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Old 06-12-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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WTB: OEM STYLE 42 Wheels

Hey guys,

I've been searching for a nice set of oem style 42's without much luck.

I'd prefer a square 17" setup, but PM me with what you got!
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:38 AM   #2
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thats going to be a tough find... It think that was the stock wheel on a 99 328i... Havent seen them really since...

That being said... Someone on bimmerforums was selling a set in January... The thread sorta died off... btw, that is a 16" wheel on the e46... I knew someone using them for snows a while back...
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1158453

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Old 06-13-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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Off topic, but if you want 17" wheels for winter, powerwheelspro has nice ZHP style wheels in 17" for $359 + shipping. I think I'm going to get a set myself
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:21 PM   #4
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Off topic, but if you want 17" wheels for winter, powerwheelspro has nice ZHP style wheels in 17" for $359 + shipping. I think I'm going to get a set myself
oyy... reps for the winter? they wont make it a year... I know, I had them... the reps are generally made in Cali by companies that have never seen snow or below 40" weather.

I suggest you find a cheap set of OEM 17s or just buy a set of 17" steelies. BMW makes them, wheel #12.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...16&hg=36&fg=10
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Ah thanks for the advice. Steelies no way they're so ghetto and ugly, they would look right on it car. I've been using oem 16s with winter tires but they're too small and ugly. Any good ideas for cheap good looking 17s?
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Ah thanks for the advice. Steelies no way they're so ghetto and ugly, they would look right on it car. I've been using oem 16s with winter tires but they're too small and ugly. Any good ideas for cheap good looking 17s?
Steelies are ugly... But they are the most effective. haa.

I use OEM # 96 for winter. Perfect 17" IMO. covers the lug nuts to prevent rust etc...

Here's a full set with tires for $600 on fleabay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...lenotsupported

How they look on my car:

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One note though... the 96's are 17x8. Ideally, you'd want to run 17x7 so you can run 205x50x17 instead of 225x45x17.

So... For 17x7, your options are:

#73
http://www.bmwwheels.com/bmwwheels_d...=73&Series=E36


or run 4 fronts of the #68s, which are 17x7.5:
http://www.bmwwheels.com/bmwwheels_d...=68&Series=E36
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Hey guys- sorry, I meant to post a picture of the 17" style 42 with the exposed bolts in my original post.

These will actually be my third set of wheels- I have 18" summers and 16" winters already, but the 16"s have studded snow tires on them.

I still have the set of style 73 that came with the car, but three of them are bent. However, the stock 205/50/17 conti's still have plenty of meat left (two are brand new actually).

Ideally, I'd like a square 17x7.5 setup so I can still use those 205 width all-seasons in November, December, and April. I'd also be open to a square 17x8.5 setup, and just buy a new set of tires. That said, I'm still open to buying a staggered set and sourcing two more elsewhere to make a square set.

I thought I had a set of style 42s sourced on CL, but they turned out to be reps. There are tons for the e39 it seems.
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Hey guys- sorry, I meant to post a picture of the 17" style 42 with the exposed bolts in my original post.

These will actually be my third set of wheels- I have 18" summers and 16" winters already, but the 16"s have studded snow tires on them.

I still have the set of style 73 that came with the car, but three of them are bent. However, the stock 205/50/17 conti's still have plenty of meat left (two are brand new actually).

Ideally, I'd like a square 17x7.5 setup so I can still use those 205 width all-seasons in November, December, and April. I'd also be open to a square 17x8.5 setup, and just buy a new set of tires. That said, I'm still open to buying a staggered set and sourcing two more elsewhere to make a square set.

I thought I had a set of style 42s sourced on CL, but they turned out to be reps. There are tons for the e39 it seems.
Why not just have three 71's straightened?
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Why not just have three 71's straightened?
Because I want a set of stye 42's. That's why I made a WTB thread.
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Because I want a set of stye 42's. That's why I made a WTB thread.
I was looking for alternatives for you since they don't make what you want in the size you want for the e46...
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I was looking for alternatives for you since they don't make what you want in the size you want for the e46...
I'm looking for 17" style 42s.

They exist for our cars, definitely.

As someone stated above they came on the 1999 328is sport and also the Z3.
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I'm looking for 17" style 42s.

They exist for our cars, definitely.

As someone stated above they came on the 1999 328is sport and also the Z3.
It was me that said they came on the 99 328s. I didn't say they were 17" though.... You're mentioning of "Z3" above was the first time that appeared in this post...

According to the ETK, #42 is only 16" for the e46.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...37&hg=36&fg=15


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So it looks like #42 was available to the Z3 in a 17" wheel... Weird, BMW gave the wheel the same wheel #, but different name:

Staggered at...
17x7.5
17x8.5

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...26&hg=36&fg=15





For searching purposes, searching by e46 probably won't produce anything since the wheel was never meant for an e46 even though it will fit it...

Googled "BMW z3 wheel #42" and found this:
http://www.wheelsrims.net/bmw-z3-inventory.html


Description: 17" x 7.5" Alloy Wheel
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Pack: SINGLE WHEEL
Discount Price: $170.04 Buy Now
Retail Price: $212.00
Fits: 2001 - 2002 BMW Z3
Front wheel; W/ rivets on outer edge, exposed lug nuts. Please make sure to select the desired style/color; The pictures on the web are in black-and-white. Product does not come with Lugnuts or Center Caps
Warranty: Lifetime Warranty

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Yep, it was also a dealer option for the early e46/late e36 too.

Also, there was a guy at a CCA event that said they came stock on his e46 328.

Bottom line is i'm looking for 17" style 42s. Square setup would be a bonus.
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So it looks like #42 was available to the Z3 in a 17" wheel... Weird, BMW gave the wheel the same wheel #, but different name:

Staggered at...
17x7.5
17x8.5

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...26&hg=36&fg=15





For searching purposes, searching by e46 probably won't produce anything since the wheel was never meant for an e46 even though it will fit it...

Googled "BMW z3 wheel #42" and found this:
http://www.wheelsrims.net/bmw-z3-inventory.html


Description: 17" x 7.5" Alloy Wheel
WEB DESIGN
Pack: SINGLE WHEEL
Discount Price: $170.04 Buy Now
Retail Price: $212.00
Fits: 2001 - 2002 BMW Z3
Front wheel; W/ rivets on outer edge, exposed lug nuts. Please make sure to select the desired style/color; The pictures on the web are in black-and-white. Product does not come with Lugnuts or Center Caps
Warranty: Lifetime Warranty


Are those oem or reps? I can't really tell from the website. Ill buy new ones if they are that inexpensive for oem . . .
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Bottom line is i'm looking for 17" style 42s. Square setup would be a bonus.
They have them at the link above...
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They have them at the link above...
yeah but are they reps or oem?
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yeah but are they reps or oem?
That's your job to find out... I can't do everything for you. They look to be reconditioned from the site is my guess, but won't know until you call...

According to the link though:
The BMW Wheels / Rims, Mirrors & Lights are available as used and aftermarket parts
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Refurbished wheel site:
http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page90.html

$459 for the wheel, though. Ouch. BTW, is a 2 piece wheel OK for winter wheels?

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