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audiovideodisco
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Post by audiovideodisco » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 18:57

I know you lot love posting pics of your cars so here's an ideal opportunity! :D

I'm after some new wheels for the Zed and need some ideas. I have the original 'pepper pot' style which I like as they are well retro man, but they just seem quite small.

So what have you got peeps?

Thanks in advance.

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dennisedlin
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Post by dennisedlin » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 19:53

Type 89 17 inch with 15mm hubcentric spacers on the rear

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Z3 2.2 Sport, everyone loves a Z3

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GazHyde
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Post by GazHyde » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 20:00

5 spokes are the way forwards, and I love the ones above ^ ^ ^ (even though they look a bummer to keep clean!)

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TitanTim
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Post by TitanTim » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 20:14

BMW Style 78, 7.5x17 fronts, 8.8x17 rears. A great looking alloy and do occasionally come up on e-bay,

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AC Schnitzer Type 3 single piece 8.8x18 with 7mm spacers front and rear. My fave alloy for the Zed, costly at £470 per alloy but after a year the pleasure seeing them on the Zed has been worth the cost :lol:

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I guess depends on your budget, however I would avoid new cheap aftermarket copies and go for a good set of BMW/BBS/ACS rims and get them refurbed if not going for new.

Tim.
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Post by Bouldy » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 20:29

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18" Beyern Mesh, staggered
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19" Finichi Firenza Sport, staggered
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Post by billz » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 21:33

Inovit DTM Staggered 18" deep dish.
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Post by Tori » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 21:38

Here's a close up of mine

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Post by Richardenigma » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 21:39

I know this thread is about wheels but...

Dennisedlin...is your luggage rack on the right way round?
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TitanTim
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Post by TitanTim » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 21:45

Richardenigma wrote:I know this thread is about wheels but...

Dennisedlin...is your luggage rack on the right way round?
Yes it is, if you brake hard it saves your suitcase going through the rear window :wink:

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Post by Titan » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 21:52

Richardenigma wrote:I know this thread is about wheels but...

Dennisedlin...is your luggage rack on the right way round?
Yes it is
Especially if you add skis .... :oops:
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Post by audiovideodisco » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 21:58

dennisedlin wrote:Type 89 17 inch with 15mm hubcentric spacers on the rear

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Oh, these are gooooood!

...and the red roof rocks! Nice. :)

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Hard Top
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Post by Hard Top » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 21:58

Richardenigma wrote:I know this thread is about wheels but...

Dennisedlin...is your luggage rack on the right way round?
Not this old chestnut again. :!:
The rack is the right way round, otherwise its a pain in the backside to fit the BMW suitcase on it. :roll:

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Post by Richardenigma » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:03

One man's chestnut is another's revelation but thanks for the tip...from that useful quip I now know BMW do luggage for luggage racks...why am I not surprised...

Thanks again :dunce:
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Post by audiovideodisco » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:03

TitanTim wrote:BMW Style 78, 7.5x17 fronts, 8.8x17 rears. A great looking alloy and do occasionally come up on e-bay,

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AC Schnitzer Type 3 single piece 8.8x18 with 7mm spacers front and rear. My fave alloy for the Zed, costly at £470 per alloy but after a year the pleasure seeing them on the Zed has been worth the cost :lol:

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I guess depends on your budget, however I would avoid new cheap
aftermarket copies and go for a good set of BMW/BBS/ACS rims and get them refurbed if not going for new.

Tim.
They both suit the car, but I do like a retro look....I'm not after cross wire vintage but retro...oh hell, I don't know! I'll now it when I see them.

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Post by TitanTim » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:04

Of course they all look good on silver zeds :)

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Post by audiovideodisco » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:06

billz wrote:Inovit DTM Staggered 18" deep dish.
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Ooooh! Those are lovely! Are they shiny or 'satin' finish?

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Post by Jonttt » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:13

ACS 18" Type II Racing Split Rim

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ACS 18" Type III Racing Split Rim

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Location: Netherlands

Post by Hard Top » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:13

Richardenigma wrote:One man's chestnut is another's revelation but thanks for the tip...from that useful quip I now know BMW do luggage for luggage racks...why am I not surprised...

Thanks again :dunce:
Don't want to hijack the thread, but here is a pic.

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Post by audiovideodisco » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:15

Jonttt wrote:ACS 18" Type II Racing Split Rim

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ACS 18" Type III Racing Split Rim

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I love a split rim. *wince* it's all about wearing your nuts on the outside. :D

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Post by audiovideodisco » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:16

TitanTim wrote:Of course they all look good on silver zeds :)

Tim.
Natch. :D

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Post by TitanTim » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:18

audiovideodisco wrote:
TitanTim wrote:BMW Style 78, 7.5x17 fronts, 8.8x17 rears. A great looking alloy and do occasionally come up on e-bay,

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AC Schnitzer Type 3 single piece 8.8x18 with 7mm spacers front and rear. My fave alloy for the Zed, costly at £470 per alloy but after a year the pleasure seeing them on the Zed has been worth the cost :lol:

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I guess depends on your budget, however I would avoid new cheap
aftermarket copies and go for a good set of BMW/BBS/ACS rims and get them refurbed if not going for new.

Tim.
They both suit the car, but I do like a retro look....I'm not after cross wire vintage but retro...oh hell, I don't know! I'll now it when I see them.
Another thing to bear in mind, depending how fastidious a car cleaner you are, the multispoke/mesh type styles are a PIA to keep looking good, whereas ACS type design are supa easy and quick to keep clean.

If looking at deep dish types be careful at what the outer rims are made of as the cheaper chrome types can look tired after a salty winter.

