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Old 21st May 2008, 18:59   #196
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Now those are some nice looking cars !!! Especially the first 3 . Black is beautiful !!!


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Old 22nd May 2008, 00:01   #197
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@ Ironwolf: Im still in two minds on whether to just flare the wheel arches or go for a complete widebody. Both options seem enticing, i guess in the end it woudl totally depend on my budget. Colour schemes, i had narrowed down to either a blue or a grey, inclining more towards a darker grey. Alloys, by far the toughest choice, i would love to pick up a set of deep dish rims on a staggered setup, but they are ridiculously expensive and not readily available here. I heard konigs have now arrived in India, so looking into that option also. As you can see, nothing is really for sure, but i think we'll get there soon enuff. Cheers
"just flare the wheel arches or go for a complete widebody." - Either way should look good. Make sure a 20 inch alloy can fit in thats all

What I would suggest is - Metallic Blue so Dark that is looks like black from some angles.

IMO - Gray would not look good at all. You already got a Gray car.. spice it up bro.

I saw a BBS set which was deep dish on a Civic.. it was something like this. (except the hyperblack rims were goldish)
Will try and get a pic of the real thing.

Such a deep dish will certainly give the beamer a lot of character.
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Old 22nd May 2008, 10:58   #198
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@ Abix

Check out the rims on my Skoda. Similar to those shown on the Red car posted by Ironwolf. Good rims make a world of a difference - who'd know that better than you :-)


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@ ironwolf: ive decided to keep it simple, in order to retain its original looks, widebody would again be a bit too loud and is extra weight. So maybe a lip kit, maybe a bodykit with flared arches. 20 inchers?? I wish! Arush is advising me to not even go for 18s! As far as paint job goes, ive narrowed it down to grey and blue as my final choices. I dont own any grey car though. Rims wise, BBS style is getting too common, if anything im only going for a staggered setup with deep dish.

@rick_63: Sir, ive seen ur skoda many a times, and the rims are really gorgeous on it. Considering that im not going all out wild on the bodykit front, i agree rims will make a world of a difference, however, finding the right ones is hard.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 10:26   #200
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@ ironwolf: ive decided to keep it simple, in order to retain its original looks, widebody would again be a bit too loud and is extra weight. So maybe a lip kit, maybe a bodykit with flared arches. 20 inchers?? I wish! Arush is advising me to not even go for 18s! As far as paint job goes, ive narrowed it down to grey and blue as my final choices. I dont own any grey car though. Rims wise, BBS style is getting too common, if anything im only going for a staggered setup with deep dish.

@rick_63: Sir, ive seen ur skoda many a times, and the rims are really gorgeous on it. Considering that im not going all out wild on the bodykit front, i agree rims will make a world of a difference, however, finding the right ones is hard.

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Good decision, I agree with most of what you've said here. I think the wheel size needs to remain within do-able parameters, coz if & when you were to do an engine swap & stuff (serious power upgrade) the wheels play a BIG role in holding your car to the road, our kind of roads would kill the 20 inchers. I agree with Arush on that totally.

The colour choice is also great. Now just get started..


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@ ironwolf: ive decided to keep it simple, in order to retain its original looks, widebody would again be a bit too loud and is extra weight. So maybe a lip kit, maybe a bodykit with flared arches. 20 inchers?? I wish! Arush is advising me to not even go for 18s! As far as paint job goes, ive narrowed it down to grey and blue as my final choices. I dont own any grey car though. Rims wise, BBS style is getting too common, if anything im only going for a staggered setup with deep dish.
good choice abix. the simple kit would look much better on a bimmer. ive never liked overdone bimmers.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 11:36   #202
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here are more pics for you abix -

my suggestion is to keep it blue.
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Old 24th May 2008, 19:28   #203
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Hello all! well just thought id share my first accident experience with my E36. Was at India gate roundabout at around 70 this morning when the rear tyre burst! Caused the car to spin and the old tyres lack of grip prevented the car from gaining any control and resulted in me hitting the curb. No damage bodywise both me and the car. However, the rear tyres were both beyond recognition, surprisingly the rim didnt look all that damaged. So i got new tyres, although still perpelexed as to how the car just kept spinning even though at low speed and dry road condition.
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wow. thats a lucky escape. good you changed the tyres. now have you decided on blue or what?
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Glad to know you are safe, as is the car !! Never ever drive with bad tyres - (uncalled for advice)


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Old 24th May 2008, 20:03   #206
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@Ricky_63: Sir, any advice from you is always welcome! It was actually my own fault / cheapness, i thought id run with the old tyres till i get the new ones. Lesson learnt
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Hey Abix, good you are safe. Here are my input Wheels, big 18,19
Source : RAYS dealer is in india so no worries on warranty crap......
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Old 24th May 2008, 20:32   #208
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phew..glad to know that no harm done..bald tyres are always an invitation for trouble..drive safe dude..

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the first wheels in the pic should be the best fit for your car.
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Old 25th May 2008, 14:21   #210
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WOW some of the designs posted in the post #207 are really nice & should go well with the BMW you have in mind !!!



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