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      10-19-2011, 03:05 AM   #1
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My car has new shoes :)

Hi guys,

I've made some minor changes to my car since I last posted pics of it. Thanks to Jason@Eurodivision, it's now sporting some GT-CX in Matte Anthracite with Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

I also stumbled across some very competitively priced local parts from an authorised dealer, Mornington BMW in VIC. Sean Bell in the parts department gave me very competitive pricing for a few bits and pieces, including new-style chrome BMW centrecaps, my Performance Grilles and a Performance Spoiler which I've yet to fit. I ordered the parts yesterday and they arrived in less than 24 hours! I can't recommend him highly enough! Let's just say the parts were nearly on par or actually slightly cheaper than the US.

Anyway, I just managed to get the car washed quickly and shoot some late afternoon pics in poor light so I'm sorry about the mediocre quality I'll post some better pics soon!














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      10-19-2011, 03:12 AM   #3
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looks good mate

whats the new style BMW center caps??

the anthracite looks darker then I thought!

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Noice wheels..
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      10-19-2011, 03:27 AM   #5
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looks good mate

whats the new style BMW center caps??

the anthracite looks darker then I thought!
They were darker than I thought too I'm glad actually. Slightly lighter than black so it shows off the spokes/shape a bit better.

The newer centrecap came out in late 2009 I think, which has a chrome ring around the badge and is slightly convex.

We've got 2008 cars which came with centrecaps that have a plastic ring (mine had faded and were yellowing) and was a flat shape. My E46 from 2001 had this design so I was a bit disappointed they still had them in 2008.

These look much sharper IMHO Can't go wrong for $13 each!
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      10-19-2011, 03:39 AM   #6
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      10-19-2011, 03:51 AM   #7
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They were darker than I thought too I'm glad actually. Slightly lighter than black so it shows off the spokes/shape a bit better.

The newer centrecap came out in late 2009 I think, which has a chrome ring around the badge and is slightly convex.

We've got 2008 cars which came with centrecaps that have a plastic ring (mine had faded and were yellowing) and was a flat shape. My E46 from 2001 had this design so I was a bit disappointed they still had them in 2008.

These look much sharper IMHO Can't go wrong for $13 each!
I think if I had got the anthracite I would have been happy too as it is pretty dark!

Ah cool will have to check it out
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nice, I'm jealous
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Very nice.
Sizes & rubbing? Lowered?
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      10-19-2011, 04:21 AM   #10
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spacers?
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Looks good!

You'll love those PSS's, best tyres I have had.

So those wheels are re-branded VMR710's? I have VMR710's in HyperSilver. What did you pay all up?
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      10-19-2011, 06:01 AM   #14
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Love it...

Just need to paint the hubs black now
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The matt finish looks a million bucks. Nice
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Looks stunning, And yes another person running PSS they are awesome.
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Ordered my set of PSS today, can't wait to bin those runcraps.
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Noice. I'm thinking something like those when I get bored with my 313s...
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Thanks for the compliments guys

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No spacers Paul, just stock offsets.

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Very nice.
Sizes & rubbing? Lowered?
Fronts are 18x8.5 ET45. 225/40/18
Rears are 18.9.5 ET50. 255/35/18

Not lowered although I find my car seems to sit slightly lower than a few others random 135s I've parked next to in shopping centres etc. By lower I mean by a few mm.

No scrubbing at all, but I haven't actually given it the full beans around a corner. Still waiting for the tyres to rough up a bit. I had a full-ish load (4x stock 261s with runcraps, a case of beer and wine and Autobarn purchases) when I drove home from the tyre-shop and it didn't rub on speed humps.

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Love it...

Just need to paint the hubs black now
The rust on the rear hubs is really obvious now....know anyone who can do it for me?

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Looks good!

You'll love those PSS's, best tyres I have had.

So those wheels are re-branded VMR710's? I have VMR710's in HyperSilver. What did you pay all up?
Acccording to Jason@Eurodivision, they're an equivalent product to the 710s. Looking closely at the box, packaging, stickers etc., country of origin, I'm thinking they're exactly the same wheel, made in the same factory. Just rebranded. The aforementioned details (box/packaging, sticker font/style) are identical to my old VMR 708s on my VW.

Jason sells them for $999 + shipping ($75 to NSW). Tyres cost me just over $1200 landed from Tirerack. I hope to take advantage of Jason's $25 rebate on hi-res photos

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Noice. I'm thinking something like those when I get bored with my 313s...
As you know I was initially chasing the 269s (a bargain from Mornington BMW @ $2070 shipped) but in the end, these were half the price and slightly more aggressive looking so I took the plunge
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Fronts are 18x8.5 ET45. 225/40/18
Rears are 18.9.5 ET50. 255/35/18

Not lowered although I find my car seems to sit slightly lower than a few others random 135s I've parked next to in shopping centres etc. By lower I mean by a few mm.

No scrubbing at all, but I haven't actually given it the full beans around a corner. Still waiting for the tyres to rough up a bit. I had a full-ish load (4x stock 261s with runcraps, a case of beer and wine and Autobarn purchases) when I drove home from the tyre-shop and it didn't rub on speed humps.
I don't think you will rub - I had 3 wheels in my car and it wasnt rubbing
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