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      12-09-2006, 03:26 AM   #23
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Agree, NOT loving the wheels.
Well, I LOVE the Alpina Classic wheels, but I am wondering how they look under a E92 M3

Under a E92 335i they are by far the coolest wheels available imho
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      12-09-2006, 04:04 AM   #24
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is it just me, or can you start to make out the side vents through the stretched camo? Particularly in the 3rd photo of post 12.

Maybe its just a crease...
Good eyes but to me it looks like an entire thicker layer of "camo" material slightly smaller all around the perimeter of the black tape. You can see this in the photo right below the one you mentioned.
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      12-09-2006, 04:07 AM   #25
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Wheels

I really wished I liked there darn wheels. Many seem to. I really like the E36 and E46 M3 wheels but these I just don't like. Still hoping they are not the production wheels but suspect they are. As someone else pointed out they just look too classy (good for 5 ro 7 series but not M3). Also they look REALLY tough to clean.
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      12-09-2006, 06:46 AM   #26
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Good eyes but to me it looks like an entire thicker layer of "camo" material slightly smaller all around the perimeter of the black tape. You can see this in the photo right below the one you mentioned.
good point. I see what you are talking about.
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      12-09-2006, 10:27 AM   #27
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I understand where you guys are coming from. However, I do not think that these wheels are the optional 19", but rather the stock 18". For the E46 M3 I did not like the stock wheels, in fact I hated them. But the Magnesium 19" were awesome and then obviously the CSL Rimms were superb.
I think there will defenitely a better sets of wheels available.

Also, there have been pictures of a 335i with the M6 wheels; and that looks too damn good!
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      12-12-2006, 12:03 AM   #28
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I really like those wheels! Hope they are production!
i have to agree. i liked them the moment i saw them in that british/euro article a couple of weeks ago. and i still like them very much today. with the bmw caps - nice.
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      12-13-2006, 03:21 PM   #29
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Open these 2 links in separate browsers and toggle (or better yet save to desktop & arrow back and forth). The vantage point is very close. Pretty cool.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...003_mini7L.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...207_003_1L.jpg
So, curiosity got the best of me.

I KNOW ITS A REALLY BAD PHOTOSHOP JOB!! - bad positioning, misaligned, bad color, misproportioned...I know, I'm sorry!

I'm a baker, not a graphic designer!! I just HAD to see what the front might look like. And when I was done, I thought others might care to see it, and then bash on my PS skills.

If you squint - it helps...!!

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      12-13-2006, 05:42 PM   #30
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So, curiosity got the best of me.

I KNOW ITS A REALLY BAD PHOTOSHOP JOB!! - bad positioning, misaligned, bad color, misproportioned...I know, I'm sorry!

I'm a baker, not a graphic designer!! I just HAD to see what the front might look like. And when I was done, I thought others might care to see it, and then bash on my PS skills.

If you squint - it helps...!!

dude, that's not bad! keep going!

i would not mess with the wheel though. other than that, thanks, looks sweet!
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      12-13-2006, 05:48 PM   #31
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So, curiosity got the best of me.

I KNOW ITS A REALLY BAD PHOTOSHOP JOB!! - bad positioning, misaligned, bad color, misproportioned...I know, I'm sorry!

I'm a baker, not a graphic designer!! I just HAD to see what the front might look like. And when I was done, I thought others might care to see it, and then bash on my PS skills.

If you squint - it helps...!!


White looks so nice...!
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      12-13-2006, 06:14 PM   #32
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Not magnesium

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But the Magnesium 19" were awesome and then obviously the CSL Rimms were superb.
The optional 19" E46 M3 wheels are not magnesium, just an aluminum alloy like most other wheels.
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      12-13-2006, 08:27 PM   #33
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I understand the E46 M3 came with stock 18 inch wheels but most of us are expecting 19 inch wheels as stock on the new E90/92/93 M3. There must be a good reason why only 18 inch wheels were used on E46 other than the fact that its cheaper. Most cars feel bumpier on roads when they run on 19 inch wheels notwithstanding that 19s look better compared to 18s. So does it mean the new M3 will be a less comfortable ride?
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      12-13-2006, 10:54 PM   #34
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So, curiosity got the best of me.

I KNOW ITS A REALLY BAD PHOTOSHOP JOB!! - bad positioning, misaligned, bad color, misproportioned...I know, I'm sorry!

