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    1. 06-16-2010 10:38 AM #1


      Personally I think its one of the more tasteful cars to come out of the "flush" movement, but something about doing it to an E30 M3 rubs me the wrong way.

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      06-16-2010 10:40 AM #2
      Pass.

      Fix the suspension, and change out the wheels to a couple inches smaller, and it would be hot.

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      06-16-2010 10:41 AM #3
      the camber is a bit extreme on that car, it looks cool, but i feel like the tires would melt away pretty quickly not being flush with the road...

      love e30 M3 though!

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      06-16-2010 10:41 AM #4
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      06-16-2010 10:42 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by redsvt04 View Post
      Personally I think its one of the more tasteful cars to come out of the "flush" movement, but something about doing it to an E30 M3 rubs me the wrong way.
      Looks amazing, but it would be quite the shame to not be able to thrash an E30 M3 the way it's supposed to be driven, on any given notice. That setup doesn't allow for anything but cruising, IMHO.

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      06-16-2010 10:45 AM #6
      Sacriledge

      You asked

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      06-16-2010 10:45 AM #7
      Looks broken tbh.

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      06-16-2010 10:47 AM #8
      Foul ball. Time to change the batter's stance.
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    9. 06-16-2010 10:59 AM #9
      I'd rock it

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      06-16-2010 11:01 AM #10
      I saw this car in person this past weekend and I about fell over. It's absolutely beautiful.

      I vote sweet, especially because it has an S52.


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      06-16-2010 11:03 AM #11
      That europlate says it all.....

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      06-16-2010 11:03 AM #12
      Wheels 2" too big. Stupidly low to the point of being undrivable except for cruising and looking cool to girl pants-wearing VW scenesters. Pass.

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      06-16-2010 11:07 AM #13
      Sacrilege in my book.
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      06-16-2010 11:09 AM #14
      Stanced, hellaflush... Whatever adjective you use to describe this trend... Please god, make it go away.

    15. 06-16-2010 11:10 AM #15
      lower it

    16. 06-16-2010 11:14 AM #16
      The license plate -FPURISTS- says it all.

      PURISTS are the people who appreciate the car for the motorsports heritage and would not hesitate use/show it off for what it is capable of: tearing ass of a track or nice road. Function over fashion, yes please.

      The "other crowd" are prolly running out of cars & scenes to leg hump (stance & put on internetz). Seems they try to do anything that will cause a buzz and ruffle feathers. Stance a E30 M3, miata, civic si, rusty trailer, school bus, dump truck, etc. Fashion over function, vomit (9 times out of 10).

      Sure it looks 'pretty' on the web. But if other people owned it, I'm sure it would have a more function-oriented setup. The car in it's current form was built for scenesters to nut-swing from.

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      06-16-2010 11:15 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Wheels 2" too big. Stupidly low to the point of being undrivable except for cruising and looking cool to girl pants-wearing VW scenesters. Pass.
      x2

      If you are going to stance, why not a big comfy cruiser instead.

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      06-16-2010 11:26 AM #18
      Less functional than stock, yet does not stand out to me from a looks perspective.

      *yawn*

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      06-16-2010 11:27 AM #19
      license plate make this perfectly acceptable.

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      06-16-2010 11:31 AM #20
      Do the people that do this all secretly own stock in Tire Rack?

      2 degrees negative camber on my car = bald tires in 4k miles...

      Is that not dumb?!
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      06-16-2010 11:40 AM #21
      Stancing an M car or any BMW is stupid. This is one make that comes from the factory about as good as it's going to get. Unless you like having your spine destroyed or are purely more about how it looks.

      I've yet to drive a bmw with a modified spring and shock setup(including coil-overs) that handled better than stock. Oh sure it may corner flatter and look better parked, but at the expense of ride quality(which is already roadster ish on anything up to E36/E32/E34).

      For the love of god leave M cars stock!
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      06-16-2010 11:45 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperGroove View Post
      Looks amazing, but it would be quite the shame to not be able to thrash an E30 M3 the way it's supposed to be driven, on any given notice. That setup doesn't allow for anything but cruising, IMHO.
      Agreed! Go before show on a car like that!

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      06-16-2010 11:45 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      Do the people that do this all secretly own stock in Tire Rack?

      2 degrees negative camber on my car = bald tires in 4k miles...

      Is that not dumb?!
      Adjust your toe-in. Chamber in of itself shouldn't chew tires up, unless your car requires a lot of toe in to keep understeer or oversteer in check. If that's the case, maybe a tortoise in the trunk to improve weight distribution would help.
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      06-16-2010 11:46 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      2 degrees negative camber on my car = bald tires in 4k miles...
      Drive faster through the corners then because I'm at -2.75 up front and got over 20K out of T1-R's (sticky when the pressures are higher than you'd think was normal).

      Other than that, this car was built for nutswingers and knowing it has an awesome swap makes the "stance" even more lame.

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      06-16-2010 11:48 AM #25
      I agree on Go > Show, but again, I don't even see the "show" appeal here...

      So basically, this car has nothing to me.

      :yawn:

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