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Old 07-16-2014, 08:16 PM
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Some new pics of wheels and wheel arches advice

Hey guys, just bought my 2009 Jet Black X5 xDrive48i with saddle brown interior about a month ago and didn't take me very long to get hit with the urge to mod. I just installed the new 20" MRR Ground Force GF06 wheels in gloss black with 20x9" the front and 20x10.5 in the rear. I saw they just became available in 20" a few months ago I also installed the matte black grille and painted the lower mesh grille black.

I purchased the replica wheel arches off ebay and have a few questions:
should I install them myself or am I better off getting them professionally done? Also, what is a fair price to have them professionally installed? Should I just have the rears installed? I do realize that the rear tire sticks out a little farther than the arch but the front tires seem flush already with the stock arches.

I apologize for the pics off my phone and I didn't get a chance to get it all washed up. I will take some better pictures later. Let me know what you guys think or any advice that you think would make it better. Thanks guys!
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:39 PM
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The wheel arch is easy to do only if you have the rivet tool (something like $20, but it's not a standard one). It's still do-able without it but a shop can probably do the job in 30 minutes with a proper tool.

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...-retrofit.html (scroll down for pics)

I hope your arches came with new rivets because the black ones are not reuseable (the few white slide-in ones are though).

Oh and: http://www.xoutpost.com/977817-post15.html
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:38 PM
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This project is next on my list. Just waiting to see if I can find some 20's (214's). B/c I feel like it will look silly with my 19's.

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