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    Thread: BMW E31 850i now with wheels and a bumper!

    1. 05-21-2012 05:39 AM #1
      Finally, after a year I've got the E31 looking more presentable. Here are a few pics from a quick photoshoot tonight. I'm still in partial disbelief that this is even my car, as I've dreamed about owning one since I discovered its existence.

      I just got the wheels fitting and the CSi front bumper installed the day before Bimmerfest, as the car was looking completely miserable.

      The fronts are 18x10 ET+8 (20mm spacer) with Goodyear Eagle GT 225/35/18
      The rears are 18x12.5 ET +8 with Continental ContiTouring 265/30/18s.

      The real suspension is still getting built, so for now I am on cut H&Rs in front and cut stock springs on the rear.

      So I went from this:



      to this, wondering if things were ever going to work out:





      And finally, to this (excuse the filth):







      And here are some shots of it from Bimmerfest this weekend:





      Aloha housekeeping




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      Last edited by mojocoggo; 05-26-2012 at 02:51 AM.

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      05-21-2012 06:12 AM #4
      Very nice!
      That is another car i'd love to have
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      Someone buy my car already!!

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    5. 05-21-2012 06:24 AM #5
      WOW love it

      Perfect choice of wheels
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      05-21-2012 06:26 AM #6
      i like the wheels just wish they didn't poke so much.
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      05-21-2012 06:57 AM #7
      Too much poke and the wheel design is a little too "Dayton 100-spoke" to me, but better than stock, I guess. The 850 is one of the few cars that look good with the flap headlights up.
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      05-21-2012 06:58 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      i like the wheels just wish they didn't poke so much.
      That's the only thing that I'm not 100% in love with. Otherwise, I'd whore it out everywhere I could.
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      05-21-2012 08:22 AM #9
      drooool. I've always wanted one of those cars. Not the style of wheels I would've thought but they look good

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      05-21-2012 09:03 AM #11
      Car looks great, I am not a fan of the wheels and would have gotten LM replicas with less poke....but looks great otherwise.



      I love the photography, would like to know the lighting setup.

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      05-21-2012 09:10 AM #12
      looks good, i think thats the only bmw those wheels would look good on

      whats general upkeep/ maintenance costed you so far?

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      05-21-2012 09:14 AM #13
      Truly a beautiful car.
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      05-21-2012 10:19 AM #14
      Love the car, hate the wheels. I just think stretched tires just don't match with the square looks of the 850.

    15. 05-21-2012 10:25 AM #15
      Everything about the car is perfect....except your choice in wheel design.

      Those are hideous beyond words and do NOT work on that car. Like...at all.

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      05-21-2012 10:31 AM #16
      Haters gonna hate... That car is smokin hot man
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      05-21-2012 10:32 AM #17


      The wheels are fine, not what I would have chosen but they look right on it.
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      05-21-2012 10:33 AM #18
      Not gonna lie, wheels aren't lookin good. Thats my opinion. Its your car though. So if you like it, **** what everyone else thinks thats all that matters.
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      05-21-2012 10:50 AM #19
      all over this, those Emitz's look very similar to Desmond Verse wheels
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      05-21-2012 11:03 AM #20
      I love those wheels! Specifically, I love those wheels are on this car. Nice job!

      Did you do some type of retro-fit to the headlights?
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    21. 05-21-2012 11:06 AM #21
      Smaller wheels with less poke and more rubber and the car would look so much better.

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      05-21-2012 11:18 AM #22
      I saw your car Saturday, up against the fence - hard to miss with those wheels. I think it works in person, what kind of response were you getting from people at the show?
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    23. 05-21-2012 11:44 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      looks good, i think thats the only bmw those wheels would look good on

      whats general upkeep/ maintenance costed you so far?
      Maintenance hasn't been expensive at all. I've spent maybe 200-300 fixing leaks and replacing old worn out trim pieces, but that's about it. I've got lucky at the junkyard a few times as well, finding 2 brand new MAFs and several pairs of electronic throttles, which are normally over $1500 a pair.

      Quote Originally Posted by NoLongerLow View Post
      I love those wheels! Specifically, I love those wheels are on this car. Nice job!

      Did you do some type of retro-fit to the headlights?
      What do you mean about the headlights?

      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      I saw your car Saturday, up against the fence - hard to miss with those wheels. I think it works in person, what kind of response were you getting from people at the show?
      Everyone I talked to at Bimmerfest seemed to really like them. I know there is too much poke in the rear, but I have plans to correct that. Response on the E31 forum has been about 30% it looks good and 70% holy jesus christ in a chicken basket you're going to flip your car and kill the dolphins with those stretched tires, and 100% me not giving a turkey because I love this car and these wheels, and everything can be put back to stock at any given moment.

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      05-21-2012 12:01 PM #24
      Great Job, great looking car

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      05-21-2012 12:07 PM #25
      Looks good. IMO, the 850 is a cruiser, and those wheels work on it.

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