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Old 05-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Lowering time! Too much poke?


I bought my first e30 (a vert) just over a year ago and have finally bought some coilovers to lower it. I recently acquired egye30's style 5 rims but on my car they had way too much poke with the 10mm spacers. I tried 5mm spacers but they were grinding so I spent today grinding the calipers down. They now move smoothly but there is still a good amount of poke as you can see in the picture. I'm looking to buy new tires now and am wondering if I should think about stretching tires to fit under the fender? Roll the fenders? Negative camber? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
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With camber I'd wager it will be close but fit. Drop it and see!
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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Fender flares?
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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I'm worried about camber because the inside of the wheel is already just missing the strut tower, I probably like 5mm clearance... can only fit the tip of my finger in. Can I lower the car without a huge in creasing in negative camber? if I can't I'll need biger spacers and flares or something...
Hopefully I can sort it out in the next week, just need to source tires out then I'll drop it down.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:23 PM   #5
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Don't put fender flares on a vert just to run some style 5's, that's just silly. A little bit of stretch, a bit of camber and a serious fender roll and you would be fine.

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Old 05-16-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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more pics from different angles with those style 5s on?

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #7
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Get some stretch on and a little camber like someone else said. It looks close enough that you could fit them reaaallll nice
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #8
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I went down to stancefactory today an received some much need advice from Jay. He said once the car was lowered on the coils they would fit no problem from the inherit camber. The strut tower would receive camber along with the wheel so it would still clear fine. I'll be sure to post pictures when its all sorted out! Thanks for everyone's insight!
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