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There was a set on flea bay that did not sell but the are big bucks for the original cross spokes or are you looking for metric wheels?

 

They are on my watch list if you want the contact

 

CB

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E30 M3 wheels work too.

 

Suggest unless you are desperate for them there are better value alternatives that look as good.

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9 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

E30 M3 wheels work too.

 

Suggest unless you are desperate for them there are better value alternatives that look as good.

 

Just as expensive for the M3 type but like Dunc said there are plenty of alternatives, besides they are a real pain to keep clean and you will need plenty of time and patience to keep them looking good.

 

I have a set on mine but will be replacing them for 5 spokes or something similar that are not so work intensive and just swap them around as summer wheels 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If budget is not an issue then they look like they are still available from the main stealers.

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

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Hi,

 

Are you looking for these wheels ?

 

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A friend has these and asked me to sell on the owners behalf. I will double check they're still available and a price - assuming they the style you want !

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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Hi Duncan, 

 

I'm vague on the earlier cars and OEM fitments etc ! 

 

What were the official wheels for the E28 M5? any optional wheel choices too? 'Basket Weaves' weren't the official name/designation of course, I'm guessing they'll be on the bmw style wheels website, but what's the 'Style' numbers for the OEM choices for the car ?!!

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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23 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

These are m535i wheels Dennis. Not the same as m5 which are 16” basket weave. 

 

Is that right ! I alway thought the M5 came with either type

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The m535i wheels are metric 390mm radius and came on the 535i se as well.

The trx tyres really don't work very well on the e28.

M5 got 16" and proper tyres.


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3 hours ago, Sir Anthony Regents-Park said:

The M535i wheels make very good plant pots. 

 

This conversation going down hill :lol:

 

I like them :P but the only problem is the cost of the tyres

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It’s not the looks but how they drive on the tyres. Not only are they expensive. They’re not very good even when new. Road tests didn’t rate them back in the day and the grip is shocking. 

 

They just dont work work very well. 

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I had those TRX alloys on an E23 735i SE Auto which really suited the car from a visual perspective B) 

 

The back end would break away without very much effort, even easier in the wet :shock:

 

I was young and foolish back then.  Now I am no longer young  :roll:

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

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24 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

It’s not the looks but how they drive on the tyres. Not only are they expensive. They’re not very good even when new. Road tests didn’t rate them back in the day and the grip is shocking. 

 

They just dont work work very well. 

 

What you are talking about is lack of development because no one fitted metric wheels in large enough volumes

 

If you had a good quality metric tyre on par with today's specifications for premium brands the car would surly drive okay? 

 

Like Betamax and VHS 

 

 

 

 

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No they were just not suited to the car with characteristics as Mick says.

Not sure it's lack of development as compounds and treads were available at the time that worked better.

For what ever reason they were shite.


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Years ago the car magazine called Motor did a write up on an M535i where they swapped the metric tyres for some imperial ones, and found a vast improvement in the handling with imperial tyres. BMW men were in attendance here as the road test was in response to an earlier road test article where Motor really went to town on the crappy handling of the M535i with metric rubber. I think John Watson did the driving and the review of the handling.

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It is a long known issue with a long known solution.

 

I have another set of these Style 5's from the E31 which I used on my E24 RiR (rest in rust), which I have set aside for my next E23:  :grin:

 

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So I have the solution I just need to find a nice problem to fit them too :lol:

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

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