Best wheel rims for a 228i ?

F456M

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Hi Maserati friends. It's been a while since I posted here. I just picked up my new 1990 Swiss model 228i which has been standing in a garage in Stockholm for about a year since I bought it in Madrid. Now it is imported to Oslo and the work to get it on the road will begin soon.

The original flat "disc" wheel rims is to boring to look at, that I can't look at my car. They seem very small for the test of the car's design. I am looking for some 17" rims so make it look better. But which ones? Anyone having seen a 228 with good looking wheels. They don't need to be original Maserati wheels, but should not look too unoriginal either...

The paint is solid black without metallic and a bit rouch with several damages etc. and the black plastic bumper inserts disappear completely. I am actually thinking of changing color on the car. Which light color would fit this car? I want to use an original Maserati color!
The engine has been left unattended for 10-12 years with water in obe or two cylinders, so I am looking for a spare engine. Anyone have a 2,8 3v engine? From Karif, 222E, SE, 430 or 228i...!?
 

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MarkMas

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The flat discs seem to be the preferred standard, but five-pointed (or seven-) stars or a ''ring of holes' are also seen on this era of Maseratis.

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henris42

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Oh, if you want something more modern, Work Emotion Wheels in Japan can do Maserati bolt pattern. The have a nice and friendly UK reseller, Driftworks.
I got myself M8R 18" like this, tyre is 215/35 R18 Goodyear Eagle F1.

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Nayf

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Hi Maserati friends. It's been a while since I posted here. I just picked up my new 1990 Swiss model 228i which has been standing in a garage in Stockholm for about a year since I bought it in Madrid. Now it is imported to Oslo and the work to get it on the road will begin soon.

The original flat "disc" wheel rims is to boring to look at, that I can't look at my car. They seem very small for the test of the car's design. I am looking for some 17" rims so make it look better. But which ones? Anyone having seen a 228 with good looking wheels. They don't need to be original Maserati wheels, but should not look too unoriginal either...

The paint is solid black without metallic and a bit rouch with several damages etc. and the black plastic bumper inserts disappear completely. I am actually thinking of changing color on the car. Which light color would fit this car? I want to use an original Maserati color!
The engine has been left unattended for 10-12 years with water in obe or two cylinders, so I am looking for a spare engine. Anyone have a 2,8 3v engine? From Karif, 222E, SE, 430 or 228i...!?
Good luck with the project. I believe McGrath Maserati have a 430 that’s almost entirely rust, which might be able to give up its engine
 

Arvid

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Either a 5-spoke or 7-spoke design will suit the car well. The later 424/430 wheels would be nice and elegant but these are 16" I think. A chunky 5-spoke like OZ Futura (or the copy Keskin KT1) would be the more agressive choice. Personally I don't think these cars suit multi spoke wheels and needs to have a classic spoke design wheel.

This guy has nailed it I think. Close resemblence to the original Maserati 7-spoke but in 17" : Maserati 424 | | SuperCars.net