2.8 change of wheels

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Bertrand
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2.8 change of wheels

Post by Bertrand » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 14:34

Just replaced my 1.9 with a 1999 Topaz blue 2.8 and was thinking about changing the wheels - has standard wheels at the moment.

Ideally would like some wire wheels to make the car look even more retro than it already is!

Is it possible to get wire wheels but with the BMW badge in the middle? And does anyone know where the best place to look is?

Have seen different BMW designs, but none really have that wire wheel look.
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Phil » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 14:43

Sapphire black/Imola red and black interior/ red roof/ S54 - the only RHD one made.

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  Z3 roadster 2.8
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Bertrand » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 15:01

Thanks for the link.

Do you know if it is possible to fit a BMW centre cap to non-bmw wheels?

I have seen some wire wheels that look great, but aren't BMW wheels - any idea if wire wheels are as stong as the alloy wheels?
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Brian4 » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 16:50

The wheels you get need to have the same bolt spacing PCD 5x120 and preferably same offset as you existing wheels and also the centre bore needs to be the same to locate correctly on the hub. Z3 is 72.5mm

The wheel centre bore to fit the centre caps is 68 mm
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Bertrand
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Bertrand » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 17:03

Thanks for the info.
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2.8 change of wheels

Post by David » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 18:15

I just found this amazing website called 'Google'. It has a very simplistic layout, but I just typed in to the box "BMW Z3 wire wheels" and surely enough this was the 3rd result down:

http://www.daytonwirewheel.com/gallery/ ... car006.php

It worked well this time, but I don't think 'Google' will ever catch on... ;)
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David
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2.8 change of wheels

Post by David » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 18:17

Also see here:

http://www.daytonwirewheel.com/gallery/ ... car006.php
(1st Google Result)

Apologies for the overwhelming, underlying sarcasm in my last post... It's been a long day!
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by gookah » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 19:24

David wrote:I just found this amazing website called 'Google'. It has a very simplistic layout, but I just typed in to the box "BMW Z3 wire wheels" and surely enough this was the 3rd result down:

http://www.daytonwirewheel.com/gallery/ ... car006.php

It worked well this time, but I don't think 'Google' will ever catch on... ;)

Are you hinting that it would have been easier to put 4 words into Google, rather than 84 words into a post to achieve a similar result? :puzzle:
however that did not answer the BMW badges question.. :D
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Brian4 » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 19:26

But $600 + delivery per wheel aint cheap.

Here's a UK site but it says the wheels are discontinued and only available as long as stocks last.

http://www.mwsint.com/custom/FitmentGui ... l&carYear=
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Bertrand » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 20:04

David wrote:Also see here:

http://www.daytonwirewheel.com/gallery/ ... car006.php
(1st Google Result)

Apologies for the overwhelming, underlying sarcasm in my last post... It's been a long day!
No problem. Looked at this site, but the cost and shipping looked too much unfortunately!
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Bertrand » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 20:07

Thanks Brian4 - those wheels look perfect, will see if they have any left!
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Bertrand » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 20:51

Always better to hear if someone has actually used a company - Mr Google doesn't usually tell you they are any good or not!
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Mike Fishwick » Tue 03 Feb, 2015 10:51

Apart from being a sod to clean, how do they keep the air inside a tubeless tyre? I could not see any reference to this on their website.
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Re: 2.8 change of wheels

Post by Robert T » Tue 03 Feb, 2015 11:54

Mike Fishwick wrote:Apart from being a sod to clean, how do they keep the air inside a tubeless tyre? I could not see any reference to this on their website.
There is some kind of seal over the spoke holes in the rim, but this is only available on MWS's larger wires. I read about them when I was looking for a replacement set for my frog - I just run normal tyres with innertubes on mine. I did encounter a company that did custom wire wires when we were at Silverstone a couple of years back - they reckoned that they could do tubeless even on a 13" wheel, but they were going to be very expensive.

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