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post #41 of 787 Old 8th March 2006, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Kees for the US link.
If I go for the Neez wheels I'll need to get spacers but If I go with HRE I wont need them as I can get the off sets custom.
The advantage is that I don't have spacers and with a reduced off set all the external reach I need would be in a larger lip, so that would look even better.
I'm getting some HRE's this week for the Lambo so that will help me see what they look like next to the M5.


M5am I don't think I've got that many friends to fill the back with clubs.
I'll probably just have my gear in there and that's about it..
I'm looking at lining the interior with a short style carpet, much like what you see in the M5 trunk now.
I saw it on a Ute in Australia in a mag with a red lined tub, it looked great.

I'l have a hard cover on the back for sure, probably get one made custom or adjust one as to german quality fit and finish.

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Can't wait to see the final result - Good luck on the project!

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Have a look at the final pic in the album that I just added of the front 3/4 view point.
It's got the front lights tappered for a more aggressive look.
I think we'll run with it, but it might not be a strong as this version shows.
Just a subtle adjustment for that look of more pissed off front end.
When you drop the eye line like that it will leave the grill sitting up a bit.
Maybe lowering the grill saze as well will keep a better look with a lower brow.

The rear wheel is a bit more slammed, again as long as it doesn't look like I've got a load of bricks in there, it will be a fine line.

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I just stumbled across this thread - I am looking forward to the final result!

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Holy crap, this is nuts, but in a great way! I'll never play Tiger Woods 2006 the same way without thinking "that crazy apples..." I really can't wait to see the end result, as it seems really interesting.
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Apples,

Great project!

About the shock absorbers, and springs:

To get the clearance you are looking for, you will need to lay the springs and shocks on the side and mount those inboard (F1 style).

Do you want to keep the rear sub-frame?

You could use a double linkage:

one link pivoting around an axis paralell to the car front-back centerline axis, turning the up-down wheel movement into a horizontal movement towards the centerline of the car.

and

another link pivoting around a vertical axis turning the movment into a front-back horizontal movment. The linkage will also leverage so spring and shock-absorber length dimensions can be much smaller.

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Apples this is great! Do you plan on having a hard tonneau cover over the rear?

You should really incorporate something like this in the back. Especially for you...



That is just a quick example but I think you get the idea. It would be the final step in have a true M5 Ute.

Cant wait to see the final product.
Very Cool,

I'm glad it says Golf bags, because they look like Dead bodies.

Oh well with a diagram like that, it could be onsold to a gangster in later years.

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Very Cool,

I'm glad it says Golf bags, because they look like Dead bodies.

Oh well with a diagram like that, it could be onsold to a gangster in later years.
Dead bodies would work just as well, but given the numbers of M5 utes around, 'blending in' would not be one of its (many) strong points.

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are those golf bags or body bags??? .....but then again I'm from NY .......good luck with your ambitious project

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