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Old 06-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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Where are M3 style 67 wheels made?

I see a set on craigslist I want for my 330ci, he says he thinks they're aftermarket. Apparently they are not staggered and we're made in Italy.. Does this sound like oem or aftermarket? He had them on a 95 camaro... Lol
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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Wasn't aware that the bolt patterns were the same on a 95 F-body. And seeing as a BMW is a German car, I can't see how them being made in Italy would make sense. Got a link to the add?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Where are M3 style 67 wheels made?

Bmw wheels do fit F body's.
Their bolt pattern in 5x120.7

A lot of them run bmw wheels. They might be oem.


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Old 06-14-2013, 10:10 PM   #4
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4 235/35/19 Nitto NT555 tires on BMW M3 wheels. 3/4 tires are usable and in good condition. The 4th tire needs to be replaced.

What do I ask this guy to see if they're oem or not? Do all bmw wheels have "BMW" stamped on the inside?

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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All this time, I had my Z sitting in the yard, I could've played with my wheels back and forth! I never really paid attention to what that gen was running, since I never drove the car, much less worried about upgrades for it. Good to know tho, thanks
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:05 AM   #6
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Wasn't aware that the bolt patterns were the same on a 95 F-body. And seeing as a BMW is a German car, I can't see how them being made in Italy would make sense. Got a link to the add?
this makes no sense. There are plenty of BMW parts that are made outside Germany. Some are made in Austria for example.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:44 AM   #7
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Austria is pretty damn close to Germany though, both physically and politically. I agree with your point however.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #8
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Where are M3 style 67 wheels made?

Any wheels made in Italy are replicas


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Old 06-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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BMW is a German car, I can't see how them being made in Italy would make sense. Got a link to the add?
Parts are sourced from all over the world. My Audi had OE wheels made in Italy. Goodyear, an American tire company, makes them all over the world, including South America and Eastern Europe.

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What do I ask this guy to see if they're oem or not? Do all bmw wheels have "BMW" stamped on the inside?
All my OE wheels seem to have BMW stamped on them somewhere (sometimes, if it is on the back of a spoke and covered with crud, it is difficult to see). If it is local, go take a look.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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How sure are you? I read some guy pulled the wheels off his newer 7 series and they were stamped Italy if i remember correctly.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #11
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i'm not exactly sure who makes the 18"s. i thought it was Fuchs for the 19s then only Ronal for the 18s, but perhaps not. (I do know my 19" CSLs are by BBS).
researching this has come up with some conflicting info that might suggest they had more than one manufacturer other than Ronal ??

some say that "Hayes-Lemmerz" is an early company
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/archi.../t-201645.html

and surprisingly this posts say Hayes-Lemmerz bmw early wheels have Italy stamped on it.
http://forum.roadfly.com/threads/926...-Hayes-Lemmerz

all i know is you should be able to find the BMW stamp and part number as seen here on the backside of this genuine BMW M3 Style 67 wheel
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
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So I found out there are some markings on this wheel.. I believe they are a 42 offset. does anyone know if that will fit?? Here are the markings the guy sent to me


8JX19H2 ET42
(im guessing et 42 is offset-42mm) MB 534 (no clue what tht means) PCD 120 (120 is lug pattern?)
they also sayRICAMBIO NON ORIGINALE with a date stamped 03/02

Do you guys think these will fit?


I looked up ricambio and i see they are an italian wheel maker.. I read one review of a guy who had them on his audi and he said they were good quality respectable italian aftermarket wheels.. he said they only took 1 oz of weight to balance! other than that, they dont really have a good legit website or too much other information at all.

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Old 06-21-2013, 12:59 AM   #14
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So I drove the hour to northeast Philadelphia today to find out the one tire he said was not usable also came with an unusable rim.. The rim was totally bent and looked like he hit a huge pot hole going 80mph. totally not usable. The other wheel was also slightly bent and most likely would have been impossible to balance. When I asked him what was wrong he mentioned absolutely NOTHING about a bent rim through text messages. Some people are just assholes and shouldn't be allowed to use craigslist. Heres the link to original post if anybody feels like flagging it..

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/3789782339.html
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:17 AM   #15
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Welcome to the world of Craigslist and texting!!

I NEVER text anyone when it comes to sorting out the details. Also speak on phone, usually the subtle issues will come to the surface.

Lesson learned.

If you need wheels repaired/refinished properly by a shop that can actually perform the BMW Shadow Chrome correctly, send them to www.princewheelservice.com

Attached is a picture of my M5 wheels taken with a phone camera after Prince Wheel Service refinished them.

They have the ability to straighten wheels the proper way, they FULLY media blast the wheels, have welding capability, a LARGE lathe to re-true or skim polished edges. On my wheels, after fully media blasting, the powder coated the entire wheel inside and out black, baked them, then they apply the Shadow Chrome and bake, then clear coat them.

This was done for under the price of what the mobile wheel service guys do when they just repaint the wheels on the car with a non Shadow Chrome not even close look alike paint color.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #16
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Wow that looks good man. How much did it run ya? just curious not even going back to that guy on cl... I figured when I ask such a direct question "what happened to the tire thats not usable" I should get the correct answer, ya know?
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:44 PM   #17
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Re: Where are M3 style 67 wheels made?

As I recall these were redone about 1 year ago, $155 each, $40 additional if they need to be straightened. The mobile refinishing clowns cannot touch these guys work and they want $175 per wheel to do light rim grinding and spray paint.

Prince is one of the few that does the job properly. You should see the inside and back of the wheel. Nice gloss black because this is the base for true Shadow Chrome. Oh I forgot to mention the phosphate bath and baking after the first blasting of all the old finish.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:13 AM   #18
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Wow thats pretty pricey but I guess its worth it since its the only place that can actually do the true BMW finish. They look great! Im still not sure what im gonna do about this wheel situation. Still looking for m3 wheels or maybe other BMW style wheels..
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #19
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Re: Where are M3 style 67 wheels made?

Not pricy for what they offer. It costs real money to deal with wheel refurb. You might check check ebay, I had to get a wheel for my daughters VW, 17" alloy. Refinised, but not quite as nice as my M5 work, $115 delivered to my door!
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:43 AM   #20
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My OEM Style 71's are stamped "Made in Italy"
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