In Reply to: Ok, let me try this again...Wheel Questions: posted by Craig on October 10, 1999 at 19:17:31:
i was just wondering if you are selling your wheels and tires, if you are, what type are they and how much do you want for them. email if interested
: If you don't feel like typing, pointing me to a reliable site with the info I need would be appreciated. Thanks.
: I'm looking at getting some new wheels for my 1997 M3 Coupe, and was considering the Niche Shocking Shock, or the Fittipaldi AV3 500 Modular. I would also be amenable to other wheels in the Fitti style...i.e. 5 spoke with deep rim and rivet look, although I should say that I'm not interested in anything in the ridiculous Hamann-et-al price category. I see Kinesis, RH, Moda, and HRE have wheels in this style, but I don't know how they are priced.
: First, I was wondering if anyone had has had experience with either brand/model. References to pics of M3's with these or similar wheels would be greatly appreciated too.
: Second, I was wondering about fitment issues...I would prefer to keep 17" wheels, but wouldn't mind getting them wider if possible (9" front 10" rear???). The roads here really suck, so I was wondering if 18" wheels would even be feasible given the reduced height of the tire? Anyway, I'm not sure what the maximum wheel/tire combo would be on the front/rear width/height-wise. I wouldn't mind rolling the fenders if necessary, although the question then is: how much does that cost, and where in the Philly -> North Jersey area could it be done properly. I've also seen 4 to 5 lug "converters", and "spacers" mentioned, and am not really clear on how they would affect the fit. Finally, I'm considering getting sport springs/bilsteins as well, but in the short term at least will prb be running with stock suspension.
: Now that I've thrown 20 variables into the equation, I'd appreciate some help. Also, here are links to pics of both wheels I mentioned: