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Old 11-24-2012, 12:35 PM
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this is what I did

JB4 + DCI $600
Lux 4 LED angel eyes $130
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19" black VMR VB3's +PSS
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:36 PM
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sorry i'm not sure if this is LUX . but they give off white light now and i'm happy

http://www.n54tuning.com/index.php?_...65d7520244a3ff
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:43 PM
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I'm not looking for on track performance. I'm looking for a cruiser that sounds nice and looks nice and has a bit extra power on the highway.

Don't need suspension or an LSD for that.
You do, actually. All the power in the world is useless if you cannot get it to the ground.

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:50 PM
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You do, actually. All the power in the world is useless if you cannot get it to the ground.

Frederic
In a straight line, with throttle control you will get the power to the ground. It's not like the stock suspension with open diff won't be any faster with a jb4...
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:30 PM
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How easy of a DIY job are they to change?
Very easy. Do a search, but the quick version of what I posted is to use a thin plastic card (like a store loyalty card), one that is very flxible. You can work it into the seam from the front, pressing it in and it will bend around the "lip" between the panel and the reflector. Once it's in there, you can then gently slide it to break loose the 3M double-sided adhesive they use. It will pop right out (into the wheel well), and then you can clean up around the inside and put in the new ones. They come with the tape pre-applied, so all you need is a clean surface.

The trick is to be careful on the edge nearest the wheelwell, where the plastic body panel is just a thin strip. You definitely don't want to break that part.

Some people use a blow dryer or heat gun to soften up the adhesive - usng the card method, it took me 10 minutes on the first one to get it out (going very slow and deliverate) and then 5 minutes on the second (knew what I was doing).

Edit: did the search for you - here ya go:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=575552

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:44 PM
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:46 PM
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I love those. Unfortunately they are a bit pricey for me :/
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:03 PM
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sorry i'm not sure if this is LUX . but they give off white light now and i'm happy

http://www.n54tuning.com/index.php?_...65d7520244a3ff
I really like that mod. the white light looks significantly better. seriously considering this as one of the first upgrades. how tough of an install is it?
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:51 PM
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I love those. Unfortunately they are a bit pricey for me :/
If not for the tires, I'd let them go for way less :<
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:45 AM
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I love those. Unfortunately they are a bit pricey for me :/
I just ordered some 17x8 Kosei K4R LT with 225/45R-17 Kumho Ecsta 4x all around. Will post pics soon, may not be the best lookers but should be ~40lbs per corner.

They are brake dust grey and are offer good performance for an affordable street tire + will only cost $450 for the new tires when I shred the set. I tend to get through tires every 10K miles in rwd cars so cost of tires is important to me. I run Kumho Ecsta 4xs on my MX-5 at track days (am a Novice) and AutoX; not a bad tire. 17" rims means less risk of pothole damage which lets me drive the BMW in the city; no way would 18" or 19" rims last long in downtown or midtown!
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:22 AM
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I just ordered some 17x8 Kosei K4R LT with 225/45R-17 Kumho Ecsta 4x all around. Will post pics soon, may not be the best lookers but should be ~40lbs per corner.

They are brake dust grey and are offer good performance for an affordable street tire + will only cost $450 for the new tires when I shred the set. I tend to get through tires every 10K miles in rwd cars so cost of tires is important to me. I run Kumho Ecsta 4xs on my MX-5 at track days (am a Novice) and AutoX; not a bad tire. 17" rims means less risk of pothole damage which lets me drive the BMW in the city; no way would 18" or 19" rims last long in downtown or midtown!
Im assuming you will have no problem fitting 17 in rims over the brakes as the factory comes with 17s with non sport pkg, do you think running 16s for the winter w/ snow tires is possible?

Anyway, i am truly excited to see how these work out for you. please keep me updated as i am quite interested in your set up. and good luck
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:29 PM
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Im assuming you will have no problem fitting 17 in rims over the brakes as the factory comes with 17s with non sport pkg, do you think running 16s for the winter w/ snow tires is possible?

Anyway, i am truly excited to see how these work out for you. please keep me updated as i am quite interested in your set up. and good luck
Note: 17s won't fit around the Sport Pkg brakes.
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Note: 17s won't fit around the Sport Pkg brakes.
Ahh i had hoped they would. thank you for telling me, saved me a lot of trouble just then as i almost bought some 17 in rims with snow tires on them. i guess they will not fit now.

I am surprised though, as the brakes are 13.7 inches, i thought there would be enough clearance.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:38 PM
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Anyone know if these tires will fit my sport pkg 335i? or is the sidewall to big and will rub??

