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Just bought an e34 540i

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As the title says I just bought myself a 1993 e34 540i auto sedan. Currently throwing lots of money at it (not just at the petrol station either), I'm currently on my second FCP Euro order...

Its my first BMW and I think I've been converted.

Now to find some wheels... anyone got a set of style 66? 

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Ooo very nice.

My first BMW was also a 1993 540i

Do miss it sometimes!

Have any pictures of your machine? 

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Nice choice and welcome.

Have you priced up a manual conversion yet? 🤘

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I'll post some pictures once its a bit tidier - cosmetic condition isn't the best on this car...

Those style 42s look nice but I'm after a set of 17s, style 66s are quite common and I like them - although every set I've seen people are asking a bit too much for them. If anyone has a set of OEM wheels that would suit an e34 I'd be open to suggestions. I really need something to replace the OEM style 5s, the only tyres you can get for them now are supercats and a few other budgets tyres.

I did think about a manual conversion, stopped when I saw the price / lack of availability of the 6 speed...

 

 

 

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Why do you say "a bit much"?

I love those wheels, have ever since I saw them way back when I was dreaming of owning a BMW.

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2 hours ago, Eagle said:

I got some E34 throwing stars but probably a bit much

get in my dm's 

On 7/12/2018 at 10:53 PM, JD01JD said:

As the title says I just bought myself a 1993 e34 540i auto sedan. Currently throwing lots of money at it (not just at the petrol station either), I'm currently on my second FCP Euro order...

Its my first BMW and I think I've been converted.

Now to find some wheels... anyone got a set of style 66? 

bear in mind all style 66 are E39 fitment and require spacer rings so they are hubcentric when fitting to E34.

E34 are finniky about this at the best of times. my price is $80, you will probably pay more for them. remember to budget that in.

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Welcome Jordan and congrats on the E34 - hope to see you along at some of our Welly events!

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone and advice.

I absolutely love throwing stars but yeah with a fresh set of Potenzas the wheels / tyres would probably be worth more than the car haha. 

How much would you guys pay for a bare set of style 66s?

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3 hours ago, Eagle said:

I got some E34 throwing stars but probably a bit much

 

1 hour ago, M3AN said:

Why do you say "a bit much"?

 

5 minutes ago, JD01JD said:

I absolutely love throwing stars but yeah with a fresh set of Potenzas the wheels / tyres would probably be worth more than the car haha. 

Okay, slow Dave gets it now... "a bit much" means $$$. 😆

But so, so sexy.

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3 hours ago, JD01JD said:

I'll post some pictures once its a bit tidier - cosmetic condition isn't the best on this car...

Those style 42s look nice but I'm after a set of 17s, style 66s are quite common and I like them - although every set I've seen people are asking a bit too much for them. If anyone has a set of OEM wheels that would suit an e34 I'd be open to suggestions. I really need something to replace the OEM style 5s, the only tyres you can get for them now are supercats and a few other budgets tyres.

I did think about a manual conversion, stopped when I saw the price / lack of availability of the 6 speed...

 

 

 

dont tell me they are metrics still???

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12 minutes ago, kiwi535 said:

dont tell me they are metrics still???

Nah but something like 225/60r15 - big fat tyres. I wouldn't mind them so much if you could get a really good tyre in that size for a decent price. I got a trade price for a set of 4 in the original size and it was around $220 each for Bridgestone Turanzas, slightly less for supercats. You can get a 17" Potenza for that price, a tyre that is streets ahead of a Turanza.

Its currently got Supercats all round - not the best in the dry, gets interesting in the wet...

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Yeah i used to get 15" Turanzas years ago off a guy here in Hamilton for $80 each, they were off ex police Holdens but still had like 5mm threads. Think it was the now Auto 66 guy. 

Sold a set of 66's for $350 years ago with a bit of curbing. Id pay around 500-600 for a set good set with none\minimal curbing. Many times ive ended up buying entire cars to get the wheels then selling them off with another set, more likely to get a 5 wheels as well 

Usually a good selection E39 17x8 stuff around, sometimes its just not advertised or just not around when you want it. Besides the square setup benefits you can get Michellin PS4's 235\45R17 for under $250 a tyre, they are far better than the Bridgestones.

 

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