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      09-16-2005, 10:21 AM   #23
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staggered wheels are when the rear are wider than the fronts. E90's with sports package have staggered wheels.
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      10-27-2005, 07:20 AM   #24
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Anyone else notice that lkw15's car has the chrome window trim? US 325 = no chrome trim. Did you order it with it or swap it out?
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Good eye SCA.. he probably swapped it out or maybe dealer did swap for him. Looks good.
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      10-27-2005, 08:14 AM   #26
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Anyone else notice that lkw15's car has the chrome window trim? US 325 = no chrome trim. Did you order it with it or swap it out?
I bought it straight from the dealer and they installed it for me. About $500 for the whole shibang.
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I bought it straight from the dealer and they installed it for me. About $500 for the whole shibang.
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Were you not worried about them screwing up the exterior?
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      10-30-2005, 02:27 PM   #28
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Were you not worried about them screwing up the exterior?

Nah, I knew they would be careful...but they did use a lot of 'lubricant' apparently because for a while everytime I put the window up there was some sort of line greasy line left on the window. But luckily it's gone now.
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The gap between the tire and wheel arch in a non-spot E90 is noticeable if you have a sport model to compare it to. The difference we noticed in our DC meet was that it was an extra finger (about 1-1.5cm) difference.
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      10-30-2005, 07:43 PM   #30
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The one from Hartge is like $1500
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I'll post some pics of the non-sport Alpine white 325i with 162's Hope it helps. IMO I love the way it looks now. I had an IS300 slammed and gave me a headache all the way so I'm going into the stock-sport look!



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      11-28-2005, 12:44 AM   #32
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I also just put on a brand new set of oem 162's on my 07 328i non sport this morning. I'll take some pics and post them soon. I can't really tell the difference from my non sport from my friends 07 335i which they came off from.
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With all due respect, if you drop a car by 10mm you can tell, hard to tell froma photograph, nice car shown, but it looks 'lifted', mainly due to the the fact that 18" tyre /wheel combo have higher 'static' (not driven) height, plus slimmer and wider (due to the tyre and rim is now visually push toward the wheel arch), hence it highlight the wheel arch and tyre gap.

The sport suspension drops it by 15mm which is suttle but can be easily differrentiated. From an visual point of view the 162 is best suited with lowered sport suspension (not 'slammed' tough)
With all due respect I feel you have the wrong perspective. Since sport suspension drops the car from the "normal" look of the car, by definition the normal suspension cannot look "lifted". The SP suspension makes the car look "lowered".

Your statement that the 162's are "best suited with lowered sport suspension" is simply your personal opinion. The 162's look great on either normal suspension or the lowered sport suspension. Having the 162's does not affect the car's performance differently on either suspension.
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I also just put on a brand new set of oem 162's on my 07 328i non sport this morning. I'll take some pics and post them soon. I can't really tell the difference from my non sport from my friends 07 335i which they came off from.
Just washed the car this afternoon and wanted to show some pics of my 07 328i non sport suspension with the brand new oem 162's I just put on this past friday morning. Overall, the ride seems smoother with these 18's and of course it looks nicer than the oem 156's I had.

Let me know what you think
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      05-12-2007, 07:50 PM   #37
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I like I have the xi and standard many spoke rims 17" ...now there's some gap. Yours is nothing by comparison. Grats on the wheels, looks great
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Just washed the car this afternoon and wanted to show some pics of my 07 328i non sport suspension with the brand new oem 162's I just put on this past friday morning. Overall, the ride seems smoother with these 18's and of course it looks nicer than the oem 156's I had.

Let me know what you think
Looks great! I really don't think the stock ride height of the e90 looks bad at all.
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Looks great! I really don't think the stock ride height of the e90 looks bad at all.
Its not too bad, really...

Here's mine (pre-drop, on non-zsp suspension) with 197s and rear spacers.
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I thought the Sport package on any E90 328 had the same exact suspension as the non-sport.

I have ZSP on a 328xi sedan and I am planning on 162s either way, but are you guys sure its 15mm lower than non-ZSP, cuz I could swear I've read here many times that ZSP on E90 328 only adds sport seats and steering wheel, nothing else. Maybe thats just in the case of an xi whereas a 328i may have a lower suspension.

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I thought the Sport package on any E90 328 had the same exact suspension as the non-sport.

I have ZSP on a 328xi sedan and I am planning on 162s either way, but are you guys sure its 15mm lower than non-ZSP, cuz I could swear I've read here many times that ZSP on E90 328 only adds sport seats and steering wheel, nothing else. Maybe thats just in the case of an xi whereas a 328i may have a lower suspension.

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You are confusing the sedans with the coupes... All E92's have sport suspension, regardless of sport-package or not.... All E90's have standard suspension and sport suspension with the sport package...

Trust me, I made the mistake of buying a non-SP 325i only to swap it all out for the SP suspension.
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dmichael: correction the E92/E93 ZSP only adds sport seats and steering wheel (and increased limiter). The e90/e91 adds sport suspension.
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dmichael: correction the E92/E93 ZSP only adds sport seats and steering wheel (and increased limiter). The e90/e91 adds sport suspension.
Yes, somebody up there likes me. I got the ZSP just for the seats alone, this is a welcome surprise that I'll get 15mm lower too. 162's should look pretty good then on my car with the smaller gap.

I want to go with 8x18 non-stag all around and try to keep the 162's all year round instead of swapping. With the 225 footprint and X-drive, I should be ok when the white stuff starts falling from the sky.

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Yes, somebody up there likes me. I got the ZSP just for the seats alone, this is a welcome surprise that I'll get 15mm lower too. 162's should look pretty good then on my car with the smaller gap.

I want to go with 8x18 non-stag all around and try to keep the 162's all year round instead of swapping. With the 225 footprint and X-drive, I should be ok when the white stuff starts falling from the sky.

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whoa hang on, you have an xi E90...you do not get the lower suspension/sport calibration then. Sorry I missed that fact.
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