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Old 04-16-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Do I Need Spacers?

Do you guys think these are sitting flush or do I need spacers, if so, how big?...the rims are BBS's RS-GT with 245sF and 275sR...
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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aint that a biach, wont let me upload any pics...thats bs
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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here we go, some pics...
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:09 PM   #4
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looks like it just needs a drop..........
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:15 PM   #5
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looks like it just needs a drop..........
what should I get to drop it?
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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I'd say coilovers since they are adjustable.....

I'm not a coilover expert,( i don't have em but after alot of the talk and results i've seen, I wish i did)....... but there are many here on the forum....

If considering it.....make a post that says "should I drop it" and you'll get alot of free advice!!
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:42 PM   #7
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If considering it.....make a post that says "should I drop it" and you'll get alot of free advice!!

+1 People will come out of the woodwork.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:44 PM   #8
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I agree...just drop it then reassess the spacers. Right now the stance is pretty good...looks like maybe a guesstimate of 5mm spacers before you rub. 10mm may be stretching it without a fender roll. Hard to tell from pics though.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:15 PM   #9
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No need for spacers, get some KW V2 coilovers instead.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:28 PM   #10
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No need for spacers, get some KW V2 coilovers instead.
+1

Suspension drop will complete the look.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:07 PM   #11
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+1 on KW V2s
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:57 AM   #12
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please don lower the M with just the spring. They deserved better suspension such as KW2
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:28 AM   #13
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appreciate the input...how will the KW V2 affect the ride and behavior of the car?
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:31 AM   #14
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No need for spacers, get some KW V2 coilovers instead.
+1, your wheels are sitting well, you need a drop, no need of spacers
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:37 AM   #15
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i would say cut ur springs if u want to be cheap!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:35 PM   #16
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appreciate the input...how will the KW V2 affect the ride and behavior of the car?
KW V2s improve both ride and handling. They're height and dampening adjustible. So you can be sitting very low, but continue to ride softer or stiffer than OEM with the click of a dial from the engine bay. I have the V1 (height only) and love them. I didn't really see a need for the dampening, but looking back it would have been a nice addition. Almost all the M3s you see on this site that are lowered are running KW V2s.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:00 PM   #17
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i would say cut ur springs if u want to be cheap!!!!!!!!!! LOL
hahaha, i just might have to, looked at some of the coilovers recommended, like kw v2's, etc...all are north of $1000, might have to wait till my oem's shocks give up...
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