Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Are These Contours Genuine?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    134
    My Cars
    99 Dakar M3

    Are These Contours Genuine?

    Hello,

    Another simple question. Been looking for a decent set of Contours around my area to get the car back to how it came out of the factory. Found this:

    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/wt...559606850.html

    Do these look genuine to you? How can I tell if they're genuine?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Rogers AR
    Posts
    2,778
    My Cars
    1995 BMW M3
    They do not look original genuine contours. They do not have the M logo by where the lug bolts go. There would be a little place for the logo go even if it had fallen off

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Bellevue wa
    Posts
    714
    My Cars
    1998 bmw m3 sedan
    Nope.

    98 M3 sedan
    Custom CAI
    RK tune
    UUC fly - M5 clutch
    Stromung exhaust
    Bilstein sport - H&R race

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    134
    My Cars
    99 Dakar M3
    Ah yes, forgot about that. Glad I asked.

    Thanks man!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Valencia, CA
    Posts
    1,654
    My Cars
    Imolarot M3, E30 Touring
    These have quite a few red flags.

    1. No ///M badge sticker location.
    2. Incorrect offsets, all style 23 wheels (Contours) are ET41.
    3. Made in Italy, style 23's are made by Rondell, a German wheel manufacturer, I'm pretty sure they are all made in Germany.
    4. The hub side of the wheel looks wrong. Real contours have a flat hub mount surface, not raised like this wheel does.

Similar Threads

  1. Please Help, What Are These - Genuine Question
    By richardguile in forum Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-22-2010, 04:03 AM
  2. Are these genuine ACS type III Racing???
    By banditpimp in forum Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-25-2010, 06:30 PM
  3. what are these, & how do i tell if they are genuine?
    By maffoo in forum Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-18-2008, 10:08 AM
  4. Are these real Contours or not?
    By pelotudo in forum 1992 - 1999 M3 (E36)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-26-2006, 08:56 PM
  5. Help: are these real OEM M Contours or fakes???
    By twentyfourseven in forum Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-17-2002, 03:50 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •