BimmerWorld TE:AL TA16 17x8.5 ET40 Forged Race Wheel Set (Gloss Gunmetal)

17x8.5" Gloss Gunmetal forged square set for street, track or race

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Price:
$1,599.96

The 17x8.5" ET40 is the easiest square set for the E36, E46, F30, and F32. Using the same size at all four corners reduces understeer and lets you rotate the tires around for better longevity. Since understeer is built-in thanks to a narrower front tire, adding more rubber in the front is the simplest and most straight-foward way to reduce it. Our TE:AL (Technical Alloy) alloy wheel is constructed as a true forged piece, not "semi-forged" or "flow-forged". A fully forged wheel is stronger and lighter than cast wheels (a semi-forged wheel is still cast). The BimmerWorld racing team has been using forged wheels in multiple types of racing and we're convinced that forged wheels have greater all-around benefits than cast wheels. Because these are our own proprietary wheel, we're able to offer them at roughly half the cost of other forged race wheels in the BMW market!

The BimmerWorld TA16 wheel is 17x8.5" with a ET40 offset and weighs less than 19lbs. The 8.5" wheel accepts a 235-245 track tire. The 16 spokes and barrel design leave generous room for big brakes. BimmerWorld wheels utilize the most advanced wheel design and manufacturing techniques available in the world to make the strongest, lightest wheel possible. Through careful design using CAD and FEA we were able to trim material to make a lighter wheel without sacrificing strength. We also incorporated several unique features normally found on high-end race wheels - knurled bead seat to minimize the wheel spinning inside the tire and a reverse-mount feature that makes it easier for race tires to be mounted from the backside of the wheel.

Key Features:
  • Ridged cross-spoke design and internal outer-barrel strengthening rib for ultimate strength, rigidity/camber stiffness, and durability
  • Massive Caliper Clearance
  • Pocketed center pad to minimize weight without compromising strength
  • Machined from T6061 aluminum forgings, produced with an industry-leading 10,000 ton press for optimized grain flow
  • Shot peened and heat treated for exacting strength and increased durability
  • Gloss finish is easy to clean
  • Knurled bead seat to minimize tire slippage with higher-powered cars and under heavy braking
  • Accepts BMW factory center cap (not included)
  • Optimal tire sizes: 225/45-17, 235/40-17, 235/45-17, 245/40-17, 245/45-17
  • Reverse mount
  • Tested above JWL standards and VIA certified
General Fitment Notes: these are sold as a race-fitment only and rubbing with bodywork may occur depending on tire choice and suspension settings. We cannot verify fitment with every combination of wheel-tire-suspension. Verification of wheel fitment is the responsibility of the customer. Please contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns. Returns are limited to quality issues only.

BMW Fitments:

3 Series
E36 (92-99) > 318i M42
E36 (92-99) > 318i M44
E36 (92-99) > 318ic M42
E36 (92-99) > 318ic M44
E36 (92-99) > 318is M42
E36 (92-99) > 318is M44
E36 (92-99) > 323ic
E36 (92-99) > 323is
E36 (92-99) > 325i
E36 (92-99) > 325ic
E36 (92-99) > 325is
E36 (92-99) > 328i
E36 (92-99) > 328ic
E36 (92-99) > 328is
E36 (92-99) > M3 (1995)
E36 (92-99) > M3 (96-99)
3 Series
E46 (99-05) > 320i
E46 (99-05) > 323Ci
E46 (99-05) > 323i
E46 (99-05) > 325Ci
E46 (99-05) > 325i
E46 (99-05) > 328Ci
E46 (99-05) > 328i
E46 (99-05) > 330Ci
E46 (99-05) > 330i
3 Series
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 320i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 328d
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 328i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 330i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 335i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 340i
4 Series
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 428i
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 430i
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 435i
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 440i
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