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Old 02-06-2008, 04:12 AM   #1
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Pics of 19" rims on E46 pre-drop?

I was hoping that someone without sports package could post pics of 19" rims on an E46 prior to dropping. Before and after pics would be awesome. I just want to see what it would like.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:52 PM   #4
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I was hoping that someone without sports package could post pics of 19" rims on an E46 prior to dropping. Before and after pics would be awesome. I just want to see what it would like.
Heres mine pre wheels and post wheels with 19's on sport model.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:06 PM   #5
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Damn that looks good with no drop.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:31 PM   #7
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getting 19s demands a drop

why do you say that? im sittin on eom 18's and my zhp is pretty dumped as it is
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:59 PM   #8
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It doesn't look bad, when not dropped.
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I'm thinking of not dropping my car after getting 18" wheels this spring. I'll wait until they're installed, then decide. When it comes to going +2 or +3 in wheel size, if you don't have sport or mtech suspension, then I can totally understand needing a drop to prevent your car from transforming into BIG FOOT.
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Can I even drop it any with my 19's on the sport suspension??. I have 19x8.5 et35 all the way around...anyone know??
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You could drop it. Probably H&R Sport or something a little lower than that.
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here is my car with TEIN STECH springs only!

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Old 02-07-2008, 01:23 PM   #13
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Thanks for the pics guys. I'm getting 19" rims on my 325i this weekend and everyone has been telling me that I *HAVE* to drop the car and that it will look awful without it. Looking at these pics, it really doesn't look that bad. I can see that w/ drop it looks better, but I don't think it's the necessity it's made out to be. Is it just me?
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:56 PM   #14
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Whats the best drop for a Sport Coupe E46 on 19" CSL VM Reps? what springs do you lot recomend?
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:59 PM   #15
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H+R sports springs seem to be the fav.
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Matched with shorter shocks or stock shocks?
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Thanks for the pics guys. I'm getting 19" rims on my 325i this weekend and everyone has been telling me that I *HAVE* to drop the car and that it will look awful without it. Looking at these pics, it really doesn't look that bad. I can see that w/ drop it looks better, but I don't think it's the necessity it's made out to be. Is it just me?
well if you have the sport package it will look like mine does!
if not it may sit a little higher.
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so that photo is before a drop without the sport suspension???
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How was your ride on those Tein SS? (comfort-wise)
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:57 PM   #20
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They are 19x8 front 235/35/19, and 19x9.5 rear 245/35/19.

I don't like the looks of the rears, the tire seems stretched to fit such a wide rim. I would recommend running 19x8 at all four corners.

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