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Old 07-20-2012, 08:37 AM
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22x10 Ace Scorpio in White with Machined Face [IMG]
Nice wheel choice. It's hard to find aftermarket wheels that still have a clean OEM style to them.


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I agree.

But what I don't understand is, making a non //M car look like an //M or install a //M badge on a X5 to let people beleive it is a //M is wrong, but making a 3.0 or 4.4 look like a 'is' is ok?
Let's face it, it's pretty much the only mods that you can do to the 3.0/4.4's to make the exterior better (bumper wise)... same for the wheels - besides the 87s & 168s there's barely any other wheels that actually look good on E53s. I'd rather see an OEM+ modded BMW over a tacky modded BMW with ghetto wheels any day.

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In the Community of the e53's ....from what i see here..we are accepted to do this since we are changing the looks of e53 to make it more aggressive look therefore it is welcomed, Owner's that had bought their sav's like a 3.0, 4.4i maybe it was a budget,fuel cost,price,commuter decision then when the 4.6is(2000-2003), 4.8is came out (2004-2006) BMW Allowed these owners (including me) to retrofit our Sav's to 4.8is because they allowed it to be by using same body style as the older e53 going all the way to year 2000 and gave Us the option of upgrading the looks exterior wise. BMW allows it...although we do not accept putting an M badge on a E53 x5(2000-2006) due to e53's Never had an M car so I'm guessing thats why....
I'm pretty sure they didn't keep the body style the same so people could retrofit their cars haha. It's most likely due to keeping everything simple & consistent with compatible parts throughout a couple of years... for repairs/maintenance. It's simply smarter to design 1 same part for 6 different vehicles/models instead of designing 6 different parts for 6 different vehicles/models.
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Don't know why people love adding M badges.
The worst are those ugly M grills.
Heck on my old e36 M3 I actually removed the badges
for a cleaner look.
The worst is the ///M roundel lol
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i guess the word i was looking for is " COMPatible"...
let just not put any Out of this world kinda thing that doesnt go with e53
tnx dtman...as long as it fits the car were good...
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The X5 is nearly stock and will stay that way - He's an 06 6 speed stick with only 34K miles (family hauling & client meeting vehicle). His name is Rolf.

The M3 has hardly any stock parts left - she's all modded, fast, nasty and so much fun you can't stop grinning the whole time you're in her Her name is Gretchen.
I think Rolf told me he wants some Style 87's for his birthday
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You're gonna need to refurb those 168's, and stay away from those nasty curbs. I'm in the same boat!
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Thanks all.

I bought it curbed like that on both fronts. Waiting for snow to start and I'll put on my winter 18"s. Then I can get these fixed.
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