Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)

7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)
The new re-designed 7 series F01 / F02 leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 12-15-2011, 10:56 AM
LIRacer LIRacer is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Long Island, NY
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 271
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina B7 (ordered)
Very nice. Not sure about the wheels. What does the interior look like?
__________________
Bruce
2012 Alpina B7 Silver
2010 Roush Mustang (627 RWHP)
1965 Vette (ZZ502)
2005 Ford Racing Mustang in SCCA T-2
SCCA National Driver

Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-15-2011, 05:04 PM
sanhonda22's Avatar
sanhonda22 sanhonda22 is offline
Sleek Sam
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: AC Schnitzer 745Li
Black the roof, mirrors and a couple of other little things, lose some of that wheel gap, and we have a winner.


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-15-2011, 05:21 PM
Hyper559 Hyper559 is offline
Registered User
Location: Fresno
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 51
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina
Quote:
Originally Posted by LIRacer View Post
Very nice. Not sure about the wheels. What does the interior look like?

Black Nappa Leather/oyster, Piano Black Finish trim
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-15-2011, 05:24 PM
Hyper559 Hyper559 is offline
Registered User
Location: Fresno
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 51
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina
Quote:
Originally Posted by sanhonda22 View Post
Black the roof, mirrors and a couple of other little things, lose some of that wheel gap, and we have a winner.


Well I was thinking about that but I don't want to lose the ride.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 12-15-2011, 06:28 PM
quarterto8's Avatar
quarterto8 quarterto8 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston,Tx
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,965
Send a message via MSN to quarterto8 Send a message via Yahoo to quarterto8
Mein Auto: BMW 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyper559 View Post
Well I was thinking about that but I don't want to lose the ride.
Sports springs won't make too big of a difference. Do it!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 12-15-2011, 06:33 PM
SAMLAMBO SAMLAMBO is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Singapore
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 766
Mein Auto: BMW, Mercedes, Ford
Really gorgeous!
__________________
2012 BMW 640i (AC Schnitzer Package)
2011 Mercedes E250
2007 Ford Mondeo

"Age is but a statistic that has no relevance to enjoyment of horsepower"
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-15-2011, 06:44 PM
Hyper559 Hyper559 is offline
Registered User
Location: Fresno
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 51
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina
Quote:
Originally Posted by quarterto8 View Post
Sports springs won't make too big of a difference. Do it!
Which lowering kit would you recommend?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12-15-2011, 06:48 PM
Hyper559 Hyper559 is offline
Registered User
Location: Fresno
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 51
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXSTYLE View Post
I have never been a fan of black wheels on a white car. The exception being: Exotics & Sports.

Now then... Your choice of a Alpine Alpina is fantastic! Clearly one of the most "discerning vehicles" on any road at any time. So congrats on the purchase.

I have also stated for the record, I am not a fan of these wheels at all. I understand they are very $$$ and are made for the car, but the styling is all wrong for me.

Fortunately.... There are TONS of GREAT options for you and your fine chariot. But your ride, your choice.

I love all of the paint details you did that are tasteful and set it apart nicely! I particularly love that A$$:


What else would you recommend that you think would make the car look nice
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 12-15-2011, 06:52 PM
quarterto8's Avatar
quarterto8 quarterto8 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston,Tx
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,965
Send a message via MSN to quarterto8 Send a message via Yahoo to quarterto8
Mein Auto: BMW 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyper559 View Post
Which lowering kit would you recommend?
Samhonda would know more but Megan springs drops your car 1" in the front and .75" in the rear
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 12-15-2011, 07:01 PM
oneofew oneofew is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: SHERMAN OAKS, CA USA
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 100
Mein Auto: 2011 B7 Alpina
Fist off, big congrats on your B7. Love the blacked out badges, exhaust tips.
I dont know if it's just me but when I parallel park my B7, bottom of the passenger door scrapes the sidewalk. I can only imagine if the car is even an inch lower door won't open.
Just a word of caution.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 12-15-2011, 07:22 PM
quarterto8's Avatar
quarterto8 quarterto8 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston,Tx
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,965
Send a message via MSN to quarterto8 Send a message via Yahoo to quarterto8
Mein Auto: BMW 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by oneofew View Post
Fist off, big congrats on your B7. Love the blacked out badges, exhaust tips.
I dont know if it's just me but when I parallel park my B7, bottom of the passenger door scrapes the sidewalk. I can only imagine if the car is even an inch lower door won't open.
Just a word of caution.
Happens to me as well so I stopped parking by the curve
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 12-15-2011, 09:15 PM
TXSTYLE's Avatar
TXSTYLE TXSTYLE is offline
The Entertainment Guru
Location: The GYM!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,208
Send a message via Yahoo to TXSTYLE
Mein Auto: 750i (F01)
Those must be some high ass curbs!
I make sure from habit of not parking close to curbs in general. Generally to avoid potential scrapes to my aftrmarket shoes.

