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Old 02-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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So I just put on some 18" VMR CSL's on my E46 328i Sedan on 235/40/18 front and 255/35/18 tires and I'm kinda disapointed on how it looks, looks awkward, I have coilovers to drop the car that I havn't installed yet, will it look better once dropped?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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So I just put on some 18" VMR CSL's on my E46 328i Sedan on 235/40/18 front and 255/35/18 tires and I'm kinda disapointed on how it looks, looks awkward, I have coilovers to drop the car that I havn't installed yet, will it look better once dropped?
Yes drop it first to see the difference. Your offset plays a big role also.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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Yes drop it first to see the difference. Your offset plays a big role also.
et45 front et40 rear
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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ID:	490204this is what it might look like if lowered so do it. They looked great for me before the drop aswell. Post a pic of yours to see
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #5
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Definitely lower it. Mine looks like it has a lift kit too lol
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:33 AM   #7
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Post pics after you install the coilovers aswell
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:53 AM   #9
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Hahaha atleast I'm not alone, are you on 18"s?
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:16 AM   #10
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OP, please post pics that arent grainy...

lower it (as mentioned) and get it aligned - it needs more neg camber in the rear it seems from the grainy a55 pic
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Hahaha atleast I'm not alone, are you on 18"s?
Yes sir. 18x9.5 front and 18x10 rear on stock suspension. Coilovers are definitely going on soon then ill slam it
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just wondering, does the tire size choice I made add to the awkward stance? Should I have gone higher side walls in the back and lower in the front? I just went with the size tires that a reputable modding store gave me
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I just noticed that the Driver's side is higher than the passenger side as well
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I just noticed that the Driver's side is higher than the passenger side as well
Do you mean your ride height is lower on one side more than the other? Or your sidewall?
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Do you mean your ride height is lower on one side more than the other? Or your sidewall?
ride height, the driver's side fender is a tad bit higher from the tire than the passenger's side
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Cars look goofy with big wheels and OEM suspension
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ride height, the driver's side fender is a tad bit higher from the tire than the passenger's side
It could just be an old and worn out spring pad. Those are cheap to replace. That can make your car look lower on a side by just a tad bit if one is good and the other is super worn
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It could just be an old and worn out spring pad. Those are cheap to replace. That can make your car look lower on a side by just a tad bit if one is good and the other is super worn
will that be irrelevant once I install the coilovers?
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will that be irrelevant once I install the coilovers?
You are still going to be using a spring pad, just depends where your height adjuster is for your coilovers. Some are at the bottom and others are on top
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Cars look goofy with big wheels and OEM suspension
But not as goofy as lowered and modded out with smaller wheels and snow tires on . Lol. never again
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