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Old 01-04-2013, 04:38 PM
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Alright....kinda anti-climactic...but fedex is running late today and i'm running out of daylight... will take care of it Sunday and post pics.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:36 AM
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:35 AM
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Alright... awake, spacers in, all other needed parts in (including jack kit), weather is nice...time to work on the car. Will try to post some pics when i'm done.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:07 AM
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Awesome. Best wishes. I will be looking for pics .
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:00 AM
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Half way done...first wheel no issue. Second wheel won't come off, lol. Now what? Any suggestions?

(Yes, all nuts are out, i've tried "kicking", prying, bumping, slightly lowering back to wheel to see if weight might "unstick" it, etc...)
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:09 AM
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Last resort...will try to put lug nuts back on slightly looser and try to drive a bit in the driveway...
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:36 AM
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Be careful! All seem like good options, with the later making me a little nervous. Yeah, the wheels do stick a bit with the tight fitment and inevitable rust. I would continue to keep kicking and pulling on one specific spot, and than turning the wheel 180 and repeating. Best wishes.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:54 AM
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Short drive to end of street and back didn't do it (i figured the driveway to street transition would give it the necessary jolt...no such luck). A little bit of WD40 soak and well placed Chuck Norris hits did it. Pictures coming up!

Note: Terrible weather here yesterday so car is super dirty so i'm not personally happy with how this makes my car look but i didn't have the time or patience to wash it today just so it can look good for BF!
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:25 PM
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Install pics

Not thrilled with the posting system for pics (number limit, resize limit, etc...) so here is a picasa link instead.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:26 PM
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What kind of rims do you have? Are they BMW? Are they original?
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:30 PM
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Yea, OEM 20 inch 356's in liquid black

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...H4P42QX05ID4BQ
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I thought that was them. I like those a lot. They are a bit pricy so I had they dealership powder coat the rims in gloss black before I would buy the car so I would have a similar look. They didnt charge me so for the money I am satisfied. Though, I will be upgrading to those rims soon. Let us know how you like the spacers!!
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Not thrilled with the posting system for pics (number limit, resize limit, etc...) so here is a picasa link instead.
Great job bro!! She looks meaner . I agree that I loves those rims. Thanks for the great pics.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:32 PM
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do you think the black spacers would look good too? Im curious because my rims are completly gloss black

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:27 PM
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do you think the black spacers would look good too? Im curious because my rims are completly gloss black
Definitely

ECS and Burger (BMS) have some great gloss black spacers.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:48 PM
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I have to ask, Are those real TX plates?? They look so cool. Would look awesome on a black Bimmer!
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:49 PM
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Lol. They are real TX plates. Thanks! One of their generic custom plates .
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:38 PM
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UPDATE:

I lowered my vehicle with ACS springs (modest drop) and the rear spaced wheels have lost its wide look. Of course the wheels will camber in a bit when the car is lowered (even after an alignment).

I decided to add 10mm front wheel spacers as it was more obvious they sat in (again, after the spring install). So far I have to say that I am not a big fan of using the 10mm spacers on the front. I feel like I have a slight vibration from my wheels at interstate speed (yes, I checked the torque on the lugs), and I don't like how it makes the rear spacing look square. Before the rear looked to sit wider and meaner. I think I may buy some 18mm spacers for the rear now. I was even debating about 20mm, but that may be a bit much. Thoughts?

Here is the link of the pics of the front wheels before and after:

https://plus.google.com/photos/11077...CLPawO6T_fzhUQ







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Old 02-13-2014, 10:11 AM
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UPDATE:
I lowered my vehicle with ACS springs (modest drop) and the rear spaced wheels have lost its wide look. Of course the wheels will camber in a bit when the car is lowered (even after an alignment).
Looking nice When did you change your exhaust?
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:18 AM
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Looking nice When did you change your exhaust?
Thanks buddy! Those are just tips . I did that about 4 months ago.
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As much as I like a wider stance of any car, especially the muscular F10 - as a mechanical engineer I've always been wondering what is the long-term influence of excessive spacers like 20 mm on the wheel hubs, bearings etc. What has been said by BigDeep1 about front applies to the rear axle as well, just to a lesser degree.

I've replaced my 18" summer 350M+Conti RFTs with the 19" 351Ms with Michelin PSSs, and am very much tempted to add some 15mm spacers to the rear wheels, but for the reason mentioned cannot make up my mind. Of course, cars are supposed to be over-engineered and changing the bending moment marginally shouldn't exceed the strength margins, but... Are BMWs of today over-engineered the way they used to? With the overwhelming trend to generate savings and more profit, I don't think so..

A wider wheel-tire, going more inside just by as much as it does outside - now that'a another story.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:21 AM
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UPDATE:

I lowered my vehicle with ACS springs (modest drop) and the rear spaced wheels have lost its wide look. Of course the wheels will camber in a bit when the car is lowered (even after an alignment).

I decided to add 10mm front wheel spacers as it was more obvious they sat in (again, after the spring install). So far I have to say that I am not a big fan of using the 10mm spacers on the front. I feel like I have a slight vibration from my wheels at interstate speed (yes, I checked the torque on the lugs), and I don't like how it makes the rear spacing look square. Before the rear looked to sit wider and meaner. I think I may buy some 18mm spacers for the rear now. I was even debating about 20mm, but that may be a bit much. Thoughts?

Here is the link of the pics of the front wheels before and after:

https://plus.google.com/photos/11077...CLPawO6T_fzhUQ







I like the look. What size wheels/tires are those?
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:57 AM
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Should one do wheel alignment after installing front wheel spacers?
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