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Old 11-28-2012, 10:48 AM
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E36 Touring - Choosing wheels

Hello guys!

I'm choosing the wheels to my to touring and i used Photoshop to help me but i more confused then before.

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For now i'm in love to this look:



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Old 11-28-2012, 11:20 AM
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CSL wheels are beautiful, but somewhat common. I like the Alpina wheels.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:10 PM
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what about style 5's?

I know they are common...but they look damn good
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CSLs are my favorite one piece wheel. by far, they're really the only 18"s that look decent on an E36
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:14 PM
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18" BBS LMs look good on E36s, too, but would probably look better in 17".
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:16 PM
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18" BBS LMs look good on E36s, too, but would probably look better in 17".
true, but dollar for dollar the CSLs are a better alternative.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:19 PM
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:47 PM
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At first I wasn't REAL impressed...now I am! Waiting for more....
This is only photoshop man, hold on!
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true, but dollar for dollar the CSLs are a better alternative.
Here is euro for euro!
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:18 PM
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This is only photoshop man, hold on!
Please do not misunderstand my comments....I have been impressed by the energy and vision you put to work...I am awed by the detail...I originally could not see why all this effort for this particular model of all the BMW choices. As it now comes together....color..
..wheels....very special interior...all of it is very impressive. I now see the fruit of your vision and hard work...I beleive it has been major success...thank you for sharing it all and you should be walking tall and proud.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:44 PM
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Please do not misunderstand my comments....I have been impressed by the energy and vision you put to work...I am awed by the detail...I originally could not see why all this effort for this particular model of all the BMW choices. As it now comes together....color..
..wheels....very special interior...all of it is very impressive. I now see the fruit of your vision and hard work...I beleive it has been major success...thank you for sharing it all and you should be walking tall and proud.
Thank you for your great comment, all of this is the product of the love for this model. At the end i will have a brand new car with an effective cheaper cost of a modern car, and it will always be a bmw. There's some more coming soon and also a nice cleaning of the interior for a proper photo session!
Thanks again
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:39 PM
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Wheels almost in place

Hello guys!

So i just bought my new wheels. Now the wheels are being repaired to look like new, but let's see how it fits:





Alpina Classic 18'

This was not my first choice but it was a good business!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:18 PM
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Oh man, those are going to look awesome!
I saw them mounted and it looks awsome.
Final pictures coming next week
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How much did you spend on the whole project so far?
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How much did you spend on the whole project so far?
Around 4.000, including the price of the car, the paintjob, seats, door panels, floor mats, gearknob, hand brake, steering wheel, headliner, wheels and tires

At the end i'll have a "brand new" car spending about 5 to 6k . This car was priced about 60k when new here, it's an individual M pack . And it will always be a BMW.
I love this particular model and it will become a classic soon.

There are some more things to do, but the hardest part is done.
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Hmm, I'll have to save this for later.
There's more comming soon!
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I like the Alpina wheels.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:46 AM
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:09 AM
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Here are some photos before install the wheels









Now the Interior:



















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I love every part of this except the transmission.
Me either, maybe someday i could change to a manual transmission, but not for now.
Thanks for your comment.
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