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Old 07-16-2016, 12:42 PM   #1
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Can someone ID these wheeels?



Looking to replace my stock wheels soon.

It's from this thread http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ighlight=mtech .

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Old 07-16-2016, 12:47 PM   #2
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Style 42 off the E39. Hard to find and expensive
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:51 PM   #3
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Thanks, that's them. Look like they are $1000-$1400 for a nice set.

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Old 07-16-2016, 04:31 PM   #4
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The Style 42 composite wheels are not only used on E39s, but were also used on Z3s. The Z3 version will fit an E46, while the E39 version has a different hub bore size. Formerly, I had a '05 330ci on which I ran a set of the Z3 Style 42 composites.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:29 PM   #5
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Do you know what the offset was? Did you have any clearance problems?
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:09 AM   #6
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The offset for the Style 42s from a Z3M is ET46, which is good for an E46. I had no fitment problems.

http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/42
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The wheels shown in the OP's first post "Look" similar (I see hex bolts) to BMW style 42 wheels,...but are not the same; they must be an aftermarket knockoff. Correct me if I'm wrong.



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Correcting Rob43, those are definitely OE Style 42's. The wheel you show here without bolts is not a Style 42.

You can usually find many sets out there on craigslist due to them being pretty prevalent on the E39's, but it's hard to find a decent, non bent set.
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Correcting Rob43, those are definitely OE Style 42's. The wheel you show here without bolts is not a Style 42.

You can usually find many sets out there on craigslist due to them being pretty prevalent on the E39's, but it's hard to find a decent, non bent set.
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When I go to http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/ the pictures of the style 42 wheels don't match the pics in the OP's first post, can you clarify ?


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That site does not have the right picture. Style 42's do have bolts.


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That site does not have the right picture. Style 42's do have bolts.

Mystery solved.



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