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Old 01-14-2012, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow A couple recent pictures

nothing new really other then installed a z4 shift lever a couple weeks ago, which i am more that happy with


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Old 01-15-2012, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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car looks awesome. rims are bot my favorite but still looks good
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How does it drive with the slam like that? Any issues? Those rims arnt my taste at all but I guess you like em since you put em on.
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How does it drive with the slam like that? Any issues? Those rims arnt my taste at all but I guess you like em since you put em on.
No issues. It rides very well actually. Only problem i have is the rear wheel lip hits the rear fender lips on bad bumps.
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Any tire wear issues? Looks like its got some pretty good camber their.
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Any tire wear issues? Looks like its got some pretty good camber their.
I got camber arms so i could camber the back to what i need. to get the wheels to fit like that i have it set to -5 degrees. since bmw has that sealant crap in the rear fender lips i cant get them rolled flat, they are rolled and slightly pulled, but not flat. i'd say the rear fender lips are still about 1/4" thick. That being said thats why i have so much camber (sidewall of tire only clears by a couple mm but doesn't rub)

As for tire issues. Yes the toe is off horribly from the camber. Within 1.5k i had nearly worn thru my rear tires (fronts wear perfectly though). so i swapped the fronts to the rear and vise versa. Which got me another 1.5k out of the set of tires. So 3k and my tires were shot

The reason i just didnt get it aligned was because i couldn't find a shop with a pit that didn't charge an arm and a leg to do it. All the normal alignment racks i cant get on even with special ramps because of my height. After visiting a couple shops and some recommendations i finally found a place with a pit

But yeah, so thankfully i've finally found a shop that has a pit so I can get my toe corrected. I'm definitely getting that done as soon as the wheels with new tires go back on here in a couple weeks.

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and here is my winter mode/current state the car is in


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In spring time I plan on putting in my shorter springs up front, and ordering some stiffer springs for the rear of the car (so i wont hit wheel lips into the fenders anymore). My hopes are to go about a quarter inch lower front and back.
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Your going even LOWER??? How is that going to be possible without major rubbing issues?

Also, i love the car with the winter wheels better then I do the summer ones...
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Your going even LOWER??? How is that going to be possible without major rubbing issues?

Also, i love the car with the winter wheels better then I do the summer ones...
yeah i plan on it. i only have rubbing problems in the rear, but with the stiffer springs that i'm getting for the rear that should solve those problems and keep me from rubbing so much.

and yeah a lot of people do, but i'm not into my winter wheels. they are only 8" wide and have curb rash. but for the price i paid for them i it was a pretty good deal since they came with almost new Blizzaks on them
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I dot understand how you can turn your wheels like that. I'm lowered on Koni springs with about a 1.5" drop and 18"s and I rub in the corners. Usually only harder cornering. I haven't rolled my fenders yet which I have been meaning to do for a while.
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I dot understand how you can turn your wheels like that. I'm lowered on Koni springs with about a 1.5" drop and 18"s and I rub in the corners. Usually only harder cornering. I haven't rolled my fenders yet which I have been meaning to do for a while.
yeah man idk why you have that problem. I can turn lock to lock no problem and just on bumps i rub the rear fenders
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