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JaysBimmer
05-02-2004, 01:04 AM
What is a good brand or specific rim to look at that is light and strong? Looking for more function than form...

jeremy
05-02-2004, 01:07 AM
i hear ssr's are pretty good...

JaysBimmer
05-02-2004, 05:46 AM
what offsets can I use without spacers? and dumb question but what is the difference between fwd and rwd rims?

Was looking at konig heliums, cheap and light, would they fit?

Miguel
05-02-2004, 08:05 AM
SSR, Fiske, BBS, some OZ's, Kosei's, and Rota's.

Mystikal
05-02-2004, 11:19 PM
Cheap and light for an E30? You only have one choice, Kosei K1.

WhadUpp
05-02-2004, 11:34 PM
Keonig Heliums are very light but not sure if they are strong enough..good price tho

SSR's are awsome but $$$

jeremy
05-02-2004, 11:40 PM
i heard kosei's are not living up to their rep ?

Mystikal
05-02-2004, 11:59 PM
They're not as strong as SSR's and BBS', but what is, really. Stay with 15" and I highly doubt you'll bend them.

Also, remember this very important formula when buying wheels:

Strong, light, cheap. Choose two.

JaysBimmer
05-03-2004, 12:21 AM
thanks guys guess I have to just shop around. Planned on sticking to 15's or 16's.

Btw what is the correct offset?

Mystikal
05-03-2004, 12:34 AM
Depends on the width. Think under ET30.

Miguel
05-03-2004, 12:39 AM
Originally posted by Mystikal
Cheap and light for an E30? You only have one choice, Kosei K1.

w3rd. Kosei is the #1 choice for a LOT of different car makes... not just BMW.

T.Dot_E30
05-03-2004, 12:48 AM
whats the correct offset for a 7.5 inch width?

jeremy
05-03-2004, 03:02 AM
Originally posted by TrEvOrLiCioS
whats the correct offset for a 7.5 inch width?

et25

Kid
05-03-2004, 06:23 AM
I thought the offset was ET35??

BMW BMXer
05-03-2004, 06:35 AM
15" K-1s look bad.. 17 inch ones look good

Spaz
05-03-2004, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by Kid
I thought the offset was ET35??

where not fwd now are we ;)

btw you can fit et32 with out issues but that is the LIMIT!

Kid
05-03-2004, 01:43 PM
No, I checked my wheels, they say et35:confused:

They are the stock BBS wheels...

BMW BMXer
05-03-2004, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by Spaz
where not fwd now are we ;)

btw you can fit et32 with out issues but that is the LIMIT!

I have et33.

Mystikal
05-03-2004, 04:30 PM
The offset is directly related to the width. Don't bother posting ET's without rim widths.

The fact is, nothing higher than 25 will fit with 7.5" wide wheels.

Slowered318
05-03-2004, 06:18 PM
I have ET-30 7.5" wide.. and it's too close for comfort!

jeremy
05-03-2004, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Kid
No, I checked my wheels, they say et35:confused:

They are the stock BBS wheels...

the offset is going to vary with the width of your rims...keep in mind your stocks are only 6" wide (i beleive)

Mystikal
05-03-2004, 09:59 PM
6.5". And FYI, I have stock 'weaves with ET27. *smoke*