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    hi ive always wonderd what my alloys were? im thinking of upgrading to maybe the mv1's but still not 100% sure...any1 got any other reccomendations? gone off the mv2's quite abit! also what size would be best for my lil compact?...17's max im guessing? keeping in mind im hoping to lower it sometime in the future!
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    don't know what wheels they are mate.. look rubbish if i'm honest though..

    MV2s don't suit e36 compacts so i'd say MV1s would be a good choice..

    as far as size goes you'll fit 18"s on there no problem even with the car lowered!

    you won't get MV1s in 17"s either so if you want them it'll need to be 18s..
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    martino is that actually your car??

    if it is then as neal said you got to lower it mate.. at the moment the wheels just look tiny in them massive arches..

    here you go.. perfect

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    yep thats actually my car lol!! why did you ask that? yeah this issue has been going on for a while now!! so new wheels and lowerd is the way to go we all agree lol!! how much would a garage charge to lower? or is it easy enough to do yourself?
     
     

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    does any1 know what a garage would charge to lower my car approx? or is it DIY-able? cheers!......
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martino View Post
    does any1 know what a garage would charge to lower my car approx? or is it DIY-able? cheers!......
    You'd need to get a lowering kit first.You can either go with lowering springs or get coilovers.Choice is yours and how low you want to go and how much you want to spend.....Not so easy as to just to take it to a garage and say make it lower....
     
     

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    martino did you look at that link I posted??

    you'll need to get something similar to them.. but yes the job is DIY-able with minimal tools..

    you would probably need a spring compressor to change the front though.. garage would probably charge about 1.5-2 hours labour to fit..
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    martino did you look at that link I posted??
    Personally I would take Eibach springs over Apex springs any day....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Personally I would take Eibach springs over Apex springs any day....
    absolutely, me too!! I've got eibachs on my car.. but they are substantially more expensive.. was giving martino and idea of what he can get without breaking the bank

    would all depend on budget
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martino View Post
    hi ive always wonderd what my alloys were? im thinking of upgrading to maybe the mv1's but still not 100% sure...any1 got any other reccomendations? gone off the mv2's quite abit! also what size would be best for my lil compact?...17's max im guessing? keeping in mind im hoping to lower it sometime in the future!
    I think they are genuine BMW alloys, they certainly look familiar.....
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