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General Forum : Anyone ever seen mini-lites on an e21?

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      - Anyone ever seen mini-lites on an e21?
Bill in MN   Posted Monday, Feb 5th 8:46pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 96

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
Konig is now making a mini-lite knock off that will fit an e21. Opinions? I've never seen one with them on.

Boost_me   Posted Monday, Feb 5th 8:50pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 98
   
Victoria, Australia
1981 BMW 323i
I have seen one or 2 with them and personaly think they look awsome, but after searching this computer I couldn't find a picture of one sorry,........But they DO suit our cars!!!!!

sunbeam***   Posted Monday, Feb 5th 9:26pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 248
   
wirral UK
1982 323i
We have one in our forum!
http://e21.tricord.be/members/marinersfsan/78Bimmer1.jpg

well they're close to minilites, i think they are saab alloys???

Bill in MN   Posted Monday, Feb 5th 9:58pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 97

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
This is from Konig's site.



sunbeam***   Posted Monday, Feb 5th 10:25pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 250
   
wirral UK
1982 323i
Nice! I am a big fan of minilite alloys but i think they have to be on the right car. TBH i'm not sure if the e21 is the right car? Just one guys opinion.

wharthog   Posted Monday, Feb 5th 10:53pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 115
   
SF Bay,California, USA
1982 323i, , R1150RT
They're ok on E21s, IMO more suited to 2002s though...

myersport   Posted Monday, Feb 5th 11:01pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 184
   
east tennessee
'82 320iS. '91 327iC
Minilite knockoffs have been available for awhile. Here's another members car with Panasports:



Pack racing products have them in a variety of sizes, offsets, and finishes:

http://www.packracingproducts.com/acatalog/Pack_Racing_Products_Superlite_Street_Wheels_2.html

I'm not affiliated, I just have the website saved and I keep going back to try to decide how they would look on my car.
--Dennis

Boost_me   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 1:49am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Member
Post nr. 99
   
Victoria, Australia
1981 BMW 323i
They look pretty sweet.....I'd rock em'

Bill in MN   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 2:51am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Member
Post nr. 98

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
AFAIK they come in graphite, polished or the combo, as pictured. They might look decent on a Henna car. A bonus is they weigh less than 14lb.

I'm having absolutly no luck finding the wheels I want so a compromise to something like this may tide me over until the BBS's I want pop up.

myersport   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 3:03am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 184
   
east tennessee
'82 320iS. '91 327iC
I DO like the look of the graphite/polished combo on a Henna car:



I just wish they were 15's.
--Dennis

chupchup   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 6:15am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 169
   
Singapore
320m20
those interested can look at my car. I had some pix taken with ORIGINAL Minilites on it. Need to email me your add as I have problems uploading pixs to the site, even have the pixs from the ArtCar too.

e21enthusiast   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 7:13am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 56
   
eugene,oregon
hennarot 320is,topasbraun metalic 323
i thought about doing that style of wheel with the pannsport 3 piece but there pricey.

can u send pics of the art car to my e-mail adress and the other ones you spoke of.id like to see em.and ill post em here for you.

pjs323i   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 7:22am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 51
   
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
well, i saw this post this morning, drove to school (first day) and look what one of the new students' own (sorry about the quality it was just a quick snap on my phone):

I was really amazed that someone else has a e21! they are 14" rims

pjs323i   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 7:26am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 51
   
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
BTW my opinion on minilites: There are 3 wheels that should be on an E21:

15x7 Alpina's, 15x7 Basketweaves and 15x7 MINILITES! I may put minilites on my car, but i'll cross that bridge when i get to it.

chupchup   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 1:37pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 170
   
Singapore
320m20
i think 14 inches are a good compromise. Use to run 15x71/2 with 205/50's on the 320/6........... wheels a bit too big

Jason_323i   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 1:45pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 440
   
UK, Scotland
323i 2.7 tripple webber track car. Maserati Biturbo
Hi

Compmotive in the uk make some tasty wheels

there us dealer is

http://www.usacomp.com/

Jason

jdench   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 8:28pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 158

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
pjs323i wrote:
BTW my opinion on minilites: There are 3 wheels that should be on an E21:

15x7 Alpina's, 15x7 Basketweaves and 15x7 MINILITES! I may put minilites on my car, but i'll cross that bridge when i get to it.


