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Vancouver Auto Chat 2016 VAC Community Head Moderator: Raid3n

View Poll Results: Lower 1.4 front and 1.3 rear
LOWER! 37 60.66%
Leave it stock and save yourself the money. 24 39.34%
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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Should I lower? E60 530i

I just put on a new set of 20x10 255/30 stretch box setup on my e60, I wanted to see what you guys thought I should do. I'm currently running 18mm and 30mm spacers in the rear, the front's are poking about an inch.
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Is it just my imagination or do those front rims look like they're poking out a bit?




As for lowering... meh, to each their own. I prefer my cars lowered, but the roads down on the coast are, for the most part, shit. Not a lot of fun driving a lowered car down there.
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mind you if you lower, something like this might happen to you

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Nice E60 man, damn that looks clean.

The decision is up to you in the end, but if it were me I would definitely look into closing that wheel gap slightly. Even just an inch or 2.
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I just put on a new set of 20x10 255/30 stretch box setup on my e60, I wanted to see what you guys thought I should do. I'm currently running 18mm and 30mm spacers in the rear, the front's are poking about an inch.
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Is it just my imagination or do those front rims look like they're poking out a bit?
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:05 PM   #9
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If you're running spacers up front (which the way I read your post, you are) you need to ditch them. Anything to lessen that poke. It takes away from an otherwise gorgeous car.

...and yes, lower it a bit more. Kill the gap son.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:23 PM   #13
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personal opinion

You need to ditch that base bumper and get the mtech front bumper at least before lowering.

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You cant lower it without fuckin up your fenders and tires with those spacers. Without the spacers you will need a good roll or pull
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Looks pretty reasonable to me..but I'm not exactly into that hellaflush/stance/scrape on everything bullshit.
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Sell the Front Spacers and use the $$$ to get the Mtec Front Bumper !
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hahaha thanks for your input guys. I wouldn't be rocking spacers in the front for kicks, I had to use them so I could run the 20x10 in the front, the wheels are about 3mm from the front struts.

On the note of the m-pack front bumper or even full kit, I don't see a point of changing it when this one is completely fine, I'd love to do it, but then this would be sitting around and most likely no one would buy it. if my bumper somehow gets destroyed then I'll do it LOL.

I think I will go ahead with lowering, I'm just going to max out the camber so the fronts will tuck, since it's only 1.4" in the front and 1.3" rear, I won't have really any problems with rubbing except turning.

ps. I have two stock wheels in the back so my car isn't so high LMAO
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Don't max out the camber...



I'd suggest going to an alignment shop that specializes in track setups (ie: Dale's) and get their opinion on what to do. Maxing camber on the front wheels makes your car dart like crazy on many of the roads in Vancouver, especially the ones that see a lot of heavy truck traffic.
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On the note of the m-pack front bumper or even full kit, I don't see a point of changing it when this one is completely fine
Was there something wrong with your wheels? or your current springs?

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why would you need to run a 20x10 wheel up front?
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Was there something wrong with your wheels? or your current springs?

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no there aren't any issues and yes I agree


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why would you need to run a 20x10 wheel up front?
I wouldn't, but I bought them off someone who was running this set up.


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Don't max out the camber...
well it's only going to be 1.5-2 degrees tops, otherwise I can't lower it without pulling my fenders. the wheels won't poke anymore either.
I'm getting an alignment done the same time as the install, so I'll work out what the best option is with the tech
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