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Old 07-22-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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Question Beamer rims

This is my first post on this forum...took me a few weeks to find this forum. I just sold a C5 Vette and bought a 2000 328CI All black, premium. The guy that had it before me made two small curb rashes on the rims and just put soem new Continental blems on it before I bought it. I love everything about the car except for these rims and tires.
Please let me know your thoughts on these options that I have:
1) Diablo D15 rims with 215/? with 19" Nitto 555's (hesitant b/c I've never heard of either one of these)
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2) 7 star OEM alloys with OEM tires (never used) from an '03 325 CI. According to my catelogs, these aren't sold on the coupes, so I don't want to look like an a$$ with these.

Which ones would you pick? Or would you just get the curb rash rubbed out of the current OEM's and deal with the Continental Blems?

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Old 07-22-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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The Pic I Attached Above Is The Pic Of The Diablo D15 Rim
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:12 PM   #3
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OK... first off...

Welcome aboard

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Third, do the 7-spoke look like the ones in my sig, or do they have a raised line in the center. In any case, you shouldn't look like a dweeb with either one. Mine are stock OEMs.

I've can't recall hearing about Diablos... although they ring a bell.

If you want really good all-season tires, you might wanna go for the Turanzas (Bridgestone) -- really great tires.

Oh, and lastly, this is probably the best BMW forum I've seen -- everyone here's a real nut (I mean that in a good way ) and they're eager to help.

Edit: Oh, almost forgot, it's 'Bimmer' for cars, 'Beemer' for bikes

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Old 07-22-2004, 03:17 PM   #5
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WElcome and i can vouch for the Nitto 555 extreme, they stick to the road nicely but downfall is estimated 15,000 mile life.
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:18 PM   #6
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WElcome and i can vouch for the Nitto 555 extreme, they stick to the road nicely but downfall is estimated 15,000 mile life.
Oh, those must handle beautifully, then! I bet you couldn't even make 'em squeal.
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:10 PM   #7
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you can't go wrong with oem, I personally don't care for those diablo's, I would check the tire rack for some good rim selections.

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Welcome aboard. You traded in a C5 Vette for a 328i BMW? That is an interesting change in vehicles.
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:10 PM   #9
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thanks

Look's like I may have posted this one on the wrong thread, but I appreciate everyone's input...
Thanks for the replies. The 7 stars look like the one's that are on Sicily 1918's Bimmer. I'll probably go for those as I liked how they looked on Sicily's coupe.

As for the Corvette question...
You know you love BMW's when you're driving a C5 corvette and you find every possible flaw in it so you can go buy a bimmer. Corvette's are an awesome piece of machinery under the hood, especially with the C5/C6 style--unfortunately they feel like you are driving a large boat with a rocket engine. You bottom out everywhere, the interior looks like a Camaro, and the entire car rattles after 3 years. Bimmers are tight, luxurious, classy, and reliable...
Personally, I would buy the C6 while there is a shortage, race it for 2 months and sell it at a premium while you can. Unless you're loaded--then keep both!
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First of all, Welcome to the greatest BMW board in existence.

Nitto NT555s are good tires. I put 12k on my old set and still had >50% tread left. The wet traction left a bit to be desired, but overall a good reliable tire.

As for the choices presented, the Type 44s are dope. Hint: That's the 7-spoke OEM BMW wheel.
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