In Reply to: Borbet M type posted by K.C. on March 14, 2000 at 07:19:53:
KC hit it on the head, they're Tire Rack 14x6 Borbet Type M's. They list for $89 a pop right now, just about the cheapest new rims out there, and I agree look good on the 02.
I originally had a little problem with rubbing too, (offset on these rims are 37mm, a little much, I think E30 rims are 33mm) but they are fine after getting the car aligned and doing a little filing on the tie rod ends. The biggest problem is that these wheels/tires make it so painfully obvious that I need beefy swaybars and Bilstein HD's.
Next time! :)
: Hello Caroline: The rims you are asking about are Borbet M type. I currently run 14 x 6 w/ Yoko Avs 195/60/14 tires. I have had a problem of a slight rub on the steering components. I do not know if it was from low tire pressure or driving school cornering forces, I rotated the tires on sat. I will have my car at the Carr Industries Swap 3-25-00 and if you want to fit one on your car to see how they look it's not a problem. The nice thing about the tire size is that its within 1/8" of the dia of the stock size so the speedo and rpms stay about the same.
: See you soon.
: PS: The Rims came from Tire rack fairly cheap.