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Old 01-10-2014, 01:18 PM   #21
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Great job building them but you need 17" centers..
i came in here to say this. looks epic just wish they were one inch bigger. super clean
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:33 PM   #22
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I like the 1-piece lip.

Where did you purchase it from?
here in classifieds

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Dat wheel color! Sweet


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Talk about night and day on those bolts!
yeah! I almost sent them to the garbage

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They look sick man!


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Those wheels look really nice, dude. Well done.

I'd switch the tails to OEM RCR, or at least DEPO. Not feeling the lens type yours have.
i want leds in a near future

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hi
Hi Mr. !

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Good looking car generally. What's it like interior wise? Some pics please?
i will post some soon

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Nice work!


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I usually hate stanced cars, but I'll just say that I recognize the work you put into yours. The wheels are too close to the fenders for my taste...and preferring function to form I hope you're careful not to put heavy things or people that you care about when you're driving at speed. If you sat even 1/2" higher, I'd feel more secure for your safety.

Old guy here...not feeling the blue at all...and even if it was green, I wouldn't feel it. But, if you painted your tires and restored the inner wheel to silver...I'd give you an A+. You can do the tires in almost any color and I'd love the total package...just use a flexible primer and scuff them up good first.

Nice work, OP!
believe me, the ride quality is awesome, with the 17's the car was lower and rubbed everywhere, now the fitment is much more functional, suspension is really stiff. What do you mean by "painting tires" ?

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Wow that's proper! I like everything about it
I think you sold me the csl bumper I have in this pictures bro

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the wheel center color makes them look odd to me. props on the work put into them and reviving those bolts.
thankyou
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lip is ridiculous, and awesome job on the bolts.

if this were an alpine E28, it would be perfect


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Great job building them but you need 17" centers..
17 centers are like unicorns, this 16's were a bargain

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Centers are an inch too small IMO, but nevertheless great work you put into it!


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Wheel color's not my style, but I think everything else looks great man. That rear shot is money.
thanks buddy

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Good work. Just went through this process last year myself, and it is a lot of work but a lot of fun to see it all coming together.

Thanks for sharing.
thanks you

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Well I've only really got one thing to say...

WIN!


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nice results on the bolts, very good looking wheels and I love the color choice.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:43 PM   #23
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i came in here to say this. looks epic just wish they were one inch bigger. super clean

thanks!
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:52 PM   #24
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No I really had a few other things to say but then my previous post wouldn't have made sense...

I just realised from looking at your car where others sometimes don't look quite right. The black rub strips on saloons do look good standard I think but once you fit an m3 bumper it takes away the front one and part of the line is missing so maybe at that point it's time to get them colour coded as they are on the coupe. Also I've been debating the csl boot for a while because I love it but never felt it looked quite right without the m3 rear end but it was all because of the black strip. BUT now I'm thinking I like the black line when it's with the standard sport bumper and I don't plan to go m3 bumper so maybe I can't pull off the csl boot lid
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:07 AM   #25
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Its been a while since my las post and I have been building the perfect set of wheels for my car, I documented the whole process, let me know what you think!
this was my car with my old set of wheels...

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18x9.5 F
18x10.5 R


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Old 01-12-2014, 01:42 AM   #26
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Not into the stance thing but thats some nice work on the wheels
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:23 PM   #27
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:24 PM   #28
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Not into the stance thing but thats some nice work on the wheels
Really appreciate it!


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Old 01-12-2014, 12:26 PM   #29
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:27 PM   #30
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:41 PM   #31
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:26 PM   #32
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Too awesome. Looks amazing.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:29 PM   #33
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:45 AM   #34
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I really like it!

I hope you clear coated those bolts.

They are steel. They will rust again.

I will be mounting my 18" rs this week.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:47 AM   #35
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I usually hate stanced cars, but I'll just say that I recognize the work you put into yours. The wheels are too close to the fenders for my taste...and preferring function to form I hope you're careful not to put heavy things or people that you care about when you're driving at speed. If you sat even 1/2" higher, I'd feel more secure for your safety.

Old guy here...not feeling the blue at all...and even if it was green, I wouldn't feel it. But, if you painted your tires and restored the inner wheel to silver...I'd give you an A+. You can do the tires in almost any color and I'd love the total package...just use a flexible primer and scuff them up good first.

Nice work, OP!
His safety is not at risk.

His level of stretch is safe.

Even if he rubbed the sidewalls, he would have to do A LOT of that to create any issues.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:31 AM   #36
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I just LOVE the job that you've made on those wheels/car!!
(altought you bought new bolts "4sure"...)

Claps for the job done on that E46 Sedan!!
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:42 AM   #37
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Hahaha thanks! And to clear The doubts about the bolts, as I said, them are two different kinds of them mixed, that's why they have different engravings, here's a pic....Click image for larger version

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Old 02-12-2014, 10:10 AM   #38
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:57 PM   #40
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