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Old 08-26-2014, 09:53 PM
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New shoes installed - 20" Niche Targa Wheels

I wanted to give a big to pnoyako85 for his help and being quick to get back to me with any questions I had.

Front 275/40/20 +15 offset
Rear 315/35/20 +20 offset

Next week I'll be installing the H&R lowering kit and that should help settle her down a bit.

I'm happy, and that's all that matters!

UPDATE:
H&R 1.2" lowering kit w/air installed. IMO it's too low in the rear so I'm going to mess with the links a bit. I have an alignment scheduled $69 + $50 for a BMW steering assist reset (i believe that's what the guy said). My fender flares were delayed but I should have those soon and I'll post some pics once I get them installed.

Removing the front struts was a complete B1TCH! They were not straight forward like many of the other cars I've done this to. I didn't see anything out here that went into much detail for this particular install, so if anyone wants a write up I'll try. If you have money to burn, I say pay for it to be done!

Update 2:
I didn't like the slammed look or the bouncy ride in the rear so I've re-adjusted the rear links (last two pics) and now it rides and imo looks better.

Overall though, I think it looks pretty darn good.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:08 PM
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Not bad, not bad!

Look a bit like a cross between a HRE P101 and a Work Emotion CR Kai.

Only downside is you've just committed yourself to buying a big brake kit!~
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:16 PM
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Looks good, kind of narrow though for the wheels no?
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Looks good! What percentage are those tints?
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:15 PM
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Looks good, kind of narrow though for the wheels no?
yea i would never put something smaller than the stock 10" front of 20" wheels.

these wheels look great but they are just overpriced reps.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:11 PM
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makes the brakes look super puny.

I mean the reason you go with larger rims is to put bigger brakes under, right?

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wow, tough crowd.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:38 PM
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(One of my pet peeves is that race cars mvoed to bigger wheels and lower profile tires specifically to get larger brakes under the wheels. The market loved the look- intimidating and purposeful...however the market lost their way and think that just visually bigger wheels are in and of themselves some kind of upgrade. Then it just kept going...bigger and bigger. Kinda like "I love a women in high heels"..well then you're gonna lover her in 7 inch lucite stripper platforms. Cant walk, can barely stand...just like and SUV on 22s.)

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Old 08-27-2014, 11:55 PM
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sooo...I should stick to my stock 18s?
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Don't really care about the original reasoning for larger wheels. 20s are much more visually appealing than 18s for an SUV (not just BMWs). You go higher in trim for many models and they usually offer an inch or two larger wheels despite the performance hit. Hell this is even true for minivans. Nearly 7 years later I still look back at my car after I park it - love the look. Tell me that doesn't count for anything.

Nobody's talking about 22s here. How common are they? Not very.
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