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Old 06-02-2002, 05:13 PM   #1
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anybody have a pic of HM2's on a sedan not lowered

Currently, I have a 1999 BMW 323I, with 16" stock wheels. I really like the way the HM2's look and the PGIII's but PGIII's are out of my price range, so it'll be HM2's for me. Anyhow, I am just afraid that if I lower the car that it will BOUNCE too much. The reason I ask is because I had lowered my Honda Accord with Eibach Springs and it gave it a real negative camber and it just bounces too much. Now, I am in the market for HM2's but if I do lower it, I just want the ride as smooth as stock. Please post any pics if you do have any pictures of HM2's without it being lowered. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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Old 06-02-2002, 05:19 PM   #2
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without a drop your car will look like a 4x4. You must drop it if you plan on getting wheels.

get some h&rs or intrax...camber wont be affected to badly and the ride will be fine..no bounce.
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Old 06-02-2002, 05:27 PM   #3
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ok...thanks for the reply!

If I got a 18X8.5, what tire size can I put on there. Also if I went with 235 40 18, will I need to roll fenders if I decided to put H&R sport springs. Are sport and race different drops.
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Old 06-02-2002, 05:45 PM   #4
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Re: ok...thanks for the reply!

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If I got a 18X8.5, what tire size can I put on there. Also if I went with 235 40 18, will I need to roll fenders if I decided to put H&R sport springs. Are sport and race different drops.
I would go with 235 40 18 and you won't need to roll fenders...

Sport and race are different drops...I have sports and it eliminates most of the gap in the front and all of the drop in rear. Not too different from OEM sport package drop. Race drops you even lower.
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Old 06-02-2002, 06:05 PM   #5
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I would go with 235 40 18 and you won't need to roll fenders...

Sport and race are different drops...I have sports and it eliminates most of the gap in the front and all of the drop in rear. Not too different from OEM sport package drop. Race drops you even lower.
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Do you have any photos of your car? What type of wheels do you have?
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Old 06-02-2002, 06:07 PM   #6
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Who lowered your car? What shop and how much did it cost? Let me know!
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wish2mod....


get race springs, youll be happier in the long run...

also...235/40 is pretty big..you might want to consider getting something lower profile...

If you're getting HM2s..I would strong suggest getting 19s as IMO they look a million times better than the 18s.
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Old 06-02-2002, 06:59 PM   #8
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Re: ok...thanks for the reply!

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If I got a 18X8.5, what tire size can I put on there. Also if I went with 235 40 18, will I need to roll fenders if I decided to put H&R sport springs. Are sport and race different drops.
I have 235/40-18 with H&R race spring, without having the fender rolled.

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Old 06-02-2002, 07:44 PM   #9
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Here's a pic with 255/35/18 with OEM sport pack
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18s??.......No, 19s

But the 19' HM2 do look much better than 18' because of the huge dish. You will not receive any "bounce" as long as you lower your car correctly.... i.e., Do Not cut your springs.
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Who lowered your car? What shop and how much did it cost? Let me know!
Wish2mod, here are pics of my car:

328i M-Tech Pics

I have 18 x 8.5 ACS type III wheels. As for lower profile tires, I have 225 40 18 but I mentioned 235/40 because I think it fills out the rim better.

I got my suspension work done at M Motorsports in San Bruno...I think I paid around $150-$200. Can't quite remember.
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