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Old 03-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #61
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #62
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Here is a short video for you and please tell me how much body roll you can see in this video... DSC off here, but think about it being on, on a track, in between cones...
that's not going to show sway or worse yet the bounce doing burnouts. the dangerous bounce is the one that happens while going fast on a turn and any little bump sets your off. especially those between the connecting joints on freeway overpasses.

hope your rear subframe has been done on that poor 328i
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #63
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I know what you mean but never faced that yet lol. Subframe is reinforced and also i have LSD. The car is no joke. Thinking about doing a V10 swap but it might get too complicated, if not i will go with the S54 like everyone did and supercharge it, I haven't decided yet.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:16 PM   #64
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Your ability to do burnouts in a parking lot does not demonstrate your reduced handling capabilities after stancing your car. With a ride height that low, that means you would need super aggressive spring rates to match. That means your car will be unpredictable, twitchy, and excessively stiff. So either that's the case or your car's suspension bottoms out over bumps. Your car's roll center is also tremendously impacted rendering your ability to gain camber in a corner almost non-existent. In other words, you majorly f*cked your handling. There are no upsides to being that low other than you might get more thumbs up or "dats tite yo" at meets.

Just coming at you with the truth. There's a lot more science to a car's handling capability (especially a strut-based BMW suspension) than you think.

Besides all that, it's dangerous. Unless you transplanted M fenders onto your car, I'll bet that your camber had to be massively adjusted to fit those likely oversized wheels. I'm sure you're a cool guy and all, but I really hope you and other kids like you grow out of that phase. It really is embarrassing
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:30 PM   #65
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I know what you mean but never faced that yet lol. Subframe is reinforced and also i have LSD. The car is no joke.
who told you that you have a LSD? which one?
that rear is not performing like a LSD, i had a LSD on my non-M
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #66
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who told you that you have a LSD? which one?
that rear is not performing like a LSD, i had a LSD on my non-M
The video only appears to show one wheel making most of the smoke... I don't get the point of the LSD (if he has one) on his car anyway since... well... stance
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Your ability to do burnouts in a parking lot does not demonstrate your reduced handling capabilities after stancing your car. With a ride height that low, that means you would need super aggressive spring rates to match. That means your car will be unpredictable, twitchy, and excessively stiff. So either that's the case or your car's suspension bottoms out over bumps. Your car's roll center is also tremendously impacted rendering your ability to gain camber in a corner almost non-existent. In other words, you majorly f*cked your handling. There are no upsides to being that low other than you might get more thumbs up or "dats tite yo" at meets.

Just coming at you with the truth. There's a lot more science to a car's handling capability (especially a strut-based BMW suspension) than you think.

Besides all that, it's dangerous. Unless you transplanted M fenders onto your car, I'll bet that your camber had to be massively adjusted to fit those likely oversized wheels. I'm sure you're a cool guy and all, but I really hope you and other kids like you grow out of that phase. It really is embarrassing
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very sad!!!
some people should just lease a sentra!!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:41 PM   #68
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:21 AM   #69
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Let's just lock this thread.
Haha, not yet I got another solution for you...
lol. wonder if Mango will approve haha:
here is is, a moat sytle door like the castles had.
notice the bike on top lol
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I love how you draw! That's mad work though. Since we re there we might widen out the gutter and throw some crocodiles in there. And bam, perfect security as well lol. It's really a great idea but I don't have the skills I think.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:32 AM   #71
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Let's just lock this thread.
i'm sorry but i wasn't trying to sound mean. you are polite, rational and i really like they way you haven't come back in this thread like all cursing and name calling. that's all to often the rebuttal of the younger members. you've joked and been real good about all the stuff.

but did you mean to say you already have a LSD to install, which is my mistake as i thought you were stating you had it in for that vid. or do you have a limited slip diff in that vid? if so which brand?

anyway after that back to the ramps. i agree it appears to be deep like that as there is a drainage gate there. just be careful not to clog that up with what ever method you use. i'm sure you can come up with something
that people wouldn't mess with and allow more clearance going up down it.
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i'm sorry but i wasn't trying to sound mean. you are polite, rational and i really like they way you haven't come back in this thread like all cursing and name calling. that's all to often the rebuttal of the younger members. you've joked and been real good about all the stuff.

but did you mean to say you already have a LSD to install, which is my mistake as i thought you were stating you had it in for that vid. or do you have a limited slip diff in that vid? if so which brand?
Yeah well we're all adults here, no need to argue over BS. I have never got into an argument face to face with someone over these kinda stuff but it always happens online. So I don't bother at all, its normal. I do have an M3 differential swap, swapped out of a wrecked M3 with 50k miles. It feels like it works, or maybe it doesn't work properly, I don't really care since I am beginning to feel like that was a waste of money. The video doesn't do it justice either, it looked like the diff was pretty much open for the most part of the video.

I am visiting Home Depot tomorrow lol. Gonna try some plywood first.
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^ maybe i just looked at the vid too quickly to see it. anyway enjoy it if it's installed.

Home Depot it is, happy hunting and GL
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^ maybe i just looked at the vid too quickly to see it. anyway enjoy it if it's installed.

Home Depot it is, happy hunting and GL
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You got close to that street light. Scary.

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Looks like you're having fun 3/4" plywood might work - get exterior grade You might need to reinforce a bit to prevent flex.

Or just move to a different place

The problem with a lowered car is - there are places you just cannot drive.

Have (responsible, safe) fun

edit: don't mind mango. I'm sure he did some things when he was younger he might look back on and think were not so smart (or maybe not). Most of us did. He is just sharing his experience trying to prevent you from making the same mistakes. This is of course the right thing to do - cars are dangerous - they kill more people than guns do.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:32 AM   #78
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This thread is just a coming of age moment for you in realizing that you're one bump away from destroying your car. And that bump is not more than 2 feet from where you start your day.
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This thread is just a coming of age moment for you in realizing that you're one bump away from destroying your car. And that bump is not more than 2 feet from where you start your day.
I think someone bumped their head...
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:11 PM   #80
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Bump.... Get it, or don't.. Have you looked into an air ride suspension? It probrably won't have the same feel as we are used to, but it is definitely adjustable. Hydros are to bouncy, and air shocks just suck.. Years ago I ran wide tires on a lowered Nissan pickup..you could get your finger stuck between the fender and tire (static drop), dragged the frame quite bit at times(no ground effects -broke them off).
Anyway, I'd say 1/2" steel plate-one its heavy as hell, and two it won't rot...ever.

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