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Old 04-14-2010, 11:31 PM   #23101
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Cory, if they're E39 fitment, its easy. Contact one of these vendors and tell them u need E39 - E34 hubcentric rings. They're not cheap tho from what I've seen. However, u could get hubcentric spacers more poke your hubs are 72.3mm I believe, and E39s are 74.6mm or something like that. Can't remember th actual numbers. Don't by plastic rings, they're cheap, but they don't last, the crack and fall apart. Need metal rings.
already got metal rings. they were cheap. the guys on the forum directed me to a great seller on ebay... from where they get their hub rings. apparently it's not uncommon. the e39 is the only bmw that has a different hub bore, iirc.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:38 PM   #23102
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Yep. E39s have bigger hubs for god knows why. And I don't think they ever did that again.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:41 PM   #23103
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That's why all them jokers on E39 style 5s every now and then you hear one saying they ride crappy and sh1t.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:44 PM   #23104
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most ridiculous thing (besides pigging out the bodies on the new ones) bmw ever did.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:51 PM   #23105
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... ughh... anyone wanna roll with me saturday to the ODU meet thing?
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:16 AM   #23106
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Not it, got softball and bbq with my scooter club, and work that night too. Cory, you watch your mouth about the newer body styles.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:25 AM   #23107
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Hey quick question for you guys, I need to replace my two rear tires soon, since I do alot of backroad driving theyre pretty worn down. The fronts are fine, Id say they have about 70% tread life remaining. So Im looking at two used tires to replace the rears before I sell it. My question is: Can I run a 235/45/17 in the rear or should I stick with a square set up of 225/45/17 all the way around as they are now (all the rims are 8" rims)? I found some 235's of my tires for a good price. Thanks
Yep, I'm running a squared setup with wider tires in the rear. I'm not sure how wide of a tire you can go on an 8" rim though. I have 225's on my stockers and they look like I can probably put 235's but not sure.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:46 AM   #23108
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Hey guys here is a teaser of the rear that I did last night. This project is super easy. Ill take a pic of my paint booth too and of me doing the front tonight if you want.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:49 AM   #23109
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Hey guys here is a teaser of the rear that I did last night. This project is super easy. Ill take a pic of my paint booth too and of me doing the front tonight if you want.
Looks good! I thought you were going to do the inner part. How's the texture after the paint?
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:50 AM   #23110
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Texture feels just like a regular door panel did alot of light coats. I ultimately want to dye the leather parts to cinnamon or imola.

Looking for this outcome for the time being http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...7&postcount=37
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:45 AM   #23111
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Hey quick question for you guys, I need to replace my two rear tires soon, since I do alot of backroad driving theyre pretty worn down. The fronts are fine, Id say they have about 70% tread life remaining. So Im looking at two used tires to replace the rears before I sell it. My question is: Can I run a 235/45/17 in the rear or should I stick with a square set up of 225/45/17 all the way around as they are now (all the rims are 8" rims)? I found some 235's of my tires for a good price. Thanks
you should be fine running 235/45/17 compared to the stock 225/45 they will be slightly taller, but by such a small amount that it wont matter.

I run 235/40/18 compared to the stock 225/40 and have never had a problem,
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Kiel, can you take some pictures of those taillights you have up for sale, I wanted to see where the crack was (visible from the outside)?

Place quoted me ~500 to spray my nose panel and front bumper with glassruit paint (decent german paint, have used it before on another car) if i bring the parts in myself. Good deal?

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Old 04-15-2010, 10:05 AM   #23113
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Yea Charlie. The price sounds pretty good
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:01 AM   #23114
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Sounds good it is the place that did my powdercoating they run a body shop too. I may try to do it there then before we move south
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:09 AM   #23115
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Rear camber like a japanese VIP cruiser. The wheel design looks good on the car, the amount of tire stretch is stupid I bet.



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Old 04-15-2010, 11:35 AM   #23116
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you would want 235/40R17... which if cory is not going to buy off of me, I have a set of two fuzions...

im gonna add that you got e46, so you could easily go way wider, 255/35 or so, 245/40 to be conservative.
thanks brad, however on an 8" rim the 255 would probably bulge a little
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Yep, I'm running a squared setup with wider tires in the rear. I'm not sure how wide of a tire you can go on an 8" rim though. I have 225's on my stockers and they look like I can probably put 235's but not sure.
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I run 235/40/18 compared to the stock 225/40 and have never had a problem,
Sounds good. I just did some calculations and for a 235/40/17 there is a 6/10" difference as opposed to a 235/45/17 where there is only a 4/10" difference from the fronts. Plus the 235/40/17 will be shorter....so Ill go with the 45 wall
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:29 PM   #23119
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