2002 M Coupe | Laguna Seca Blue | Black

2002 M Coupe | Laguna Seca Blue | Black | Kinesis K58 18


Ever since I bought my first Coupe in 2007, I have wanted a set of Kinesis K58s. There are a few guys on BFc who are running, or have run them on their Coupe — Caliagents1688, JonesMechanical, and Gnarlycreature come to mind). In my opinion, they are the best looking set of wheels on the Coupe. Not far behind them are many, many other designs, but in my humble opinion, these are the best. I searched and search for a set that I could justify plunking my hard earned cash for, and early this summer the right set showed up (thanks to my buddy Sky for the heads up!). The seller had recently refinished them to like new condition. No rash, no dings, flawless finish, fresh polish, new hardware, etc, etc. The price was right, I paid for them clear back in June, received them in July, finally received the valve stems and tires in August, and had them mounted in September. You’d think after all of that, they’d be the finished product, but they’re not. The fronts are spot on, no spacer required and are perfectly flush. My TCK S/A suspension is adjusted up front as low as it will go, and there is nor rubbing whatsoever. The fronts are perfect. The rear is almost as low as it will go, I’m going to completely pull the adjuster out to get it about 1/2″ lower. The rears don’t have an optimal offset, or width. :( I know what to order, and where from to get them new, but I have other priorities currently and don’t have the time to disassemble the wheels to install wider lips. I’ll get to it in time, but for now I’m stoked just to have them mounted! I’ll be running a thick spacer for the time being so that they don’t look strange, but I’m content with having them at all.


Note: My Coupe is filthy in these photos. It had rained the last time I drove the Coupe, and I didn’t have the time to wash it before I took these photos. I was excited to share them, so this is the best I’ve got for now. Much better tom come this winter when it cools down in this stinkin’ desert.


General Information:
Year: 2002
Exterior Color: Laguna Seca Blue
Interior Color: Black Nappa
Production Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2002
Engine: S54
Sunroof: Yes


Production Stats:
Total Number with S54 Engine: 678
Total Number in 2002 Model Year: 340
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue: 41
Total Number with Black Nappa Interior: 1273
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Black Nappa: 2
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Black Nappa with a Sunroof: 2
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Black Nappa with S54 Engine with a Sunroof: 2
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Black Nappa Produced in 2002 with a Sunroof: 1
Data Source


Mods:
18″ Kinesis K58 Wheels
75mm (F), 90mm (R) Vorshlag Competition Studs
TCK S/A Suspension
Strong Strut Bar, Black
UUC SS Brake Lines
BMW Euro Floating Rotors (F), Zimmerman Blank Rotors (R)
PBR Deluxe Brake Pads
PowerFlex Street Subframe Bushings
Magnaflow 14803 Mufflers, Custom Axle Back SS Pipes
Leatherz MKII Armrest
UUC RK5 Shift Knob and Ebrake Handle
Whalen Hood Release
Projectorz II Headlights
Alpine IDA-X001 Headunit
OEM BMW Z3 Alarm and Keyless Entry


2002 M Coupe | Laguna Seca Blue | Black | Kinesis K58 18
2002 M Coupe | Laguna Seca Blue | Black | Kinesis K58 18
2002 M Coupe | Laguna Seca Blue | Black | Kinesis K58 18


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  1. Skylar

     /  September 19, 2011

    Looks Epic Jeremy! I love the K58’s, sad I missed out on the other set back in June, but this set for sure is a winner!

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