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  1. Bought a set 4 years ago and having trouble locating them again. Can you still get these? Stuart
  2. My oldest son is taking over the Agave project. He moved away from the stock rims to a traditional 13x5.5 et18 BBS rim. He made the change because his brother kept the stock set up for his Inka. It's interesting how a change in rims makes such a difference in the overall look of the car: Before: After: The Inka:
  3. While I keep a set of original steelies, I also have some 15" Panasports with Yoko S-Drives that I put on 4 years/15K miles ago. They were sticky out of the gate, but I now find myself slip/sliding around with some regularity. That seems like a very short life for a tire. Does that sound nuts to you, or is 4 years typical for a daily driver tire?
  4. To anyone running Rota R20 wheels on your car, I have a question. My new R20's came with black plastic center caps with the Rota logo. The Rota logo is in a resin disk (medallion) that is affixed to the center cap with adhesive.. I'd like to display an Alpina logo on the wheels. From what I've seen researching this, it looks like I have two options for this: a). Buy a center cap with an Alpina center cap that fits the wheel which can be used in place of the Rota plastic center caps. b). Remove the Rota logo medallion from the Rota center caps and replace it with an Alpina medallion. I found these alternate center caps from coupeking on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Alpina-Wheel-Caps-NEW-16-or-14-Alpina-or-Vintage-BMW-OEM-Alloys/222813361082?var=null These look pretty classy, and they appear to fit the opening on the Rota's (2 1/2"). I've purchased items from coupeking in the past and found them to be great to work with. I also found a number of Alpina logo decals specifically designed for center caps. These seem to vary a great amount in terms of quality. Here is an example of one that looks pretty decent, and appears it will fit inside the tapered outside of the Rota center caps: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ALPINA-47-mm-Resin-Wheel-Center-Caps-Logo-Badge-Decal-Emblem-Sticker-BMW-x-4-ps/122558114793?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52474%26meid%3Dfa069188c4704685a49ee0fb5360577e%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D9%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D222813361082%26itm%3D122558114793&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 For those of you that have done this, I'm curious if you used replacement center caps that already have the Alpina logo on them, or if you have used the Rota caps and replaced the logo decal. Any experience you've had and examples you can share would be much appreciated.
  5. I'm presently running 13" Cosmo wheels on my '73 tii. Car was lowered by PO by cutting one coil off each spring. I'm replacing them right now with Ireland Stage 1 springs, so the ride height should end up about the same. I need to buy new tires now, and I've noticed that the choices for 13" tires are even more limited now than he last time I replaced mine a few years ago. It so happens that I have an opportunity to pick up a set of 14" Alpina replicas (OZ), so I'm considering doing that and going with a slightly lower profile tire that will end up approximately the same height as my current setup. But in looking around for 14" tires, it seems that they are now also becoming somewhat limited in choices. So... the dillema is... do I make the jump to 15" wheels (probably meaning and even LOWER profile tire) or do I go with the 14" Alpinas and accept that the tire choices may be a little more limited. I'm setting the car up to be a reliable, easy driver, so comfort is a factor. I don't drive it much and won't be tracking it at all, mostly just long weekend drives. If you were me, would you go with the 14's or the 15's, and why? Appreciate any insights. Thanks,
  6. cant find any at local stores for now. 165 80 13 seems to be more and more obsolete....
  7. Don't get me wrong, but part of me is really bummed that Mobile Tradition remade the original option alloy wheels. I seem to remember when I bought my 73tii from a couple of grainy photos sent after long conversations with the owner (yes, those once plentiful Roundel ads) that the optional alloy wheels were more than $1,000 a set.... in 1992 money. Wonder what they's be worth today....?
