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Old 02-14-2013, 05:34 AM   #1
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m3 replicas on a 2002 325xi wagon?????

m3 replicas 18'' staggerred on a 2002 wagon
what do you think yes or no
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:46 AM   #2
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Why not? Not sure about the practicality of a staggered setup for a wagon.
Just not enough power to need more rubber in the back IMHO. A square setup is cheaper and lighter and allows you to rotate tires for maximum wear.

Here are some ZHP Wheels on a wagon

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...8&d=1360573436

M3 wheels on an M3 wagon (!)

http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-cont...ouring-202.jpg

and CSL wheels
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...S6000856-1.jpg

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:41 AM   #3
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Just remember that overall wheel diameter needs to be similar.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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avincent52's link of the M3 wagon pic proves they'd be dynamite. But that wagon has that full M3 look, which I think really makes those wheels look right.

The 325iT I just bought has the ZHP wheels, which look really nice, and are mildly staggered (8 & 8.5). I can't tell you if it makes much of a difference yet, as I don't have it yet! (But in a couple of hours I will!)

I'm partial to the CSL reps, though, and if I do a swap eventually, I'll go square, not staggered, for the exact reasons avincent52 mentions.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #5
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I love your sig pic, Terz. That is *such* a sweet car.
I also love the ZHP wheels on it.
I think it's a coin flip between the ZHPs and the CSLs.
If it were my car (and last June is *was* my car) I'l keep the ZHPs and use the money for further mods to improve the car.
Like a ZHP exhaust (forget that), or an m3 steering wheel (oh, never mind) or some Dinan goodies (aw heck)
or a new cooling system. Or two. Or three.
Like Mango says, you can't be too careful.
As you might imagine, I'm a tiny bit jealous right now.
Enjoy it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:15 PM   #6
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Well im picking up my M3 replicas friday mornig thnks everybody i finally made my decision..ill post a before and after
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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hey your close to me! i think the reps will look good... are you going to take the roof rack off to give it a stealthier look?
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:43 PM   #8
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Idk i Never thought about it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:09 AM   #9
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I love your sig pic, Terz. That is *such* a sweet car.
I also love the ZHP wheels on it.
I think it's a coin flip between the ZHPs and the CSLs.
If it were my car (and last June is *was* my car) I'l keep the ZHPs and use the money for further mods to improve the car.
Like a ZHP exhaust (forget that), or an m3 steering wheel (oh, never mind) or some Dinan goodies (aw heck)
or a new cooling system. Or two. Or three.
Like Mango says, you can't be too careful.
As you might imagine, I'm a tiny bit jealous right now.
Enjoy it.
Now that I have the car, and have seen the ZHP's in person, I think you're right. They look really good. I need to get some snow tires on it asap (got stuck in front of my house, five minutes off the truck!), but I think I found some good 17" wheels locally... It's Craigslist, though, so ya never know.

Anyway, I think the CSLs can wait.

So many great choices out there!

I'm sure you'll find a great wagon, AV52. They're out there. (Not as many sporty 5-speeds, but those are out there, too. With sunroofs.)
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:54 AM   #10
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hey your close to me! i think the reps will look good... are you going to take the roof rack off to give it a stealthier look?
What makes the touring cool is its combination of fun and functionality, and the Roof rails are ideal for hauling bikes and kayaks on the roof, and a Yakima box for the once-a-year fully loaded summer trip.

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Now that I have the car, and have seen the ZHP's in person, I think you're right. They look really good. I need to get some snow tires on it asap (got stuck in front of my house, five minutes off the truck!), but I think I found some good 17" wheels locally... It's Craigslist, though, so ya never know.
I'd think about calling Tire Rack and reading their snow tire reviews.
I had some studless Blizzaks that were super great in the snow and cold, but were more than a little noisy on the highway.
In short, you'll be on your snows for 4-5 months, so choose wisely.

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What makes the touring cool is its combination of fun and functionality, and the Roof rails are ideal for hauling bikes and kayaks on the roof, and a Yakima box for the once-a-year fully loaded summer trip.
Yeah, I'd never remove the roof rails. It's part and parcel of the Touring DNA!


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I'd think about calling Tire Rack and reading their snow tire reviews.
I had some studless Blizzaks that were super great in the snow and cold, but were more than a little noisy on the highway.
In short, you'll be on your snows for 4-5 months, so choose wisely.
I had some Yokohama Ice Guards that were good, as well as some Hankooks. Trying to find some reviews of the Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grips...
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heh... we kinda hijacked this thread, didn't we! Sorry bout that.

yes, agreed! Get the M3 Reps. I think they'd look great on a wagon!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:56 PM   #14
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M3 reps lookn good
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Looking good, getter.

But those're CSLs.
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