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Old 03-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default My first foray into stance (e36)

I got a job, got some money, went on a drift experience day, discovered I was definitely the new DK, thought i would buy something with my money that i could drift, found a 328i locally which turned out to be too nice to ruin so now i'm lowering and wheeling it.

received the wheels and coilovers today.
tried the wheels on when I got home


They are Pentas in bmw fitment. I can't find much info on them but I believe they are magnesium racing wheels made for e34 m5s. They are replicas of the AMG penta but pretty rare in bmw pcd.

sizes are 16x8 et 11 front and 16x9 et11 rear.


They need a bit of love, some paint on one of the centres is flaking so i need to strip it and re paint. Was just going to stick with silver but may be open to suggestions (shades of grey/silver. I do not want anything loud)


I'll try and get all the coilovers fitted tomorrow and my go into town to get some paint stripping stuff and paint.





Tyres Currently on there are 225 and 245 front and rear respectively. I was thinking 195 and 215. Would that be enough combined with the natural camber from lowering to get them in the arches. I'm a noob with fitment so any advice is welcomed.
I don't mind rolling the arches flat but would prefer not to pull them.

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Old 03-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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nice rims man
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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nice rims man
thanks.


Here's a proper view of them
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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Whats the sizes on those wheels. They look very doable with 215's and maxing out the stock camber arms, with a nice rolled fender.
I got 215's on a 10 et19 with stock fenders in my build thread v3 if you want to check them out. Also a 195 on a 8.5 et13.
I am very jealous of that color, (its not silver right) Is it bronzit beige?

Looks like your off to a good start. Keep it up.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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I am very jealous of that color, (its not silver right) Is it bronzit beige?
lol no it's silver, just the lighting in the shed and the poor white balance make it look that way
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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they look pretty good man.
i am coming closer to getting myself a ride now and i am leaning towards an e36.
will you be posting the whole fitment process and the arches? because i am also a newb
would be good to see
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:52 AM   #7
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Looks like a pretty close fitment, but with much camber, smaller tyres and some rolling you'd be there
Very nice color of th E36!
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:53 AM   #8
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Forgot to ask which coilovers(brand) did you receive?
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:36 AM   #9
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they look pretty good man.
i am coming closer to getting myself a ride now and i am leaning towards an e36.
will you be posting the whole fitment process and the arches? because i am also a newb
would be good to see
I'll post some pics of each stage but there won't be loads.




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Forgot to ask which coilovers(brand) did you receive?
I got AP coilovers. Was just going to get some cheap ebay ones but then I thought I would splash out a bit more and they're suppose to be the best for the price.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:37 PM   #10
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Coilovers are all on now. Fronts went on at the weekend but rears had to wait till tonight cos of some stuff.

No need for pics. cars still on stock wheels so is sat high to stop it rubbing at the front.

Old tyres will come off the wheels on saturday then I'll decide what to do with them. I'm thinking about not doing a full on refurb at the moment and just getting it to sit right before worrying about them too much. That way my interest will be kept high and will be better for getting stuff done.


Also this car is ridiculous. It's done 170k miles but underneath it looks like its done about 50k. The rear top mounts were fine. all the dampers and springs which were taken off are perfect. All the bolts are not rusted and come apart relatively easy. the more time i spend under it the more i like it.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:11 PM   #11
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I've neglected stuff, soz.

Right, I need some advice on the tyre sizes for the wheels.

Fronts are 8 inches wide, rears are 9. both et 11.

Originally I thought 195 and 215 respectively but now i'm thinking 185 and 205.

Here's some pics of where the wheels sit



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I'm poking rim by about 20mm up front and 30mm out back. I need the tyre to fit inside the arch without having to pull it. Advice is welcomed. Thanks.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #12
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Tyres are fitted. Wheels are on. Fronts are as low as i can go at the moment due to where I live. Rears are too high and rub lots. Haven't touched the camber yet or rolled the arches. Hopefully they'll sit better when I max the camber and flatten those lips.

Anyway, I drove it. I loved it. Everytime it scraped i smiled.


Here's some pics. Bad ones.


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Too low. Had to raise it about 10mm on the thread.







...i'll try to do the back better tomorrow...
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #13
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Those wheels looked a million times better in silver... smh.
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black looks better for me , pretty nice color combo , not just all silver

as you talked about drifting , watch this video , you get drift sick after watchin it fo sho.
http://vimeo.com/42252944
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:12 AM   #15
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I would have liked to keep them with silver centres and polished lips but once i started refurbing them i realised there was waaaaaayyy to much corrosion and I've already spent what seemed like years sanding back some old corroded remotecs only to have them still showing corrosion I decided i needed to paint the whole thing.

I'm not a big fan of cleaning and silver looks poo when dirty. black still looks black.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:36 AM   #16
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Looking good so far

If you do decide to do them silver here's a couple of tasters of what they could look like. (Stolen from another person's thread on another forum).

Silver with diamond cut lips:

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That definitly looks yummie!
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #18
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Looking good so far

If you do decide to do them silver here's a couple of tasters of what they could look like. (Stolen from another person's thread on another forum).

Silver with diamond cut lips:

Nice! have you got a link to that thread. I can't find much on them. All i found was someone with them on an e34 m5 (i think) on bf.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:07 AM   #19
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took this pic as i left for work this morning.




I'm about to go and play with the camber on the back to try and get the tyre in the arch
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #20
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Maxed the rear camber but still doesn't seem like very much.

Hammered the rear arches flat and out a bit but still needs more tbh. might have to get someone with a proper roller to do it

Anyway, the extra clearance I got allowed me to lower the back a bit more so the arch to wheel gap is pretty even front to back. It's raking like a beast.


P1100910 by jackwells25, on Flickr


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Sadly the front can not go lower otherwise I can't drive it anywhere

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:50 AM   #21
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where did you get AMG penta replicas ? Do they come in diff sizes or just 16s ?
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:29 AM   #22
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where did you get AMG penta replicas ? Do they come in diff sizes or just 16s ?
I got them off ebay. I don't think they come in anything bigger than 16" and haven't been made since the 80s (i think)
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:44 AM   #23
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really nice and please don't put m3 bumper on it
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:04 PM   #24
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really nice and please don't put m3 bumper on it
Don't worry. I won't.

They look ghey unless they are literally on the floor. The normal ones are loads more forgiving aesthetically
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #25
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None of my friends can seem to grasp the idea that the more people you put in a car the more the tyres are going to rub so I had enough and decided I would just take the back seats out and get something better for the front.

Bought some OMP bucket seats off ebay the other day. Should be fitted by tomorrow.


L1020030 by jackwells25, on Flickr


car is still the same as it was really. the back is now as low as it can go with the adjusters in and the front has come down a bit.

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