I'm a baker, not a graphic designer!! I just HAD to see what the front might look like. And when I was done, I thought others might care to see it, and then bash on my PS skills.

If you squint - it helps...!!

I fixed the wheel - if you can call it that. Wheel positioning is a bit askew.

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      12-14-2006, 05:25 PM   #35
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thanks. your artistry is now my computer desktop.
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      12-14-2006, 07:27 PM   #36
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I understand the E46 M3 came with stock 18 inch wheels but most of us are expecting 19 inch wheels as stock on the new E90/92/93 M3. There must be a good reason why only 18 inch wheels were used on E46 other than the fact that its cheaper. Most cars feel bumpier on roads when they run on 19 inch wheels notwithstanding that 19s look better compared to 18s. So does it mean the new M3 will be a less comfortable ride?
I saw a test using the E46 with 18" vs. 19" wheels. Conclusion: Because of the lower unsprung weight, lower moment of inertia and taller sidewalls the 18s provided slightly better acceleration, braking and comfort. The only thing you get with 19s is looks. I'll have to admit I care about looks as well as performance so I too hope 19s are stock on the new M3 and my strong suspicion is that 19s will be stock. Although I doubt BMW will offer 20s as an option so 19s would mean no larger wheel option. Again personally I would never put 20s on my M3 for the noticeable performance and comfort hits.
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      12-16-2006, 09:40 AM   #37
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Hi all


Brief introduction:

I'm Kooper, I'm the guy that's been taking pics from mostly this forum and posted them on another forum. I've given credit to this forum where I could, but I feel I had to give something back.

So, here it is, my contribution to this forum. Hope you like it.
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      12-16-2006, 01:58 PM   #38
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So, here it is, my contribution to this forum. Hope you like it.
Awesome. You must have some actual graphics/PS experience, unlike me.

This thing is going to look awesome with some 19's on it.
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      12-16-2006, 03:15 PM   #39
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Hi all


Brief introduction:

I'm Kooper, I'm the guy that's been taking pics from mostly this forum and posted them on another forum. I've given credit to this forum where I could, but I feel I had to give something back.

So, here it is, my contribution to this forum. Hope you like it.
Sorry, not a fan - looks a bit like a civic to me. Needs a more aggressive hood, this looks kind of darty. But hey, who am I to talk ? Waaaaay better than I could have done...but digging the spy photos a WHOLE lot more.
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      12-16-2006, 04:05 PM   #40
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Hi all


Brief introduction:

I'm Kooper, I'm the guy that's been taking pics from mostly this forum and posted them on another forum. I've given credit to this forum where I could, but I feel I had to give something back.

So, here it is, my contribution to this forum. Hope you like it.
nice ps, the bumper isnt quite right, and the side vents should have an "m3" badge, the side skirts should be kinda like the m6 (i think, because of seeing the 3 series msport spyshots), spoiler and wheels are nice though! good quality work too!

edit: the hood isnt quite right, but i guess noone knows what it'l be like...
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      12-16-2006, 04:14 PM   #41
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Sorry, not a fan - looks a bit like a civic to me. Needs a more aggressive hood, this looks kind of darty. But hey, who am I to talk ? Waaaaay better than I could have done...but digging the spy photos a WHOLE lot more.
+1. Excellent p-chop work! Nice skills But I can's stand the car. Can't put my finger on it but it does look totally Japanese. Just does not look like a BMW nor a lot like the spy pics.
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      12-17-2006, 12:08 AM   #42
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+1. Excellent p-chop work! Nice skills But I can's stand the car. Can't put my finger on it but it does look totally Japanese. Just does not look like a BMW nor a lot like the spy pics.

Of course we have all seen this by now, but I just wanted to keep it real. And let us not forget that it will have the performace of a g%^damn supercar, thank you very much. In due time my friends.


P.S. I know that the designers are looking at these posts - you're the pros guys, and the car is looking insane.
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Hey again all, here's an update based on some feedback. I know it's not quite 100%, but I'll keep hammering it.

Cheers!
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      12-17-2006, 02:31 AM   #44
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A better place?

Shall this be continued in the best place, the sticky p-chop thread? Has gotten way OT. I'm not an admin. ... but that would be the best place.
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