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Old 05-08-2009, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Hilden' post='872533' date='May 8 2009, 09:18 PM
Daymn those black ones look slick

Tossing in some before/after pics of mine as well. Once question though: what wheel setup are you guys running in the rear? I don't like the way my wheels sit now but when I spacered them flush with the fenders I got crazy rubbing...So before I waste more money on spacers that still might cause rubbing I figured I should check what other ppl got (don't feel like rolling fenders). Not sure what to add next but I guess side skirts would be pretty nice
Cool pics. I love that wheel

As for your wheel set-up, what offset (ET) do you have?

On the rear I have the OEM E60 19" staggered set-up (275/30/R19, ET32) on mine with 15mm spacers. I had it all tested and approved in Germany by T?V. That said, that is the absolute maximum!
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:57 PM
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Excellent pics, Hilden!

I really like those HUGE wheels!!
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:53 AM
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Thanks guys, currently I run 9x20 ET20 in all 4 corners but then I guess I should be able to add about 1" of spacer, or slightly less since my wheels are some 2cm higher, if Arne can get away clean with his setup. May sound stupid to choose 9x20 for the rear but since I drive so much I don't want anything wider to mess up the consumption even more than the current setup. Also I'll be able to shift wheels between back and front.

Now start posting more funky fresh spring pictures of your cars!
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:15 AM
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Hilden, I just noticed that you also have your M5 mirrors installed! Nice!!
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:45 AM
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Yeah I had my little mod-apalooza during easter where I just tossed on everything I found on ebay, salvage yards and AlexFW's garage during winter. Only thing laying around now are the nav unit (still looking for reasonably priced antenna) and I'm waiting for a black emblem from Trinity. Not really satisfied with the quality on the rims though so if I keep the car over next summer I'll probably get the M5 ones like you.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:00 AM
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Nice way to spend Easter!

Are you going to do a complete NAV retrofit?

And the mirrors really do make a huge difference.

An E60 M5 owner/friend of mine has complained constantly that his mirrors make too much noise when he drives over 100km/h. I have not noticed any difference in wind noise, but when driving in crap weather (wet snow, rain or slask), both front door windows get extremely dirty, vs the standard E60 mirrors. It was really noticeable when we drove 2500km around Sweden in March. I was constantly cleaning both windows and the mirror glass!

Anyway, I like your wheels!
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:40 AM
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OK I had mainly nice weather since I got mine so I guess I'll see....Wheel design is nice, one of my favourites along with the M5, but I guess one need to get the Breyton originals to be fully satisfied. Could of course be related to the cheap & dirty tires as well so I'll do my best to finish them over this summer and see if better with a more reputable brand.

Just doing business nav, which seems pretty simple acc to Vesil's post. Got the unit on ebay for 130bucks shipped so I couldn't resist

Did you get a remap or similar to get more power? I'm a little tempted but not sure on any negative impact on the DPF and I can't find consistent info about it either..
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What spacers did you try that resulted in rubbing?
Your tyre walls are quite high; 255/35 ... that equates to ab out 9cm (35% of 255mm). I have 275/30, which is about 8,2cm (30% of 275mm) -- and that's on 19s! Arne wrote that he runs 285/25 on his 20s, so only has a 7,1cm tyre wall. I think you would be wise to get a different tyre size next time, otherwise you may struggle with rubbing due to the height of the rim+tyre.

With regards to remaps, I recently had mine remapped and love it. I went for a reputable tuner in Germany. More info here.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:38 AM
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Cool pics

That's a pic from the latest iDrive, right?
Love it. You couldn't really achieve that image here in Copenhagen
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