11-09-2012, 06:16 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
My Ride: is waiting
Tootall, thanks for the info as always. I am aware the DSII's came staggered but I'm not completely sure if the set I found is or is not, so I was trying to rule out whether they would fit. In other words, I know a lot of people with M3 wheels run 4 fronts to get rid of the staggered set, and I can't get this guy to answer any questions about them, so I'm moving on.
Originally Posted by tootall
Here's site with pics and specs on many OEM wheels:
As you can see, the Style 39 does come in a staggered set. I had a set of Style 68s, which were designed for the E46, and they are more modern looking. Plus, any used set of E36 wheels is very old. Having purchased used wheels, I am more inclined to buy new aftermarket wheels or wheels on sale at dealers than used 10 year old wheels. You just cannot inspect them and see everything.
Staggered wheels add weight to the rear and probably make the 325i slower, but they do look good. They also add understeer to the car and make it handle a little less nimbly. I switched to a set of 17x8" BBS RKs for summer tires and a set of Style 73 17x7" for winter tires. I am very pleased with these choices, but some will accept nothing less than 18" or 19" wheels, most of which are quite heavy compared to stock E46 wheels.
I like the Treff catalog, but found one I like even better.
You gave me some good info to think about though,
01 330Cic - sold to Mom
02 Dinan 530i - wife's ride
00 323iT - my new toy