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Old 06-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #981
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Looking pretty good for 18s. That height with meaty rubber I figured they were 17s.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:47 PM   #982
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Those are 18"s btw
Then that's even further supporting the fact that you aren't slammed. You would have more fender to rim lip gap with 17's. You aren't even tucking tire.

Get stiffer spring rates or turn up the dampening to avoid rubbing and go lower. Use bumpstops if you are still rubbing. You can go lower for sure and still sort out rubbing issues.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:02 PM   #983
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Then that's even further supporting the fact that you aren't slammed. You would have more fender to rim lip gap with 17's. You aren't even tucking tire.

Get stiffer spring rates or turn up the dampening to avoid rubbing and go lower. Use bumpstops if you are still rubbing. You can go lower for sure and still sort out rubbing issues.
My dampening is on the stiffest setting. Only other thing I could do is eliminate all travel whatsoever. I am at max camber in the rear for no camber arms and running 225s in the back. If that's not stretched at all or I am not tucking tire by those standards I don't know what is. I know I am not running the max stretch or an insane amount of drop. I feel this is the best I can do without compromising overall ride.

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Old 06-25-2012, 11:05 PM   #984
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Holy crap.
Side view pics tricked the hell outa me.
Wouldve never guessed you had poke and camber like that.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:07 PM   #985
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Holy crap.
Side view pics tricked the hell outa me.
Wouldve never guessed you had poke and camber like that.
Haha I think it is a perfect mix of both to be honest. Poke and camber and still a nice ride-ability to it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:35 PM   #987
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:46 PM   #988
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Damn Basketcase, that is low! Especially for an M.

I wish i could go that low. I ripped my bumper off the other day backing out of my driveway. Broke the mounting brackets on the bumper and pulled off the mounting strip from the metal reinforcement bar. It's jimmy rigged back on there temporarily. I'm actually surprised it made it 2 years to so of being fairly slammed given the roads and driveways around here. Looks like i have to get a mt2 now.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:26 AM   #989
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #990
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #991
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Daamm Cracked Lip? It is truly Low, look at the bottom of the carbon lip/bumper. It will be left on the road soon. I cant believe a static system cant get you that low. Are those wheel 18's?
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:13 AM   #992
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It's on bags haha

The splitter is actually holding the front end up a bit. With no splitter it drops another 1/2"-3/4" with the lip.

I have it setup so I can drive this low and I do, unless I need to air up for speed bumps or driveways.

I actually got the bags because I could no longer drive up onto wood to get a jack under the car.

And the wheels are 18x9.5 (215/35/18) and 18x11.5 (255/35/18)
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #993
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I actually got the bags because I could no longer drive up onto wood to get a jack under the car.
Why not make some ramps for it then? It would of been cheaper then air
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Why not make some ramps for it then? It would of been cheaper then air
I wanted air anyways because I cracked my bumper and had to reprint a fender already after wearing the paint right off it

But the ramps would have had to be like 15' long to get the incline i needed to not scrape. And I couldn't get on a tow truck (flat bed with air) when I blew a tire and ended up ripping my bumper off.. It was just getting old. So now I can drive low (even lower) and still air up when I need to for convenience..
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:36 AM   #995
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I wanted air anyways because I cracked my bumper and had to reprint a fender already after wearing the paint right off it

But the ramps would have had to be like 15' long to get the incline i needed to not scrape. And I couldn't get on a tow truck (flat bed with air) when I blew a tire and ended up ripping my bumper off.. It was just getting old. So now I can drive low (even lower) and still air up when I need to for convenience..
True. No ramp wouldve helped much. Nice
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:38 PM   #996
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It's on bags haha

The splitter is actually holding the front end up a bit. With no splitter it drops another 1/2"-3/4" with the lip.

I have it setup so I can drive this low and I do, unless I need to air up for speed bumps or driveways.

I actually got the bags because I could no longer drive up onto wood to get a jack under the car.

And the wheels are 18x9.5 (215/35/18) and 18x11.5 (255/35/18)
Thats why I have no lip, the car just sits alot lower without.

LOL and props for driving that low....I drive at stock heigth and only dump when parked hahah
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It's on bags haha

The splitter is actually holding the front end up a bit. With no splitter it drops another 1/2"-3/4" with the lip.

I have it setup so I can drive this low and I do, unless I need to air up for speed bumps or driveways.

I actually got the bags because I could no longer drive up onto wood to get a jack under the car.

And the wheels are 18x9.5 (215/35/18) and 18x11.5 (255/35/18)
any pictures of the rear? I'd love to see the lip on the 18x11.5 haha
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #998
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I'll post some tomorrow. The lips are 4.5" rear and 2.5" front going to 10s and 12s too when I refinish the wheels in a couple weeks. Just waiting for my center caps to come back from being plated
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:27 PM   #1000
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I'll post some tomorrow. The lips are 4.5" rear and 2.5" front going to 10s and 12s too when I refinish the wheels in a couple weeks. Just waiting for my center caps to come back from being plated
Do want rolling shots to see rolling height
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