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Old 12-03-2007, 04:06 AM   #1
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Default How hard is it to come by factory alloys?

I absolutely love the factory alloy wheels on the tis, but I never see anyone selling any, and I can't find any tis for sale anywhere right now that have them already. Anybody know if this is an inside pact not to ever sell standard alloys or something?

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Old 12-03-2007, 04:14 AM   #2
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No, theyre just not worth selling. They are somewhat useful as snow wheels and the money you would get from selling them wouldnt outweigh their usefulness. If you really want a set send me a PM after the snows gone. Actually Ill be selling my ti asap (which could be very soon or a while from now) so Ill keep ya in mind. Im not sure how far you are from IA though.
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From what I understand, the factory alloys for the ti were very specific.

I was able to source mine from a Z3, but there is a subtle difference. However, they are far easier to find, and often quite inexpensive.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:33 AM   #4
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Well I'll keep looking, the sales seem to be very well hidden =P
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From what I understand, the factory alloys for the ti were very specific.

I was able to source mine from a Z3, but there is a subtle difference. However, they are far easier to find, and often quite inexpensive.
True. I had a set of round spokes from a Ti AND a set of round spokes from a Z3 at the same time, side by side. SInce they had different model tires I assumed it was not worth weighing them but the Z3's looked slightly thinner/lighter and did not have embossed writing around the hub.
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Hi, i bought some cross-spoke 42 rimes, 16 inch on 225/50 rubber for 160€, that is around 200$ on ebay. They are not really rare, as they were available for alle e36, e46 and z3 models. Which would you like to get? Can i help you out on anything considering this? (As i am from Munich, where BMW-Stuff is lying around in the yards )
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Can i help you out on anything considering this? (As i am from Munich, where BMW-Stuff is lying around in the yards )
Your going to be popular here.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:07 AM   #8
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well, i have no problem with that
You know what happened, when i got my wheelbase/chassis alignement checked these days? Everyone (including BMW) said, that it would be impossible to align the rear axle, as it is the e30 axle and has no points where adjustments would be possible. Result: Good bavarian Weissbier (beer) and a couple of hours of research later i knew i had already come over something that had to do with it.
Result: There is a rubber mounting, part #8 here,
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and BMW asked me to give them the part-no. as they had never heard of it. It is excentric and helps aligning the axle...
Already posted this issue on a german discussion board, and everybody thought that BMW is definitely nuts...
Same with my a/c: "Sorry, Sir, you'll need a new one" just because my fuse popped every 10 days. After some research it only was the magnetic clutch that sometimes got stuck - slipped it with greasy wd40 and it is LIKE NEW!
Damn BMW, at least when it comes to customer care with the older models here in germany. They only want to sell the new ones... but are not helping you to keep your investment.
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I absolutely love the factory alloy wheels on the tis, but I never see anyone selling any, and I can't find any tis for sale anywhere right now that have them already. Anybody know if this is an inside pact not to ever sell standard alloys or something?

here ya go....
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=19794
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Hey, thanks a bunch. I'll keep an eye on that.
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Hey, thanks a bunch. I'll keep an eye on that.
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