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Old 12-01-2021, 07:06 PM
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I suspect 320mm may feel a little on the small side personally, but nice find Dave.

Also worth mentioning to check that you can actually successfully ship a wheel with an airbag to you from wherever the seller is - airbags seem to cause real headaches with some couriers
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Old 13-01-2021, 11:28 AM
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Ebay Germany is worth checking and I am sure companies are posting airbags without declaring the contents.
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Old 18-01-2021, 04:21 PM
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Are they no longer available from Carnewal? I remember when I bought a 340mm one I just ordered it straight from Gert Carnewal's website for a few hundred pounds + £55 for a boss adaptor. £1200 for a used one sounds nuts!

What's the diameter of the standard BMW wheel?

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Old 18-01-2021, 04:33 PM
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375mm is standard wheel I think.

They have stopped making them as the people that supply the airbags went bust.

So far can only find 320 and 365mm versions.

Still deciding what to do/keeping an eye out.
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Old 18-01-2021, 04:35 PM
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375mm is standard wheel I think.

They have stopped making them as the people that supply the airbags went bust.

So far can only find 320 and 365mm versions.

Still deciding what to do/keeping an eye out.
Damn, that's a real pain! Must be an equivalent or better aftermarket wheel somewhere?
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Old 18-01-2021, 04:47 PM
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Doesn't seem to many other options if you want an airbag.

I'm considering giving the facelifted Z3 wheel (looks like the E46) a go which is the same size but a direct fit, I could then get the rim re covered/bolstered and keep my original.

I want the original to put back on as is.

The plain Raid Daytona looks nice, a bit like a Personal one I had on my urquattro and TVR just with an airbag.

This was a nice wheel:


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Old 18-01-2021, 05:23 PM
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Doesn't seem to many other options if you want an airbag.

I'm considering giving the facelifted Z3 wheel (looks like the E46) a go which is the same size but a direct fit, I could then get the rim re covered/bolstered and keep my original.

I want the original to put back on as is.

The plain Raid Daytona looks nice, a bit like a Personal one I had on my urquattro and TVR just with an airbag.

This was a nice wheel:

I'm unreasonably annoyed by this.

I want another Z3M but the steering wheels are horrendous. First thing I did with my old was was get a Raid one. I can't believe there was only 1 aftermarket steering wheel in the world that offered airbags! Why has nobody filled this gap I wonder?
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Old 18-01-2021, 05:32 PM
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Hahah Not as annoyed as I am, i've googled the hell out of it and drawn a blank!

Tempted to try a Raid 365 wheel for about £300 but I feel i would always want the 340mm.

I've ordered a good second hand facelift E46 M style Z3 wheel to try, can always sell it on if I don't like. If I do like it I'll get it re trimmed. The plastic trim on this wheel can be interchanged or even painted by the looks too.

In the meantime will be keeping my eyes out for a riad wheel but don't want to overpay for a scabby S/H one :)
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Old 19-01-2021, 08:22 AM
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I’ve a feeling that Chris (C_W) felt that the 340 was a little too small for his preference so that 365 might be worth a try. I love the size of the 340, absolutely spot on for me

Anything smaller than the OEM HGV size has to be an improvement, ha
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Have you considered asking Royal Steering wheels if they can take a standard E36 wheel and modify it to make a smaller wheel?
I've seen it done with other brands where they effectively cut/shorten the spokes, chop down or replace the outer ring to make a smaller circumference, then reconstruct with new padding & covering to make it look factory at the end.

They generally look really good and joe-public probably wouldn't know it wasn't factory.
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