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      01-27-2009, 12:51 AM   #1
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Presenting Newest Mod...VMR V710's mounted

Okay...just couldn't wait...went ahead and mounted the new shoes/wheels (yeah I know they're 19" summer tires Asedais).but what the hell. Talked to my service guy at Passport BMW and kinda agreed with him that we haven't seen much precipitation this winter (while I was gone) and that its not below freezing that often WITH precip this season. Added to that was the realization that there's probably only 45 days or so left of the bad stuff before the weather should improve...therefore why mount 18" winter or All Seasons now for just 30-45 days of driving when as he pointed out I'd not drive the M3 in that weather anyway but the X5. So without further wait...presenting the newest mod! LOL

Hope you like and sorry bout the lighting but it was getting dark out and the garage was the only warm place I could find! LOL

Next up...Dinan Spring set, H&R's or Eibach's! LOL A Vorsteiner carbon fiber rear difuser would also be nice too!
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      01-27-2009, 12:55 AM   #2
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Oh here's a before shot too...sorry!
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      01-27-2009, 10:28 AM   #3
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I see you had the itch Rob and got it done in no time!
Looks Good! maybe when it gets a little warmer we can see it in person!
for the meantime be carefull out there !

Nice! the 911 is getting jealous
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I think we need more pictures when you got some time Rob!
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Nice car & rims. What size tires did you put on those rims ?
Too bad the weather around here sucks. I just came back from LA and I wish I had my car out there in the 70 degree weather.
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Looks great. Do you think those pics are big enough????
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Rob the car looks amazing. I think those wheels look better than the Moore VS8's that you were considering.
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Okay...just couldn't wait...went ahead and mounted the new shoes/wheels (yeah I know they're 19" summer tires Asedais).but what the hell. Talked to my service guy at Passport BMW and kinda agreed with him that we haven't seen much precipitation this winter (while I was gone) and that its not below freezing that often WITH precip this season. Added to that was the realization that there's probably only 45 days or so left of the bad stuff before the weather should improve...therefore why mount 18" winter or All Seasons now for just 30-45 days of driving when as he pointed out I'd not drive the M3 in that weather anyway but the X5. So without further wait...presenting the newest mod! LOL

Hope you like and sorry bout the lighting but it was getting dark out and the garage was the only warm place I could find! LOL

Next up...Dinan Spring set, H&R's or Eibach's! LOL A Vorsteiner carbon fiber rear difuser would also be nice too!
I love that reasoning! Congrats on the latest mod.
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Looks good. How does the gunmetal finish of the VMRs compare to the OEM 18s? Are the VMRs lighter or darker than your 18s? It kind of looks lighter, but difficult to tell from just the pics.
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I see you had the itch Rob and got it done in no time!
Looks Good! maybe when it gets a little warmer we can see it in person!
for the meantime be carefull out there !

Nice! the 911 is getting jealous
I know...I couldn't help it and had to put them on...they were just sitting there in boxes looking at me when I got home. LOL

Yes the 997 is just sitting there...have started it up but so far it hasn't left the garage...it does need a service which is one reason (that can be expensive) but otherwise it isn't unusual for winter and that car...it's used to the charger and storage from Dec thru March but then again it hasn't left the garage since Aug when I left...the M3 is just that good! I can't stay outta it! LOL
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I think we need more pictures when you got some time Rob!
Have the time but not the weather Jurrian! When it clears up here I will get a tripod and try out the new 8.1 megapixel Camera they got me for Xmas when I got home for real and send you some good pics.

Hopefully tho the ones I sent don't embarass you guys too much and do the Gunmetal VMR V710's justice!
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Looks good. How does the gunmetal finish of the VMRs compare to the OEM 18s? Are the VMRs lighter or darker than your 18s? It kind of looks lighter, but difficult to tell from just the pics.
If you look at the before and after its really hard to tell the difference in finish between the OEM 18" and the 19" Gunmetal VMR V710's. Very Very close match and if pushed I'd say the VMR's are a slight shade lighter but not much at all. Also the Sparkling Graphite is almost chamelon-like in its ability it seems to blend in with both sets of wheels to make them seem factory matched almost paint wise.
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Sorry better shot of 18" wheels here
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Talking Your looking good nice wheels

First of all welcome back to the real, no more sand box for you. well at least for now. Can't say the same for myself I am still here in Iraq for another 11 months Your wheels are looking really good I like it. Can't wait to see it when you drop it. Make sure you add some painted reflectors to your list of mods and if you get the Vorstiener diffuser get the new one they have out type II or Version II
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Once again welcome back home and thank you for your service down range LOL
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If you look at the before and after its really hard to tell the difference in finish between the OEM 18" and the 19" Gunmetal VMR V710's. Very Very close match and if pushed I'd say the VMR's are a slight shade lighter but not much at all. Also the Sparkling Graphite is almost chamelon-like in its ability it seems to blend in with both sets of wheels to make them seem factory matched almost paint wise.
Thanks for the info! I like the style of the V710s and having the gunmetal be a similar match to the OEM 18s is a plus. The dark shade of the 18s looks good to me but the rims just don't fill the wheel wells that well.
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Do you commute on New Hampshire Ave N between 29 and Randolph, I think I've seen your car in the morning a few times.
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Do you commute on New Hampshire Ave N between 29 and Randolph, I think I've seen your car in the morning a few times.
Nope...been over there a few times but not my daily commute; it on the other side aroun Rt 50 to the Beltway.
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Sweet! looks good

a little drop will finish the look
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it is dropped. Dinan Performance Suspension installed in March before running down to the 1 day M school! See pics. Seems to have settled a bit too. Been busy TDY out of town; just got back from West Coast so sorry guys have missed all the fun. Ase2dais....Write up and pics from the M School are still comming before the month's end hopefully!
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