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      02-12-2007, 11:01 AM   #45
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you got the ultimate exterior mod

thks for doing it and sharing it. its motivating

are those 285s at the rear?
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      02-12-2007, 11:32 AM   #46
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you got the ultimate exterior mod

thks for doing it and sharing it. its motivating

are those 285s at the rear?
The rear tires are 265/30-ZR19. 285 would rub with those aggressive offsets. I prefer the aesthetics when the rubber is stretched and doesn't extend much over the wheel sides.

I also did not want to defeat the purpose of my shorter ratio differential swap.

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Congrats, Michael. The hood is pretty sexy!
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The view of the back is the best E90 I've seen. Good stuff
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The view of the back is the best E90 I've seen. Good stuff
i say, "Amen" much better than the spied e92 M3 rear-ends Ive seen.

that should be a show car
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The rear tires are 265/30-ZR19. 285 would rub with those aggressive offsets. I prefer the aesthetics when the rubber is stretched and doesn't extend much over the wheel sides.

I also did not want to defeat the purpose of my shorter ratio differential swap.

looks like the fenders are rolled too! is it? thats too close not to be

.. if ever I upgrade to a e90/335i, it would be all your setup, mind if I asked how much all these cost at the end w/ labor?

as someone had said "you're done" I agree
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      02-12-2007, 01:59 PM   #51
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I also did not want to defeat the purpose of my shorter ratio differential swap.
WHAT ! OMG

whats your tint btw
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looks like the fenders are rolled too! is it? thats too close not to be

.. if ever I upgrade to a e90/335i, it would be all your setup, mind if I asked how much all these cost at the end w/ labor?

as someone had said "you're done" I agree
The fenders are not rolled. As you know, BMWs ride with negative camber in the rear. On the left (driver's side), camber is 1.5. On the right, 1.75 with the H&R sport drop. When the rear is loaded with weight (e.g., with two rear passengers, or trunk full of heavy items), the wheels/tires tuck inward as negative camber increases because of the suspension geometry. I never rub. Tire selection would be important because some tires are more angled at the edges than others.

There was one protruding spot on the passenger side rear fender, where the rear bumper met the inner portion of the metal fender, that the tire would nudge occasionally. I carefully pushed that little metal "nipple" inward by tapping lightly with a hammer.

As for the tint, it's 35% all around. If you look at my first post, I included a detailed list of mods with specs of wheels, tires, etc.

As for cost, I couldn't tell you off the top of my head. I did most of the mods myself, so the labor costs are low. Some of the parts were sponsored, and others were purchased through eBays or from other members on E90post.
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nice nice ride. there's gotta be at least $10k worth of mods invested into it, if not close to.
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nice nice ride. there's gotta be at least $10k worth of mods invested into it, if not close to.
SSSSSHHHHHHHHH let's not talk price right Michael?
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      02-16-2007, 10:56 PM   #55
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SSSSSHHHHHHHHH let's not talk price right Michael?
Yeah, but the pleasure . . .



priceless!
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hey micheal
if u dont know already, that is one sickest looking e90s, in all senses
but one question? how come ur eisenmann quads have "eisenmann" engraved on the tips!!!???
i thought the ones shipped to US got polished and so we dont get taht engraving. i know long didnt get the engraving, and neither did i.
maybe cuz u got urs soo recently they might have started giving everyone taht engraving. no fair lol. but oh well, i can still never be happier with my quad exhaust look. i need to post pics soon.
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hey micheal
if u dont know already, that is one sickest looking e90s, in all senses
but one question? how come ur eisenmann quads have "eisenmann" engraved on the tips!!!???
i thought the ones shipped to US got polished and so we dont get taht engraving. i know long didnt get the engraving, and neither did i.
maybe cuz u got urs soo recently they might have started giving everyone taht engraving. no fair lol. but oh well, i can still never be happier with my quad exhaust look. i need to post pics soon.
I lucked out. I was told that Eisenmann was having problems ruining the right side of tips by stamping them. So they won't be engraving them any more? Not sure I understand why stamping the non quads is not a problem, but stamping these are.
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Wow one of the cleanest E90 in this forum. I spent the time going through all those links that you posted on the first page, and man I can imagine what a proud owner you are after going through those works. Good job!!!
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Incredible car...congratulations!!!! Does the car feel faster with the performance upgrades you did? Im interested in buying those and was curious if its worth it.
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Incredible car...congratulations!!!! Does the car feel faster with the performance upgrades you did? Im interested in buying those and was curious if its worth it.
The car certainly handled a lot better after adding the rear sway bar. If you were to put blinders on me, and have me drive my car vs an OEM ZSP 330i, I'd be able to tell you which was mine. As for the acceleration, the car "seems" more responsive, but I can't say the performance upgrade is blistering. The sound is more aggressive, but not at all loud.

I would have to say the aesthetics, sound, handling and performance all make for an ethereal driving experience. I love this car even more now. It's so well rounded, by far the best sedan I have ever owned.
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