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      08-22-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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EDIT 2/10/2013

Changed title thread to continue adding photos. (not showing somehow...)

So after putting on coilovers and rims and little bits and pieces I've been fairly quiet on mods for the last couple of months.

Anyway now it's winter in Chicago (not so bad this year), not a very pleasant time to go out and shoot photos...

Anyways got myself a new camera a few weeks back (first DSLR!) and had a chance to go out to Dekalb in the open prairie.

MAN WAS IT COLD... country roads were all icy!!
I had a lot of fun though lol

icy road + FR + winter tires = FUN


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The last photo was the night lights when I got back to the city.

Spring is definitely on the way(i hope) and i'm coming back to modding.
Just got myself new front lip, rear diffuser and exhaust, so will update once those are on



ORIGINAL POST 8/22/2012

So I had enough share of my stock experience, and set on to mods

First things first, wheels changed and coilovers installed as my first and foremost mods.


Wheels and tires I got from a very nice forum member about a month ago and KWs were installed at IND.


Wheels

F: 8.5J +45 (with 5mm spacers)
R: 9.5J +45 (no spacer)


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F: 215/35/19
R: 235/35/19

For height I requested just low enough so that there is no space between the outside wall of the tire and the fender when seen from the side.

Silver V713s look pretty nice on LM Blue I suppose.

Inner treads are starting to disappear ... lol
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      08-22-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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Gorgeous, the wheels themselves and the fitment. Really nice
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      08-22-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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wheels look good When you do your tyres next maybe run 245 I see you are running +45 in the rear offset, I dont know how you would go with a 255 in the rear without rubbing at that height.
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      08-22-2012, 11:39 PM   #4
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Looks ok I guess. You gave up performance for looks
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      08-23-2012, 06:11 AM   #6
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Those are v713.... They were mine before
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wheels look good When you do your tyres next maybe run 245 I see you are running +45 in the rear offset, I dont know how you would go with a 255 in the rear without rubbing at that height.
Those tires run very large so a 235 in those looks like a 245.... Sizes can be deceiving on some tires.


Btw didn't I tell you no fender work needed with this set up
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i fit a 245 tire, identical setup, and you can easily EASILY fit a 255 and it's still stretching.

265 would be almost stretched even.

considering 245mm is 9.5 inches.. on a 9.5" wheel, and flush is around 10.5" tire (aka 265mm)

my 245's have a LOT of stretch, your 235's would be retarded... 255 still stretches on and easily fits inside the guard.

ED: and 225 front, even without a 5mm spacer, 225 fits perfectly. if you want the same look, go 225 and drop to a 2-3mm spacer.

or at least go hard and do 205 all around or something ridiculous lol.. i've seen 205's on a 10" or 11" rim, it's so stupid and unsafe :P
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Those are v713.... They were mine before

I'm glad someone pointed that out. Those are not v701's, I have v701's for reference (see sig).


Still looks good though, a bit low for my tastes, but glad you like it. I'm still trying to justify getting coils because I only want a small drop.
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Duh! I see the difference now Still looks good.
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I'm glad someone pointed that out. Those are not v701's, I have v701's for reference (see sig).


Still looks good though, a bit low for my tastes, but glad you like it. I'm still trying to justify getting coils because I only want a small drop.

oh... i wonder how i got messed up mixing up 701 and 713...

Yes and they ARE 713s

Maybe cuz 701s were under consideration as well... anyway loving these 713s for now


I thought about just the springs but i didnt like the ride of lowering springs (how they tend to get bumpy) only on my former car so i just thought why not go all the way with coilovers



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i fit a 245 tire, identical setup, and you can easily EASILY fit a 255 and it's still stretching.

265 would be almost stretched even.

considering 245mm is 9.5 inches.. on a 9.5" wheel, and flush is around 10.5" tire (aka 265mm)

my 245's have a LOT of stretch, your 235's would be retarded... 255 still stretches on and easily fits inside the guard.

ED: and 225 front, even without a 5mm spacer, 225 fits perfectly. if you want the same look, go 225 and drop to a 2-3mm spacer.

or at least go hard and do 205 all around or something ridiculous lol.. i've seen 205's on a 10" or 11" rim, it's so stupid and unsafe :P
Hey thanks for the advice I dont wanna do the fenders
but still im a fan of stretched tires (not too much though) so if 225 and 245 will be okay i might try next time...




