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Old 04-17-2008, 10:44 AM   #16
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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

LOL I think you can say that about any bimmer....
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:02 AM   #17
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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

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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.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:10 AM   #18
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Front Drop = 1.3"
Rear Drop = 1"

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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
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:11 AM   #19
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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?
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:33 PM   #20
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Looks good bud..fak fak fak. hahaha.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:00 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:37 PM   #22
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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
That will bring it flush with the fenders
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:09 PM   #23
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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
That will bring it flush with the fenders
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
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:48 PM   #25
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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
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:29 AM   #26
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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/...=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.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:29 AM   #27
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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
hah I hear ya man, been to dealer way too many times for various stuff. Thank god for warranty.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:17 PM   #28
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nice nice wheels man! looks so good! what a beauty =)
get that extended warranty though haha
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:47 PM   #29
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i love this car.......it looks dirty driving down the street!
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:29 PM   #30
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Classy and clean..... this is a great example of a BMW.
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