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Old 03-21-2011, 09:42 AM   #29801
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A quick look at the forum that posted the meet was a clue as to what to expect. A bunch of slammed fwd toyotas with spacers. One of them was awful, put a phone on the ground to show how his front suspension was only half an inch from the street. Idiotic.
When my rx8 was slammed it was about 2in off the ground. I cracked the ac condense and radiator on the bumps on 64 back when the were doing it. It is so not worth it to be that low. Especially around here

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Old 03-21-2011, 10:09 AM   #29802
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"Bench racing" about track times driven by professionals are like a bunch of nerds arguing which Princess Leia is hotter, the slave Leia or the no-bra jail-bait Leia. No matter how compelling your argument is, the plain and simple fact is, none of you will EVER get to hit that.

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #29803
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Anyone of you who have pulled apart an e36 driver's door assembly. Where does this yellow connector go in the door? I think I somehow undid mine over the weekend and can't see where it goes now.

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:06 PM   #29804
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There were a couple examples of European cars, but most of the cars there were made in Japan. Some were extensively modified and some not. The reoccurring theme that struck me was some of the shoddy workmanship and lack of attention to detail on the moddified cars. And then there was the plethora of Carbon Fiber… IMHO, Street Racers overdue the CF theme. When your CF hood is now yellow, it’s time to replace it….

I saw one red E46 M3 with lots of road rash up front (that made me sick, I love the E46 M3) and IMHO, a haphazardly modified 335i.
Lol, the red E46 M3 was me. I need a paint job, I know...
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:56 PM   #29805
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Damn nice car.....

The only real issues I saw was the front end.

Dr. ColorChip might fix that but it really needs a front respray. That color is awesome....

Then put the Invisashield on the front end. That will END any chipping/scratching on those area's....

I try to tell people about this but most are skeptical. After one year and 16K miles, seven track weekends, I have not one issue where the 3M treatment is... It is truly amazing...
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:52 PM   #29806
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Dr. ColorChip might fix that but it really needs a front respray. That color is awesome....

Then put the Invisashield on the front end. That will END any chipping/scratching on those area's....
Just a note to say that Dr. Colorchip is awesome. It does amazing things...

Yes, put something over it (invisashield, whatever) because it will fall out/off/wear away if you do not.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:36 PM   #29807
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I have a red m3 and just used dr. Colorchip on my bumper. It did a really good job. Very impressed. I give it a 9 out of 10. should hold me over till next year when I get my car resprayed. I have alot left over if anyone wants to use it.
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Damn nice car.....

The only real issues I saw was the front end.

Dr. ColorChip might fix that but it really needs a front respray. That color is awesome....

Then put the Invisashield on the front end. That will END any chipping/scratching on those area's....

I try to tell people about this but most are skeptical. After one year and 16K miles, seven track weekends, I have not one issue where the 3M treatment is... It is truly amazing...
Yea, ive been reading about the invisashield and will definitely get it when i get it repainted.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:04 AM   #29809
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:49 AM   #29810
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A quick look at the forum that posted the meet was a clue as to what to expect. A bunch of slammed fwd toyotas with spacers. One of them was awful, put a phone on the ground to show how his front suspension was only half an inch from the street. Idiotic.
whats so idiotic about it? its a reference for height. ive seen Porsche and Ferrari as well as several BMWs on here that low.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:11 PM   #29811
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Driving a car around that low is plain stupid. Geometry is out of whack, bumpsteer all over the place. Dropping a bmw, porsche, etc 3-4" for street driving, equally silly. It definitely isn't a performance benefit. The kicker is those guys are located in this area where roads are horrible. The only thing they are accomplishing is increasing their likelihood of breaking something on a 264 sinkhole and slowing everyone else down.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:02 PM   #29812
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Driving a car around that low is plain stupid. Geometry is out of whack, bumpsteer all over the place. Dropping a bmw, porsche, etc 3-4" for street driving, equally silly. It definitely isn't a performance benefit. The kicker is those guys are located in this area where roads are horrible. The only thing they are accomplishing is increasing their likelihood of breaking something on a 264 sinkhole and slowing everyone else down.
so you think im stupid?
there are ways to fix the geometry, and yes driving has to be adjusted, but really you also have to adjust your driving for any car with low profile tires.

i dont get why you guys get all bent out of shape.
let people do what they want man, its their car, their money, if we all felt like you do, we'd all have stock cars. and to me, that aint cutting it.

its just personal preference, personal style, they have theirs, you have yours.
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so you think im stupid?
there are ways to fix the geometry, and yes driving has to be adjusted, but really you also have to adjust your driving for any car with low profile tires.

i dont get why you guys get all bent out of shape.
let people do what they want man, its their car, their money, if we all felt like you do, we'd all have stock cars. and to me, that aint cutting it.

its just personal preference, personal style, they have theirs, you have yours.




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Old 03-23-2011, 06:31 PM   #29814
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so you think im stupid?
your car is not as stupid low as what he is talking about. That and BMW's lowest point is the front swaybar. Not like most FWD cars where its the oil pan, and death to engine.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:44 PM   #29815
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your car is not as stupid low as what he is talking about. That and BMW's lowest point is the front swaybar. Not like most FWD cars where its the oil pan, and death to engine.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #29816
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Damn... that sucks. No room here, but I can board the M3 while you look for a new home... haha. Just one condition of leaving the keys with me. I might have some friends that are interested. I'll see what I can find out
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interesting... anyone wanna try at these...

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Haha, the M3 and I are a package deal.. I'm not moving out till August, but if you know anyone cool/trustworthy let me know. I'll pretty much be an invisible roommate because I'm always at sea.
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