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Old 04-24-2012, 03:15 AM   #250581
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It's hard to get it to stick to a shiny surface. Starts flaking off. :/
ah i seem to recall that. well when i got these i made a vow that I would keep up with the polishing
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:16 AM   #250583
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yes.. that's what I was thinking

The centers are not on due to the length of my studs. And I dont have caps yet because I have yet to find the correct size. Reusing the bolts is quite common, and in my opinion I would rather have actual BBS bolts and nuts than chinese knock offs.
Agree with you on the bolts to some degree. I would also take a guess and hope that they are not torque-to-yield type fasteners, and I would also hope they are not the titanium version, which would be even more likely to break if reused. If they aren't torque to yield, and they are stainless steel, and they aren't damaged in anyway, then you're probably good.
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wut?

The only one in NGC that actually has any potential is Kalim well and maybe rick and tobeh... everyone else will always let you down on the modding front
Albee has always had good taste.
Rick bought a pretty awesome Z4 M recently.
Nick actually followed through to some degree with his E30 and has been on a roll lately.
Toby has done it all and recovered before any of us started.
Kalim does a lot of stuff that doesn't even need to be judged for looks.

I'm not talking about job potential, just car modding/style.
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Agree with you on the bolts to some degree. I would also take a guess and hope that they are not torque-to-yield type fasteners, and I would also hope they are not the titanium version, which would be even more likely to break if reused. If they aren't torque to yield, and they are stainless steel, and they aren't damaged in anyway, then you're probably good.
torque to yield? looked it up, but it doesnt sound like it.

BBS supplies the torque specs, but many people report breakage at those specs so I went with the spec thats most commonly agreed upon from forums and other sources.
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speaking of VMRs and BBSs...

Scout's last minutes with her CSLs

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Love the meaty tires, theyre so much quieter than stretched tires. Now it needs maybe a little more drop and maybe a bit more meat on the rear. I was worried about fitment so I only went with a 245/40/17 but I might try to step up to something bigger to eat up some of that horrible wheel gap.

What do you guys think about the paint? :flamesuiton:
please tell me you are just trolling drew, because i would stop talking to you if you really went with those wheels
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Albee has always had good taste.
Rick bought a pretty awesome Z4 M recently.
Nick actually followed through to some degree with his E30 and has been on a roll lately.
Toby has done it all and recovered before any of us started.
Kalim does a lot of stuff that doesn't even need to be judged for looks.

I'm not talking about job potential, just car modding/style.
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Needs just a little more fender...

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And the calipers need paint.

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holy front stretch batman!

looks good though
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Keep up the good work, Nick.
Yeah, credit is definitely due there.

In hind sight, I'm slightly worried about the fasteners holding the muffler on. Should have double checked those.
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Albee has always had good taste. was OEM plus and never really moded
Rick bought a pretty awesome Z4 M recently. which is fairly stock... but it is tasty... and so was his e46 which is why he was included
Nick actually followed through to some degree with his E30 and has been on a roll lately. mods done by po... except for itbs
Toby has done it all and recovered before any of us started. also noted
Kalim does a lot of stuff that doesn't even need to be judged for looks. was top of my list

I'm not talking about job potential, just car modding/style.
bah... modding is about customization and being different... And while all those people you referenced have done nice and beautiful things to their cars Kalim is really the only one with big plans to go above and beyond the run of the mill rims and body kit. I like that... which is why I went for shock value paint and rare rims. You may not like them... but it sure got NGC awfully lively So they are a great success in my book
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Yeah, credit is definitely due there.

In hind sight, I'm slightly worried about the fasteners holding the muffler on. Should have double checked those.
I went Gorilla tight on those, and not Monkey tight. Yes?
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so its on there with the strength of a thousand humans?
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Albee has always had good taste.
Rick bought a pretty awesome Z4 M recently.
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bah... modding is about customization and being different... And while all those people you referenced have done nice and beautiful things to their cars Kalim is really the only one with big plans to go above and beyond the run of the mill rims and body kit. I like that... which is why I went for shock value paint and rare rims. You may not like them... but it sure got NGC awfully lively So they are a great success in my book
I'll quote the well respected owner of R.W.B., Akira Nakai:

"Everyone has their own opinions. If 100 or 200 people on the internet say my work is good, then it's good, but even if only 1 out of those 200 were to say good things about my work, then that is fine as well. Whether people's opinions are good or bad, I welcome both. Feeback is a good thing. Even if people say they don't like my work, it still makes me very happy. The fact that my work caught their attention makes me happy."

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looks good though
Haha, thanks. It'll look moar frush once I get that inch of fender on.
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