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Mikey83
04-12-2008, 10:31 PM
Just installed my H&R springs and OEM 21" style 128 wheels to the car this weekend. Here are some pics, will get more pics after I clean the car and get an alignment done on it.
Next upgrade will be the Angel Eyes from iBright V3 coming within the month.

Seven
04-12-2008, 11:31 PM
Nice choice on the wheels! Looks good!

SEXSPHERE
04-13-2008, 09:07 AM
looks good.. Hows the car so far? In terms of reliability? Im thinking of picking up a 2003 745i..

Mikey83
04-13-2008, 10:23 AM
looks good.. Hows the car so far? In terms of reliability? Im thinking of picking up a 2003 745i..

Reliability and the E65/66 shouldn't belong in the same sentence.
Picked up the car in Nov. and have been to the dealer about 3 times.
1) rear left speaker blown
2) front right angel eyes/rear lamps burned out
3) EDC rear control had to be replaced, car sat at dealer for 2 weeks while parts had to come from Germany.

Total cost would have been around $3000 by now, but thank god for warranty I didn't have to pay anything.

I wouldn't drive this car without warranty, I'll be looking for an extended warranty when the factory one is up.

And if your going to get a 7 get the Li, whats the point in a big body 7 if it aint the Li :cool:

AceOfSpades
04-13-2008, 02:22 PM
Beautifull!!!!!

ZiMMie
04-13-2008, 02:23 PM
looks awesome.

get some spacer and start poking them rather than tuckin.

VSanj
04-13-2008, 02:25 PM
holy crap that looks amazing!!!!!!!!

v_bimmer
04-13-2008, 03:38 PM
looks amazing, props for doing everything yourself!!!

Mikey83
04-13-2008, 04:06 PM
looks amazing, props for doing everything yourself!!!

Thanks for the comments guys.

I'm a member over at bimmerfest and they thought I was crazy to do it myself. But I'm not afraid to get dirty, just toke my time with everything and made sure it was all done right. Nobody will care for your car more than yourself so thats why "I" did it.

ZiMMie I might just get spacers for the rears to pull them out a wee bit.
I'll take more pics after its all cleaned up and its a nice day out.

cdb
04-13-2008, 04:48 PM
That look durrrty my friend...in a good way of course! Good choice on the OEM wheels.

b0jan
04-13-2008, 05:32 PM
sexxxxx more pic

what dose that lower F and R?

Mikey83
04-13-2008, 06:43 PM
sexxxxx more pic

what dose that lower F and R?

Front Drop = 1.3"
Rear Drop = 1"

more pics coming *th-up*

325isRED
04-13-2008, 09:39 PM
Nice!

I'm looking forward to more pics!

slemmer
04-13-2008, 09:46 PM
Very nice, good job!

bimmerjoe
04-17-2008, 01:43 AM
so you ended up getting those wheels!!! nice job*th-up*.
it looks beautiful with the low stance and bigger wheels. how did you manage doing that without a spring compressor?

europrince
04-17-2008, 09:44 AM
Reliability and the E65/66 shouldn't belong in the same sentence.
Picked up the car in Nov. and have been to the dealer about 3 times.
1) rear left speaker blown
2) front right angel eyes/rear lamps burned out
3) EDC rear control had to be replaced, car sat at dealer for 2 weeks while parts had to come from Germany.

Total cost would have been around $3000 by now, but thank god for warranty I didn't have to pay anything.

I wouldn't drive this car without warranty, I'll be looking for an extended warranty when the factory one is up.

And if your going to get a 7 get the Li, whats the point in a big body 7 if it aint the Li :cool:


LOL I think you can say that about any bimmer....

Mikey83
04-18-2008, 11:02 PM
how did you manage doing that without a spring compressor?

If you look at the 3rd last pic where the comparison of the rear springs are, you can see the spring compressors on both sides of the springs on the ground *th-up*

LOL I think you can say that about any bimmer....

Very True, but again "Reliable" and "e65/66" should never be in the same sentence.

R2dmax
04-19-2008, 11:10 PM
Front Drop = 1.3"
Rear Drop = 1"

more pics coming *th-up*

Looks Good!! What was the actual amount the car dropped. My e32 has similar spring height differences but ended up about 3" lower all around... AND I LOVE IT.

Your wheel and ride height combo is nice too

R2dmax
04-19-2008, 11:11 PM
looks awesome.

get some spacer and start poking them rather than tuckin.

Do you have any Idea what size spacers I would need to make my stance more aggressive? Not quite like yours but maybe just a little poke?

Mikessix
04-21-2008, 10:33 PM
Looks good bud..fak fak fak. hahaha.

Mikey83
04-22-2008, 07:00 PM
Looks Good!! What was the actual amount the car dropped. My e32 has similar spring height differences but ended up about 3" lower all around... AND I LOVE IT.

Your wheel and ride height combo is nice too

Havent really checked total drop, but I will check when the car has time to settle ie. a month or so.

Mikey83
02-18-2009, 05:37 PM
looks awesome.

get some spacer and start poking them rather than tuckin.

15 mm H&R spacers for the rears are in, will be putting em on when the weather gets nicer and I put the insurance back on the girl :cool:
That will bring it flush with the fenders *th-up*

740-iLL
02-21-2009, 08:09 PM
15 mm H&R spacers for the rears are in, will be putting em on when the weather gets nicer and I put the insurance back on the girl :cool:
That will bring it flush with the fenders *th-up*

Hey Mickey, where'd ya get the spacers and how much?

Also, if I am running 245/40/20's all around, what size spacers are best to go with? TIA

ProStreetDriver
02-21-2009, 08:22 PM
now that looks tight!

arek
02-21-2009, 10:48 PM
sick car, i love it -seriously do.. so pimping.

I'd really like one, but i just don't want the headache.. plus they depreciate like a madman.. but ya gotta pay to play obviously :P

Mikey83
02-22-2009, 01:29 AM
Hey Mickey, where'd ya get the spacers and how much?

Also, if I am running 245/40/20's all around, what size spacers are best to go with? TIA

I dunno for your ride , but for mine (E66) I measured out my rear tire to the fender and went with 15mm. I thought about 20mm but it would be a hit or miss if I would have to roll the fenders so I just went with the 15mm to be safe.

Got the spacers from ECS Tuning

http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi?make=BMW&model=E65&category=Suspension&subcategory=Wheel+Spacers


H&R DR-Series 15mm spacers (pair) ES#294 $85.00
45MM bolts x 10 ES#188 $30.00

Problem is there's no security bolt with it , so gonna have to live without one on the rear tires.

Mikey83
02-22-2009, 01:29 AM
sick car, i love it -seriously do.. so pimping.

I'd really like one, but i just don't want the headache.. plus they depreciate like a madman.. but ya gotta pay to play obviously :P

hah I hear ya man, been to dealer way too many times for various stuff. Thank god for warranty.

TNation
02-28-2009, 08:17 PM
nice nice wheels man! looks so good! what a beauty =)
get that extended warranty though haha

team_ottawa
02-28-2009, 09:47 PM
i love this car.......it looks dirty driving down the street!

matty.dc
03-02-2009, 12:29 PM
Classy and clean..... this is a great example of a BMW.