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So I've been trying to find pictures of these wheels on white on light colored cars,

Here is a couple I've found,

Hope this is ok with whoever owns them.

Feel free to post some more. Cheers.

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Looks pretty darned good to me, except on the Euro-spec square taillight, where someone painted the rear drums silver, or some light color. The voids in the rim need to have dark backgrounds.

 

(But I must also admit that the factory steel rims with chrome wheel covers look pretty spectacular, too.... 😋)

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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3 hours ago, Conserv said:

where someone painted the rear drums silver, or some light color. The voids in the rim need to have dark backgrounds.

Yes exactly Steve, that was my reaction too.

Funny you should say that about the steel wheels, my daughter said “dad, the best wheels on an 02 are the steel wheels and those ones (being the FPS wheel) so just get those”

simple but correct I believe (well to me anyway) 

I have so many wheels that I don’t quite gel with (yes it’s my fault) but I’ve always liked the lip and a set back pattern, and the FPS and steel wheels have both a set back pattern and have a lip (if you see what I mean).

so I may finally be able to sell my BBS, BWA, Octavo, Turbine and  Minilite wheels (see stupid I know) it’s ok they are not all new!!!

My Goodes I will have room for the lawnmower in the shed..... wonder what the Octavo would look like on the lawnmower 😜🙄

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Not really light, but not really dark.  I bought these from Blunt in '09 or so.  

 

Scott

 

 

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22 minutes ago, saaron said:

Not really light, but not really dark.  I bought these from Blunt in '09 or so.  

 

Scott

 

 

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Yes on anything other than white these look lovely, as yours do, or so I thought, but now I’ve seen them on a white car...... well Steve will guess the rest😂

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Original FPS wheels on my Sahara '73.  Took me 20 years to put the set together in the days before the internet....

 

And before anyone asks--plain (no Roundel) center caps are also correct for these wheels, per the folks at BMW Classic.  Check the '72 and '73 sales catalogs...plain hubcaps.  

 

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8 hours ago, mike said:

 

....And before anyone asks--plain (no Roundel) center caps are also correct for these wheels, per the folks at BMW Classic.  Check the '72 and '73 sales catalogs...plain hubcaps.  

 

mike

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As here: 1972 U.S. dealer accessories brochure!

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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In case anyone is ever looking for the light car colour combo and this wheel..... the ICON 50 years of the 2002 book has loads, I didn't realise how many people run these, I thought I'd see a lot of minilites wheels which I thought were quite ubiquitous, but it would appear these are more so.

Just as well because they look great!

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32 minutes ago, SydneyTii said:

In case anyone is ever looking for the light car colour combo and this wheel..... the ICON 50 years of the 2002 book has loads, I didn't realise how many people run these, ...

Just as well because they look great!

 

 

The early OEM alloy rims were pretty rare in the U.S. But:

 

1. I gather the survival rate for early OEM alloys far exceeds the survival rate for ‘02’s in general — now there’s a real advantage to aluminum over steel! — allowing these alloys to be more concentrated on a smaller number of cars, and

 

2. Far more importantly, BMW has been reproducing these rims for the last twenty years. FPS remains the manufacturer on the re-pops. Same great looks. Same great quality. The re-pops have “FPS” cast into the front face of the rim, whereas the period  versions had “FPS” cast into the reverse side of the rim.

 

My ‘73 tii, for example, currently has four re-pops mounted and a single period version as my spare.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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They look nice on your car Steve,

They really are an attractive wheel, quite undestated.

I remember looking at a Ferrari at a show, a year or so ago and thinking they're nice wheels, then I realised they are very similar to these.

They seem to fit the bill in many ways, right offset, have a lip so to speak, have enough face detail to be interesting, are easier to clean (than my weaves), are a quality wheel and even look good on a Chamonix car, which I didn't think would work, as I thought they would be a bit "meh" but they are busy enough to look good even on a white car........

I notice W&N are selling them as well🙄

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6 hours ago, SydneyTii said:

They look nice on your car Steve,

They really are an attractive wheel, quite undestated.

I remember looking at a Ferrari at a show, a year or so ago and thinking they're nice wheels, then I realised they are very similar to these.

 

 

Thank you.

 

And with respect to your Ferrari reference, it appears that the BMW designers were....inspired, by a Cromodora rim introduced a couple years earlier!  BMW introduced their early OEM alloy (by FPS) in early 1971, contemporaneously with the Modell 71 refresh and the introduction of the touring (hence, the Sport Paket link).

 

Below, the first photo shows the Ferrari rim by Cromodora; the second photo shows the BMW rim by FPS. Hmmm.... 🤫

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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Hey,

That cabrio sure looks familiar🤔 Here is a pic of my 71 with Cromodora CD32’s for your consideration. They are a period correct wheel and I think look great on a white car. Also have Campagnolo Ragno’s on a white tii. If you are interested I can post a pic of those, though they are pretty tough to find.

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+1 for having one set each of the FPS alloys and 5 1/2" steelies on the Tii . Hard to go wrong with OEM

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4 hours ago, Artboakrill said:

Hey,

That cabrio sure looks familiar🤔 Here is a pic of my 71 with Cromodora CD32’s for your consideration. They are a period correct wheel and I think look great on a white car. Also have Campagnolo Ragno’s on a white tii. If you are interested I can post a pic of those, though they are pretty tough to find.

Art

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Very nice. They look great!

Any more pics of the car?

i find silver wheels work well on a white car.

yes I will take pics of any white car🙄

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