In Reply to: 17" wheel dilema.... posted by Pete on April 13, 1999 at 22:22:28:
: I was thinking of getting 323i with s/p. Then, I'll buy either MAS E46 17" replica (www.tires.com - discount tire direct) or MAS BMW Motorsport 17".
: The dilema is, are these so called "replica" wheels decent enough to be used as the primary wheels (I'll probably use the sport 16" as winter wheels.
: Also, are these wheels "close" enough to the original ones so that they will not cause any problems later on if they are used often (as the primary wheels, not just for several months).
: Any suggestions ?? thoughts ??
: I went with O.E.M. "take-offs" 17" for my new 323... Globe Tire Co. in L.A. can set you up.
All said and done I spent about $1,600. (with exchange) for the 328i 17" sport package wheels.
The bulk of the expense was the tires: 225/45 ZR17 Michelin Pilot Sports. Boy are they "sticky".. -Jon