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      06-12-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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New M3 wheels fitted....

I fancied a change and wanted more comfort, so I have had a bash with the new M3 wheel.......

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      06-12-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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Nice rims mate!

Can you get a carbon fibre roof for the E91? Now that would look the dogz!!
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They look pretty good.
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      06-12-2008, 03:22 PM   #5
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Nice rims mate!

Can you get a carbon fibre roof for the E91? Now that would look the dogz!!
Haha.


I just need to find a written off M3 now and drop the engine in, cause I don't think they are going to do a dog carrier version after all.
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      06-12-2008, 04:21 PM   #6
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Looks good.... but I think Paul's wheels would look even better if you could manage to get them off him.

Would an M3 Touring be enough to tempt you back to the gas guzzlers then?
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      06-12-2008, 04:26 PM   #7
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Are they a set of wheels and normal non run flat tyres. How much if you don't mind me asking?
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Haha.


I just need to find a written off M3 now and drop the engine in, cause I don't think they are going to do a dog carrier version after all.
I was looking at a E90 M3 yesterday trying to work out if the bumpers,bonnet and front wings would fit my new E91 M Sport
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      06-12-2008, 05:12 PM   #9
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Looks good.... but I think Paul's wheels would look even better if you could manage to get them off him.

Would an M3 Touring be enough to tempt you back to the gas guzzlers then?
I am no longer on the road as much, but we are due our second child in 10 weeks so the touring is a must, cause we have the dog too. And yeah an M3 M-DCT touring would seriously tempt me back into one, however, I don't seem to have enough spare cash these days. My outgoings have doubled in the last 4 years and my mortgage has only gone up 20k, just general cost of living is getting silly. And it seems to be the same for a lot of people, definitely all our friends are in the same boat, so I don't honestly think I could justify an M3 anymore. When the E46 came out a 43k car was still worth 33k at 3 years and 45k miles. With the current climate, we are already seeing 55k E92's changing hands for 40k. Lombard are only offering a balloon of 23k on them at the same age and mileage.
I worked out for me, doing 20k miles a year, it would cost me 1800 a month to run one, that is for depreciation, fuel, insurance, servicing and tyres, I forgot to add on Road Tax. To be honest I can't afford that, so it would have to be a 12 to 18 month old one, so even if they sneak out a touring before the end of the year I am still looking at 2 years away.
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Are they a set of wheels and normal non run flat tyres. How much if you don't mind me asking?
They are available from here with a bit of discount...

http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/bmw...260m_wheel_441

These have PS2 tyres on them at present, but they are 245/40 and 265/40 and they should be 225/40 and 255/35, having said that they are extremely comfy, but they do rub a bit when going over speed bumps. I am getting some correct size tyres next week, the PS2 Zero Pressure ones, but if I can't live with the comfort or handling I will have a go with the 335xd rear springs on the car, these are stiffer and I believe they also raise it by half an inch too.
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      06-12-2008, 05:50 PM   #11
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I like that... looks like fair amount of cushioning even compared to the standard 18" m-sport wheels.

I find my non-RFTs can be a bit "loose" and "light" at speeds but the comfort around town and lower costs of replacements makes it worth it.
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      06-13-2008, 04:01 AM   #12
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Very nice wheels
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      06-13-2008, 04:33 AM   #13
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Good work, they look great.
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      06-13-2008, 04:55 AM   #14
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Very nice wheels

You would say that!!


You don't want a set of tyres with 400 miles on them cheap do you mate??
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I was looking at a E90 M3 yesterday trying to work out if the bumpers,bonnet and front wings would fit my new E91 M Sport
To coin a phrase used alot at the moment

'NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!'
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      06-13-2008, 12:21 PM   #16
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I fancied a change and wanted more comfort, so I have had a bash with the new M3 wheel.......


Looks mean GizzE, it looks dropped (rear), is it?
(or is the boot heavily laden)
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Oooh now that is nice....!
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      06-14-2008, 12:45 AM   #19
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Nice

How many sets of wheels do you have for the e91 now guy ? .
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      06-14-2008, 03:45 AM   #20
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I am currently pushing it with my wife and wheels sets!

Yesterday I had a set of ACS Type III's, a set of BBS CH's, a set of BBS 14" and 15" E30 wheels, a set of Conti Sport contact 19" tyres and a set of 17" tyres from the 120d M-Sport all sat in our hallway.

The BBS CH's have now gone, the ACS's are going on Tuesday, the 15" BBS have gone on the car and there is an advert is going up this morninhg for the 14" E20 BBS wheels.
The 17" tyres have just been dumped as have the front Contis that only had 2mm on them.

However, these wheels are getting 225 and 255 tyres put on on Monday so there will be a set of 245/40/18 and 265/40/18 Pilot Sport 2's in the way again by Monday night!
Anyone want some nice tyres??
Improve the ride 100x on an E90!!
Discounted they are 900 a set, make me an offer, they have now got 500 miles on them.
The only reason I can't use them is because the M3 wheels have an offset of 29 up front and are half an inch wider as well, and the rears are 29 and are an inch wider!
So they rub when going over speed bumps with people in the back.

This is the same set up Alpina use though and I can now see why, they are so comfy and being PS2's the turn in and the grip is just amazing. Alpina also put the 335xd springs on the m-sport suspension too as there wheels are a more agressive offset thenthe BMW wheel and wider.
So I may do the same if I notice a real drop in comfort, that would add 1/2" in height and be a firmer spring at the back and sort the rubbing issue out a treat.
The speedo is also bang on now as well, at 70mph on the GPS it now read 71mph on the speedo, instead of 74/75mph, which also means for every 10k miles I travel it is not adding 700 miles to the odometer.
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      06-14-2008, 05:25 AM   #21
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Those wheels do look good!
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      06-14-2008, 06:17 AM   #22
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I can see why the wife isnt that pleased ,that is a lot of wheels and tyres .
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