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  1. All, I found what I think is a neat looking set of wheels at a good price but I have a feeling they wont fit a stock 73 2002 without modification. Below are the specs. Can someone tell me if these will fit without doing too much. Thanks. Offset: 40mm Backspacing: 5.57" Centerbore: 73mm Diameter: 15" Width: 7" 4x100 Bolt pattern.
  2. Hi Les, Not to hijack this thread but would you happen to have any history on my car? the VIN is 2588314. 1973 Fjord. I purchased the car in 2012 from a gentleman in New Jersey who had it advertised on the BMWCCA site. I believe the car was in Florida before then. Any info you have is appreciated.
  3. Tom's shop was the one I was referring to with all of the E30's and (2) nice 2002's in the yard that couldn't do it because their alignment tool wouldn't fit. They recommended another shop on the other side of town.
  4. Its funny that the second shop I visited the owner owns at least (2) very nice 2002's, (soon to be up for sale), and the day I was there they had no fewer than (12) E30's or other old BMW's sitting in the yard and 4-5 more on racks in the shop. I presume these were customers cars. If you're too busy I can accept that. Just tell me so. To their credit they did recommend I try a certain shop on the other side of town. OK I'm done talking about this.
  5. I just might do that. The guy that I spoke to in the front office appeared to be very young,maybe 21 years old. before someone gets upset, I have nothing against young people. I simply mention it because they "usually" don't have as much experience as older folks, especially when it comes to older cars.
  6. Buckeye, How long ago did you have yours done there?This is actually the third place that I took the car. These guys said they couldn't do it before even putting it on the lift. Maybe nobody wants my money. I'm stumped!
  7. Paul, I'm not sure how and why it didn't fit. All I know is, as I'm looking through the glass into the garage area there are three techs at my car trying to fit the alignment tool on one of the wheels. One of the techs come into the office and get what I assume is the senior mechanic who went into the shop. The senior guy comes back after 5 minutes to tell me they couldn't do the alignment because their unit wouldn't adjust down to 13" wheels. I left and proceeded to another shop 5 miles away. This time before even pulling my car into the shop a guy tried his tool which also didn't fit. The third shop didn't even try it they simply said they couldn't do it.
  8. Yep. this looks very much like the apparatus that two of the three shops tried that wouldnt fit my wheels
  9. Yeah, especially if nobody can do an alignment, hell! these tires only have 20k miles on them.
  10. MIDAS was not one of the shops I tried. Maybe I'll reach out to them. I moved those worn tires to the rear for now but since all of the tires are the same age I know its just a matter of time before they are worn out as well if something isn't done.
  11. So I took the car in last week to do an alignment cause the front tires were really worn unevenly on the inside edge and slight steering wheel shimmy. The clerk said I should be out the door in 45 minutes. After finally getting the car on the lift...By the way its the first time the car has been on a lift since my possession in 2012, anyway, after about 5 minutes the tech proceeds to tell me that he cant do the alignment because I have 13" wheels and their machine doesn't go that small.. Crap! now what? So I spent the morning driving around to 3 other shops and everyone said the same thing. For you guys with 13" wheels, who does you alignments. I cant believe cars with 13" wheels aren't being aligned.
  12. The box is a coarse spline 232 with a 4 bolt flange

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