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19 inch rims on a 2002!

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Up until three days ago I would have said that 19's were a stupid idea, but now...

This is just an inspirational photo shoot to motivate me. There's no photoshop here, just lots of sticky tape, $7 worth of primer and the rims off my 'other German car'

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+1

(Technically, +6.) I'm with you in that I didn't think that this would work, or would look remotely reasonable. But I really like what you've got going there. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

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Yes, it's amazing what a turbo kit and wheels can do to transform a car.

This is what Gretchen looked liked when I purchased her.

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It's novel, but I think you might grow tired of the look. I see modern wheels on a classic body.

I don't think the modern wheels complement the old school lines of the car, they dominate.

Just my $.02

Fun to look at though. :-)

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Well, it was originally just for a laugh as the Audi RS4 rims were the only ones I had to hand, but after I put them on, well, I kind of fell in love with the look.

The reality is I had to drop the body onto the rear wheels and squash them into the tubs, so.., let's face it, 235 series rubber on 19" rims ain't gonna to fit, but it was a nice experiment.

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Wow its like those detroit fantasy cars, the ones we are supposed to drool over nowadays, looks cool but for my money a set a the Alpina 16s sportin pirilli 50s would do the trick, you lookin for a home for the original hubcaps, they are way cool too.

Dave Miller

DBMW2002

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I'm sure that would be a joy to drive. I went from 13's to 15's due to tire selection, much prefer the ride of the fatter sidewalls. Personally it looks silly to me, but to each his own...

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Wow its like those detroit fantasy cars, the ones we are supposed to drool over nowadays, looks cool but for my money a set a the Alpina 16s sportin pirilli 50s would do the trick, you lookin for a home for the original hubcaps, they are way cool too.

Dave Miller

DBMW2002

Well, I wouldn't call it a Detroit fantasy car, but I get your point.

Alpina rims have always been my first choice, but now maybe I've opened my mind to other options, and the Alpina's, well, everyone puts them on and it's not an Alpina...

I have lots of original hubcaps, one is brand new and still in the original packaging from BMW...

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WHY would you do that to a Touring!?!?!?!

When I bought Gretchen my mates laughed their asses off. "Why would you buy a 'Mr Bean' car", was one comment. Well, she ain't no 'Mr Bean' car anymore...

Sure, it's not to everyone's taste, and as I said, it was for a bit of a laugh. I was just looking for honest opinions and clearly I have pressed some buttons, which is actually quite helpful.

I'll be blogging the build, which is a full, bare metal, ground up, burger-with-the-lot resto. Some of you will disagree with the path I am going, but some of you might just appreciate the effort that will go into this build.

Oh, the colour will definitely NOT be candy apple red, if that sets some of your minds at ease.

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WHY would you do that to a Touring!?!?!?!

+1

However, with only 1876 RHD Tourings made, messing up a few RHDs may help the resale on mine!!

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