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Old 09-22-2019, 06:59 AM
Jojito72 Jojito72 is offline
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Wheels, seats and deletes

So because I want to continue to drive my e34 during it's transition to weekend car I decided to go with suspension/weight reduction fist. So a few questions...
I am lowering it with BavAuto springs and Bilstein shocks that will bring the car down roughly 30mm front and back. I have original OEMs that need some love but I want to go up to a 17inch wheel and tire. Does anyone have any insight tire sizes like that with that amount of lowering?? Pictures maybe?
Next I'm taking out a lot of the interior. I know CondorSpeed Shop makes some freat delete panels and door cards for the e30 and e36 but nothing for the e34. Does anyone know where I could find some rear seat deletes or door cards for the e34? Or would it be best to contact condor and see if a custom fab is possible?
Finally, seats. I want to put some nice sport/street seats in. I was wondering if anyone has experience with swapping in seats like this and what options are recommended. In a perfect world I would find a pair of mint e30 //MTech cloth seats but I can only find the fabric.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:07 PM
MustangAndy MustangAndy is offline
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Wheel wise here's part of a post from my build log. I have 18" M-Pars on Eibach springs.

Originally Posted by MustangAndy View Post
Eibach pro kit springs
KYB G2 shocks
New strut collars

Wheels and Tires
E38 gloss black staggered 18" M-Pars
235/40/R18 up front
255/35/R18 out back

'90 535i 5speed (The Project) - '02 Mustang ProCharged 3.8L V6 5speed (The High School Car) - '14 F150 5.0L BOSS 302 V8 4x4

Last edited by MustangAndy; 09-24-2019 at 01:18 PM. Reason: Mended front tire size
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Old 11-21-2019, 03:15 PM
ricks5series ricks5series is offline
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BBS Style 42

I went with BBS Style 42 17'x8', same as I have on my '03 530i M Sport. And after extensive research, went with 235/45/17 Firestone Firehawk's. I may receive some negative feedback because they aren't Michelin's or Perelli's but these tires have been fabulous thus far for what I intend to use this car for. I also like that they offer more rubber contact, resulting in great adhesion.
I do plan on purchasing Eibach springs and lowering her another 1" and adding larger anti-sway bars, front and rear. Did that to my 530i (sway bars) and it made a significant difference.

Don't have any info on the other things you mentioned but I too want to upgrade my stock seats to something more sporty.

Good luck with whatever you decide on and be sure to post.
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