preference for the lightest practical weight wheel available.
In 17" a simple plug'n'play choice is the BBS RK which is only 1mm from stock offset and is hubcentric so hub centering rings will not be required.
Another option is the OZ Ultraleggeras in 17" x 8", but I do not know the centrebore for these, so hub centering rings may be required.
Both choices are around the 17 lb. range.
What may I ask have you found at 16 lbs.?
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What may I ask have you found at 16 lbs.?
The RK was actually one of the wheels I was referring to, but at 16.8lbs, I guess it's closer to 17lbs than 16lbs. Also weighing in at 16.8 is the Kosei K1 Racing, but it has a 40mm offset, so it would probably require a spacer.

The SSR Type C RS that the Tire rack has listed for the E46 weighs 15.9 lbs, but I'm not sure what the offset is so I'm not sure if it can be made to fit.

I wish the MOTEGI TRACK TRAKLITE 2.0 would fit because they weigh 14lbs but only cost $288/wheel!
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i have the utlraleggeras but 18s...do need center ring
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      06-07-2006, 06:01 PM   #8
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i have the utlraleggeras but 18s...do need center ring
Boy the ultraleggeras sure do make your car look very tall, and very short in length!!


But seriously, the e90 is NOT a light car and while going with a lighter wheel will improve performance somewhat, going overly light could just end up being costly.
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      06-08-2006, 12:59 PM   #9
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162 elipsoide styling 17"

Check Enrico's wheels. Very nice !!!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=162+replica
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17" bbs rg-r's...



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To bad Volk doesnt make 17" applications for the e90. My last set of 17" SE37K's were 15lbs. forged monoblock.

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