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djcontra
06-08-2006, 10:49 AM
So I decided to install my rear wheels today. I didn't have much faith they'd fit without the fender mods I plan to do, and boy was I right, but DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN do they look HOTTNESS!
I can't install the fronts just yet, although I would love to, because the front bumper rubs against the tires and needs to be trimmed about an inch or two, but for now I still went forth with the rears.
After they were installed I must have stood there forever gawking at them from all angles, chub in my pants, I decided to go out for a bit of a spin to see how they rode....LOOOOOL...I didn't even make it a full 360' turn back into my driveway without seeing parts of my rear fender (rusted parts) flying out behind the car. Looks like I'll be sanding and priming it this evening to prevent further rust until I can get it into the shop to have the cancer cut out. All it has to last is about a couple weeks anyway while my turbo goes in, so I think I can manage with the primer look for a while :D
I have to see now if I can also raise the rear of the car up a bit more, or decide what other options I have because even with the fender mods I think I'd like my ride to have some gap between the fender and wheels for drivability sake. The wheels are big enough it looks good still anyway ;)

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60432

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60433

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60434

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60435

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60436

Mr seville
06-08-2006, 10:51 AM
wow looks like my car did with m3 wheels. lol. kinda funky. i like the wheels but i'm not sure about the gap. it looks like yo uhave tread sticking out of the fender...either way it looks good. keep up the good work

djcontra
06-08-2006, 10:52 AM
More...

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60437

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60438

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60439


Phew.....SOOOOOOOOOoooo close.....

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60441

OOOOH NOOOOOEZZZZZzZ!!!!!!!! :D *th-up*

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60440

djcontra
06-08-2006, 10:56 AM
...but i'm not sure about the gap. it looks like yo uhave tread sticking out of the fender...either way it looks good. keep up the good work

Thanks man! I love the classic euro look on the E36, and since I'm trying to copy the original Rieger infinity I, these were THE rims to get to accomplish that ;)
I'll be getting the fenders flared by about an inch or so (mini wide-body lol) to fit the wheels cause ya they do stick out, but I did that on purpose. I could always get some 245's and try to stretch them on these wheels too for extra fender clearence, but for now...17x10 255's baby!!! :P

JPBimmer
06-08-2006, 11:12 AM
Oh, My Hotness
Love them!

thinair
06-08-2006, 11:25 AM
If you're going to do body work anyway, you should look into grafting e46 front fender to the rear quarters, it looks pretty much stock (subtle) but you can run way wider tires.

kerisabe
06-08-2006, 11:28 AM
If you're going to do body work anyway, you should look into grafting e46 front fender to the rear quarters, it looks pretty much stock (subtle) but you can run way wider tires.

Yea...why not even go more and get the E46 M3 rear fenders.. *mw*

R_JAY
06-08-2006, 12:08 PM
Looks good man! I know for sure Miguel will love this:D
What happened to your rear spoiler?

Miguel
06-08-2006, 12:10 PM
Looks good man! I know for sure Miguel will love this:D
What happened to your rear spoiler?
****ing right... this may end up being the nicest E36 ever on maxbimmer.

Justin e36
06-08-2006, 12:15 PM
If you're going to do body work anyway, you should look into grafting e46 front fender to the rear quarters, it looks pretty much stock (subtle) but you can run way wider tires.

That's a good idea. The front fenders on 2001+ e46's have even more flare to them than the pre-facelift models too. I like that idea... maybe I'll do something like that on my car.. hmm...


Yea...why not even go more and get the E46 M3 rear fenders.. *mw*

Because M3's don't have rear fenders... it's a part of the frame. Unless he plans on finding a wrecked e46 M3 to cut the rear quarter panels off of.

Manimillion
06-08-2006, 12:58 PM
Are you going to be going widebody?

kerisabe
06-08-2006, 02:09 PM
That's a good idea. The front fenders on 2001+ e46's have even more flare to them than the pre-facelift models too. I like that idea... maybe I'll do something like that on my car.. hmm...




Because M3's don't have rear fenders... it's a part of the frame. Unless he plans on finding a wrecked e46 M3 to cut the rear quarter panels off of.

That's what I mean by E46 M3 rear fenders...

qimis
06-08-2006, 02:52 PM
holy crap ! :eek:

thinair
06-08-2006, 03:02 PM
With all that power you're planning to make you're going to destroy those Yoko ES100's.

Soldo
06-08-2006, 04:01 PM
DAMN, i love those rims!

Where did you actually find a set? Also, you still planing on going the TWO TONE route with the paint job? I think that would look very sexy!!



P.S. What happened to the charger? Wanna help a brotha out?! hehe

Ant118
06-08-2006, 04:17 PM
damn looking sick, any rubbing issues yet?

