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    #16
    Hey, very cool story and I'm glad you're maintaining the car. Keep it up!
    1990 325is Brilliantrot/Natur

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      #17
      Been a while since I've posted so I figured I'd throw in some pictures I've taken since the wheels were installed and a couple projects I've been working on.

      Shortly after installing the wheels I threw an 8mm spacer on the rears to get them sitting a bit more flush with the front. So now Im at et25 in front and et17 in the rear



      With these new silver faced wheels with polished lips, I'm trying to move more towards that color scheme with the car overall. So I purhcased some 87 pop-outs from a local member and pulled upper door trim from an 87 at pick-n-pull. The pop-outs need a little paint stripper applied, but will soon do the trick!



      And some pictures I couldnt resist taking while walking away after parking... I know you all know the urge!






















      Sorry the pictures are low quality and always bad lighting, but its just the nature of the beast.
      Last edited by dadsbmw; 08-03-2015, 04:20 PM.
      2003 Z4 3.0 6-speed- Silver, 19's, daily driver
      1990 Silver 325i- Lowered on H&R OE Sports, e90 drop hats, KYB shocks, color matched rocker panels, 16" Emortal RS wheels on 205/50/16 tires... Currently getting a full refresh including an S52 swap!
      1997 Black Ford Probe GT- Stripped to 2220lbs, MS3X, Forged motor in midst of assembly... Dyno results and 1/4 mile times pending

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        #18
        Great job so far man and love the story. Keep it up!
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        '89 325i RoyalBlau Metallic - Kylie
        Follow me on IG! @its.christiannn

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          #19
          Id vote for car of the month. cant keep my eyes off it.

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            #20
            Ha thanks man! Neither can I!
            2003 Z4 3.0 6-speed- Silver, 19's, daily driver
            1990 Silver 325i- Lowered on H&R OE Sports, e90 drop hats, KYB shocks, color matched rocker panels, 16" Emortal RS wheels on 205/50/16 tires... Currently getting a full refresh including an S52 swap!
            1997 Black Ford Probe GT- Stripped to 2220lbs, MS3X, Forged motor in midst of assembly... Dyno results and 1/4 mile times pending

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              #21
              Originally posted by CENTURION View Post
              Id vote for car of the month. cant keep my eyes off it.
              if we HAD a car of the month! haha... Im working on bringing it back
              Simon
              Current Car:
              -2003 Mini Cooper R50
              Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                #22
                Awesome story and awesome car! 370k nice!!!!!! How do you like the wheels? Looking for something similar wondering how these are. If you could shoot me a PM that would be great! But really sweet car man!!
                1990 S50 Calypso-rot 325i

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                  if we HAD a car of the month! haha... Im working on bringing it back
                  That would be nice. anything I can do or any other members to get it started?
                  I nominate Dadsbmw

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                    #24
                    just be patient, and then bitch when his car doesnt get picked.... followed later by applause when it IS selected ;)

                    OP keep it up, I love the subtle improvements
                    Simon
                    Current Car:
                    -2003 Mini Cooper R50
                    Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

                    Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                      #25
                      This is so cool!!

                      Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
                      Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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                        #26
                        Good progress so far. You should definitely paint the rear parcel shelf. I did on my 318is:

                        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...5&postcount=49
                        '90 318is

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                          #27
                          Good call, I agree. However I've gotta find a grey that matches the interior well...
                          2003 Z4 3.0 6-speed- Silver, 19's, daily driver
                          1990 Silver 325i- Lowered on H&R OE Sports, e90 drop hats, KYB shocks, color matched rocker panels, 16" Emortal RS wheels on 205/50/16 tires... Currently getting a full refresh including an S52 swap!
                          1997 Black Ford Probe GT- Stripped to 2220lbs, MS3X, Forged motor in midst of assembly... Dyno results and 1/4 mile times pending

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                            #28
                            Great work and even greater Story.
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                              #29
                              Great progress so far! 215/45's?

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                                #30
                                205/50 I believe
                                2003 Z4 3.0 6-speed- Silver, 19's, daily driver
                                1990 Silver 325i- Lowered on H&R OE Sports, e90 drop hats, KYB shocks, color matched rocker panels, 16" Emortal RS wheels on 205/50/16 tires... Currently getting a full refresh including an S52 swap!
                                1997 Black Ford Probe GT- Stripped to 2220lbs, MS3X, Forged motor in midst of assembly... Dyno results and 1/4 mile times pending

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