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      06-22-2015, 09:32 PM   #23
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That's it.. Time to start looking for some 18" rims
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      06-23-2015, 09:30 AM   #24
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Wayne Id never seen those before they look amazing! Readily available? Are you on stock sport suspension with your e91?
You can get them brand new from here.... http://www.leebmann24.de/bmw-winter-...112240813.html

I found a set on eBay for 500 complete with decent tread winter tyres, I'd love to run it as a summer set-up as it looks very agressive. They usually sell for around the 900 mark with tyres.

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+1. Wayne can we have more details of the wheels (e.g. diameter) and the tyre size? I presume they're not staggered? And is your set-up without spacers? Any rubbing issues or did you have you arches rolled?
235/40/18 , et20 all round (Not staggered) Unsure of the width, probably 8J-9J No spacers, there is an arch rub over very very harsh bumps on the arch liners and when turning on full lock but I only use this a winter set-up so it didnt bother me, there is somebody else on here who runs the same wheels on an e91 lowered with M3 arms I think and he rolled his arches and I believe it doesn't rub anymore, If I can find the post I will send you it.

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      06-23-2015, 04:08 PM   #26
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That looks so good! Just Eibachs or shocks as well? How does it ride?

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      06-23-2015, 07:53 PM   #27
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That looks so good! Just Eibachs or shocks as well? How does it ride?

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Its an 330D Msport with Eibach Pros springs and Bilstein B4S shocks - didnt want it too stiff as the roads round here are awful and its my daily drive.
It also has M3 front arms. I had alignment done at Center Gravity - they removed front strut top mount pins and set up the front camber to 1o23', and reduced rear camber from over 2o to 1o13' with KMac adjustable bushes. Lowering the ride height really increased the camber more than I thought it would which didnt help straight line traction.

Drives very nicely - rear wheel grip much improved with less camber and wider tyres. This is most noticeable on hard acceleration when pulling out of T-junctions where previously the inside wheel would often spin before the traction control caught it (no LSD) - now its much less of an issue.
Front turn-in is really good with no tendency to run wide.

Engine is remapped and front brakes upgraded with Tarox pads.

I just need to get the windows tinted and the minor damage to lower front bumper sorted (my bad ).
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      06-24-2015, 04:44 AM   #28
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It definitely looks perfect!
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      06-25-2015, 11:04 AM   #29
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What are the wheel and tire spec of the last car in the OP pictures? blue e92
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      06-25-2015, 11:18 AM   #30
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If I remember correctly, 17x9.5; but I will look and check to make sure. Suspension and tyre choice would be critical for the look though.
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      06-25-2015, 11:21 AM   #31
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Apex Arc-8

17 x 9.5 275x40x17
17 x 9.0 245x45x17
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      06-25-2015, 02:54 PM   #32
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So 245/45 do fit on the the car... apex recommends 245/40 but i want more sidewall. I currently have an xdrive model - any issues with clearance? Would be running square 17x9.0 et 30 all around.
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      06-25-2015, 03:00 PM   #33
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Not a clue mate it's not my car I'm afraid.
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