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Old 10-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #15301
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Aggressive wheel setups and still aggressively slammed.

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #15302
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #15303
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Unsure how I feel about your E46's set-up, but I'll wait for more/better photos

E36 looks on point, but needs caps on the RFs. Reminds me of my friend Tony's E36 on Prima Donna RFs



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Old 10-02-2012, 11:07 AM   #15304
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E46 needs bigger wheels IMO. Those don't fill out the wells to my liking.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:22 PM   #15305
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #15306
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E46 needs bigger wheels IMO. Those don't fill out the wells to my liking.
Exactly my thoughts, I keep getting 19's because they just look right in the fenders.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #15307
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I used to think 18's were too small for an e46, but now I think they fit perfect. So do 19's, but depends on the wheels. Some 19's, like my VMR's looked a bit too big on the car in person. But most like eurosluts' new setup looks spot on

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:14 PM   #15308
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BTW So Lowwww, how is your ride quality like? For some reason these BC's don't hold up well when maxxed out. My Stance coilovers on my 350z rode amazing, and it was so much lower than my M3 is now. And I still want to go lower

1. Which coilovers go the lowest for the e46 m3?
2. Which coilovers have true style rears? (with the springs attached to the shocks. I think those are best for slamming cars)
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #15309
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Are yours the extreme drop kit from BC?
Also depends what rates you got.

I ordered the BC extreme drop kit and from what I've seen they can lay frame on the car.
Though I haven't gotten them yet. backorder for 3 weeks.

I wanna go lower but I'm maxed on my current coilovers hence why I got BC and I also need so get new wheels.......

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #15310
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BTW So Lowwww, how is your ride quality like? For some reason these BC's don't hold up well when maxxed out. My Stance coilovers on my 350z rode amazing, and it was so much lower than my M3 is now. And I still want to go lower

1. Which coilovers go the lowest for the e46 m3?
2. Which coilovers have true style rears? (with the springs attached to the shocks. I think those are best for slamming cars)
unfortunately that setup is best for cars with ful cages, cause the stress on the shock mount will bust that shock mount location wide open.

I think the stance or BW coils pretty much are the lowest option for us, besides the regular stuff.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #15311
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Dude on another forum is selling some Zeal XS coils, im thinking about grabbing a set. but i havent heard much about them.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #15312
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Are yours the extreme drop kit from BC?
Also depends what rates you got.

I ordered the BC extreme drop kit and from what I've seen they can lay frame on the car.
Though I haven't gotten them yet. backorder for 3 weeks.

I wanna go lower but I'm maxed on my current coilovers hence why I got BC and I also need so get new wheels.......
Wait, there's a extreme drop kit from BC? lol idk i just got the standard BC BR coilovers. What's the difference with that and mine? Are there shorter springs for the rears on these? The fronts I can go lower, the rears are weak

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unfortunately that setup is best for cars with ful cages, cause the stress on the shock mount will bust that shock mount location wide open.

I think the stance or BW coils pretty much are the lowest option for us, besides the regular stuff.
Yea, but i did it for my Z and it worked out great lol. And the Z also used that seperated springs to shocks setup like the m3 does. True style coilovers ride so much better from my experience when slammed and usually go lower. But yea, i'll look into that stanceworks coilovers they came out with.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #15313
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not sure if theyll do another run, might have better luck finding a BW coil, also, hit up Fortune Auto, theyre the ones that build the BW and SW kits.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #15314
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Wait, there's a extreme drop kit from BC? lol idk i just got the standard BC BR coilovers. What's the difference with that and mine? Are there shorter springs for the rears on these? The fronts I can go lower, the rears are weak
Yeah there is, they include a 20mm shorter shock body and they can do shorter springs IF YOU ASK.

I also got the standard BR's and had to exchange and they charged me more.... plus time and it's just been one huge hassle.... Still don't have them, they said about 2-3 weeks. I'll be sure to update when I get them.

My fronts and rears were both super high, higher than my current coils, due to the spring rates I got them in, so I asked for the extreme drop and shorter springs at the same spring rates... hopefully they do it right.

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hmm cool thanks man, ill ask them about the shorter springs
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:26 PM   #15316
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:31 PM   #15317
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #15318
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I used to think 18's were too small for an e46, but now I think they fit perfect. So do 19's, but depends on the wheels. Some 19's, like my VMR's looked a bit too big on the car in person. But most like eurosluts' new setup looks spot on
Yeah M3's can pull off both sizes. I love 18s, most 19s I think are too big. Stefan's setup is right on the sweet spot, it looks so good.
18s gimme that extra low low too :p haha

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BTW So Lowwww, how is your ride quality like? For some reason these BC's don't hold up well when maxxed out. My Stance coilovers on my 350z rode amazing, and it was so much lower than my M3 is now. And I still want to go lower

1. Which coilovers go the lowest for the e46 m3?
2. Which coilovers have true style rears? (with the springs attached to the shocks. I think those are best for slamming cars)
My car rides amazing, everyone that road in my car was in shock at how comfy it was. Rides better than stock but still crazy comfy.
Can't run true coilovers on the rear of our cars sadly, the shock tower would rip apart lol.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:25 PM   #15319
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It's all in how u do it and the design of the rim. My sedan is on 19s and they look perfect IMO.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #15320
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It's all in how u do it and the design of the rim. My sedan is on 19s and they look perfect IMO.
+1!, I think it really depends on what kinda rims they are and how they are. Your sitting on a perfect setup and you wheel dip perfect, so great. Some cars don't, I'm sitting on 19's and my car dont look that bad but I think it still needs work. Nice sedan tho bro.
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