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Old 05-19-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Well I've never posted here but been lurking for a while now. Figured id share in case it helps some people out. Car is a 99 740i sport in titanium silver with black interior. Planned on leaving it stock for a daily but that idea never lasts long with me.

Here's a couple of pictures of it pretty much stock. Car had front end damage when I got it. The paint didn't match up well so a complete repaint is in the near future.



After coilovers.





last two pics are with fronts adjusted all the way down. All adjusted nuts stacked up on the lower spindle mounting bracket.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
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I like where this is going, any 7er is baller
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:53 PM   #3
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Which coilovers?
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #4
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They're nex adjustables. I know they're junk. I didn't want to wait for fk. And didn't have $ left after wheels. If these last me a year til I get kw's ill be happy and they will have served their purpose. Im actually pleased so far. Rides nice n firm but not too hard. More pics coming soon....
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:41 PM   #5
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Nex adjustable coilovers...

Stacked up n slammed.

had to grind off the locating tabs on the strut bearings that nex supplied.

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Old 05-19-2011, 07:20 PM   #6
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Picked up some work vs-xx 19s off of craigslist. Thought a 4" rear and 3" front lip would be ok with some spacers. Changed my mind n decided to relip em and not run spacers. There's a front lip sitting there waiting...

Test fit with new outer lip. Pulled the wheels apart n beadblasted the centers. I don't like black centers unless its a black car. Going to be painted same as the car, a slightly darker silver.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:34 PM   #7
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Centers done with etching primer


Backsides painted ...


Front sides painted. Done with chromabase and chromaclear. What a pain in the ass. I wish I would have just sent these out to get stripped and powdercoated.

The wheel bolts. 2 on left are cleaned and the right 2 are after hitting em with a polishing wheel n some metal polish. Pics don't really show the difference as much as in person.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #8
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Started to feel a little bummed this point. I thought it was gonna be Yosemite sam madflaps and pepboys chrome fender trim to cover this up.




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Old 05-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #9
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I can already see that its gonna be dope! good luck
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:01 PM   #10
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First wheel assembled. Damn that's alot of bolts. Still 3 wheels to go
Wheel number 2


275/30/19 general exclaim uhp

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:09 PM   #11
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i like this
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:14 PM   #12
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Before rolling and pulling. Pretty much sitting on the tire.




After alot of rolling n pulling. Still rubs. There is a few small holes for what appears to be trim on the fender lip. Well the lip cracked from the top most hole all the way to the edge of the lip. Lost alot of strength and rigidity and made it to where the fender would not stay out right there. Had to weld the crack and grind it smooth to continue pulling.



broke the corner off the bumper using the roller trying to get the pull to be kinda gradual instead of just up top.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:21 PM   #13
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this is a winning combination already. amazing work
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:25 PM   #14
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Got the fronts on with 245/35/19 federals 595rs. The front is a 10.5 wide wheel with (I think ) +15 offset and a 10mm spacer to clear coilovers. So 19x10.5 ett


Rear pass side rolled n pulled but not enough. Trying to keep the crease around the fender opening and not flatten it out or flare the lip. Easier said than done.

First test drive and im stuck in the driveway. Too much ricer angle.


Back into the shop to roll and lightly pull the front.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:47 PM   #15
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Ok random picture. Dogs taking a break from wrestling, scrape marks from the bmw and a perfectly fine work lip sitting by the junk batteries. (No it didn't get scrapped)


Finished with the wheels and mostly done pulling the rears. Front is fine. Does t rub at all. Coilovers are about 3/8" from max lowness up front. And rear is about halfway thru its travel. Height is adjusted all the way down and coil has about an inch of play when the car is jacked up and suspension drooped. I wish nex made the rear shock bodies about an inch shorter.






next to my cadillac

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:57 PM   #16
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love it. i think i missed it, but what size are the new lips?
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:41 PM   #17
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Thanks guys. New lips are 6" rear and 5" front. Rears ended up being 19x12 with 0 offset and fronts are 19x10.5 with +15 offset. 10mm spacer used up front brings it to 5+ offset.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #18
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jesus this is so fuckin awesome. wheels look stupendous on there
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:54 PM   #19
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Wow one hellavu daily driver
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:22 AM   #20
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:16 AM   #21
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Those lipsssssss.
Mmmmmm.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:28 AM   #22
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Jaw-dropped. I completely had my doubts opening this thread, and I feel like a ass, because you just destroyed my preconceived notions... well played.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:28 AM   #23
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lol... the fitment is dope, need better shots!
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:04 AM   #24
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dope hasn't even started to describe how awesome the car is, top5 7series Easy. Love the car
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:24 AM   #25
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This needs a proper shoot NOW! Amazing work, sumday i'm gonna own a 7...
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