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Old 06-05-2006, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Lowered my Car this Weekend

Well, I lowered it, using H&R Racing Springs. The car looks amazing, but now the ride rubs like crazy. I have 19's 8.5 in the front and 9.5 in the back. I really like the way it looks dropped, thinking I should just by OEM m3 contour rims, or 18 inch wheels. What do you guys think.
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try rolling the fenders first. As much as I like contours I just see them way too often.
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19's are pretty big for an e36... I went from stock 15's to 17's and the difference is huge, not to mention that I think any bigger would look ricer...
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I here what your saying, but it really is pleasing to the eye the way this car looks. I just dropped it yesterday, and all the out of no were compliments I was getting was incredible. I'm gonna get the fenders rolled this weekend, that should take care of the back, but the front when I turn rubs on the fender. I'm thinking changing the front tires to 35 series to see first.
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I could see how theres some rub... I have 40 and i could see any more being an issue
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I live in Islip Long Island. Think I'm going to put the factory springs back on.
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Im from West Hempstead orginally, my dad still lives there. Ill actually be down in a few days. what are you going to do with the lowering springs?
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19s are too big. i have 18s and theyre huge
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2 long islanders... NICE... im from carle place/wetbury...

as to your lowering springs, u have any pics yet? how wide is the tire..?
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I have 19's 8.5 in the front and 9.5 in the back.
we may have to have an NY meet or something...
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we may have to have an NY meet or something...
+1 I'm from CT but ill make the drive once i get my trannsmission changed...It shit the bed on me last night: but allready found another tranny and allready dropped my exhaust system and driveshaft out today.
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I tried a while ago to set up a group ride/meeting for everyone on Long Island, but didnt get any responses. That would be cool to get up. My wheels are 19 by 8 in the front and 19 by 9.5 in the back. Here are my options.

1. Put the springs back on, and stay a bit high from the ground.
2. Roll the quarter panels, and fenders, put smaller tires in the front 35 series, currently I have 225/40/19 all around.
3. Trade my wheels, or sale them to get a set of 18's, I dont think I want to go smaller then that.

FN wheels cost me about 2700. plus tires so it would be nice to get this car riding smooth this low. anyone from LI want to check out the car, and possibly give me some pointers, by all means let me know. I dont have a pic yet, but I'll get one up soon.
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i know this is off the topic.. but has anyone checked out the regional forums...?
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I tried a while ago to set up a group ride/meeting for everyone on Long Island, but didnt get any responses. That would be cool to get up. My wheels are 19 by 8 in the front and 19 by 9.5 in the back. Here are my options.

1. Put the springs back on, and stay a bit high from the ground.
2. Roll the quarter panels, and fenders, put smaller tires in the front 35 series, currently I have 225/40/19 all around.
3. Trade my wheels, or sale them to get a set of 18's, I dont think I want to go smaller then that.

FN wheels cost me about 2700. plus tires so it would be nice to get this car riding smooth this low. anyone from LI want to check out the car, and possibly give me some pointers, by all means let me know. I dont have a pic yet, but I'll get one up soon.
damn thats a lot of dough... anyway, let us see some pics, i dont really know hat will be most cost effective tho...

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i know this is off the topic.. but has anyone checked out the regional forums...?
i have, but theres never any posts there, i posted once...
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