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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:26 AM
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Dino.

Leave it be.

(Not all of us have to scrape frame if we don't want to k thx )
Thank you! FINALLY someone else that sees that ridiculously low is ridiculous.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:29 AM
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I agree, there is such thing as too low for some of us.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:30 AM
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Lol my back tires rub and rubs to hell when someone is in the back
When its a full car my God

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:40 AM
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Dino please. Your tires are too tall

I never rub no matter how many people I have.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:41 AM
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i dont scrape frame at all... jus sayinn
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:41 AM
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Dino please. Your tires are too tall

I never rub no matter how many people I have.
lol my 205/40's rub and I have the ass of the car raised almost as high as the adjusters will let me.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:44 AM
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:51 AM
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Dino please. Your tires are too tall

I never rub no matter how many people I have.
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Ken you ain't lowz if frame don't smash the ground lmao

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:52 AM
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lol... it doesnt smash the ground anymore because it's squashed in from all the times ive smashed it off the ground
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:55 AM
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i dont scrape frame at all... jus sayinn
Because it's all gone by now...
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:12 PM
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:14 PM
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lol my 205/40's rub and I have the ass of the car raised almost as high as the adjusters will let me.
I have no adjusters and my 235/45's don't rub at all
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:20 PM
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I have no adjusters and my 235/45's don't rub at all
well... LA TE DA! hopefully when i get around to pulling the billi PSSwhatevers and put them on my car it'll tidy it up
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:23 PM
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I agree, there is such thing as too low for some of us.
Lies!

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:36 PM
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I find it ridiculous if you think your car isn't low enough.

If I want to lower, I wouldn't want to scrape the lower side of my car -.-
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:41 PM
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I find it ridiculous if you think your car isn't low enough.

If I want to lower, I wouldn't want to scrape the lower side of my car -.-
Lol the only way I can go lower is to trim my frame rails and raise the exhaust, etc. My car lays on its rails/exhaust aired out.

I kind of want to get it an inch lower to sit the skirts and bumper itself on the ground. It would be a first.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:44 PM
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Lol the only way I can go lower is to trim my frame rails and raise the exhaust, etc. My car lays on its rails/exhaust aired out.

I kind of want to get it an inch lower to sit the skirts and bumper itself on the ground. It would be a first.
that's how I flattened by UUC exhaust after about a month of having. 80mph+ bridge joint= smashtastic
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:06 PM
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that's how I flattened by UUC exhaust after about a month of having. 80mph+ bridge joint= smashtastic
Lol sounds like mine from my coilover days. Smashed and worn through lol. I need to weld up a new setup soon anyway and might modify the pipe shape a little.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:06 PM
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i mean really low looks good and all, but my car is too nice IMO to mess things up by going any lower.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:18 PM
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Being really low looks good most of the time. But then you want to drive aggressively and your airbags are wobbly, your car is scraping on turns, you have stretched 185 tires with no grip, camber is stupid, etc.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:58 PM
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Being really low looks good most of the time. But then you want to drive aggressively and your airbags are wobbly, your car is scraping on turns, you have stretched 185 tires with no grip, camber is stupid, etc.
Good thing I have none of those problems.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:07 PM
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Being really low looks good most of the time. But then you want to drive aggressively and your airbags are wobbly, your car is scraping on turns, you have stretched 185 tires with no grip, camber is stupid, etc.
That's my thing on it.

I won't knock it for other guys because some people really enjoy the "low is a lifestyle" sort of thing. Not to mention every time I turn around it seems like its getting more and more popular, so for the most part I just keep my mouth shut about it. If that's how people get their kicks then more power to them.

However, for me personally, even though I just daily my car in an urban area, i still drive it. Hard. Really hard. I wouldn't ever run anything thinner than the 235s I'm currently on. As it is I have to constantly remember not to smash my lip on stuff and I tiptoe over speedbumps using the angle method and sometimes I still brush it with my frame. And I have MILES of ground clearance compared to some of you, i think 4" or a little less at the lowest point. I can't imagine what it must be like trying to get Ken or Frank's car over a speedbump.

I used to rub in the rear with passengers and over hard bumps, but with the 15mm spacers, it doesn't really do it anymore. If I theoretically had a slammed car i think I could handle babying it around bumps but if it rubbed all the time I'd push it off a cliff. I hate that sound so much.

It mostly goes back to the driving it hard thing. I want to be able to tear ass in my car in any given situation, and you need a little ride height to handle properly and make sure you don't tear off your oil pan when you hit a dip in the road. Like when I beat the yellow light turning back onto the main road after getting my coffee in the mornings. If I tried that little maneuver with much less clearance I'm almost certain I'd rip the whole bumper off.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:46 PM
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My trusty (dirty ) steed waiting for me to leave work tonight. I think I wanna put a spacer on the front so the tire doesn't disappear in there.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:55 PM
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My car won't go over certain speedbumps but i still drive the Hell out of my car (when it isnt broken)

Then again I know every road over here like the back of my hand and I know where to avoid it but I don't rub at all in my car with the trunk packed out +4 passengers she drives fine, a little sluggish but fine.

That being said I love the way an e36 looks with a nice thick tire and a slight rake (nice and agressive)

Joey the blonde looks amazing and she's lucky she gets to sit in a parking garage, my red head has to sit in the sun or find shade
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:59 PM
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My trusty (dirty ) steed waiting for me to leave work tonight. I think I wanna put a spacer on the front so the tire doesn't disappear in there.
Honestly. as a whole car, yours is probably IMO the greatest looking E36 here, inside and out. maybe it's the color, but the wheels and the paint, and the everything. it justs speaks to me. fcuk i want a dakar coupe SO BAD
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