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wheels look good When you do your tyres next maybe run 245 I see you are running +45 in the rear offset, I dont know how you would go with a 255 in the rear without rubbing at that height.
yes 245 for rear. Chicago roads are harsh and tough so maybe next time could go with 245 for more safety


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Looks ok I guess. You gave up performance for looks
Yes you could say that.... i still like the way how they sit so


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Love the v701's...have them on my 335. Maybe paint the calipers to stand out more Cant believe you running like that in Chicago...you've got major cojones GL!
Cojones Yes on stock i definitely was going at higher speed in downtown but now Im more careful... I wonder if that could make me a safer driver in a sense...

I'm thinking about the calipers!! Maybe yellow or blue or red or something.


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Those tires run very large so a 235 in those looks like a 245.... Sizes can be deceiving on some tires.


Btw didn't I tell you no fender work needed with this set up

THanks for everything! yep, they are fitting perfectly!!!


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Gorgeous, the wheels themselves and the fitment. Really nice
Thanks!! I love them too
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Nice!! That's definitely low and stretched. If you plan possibly change the suspension a little I'd wait until you figure out what your final tires will be. I had my rear gap pretty good with 245/35/19 Hankook rears which rubbed even rolled. Then I switched to 255/30/19 Toyos which are extremely short and now I don't rub at all but my gap is large and doesn't look as good.

It doesn't look to me like you need the front spacer. As you probably know, watch out when you change tire brands, it can make a big difference when you are that low/close to rubbing.
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Nice stance, +45 offsets are nice and aggressive on the 1-series.
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Nice stance, +45 offsets are nice and aggressive on the 1-series.
I agree with VMR don't listen to the haters... It's your ride and it looks absolutely sick! Enjoy it
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Nice stance, +45 offsets are nice and aggressive on the 1-series.
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I agree with VMR don't listen to the haters... It's your ride and it looks absolutely sick! Enjoy it
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Nice!! That's definitely low and stretched. If you plan possibly change the suspension a little I'd wait until you figure out what your final tires will be. I had my rear gap pretty good with 245/35/19 Hankook rears which rubbed even rolled. Then I switched to 255/30/19 Toyos which are extremely short and now I don't rub at all but my gap is large and doesn't look as good.

It doesn't look to me like you need the front spacer. As you probably know, watch out when you change tire brands, it can make a big difference when you are that low/close to rubbing.

Thanks for the input. I dont wanna go below 35 though, so maybe 245/35/19 will be the fine line for oncoming research i guess. Looks like I'm gonna have to do more study before tires start running thin

Front was not as flush as I wanted to be even at stock height, so I figured if lowered it would be worse, so I got myself 5mm spacers. Could have gone for 7 or 8mm. Again this might be different with other tire brands so wonder how thats gonna work out when I change tires.
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What brand tires are those? They look like they run fairly small and rounded to me. You look very close to rubbing in the front to me, I'd bet many brands of tires will rub in your current front size at that height. In the rear the same might happen, I rubbed with 245/35/19 Hankooks even after I was rolled. It just rubbed the inner liner and mainly with passengers or weight. Actually removing the rear seat fixed my rubbing..lol.
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What brand tires are those? They look like they run fairly small and rounded to me. You look very close to rubbing in the front to me, I'd bet many brands of tires will rub in your current front size at that height. In the rear the same might happen, I rubbed with 245/35/19 Hankooks even after I was rolled. It just rubbed the inner liner and mainly with passengers or weight. Actually removing the rear seat fixed my rubbing..lol.
These are Federal tires. Actually just today with full 3 passengers right rear rubbed on big bumps. Gonna see what i can do...

Fronts are no prob so far.
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Well done. Wheels look great!
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If its rubbing it probably just the inner liner on the inside. You are absolutely slammed!!! I set my koni yellow to 75% in the rear and no more rub a dub dub on my 255's
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If its rubbing it probably just the inner liner on the inside. You are absolutely slammed!!! I set my koni yellow to 75% in the rear and no more rub a dub dub on my 255's
Yes I'm kind of checking to see where it is that's rubbing...
you haven't done anything to your fenders and no rubbing?
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Absolutely sick stance. I like that you have the BMW roundel centr caps in the wheels. It just doesn't look right otherwise. That kind of open spoke design screams for slotted rotors. It would really set off the look.

Well done and post up a moving shot if possible.
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