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Old 03-20-2009, 01:24 AM   #1
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Not enough rims to choose from on a e30

i like alot of the old school 15" 5 and 7 series rims and im thinking of going to 5 bolt conversion just so i can use them. Will it be alot of hassle if my rear brakes are drums right now? should i look into adapters? i idea isnt to safe for me and i dont want any vibrations :s



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Old 03-20-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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they're perfectly safe, both qimis used them and i just ordered a set..
but you cannot get adapters that go from 4x100 to 5x120!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:12 AM   #3
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From what I understand, that's because the 4x100 and 5x120 patterns are too close to overlapping.

It might be possible to do it with a two-piece adapter, but then you're looking at something that's probably 30mm thick minimum.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:37 AM   #4
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exactly.
if you want to order adapters,
make yourself an account on vwvortex.com
pm Matt Crooke (that's his username too)
he makes custom adapters and spacers.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:29 AM   #5
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I wouldn't mind getting a set as well for my 84 325 since I have a set of m3 wheels that I had on my e34 that would look cool on my 325
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:57 AM   #6
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Unless the offset is over 40mm, i wouldn't do it.
Thats the only reason why i ordered a set -- because my BBS RS's are in 5x130 and the offset is 49mm.

If you get two-piece adapters (which I'm not sure exactly how they'd work), they'd be really expensive because its like your paying for 2 sets of 4 adapters, so the holes wouldn't overlap.

Not to mention that the adapters have to be a minimum of 15mm x2 (for the 2-pieces)
so you're looking at 30mm adapters, which will give you an offset of -5mm if you have the common e30 offset of 25mm.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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Don't go the conversion rout unless you've got your heart set on really unique 5x120 rims.

otherwise look for Ronal weaves or BBS RZ378 thats what I'm running and they're SWEET!!!!!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:01 PM   #8
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the bbs rz i like but they dont come around for sale to often i think?
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:42 PM   #9
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If you want RZ378's, PM euro3 on r3vlimited.com. David got me my set.

Also, browse that site. You have no idea how many wheel options you have 4x100.
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even the 4x100 vwvortex forums....there's always lots of interesting stuff in there.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:06 PM   #11
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If you want RZ378's, PM euro3 on r3vlimited.com. David got me my set.

Also, browse that site. You have no idea how many wheel options you have 4x100.
options yeah i know.. but not everything is available like 5 bolt pattern where ppl are just tossing those out (went to cheap thrills in milton for used old rims and they had 5 bolt bmw stuff just laying around but nothing for 4x100)
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:17 PM   #12
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options yeah i know.. but not everything is available like 5 bolt pattern where ppl are just tossing those out (went to cheap thrills in milton for used old rims and they had 5 bolt bmw stuff just laying around but nothing for 4x100)
Well do you prefer to spend your money on a 5lug swap and gamle with bent wheels at cheap thrills or buy a decent set of 4x100 wheels?
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:37 PM   #13
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i'd just suggest getting a set of 15" euro weaves. direct fit, proper offset. and they look wicked!
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:30 PM   #14
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i bought some rims today... 16" ronal weaves
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:31 PM   #15
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sweet choice dude! post pics asap!
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