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Old 05-29-2011, 06:58 AM   #1
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How Low Can I Go ?????

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I have a 2006 non-M E46 Coupe, thinking of doing fitments of: FRONT-235-35-19**REAR-255-30-19, or maybe just a squared set, but really want to do the staggered set. From the experience ppl, how low can i go WITHOUT RUBBING and WITHOUT ROLLING FENDERS ?

Also how low can i go WITH ROLLED FENDERS. To be honest i want to go low as i can WITHOUT rubbing, and without camber kits (HOPEFULLY) but i dont mind the fender rolls.

Also do u guys think or KNOW for a FACT that i need FRONT and REAR camber kits, or any wheel spacers @ ALL ????



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Old 05-29-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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It depends what width and offset wheel youre running.

with a 255 in the rear anything bigger than a 9.5 with a 35 offset will rub and thats already pushing it. It will also depend on the type of tire you're using.
Camber plates really aren't necessary unless youre running a ridiculous offset.
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Just a question, why don't you want to roll fenders?

w0w (Daron) rolls fenders for cheap, he's a GOD with the fender roller. Hit him up he's in Garden Grove, and definitely knows what he's doing. Search w0w and check out his threads he does a great job and he's a really cool guy. He has a thread in the California regionals section.
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idk wut the offset would b...the guy from VMR said they recommend 8.5 in the front anf 9.5 in rear, im pretty sure its just a basic offset? haha i dont wanna roll fenders cuz the dude from VMR said freakin 75 a FENDER ! but if the w0w dude can help me out, i mean i wouldnt have a problem, garden grove is down the street for me, wut r ur fitments bro ? idk if i want to do 18's or 19's, cuz i wanna drop it maybe like 3-4 inchs off the ground in the front.
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$75 per rear fender is pretty common. It's a one-time cost. Pay up.
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I had someone tell me 100 for the whole car bro !....wit r ur fitments ?
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wut is ur offset in the rear..35 ??...i like ur drop its perfect, thats wut im looking for
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idk wut the offset would b...the guy from VMR said they recommend 8.5 in the front anf 9.5 in rear, im pretty sure its just a basic offset? haha i dont wanna roll fenders cuz the dude from VMR said freakin 75 a FENDER ! but if the w0w dude can help me out, i mean i wouldnt have a problem, garden grove is down the street for me, wut r ur fitments bro ? idk if i want to do 18's or 19's, cuz i wanna drop it maybe like 3-4 inchs off the ground in the front.
We actually do not offer fender rolling services, so I'm a little confused by what you mean haha. From my experience $75 per fender is expensive. There is a very well known fender roller out in Colton that would do both rears for $75, if not less. His name is Albert. If you don't want to drive out to Colton, there are plenty of places to roll your fenders, and as its been mentioned, local E46Fanatics who have experience with it.

As for what sizing we recommend, the offset for the front would be between ET35 and ET40, and the rears would be ET45. If you're willing to do fender work though I don't see having too much of an issue getting the tire sizes you want on the car, especially since you're looking to lower the car about 3 - 4 inches.
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Ya I am going to to the fender rolls. Thanks to ^^ SHARK , I found someone very cheap ganna go c him tomrw , but I was wondering I javr seen a lot of cars with more of a negative offset in the rear then the front, if so can u please post them ? Other then thang I should just have a offset of 35 in the front and 45 in thr rear ?


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The offset just determines how far in or out the wheel will sit, so different cars have different offset requirements. We have found that that combo has worked best in most cases, but we do make wheels with lower offsets than the front. It is relative to the width of the wheel so that is why the offsets are different with the widths.
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im most likely ganna have to go with front ET @40 and rear ET@45 for the VB3 on a NON-M E46 coupe.
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