HooliGaN*
06-08-2006, 04:23 PM
any rubbing issues yet?

are you kidding me cant you see the picture?

Thats pure rub man

BMW_7
06-08-2006, 05:43 PM
Holy shit.....This will be the hottest Euro bimmer!! E36 need a nice euro representation, this is perfect@!!!

Marcus
06-08-2006, 07:19 PM
the keskins look sick keep it up

1BADBMR
06-08-2006, 09:09 PM
:eek: Nice......can't wait to see how it looks when its done

djcontra
06-09-2006, 12:42 AM
Thanks again everyone! I really didn't want to take em off in the end, and even tried raising my coilovers up as high as they would go, but alas, it wasn't enough for daily drivability. I will however attempt to roll the inside of my fenders this weekend to see what that may do as when I raised the car up, it clears, but rolling the lip will (hopefully) make it problem free if I were to hit any bumps.
I'll consider doing the E46 fender idea when I talk to a few shops and find out what my options are, it's a really interesting idea actually. Obviously I'd prefer metal over fiberglass too, but looking at my car again tonight, I dont think a shop will actually have to flare the fenders that much, at least not as much as I originally imagined they would so it may become an easier job just to work with my existing body metal. We'll see what happens.....


Soldo: these wheels are actually hard to find now, even the place I bought them from doesn't sell them anymore :(

RJay: The spoiler has a bit of a problem with one of it's mounting bolts. I drilled one of the holes a bit too far off center and now it wont secure to the wing. I'm trying to fiberglass and epoxy over the hole so I can re-drill it properly again but it's not without it's challenges (cracking etc mostly :( ). I may just end up perm. affixing it in the spoiler and bolting it all to the car :D

thinair
06-09-2006, 12:59 AM
Regarding the fender idea, you get a hold of e46 front fenders, cut just the fender lip off, cut the fender lips off the rear, then graft the front left fender to the rear right fender, and vise versa. I'll try to find pics.

djcontra
06-09-2006, 01:02 AM
I'll try to find pics.

Please do....any info you can grab on this mod for me would be awesome. Would regular E46 coupe fenders be flared enough? I imagine M3 ones will be hella expensive because of the side vent etc...

thinair
06-09-2006, 01:23 AM
M3 fender lips stick out really far, it wouldn't look as subtle, plus finding a smashed up M3 isn't all that common especially with front fenders intact.

Darkness95m3
06-09-2006, 08:40 AM
Sorry!
1 word

"RICE"

TheMadChigga
06-09-2006, 03:41 PM
*no-no* , should've gone with da real OZ Futuras.....

but definetly pull those fenders.

KaschmirBeige3
06-09-2006, 07:52 PM
Wheels look SICK! *th-up*

BMWF1
06-09-2006, 11:35 PM
pictures of rust *thmbsdwn*

djcontra
06-10-2006, 09:59 AM
Sorry!
1 word

"RICE"


You're entitled to your opinion, but care to elaborate? I have actually been trying very hard not to rice my car by using quality parts with the exception of the fogs where I do agree they're not that great looking. Until I see a set of nicer projector fogs though, they're going to stay since they're equipped with hid and have a better focus.

thamadchigga: I would have loved to go with real OZ Futuras, and may in fact do so in the future, but for now I am unable to find anywhere within canada to purchase them from, and I refuse to buy used wheels, I only want brand new.

jeremy
06-10-2006, 10:08 AM
looking good man.. i can't wait to see the finnished product!

Furious
06-11-2006, 03:38 AM
wow dude the cars gonna look sick!

bmwm5lover
06-11-2006, 01:26 PM
I want to hump the rims.

propr'one
06-11-2006, 02:11 PM
Rims are a little wide for me, i know they serve a purpose cause you're putting down lots of power, but they detract from the appearance of the car. The rims themselves are very hot though

WASABI
06-12-2006, 10:34 AM
Liking those wheels! Nice choice!

Darkness95m3
06-12-2006, 04:17 PM
You're entitled to your opinion, but care to elaborate? I have actually been trying very hard not to rice my car by using quality parts with the exception of the fogs where I do agree they're not that great looking. Until I see a set of nicer projector fogs though, they're going to stay since they're equipped with hid and have a better focus.

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Sorry I should have kept the comment to my self untill you rolled the fenders.

$500bimmer
06-18-2006, 02:32 AM
bird poo in one of the pictures?

Ital_325i
06-26-2006, 02:09 AM
Reminds me when I tried to put my cousins ///M5 rims on my car. Couldnt lower the car all the way, or the fender woulda got mangled.

Car looks awesome, I would just say paint the side mouldings to match the car. Just wondering, is the skirts and bumpers only primered, and awaiting paint, or thats painted?

Like stated before, car looks sick.

mmm333
07-17-2006, 07:44 PM
nice*th-up*