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Thread: Help I am desperate!!! Looking for a BBS 16” basket-weave wheel.

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    Default Help I am desperate!!! Looking for a BBS 16” basket-weave wheel.

    I destroyed one of my late ‘70s BBS basket-weave wheels and can not locate a replacement. This is a 16 inch not the more common 14 or 15”, early model with exposed lugs.. The wheel is marked KBA 40545 / 223 ET 24 / 8J16H2. It is for the E24 but I believe that it also fit the E28 M5 (not sure however)

    I had no idea this would be so difficult to find, it may have been aftermarket but the pattern and markings are like the OEM 14” wheels. Please see the picture for the pattern.

    I need one (any color/finish) but will buy two or four if seller does not want to break up a set.

    Any leads or ideas are welcome… I have more pictures and specs.

    Thanks
    Anthony
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    check ebay. I think I saw some under the search 535i.

    Nope sorry just found it and they a 15"
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/bmw-e...=p4506.c0.m245
    Last edited by oorx7; 09-13-2008 at 12:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oorx7 View Post
    check ebay. I think I saw some under the search 535i.

    Nope sorry just found it and they a 15"
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/bmw-e...=p4506.c0.m245
    Thanks, but it is also the more modern version with hidden lugs.

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    I will keep an eye out. As I am searching for parts, now that I just bought a 91 5351 5-speed.

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    Perhaps some help here
    http://www.mye28.com/index.php
    "The gas pedal wouldn't go to the floor if it weren't meant to be there"

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    That wheel can be fixed. Cost is about $175.00. It'll take about 4 days and will be returned as good as new.

    1995 540iM Alpine White/ Lt Silver Grey 84k
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    We've got shops out here in Houston that could reweld and machine that wheel to like-new for about 75 bucks a wheel with a 24 hour turnaround (especially if you have the part that broke off). There's bound to be places like that in your area too.


    "Scarlet" `97 540/6 with sleepy mods.
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    Hey Have you found these wheels yet?? I have a set and some one told me they were rare but had no idea. I guess they deserve to be polished.

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