In Reply to: Re: Throwing Star and Turbine Wheels posted by dudel on August 29, 2001 at 19:57:34:
My wheels are replicas, but I don't think I'm a poser, just like having good looking wheels instead of the hideous stock ones. People on the board seem to think making your car look better with an M part is posing, unless you have an M Badge you're not posing. I have to say also that I think mine look a little better IMHO with than the originals because I have more gap in between.
On real m5 wheels, both the throwing stars AND the turbines are just covers to a thin 5 spoke wheel. You might have real BMW throwing stars wheels; but if the stars are cast into the wheel, they are not the real M5 wheel. The throwing stars are a popular style (everyone trying to look like an M5) that they made a throwing star design that looks like the M5 wheel but is not the real M5 wheel.
Just good looking posers. IIRC, the real M5 wheels are magnesium not aluminum.
So is there a difference, are the turbines a little beefier and throwing star thinner spokes or are they the same, because I was looking at what looked to be some turbine or TSs on an 850csi yesterday, they're definitley different than mine.