  8. A new (old) tyre option for the 13 (& 14,15) inchers in the crowd. https://jalopnik.com/yokohama-brings-back-a-1980s-tire-so-you-can-make-your-1819844548
  9. Tyres... yes with the "y" because they came from Longstone in the UK. Amazed at how quickly they arrived. I ordered them last Sunday evening, they processed the order on Monday, and they arrived in SC) today, on Saturday. All for about $125 less then Coker (who didn't have them in stock anyway). 165HR 13 Michelin XAS FF 5 tyres, complete with tubes. Can't wait to get them mounted. For some reason the wife didn't get that excited, I guess she likes the Amazon Prime deliveries better... (lol)
  10. I "been-a-contemplating" for awhile, and have decided to replace my 6 year old Sumitomo HTR T4 185/70R13s that adorn a set of factory original allow rims on my 1973 tii. The tires are actually fine mileage wise, perhaps getting a little old on the age spectrum. It was more the revelation of driving the project 74 tii which came with 14 inch rims and which I put on new 185/65R14 rubber. As far as vintage BMWs go, I've only ever really driven my '73tii with the 13 inch rims over the last 25 years. Dang, I immediately thought about getting the '73tii some upgraded rims (larger) and rubber (better). But that does leave the original 13 inch allows not really being used, and I love their look. So I decided to go boldly (albeit expensively) and turn back the hands of time and get some Michelin 165/80R13 XAS tires. They are on order (along with tubes!) from Longstone in the UK. They were @ $125 cheaper then Coker. They can serve the car at shows, and when I want that original "look". I thought about the Pirelli CN36s, but they would really be just a replacement for the Sumitomo's size wise, and not have the original skinny tire look. To this originality insanity, I would like to add that set of performance oriented wheel tire combination without screwing around with a stock suspension. Any advice on wheel / tire combinations that are out there currently would be appreciated. I'll keep folks posted and put up some photos once I get them mounted.
  11. Any one have a close up picture of a 195/50 15 on a 15x7 rim? I want to see if it looks stretched? Than ks in advance for any pictures sent. Stuart
  12. I’ve been searching for 4 – original, steel wheels for my ’72 tii and ended up finding 5 wheels, all from the same person. I bought them sight unseen. The good news is that all 5 wheels are from the same manufacturer, Kronprinz AND they all have the same date, 2/72. The bad news is that they were badly pitted, as you can see in the first couple of photos. I decided to try JB Weld to fill the pitted areas. The first step was to have them media blasted to get rid of the rust and provide a clean, dry surface to apply the JB Weld. I applied it fairly heavy and then sanded the excess away. It took two applications of this process to get the surface to an acceptable “smoothness.” It was quite tedious as the sanding was done by hand with various sized, contoured sanding blocks so as not to flatten the filled areas. The before and after photos are of the same wheel and that is probably the worst wheel. Before I invest more time and money getting a finish on these wheels and buying new tires, do you think they are viable to use? I was thinking I would buy the Michelin XASs with tubes to minimize the leak issue. I look forward to reading your thoughts and suggestions. Tony
  13. If the current or past owner of this 75 is on here, can you please send me the tire size as well as the ET for these 15x7 BBS RS rims? Thanks,
  14. Hi all, i am looking for a set of tires for my BBS RS001 (15 inch, 7J, ET25). On this great forum I have already seen that the recommended tire size for the BMW 02 is 195/50 R15. Now I need a specific type/brand. Maybe some owners on this forum can help me in the right direction! My goal is to drive only for fun, like touring etc. I live to drive sporty, but no racing on circuits. On the internet I have seen this tire: Michelin Pilot Sport 3. Anyone having experience with his tire? Or do you recommend me a different brand/type? Thanks a lot! Kind regards, Niels
  15. Hey there fellow 2002 owners. Im wondering where to purchase a set of alpina (or quality alpina reps) in 15" 4 stud wheels for my 2002. Is ebay USA the only viable point or is someone making them still.
  16. You offer them to a buddy who’s been dying to find a set for his ‘83 Chevette. These wheels were in rough shape and were headed to the scrapper. But, after some serious sanding, polishing, and paint, your ‘83 Chevette just got a whole lot prettier!
  17. Set of 4 original "Cosmic" wheels, made in the UK with Sumitomo 205x60 HTR 200 tires. Exact vintage of wheels unknown, but I think they were new sometime in the early '90's when my car was restored by the original owner. Painted white...they are a little dirty, but otherwise in great shape. Tires are a little old but not too cracked. Set comes complete with lug nuts. Very cool if you like the vintage look and want to stick with 13's. Fits standard 2002 fender wells without modification. Local pickup in Sacramento, or will assist with shipping if desired. I also drive to the Bay Area regularly so will deliver if you can wait for my next trip. First $200 takes them, but I need these out of my garage, so make me an offer. Thanks! Crash
  18. and do they rub? I took out the spacers and now the tires rub on hard cornering. I'm using 205/60/13s. But now that it's lower, the car handles nicer and looks better, too.
  19. at least 60% tread remaining, no tread or sidewall damage, haven't found any prior flat repairs. Came off a set of 15x7 OZ Alpina replicas that were on a recently acquired 320. Free to the first person who wants to pick 'em up in Sacramento - I need 'em OUT of my garage......
  20. Is that right or what do I need to replace to fix this? Thanks in advance. . .
  21. URL: http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=10838&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C503%2C504&KickerID=142&KICKER (nt)
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