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Old 03-18-2014, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default E60 Noob trying to find wheels

So the wifey recently had her car backed into, and since it was in conjunction with a promotion, she decided to pick up a new ride.

The wheels themselves look pretty damn good as the car sits:

But the first time we went to look at the car, I had to tell her that we would need to immediately replace the wheels and tires on the car....because hard-park-car.

The guy told us that they were M-wheels, and I kind of blew it off, while in the back of my mind I was silently trying to catalogue what the market value of these wheels would be. I searched, and sure enough, I found these wheels on the 2009 M6:

They were also optional on an M5 I believe. Not sure which year. Style 167M

Upon further investigation, it appears that BMW only made this style in a 19" wheel, while we have 18" wheels.

This was confusing at first, so I investigated further and, using my phone camera between the brake disk and the wheel, came up with these photos.

Best I can tell, they're Chinese knockoffs. F()cking chinamen.

I would just as soon keep them, but there's an issue. They will definitely need new tires, and tires that actually fit these wheels - they aren't cheap. In my ideal world, I would have something very close to OEM for this car. 17x7.5" wheels all around, as manufactured:

Anyone know a good source for used OEM wheels, without the BMW Tax?
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Dude, Chinamen is not the preferred nomenclature.
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BMW E60 535i N54 3.0L Wheels OEM Alloys - ECS Tuning

I got some nice 5 series BMW BBS wheels brand new from them for a steal for my wifes e90 335i.

Before it was lowered.

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The wheels are heinous.
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