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Great looking IMO. Thinking for my wife's 540 sport wagon.
Yup, Hamann's - if you zoom in on the pic in your first post, you can make out the logo...johnlew said:
I think they're these...
It is Damon's car, got it from the titanium headlight thread. I'm seeing that the wheels in silver are about $350 but don't seem to come smaller than 18". I've got fairly new 235/45/17 Michelin Pilot Sports on the car and would like 17" wheels if possible. It's for a 540iAT sport.operknockity said:I believe that is Damon's car. From his sig pic, he has 235/40 S-03's on 18" Hamann HM2 rims.
Damon, thanks for the reply. Besides the dough, one of my concerns is a harsher ride for my wife. The car has the sport package already and I'm don't know if 18" wheels with less rubber would make for a harder ride. She, and I for that matter, seldom have the opportunity to really put the car thru all that it's designed to be. Also, I'm concerned that with less rubber, she may be more prone to curb rash and nicks, etc. I'll call wheelexperts and talk to them, maybe they've got suggestions. Thanks.Damon said:John,
They're Hamann HM2s in 18x8.5 w/Bridgestone S-03 Pole Positions in 235/40/18. HM2s are a VERY popular wheel and I'm absolutely sure that Hamann has fitment for the 540. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately - depending on how you look at it) you will have to upgrade your rubber 'cause I don't think they're available in anything under 18".
Call Pete (?) at WheelExperts.com. I got my whole setup for just a hair over $2k. I'm in SoCal and WheelExperts.com is in TX (IIRC), so I saved sales tax. I also picked up the wheels @ WheelPower (the importer) in SoCal, so I saved shipping as well.
FWIW - I think that the 540 would look wicked with a set of 18" HM2s, even if that means shelling out a few extra clams for new rubber. :thumbup:
you can get a roundel sticker that fits over it if you want. I think bmpdesign sells them. A lot of guys with SSR GT3's on their M3's do this.Plaz said:
Is it possible to use the BMW center thingie on the HM2s, or are you forced to exhibit the Hamann logo?
Thanks John. Understated is precisely the look I'm going for. I'm not really big on "ice" and extravagant aesthetic mods; I'd rather keep the appearance bold, yet clean at the same time. Next will be light/med tint and then performance-enhancing mods only from that point forward. Eisenmann exhaust, conforti intake & shark (when it's out). Maybe Shrick cams.....maybe. UUC SSK and sways.johnlew said:That's one beautiful car you've got there. I'll vote it as one of the best looking (if not *the* best) on this forum. Such continuity in the package, silver, painted and machined wheels, black with titanium trim interior, clears. It all comes together fabulously. Understated elegance with just enough sportiness and meat.
Interesting... never heard of that concern. I have the UUC Sways and haven't noticed any difference in my bi-xenons, but will pay closer attention now that this seed has been planted in my brain... how exactly would the sways affect the auto-leveling? Do you think the auto-leveling is somehow body roll-dependent?Damon said:Eisenmann exhaust, conforti intake & shark (when it's out). Maybe Shrick cams.....maybe. UUC SSK and sways (if the sways won't wreck the auto-leveling on my bi-xenons - which I think they can do).
It's probably got more to do with the lowering.Damon said:
I think it has to do with lowering the susp & adding beefy sways. Maybe it'll happen with the stock sways as well. I don't want to start any unfounded rumors, but I think that's it. I seem to remember someone saying it a few months back. Someone lowered, added beefy sways (not nec. UUC) and the sways smashed the auto leveling deeliebob when the susp took a hit.
I'll have to look into it more, 'cause I really want the UUC sways.
Good point you raise...The HACK said:
It's probably got more to do with the lowering.
Looks like I was scared for nothing. SwayBarbarians here I come.Originally posted by The Vinnymac on E46fanatics last month
First off, you'll be fine with the stock sway bars. You will not be able to adjust them anyway.
The xenon self-leveling servo arm is attached to the front passenger control arm and needs to be disconnected (on nut/bolt) before you drop the front suspension or else it will break. Make sure you mechanic is aware of this. It will be intuitively obvious what needs to be done once you look at it.
My friend bought an E46 M3, and did NOT like the autodimming feature as well as the shape/ergonomics of the E46 M3 interior mirror. He wanted a none autodimming, regular E46 mirror and proposed a trade when he recieved his vehicle.Damon said:
Just noticed something Hack. Why the M3 rear-view mirror?
Hmm...I'm getting an M3 and suspect I'll want to do the same thing. I don't care for the oval look, and I NEVER dim my mirror, so...The HACK said:My friend bought an E46 M3, and did NOT like the autodimming feature as well as the shape/ergonomics of the E46 M3 interior mirror. He wanted a none autodimming, regular E46 mirror and proposed a trade when he recieved his vehicle.