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Old 10-13-2003, 01:59 PM   #1
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pics of e46 (non-m) coupe lowered with stock sport wheels?

i'd like to see what it looks like before doing it. thanks.
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Old 10-13-2003, 02:07 PM   #2
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Old 10-13-2003, 02:16 PM   #3
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Here is what mine used to look like with H&R Sport Springs..
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Old 10-13-2003, 02:18 PM   #4
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Old 10-13-2003, 03:02 PM   #5
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pictures are old and a little dark but you get the idea.

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Old 10-13-2003, 04:03 PM   #6
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Lowered on H&R Sport springs:




Front, measured from the ground up:



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Last one:



A recommendation I would like to make would be to put H&R 15 MM spacers on your back rims. They bring the rims out almost flush with the fender, makes a very nice difference.

Also, the pics above are WITHOUT H&R spacers, they were added a few weeks later. And my sig below was take when my car was still completely stock.
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Old 10-13-2003, 04:55 PM   #7
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thanks a lot guys...

i think i'm going to go with racing dynamics sport springs and sways. i used to have the set up on my e36 m3 and loved it.
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Old 10-13-2003, 08:10 PM   #8
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mtfour car looks sweet with your h+r springs


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Old 10-13-2003, 09:51 PM   #9
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Old 10-13-2003, 09:55 PM   #10
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phil02e46... what kinda suspension are you runnin?
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Old 10-13-2003, 11:15 PM   #12
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Old 10-13-2003, 11:30 PM   #13
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Lowered on H&R Sport springs:

[imghttp://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/7766car.jpg[/img]


Front, measured from the ground up:
[img]http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/7766front_2.jpg[/img


Rear, measured from the ground up:
[img]http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/7766rear_2.jpg[/img


Last one:
[img]http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/7766tire.jpg[/img


A recommendation I would like to make would be to put H&R 15 MM spacers on your back rims. They bring the rims out almost flush with the fender, makes a very nice difference.

Also, the pics above are WITHOUT H&R spacers, they were added a few weeks later. And my sig below was take when my car was still completely stock.
Dude, I got the same tires. Goodyear F1 GS-D3, They stick like a mofo and still don't see any signs of obsessive wear after 8K miles.
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:21 AM   #14
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i agree, wheel spacers do make your car look a lot better.
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phil02e46... what kinda suspension are you runnin?
H&R springs, on stock sport shocks
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Here is what mine used to look like with H&R Sport Springs..
Which exterior color is that?
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How much are the H&R 15mm spacers and where did you get them? I realize they are only to push the wheels out, but do they only work with the H&R springs? As the Eibachs were the way I was leaning until I found this thread.
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How much are the H&R 15mm spacers and where did you get them? I realize they are only to push the wheels out, but do they only work with the H&R springs? As the Eibachs were the way I was leaning until I found this thread.
I got mine from www.turnermotorsport.com. They are $95.95 for the pair, plus $2.50 for each new (45 mm) bolt you have to purchase (5 bolts pair rim). Also, it doesn't matter what supension you have. Spacers take no time to put on, I walked home during my lunch brake and put them on using the spare tire jack.
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