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Postby Shellysowner » 28 Mar 2005, 02:27

Today I was thinking - which steel BMW wheels fit a standard chevette? (obviously the ones with 100mm PCD!!!) I mean which sizes with what offsets and what tyres from what cars can be crammed under the arches? Did 80s/90s Beemers have other stud patterns as well? How about these?
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Postby Doive » 28 Mar 2005, 02:36

The ones in the ebay auction look like four stud fitment, so those will probably do. The only beemers which had four stud were the E30 3 series from 83ish to 91, these will be by far the easiest to get hold of. There were also older models, E21, 2002 that had four stud fitment but good luck finding original steels for these. Also need to watch your offsets as these could change from model to model. Why do you want to put BMW wheels on your chevette?!
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Postby Shellysowner » 28 Mar 2005, 02:40

Oh I don't desperately but I was just thinking about making a custom chevette and wondering about wider steels or slightly bigger steels or big'n'littles etc. I guess it was sparked by that auction a couple of weeks back for that auto hatch where the owner proudly announced that it had BMW wheels.
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Postby Doive » 28 Mar 2005, 02:43

Yes but it also looked toss in my opinion. You're as bad as me for late night posting!
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Postby Shellysowner » 28 Mar 2005, 02:49

It's all this clock changing - I still think it's an hour ago (and so does the forum I notice). Well in the auction I am thinking of he had wheeltrims on them so you couldn't really tell. It's a good point tho - thinking about it they probably wouldn't look that great.
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Postby Doive » 28 Mar 2005, 02:53

My motto is stick with what you know. I know chevettes so I go out and buy a BM, look at the mess that got me in. Either keep the steels on the chevette, fit a set of rostyles or do what Neily does and have some aftermarket wheels grafted on.
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Postby Shellysowner » 28 Mar 2005, 02:58

But what if I want to be different from everyone else? You never know it could be a quintessential Chevette wheel and tyre combination in the future.. although somehow I doubt it :P What I'd really like are some much wider 13" wheels, perhaps 14", that look the same or similar to chevette wheels and will take chevette hubcaps or v.similar.
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Postby penski » 15 Aug 2005, 11:58

BMW MINI things have a 4x100 PCD - dunno what the ET is offhand.

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Postby jayen4 » 28 Aug 2005, 03:02

Shelleysowner, That Chevette auto was MY car and I still have those wheels and tyres. They are from a Mk1 320. Oh, and Doive,what do you mean 'It looked toss' ??
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Postby shuvit-tim » 28 Aug 2005, 13:46

hehe *dives for cover*
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Postby Doive » 28 Aug 2005, 16:10

Well, it just didn't look right mate. I like chevettes and I like 80's BMWs, but the wheels from an E30 just look all wrong on a chevette, because I see them and all I can think is "those should be on an E30". Personal opinion I suppose, don't take any offence or anything as none was intended. :D
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Postby jayen4 » 29 Aug 2005, 00:00

Doive, I think you're getting a bit confused here. When I advertised that car on E-Bay,it was shown with the standard wheels and astra wheel trims. That's how it came to me. :) . When it was fitted with the BMW wheels,I think it looked well tough. Changed the whole character of the car and helped the handling no end. ----- Oh and just watch what you're saying about MY car,in future,o.k?? :lol: :P (Nah,just kidding !) Catch you later.
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Postby Neilyman » 29 Aug 2005, 07:08

O,Oh, Take cover....Incoming from Scotland!

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Postby jayen4 » 29 Aug 2005, 21:56

Now LOOK Neilyman, stop trying to stir it will you ?? Or I might just have to 'Send da boyz raand !!' :P :lol: . (You're nearer than Doive). :lol: .
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Postby Neilyman » 29 Aug 2005, 23:24

jayen4 wrote:Now LOOK Neilyman, stop trying to stir it will you ?? Or I might just have to 'Send da boyz raand !!' :P :lol: . (You're nearer than Doive). :lol: .



And quite a bit bigger than him aswell! :mrgreen: Just how near are ya?

The `incoming` is a reference to his job as a pyrotechnics maniac...BIG display fireworks!!.... :shock:
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Postby jayen4 » 30 Aug 2005, 00:20

Hey Neily, Is Doive a tiddler then ? As for me,I'm 6' 3'' and 16 stone !! (And yes I DO fit in a Chevette). I live between Wakefield and Pontefract. ---- Oooh fireworks,does Doive come down here with his displays then ?? 8) :)
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Postby Neilyman » 30 Aug 2005, 00:42

Nah, Doives a big lad, You`re the same size as Penski, & he can`t fit in his Chevette, his knee hits the door handle!....you`ll have to give him the lowdown on fitting in!.......see his thread in members cars section.
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Postby Doive » 30 Aug 2005, 23:20

Nah, I'm fairly little. 5' 10", used to be 17 and a half stone back in my rugby days, now a positively slender 14 stone.

As for the fireworks, our company does displays, both public and private, all over Scotland. Never been asked south of the border yet, but we do have many contacts in the trade. There is always a first time! Check out our website www.21stcenturycelebrations.com
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Postby jayen4 » 29 Sep 2005, 00:14

O.K. you guys, just thought I'd show you a pic of one of my previous chevettes,fitted with the now famous BMW wheels. :D . The car is very mucky due to being stood for quite a while. Sadly the car is no more,as my (ex) landlord disappeared the car and won't tell me what's happened to it -- Grrr!!) :cry:

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