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Old 01-15-2015, 11:02 AM   #1
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Imola M3 Becuase Racecar

When I first got her.










My Car & Bike




Wrapped the interior


Then I slammed it but the wheels tucked in too much so I raised it.


How she sits now.


The rears have 15mm spacer and the fronts have 10mm. I'm thinking of taking off the front spacers and getting a higher profile tire and more stretch? The front is currently 235/35 and the rears are 245/35. Maybe 20mm spacer for the rear and more stretch. It still needs the fenders rolled. Any input on which route to go with tire setup?

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Old 01-15-2015, 11:47 AM   #2
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The car looked good before you did all the other cosmetic stuff. Remove the tints from your tail lights and all the other striped stickers, paint match the GTR with CF vents exposed, by then it would be a good looking ride. Raise up the rear just a by half an inch, then add whatever size spacer to make it flush.
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:27 PM   #3
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The car looked good before you did all the other cosmetic stuff. Remove the tints from your tail lights and all the other striped stickers, paint match the GTR with CF vents exposed, by then it would be a good looking ride. Raise up the rear just a by half an inch, then add whatever size spacer to make it flush.
yea I was thinking it might time to get rid of the black theme, peel it all off and paint the hood. The tails however are painted with clear coat can't peel.
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:40 PM   #4
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I bought a set of OEM smoked LED tail lights from Ebay, thinking that they were just a film. When I received them, they were actually painted on with a clear coat. I asked all the local body shop to inquire if they can remove the paint and they either said, "nope they are trash", or "it will cost $300 to remove but it's not guaranteed it will look good".

I ended up removing the paint myself by sanding everything down, then polished it afterwards. Looks just like brand new, but it will take a whole entire day to get it perfect.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:03 PM   #5
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Many of those coats you can remove with next coat of spray. In many cases previous one stay soft and no problem clear of them.
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where did you get the side skirt add ons? They look good!
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The car looks perfect in the second pic
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where did you get the side skirt add ons? They look good!
Made them myself Went to Home Depot then wrapped them in carbon fiber vinyl.
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Made them myself Went to Home Depot then wrapped them in carbon fiber vinyl.

I have to say you did an awesome job on them. Compared to other offerings, I like yours the best. Well done!!
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The car looks perfect in the second pic
+1 aside from the tinted lights. Also had the perfect stance, color matched hood...
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Roll the fenders and put the 15mm spacer on the front then order a 20 or 25 for the back.

Am I reading it correctly that you have a square wheel set up of 4 rear 19's and unsquare tire set up??
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Roll the fenders and put the 15mm spacer on the front then order a 20 or 25 for the back.

Am I reading it correctly that you have a square wheel set up of 4 rear 19's and unsquare tire set up??
Yes square wheels, tire set up is different. 245/45 in the rear +15mm spacer and 235/35 in the front +10mm spacer. I am due for new tires so I'm trying to decide which size to get now that it sits lower. If I get 20mm or 25mm in the rear should I stay with the same profile and just a bigger stretch or give the rears the same stretch as I currently have in the front 235/35. And if i then put the 15mm from the rear to the front then the front will need a bigger stretch too?

I was thinking of ordering two tires 225/40 or 215/35 idk and test it out how they sit before ordering the other two.
http://www.tyrestretch.com/

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Old 03-05-2015, 09:26 AM   #13
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Nice car... Felling the bike too. Like that the car & bike match.
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Halo ring is crooked on left side low beam. You should just take them off anyways, after all, "racecar" right?
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