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Old 02-22-2008, 05:33 AM   #1
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Which wheels should I go for?

I fancy a change of wheel for a few reasons, namely mine are slightly kerbed and they are a wee bit common round my area. I've always fancied a set of deep dish borbets but have only ever seen them on very low golfs. Which of these two would look better on a 3door e36?
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:26 AM   #2
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I lke the old school flair of the Borbets, although I'm not sure how the'd look on you car...

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Old 02-22-2008, 11:13 AM   #3
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I have seen borbet wheels on E36's before they look great IMO. However I like the black wheels better they will stand out on your car.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
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do you have the Alpinas shown in the first pic?
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:32 AM   #5
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OMG Borbet Type A's drooooooooooool. IF IF IF you can find them in e36 fittament, youd be stupid not to buy them
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:35 AM   #6
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there are tons of chav e30s rolling around on them around here...
looks not-so-cool, but that's more because those are the e30s with blacked out tails, fart can, eyelids and blue tinting (not to forget the tribal decals on the rear windows)
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:31 PM   #7
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Get deep dish alpinas. The borbet's don't look right on bimmers, their more for v-dubs.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:16 PM   #8
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im not too into either... I like the alpina wheels you have already! The deep gray powder coat are a decent second, but only if you have clean or painted calipurs. Otherwise pwople will be looking at your breaks instead of your wheels...

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Old 02-22-2008, 06:08 PM   #9
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You guys really dont like Type A's. FUCK they're hot



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Old 02-22-2008, 06:21 PM   #10
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You guys really dont like Type A's. FUCK they're hot


Now that I see them on the E36 I like them more. They make me think of the BMW touring car races in the late 80s/early 90s.

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Old 02-24-2008, 06:02 AM   #11
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Yeah I have alpina's on at the moment but thos pics have kinda convinced me to go for the borbets, would you say 16" and lowering springs or 17 and keep it as it is?
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:10 AM   #12
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Yeah I have alpina's on at the moment but thos pics have kinda convinced me to go for the borbets, would you say 16" and lowering springs or 17 and keep it as it is?
What is the Borbet wheel width? 8.5"? 9"?
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:16 AM   #13
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9"x16", they sell them in 7.5"x16" as well but for deep dish wheels the widest would look nicer
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:21 AM   #14
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hell I'd trade Borbets against your Alpinas... if only I could use them on my e30...
and yes the Alpinas are the best E36/E30 rims on the planet
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:48 AM   #15
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I want to say that I love the Borbet's but I am not sure that I am allowed to say that as I am not sure that the supporting vendors here sell them.

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