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BigD 09-01-2009 02:48 PM

A few pics of the hooptie
Done messing with it for 2009. Excuse the noise, it was almost dark outside, had to crank the iso.

Duct_Taper 09-01-2009 04:28 PM

Looks very clean.

I was inspired by your RX7 brake threads on r3v and unixnerd... bought a set of FC calipers off ebay to try and fit on my vert. Just a bit concerned they won't fit behind my wheels!

BigD 09-01-2009 04:40 PM

Thanks man. Yeah the fixed calipers are wide. If you need to run spacers, just more reason to go to studs!

Duct_Taper 09-01-2009 04:44 PM

Yeah, I'll have to see how it works out - I'm not sure if I'll do studs because my RD wheels look terrible without the center caps (imo) and it might be tough to get studs the right length for the caps to still fit.

Where did you end up with the offset on yours? My RDs are 15x7 ET26 so I figure I'll need at least a 5-8mm spacer, maybe more because the spokes aren't right out at the face of the wheel like on the Koseis.

BigD 09-01-2009 04:46 PM

There are 2 stud lengths that Vorshlag sells. If they're too long you can always chop-chop.

I believe the wheels are ET45, the spacers are 25mm and they just rubbed the letters. I added another 3mm spacer and they clear. So figure ET17.

Duct_Taper 09-01-2009 04:49 PM

Hmm... I may have to go even more than that depending on how the spoke profile works. Have to see how it looks when I get all the parts together.

As for the studs... I'll have to see. Not sure how much space there is underneath the caps... but I guess if there's enough to fit a bolt head then there's enough to fit a nut on a stud.

BigD 09-01-2009 04:55 PM

The nuts are the same shape as the bolt head. So you can chop your studs to be flush with the nuts, and it'll take up precisely as much space as the bolts.

Duct_Taper 09-01-2009 04:58 PM

Hmm, might have to do that then.

DriveItSideways 09-01-2009 04:58 PM

Those are the best wheels for lapping/racing application*th-up* Not really feeling the decal placements though, especially the front fender.

adam325i 09-01-2009 06:31 PM

looks pretty sweet, not a fan of the bumpers, plastic all the way,

but nice job looks sick.

BmW1819 09-01-2009 08:45 PM

i like metal bumpers it's good old look like a classic car :) looks like my car :)

BigD 09-01-2009 09:01 PM

I love the bumpers, they're staying. Before I had the iS lip, I was considering euro metals or even a plastic swap. But after I put on the lip, I think it looks so good it makes me all tingly inside. It looks sporty yet not pretentious - no one would expect what this car can do without knowing.

Duct_Taper 09-01-2009 09:02 PM


I actually think the metal bumpers look awesome with the early iS lip.

BMW BMXer 09-01-2009 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by Duct_Taper (Post 1341762)

I actually think the metal bumpers look awesome with the early iS lip.


Car looks business.

Early arches for the win also.

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