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Old 07-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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How To Achieve "The Look"

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.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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for me, it is about big OEM wheels with big tires. i'm not sure of the lowering part though.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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lowering your car is for the ricers...dont lower your car it makes it look awful
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lowering your car is for the ricers...dont lower your car it makes it look awful
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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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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Old 07-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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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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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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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

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:52 PM   #10
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lowering your car is for the ricers...dont lower your car it makes it look awful
You can't afford suspension or you wouldn't be saying this.

Lowering is the most crucial part of the "flush" look.
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Flush=rubbing. You can't be completely flush like cars pictured without either precise fender work or serious rubbing.
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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.
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That said, I agree with peytonracer4.
Some dude yesterday tried to tell someone M3's don't come in convertible.

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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.
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offset is everything.
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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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