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      03-21-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Need help/advice in getting "that look"

For my next car, I plan on buying a 335i sedan. But I wan't my car to look sporty, and this is where I need help. A friend of mine has a lexus is350, and it seems to be lower at the front, and the butt of the car is higher. Thus, giving it a very sporty look. A lot of 335i sedans such as this....



it seems kind of flat, and doesn't give off that sporty look im looking for.

Heres an example of what lean I am looking for.



I know this is an M3 and its a coup, but its just to give an example of what im talking about when i say lower in the front then the back.

Would I simply need to lower the front more then the back? or would I need to have 19 inch wheels in the back, and 18 inch in the front? would it give off that sporty look? any suggestions? i love cars, but sadly i don't know much about them lol. if you have any pictures, feel free to post them as well!
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drop the front more
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the m3 is also sitting on a slope tho giving the lines the effect as well as the extra doors on the sedan give it a flatter baseline down the midsection of the car. if stance is what you're after, throw on some coilovers and adjust the ride height in the front lower.
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you can also run thinner profile tires in the front and throw on meatier ones in the rear.
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The side skirt gives the car a more sporty look.. I think there is a replica for the E90.. that would add a touch of sporty/agressiveness. Also maybe smoke out the side amber lights?
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oh okay i see, thanks!! does lowering the front cause any problems or decrease performance? i heard from a friend it does
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shouldn't. unless the fronts are unbalanced between the two wheels or you're running mismatched tires or something weird like that. if you dump it to low, then you may run into the wheels perhaps being too flush and rubbing when you turn or hitting the inner fender, but i wouldn't imagine you would slam it sooo low.
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Look into Supreme Power Lowering Perches, should be perfect for what you are looking for.
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you can also run thinner profile tires in the front and throw on meatier ones in the rear.
Don't listen to this - bad idea.
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Get 16s in the front and 20s in the rear..... Just jk, the guys above me gave u some good advice, good luck on the search for your new car!
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^ +1, that will surely mess with you speedometer
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Seems to be raked more on the back.. I say raise the rear it looks squated on its ass.
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Don't listen to this - bad idea.
so running staggered fitment is a bad idea?
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Look into Supreme Power Lowering Perches, should be perfect for what you are looking for.
how low would be too low? i had a friend who couldn't drive more then 2 people in his car, other wise it would start screeching below. i want a nice lowered look but not encounter problems such as these.
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how low would be too low? i had a friend who couldn't drive more then 2 people in his car, other wise it would start screeching below. i want a nice lowered look but not encounter problems such as these.
These only lower the front about .5" , they are a unique product. Just do a search on the forum and I have a feeling it would work for what your going for.
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so running staggered fitment is a bad idea?
He wasn't talking about running staggered, read his advice - I think he suggested to run thinner sidewall on the front, which is not the same as running staggered (wider rears). He just seems to be offering to lower the overall diameter of the front wheel in relation to rear, thus making car appear lower at the front. Which is silly, since you shouldn't do that to a car, this isn't a dragster.
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Look into Supreme Power Lowering Perches, should be perfect for what you are looking for.
This sounds like the ideal solution to me!
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how low would be too low? i had a friend who couldn't drive more then 2 people in his car, other wise it would start screeching below. i want a nice lowered look but not encounter problems such as these.
thats a question for you... i have an e90 running 19's on KW v2 coilovers (highly recommended) and i cant fit a finger between the wheel gap and fender... i have no issues with rubbing speedbumps or multiple people in teh car.

PS im also asian and my friends arent really that tall... so i dont know if thats a factor for you.
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Don't listen to this - bad idea.
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The side skirt gives the car a more sporty look.. I think there is a replica for the E90.. that would add a touch of sporty/agressiveness. Also maybe smoke out the side amber lights?
m3 rep skirts could def give you a more aggressive look

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Seems to be raked more on the back.. I say raise the rear it looks squated on its ass.
mehhh def cheaper than perches
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Perches are not worth it in my opinion, it's a very minimal drop. I hit a small pothole and it started clunking after that as well.

Just get coils, lower the front more than the back, simple as that.
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He wasn't talking about running staggered, read his advice - I think he suggested to run thinner sidewall on the front, which is not the same as running staggered (wider rears). He just seems to be offering to lower the overall diameter of the front wheel in relation to rear, thus making car appear lower at the front. Which is silly, since you shouldn't do that to a car, this isn't a dragster.
well no im not trying to make it look like a dragster. but more like the is350 sedan. it was lowered more at the front then the back giving it an aggressive sporty look. and was curious what is the best way going about that is
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well no im not trying to make it look like a dragster. but more like the is350 sedan. it was lowered more at the front then the back giving it an aggressive sporty look. and was curious what is the best way going about that is
as others said, i think your best bet for that look is to get coilovers and lower front a lot. I don't know how much this will mess up handling balance though but as you don't track or anything it doesn't matter probably.
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