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Thread: Fitted : Enkei NT03+M on M Coupe

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    Fitted : Enkei NT03+M on M Coupe

    Finally got them after a 2 months wait. Here's the details :

    Front :
    Enkei NT03+M in 18x8, ET35
    SO3 tires 225/40
    Weight with tires : 44.75lbs
    17" Stock M wheels with Falken GRB (225/45) tires : 44.3lbs

    Rear :
    Enkei NT03+M in 18x10, ET25
    SO3 tires 285/30
    Addition of 5mm H&R spacers with longer tapered bolts
    Weight with tires : 50.2lbs
    17" Stock M wheels with Falken GRB (245/40) tires : 46.74lbs

    The tires fitted onto the stock wheels are 95% worn so I'm told that if the tires are new, it'll account for an additional 2-3lbs. Hence, with a +1 increase in wheel size and massive increase in tires size (rear), the weight is almost similar to the stock setup. And it is also known that SO3 tires are amongst the heaviest. Did consider getting Pirellis but the price just puts me off.

    Overall, I'm very satisfied with the wheels. Just that cleaning them just got a lot harder

    As most of you can tell, I'm not from US and my car is a Euro spec RHD version. So price wise, it may not apply to you guys though. The 4 wheels came to about US$1,450. The tires came up to about US$900.

    For those of you wondering, the front brakes are Tarox. And yes, I do find the number of grooves an overkill as far as looks go. Don't know about how well they aid functionality but they sure work better than stock on the track.
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    Front view...

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    Rear View....

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    Nice! I've been looking at those rims advertised in European car the past few months. Very different look. I would miss the dish in the rear, but 285 rears is damn cool.

    Those would look great in 19" on an E46 M3
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    it looks hot! i love those tiny break me spokes. can you take a 3/4 view so we can see the 285's.
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    Very NICE!

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    Why does it look like there are 2 valve stems?

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    Yes, there are 2 valve stems..... and I've been asking around but no one seems to know exactly what they're for

    Originally posted by Bos
    Why does it look like there are 2 valve stems?

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    Wow, those are pretty unusual on a BMW. Nice choice

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    I think I read somewhere that the second valve was for Nitrogen fill or something like that, as Nitrogen is more stable. Still not sure why two valves are needed though.
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    Good luck on cleaning those!

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    3 Quarter View as requested

    Originally posted by ken_vs_ryu
    it looks hot! i love those tiny break me spokes. can you take a 3/4 view so we can see the 285's.
    I know it's been a while. Was waiting for my H&R and Koni combo to arrive before taking the photo. Not to mention searching for a suitable location that is reasonably scenic
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    Awesome. Can you take a rear view picture so I can see how fat the 285s are?

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    File's too big to attach...

    Originally posted by stjobs
    Awesome. Can you take a rear view picture so I can see how fat the 285s are?
    Thanks and Wow! That was a fast response.

    I forgot to take a small pic for the rear view. Hence, the file I have for the rears are almost 1MB in size. Too large for me to attach. I intend to take some photos again perhaps this weekend...

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    That angle looks way better than the straight side shot you posted earlier. You can see the the wheels have some width now.

    I think those look great! Post more pics!
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    Nice car.. I was a little on the defensive side when you were showing the car earlier but it came together pretty nice with the springs..

    Two notes:

    Those are some crazy rotors on the front.. Who makes those?

    Also, I'm guessing here but I once saw a guy that had split nozzle on his compressor so he could check the pressure easier and faster when putting in or taking air out.. Might be useful at the track where every psi counts and man do they change pressure once you've gone around the track a couple of times..

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    Originally posted by Hipendicular M
    Those are some crazy rotors on the front.. Who makes those?

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    Those are Tarox G88 rotors from Italy (www.tarox.com). I've since gotten a set for the rear as well after wearing them out during the last 2 track days.

    They work reasonably well and are less prone to warp compared to the stock floating rotors. I ordered them together with the matching brake pads. And thank goodness I did that. The dust from the stock pads would have driven me crazy with these new wheels...

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    Originally posted by stjobs
    Awesome. Can you take a rear view picture so I can see how fat the 285s are?
    Here goes the rear view...
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    do you have the hatch from a regular z coupe?
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    Looks hot ,, but don't you miss the factory rims as one of the ///M remarks??
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    Holy shit that would be expensive to keep in S'pore!
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    do you have the hatch from a regular z coupe?
    Only North American coupes have the dual plate light in the rear that you are used to seeing. For the rest of the world, that is what an MCoupe rear looks like.
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