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      08-27-2010, 10:49 AM   #23
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To me it's just common sense....do whatever you want to your car, who cares what anyone else thinks? But I reserve the right to honk or flip off anyone who practically comes to a stop every time there's pencil in the road.

Personally when I see a car like express705 posted I just shake my head b/c it look ridiculous to me - and my car is lowered.
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      08-27-2010, 10:57 AM   #24
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if speed bumps scrape your car, its not road worthy.
so I guess 911s or corvettes are not road worthy? there is an exec at my company that has one and I've heard him scrape when he goes over them b/c they are ridiculously high. his car is stock.

that said, I agree that "slammed" cars look silly...lowered can look real good but as a daily driver that would get really annoying. my mom doesn't lecture me, since I'm an adult...I presume many of those complaining on this thread, including the OP, are not yet there.
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Thats a little too low. But hey, its your car not mine.



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I just don't think BMW's should be lowered. PERIOD. Hell my E90 is already low enough without putting springs on it, it seems like every car I pull up next to is sitting higher than mine.
reeeeheheeeeaaallllyyyyyyyyyyyy..... this bring the question: would YOU but a bmw performance lowering kit? bmw thinks it should be lowered.. hence this product.

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if speed bumps scrape your car, its not road worthy.
FALSE. i can make it over just about any speed bump given the right angle of attack. however, when speed bumps look like this, then there is a problem.

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      08-27-2010, 11:38 AM   #26
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well you must have a 4x4.
Actually, I have a 135i that is lowered 1/2 inch on BMW Performance springs with Koni shocks. That makes my ground clearance 5". I don't have to slow down for speed bumps any more than a stock Accord or Camry does.

My previous car (RX-8) had 4.7" ground clearance, and I again did not have to slow down for speed bumps any more than a Camry.
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      08-27-2010, 11:52 AM   #27
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Slammed cars look stupid. Am I the only person who believes the wheel arch / gap should be parallel / equadistance all around the wheel? Yes... You can lower your car but you gotta maintain that parallel gap!
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If you need to make it "Track grade" and you don't track frequently and just do it for appearence sake its poser. Plain and simple.
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If you need to make it "Track grade" and you don't track frequently and just do it for appearence sake its poser. Plain and simple.
i guess im a poser.
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lowered cars makes the car look cheap and immature.
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Ok, so here is my car. The back is actually higher now but I have no issues driving like a normal driver. I mainly changed out for KWv1 to get an upgrade over the stock xi suspension.

I thought this was too low and I raised the back up about .75" to improve ride comfort and handling characteristics.

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Ok, so here is my car. The back is actually higher now but I have no issues driving like a normal driver. I mainly changed out for KWv1 to get an upgrade over the stock xi suspension.

I thought this was too low and I raised the back up about .75" to improve ride comfort and handling characteristics.

perfect imo
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Going around potholes and other road hazards is common sense, but if you have to dodge "everyday" things like speed bumps and ramps that's annoying as hell.
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perfect imo
I have no problem with this....no gap and still drivable.
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its lowered. you are a poser!!!!
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Regardless of what anyone will say there are different benefits to lowering the car (dependent of the stock height). In my case, I didn't lower simply for looks. I kept on adjusting based on what handles the best. The stock 335xi coupe even outfitted with the sport package had sub-par handling for what I was used to in a BMW, especially after driving the rear-wheel drive model.
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Let me get this straight, you "constantly have to slow down, change lanes, sideway speedbumps/ ramps, go around potholes." And you're wondering why people beep?
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Regardless of what anyone will say there are different benefits to lowering the car (dependent of the stock height). In my case, I didn't lower simply for looks. I kept on adjusting based on what handles the best. The stock 335xi coupe even outfitted with the sport package had sub-par handling for what I was used to in a BMW, especially after driving the rear-wheel drive model.
That is because there is no sport suspension for the Xi, just the seats, same reason I lowered mine on KW V1's.
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so I guess 911s or corvettes are not road worthy? there is an exec at my company that has one and I've heard him scrape when he goes over them b/c they are ridiculously high. his car is stock.

that said, I agree that "slammed" cars look silly...lowered can look real good but as a daily driver that would get really annoying. my mom doesn't lecture me, since I'm an adult...I presume many of those complaining on this thread, including the OP, are not yet there.
Im pretty sure he was talking about normal speed bumps, not ridiculously high like you stated...
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There is nothing wrong with modifying the car just for the looks, if that is the owner wants. Poser or not, people do like whatever look they like and if they choose to go for it, no problems in my book.

I agree with a few people above that said the parallel distance/line between the wheel and the fender has to be kept. If it is lower on top and wider around the bottom, it looks ugly to me.

And yes, I would also not like it if someone ahead of me is crawling over a small speed bump just because they went extremely low.
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nothing wrong with lowering. nearly every maker offers an option for lowering. can be good with moderation but just don't go overboard.
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Yeah, nothing wrong with lowering your car. Just understand that not everybody else will agree it makes it look any better than a non-lowered car. But certainly you shouldn't get any hate for it, unless you give off an attitude that you are better than those who dont slam their cars too.
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this might take a while.....




everyone hates people who drive slammed cars. PERIOD.



mine too...



well you must have a 4x4.



speed bumps shouldn't be that high so my car scrapes.



why do you need coilovers to race? my car's value hasn't changed a bit.



handling, adjustability, driver comfort..



are you telling me that my car is too low? see attached.



i can keep up with traffic.
I agree with you, but your car looks too low for the tire/wheel combo. You need spacers and/or different wheels. I honestly think you made your car look worse than stock with this setup.

I apologize if I pissed you off, because I know this was unsolicited criticism.
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To me it's just common sense....do whatever you want to your car, who cares what anyone else thinks? But I reserve the right to honk or flip off anyone who practically comes to a stop every time there's pencil in the road.

Personally when I see a car like express705 posted I just shake my head b/c it look ridiculous to me - and my car is lowered.
DAMN. thats a low blow. take it back or apologize.

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I agree with you, but your car looks too low for the tire/wheel combo. You need spacers and/or different wheels. I honestly think you made your car look worse than stock with this setup.

I apologize if I pissed you off, because I know this was unsolicited criticism.

i have different wheels... 19" LC818.

apology accepted. i know a lot of people think it looks silly, but i guess it is something you have to see in person because it does look kind of funny on the computer.
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