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Old 12-11-2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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Cheap wheels for 225/45/17?

Doesn't look like I'm going tk be able to salvage these ASA GT1 wheels. The installer screwed them up totally and j can't find a new insert. They don't make the wheel anymore and not even BBS knows what to do.

So what's the cheapest thing I can put my 225/45/17 tires on.

There used to be a 330XI at the salvage yard but it's not there anymore so I can't get those wheels..

Any other ideas?

Sucks bad that I bought $700 tires and the installer ruined my rims so now I can't go over 100 mph without the whole car shaking

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Old 12-11-2018, 03:17 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:46 PM   #3
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My first question is why is that installer not responsible for damaging your wheels?

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My first question is why is that installer not responsible for damaging your wheels?

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How will I get them to pay? I will probably have to take them to court

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Old 12-11-2018, 07:47 PM   #5
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I would raise total hell in front of everyone in that place if talking to the manager didn't help. I'm assuming you we're using an actual tire shop chain....Discount Tire or whomever.

Guarantee the manager will do something to not lose other customers.

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Old 12-11-2018, 07:59 PM   #6
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I would raise total hell in front of everyone in that place if talking to the manager didn't help. I'm assuming you we're using an actual tire shop chain....Discount Tire or whomever.

Guarantee the manager will do something to not lose other customers.

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Yup, it's a Cassidy Tire. Never again. Only using the Firestone from now on. Maybe I'll try to catch the owner tomorrow. The manager was useless. Claimed he was doing me a favor by even doing the tire swap for me. What a tool.

I found some OEM rims at a pick and pull outside the city. They go by size and material, not brand. So it's $23 for each wheel for a 17" alloy and I can get a $16 core charge back if I bring them my old wheels back. So like $30 bucks for some OEM wheels. Meh, might not even be worth my time or stress to fight the guy.

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Holly crap, that is cheap for OEM wheels!

How is a tire shop "doing you a favor" trying to mount your wheels? That sounds completely off....I mean, this is a wheel/tire company right?

I'm just not tracking here I guess. Great find on the OEM wheels though.

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Holly crap, that is cheap for OEM wheels!

How is a tire shop "doing you a favor" trying to mount your wheels? That sounds completely off....I mean, this is a wheel/tire company right?

I'm just not tracking here I guess. Great find on the OEM wheels though.

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I popped by the nearest junk yard. Someone grabbed every, single, last 17" and above wheel off of all the 3 series thst were here this summer. All that's left is this set of shittily plasty dipped ones off a 540. Would these be worth cleaning up? They look like the BBS style ones and can fit my 225/17/45 tiresClick image for larger version

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Old 12-12-2018, 04:20 PM   #9
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^Those are Style 42s, some of the better looking wheels for the E39 (and BMWs in general)---when nicely finished of course. Came on the E39 530i Sport. Unfortunately they're low-offset, meaning when you put them on your E46, they'll stick out too far.
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:48 PM   #10
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^Those are Style 42s, some of the better looking wheels for the E39 (and BMWs in general)---when nicely finished of course. Came on the E39 530i Sport. Unfortunately they're low-offset, meaning when you put them on your E46, they'll stick out too far.
Ah crap. Yeah I was just researching them and found out that they're et20. Way too much. I'll try the other junkyard down south. No wonder there's so many choices on Craigslist right now in Chicago. Some A hole just grabbed every set

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Old 12-12-2018, 06:15 PM   #11
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^Those are Style 42s, some of the better looking wheels for the E39 (and BMWs in general)---when nicely finished of course. Came on the E39 530i Sport. Unfortunately they're low-offset, meaning when you put them on your E46, they'll stick out too far.
I did some searching and seems some people got them to work. I'm at stock ride hieght and will be putting a slightly skinnier tire on them (225 instead of 235). Still don't think they'll fit?

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I did some searching and seems some people got them to work. I'm at stock ride hieght and will be putting a slightly skinnier tire on them (225 instead of 235). Still don't think they'll fit?
They MIGHT fit... If you Google "BMW E46 Style 42" and do an image search, you can see some pics of E46s with low-offset 42s on.

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Dunno if there were rolled fenders involved though. Might have been.

I mean, they're actually really awesome looking wheels if you keep them clean and they fit.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:41 PM   #13
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I popped by the nearest junk yard. Someone grabbed every, single, last 17" and above wheel off of all the 3 series thst were here this summer. All that's left is this set of shittily plasty dipped ones off a 540. Would these be worth cleaning up? They look like the BBS style ones and can fit my 225/17/45 tiresAttachment 763643Attachment 763645

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Much better than you had, but the whole situation is blown out of proportion. Just because a centering ring is gone, does not mean the wheels are scrap
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Much better than you had, but the whole situation is blown out of proportion. Just because a centering ring is gone, does not mean the wheels are scrap
Problem is I can't find another centering ring. I think they actually ground down the centering ring and now it's like fused in the rim

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They MIGHT fit... If you Google "BMW E46 Style 42" and do an image search, you can see some pics of E46s with low-offset 42s on.

Like here:

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=923661

Dunno if there were rolled fenders involved though. Might have been.

I mean, they're actually really awesome looking wheels if you keep them clean and they fit.
Yeah I might just take them and clean them up. My fenders are already slightly rolled since the set I have on now with spacers rubs and has naturally rolled the fenders in jsut form the giant Chicago speed bumps. They're literally 2 foot tall giant mounds of asphalt

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Figured out the wheel hub is 79.5 and found some wheel spigots (not hubcebtric rings as those won't work) that will fit so it's all good. Thanks for the help guys. This was a huge PITA

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Old 12-16-2018, 06:49 PM   #17
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I'll shoot you a PM.

I have a set of style 73s that I was trying to get snow tires for, but actually ended up getting a good deal on 73s with the tires already on them.

So I have some 73s that I was going to put up F/S for dirt cheap shortly. I'd rather them go to a forum member in need vs craigslist as I really need them gone asap as I don't really have a storage spot for them.
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