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Old 08-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #22001
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #22002
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #22003
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:27 PM   #22004
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #22005
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:47 PM   #22006
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:04 PM   #22007
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Raise...really? I know you like to do the opposite of everyone but I couldn't imagine someone raising a BMW. My XI sits wicked high.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #22008
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:10 PM   #22009
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yeah but we're not talking about your BMW.
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Also remember "lowering" is not just simply a setting or a preference. "lowering" is not like choosing ketchup or mustard on your burger. there's a lot of science that goes on when you start playing with angles--especially drastic ones.

see my sig? i want to raise my car slightly and get it realigned one day but i don't have coilovers so how i'm going to accomplish that will require some thinking on my part. maybe thicker spring pads or something. or maybe just get v2s or v3s.
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we're still not talking about his bmw. i said nothing about xi. his car is stock ride height, yours is slammed.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #22012
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i think yours looks supersweet and still driveable
whats the rims size,, if its 18's i would more go to 19's at same height;
it would finish it off,, and not bounce all the time
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we're still not talking about his bmw. i said nothing about xi. his car is stock ride height, yours is slammed.
Gotcha. I wouldn't say slammed, but lowered yes. Camber plates are in the works need to re align the toe going on in the front.


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Old 08-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #22014
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i think yours looks supersweet and still driveable
whats the rims size,, if its 18's i would more go to 19's at same height;
it would finish it off,, and not bounce all the time
19 would be too much to handle here in NY. I'm having trouble now as we speak. If I can get my hands on a good price for coilovers I may just go that route.


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sorry you posted several pics of your car some slammed and some low i got mixed up
Yeah, I hear ya. Sorry for that lol, it's moderately dropped much lower than a stock xi but still I feel like there's room for more to pull off the wheels correctly.


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19 would be too much to handle here in NY. I'm having trouble now as we speak. If I can get my hands on a good price for coilovers I may just go that route.


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AP.RACING MAKES GOOD PRICED COILOVERS
AND THEY VERRY STRONG ASWELL.

THEY THE NEW 'KW' OVERHERE.. !!
WILL ORDER A KIT ASWELL AS IM STILL ON LOWERED-SPRINGS ONLY
AND ITS LOOKIN WAY TOO HIGH ,,

THINK AROUND END OF SEPTEMBER IVE GOT THEM
WILL POST SOME PICS THEN

LOOK AT THE PICS I SEND TO SEE THE DIFFERENT LOOKS WHEN ITS ON 18's AND 19's ALL AT SAME HEIGHT
FIRST IS 18/225.40
SECOND AND THIRTH IS 19/225.35
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we're still not talking about his bmw. i said nothing about xi. his car is stock ride height, yours is slammed.
It amazes me how high the stock height looks with 18's. I'd like to be his ride height but not so sure on lowering my car in Vermont.


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