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Old 04-01-2013, 10:22 AM   #81
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Is that with or without the spacers? The wheels you have on now. Also I see above you mentioned you were running 255/35/18 all around. I was thinking of maybe a staggered setup. Im kinda confused when it comes to the offsets... the wheels I have found are 18x9.5 ET20 5x120. I take it these are wider than yours? And that means I would have to get wider tires correct?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #82
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I couldn't run the spacers with these wheels, they would poke out way too much. My fronts are 18x8.5 ET 35 and rear are 18x9.5 ET 35. ET 20 may be a bit too aggressive for a non m you'll def need to roll your fenders. If you're gonna run a staggered set up on an xi make sure the width don't exceed an inch because that can lead to problems from what I've researched on the forums.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:04 AM   #83
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Is that with or without the spacers? The wheels you have on now. Also I see above you mentioned you were running 255/35/18 all around. I was thinking of maybe a staggered setup. Im kinda confused when it comes to the offsets... the wheels I have found are 18x9.5 ET20 5x120. I take it these are wider than yours? And that means I would have to get wider tires correct?
You could fit those offset with 225/35/18 tires and shaving your fenders. also, you need to get stiffer spring ( check rates). you dont want your wheel lip hitting your fenders when cornering. You are not looking in the right place, your offset should be +32 to +35 for an aggressive setup on a sedan.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:06 AM   #84
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9.5 et 20 is waaayyy too aggressive

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:09 PM   #85
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ot looks like i've gotta keep doing more research on all of this wheel/rim terminology because I am lost right now
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #86
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coming together nicely.. love facelift sedans
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:33 PM   #87
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:38 AM   #88
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why did u choose 35 series instead of 40?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #89
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Are those 18's?? Looks Good!
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #90
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Yes sir they're 18's I'm hoping to go a bit lower to really pull it off properly.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:01 PM   #91
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what a great inspiration! your car looks really nice, where did you get your M-Tech front bumper? if you don't mind the question and also are those depo led tail lights? from?
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:55 PM   #92
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what a great inspiration! your car looks really nice, where did you get your M-Tech front bumper? if you don't mind the question and also are those depo led tail lights? from?
Thank you for the compliment! My mtech is from khoalty and so are the tails.


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Old 05-06-2013, 04:40 AM   #93
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Okay so i've owned this 325xi for a year now and this is the progress i've made with the limited resources i have money wise. I'm still looking to improve, and i'm dying for a drop even if its just one to make it a bit more sporty but idk it seems too complicated on an xi so i'm having second thoughts. The interior is in the works and an mtechII is just too far right now maybe by next summer. Anyway here are the pics.

1st day i got her





Then i added EE Tails and got CF emblems all around as well as clear sidemarkers half a year later.



Some time later i got my hands on style 119 oem rims from a fellow fanatic in maryland.




My car at Bimmerfest, nothing special to look at. But i was happy to make progress.






Went ahead and got 35% Tint all around, came out pretty well wish i could go darker but NY cops go hard for these things.



About two days ago i finally upgraded my halogen headlights to p46 headlights from umnitza installed by fellow fanatic Solidjake, who i could not thank enough after going through the hassle of removing the cold weather package headlight washers which were a pain to remove. Also got the car coded for window roll up and DRL.



Sorry for the crappy cellphone pics but its the best i got. I still have plenty of ideas but it feels good to know i have made some improvement. C&C welcome
Need lowering kit, more lower down to ground LOL
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:59 AM   #94
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You're looking at old pictures ^


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Old 05-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #95
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That is very nice.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #96
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Car looks great!


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Your taste in mods disgusts me
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:32 PM   #99
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Thanks for the compliments guys, and James our cars are very hideous I know :/.

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #100
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Yours is hideous. Mines beautiful You thinking about getting a wrap?

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