GALAXY Tab ~ Powered by ANDROID!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 12-16-2011, 07:08 AM
TXSTYLE's Avatar
TXSTYLE TXSTYLE is offline
The Entertainment Guru
Location: The GYM!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,208
Send a message via Yahoo to TXSTYLE
Mein Auto: 750i (F01)
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyper559 View Post
What else would you recommend that you think would make the car look nice
Honestly... Only 2 things: ACS roof spoiler (would really set it off) and different shoes. Your car is pretty complete.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 12-16-2011, 05:41 PM
Hyper559 Hyper559 is offline
Registered User
Location: Fresno
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 51
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXSTYLE View Post
Honestly... Only 2 things: ACS roof spoiler (would really set it off) and different shoes. Your car is pretty complete.
What you think about this shoes. My buddy owns wheels shop this is the same sets of wheels I had on my other 750 that I sold. He had an extra sets at his shop so we put them on to see how they look. Let me know what you guys think I am trying to see which set of wheels will look better. Thanks



__________________
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 12-16-2011, 06:33 PM
Db750's Avatar
Db750 Db750 is online now
David
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,408
Mein Auto: E63 M6 & E92 335i
Those Forgiatos are very nice for a 750, but in my opinion the Alpina wheels are perfection and are also a defining characteristic of the vehicle. I would personally not change them.

I do agree that the roof spoiler would be a nice upgrade. I would go gloss black roof spoiler with the gloss black roof.

In the end what really matters is that you find your car aesthetically pleasing. When you are walking away from your car and you can't help but turn around and look back every time you know you have done the right thing!
__________________


2008 E63 M6 - Black Sapphire - Sepang Bronze Full Merino - Carbon Fiber Trim - Alcantera Headliner - SMG - HUD - Soft Close Doors - Comfort Access - Individual Audio w/Sat and HD Radio
2009 E92 335i - Black Sapphire - Black Dakota - Burl Walnut - Sport - Premium - Cold Weather - Navigation - L7 - Comfort Access - Smoker's Package

Member: BMWCCA #471614
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 12-16-2011, 07:13 PM
TXSTYLE's Avatar
TXSTYLE TXSTYLE is offline
The Entertainment Guru
Location: The GYM!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,208
Send a message via Yahoo to TXSTYLE
Mein Auto: 750i (F01)
I say these over the Alpina wheels but if you have the $, there are some even better options. If you are open to suggestions let me know and I can post a few great options.

GALAXY Tab ~ Powered by ANDROID!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 12-16-2011, 07:38 PM
LIRacer LIRacer is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Long Island, NY
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 271
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina B7 (ordered)
Keep the Alpina wheels (I wish I could). They are part of what an Alpina is. As far as lowering it, I'd advise not to. The suspension is really set to handle as is. Unless you are tracking the car and driving near it's limits (which most people don't) there is no advantage other then personal preference. Either way, you have a very cool B7.
__________________
Bruce
2012 Alpina B7 Silver
2010 Roush Mustang (627 RWHP)
1965 Vette (ZZ502)
2005 Ford Racing Mustang in SCCA T-2
SCCA National Driver

Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 12-16-2011, 10:46 PM
Hyper559 Hyper559 is offline
Registered User
Location: Fresno
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 51
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXSTYLE View Post
I say these over the Alpina wheels but if you have the $, there are some even better options. If you are open to suggestions let me know and I can post a few great options.