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/pts/3405258380.html

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:09 PM
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Im assuming you will have no problem fitting 17 in rims over the brakes as the factory comes with 17s with non sport pkg, do you think running 16s for the winter w/ snow tires is possible?

Anyway, i am truly excited to see how these work out for you. please keep me updated as i am quite interested in your set up. and good luck
My car has sports package but is only a 328i so I believe 17" will fit; lots of others post success. Unsure about 16", esp with sports package.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:11 PM
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Anyone know if these tires will fit my sport pkg 335i? or is the sidewall to big and will rub??

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/pts/3405258380.html

thanks in advance
They look too big to me. You 35 sections barely clear the wheel well right.. these are 60 section albeit a bit narrower at 225

Tire rack has 17" Winter Packages for the 335i. Gets pricey with TPMS sensors, shipping and tax though.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:52 PM
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Note: 17s won't fit around the Sport Pkg brakes.
That's incorrect. I've got 17" wheels on my 2008 E93 sport package. They fit just fine.

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:43 PM
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That's incorrect. I've got 17" wheels on my 2008 E93 sport package. They fit just fine.

Frederic
Yeah I roll 17" wheels on my 335 E90 sports package. It's close, but the brakes fit.

However, it's not just outside wheel dimension. Wheel fitment is such a pain because there are so many ways for wheels to not fit. So not all 17" wheels are guaranteed to fit.

To me the best thing about Tirerack is that they do so much fitment testing. It really helps remove some guesswork.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:21 PM
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Yeah I roll 17" wheels on my 335 E90 sports package. It's close, but the brakes fit.

However, it's not just outside wheel dimension. Wheel fitment is such a pain because there are so many ways for wheels to not fit. So not all 17" wheels are guaranteed to fit.

To me the best thing about Tirerack is that they do so much fitment testing. It really helps remove some guesswork.
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That's incorrect. I've got 17" wheels on my 2008 E93 sport package. They fit just fine.

Frederic
Definitely depends on the wheel itself, then. I had always heard that it was 100% no-go. The barrel dimensions can vary a lot between styles. I know a lot of 18 and 19s alike that won't fit over the 380mm BBK's out there.
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Definitely depends on the wheel itself, then.
True. I'm running BMW wheels because they're a guaranteed fit, and they're cheap. I can't vouch for aftermarket wheels.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:37 PM
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True. I'm running BMW wheels because they're a guaranteed fit, and they're cheap. I can't vouch for aftermarket wheels.

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OEM wheels are a safe bet, though I never thought of them as terribly cheap. My factory wheels are about $250 each, I can get solid aftermarkets for less.

Aftermarkets are hit and miss indeed. Usually you can search around and find enough opinion to make some safe bets. For example, I picked up Rial Salernos as my 17" winters based on comments on this forum, and haven't regretted it.

I would recommend picking up 5 wheels if possible though. Wheels are often a limited run, making it hard to match the set if you crack one.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:12 AM
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OEM wheels are a safe bet, though I never thought of them as terribly cheap. My factory wheels are about $250 each, I can get solid aftermarkets for less.

Aftermarkets are hit and miss indeed. Usually you can search around and find enough opinion to make some safe bets. For example, I picked up Rial Salernos as my 17" winters based on comments on this forum, and haven't regretted it.

I would recommend picking up 5 wheels if possible though. Wheels are often a limited run, making it hard to match the set if you crack one.
$250 seems cheap for OEM BMW wheels. Where I looked most were $380 each or more. IIRC two BMW styles are closer to $300 but I didn't like the look of them.

Good point on the extra wheel, though I've never done it not have I damaged a wheel since I was eighteen (24 years ago now). I do have an extra wheel semi-handy at home for my cars without spare wheels - if I get an unfix-able flat the wife can bring one to me or worst case courier/ship it if I am out of town.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:48 AM
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Quick update, I picked up my 335i this past monday and i must say, i love it. It is damn fast and i havent been in any other car that gets you to 120 so quick AND makes it seem like youre only going 80.

I did order BMS DCI and they will be on soon.

Snow tires were picked up yesterday, got some blizzaks.

So far i am very satisfied with the car. great purchase!
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Quick update, I picked up my 335i this past monday and i must say, i love it. It is damn fast and i havent been in any other car that gets you to 120 so quick AND makes it seem like youre only going 80.

I did order BMS DCI and they will be on soon.

Snow tires were picked up yesterday, got some blizzaks.

So far i am very satisfied with the car. great purchase!
Congrats, what wheels did you opt for with the Blizzaks?
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Congrats, what wheels did you opt for with the Blizzaks?

I got pretty lucky and found them in a size that will work with the stock wheels =D
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