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Beamer_Life 07-07-2012 09:03 AM

How To Achieve "The Look"
 
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I was wondering what the most Important aspect is in achieving the "flush" look for my e46. Is it the coilovers, spacers, tires, wheel size or what? Can I get the flush look by just getting bigger tires and spacers and not lowering the car? Or is it all about the lowering? Lemme know what you think.
Here's some examples

benzedid 07-07-2012 09:41 AM

for me, it is about big OEM wheels with big tires. i'm not sure of the lowering part though.

sedanpowersc 07-09-2012 08:53 PM

low.

325guy 07-09-2012 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by sedanpowersc (Post 14556404)
low.

lowering your car is for the ricers...dont lower your car it makes it look awful:facepalm:

330xIce 07-09-2012 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by 325guy (Post 14556531)
lowering your car is for the ricers...dont lower your car it makes it look awful:facepalm:

I slightly disagree. Slamming your car, stretching your tires, applying ridiculous amounts of poke and camber is for ricers. Adding a subtle drop to your car and getting spacers to make the wheel more flush with the fender is fine. As long as its not overdone and looks clean, it's alright in my book

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330xIce 07-09-2012 09:55 PM

And OP to answer your question, if you want a flush look like the E46 m3 you posted, a slight drop on some sport springs and spaces will do it for you.

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peytonracer4 07-09-2012 10:11 PM

Flush=rubbing. You can't be completely flush like cars pictured without either precise fender work or serious rubbing.
You can be pretty aggressive but not flush like that.

Steven747 07-09-2012 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by peytonracer4 (Post 14556626)
Flush=rubbing. You can't be completely flush like cars pictured without either precise fender work or serious rubbing.
You can be pretty aggressive but not flush like that.

on point

330xIce 07-09-2012 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by peytonracer4 (Post 14556626)
Flush=rubbing. You can't be completely flush like cars pictured without either precise fender work or serious rubbing.
You can be pretty aggressive but not flush like that.

Ahhh very true! Good point :thumbsup:

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ac_2007 07-09-2012 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by 325guy (Post 14556531)
lowering your car is for the ricers...dont lower your car it makes it look awful:facepalm:

You can't afford suspension or you wouldn't be saying this.

Lowering is the most crucial part of the "flush" look.

fth001 07-10-2012 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by peytonracer4 (Post 14556626)
Flush=rubbing. You can't be completely flush like cars pictured without either precise fender work or serious rubbing.
You can be pretty aggressive but not flush like that.

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Originally Posted by Steven747 (Post 14556669)
on point

+1 even with the right offset and every size spacer available, you'll never get that look without fender work. You will always have that 1/2" gap when you are dropped without rolling your fenders or a severe tire stretch.

Gheybe 07-10-2012 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by 325guy (Post 14556531)
lowering your car is for the ricers...dont lower your car it makes it look awful:facepalm:

You're slightly a faggot.

Press22 07-10-2012 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Gheybe (Post 14557032)
You're slightly a faggot.

You're completely correct.

filipinoise 07-10-2012 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Press22 (Post 14557050)
You're completely correct.

:rofl: Gabe's posts never cease to lighten up a discussion.

That said, I agree with peytonracer4.

Gheybe 07-10-2012 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by filipinoise (Post 14557099)
:rofl: Gabe's posts never cease to lighten up a discussion.

That said, I agree with peytonracer4.

Some dude yesterday tried to tell someone M3's don't come in convertible.

I'm just here to calls it like I sees it.

bAby norAA 07-12-2012 06:51 AM

coil overs, spacers, fender rolling.

be-doubleyou 07-12-2012 11:16 PM

Its a combination of all. Coils, wheels (with the right offset or spacers), tires, fender work, alignment, and trial/error. Its possible to get the flush look without rubbing, it just takes time to dial everything in. I used to run 19x9.5 et16 (no crazy negative camber) without rubbing when most people say thats impossible on a non-m.

Also, all 3 of those "flush" looks are completely different and will require different modifications. Pick which look you want and work towards that.

TrickTizzle 07-16-2012 03:08 AM

offset is everything.

jdny516 07-18-2012 04:27 PM

its about spending loads of money haha

Jets330 07-31-2012 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ac_2007 (Post 14556768)
You can't afford suspension or you wouldn't be saying this.

Lowering is the most crucial part of the "flush" look.

exactly. to be flush, im thinking what youre thinking, to get that flush, for me i got it perfect, with a relatively low offset for our cars, and a slight stretch. but of course, like someone else said: flush = rubbing. im not rubbing hard, but on hard dips, definitely just a little bit.


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