What about Hartge Wheels? not quite as nice as the Alpina ones, but pretty tasty none the less.
And MiM made some nice ones, I have them on my e21 (15x7) and they look pretty good I think

Bill in MN   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 8:56pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 99

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
I finally heard from the Konig rep. That particualr style is only out there with either 0 or 40 offsets so they can be scratched from the list.

myersport   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 9:09pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 184
   
east tennessee
'82 320iS. '91 327iC
But the Superlites can be had with the proper 12mm offset.
--Dennis

pjs323i   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 11:16pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 51
   
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
sorry jdench i forgot about those ...let me rephrase:

BTW my opinion on minilites: There are 4 wheels that should be on an E21:

15x7 Alpina's, 15x7 Basketweaves, 15x7 Hartage (simmilar to H3) and 15x7 MINILITES!


pjs323i   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 11:21pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 51
   
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
BTW i've never looked at mags for my 323 but i think i might get some minilights...

what offset and bolt pattern???

someone once told me that the bolt pattern is 4x110; is that right???

myersport   Posted Tuesday, Feb 6th 11:55pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 184
   
east tennessee
'82 320iS. '91 327iC
PCD is 4x100, offset about 12-15mm.
--Dennis

chupchup   Posted Wednesday, Feb 7th 4:16am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 171
   
Singapore
320m20
So sad, Techdell went bust...........

velocewest   Posted Wednesday, Feb 14th 8:44am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 559
   
Oregon USA
e9, e12x2, no E21?
There's a group buy going on for a Panasport-style wheel on the 2002FAQ board. Those should fit e21's.

Tony

sunbeam***   Posted Wednesday, Feb 14th 9:14am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 260
   
wirral UK
1982 323i
I vote MiM1900's or genuine Alpinas

broadie777   Posted Saturday, Feb 17th 3:18am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Junior Member
Post nr. 7
   
manchester,england
1981 320 convertable
nope e21 and old austin minins dont mix wheels nope never

pjs323i   Posted Saturday, Mar 10th 9:55am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 51
   
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
I am seriously in the market for some minilites after an accident i had a few weeks ago which damaged 1 of my 13"alpina's and left me with the spare which must have been damaged by a previous owner, its bashed up and doesn't hold air very well

Can i get some opinions as to what the best combo for size is? I dont have a lot of money so buy once buy right, i dont want to stuff this up...I've been told 15x7 on the back and 15x6 on the front. Dont know what tyre size i should get though

pjs323i   Posted Tuesday, Mar 13th 2:35am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 51
   
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
i really need some opinions from you guys the tyre places like to tell me all different things. So i want to bump this up...

melloh   Posted Tuesday, Mar 13th 11:44am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 507
   
California, USA (San Jose)
1980 320is, 1991 318is
my understanding about the staggered set is to promot more understeer to counterbalance some natural oversteer, esp w/ the higher-powered e21s. Personally, if I were in your situation, I'd stick to 15x7 all around. It will make rotating tires and spares less of a headache, too. Also, if you ever need to replace a front, it will probably be eaier to find another 15x7 than 15x6. Also, you can run 205 in front and 225 (or maybe 215) rears to get the same staggered effect. good luck!

pjs323i   Posted Thursday, Mar 15th 7:51am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 51
   
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
yeah i think i'll go with 15x7's all around and prolly 215 all around

melloh   Posted Thursday, Mar 15th 9:09pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 509
   
California, USA (San Jose)
1980 320is, 1991 318is
Oh.. I forgot to add the disclaimer that I have not personally tried those sizes and have no experience w/ either. I have a set of 15x7 but have never installed them, and my car is NOT a high powered e21. I just wanted to get that out there as you might consider getting input from those in-the-know... I was merely stating opinion and conjecture if I were in your situation and what my personal thought processes would be.

And no, I'm not a lawyer.... P

pjs323i   Posted Friday, Mar 16th 11:47am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 51
   
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
melloh wrote:
Oh.. I forgot to add the disclaimer that I have not personally tried those sizes and have no experience w/ either. I have a set of 15x7 but have never installed them, and my car is NOT a high powered e21. I just wanted to get that out there as you might consider getting input from those in-the-know... I was merely stating opinion and conjecture if I were in your situation and what my personal thought processes would be.

And no, I'm not a lawyer.... P


lol don't worry dude, i dont drive her that hard so i'm not going to notice the difference in a couple of cm on the front and back. any difference i notice will be an improvement on the old 13" originals i had on her. and besides for a predominate road car its best to stay even all around...


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