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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:01 PM
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What I was thinking. Why spend big money on performance wheels and run them like that?
I was going for some Varrstoen, I actually thought about a legit set of CCW classics.

I'll spend at least the same with the Varrstoens and way more for the CCW.

To each their own i guess, i love the slammed BMW look. I can always run a bigger tire when I get fast

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:03 PM
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If my car was fast i would have bought bigger tires!
You don't need a fast car to run 245's, which is what I recommend running on a 8.5" wheel :/

If you want you could even go 235's for a slight stretch...but 235's are the smallest I'd go...
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:16 PM
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8.5" wheel with 205s is going to be crazy stretch. Nothing OEM about that fitment.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:43 PM
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So I'm on spring break (I know, it's February; RIT is weird like that), and I'm trying to get my summer wheel situation figured out. I've gotten rid of two of my wheel sets (Style 68s, Style 42s), and all I have left for nice wheels is the set of 18" ACS Type IIs. The deal with these is that they have that chrome plating that sucks. It's starting to chip on the inside of the lip, so it needs this rubber stuff to seal the tire bead. Also, the chrome finish doesn't look good on an E36 (obviously), so I'd need to take care of that.

Here are my options:

1)Spend a ton of time sanding and prepping and try to paint over chrome (it'll likely come out poorly and I've wasted my time)

2)Mount tires and mess around with plasti-dip. If I like what I see, I keep them. If not, I peel the crap off and resell the wheels

3)Just get rid of the wheels now. I got them cheap ($300), so I won't take a loss.

I really like Type IIs, but I just have a bad feeling I'm gonna waste my time trying to get them to look nice. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:07 PM
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Will a strong acid dip remove the chrome plating so you can paint them?

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:23 PM
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Will a strong acid dip remove the chrome plating so you can paint them?

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Probably...

But you know what? I got something that will remove the chrome plating so you can paint them...

IFYOUKNOWWHATIMSAYINN!!!!!















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Old 02-22-2013, 11:06 PM
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What's with all the sexual references? Did you just discover the "eyebrows" emoticon?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:12 PM
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What's with all the sexual references? Did you just discover the "eyebrows" emoticon?
Im trying to seduce Chad into throwing a house warming party....

I thought maybe if I act mysteriously sexy he'd fall for it...

Note: I do not plan to call him afterwards...Im just in it for the food...
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:40 PM
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Im trying to seduce Chad into throwing a house warming party....

I thought maybe if I act mysteriously sexy he'd fall for it...

Note: I do not plan to call him afterwards...Im just in it for the food...
I can only see that going wrong in so many ways.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:03 AM
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Sounds like this would be the gayest housewarming party ever. I'll pass. Send some strippers instead (and not male ones you perv) and you're welcome to all the bbq halal steaks you want.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:23 AM
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Sounds like this would be the gayest housewarming party ever. I'll pass. Send some strippers instead (and not male ones you perv) and you're welcome to all the bbq halal steaks you want.

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Thats it? All you want is strippers?

You coulda just said so from the begining and saved me all this gayness...

I got bitches on speed dial.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:58 AM
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I got bitches on speed dial.
I wasn't talking about your sisters.





















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Old 02-23-2013, 01:00 AM
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So I'm on spring break (I know, it's February; RIT is weird like that), and I'm trying to get my summer wheel situation figured out. I've gotten rid of two of my wheel sets (Style 68s, Style 42s), and all I have left for nice wheels is the set of 18" ACS Type IIs. The deal with these is that they have that chrome plating that sucks. It's starting to chip on the inside of the lip, so it needs this rubber stuff to seal the tire bead. Also, the chrome finish doesn't look good on an E36 (obviously), so I'd need to take care of that.

Here are my options:

1)Spend a ton of time sanding and prepping and try to paint over chrome (it'll likely come out poorly and I've wasted my time)

2)Mount tires and mess around with plasti-dip. If I like what I see, I keep them. If not, I peel the crap off and resell the wheels

3)Just get rid of the wheels now. I got them cheap ($300), so I won't take a loss.

I really like Type IIs, but I just have a bad feeling I'm gonna waste my time trying to get them to look nice. What do you guys think?
Option 4: Take the rims to a shop for abrasive blasting/chemical bath and powder coating. I got a quote of $40-50 a rim when I was looking in to it.
I would try option 1, you are going to hate yourself while sanding and it will be flaking in no time. Option 2, again I would not bother. Option 3, this would be my next choice after 4. If you do not get the rims done up nice, you hate seeing them on your car every day. It would be better to just cut your losses and run.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:32 AM
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:57 AM
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i love this thread!!




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Old 02-23-2013, 07:02 AM
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Got some new stuffs from my father in law.

Though I'm keeping my M knob, but the boot and knob are original pieces made in 99 for the E36. They came from a master tech in Germany, who had these sitting on a shelf.
The radio is just cool to have.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:34 AM
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I dont have any sisters...

Jokes on you...
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:50 AM
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I dont have any sisters...

Jokes on you...
Then maybe you should stop dressing up Sama and his brother like that!

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:59 AM
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:18 AM
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Option 4: Take the rims to a shop for abrasive blasting/chemical bath and powder coating. I got a quote of $40-50 a rim when I was looking in to it.
I would try option 1, you are going to hate yourself while sanding and it will be flaking in no time. Option 2, again I would not bother. Option 3, this would be my next choice after 4. If you do not get the rims done up nice, you hate seeing them on your car every day. It would be better to just cut your losses and run.
I guess I'll get some more quotes, but I was looking at 60-100 per wheel just to remove the chrome plating last time I checked. It's one hell of a process.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:29 AM
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http://www.ehow.com/how_10010297_dechrome-rims.html

idk if this helps CJ?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:33 AM
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I have seen that, but I'm a little sketched out by the process, to be honest. I guess if it comes between paying a few hundred dollars and doing it myself, I'll just do it myself.


Matt, does your powder coating oven fit wheels?
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:03 AM
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Gonna need a **** ton of muriatic acid to strip the wheels.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:04 AM
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Cj his oven is too small... 16 inches wide was almost too much

I could be wrong and remembering lil chads oven. Can't remember
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