GALAXY Tab ~ Powered by ANDROID!
Suggestions always welcome and it gives me more option. So please don't hold back
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 12-16-2011, 10:49 PM
Hyper559 Hyper559 is offline
Registered User
Location: Fresno
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 51
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina
Quote:
Originally Posted by LIRacer View Post
Keep the Alpina wheels (I wish I could). They are part of what an Alpina is. As far as lowering it, I'd advise not to. The suspension is really set to handle as is. Unless you are tracking the car and driving near it's limits (which most people don't) there is no advantage other then personal preference. Either way, you have a very cool B7.
You don't have your Alpina wheels on your Alpina?

On the lowering part I am still thinking about it, as it is I am scraping the front bumper when I am driving off my drive way now. and I really don't want to lose the ride.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 12-17-2011, 12:05 AM
hv92 hv92 is offline
Registered User
Location: CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 7
Mein Auto: 2012 s350
Can we please get some more pictures of the powdercoated wheels? Like pics of the whole car and not just a side view?

BEAUTIFUL b7 by the way!
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 12-17-2011, 03:18 AM
quarterto8's Avatar
quarterto8 quarterto8 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston,Tx
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,965
Send a message via MSN to quarterto8 Send a message via Yahoo to quarterto8
Mein Auto: BMW 745
Between these wheels and your alpina I would choose the alpina any day. Im sure TXstyle will recommend alot nicer wheels than those forgiatos and like DB750 said they fit nicer on E65/66 or F01/02.
You just got the alpina rims powder coated black. Enjoy them for a couple months, then change them after your bored. I would def add the roof spoiler paint it gloss black along with the roof, paint the mirrors and side vent gloss black as well and tie everything together.

And who knows, maybe next month you sell this car too and then buy another sweet ride. If its not a bmw, make sure you share with us anyways!!! :-)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyper559 View Post
What you think about this shoes. My buddy owns wheels shop this is the same sets of wheels I had on my other 750 that I sold. He had an extra sets at his shop so we put them on to see how they look. Let me know what you guys think I am trying to see which set of wheels will look better. Thanks



__________________

Last edited by quarterto8; 12-17-2011 at 03:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 12-17-2011, 05:11 AM
LIRacer LIRacer is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Long Island, NY
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 271
Mein Auto: 2012 Alpina B7 (ordered)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyper559 View Post
You don't have your Alpina wheels on your Alpina?
I live in NY and the roads here are hell on soft sided Michelins mounted on 21 inch wheels. I've blown through two tires and had one bubble. The mobility kit that BMW includes in place of an actual spare is somewhere between useless and....well useless. I mounted 20 inch Beyerns (they make BMW wheels supposedly) that look like the Alpinas, and Pirelli run flats.
__________________
Bruce
2012 Alpina B7 Silver
2010 Roush Mustang (627 RWHP)
1965 Vette (ZZ502)
2005 Ford Racing Mustang in SCCA T-2
SCCA National Driver


Last edited by LIRacer; 12-17-2011 at 05:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 12-17-2011, 05:53 AM
quarterto8's Avatar
quarterto8 quarterto8 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston,Tx
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,965
Send a message via MSN to quarterto8 Send a message via Yahoo to quarterto8
Mein Auto: BMW 745
When are you posting pics of your car with the new wheels?
Quote:
Originally Posted by LIRacer View Post
I live in NY and the roads here are hell on soft sided Michelins mounted on 21 inch wheels. I've blown through two tires and had one bubble. The mobility kit that BMW includes in place of an actual spare is somewhere between useless and....well useless. I mounted 20 inch Beyerns (they make BMW wheels supposedly) that look like the Alpinas, and Pirelli run flats.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 12-17-2011, 08:21 AM
kevingill kevingill is offline
Registered User
Location: chicago
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 31
Mein Auto: 09 750li
silver alpinas all day long
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 12-17-2011, 09:26 AM
quarterto8's Avatar
quarterto8 quarterto8 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston,Tx
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,965
Send a message via MSN to quarterto8 Send a message via Yahoo to quarterto8
Mein Auto: BMW 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevingill View Post
silver alpinas all day long
Metallic sapphire black or alpine white is what I drool over. Silver cars just doesn't do it for me. My S class was white, my current e65 is black so my F02 will be alpine white
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms