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get_bmw_b4_die 08-26-2005 07:04 PM

1st Thread on the Forum. Plz help
 
18" rim, which looks better on Titan silver

1. CSL replica or ACS III replica

2. is 8x18 front, 8.5x18 rear OK? (or what u think?)

3. will it look nice on 18" if i dont lower the car?
(i am running on stock 16",and with no sport suspension)

THX! :clap:

bluecougar 08-26-2005 07:20 PM

between those 2 I would choose CSL rep

go with 19s :pimpin:

slamming the ride will look a million times better

get_bmw_b4_die 08-26-2005 07:29 PM

what is the meaning of "slamming the ride"? sry iam new :hmm:

bluecougar 08-26-2005 09:14 PM

dropping it

get_bmw_b4_die 08-27-2005 08:55 AM

how much to drop it if i go with the 18'' ( in mm)
and what spring kit is good? HM,ACS,Eibach? or any other?

m3on20z 08-27-2005 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by get_bmw_b4_die
how much to drop it if i go with the 18'' ( in mm)
and what spring kit is good? HM,ACS,Eibach? or any other?

It really depends on how low you want to go. H&R Race Springs go pretty low, and give a very agressive drop. Also, be sure to get new shocks when you get new springs, or just get a Cupkit, or Coilovers. :)

Oh, and I also vote for the CSL reps.

russ330 08-27-2005 09:08 AM

1. Type III
2. That size is fine
3. It'll look better with a drop, but it'll look fine without it

get_bmw_b4_die 08-27-2005 09:10 AM

thx m3on20z.

can u explain to me why get new shock with the new spring.


and cupkit, coilovers same thing??

are they expensive?

russ330 08-27-2005 09:25 AM

^Upgraded springs can cause the shocks to wear out quicker. There are some manufacturer such as UUC Motorwerks that created their lowering springs with the stock shocks in mind, and they shocks should not wear any faster.

A cupkit is a set of matched springs and shocks (do a search for H&R Cupkit and Eibach Prokit). A coilover set is the same in that the springs and shocks are matched, but coilovers also provide height adjustably and can also offer dampening adjustment.

Are they expensive? Well compared to some $250 lowering springs, yes.

If you want more info, just do a search on the forum for some of the terms used in this thread. :)

get_bmw_b4_die 08-27-2005 09:31 AM

thanks a lot man! that was really helped. i will make a search and learn it.

btw u think 19''s so much better than the 18''s?

are they not too big for non-m e46?

m3on20z 08-27-2005 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by russ330
^Upgraded springs can cause the shocks to wear out quicker. There are some manufacturer such as UUC Motorwerks that created their lowering springs with the stock shocks in mind, and they shocks should not wear any faster.

A cupkit is a set of matched springs and shocks (do a search for H&R Cupkit and Eibach Prokit). A coilover set is the same in that the springs and shocks are matched, but coilovers also provide height adjustably and can also offer dampening adjustment.

Are they expensive? Well compared to some $250 lowering springs, yes.

If you want more info, just do a search on the forum for some of the terms used in this thread. :)


Great explanation Russ. :) :thumbup:



Quote:

Originally Posted by get_bmw_b4_die
thanks a lot man! that was really helped. i will make a search and learn it.

btw u think 19''s so much better than the 18''s?

are they not too big for non-m e46?


19's look great on any E46, it's a choice really, if your local roads aren't that great, I'd go with the 18's. :)

bluecougar 08-27-2005 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by get_bmw_b4_die
thanks a lot man! that was really helped. i will make a search and learn it.

btw u think 19''s so much better than the 18''s?

are they not too big for non-m e46?

half if the ppl here are running on 19 inch rims, some even 20s


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