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BMRSPORT
03-23-2010, 06:35 PM
hey guys im new to the maxbimmer site but ive been working on a little project of my own, i bought an e36 318 Is a few months ago completley stock and so far ive put the M3 bumpers, dvd stereo, bilstein suspension & H&R Springs, new paint, rims, and moldings on it .. but for some reason i still feel somethings missing wanna do a bit more to it feel like its missing stance or something lol. Pictures are shitty but i was Just hoping i could get a few opinions and suggestions from ppl out there.

thanks alot! *wave*

spoony_prelude
03-23-2010, 08:43 PM
Great looking car. heres my 2 cents

Your wheels look a little too big, what are they 19's? I would say to improve the look your either going to have to go down to an 18" wheel, or run a much smaller profile tire like maybe a 35. Other then that a little tuck never hurt no one:P

The rest of the car looks great!

Jay

doogee
03-23-2010, 10:31 PM
^ I agree. Smaller wheels and smaller tires.

I've always thought 17's look best on E36's.

craigIS
03-23-2010, 10:49 PM
Car looks great, but as already stated, wheels are a little too big. 17's or 18's, lower pro's, and a nice drop are in order.

VSanj
03-23-2010, 11:09 PM
perhaps a spoiler

BMRSPORT
03-23-2010, 11:17 PM
once again thanks alot guys for taking your time to look, i think im just going to have to go with a drop and lower pro tires because the rim is actually an 18" and the tires are 235/45/18 all round. I was told by the shop who i bought them from that if i went with a smaller tire it was a high risk to go over pot holes since i could bend the rim, not to sure of how high the risk is ? also really debating weather to go with amber corners or stay with the clears ?

T.Dot_E30
03-24-2010, 04:47 AM
Those tires are way too big, that is what is making your car look funny. You probably rub alot up front with the wheels turned.

Go with either 225/40/18 or 245/35/18

328IScreamer
03-24-2010, 08:25 AM
Looks like your missing the mesh grill in the front bumper.
Next you might consider interior or engine upgrades?

spoony_prelude
03-24-2010, 08:05 PM
Since your running an 18" Id recommend 215/35/18. Yes it will be a slightly stiffer ride, but you'll be fine as long as you avoid the big poth holes! I wouldnt recommend taking much advice from your average local shop. As woodbridge alignment told me my car was dangerous to drive because my suspension is too stiff.....

To help tuck your wheels in (rears) id recommend getting adjustible rear control arms. The prices vary by brand. start at about 180 for spc's to about 450 for UUC's.

Jay

magnus
03-25-2010, 03:19 PM
For starters your side signals are missing!!!! Then you are missing a decent engine...... lol

Just kidding.
I would defo go for different wheels and possibly lower it slightly more at least at the front.
I would also add a spoiler possibly a highmounted one at the rear and a lip spoiler on the trunk. Other than that thats a decent looking car you got there!


Just look at Spoony for inspiration on his signature!!

magnus
03-25-2010, 03:22 PM
And stay with the clears. I never liked amber on black cars! But that is just me!
And btw on a 318 235 tyres are an overkill....particularly at the front. Your car must feel dead slow.

hosty
03-25-2010, 06:06 PM
Wheels... stance the bitch out! or sell teh car to me :D

PinkieMoscow
03-25-2010, 09:31 PM
I don't know, I really like the rims. I would drop as far as is goes with those rims and it should look retard.

Edit: I believe the term is sick, not retarded.

NemDogg
03-25-2010, 10:09 PM
What size rims are on there now???

DANIMAL
03-25-2010, 10:50 PM
+1 on smaller rims or run coilovers with a lower drop. Not to be a jerk here but putting the tires on properly helps too, the direction of rotation is on the sidewall of the tire.

Nick_V
03-25-2010, 10:57 PM
Not to be a jerk here but putting the tires on properly helps too, the direction of rotation is on the sidewall of the tire.

HA! I didn't even notice that. so much for all your tire guy's good advice:P

spoony_prelude
03-25-2010, 11:13 PM
For starters your side signals are missing!!!! Then you are missing a decent engine...... lol

Just kidding.
I would defo go for different wheels and possibly lower it slightly more at least at the front.
I would also add a spoiler possibly a highmounted one at the rear and a lip spoiler on the trunk. Other than that thats a decent looking car you got there!


Just look at Spoony for inspiration on his signature!!

lol thanks man!

Jay

BMRSPORT
03-26-2010, 02:07 AM
Nemdogg : there 18" rims

Danimal: LOL i bought the rims and put them away for a while before i noticed they were on wrong got them put on right few days ago, i felt so stupid i didnt even want to drive the car when i noticed.

Spoony: thanks! went to change the tires to 225/40/18 so looks alot better then before just gotta slam it out now:D had that car lookin like a monster truck :puke: lol

put the clear sidemarkers on and just waiting on the plastic mesh front bumper grill, needs an engine swap forsure! gonna enjoy the car with the engine it has for now ill change minor things like diff maybe. Who knows maybe that fat guy santa claus might surprise me next christmas with an M3 engine and tranny*par-t* jkz just gotta save up some money .. ill post some pictures up soon as i can!

NateoriouS
03-26-2010, 10:14 AM
your tires are backwards

Dr. Flyview
03-28-2010, 09:25 PM
Spoony: thanks! went to change the tires to 225/40/18 so looks alot better then before just gotta slam it out now:D had that car lookin like a monster truck :puke: lol

So even with the HR springs it sat too high?? More specs on which springs? Maybe they were for a heavier model?

doogee
04-23-2010, 05:16 PM
So even with the HR springs it sat too high?? More specs on which springs? Maybe they were for a heavier model?

H&R Sports barely lower you from stock.