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Post by audiovideodisco » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:37

I don't clean!!!


The lesser half bought Meguiars clay/polish and interior detailing items today. Will post before and after pics tomorrow.

Now, where's my whip??

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Post by Sorcerors Apprentice » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 22:53

audiovideodisco wrote:Now, where's my whip??
TT has just made a mess on his settee, spilt his hot chocolate. :!:
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Post by billz » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 01:25

The DTMs are Satin finish but shine when in the sun :lol:
They are also polished stainless inserts pressed into the wheels, try to keep away from the diamond cut types as if you get kerbing almost impossible to rectify. As for cleaning i dont find them a problem, wash with sponge, push sponge inbetween spokes shammy dry and hey presto, i do this every weekend and they dont seem to take me anylonger washing and shammying the car from start to finish. I take them off once every 3 months and give them a good detailed clean including AG Resin polish and Mequires canuba wax.
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Post by Malcolm E Zed » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 01:48

Just some original MV2s.

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Post by T2k » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 02:33

My Zed came with these. Really love the look but the front wheel arches are torn to shreds inside due to the oversized wheels. I plan to get them repaired along with the new front bumper replacement i desperately need but not if the new ones are going to become trashed almost immediately. what should i do to avoid this?

18" Z4M wheels on the wrong Zed...
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Post by johnwayne » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 11:18

Have previously had Hartge,Schnitzer and MV2 on the M but now have these GSport 9.5 rears and 8.5 fronts.I must say out of all these the Harge were my favourites

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Post by Jonttt » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 13:04

Breyton Magic Racing Split Rims

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Location: Twixt York and Hull

Post by Frank.A » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 16:18

If you don't need to hide rusty discs and calipers and need something OEM that's easy to clean because you use your Zed,go for staggered 17" Style 18,for the classic look.
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Post by zedwheels » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 19:05

Some realy great looking wheels. Not sure about the wheels that were on mine when i bought it, actualy didnt even realise she was an "individual" until jontt pointed it out to me, do you know if these are the original spec for this model? :rtm:
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Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 19:15

audiovideodisco wrote:
dennisedlin wrote:Type 89 17 inch with 15mm hubcentric spacers on the rear

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Oh, these are gooooood!

...and the red roof rocks! Nice. :)


I have a set of these type 89 wheels for sale if anyone is interested. I can do a proper for sale add tomorrow.

They are in good nick, only 1 kerbed slightly from memory. Bought as a winter set and currently have winter tyres on them

Anyone interested. This is an old photo of them, pre winter tyres and a few trips out in the snow.

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Post by swamper » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 19:17

crapy pic but here they are....

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the badness makes me do it...!

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Post by billz » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 20:08

Swamper
What wheels are those, have seen them before but can not remember what they are.
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Post by billz » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 20:08

Swamper
What wheels are those, have seen them before but can not remember what they are.
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Post by swamper » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 21:18

err i cant remember Billz...but there staggered BBS 17s.....i will get a better pic up when i get chance to get her out 8-)
the badness makes me do it...!

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Post by Ian_C » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 21:45

17" Standard 5-spokes:
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18" M6 reps:
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18" ACS Type I:
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Post by Ballie » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 22:17

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The now non-existent MAS-Italy Sagitta 18'
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Post by amancuso » Mon 18 Apr, 2011 02:59

Style 55 16"
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Style 86 7.5X17 and 8.5X17
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Post by audiovideodisco » Mon 18 Apr, 2011 08:59

Thanks for taking the time to post these pics guys, I'm getting some great ideas! :D

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Post by TaffZee » Mon 18 Apr, 2011 09:28

billz wrote:Inovit DTM Staggered 18" deep dish.
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droooolllll :lol:

Best I have seen (that are affordable).

Jonttt's are the nicest but will cost an arm and a leg :shake:
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Post by Wolverine_1999 » Mon 18 Apr, 2011 10:16

Rs-Jk5 Staggered 18"

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Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Mon 18 Apr, 2011 17:47

where abouts in Kerry Wolverine? We have a place in Knocknagoshel near Castleisland/Tralee
we expres: " He did hear the bells ringing, but doesnt know where where the clapper hangs".

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Post by leach62 » Mon 18 Apr, 2011 18:08

Hi Everybody

Hope this link thing works, i have theses 18'' Fox Evo wheels on mine.

Regards Jim

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Post by markrnorton » Mon 18 Apr, 2011 18:26

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Post by Z3cade » Mon 18 Apr, 2011 23:48

Genuine BMW - Style 44 17" Alloys

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Post by Wolverine_1999 » Tue 19 Apr, 2011 09:47

spurs fan in a coupe wrote:where abouts in Kerry Wolverine? We have a place in Knocknagoshel near Castleisland/Tralee
Cool, pass it on the way back up to work!

I'm on the Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh peninsula. The picture was at Caragh Lake.

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dennisedlin
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Post by dennisedlin » Tue 19 Apr, 2011 15:35

I'd almost forgotten I had these...

18inch AC Schnitzer type 3 2 part split rims.

Unfortunately although the genuine article needed a complete refurb and had the wrong offset too.

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18" 5 spoke Jade R

Post by Gazman68 » Tue 19 Apr, 2011 16:59

Hi guys, saw this post and thought I'd add my effort... rather pleased as I've just finished painting the caliper's

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g8jka
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Post by g8jka » Tue 19 Apr, 2011 21:28

Style 55, 16" BMW wheels for the winter months

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Replica BBS LM 18" for the summer months

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And BMW Z4 18" Ellipsoid wheels borrowed for a few months last year

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Post by Jamezee » Tue 19 Apr, 2011 22:12

I will show you mine when they come back from the refurb part 2 :!:
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