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Old 12th April 2009, 21:21   #1771
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Thanks akshay, it is a 1985 model, and little work to do with it.
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Old 12th April 2009, 21:48   #1772
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Hi there, these are some of the pics of my cars, with OZ with 185/70/14 and zen with STANFORD, 165/65/13.
I love 'em Beemers, they're like wine - the more they age, the sweeter they look.. elegant wheels you got there andre.
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Old 12th April 2009, 21:51   #1773
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Hi there, these are some of the pics of my cars, with OZ with 185/70/14 and zen with STANFORD, 165/65/13.
Hi andre1774, that BMW is beautiful. I guess it is 88 - 89 model. My compliments for the good condition that it is in.

If I am correct, these car had a 2 litre DOHC (125bhp), with one of the best mid-range response. I remember a friend of mine had a similar car in UK and that was absolutely fantastic to drive.

Have you considered original BMW BBS alloys from that era for your 320i. They look spectacular on those models.

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Old 12th April 2009, 22:02   #1774
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@optimystic01 - Those alloys gel very well with the colour & look of the car. A great freebie with a used car And thats a nice colour shade for the car paint as well.

thanks a lot Xehaust
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Old 12th April 2009, 22:13   #1775
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was bored of my stock alloys no funds for new alloys so spray painted my stock magnum silver alloys with a mix of metallic silver and copper paint result metallic gold alloys-total cost rs 700/- including paint,clearcoat and painting charge for all 5 alloys.
what do you think guys looks ok or belongs to the w&w thread?
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Old 12th April 2009, 22:25   #1776
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Wanted your comments on my "MARKED" tyres.. Got this white tire marker recently..
yes they are looking good but i doubt that the paint will last to long.

what paint you used for this.
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yes they are looking good but i doubt that the paint will last to long.

what paint you used for this.
this is what i want to know
as in my case paint wore off within a week
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Old 12th April 2009, 22:32   #1778
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she looks hot dockap!
finish looks good to me. hope it lasts.
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Old 12th April 2009, 23:06   #1779
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she looks hot dockap!
finish looks good to me. hope it lasts.
thanks man hope so 2 coats of paint and 2 coats of clearcoat
planing on using the same colour for the side mirrors and brake calipers next week
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^thats a nice and affordable alternative to buying a new set of rims, looks very good.
nice job with paint also, very clean.
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Old 13th April 2009, 09:02   #1781
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hi jaskiat, thanks man, actually the model is 1985, and registered in 1986, i tried the original BBS basketweave or the crosspoke, but i couldnt find one in the local market, but saw some in lancers.
yes it has a very good mid range response, but i find it very difficult to drive in the city traffic, but excellent on the highway.

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I love 'em Beemers, they're like wine - the more they age, the sweeter they look.. elegant wheels you got there andre.
thanks man, planning go for some low profile ones.

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Hi andre1774, that BMW is beautiful. I guess it is 88 - 89 model. My compliments for the good condition that it is in.

If I am correct, these car had a 2 litre DOHC (125bhp), with one of the best mid-range response. I remember a friend of mine had a similar car in UK and that was absolutely fantastic to drive.

Have you considered original BMW BBS alloys from that era for your 320i. They look spectacular on those models.

Regards

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thanks man, it is a 1985 model, with 2lit engine, and has lot of mid-range power. i tried the bbs but couldnt get them from the local market.


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The Optra looks good dockap. I have always been a fan of White+Gold Rims combo.
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Old 13th April 2009, 10:37   #1783
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I like that, you got any ink left in those markers ?
Thanks di1in. Yes, Ink is left but it'll be used for further coats.

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Hey zerocritical, your car's lookin nice with these alloys. White marking is done neatly. Was it a DIY?
But isn't 195/60R14 is a wrong upsize for a swift? Correct upsize would be 195/65 R14.
Thanks. Yes Its a DIY. I got the marker from Hongkong. its like a pen and quite easy to do. Yoko are available in 195/60. I am happy with the ride quality, which is much better than the stock tyres. so i decided to keep them.

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I guess those tyres are only available in 195/60/R14.
Yes you are right Switch.

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How did you do it?

I tried once with white paint on my Ex gypsy and the paint came off within a week
I did it using a pen like marker. this too becomes dull after a month or so.. this is the second time i have done it. it hardly takes 7-10 mins for each tyre.

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These look fantastic. Is that a DIY? That must have taken SOME time and effort on your part, eh ?
Thanks. Yes its a DIY. took about 7-10 mins for each tyre.

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hey ZC, tyres look nice with the markers. where did you get it? wheels also look nice.
Thanks. I got the marker last month from HK. But i guess it should be available in India too.

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yes they are looking good but i doubt that the paint will last to long.

what paint you used for this.
It lasts for about a month or so. a quick coat on it makes it look better again.
I dont know the paint, the language on the marker was alien to me something like Japanese or Chinese. Will post the pic of the marker as well.

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this is what i want to know
as in my case paint wore off within a week
hmm.. in my case it hardly takes 10 mins for first coat and 5-7 mins for subsequent quotes. so I think re coating it once a month is fine.

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Old 13th April 2009, 10:48   #1784
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It looks like this after a month. I took this before re coating them
The official alloy wheel show-off thread. Lets see your rims!-image_056.jpg
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Old 13th April 2009, 19:19   #1785
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OHC bought way back in 2002, covered 130,000 kms, riding on Acceleres 195/55/R15 with lenso alloys.



Thanks for the complements guys,, here're the pics you asked for:
You`ve got a decent car! Remove tht gold-plate finish from the main grille! Try blackining it wid PVC stickers, it may look good!
My cousin had OHC with same color, it had dark tints for all windows, even font windshield! That was awesome, as OHC got a huge front windscreen!
Anyways Happy Modding!
Drive safe!
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