29
Jun
08

99 Cent bottlecap wheels – what’s not to love?

Recently been spending lots of time worrying about wheels and tires.   Among team members we have at least 4 sets of 17″ “S-Lite” MINI cooper wheels – how sweet if those could fit the E30.  Looks like the 17″ will fit with some fender rolling but quasi-massive 20mm spacers would be needed to.  At $80 a wheel.   And that would introduce a possible safety issue for some drivers.   Not to mention probably about 2x in tire costs versus 15 or 14 inch wheels that are on the car.   15″ Basketweaves were stock on the 1987 325is and the car came with one in the trunk.  But that would mean finding three more to match.

Solution – I recently found an original E30 14″ bottlecap wheel for $0.99 on eBay.  Ooo now that fits the budget!!  A complete set of four more matching wheels, stripped and not silver painted, was a bit more marketpriced but who cares?  Entire set was less than what a new 15″ wheel would have cost.

$0.99 wheel on eBay!

$0.99 wheel on eBay!

This set of four was $160.

This set of four was $160.

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