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      04-22-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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'08 E92 335xi AW/CR - Hyperblack 189's, Bilsteins, i-sport springs

Hey what's up fellas --- recently picked up my dream-combo in NY and drove her home to FL. AW/CR, Auto, Nav, Sport, Premium, 18" wheel option, loaded minus backup sensors and comfort access with only 17k miles.

I got my wheels powdercoated hyperblack for basically the same cost as buying 1 new 189 sport wheel from BMW. I think they came out AWESOME!

After taking care of that I ditched the garbage runflat tires and replaced them with 235/40 & 265/35 Nitto 555 (triple-nickels for you southerners). These tires are much smoother riding and have great traction in the dry, wet and corners --- should last twice as long too. Whole set was $600 on discount tire direct.

Next to get fixed was the suspension --- I dont need anything too low and I've had a 335i before and loved the ride of the sport springs, so I got a set of used sport springs online and then bought the Bilsteins to compliment them. Man this car rides, handles and feels great on the road now --- this is how it should come from the factory! Bilsteins ride smoother and much tighter in corners.

Here are the results of my subtle mods --- I like the OEM-ish look:












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wow your car is really nice
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NY roads suck, you found that out the hard way as may other BMW NYers have. Your wheels look fantastic though.

Congrats!!
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NY roads suck, you found that out the hard way as may other BMW NYers have. Your wheels look fantastic though.

Congrats!!
I used to think MN roads were bad... NY roads are horrible!
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I used to think MN roads were bad... NY roads are horrible!
I'm up in Rochester until the end of May . . . now I figured out why BMW engineered the 3 to have such good handling - to avoid potholes. But seriously, some roads it must look like I'm doing a slalom.
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looks good, I like the way the wheels came out.
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very impressed with how the wheels look after powdercoating!
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very impressed with how the wheels look after powdercoating!
Thanks... the guy did a hell of a job.
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looks goood
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Whoa hyper black looks good
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Wheels contrast really nice
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looks like chrome in some way
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nice... painted reflectors and a drop next!!
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Doesn't even look black in any way. Seems like a misnomer.
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Looks nice! Simple and clean
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