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  1. oz_tom

    15x6-7 wheels

    Hi djninkin, I ran a 205/50/15 on the rear on a 15x7 Alpina and it rubbed (stock suspension). I then tested a 15x6 with a 195/50/15 and that didn't rub. I then moved to a stiffer Eibach/Koni setup and ran that car lower with 195/45/15's (staggered - 15x7 rear and 15x6 front) and didn't have any rubbing that i recall. Potentially hitting a bump at full lock / an outlier situation there may have been, but i felt like that was the best setup to make a set of wheels that isn't an 'ideal' offset for a 2002 fit. By this point i'd probably also had the lips rolled.
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    02 restoration

    That is a very sad sight! What kind of work are you looking at having done to the car to bring her back - full paint and mechanical go over? I can recommend separate places but not a one stop shop sadly... Tom
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    Aussie 02 - 1970 resto progress

    Car looks beautiful! Reminds me a lot of my fathers when he had Superlites on (its a 72tii but runs early grilles and bumpers so will look very similar to you!)
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    Aussie 2002 drive

    A few fjord's there, but I suspect you mean the more 'vibrant' fjord - they're 15". Good to see another aussie! Are you on the Australian 2002 Owners facebook group?
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    Aussie 2002 drive

    lol! I know its been ages mate - hope all is well with you Ray. I may be in the US later this year again!
  6. Had a great drive today with some of the Victorian 2002 guys through the Yarra Ranges area in Victoria, Australia. It was quite reminiscent of a drive some 12 years ago with overcast rainy weather through some of the same roads, but a great turnout of around 18 cars. Lots of new and familiar faces, and the 02 scene is still strong in this part of the world! Pics below from Taylor Zhou
  7. Hi mate - are you after a factory roundie wheel or more of a Nardi or Momo wheel? PS: love to see your car - always good to see a new one from Oz!
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    Fuel tank repairs

    I've never had one repaired as tanks are still 'relatively' plentiful. I'd suggest only going down the repair path if you get desperate as you can usually pick up a good tank for under 100 bucks. When you have a good one, do a clean and reseal it (i think i used a POR15 product when I did mine 10+ years ago) and you shouldn't have to touch it again for a long time
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    Aussie02 resto

    Great seeing another aussie 02 being put back on the road. There are quite a few in Adelaide... Jump on the Australian 2002 facebook group too if you haven't already!
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    Monterey Or Bust!

    I'm so disappointed I just missed out on this event! I thoroughly enjoyed LA last week however, and New York currently. For an Australian to see so many spectacular BM's in one place would have been a treat. The car culture here is fantastic.
  11. hahahah brilliant! I'll file this information away with my optional Australian model only 'roo-bar' I'd love to see them go to you mate - I'm sure I can work something out with the owner if the price is a bit steep.
  12. Hi All, A friend dug these NOS grilles out of his stash (bought in 1983!) and I'm just trying to track down what specific model/year they are for. The kidney grille i've located on RealOEM as 51135780112 so standard early grille with no black slats. Left and right grilles i'm struggling with though. BMW parts note on one of the sides indicates 51135480105. I presume the other side would be 51135480104. Did BMW change the part number or am I missing something... RealOEM indicates 51131808473 and 51131808474 Any help appreciated! Best, Tom
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    Rebuild from ground up

    Keep us updated!
  14. Hi all, I recall a number of years back there was a gent who was collating all the 2002 sales on eBay and sales websites etc into a spreadsheet (it was a hobby I think). Does anyone recall him or a username? I haven't been able to get on the board much recently but I'm trying to track down some history on a US car in Australia so hoping he might be able to help! Cheers all! Tom
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    70 M2 build

    I've been out of the game for far too long! I'll have to dig up the old BaT listing.