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Old 12-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #21
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Damn those wheels look so nice on it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:39 PM   #22
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Looks amazing man, have you done any modifications to ride height and track width to get it looking like that?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:28 AM   #23
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It does look low, no? All these pictures were taken when car had oem springs, well since it has sport suspension it is lower then normal car. Currently I changed front springs which made it around 20mm lower and front looks just perfect now, which I can't say about the back, as wide 19" wheels do not allow me to put lowering springs. I do have new rear Eibach sport springs, so I'll probably will ended up with rolling arches a little and swapping the springs. I'll take some pictures, so you can see how it looks at the moment, but as I said I don't like it, as the front is lower now, but rear stayed with old high, so its kind of funny.

As far as track width - new wheels are 8.5 with ET37, so I guess that gives that wider look, and obviously causing my rear wheels to touch the arches When I was looking to buy these CSL wheels the guy told me they are 19x8.5 ET25, and with ET25 I was pretty sure they will fit in the back and will accommodate further drop. But when I got them I realized they are ET37... Another option is to increase negative camber, as I haven't done wheel aliment after I changed the wheels, and looking at them I have a feeling that instead of negative cumber they are with positive. If its the case, increasing cumber might solve my issue, as basically I'm looking for 2-3 mm and they will go under the arches. Lets see...
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:04 AM   #24
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Finally finished upgrading sound system in my e46 Coupe, which took longer as I was planning initially, so I'd like show some of the pictures - unfortunately can't share the actual sound power and quality... Since my car was equipped with simplest stock sound system with tape player, I was thinking to install aftermarket system like Eonon (Dynavin clone but cheaper). But to be honest, after reading controversial reviews decided to go via cheaper temporary route - use my iPhone directly as sound source. I already had quite nice 4 channel Harman Cardon amplifier from my previous car, pair of 5.25 "Morrel speakers which can be fitted instead of stock speakers in front. I got 5.25" Focal Component 13cm Speakers with Tweeters for the back and used Viber sub. Quality and sound power is incredible, I have to play a little bit with sub positioning, it can't be facing outside, as bass would be coming with small delay, it has to be some space between sub facing directly towards back seats, but now its just perfect! After using it for few weeks the only disadvantage I can see with using iPhone directly - it can't be operated from steering wheel, but this is manageable. Her are some pictures of the process - it took few months, as I never had enough time:

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Old 11-17-2013, 06:28 AM   #25
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Spoiler to big. Small tail looks better or csl lid.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #26
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Looks nice dude
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