New wheels or refurb these…

New wheels or refurb these…

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dickymint

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20,937 posts

238 months

Wednesday 4th May
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2001 e46 Cabriolet - no idea if these are bog standard but I quite like them. Any ideas on what they’re called?Refurb cost?

RedWhiteMonkey

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162 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Impossible to say, try cleaning them first so you can actually see their condition.

helix402

6,991 posts

162 months

Wednesday 4th May
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They are aftermarket wheels. My recommendation is always Style 68s for the E46.

g3org3y

19,491 posts

171 months

Wednesday 4th May
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helix402 said:
They are aftermarket wheels. My recommendation is always Style 68s for the E46.
Yep, I'd ditch them in favour of BMW OE alloys in a flavour of your choosing.

Style 32s for me. cool

d_a_n1979

4,715 posts

52 months

Wednesday 4th May
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g3org3y said:
helix402 said:
They are aftermarket wheels. My recommendation is always Style 68s for the E46.
Yep, I'd ditch them in favour of BMW OE alloys in a flavour of your choosing.

Style 32s for me. cool
^^^

This biggrin

InitialDave

10,534 posts

99 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Clean them and see what you're working with first.

If you like them, yes, refurb them.

If the front face is diamond cut, however, I'd change to fully painted, diamond cut wheels really don't cope at all well with our winter road salt etc.

dickymint

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Wednesday 4th May
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helix402 said:
They are aftermarket wheels. My recommendation is always Style 68s for the E46.
Strange you think they could be aftermarket. I met the owner that bought the car from new (bumped into him and his Mrs in a local garden centre) turned out they live in the same town as I do (hence the personalised number plate that came with the car **USK
They told me they’d put “all the top extras” on it from new! Hard top, TV, leather, full electrics to seats etc.

Krikkit

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161 months

Wednesday 4th May
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g3org3y said:
helix402 said:
They are aftermarket wheels. My recommendation is always Style 68s for the E46.
Yep, I'd ditch them in favour of BMW OE alloys in a flavour of your choosing.

Style 32s for me. cool
Possibly also MV2s or Style 97s acceptable too.

d_a_n1979

4,715 posts

52 months

Wednesday 4th May
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dickymint said:
helix402 said:
They are aftermarket wheels. My recommendation is always Style 68s for the E46.
Strange you think they could be aftermarket. I met the owner that bought the car from new (bumped into him and his Mrs in a local garden centre) turned out they live in the same town as I do (hence the personalised number plate that came with the car **USK
They told me they’d put “all the top extras” on it from new! Hard top, TV, leather, full electrics to seats etc.
All E46 alloys can be found here:

https://www.auto-treff.com/wcf/index.php?tagged/53...

Those alloys aren't OEM E46 wheels from BMW

Just had a quick look on my Mac; they're MAK alloys: https://www.makwheels.it/en/

Edited by d_a_n1979 on Wednesday 4th May 12:21

S600BSB

838 posts

86 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Might be worth getting some decent rubber at the same time.

curvature

221 posts

54 months

Wednesday 4th May
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dickymint said:
Strange you think they could be aftermarket. I met the owner that bought the car from new (bumped into him and his Mrs in a local garden centre) turned out they live in the same town as I do (hence the personalised number plate that came with the car **USK
They told me they’d put “all the top extras” on it from new! Hard top, TV, leather, full electrics to seats etc.
They probably also used to buy Amstrad or Binatone lo-fi back in the 80's too! 😆

Mr Tidy

17,642 posts

107 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Another vote for Style 32s. thumbup

But as after-market wheels go those don't look bad.

It depends whether the OP likes them!

FWIW I paid £280 a year ago for a set of 18s to be stripped and podwer-coated.

dickymint

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Wednesday 4th May
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S600BSB said:
Might be worth getting some decent rubber at the same time.
And how would that be a benefit to me? The hardtop and Dynavin is worth more than the car rofl

dickymint

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curvature said:
dickymint said:
Strange you think they could be aftermarket. I met the owner that bought the car from new (bumped into him and his Mrs in a local garden centre) turned out they live in the same town as I do (hence the personalised number plate that came with the car **USK
They told me they’d put “all the top extras” on it from new! Hard top, TV, leather, full electrics to seats etc.
They probably also used to buy Amstrad or Binatone lo-fi back in the 80's too! ??
Still got my old Harry Moss 8 track in the attic scratchchin

dickymint

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d_a_n1979 said:
dickymint said:
helix402 said:
They are aftermarket wheels. My recommendation is always Style 68s for the E46.
Strange you think they could be aftermarket. I met the owner that bought the car from new (bumped into him and his Mrs in a local garden centre) turned out they live in the same town as I do (hence the personalised number plate that came with the car **USK
They told me they’d put “all the top extras” on it from new! Hard top, TV, leather, full electrics to seats etc.
All E46 alloys can be found here:

https://www.auto-treff.com/wcf/index.php?tagged/53...

Those alloys aren't OEM E46 wheels from BMW

Just had a quick look on my Mac; they're MAK alloys: https://www.makwheels.it/en/

Edited by d_a_n1979 on Wednesday 4th May 12:21
Many thanks d_a_n thumbup that'll explain the Mak stickers then (never heard of them before) weird they got changed.

dickymint

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Mr Tidy said:
Another vote for Style 32s. thumbup

But as after-market wheels go those don't look bad.

It depends whether the OP likes them!

FWIW I paid £280 a year ago for a set of 18s to be stripped and podwer-coated.
That'll do for me thumbup

Runky

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2 months

Sunday 26th June
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dickymint said:


2001 e46 Cabriolet - no idea if these are bog standard but I quite like them. Any ideas on what they’re called?Refurb cost?
Only just picked up on your thread. Did you get them done?
If not, I've used The Wheel Specialist in Cwmbran a few times and they've been excellent.

Terry

dickymint

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Sunday 26th June
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Runky said:
dickymint said:


2001 e46 Cabriolet - no idea if these are bog standard but I quite like them. Any ideas on what they’re called?Refurb cost?
Only just picked up on your thread. Did you get them done?
If not, I've used The Wheel Specialist in Cwmbran a few times and they've been excellent.

Terry
Cheers not had them done yet. As it happens a very good mate of mine worked there for years (he left to work with his wife a year or two ago) Mike is his name.

DJMC

3,322 posts

83 months

Tuesday 28th June
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dickymint said:
And how would that be a benefit to me? The hardtop and Dynavin is worth more than the car rofl
Decent tyres might keep you alive?

SarlechS

722 posts

164 months

Tuesday 28th June
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nice tyres