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Old 07-16-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
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Lowered with Tien springs

I recently lowered my car so here is how it came out! Back tires are rubbing a lot whenever I hit a bump. the ride height is a lot lower on one of the sides for some reason. Front wheels defiantly need spacers.

As far as scrapping goes, unless it's a really steep driveway it won't. But it does scrape in parking decks. It's mainly my exhaust that scrapes since it hangs so low.

Will be posting better photos tomorrow. Just wanted to save time and create the thread now and throw up a few pics
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:07 AM   #2
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:38 PM   #3
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few more. going to be picking up new wheels soon and going to roll the rear fenders.




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Yes, because lowering a car at most 2 inches is sooo ricey . With your perspective, your car in your signature is uber rice with all that stance
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:19 PM   #4
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Yes, because lowering a car at most 2 inches is sooo ricey . With your perspective, your car in your signature is uber rice with all that stance
Lowering isnt ricey. See sig. Whatever you did is. Stupid taillights. Stupid rear bumper. No idea what went wrong with the front end. This car wouldve had a better life had you never owned it. Now this is the internet and everyone gets to post what they want. It also means we get to reply with what we want. So if you dont like that go cry somewhere or dont post at all
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:02 PM   #5
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Just set the car on fire or sell it would at least be better off without you as an owner
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:16 AM   #6
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If I were you I'd paint the hood and get clean red LED tail lights
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:36 AM   #7
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Lowering isnt ricey. See sig. Whatever you did is. Stupid taillights. Stupid rear bumper. No idea what went wrong with the front end. This car wouldve had a better life had you never owned it. Now this is the internet and everyone gets to post what they want. It also means we get to reply with what we want. So if you dont like that go cry somewhere or dont post at all
I didn't touch the rear bumper.It's a Bimmerworld diffuser for my 3.5" race exhaust.. Last time I checked, a good amount of forum members have this on their car. It's not all for looks, it's functional.
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If I were you I'd paint the hood and get clean red LED tail lights
I have a set of OEM LED tail lights which will be installed once i get the adaptors to make it work. My OEM hood was damaged and I could not find anther OEM hood so this was the cheapest thing I could do. Once I find anther OEM hood, it's going back on. I hate this hood as much as anyone else. I'm probably going to order the modbargins GTR hood
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:40 AM   #8
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Yeah I probably saw that in line at bimmerfest. I hope you know we're not just hating here. You have plenty of posts so you obviously know what's going on. Maybe you just had a lapse in judgment or something. This car isn't too far away. Hood color, ok I understand. Weird stance, ehh but fixable. Taillights are a sin haha

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Old 07-19-2014, 01:53 AM   #9
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Yeah I probably saw that in line at bimmerfest. I hope you know we're not just hating here. You have plenty of posts so you obviously know what's going on. Maybe you just had a lapse in judgment or something. This car isn't too far away. Hood color, ok I understand. Weird stance, ehh but fixable. Taillights are a sin haha

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It's just laminx on the tail lights lol. I'm probably going to peel it off tomorrow anyways. I think it's fair to say that my judgment was slightly influenced by Japanese cars since I'm trying to mod an evo so I'm in that mindset Probably going to put my old exhaust back on since I'm over that "single exhaust, supra look" but it's sounds too good to change. I had a lot of worse mods in previous years like ugly plastidip on the wheels and multi color angel eyes. I just installed V4s which are nice and white.

Nothing on this car is permeant. #1 on my todo list is the hood since it's holding back the whole car
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:43 AM   #10
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Stick with an OEM hood. IMHO the GTR hood just look ridiculous on these cars and ruin the classy look of the M3. Really all that is needed is a small drop, decent wheels and a few cosmetic upgrades and these cars look great.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:47 AM   #11
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For me the biggest problem is there seems to be something wrong with your roof. Why is it made of fabric?
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:50 AM   #12
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:50 PM   #13
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For me the biggest problem is there seems to be something wrong with your roof. Why is it made of fabric?
Yeah I hear verts are for girls
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Evidently you havent owned one. Also show me the person who can look at my car and think its a girls car so I can punch them for being an idiot.
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:21 PM   #15
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Im still confused. Is it like plasti dip but fabric?????
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Evidently you havent owned one. Also show me the person who can look at my car and think its a girls car so I can punch them for being an idiot.
You are right, I've never owned one and never will. Only time I'll be driving a vert is if it's a rental on vacation. lm just teasing anyways. I have nothing against verts, just prefer a hardtop over my head.
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Hard top is cool too. And if I ever get a performance car like an m3 than it will be a hardtop. But for what my car is, nothing wrong with soft

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You are right, I've never owned one and never will. Only time I'll be driving a vert is if it's a rental on vacation. lm just teasing anyways. I have nothing against verts, just prefer a hardtop over my head.
BOOM this guy gets it, lol

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BOOM this guy gets it, lol

just wish i could afford a m3
Yea I wish my M3 was a coupe but that's it's whatever at this point. If BMW is going to ruin the performance of a car, I'd rather it be a sluggish 330i rather than a M3. Not calling my car slow or anything, it's just slightly floppy in the corners. At least it has a low center of gravity I guess. I can't argue with having 95% M3 performance and that S54 sound in the background with the top down. The sound you get is worth the 300 extra lbs


M3 verts are kinda special though because BMW never made a M3 wagon or sedan and everyone goes nuts about a converted one or just the idea of one so I feel that the M3 vert would be in the same boat if BMW only made a coupe.
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You know what. I really like that. That's perfect.

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