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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by SenorShark » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:32 pm

panthercity wrote:
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Rial Mesh 16" 7J (year of manufacture '84~'86) with Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 225/50 R16 all the way around. No spacers or rings.

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Those do look great.

Do you think that 225/55/16 tires would work? The 55 aspect ratio adds 12.75 mm or 0.44 inches to the sidewall.

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by panthercity » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:03 pm

I don't think you would have any clearance issues but I'd expect the speedometer to read ~3.2% slower per the calculation here: https://tiresize.com/comparison/
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by CSGuy » Wed May 16, 2018 4:16 pm

Now, this is what I'm talking about :)


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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by jevans » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:02 pm

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by BillDe » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:43 pm

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by EdwasRed » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:05 pm

Here's mine.
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by konzelmann » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:49 am

I always have liked BBS Style 5's. Look great, fit great, not too hard to get, not too expensive, 'stock' looking enough to not be distracting, I get lots of complements on them from people who see my car.

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Post by Jono B good » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:51 am

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Ye olde TRX Style 1 a classic. =D>
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by DRPM635CSi » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:12 am

Jono B good wrote:
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Ye olde TRX Style 1 a classic. =D>
Wow, thanks for that. So that's what my car would look like if I ever had to put the spare wheel on it =D>

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by Jono B good » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:21 am

Bloody ripper eh mate?? :twisted:
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by DRPM635CSi » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:50 am

Jono B good wrote:
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Bloody ripper eh mate?? :twisted:
It doesn't look bad I gotta give it that. I wouldn't object to running these wheels at all if only they weren't metric sizes making for impossible to find tyres. That's why I'm not bothered at having a pristine example of this wheel with a brand new unroaded TRX tyre on it as my spare. I even bought the centre cap for it to store in the boot as well just in case I ever need to use it in anger as the spare wheel.

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by hornhospital » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am

Not impossible to get the Metric tires, just very, very pricy. Although it'll be even more so in Australia, what with shipping and import duty.

U.S. prices today:

220/55VR390: $331 each
240/55VR390: $398 each

and those with the 415 diameter wheels, hold on to you beer and have a seat....

240/45VR415: $410 each
240/55VR415: $421 each

They do list some "new old stock, for display only, not for road use" 240/45VR415s for $273 each, but why would you buy that?
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by Jono B good » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:41 pm

hornhospital wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am
Not impossible to get the Metric tires, just very, very pricy. Although it'll be even more so in Australia, what with shipping and import duty.

U.S. prices today:

220/55VR390: $331 each
240/55VR390: $398 each

and those with the 415 diameter wheels, hold on to you beer and have a seat....

240/45VR415: $410 each
240/55VR415: $421 each

They do list some "new old stock, for display only, not for road use" 240/45VR415s for $273 each, but why would you buy that?
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by scoTT la rock » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:12 am

Hello all

Adding in a post just to show what else is out there. Here’s what my car looks like right now as purchased. These are 17x8 et20? Moda by BBS on continental conti tires 235/45/17. Stock suspension.

I just bought a set of BBS style 42 which will be put on next week as I am not not feeling these current wheels too much.

The car came with a mint set of the OG metrics but the tire choices aren’t great so I’m not going to use them. I will come back and post a pic of the car once I get the new wheels on.
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by scoTT la rock » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:16 am

OK, I’m back. Managed to get the new wheels on so I’m adding to this post again.

These are 17x8 et20 BBS Style 42 from a 5 series. The centers were taken out and powder coated anthracite grey, and the outer barrels were machine polished. Sitting on the same tires as above, continental contis.

I think it looks a million times better now, but now I’m thinking.... it needs a mild drop to close some of the wheel gap. :D
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by Ed Lyerly » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:56 am

Yes, I'm sure.

Front = 17x8.5 et12 ...KBA41262 ... 3611638
Rear = 17x10 et28 .... KBA41263 .... 3611639

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by DRPM635CSi » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:30 am

Ed Lyerly wrote:
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Yes, I'm sure.
How sure are you, exactly?
Front = 17x8.5 et12 ...KBA41262 ... 3611638
Rear = 17x10 et28 .... KBA41263 .... 3611639

Alpina wheels .... made by Ronal.
I'm pretty sure Rear = 17x10 et28 .... KBA41263 .... 3611639 will rub the shock absorber on the inside of the rear of a stock E24. The 10"ers are for E31 B12 only and the part number is 3611640 too as per this page of their catalogue:
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The generally accepted consensus is the widest you can go on the rear of an E24 without using spacers to push the tyres out beyond the arches and with conventional offsets in the et12-et24 range is 9.5". Regardless, I can't really see why anyone would want 10" wheels anyway. The same tyre is used on both the 9.5" + 10" version, so it really makes no difference, just with the 10" wheel the look is slightly more stretched and there is more chance of wheel kerb damage as a result.

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by Ed Lyerly » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:19 pm

See my post on March 15th 2015 (1st page of this thread) That is my M635 with the setup I suggested. Ran the setup for 2 years (no spacers)
.... never rubbed at all.
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by Jono B good » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:15 pm

hornhospital wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am
Not impossible to get the Metric tires, just very, very pricy. Although it'll be even more so in Australia, what with shipping and import duty.

U.S. prices today:

220/55VR390: $331 each
240/55VR390: $398 each

and those with the 415 diameter wheels, hold on to you beer and have a seat....

240/45VR415: $410 each
240/55VR415: $421 each

They do list some "new old stock, for display only, not for road use" 240/45VR415s for $273 each, but why would you buy that?
Looked into it, local shop quoted $2100 for new Michelin mounted and balanced tires in TO and 2 weeks shipping. If was to buy the "not for road use" would be show purposes only.
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by ron » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:49 pm

hornhospital wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am
...and those with the 415 diameter wheels, hold on to you beer and have a seat....

240/45VR415: $410 each
These are £445.00 each in the UK!!!!
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by nick88highline » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:21 pm

Simple angluar five spoke AZEV wheels outside Casino Royale. 16x7.5 which is close to the original TRX rims fitted. Hubcentric rings and 20mm offset means they are not quite perfect...

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by Jono B good » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:09 pm

nick88highline wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Simple angluar five spoke AZEV wheels outside Casino Royale. 16x7.5 which is close to the original TRX rims fitted. Hubcentric rings and 20mm offset means they are not quite perfect...

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Running Toyo Proxes (235/50) which stick like glue.
Beautiful shot man WOW! added to my desktop shark paper!
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