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      04-18-2013, 04:05 AM   #111
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New wheels fitted as above!!!
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Painted the Grille surrounds the same colour as the car.







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      04-30-2013, 06:14 AM   #114
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Ok, so had a few moments to spare and decided to get some pics. However, lack of planning from my side meant i went to take pics with an almost dead camera. Did get a few though...

You will notice 2 custom bits and the wheels...

1. 19inch OEM BMW X5 wheels (9j Front, 10j Rear) wrapped in 235 35 19 (Front) and 265 30 19 (Rear). Coupled with appropriate sized spacers to make the wheels fit.
2. Medium Gloss black Tail Pipes
3. Kidney grilles painted in Saphire Metallic to match the rest of the car. Center of grille was left in OEM black.

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Comments welcome!!! Enjoy...
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Very nice. Colormatched front grille looks really good. I think it would look more aggressive if you add black-line taillights. Eventhough current full red is quite cool looking too. I know front spacer size, but which one you ended up at rear 15, 18 or 20mm?
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Very nice. Colormatched front grille looks really good. I think it would look more aggressive if you add black-line taillights. Eventhough current full red is quite cool looking too. I know front spacer size, but which one you ended up at rear 15, 18 or 20mm?
Thanks Monaco... You helped me more than enough, i appreciate it.

Actually, running the 16mm in front and 15mm at the back. Works perfect, no rubbing at all. Even had a fully loaded car doing a 1500km trip. Not an issue...
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      05-06-2013, 04:39 AM   #119
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Hi Guys,

Pic by one of the photographers at the Breakfast run yesterday:



No real updates. However, she just ticked over the 170 000km mark over the weekend so im going to send her in for some Preventative maintenence soon. Starting off with an Oil and filters change. Then, a good go through in terms of suspension.



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Very nice! I've bought the same wheels. Also based on your pictures. :-) I'm planning on running 15-18mm spacers up front and 20mm on the rear.
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Very nice! I've bought the same wheels. Also based on your pictures. :-) I'm planning on running 15-18mm spacers up front and 20mm on the rear.
Thanks mate!!!

I had 20mm rear at first, but with one passenger they rubbed a bit. If you on stock suspension, 15mm is perfect. No rubbing at all. Even with full load.

At present, i have 15mm all around.
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Aren't the new wheels too heavy?
Great work done so far
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Aren't the new wheels too heavy?
Great work done so far
They are heavy... But look so good so its worth it. Thanks!!!
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Thanks mate!!!

I had 20mm rear at first, but with one passenger they rubbed a bit. If you on stock suspension, 15mm is perfect. No rubbing at all. Even with full load.

At present, i have 15mm all around.
I have my rear wheel arches rolled. So I think 20mm will fit.
I'm more worried about the front. I'm lowered on KW Variant 1.
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Fancy bumping into you here Mr Arbee!!

New wheels are good, but why did you change from the M3 wheels?! Thought they really suited your car!!
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      05-08-2013, 02:43 AM   #126
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I have my rear wheel arches rolled. So I think 20mm will fit.
I'm more worried about the front. I'm lowered on KW Variant 1.
Ahh, mind sharing some pics of the Rolled arches and procedure?
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Fancy bumping into you here Mr Arbee!!

New wheels are good, but why did you change from the M3 wheels?! Thought they really suited your car!!
Thanks bud... Needed a change, M3 wheels where being copied to death.
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Ahh, mind sharing some pics of the Rolled arches and procedure?
I let a professional do the work.
He used a wheel arch roller.
First he removed the liner and heated up the arches.
Then he used this device (not my car).


Here you can see the result of my car:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=837429

I can now run 19x9.5 ET16 with 255/30/19 tyres without any rubbing.
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Thats awesome!!! Im going to do this soon, as i want to go lower!
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Thats awesome!!! Im going to do this soon, as i want to go lower!
Were the bumper connects to the wheel arch will be point where it will rub first.
You will need to cut some metal there and treat it with bitumen (anti rust) afterwards.
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Were the bumper connects to the wheel arch will be point where it will rub first.
You will need to cut some metal there and treat it with bitumen (anti rust) afterwards.
Thanks, will have a look and way my options!
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Fancy bumping into you here Mr Arbee!!

New wheels are good, but why did you change from the M3 wheels?! Thought they really suited your car!!
Actually now remember you said something along those lines - still really was a great look for the car, but as they say, change is like a holiday!
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