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  1. Up for sale is a beautiful set of Italian turn signals I bought through Danco here on BMWFAQ. These are the turn signals which are handmade by a disabled veteran and are available only on a limited - and intermittent - basis. They are plug and play for US cars. They come with amber dual filament bulbs. The producer of these items uses a high quality mold to form the plastic around the metal frames. No glue. These are in brand new condition meaning I never installed them on my 02. I have decided to take my car collection in a different direction (air cooled Porsche’s) so I am letting go of the parts I bought for my 02 before I sell the car itself. Pics were taken on my workbench and I had a neon light turned on, which is why the blue color is there. Happy to send more pics along to interested buyers. I just don’t have any more pics with me. Price includes new-in-box gaskets from Bluntech but does not include shipping, which is to be paid by buyer. Interested parties please direct message me. I am basically trying to get my money back out of them, nothing more. Thanks.
  2. Up for sale is a beautiful set of 3-piece BBS RS 001 wheels (15"x7" et25). In my opinion, these are the most beautiful wheels for the BMW 2002, and while pricey, are the ones to have, especially for 02’s or e30's that are upper quality. I sourced these wheels from Ehrlich Wheel Works in Mocksville, NC. Paul Ehrlich is known for his top-quality work when it comes to getting vintage or otherwise important wheels back to like-new condition. Paul sourced the barrels and lips separately and assembled them after taking the following steps: Wheel lips stripped of clearcoat Wheel lips glass bead blasted, sanded and buffed to create a like new finish Sourced and installed brand-new chrome bolts and nuts Sourced and installed brand-new lug caps (gold BBS lettering) Polished hex caps Chemically stripped wheel faces Applied 2-stage powder coat These wheels have literally at most 50 miles on them. As such, they have been mounted and balanced. With that being said, I really never drive my 02 so these wheels haven’t seen much activity. They do have slight marring from where the lug nuts have made contact with the wheel inside of the lug cap cover, so they are not visible when the lug cap is on the wheel. Such a sign of use is unavoidable and I therefore do not consider it a problematic factor. I have included pics of the wheels with the lug caps off so you can see the condition. Overall, if you’re looking for a set of true 3-piece BBS RS 001 wheels in correct fitment for your 02, these are the one’s to have. I monitor the usual channels where people sell these and don't recall seeing many sets of this quality being sold. A video of these wheels can be seen on my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5_-ElQCEck&t=2s In the video, the rears didn’t initially fit because they were 15”x7.5” et 25. Following the creation of the video, I had Paul rebuild the rears to be 7” in width to fit properly. So, this is a square set of BBS RS 001’s at 15”x7” et25. Reason for selling: I am selling these wheels because my interests have shifted to air cooled 911's. As such, I will be selling my 2002 and will not have a need for them. I am in central North Carolina and would highly prefer local pick-up.
  3. Hello all! I just added a new video to my YT channel (BavarianEnthusiastTV) that covers me sourcing, unboxing, installing and reviewing a pair of refurbished e21 Recaro seats I got for my 1970 BMW 2002. If you’re interested, take a look! Also, please subscribe and give me a thumbs up. I’m working hard on building this channel so any support I can get will keep me motivated and adding more vids about the 02 (and my air cooled Porsche’s, among other vehicles)! Finally, if you’re so inclined, please leave your comments under the video on YouTube itself if at all possible. I believe you’ll have to go to YT to look me up. That helps the video rank and get traction, which is the goal 👍🏼
  4. I wanted to make sure I didn’t have rubbing issues so I went the safe route with the tire size. There’s an issue with the body that’s been causing rubbing issues. I’m going to do a full video on it in the near future.
  5. Good question. This process was suggested to me by an 02 buddy so I gave it a shot. Powder coating would have surely been more durable but at the same time I am mostly focused on getting the BBS's on the car....so this is basically a temporary solution. So, really, I just didn't look into that idea. Perhaps I should have but I'm gonna let it ride for now.
  6. First of all, thanks so much for the well wishing. Working on this channel has allowed me to take my passion for these 2002's - and air cooled 911's - to another level so I appreciate your support. Regarding parts sources. Good to know. I did source the chrome lug nuts from Dave at Aardvark (sp?) racing. I'm also having him reupholster a set of e21 Recaro's for me as we speak. I am not a big fan of ECS myself either. Feels impersonal and frankly their marketing annoys the hell out of me. They're incessant with their emails, especially after you visit their website. They have some sort of technology that tracks return visits and then triggers an email to you promoting whatever you just happened to look at. Too invasive. Stay tuned for more content.... Thanks again!
  7. No worries about hijacking at all. My goal with all of my videos is to conversations and info sharing on the various topics I cover. Looks like mission accomplished. Thanks!
  8. Steve, FAQ has been a GREAT resource for fitment info as the journey with this car and the wheels has unfolded. Unfortunately, the issue lies with a problem with the car itself that I am going to have to get sorted. I will share that issue in an upcoming video. It’s actually a surprising and aggravating problem, especially with a car of this caliber... Please subscribe if you’re so inclined. You like that video teaser? 😆 - Will
  9. Josh - First of all, thanks for subscribing! Secondly, there’s a link to the centers, hubs and wheels in the description under the video on YouTube. They’re available at ECS tuning, but I bought them from the same guy I bought the centers from. I hear you about the BBS wheels, but that’s what’s great about wheels/stance set ups. To each his own; and what I love about them is how easy it is to transform the look of the car quickly and easily by changing out the wheels.
  10. Sorry, but I don’t. Looks like someone else does though.
  11. I love your story, and I appreciate your perspective. I’ll end up keeping the hubcaps...just far away from the car for the time being 😂 Thanks for weighing in!
  12. That looks good against that silver paint. I gave some thought to staying with black but ultimately felt the silver was right for the car.
  13. In my case, I feel like the chrome lugs and the center caps really make the wheels. I don’t know that I would like them as much without that touch.
  14. No doubt, I agree with you. I would have done more research into a more durable solution and spent more time on these wheels if I were gonna keep them on the car long term. The problem with my car that’s preventing the BBS’s from fitting is one that’s gonna require some relative surgery (I will talk about the issue in depth a future episode...it’s very unfortunate) but once that’s fixed those wheels will be my “forever wheels” and the steelies will likely end up in the parts classifieds on FAQ. Thanks for the insight.
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