Chips on outer edge of wheel (shipping damage).
TE:AL (Technical Alloy) TA16
The BimmerWorld View: Lots of people put the nice wheels on for street use and something cheaper on track, but in our experience, forged track wheels are an investment that pays off. Now, through our race wheel technical partner, we are able to bring you a true ultra-premium wheel at a price that makes them a no-brainer. Forged wheels are lighter and stiffer than their cast counterparts, which means your car will accelerate, brake, and turn better (yes, you can see it on the stopwatch). But additionally, a forged wheel will last longer - often the duration of the car's service life. In our pro team, we have a huge number of forged wheels we have used for 6+ years, while even the best cast only last a few weekends - spend the money up front and enjoy the savings later.
Key FeaturesThe BimmerWorld TE:AL Forged Race Wheel utilizes the most advanced wheel design and manufacturing techniques available in the world. The TA16 model employs a traditional cross-spoke design with 16 attachment points and cutting edge features, extensive FEA, and advanced manufacturing processes to make the strongest, lightest wheel possible.
- 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 - just 17lbs for 17x8.5
- Machined from T6061 aluminum forgings, produced with an industry-leading 10,000 ton press for optimized grain flow
- Knurled bead seat to minimize tire slippage with higher-powered cars and under heavy braking
- Accepts BMW factory center cap (not included)
- Standard BMW hub bore size of 72.56mm (all except E39 5 series)
- Reverse mount
Wheels are also shot peened and heat treated for exacting strength and increased durability. The construction of the rear rim portion emphasizes extreme strength and quality to be used with super low profile tires and the thrashing typical of pounding curbs on a racetrack, or daily street obstacles.
BimmerWorld TA16 wheels have gone through rigorous testing and certification by JWL/VIA and proven at all levels of competitive racing, including years of wheel-to-wheel (literally) IMSA pro racing.
Fitment Note: we do our best to display wheels that fit your BMW model, based on your model selection. Wheels with aggressive fitments or tight clearances may also be listed. Many variables must be considered for wheel fitment, especially when using larger wheels or different offsets. These variables include: suspension type and settings, ride height, tire size, bodywork changes, and alignment settings. In some cases, additional parts or modifications may be necessary for fitment that may not be listed in our catalog. Final wheel fitment and clearance is the responsibility of the customer, however, we welcome your questions on fitment, size, offset, or other wheel-related inquiries. Wheel returns are limited to quality issues only. These wheels, like many wheels, are not compatible with 10mm wheel spacers. We recommend using 12mm spacers when possible, as 10mm hubcentric spacers have inherent design limitations that prevent them from sitting flush.
BMW Fitments: 3 Series
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E36 (92-99) > 318i M42
E36 (92-99) > 318i M44
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E36 (92-99) > 318is M44
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