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newbie from leicester

Post by Trevz3 » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 09:18

Hi all
New to the Z3 so thought id come along and read up about them

Bit soon for a first question but
what wheels/size should a 1998 1.9 model have fitted ,i don't like the odd wheels mine has ,
so will be looking for the correct size and style ,or a pair to make the correct set (front and rear are different)

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Re: newbie from leicester

Post by Davejue1 » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 10:09

Hi and welcome! Your info and profile on the car are rather lacking. It depends on what model you have. Is it a 1.9 or 2.8? There's a meet at Shepshed in August which I assume isn't far for you being Leicester way if you want to come along? The thread is on the home page under "Midland meet august 17th", if your interested add your name to the list. :)

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Post by Boysie » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 12:10

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Post by Robert T » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 14:17

Hi and welcome to the forum.

What is different about the front and rear wheels? They look to be the same design to me, so are they differing widths? This is not unusual on a wide-bodied Z3, but not something that you usually find on a narrowbody pre-facelift 1.9, due to the narrower rear wheel arches. A staggered setup was standard on the Z3M and an option on other models.

Standard wheels would likely have been Pepperpots or Z-Stars (like those on mine), but there are plenty of other wheels that will fit, including a good number of BMW ones, many of which were available as options for the Z3.

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Re: newbie from leicester

Post by Bowler » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 17:36

Welcome to the forum, hope to see you at some of our meets / drives
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Post by Del » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 18:05

Hi and welcome - enjoy your car :)
Generally the 1.9s had 16 inch diameter wheels and some (like mine) had an optional 17 inch. Yours look as though they might be bigger. If you want to revert to BMW Z3 OE wheels, they are fairly numerous on ebay (and here from time to time) and can be bought quite reasonably.

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Re: newbie from leicester

Post by Brian4 » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 20:09

Hi and welcome from near Leicester. As stated above 16" were standard, our 3.0 had 16" when built and 17" were the option. The offset is the most important so most wheels from the 3 series will fit but those from a 5 series will not.

Hope you enjoy and make the most of the current weather and may see you about. Ask as many questions as you want most problems have been encountered by various members and solutions found.
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Re: newbie from leicester

Post by bazza1966 » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 20:32

:thumb: Welcome Trev enjoy the site & car :)
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Re: newbie from leicester

Post by Mac27040 » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 21:32

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39550


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Post by Trevz3 » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 07:35

bazza1966 wrote::thumb: Welcome Trev enjoy the site & car :)
Thanks :thumb:

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Post by Trevz3 » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 08:16

Robert T wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum.

What is different about the front and rear wheels? They look to be the same design to me, so are they differing widths? This is not unusual on a wide-bodied Z3, but not something that you usually find on a narrowbody pre-facelift 1.9, due to the narrower rear wheel arches. A staggered setup was standard on the Z3M and an option on other models.

Standard wheels would likely have been Pepperpots or Z-Stars (like those on mine), but there are plenty of other wheels that will fit, including a good number of BMW ones, many of which were available as options for the Z3.

Cheers R.
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The rear wheels are a different design to the front ,and they are 18"
ill keep a look out for the Z stars ,i like the look of them over the pepperpots

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Post by Trevz3 » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 08:17

Mac27040 wrote:http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39550


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looks a good day out ,ill have to see what im working

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Post by Trevz3 » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 08:19

Brian4 wrote:Hi and welcome from near Leicester. As stated above 16" were standard, our 3.0 had 16" when built and 17" were the option. The offset is the most important so most wheels from the 3 series will fit but those from a 5 series will not.

Hope you enjoy and make the most of the current weather and may see you about. Ask as many questions as you want most problems have been encountered by various members and solutions found.
Thanks ,i probably will be asking questions , :wink:
is there a thread anywhere with the wheel sizes and offsets/PCD anywhere ?

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Post by Trevz3 » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 08:20

Del wrote:Hi and welcome - enjoy your car :)
Generally the 1.9s had 16 inch diameter wheels and some (like mine) had an optional 17 inch. Yours look as though they might be bigger. If you want to revert to BMW Z3 OE wheels, they are fairly numerous on ebay (and here from time to time) and can be bought quite reasonably.
18s on this one at present

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Re: newbie from leicester

Post by Brian4 » Fri 25 Jul, 2014 20:29

Trevz3 wrote:
Brian4 wrote:Hi and welcome from near Leicester. As stated above 16" were standard, our 3.0 had 16" when built and 17" were the option. The offset is the most important so most wheels from the 3 series will fit but those from a 5 series will not.

Hope you enjoy and make the most of the current weather and may see you about. Ask as many questions as you want most problems have been encountered by various members and solutions found.
Thanks ,i probably will be asking questions , :wink:
is there a thread anywhere with the wheel sizes and offsets/PCD anywhere ?

This is the list of all BMW wheels.top left of the page lets you choose the model and then lists all the standard wheels that fit each model.

Z's came with either style 18,32,42,43,64 or 78 as standard and the offset is listed when you click on the wheel oicture.

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
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Re: newbie from leicester

Post by Trevz3 » Fri 25 Jul, 2014 21:53

Thanks ill go through the post

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