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Old 04-24-2010, 01:46 AM   #1
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Question Are these standard rims for a 2004 330CI?

They are 18's and do not look like most of the rims I've seen for this year and model?

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Old 04-24-2010, 01:52 AM   #2
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style 71 i think
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:52 AM   #3
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No those are optional Style 71s.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:55 AM   #4
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wait they were optional?

jeeze as ugly as they are i thought they gave them with the car
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:56 AM   #5
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wait they were optional?

jeeze as ugly as they are i thought they gave them with the car
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:59 AM   #6
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:02 AM   #8
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wait they were optional?

jeeze as ugly as they are i thought they gave them with the car
I actually do not think they look to bad. Granted they are not as nice as some custom rims, but then again I did not shell out a couple grand for them either. They certainly look better than those thick spoke rims that come standard with the 325 verts.
I didn't know they had optional 18 inch rims for my model and year, but I guess they did.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:11 AM   #9
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personal preference i guess. looks like a flower to me. i like the zhp rims or the classic style 5 (hard fit though)
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:17 AM   #10
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STANDARD rims would be 20" CHROME biaaaa biaaaaaaaa
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:30 AM   #11
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I like those rims. They actually also came on the Euro Club Sport 330, optional in the US.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:49 AM   #12
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Regardless of whether I keep the rims(they do have some curb rash), I need to change out the lug nuts as they look hideous and are rusted. It is not the first time I've seen nice rims on a BMW only to be distracted by horrible looking rusted lugs.
Anyone know of good ones that are matched to the color of our rims and will fit? Hopefully they also have anti theft keyed ones as well?
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:40 PM   #13
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Regardless of whether I keep the rims(they do have some curb rash), I need to change out the lug nuts as they look hideous and are rusted. It is not the first time I've seen nice rims on a BMW only to be distracted by horrible looking rusted lugs.
Anyone know of good ones that are matched to the color of our rims and will fit? Hopefully they also have anti theft keyed ones as well?
Tire forum should be able to help you out. Not sure about color match though. I know BMW sells them but they are going to be more expensive.

BTW, keep those rims, not many people have them. If you do want to get rid of them let me know. I almost picked up a set from my local BMW dealer a year or so ago. They wanted $200 each brand new. Not too bad.

Pic of them on a Euro Spec Clubsport.....

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Old 04-24-2010, 04:54 PM   #14
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refinished for winter use....

the bright silver---polished lip actually makes them very tolerable...
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:34 PM   #15
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Those are actually pretty nice rims. The styles 71's look great on a vert.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:43 PM   #16
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I actually like those wheels. Trade you my style 68's for em haha. I would keep them if I were you, you dont see too many of them around. If not you could prob make a good penny off of them.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:57 AM   #17
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I need a new center cap for one of them. Any idea where the least expensive source is to buy one?
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:20 AM   #18
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Regardless of whether I keep the rims(they do have some curb rash), I need to change out the lug nuts as they look hideous and are rusted. It is not the first time I've seen nice rims on a BMW only to be distracted by horrible looking rusted lugs.
Anyone know of good ones that are matched to the color of our rims and will fit? Hopefully they also have anti theft keyed ones as well?
I've got a set of BMW M3 Double Spoke (I think they are Style 22) rims on my E36 cabrio, and I also hated the lug bolts that come stock.

When I was putting tires on my car, the guy at America's Tire (aka Discount Tire) put on some chrome lug bolts that look very good. I don't think you can match the material (or color) of the rims, but you can do way better than the black bolts that come standard. I don't remember if they sold me the chrome bolts or gave them to me -- I bought 5 tires at the time because I was taking my car from 15s to 17s. Twenty lug bolts for free? Maybe not...

My wheels are basically the same color as yours, and the chrome lug bolts look good... (Waaaay better than the black ones you have.)

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:45 AM   #19
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:16 PM   #20
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I need a new center cap for one of them. Any idea where the least expensive source is to buy one?
so you bumped your year and a half old thread to ask where to buy a centercap??

dealer with a bmwcca discount..otherwise i figure with shipping cost any discount for the web on a cap will be erased.

btw they sell lug bolt covers in black or chrome. i imagine you could have them painted if you wanted them the same color.
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