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      02-23-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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BBS LM no drop?

Im about to purchase a set of bbs lms, and i have not yet gotten lowering springs i am ding that next up after rims. i wanted to know how god or how bad my car would look with the LMs and no springs or coils. Anyone wh has any pictures or any other similiar rims wthout a drop post up ur pictures.


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Wouldnt look to bad just try to throw some springs or coils as fast as you can cause it wont look good either. When i had my E46 M3 i parted it out and the last part to go were the BBS LM's and it looked pretty goofy. I dont think e92's have as bad as wheel gap though.
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      02-23-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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Here's mine with 19" LMs with no drop and no spacers.
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Here's mine with 19" LMs with no drop and no spacers.
Beautiful! The space between the top of the tire and bottom of the fender is uniform unlike OEM.
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aftermarket wheels with no drop is a big time fail IMO.
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      02-24-2011, 03:36 AM   #6
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aftermarket wheels with no drop is a big time fail IMO.
+1. The drop really compliments the wheels.
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Yeah man, you need springs!! RD sport would look DOPE!
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      02-24-2011, 08:17 AM   #8
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aftermarket wheels with no drop is a big time fail IMO.
I have the opposite opinion.

OEM suspension. Still goes like it was meant to too.

Looks great. Judge for yourselves...





Cant speak for 20s, wouldnt fit em.
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aftermarket wheels with no drop is a big time fail IMO.
I have the opposite opinion.

OEM suspension. Still goes like it was meant to too.

Looks great. Judge for yourselves...





Cant speak for 20s, wouldnt fit em.

Agreed.still looks pretty good
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Agreed.still looks pretty good
Not sure silver wheels would look the same though to be fair to the pro drop brigade.

Personally Ive been there on previous cars and I wouldnt want to mess with the handling on the M3. The brakes though, grrr, they need swapping.
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after market with a drop(kw v3 coilovers).!! 20's all day long.!!



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Here's mine with 19" LMs with no drop and no spacers.
So beautiful.
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Ok, LM's with no drop wouldn't look bad but with a drop they would look so much better!

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Ok, LM's with no drop wouldn't look bad but with a drop they would look so much better!

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Ok, LM's with no drop wouldn't look bad but with a drop they would look so much better!

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aftermarket wheels with no drop is a big time fail IMO.
"big fail" is a bit harsh as demonstrated above from the posted pics
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either way lms are by far the sexiest wheels out there! cant wait to get mine in im placing my order tommorow
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Anyway, you're asking the wrong question. Surely any M3 owner is more concerned about the handling than the looks?

I cant imagine a dropped M3 on 20s will handle as well as one left OEM, although I havent driven one so Im not judging.
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Anyway, you're asking the wrong question. Surely any M3 owner is more concerned about the handling than the looks?

I cant imagine a dropped M3 on 20s will handle as well as one left OEM, although I havent driven one so Im not judging.
+1. changing the ride height without changing other aspects of the suspension doesn't make sense in the road racing world (and in the streetability aspect in my book). But then again, 90% of us are road racing posers anyways, like myself.

Note: I would never change my springs on the M3, probably wont' do coilovers either, unless I'm going to a full suspension package tuned to make it all work together. It's like you trying to be a better football player, but you only work out your quads or you buy $200 Nikes, your performance gains are going to be minimum, it's the full package that matters.
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Please note that I did not say just a drop would improve handling in any way. But a fine tuned suspension would
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