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Old 03-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #16
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Almost barely(really quiet whistle). changed belt tensioner pulley and idler. I think it was from too much crappy tire belt ceaser dressing.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:34 PM   #17
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Think I'll rub with apex springs down 1.5".......or may i get lucky? cuzz of the camber......
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:20 PM   #18
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Bring it here, we roll for $50/corner. We setup an E46 sedan on 20x10s, we can handle your little teens.
Yes they did do a great job. I can vouch for them. Stance does real good work.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:39 AM   #19
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think i can install and do without fender rolling?
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #20
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Like it's been said multiple times - it WILL rub. 265s are too wide for stock sedan fenders, dropped or not.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:21 AM   #21
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the car is not dropped and there is no rubbing...riddle me that...im looking to lower and the camber should widen out as the car lowers....I need someone with some intelligence in this to answer this question... The car is on the 265's now stick springs and no rubbing
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #22
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the car is not dropped and there is no rubbing...riddle me that...im looking to lower and the camber should widen out as the car lowers....I need someone with some intelligence in this to answer this question... The car is on the 265's now stick springs and no rubbing
I've gone through more wheel and tire combo's on the E46 than you have fingers on your hands. I know a thing or two

What is the width and offset of your rears? Have you ever had rear passengers with the current setup - does it rub? Ever driven it hard enough through corners to induce enough body roll to make it rub?

You're going to drop it on springs only, meaning the OEM shocks will not be rebounding enough during compression. I'll bet $50 it will rub after being dropped. There won't be enough resistance during shock travel to keep up with the lowered height. Moreover, the OEM springs are generally not valved to handle lowering and result in a state of mild constant compression; which is why the shocks will bottom out time and again as the suspension tries to even itself out over changing road surfaces.

Do it once, do it right: get a nice set of coilovers and roll the hell out of those fenders. Ask Jay @ Stance Factory - he can help you on both.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:59 AM   #23
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I appreciate the info...But good coilovers are about 8 bills which im not trying to get into...I got a quote from Jay, Im going to contineu with the lowering springs, but get the fenders rolled....
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Get $500 Racelands shipped to your door, It will save you the issue with springs and stock shocks. Sounds like you want the look anyway Raceland coilovers do that for you. I Currently have the installed on my sedan. You can also take a look at Rokkor Racing Affiliate's of Raceland from what i understand.

http://www.racelandus.com/p-58-coilo...r-bmw-e46.aspx

http://www.rokkortuning.com/p-21-coi...r-bmw-e46.aspx
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:29 PM   #25
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$319.00? for coilovers?
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:37 PM   #26
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Thats a good price and they are adjustable correct? Regardless fenders need to be rolled?
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