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      07-18-2011, 05:03 AM   #1
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ACS spring installed

Just re-pickup my car at BMW TW centre, where it has been ACS spring installed
Special thnaks to Ken and his colleagues from there, where they did good job, though this is their first F10 spring swap and it took 5 days to complete.
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      07-18-2011, 05:20 AM   #2
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The frist 2 PICS are stock.
The last 3 are with ACS spring installed
The drop is 2 cm today, the first day.
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      07-18-2011, 05:20 AM   #3
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I like the gap , wondering how much lower when settled
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nice drop! have you do the govt inspection as BMWHK said?
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Jacky bro. AC Schnitzer rocks. Drop seems kind of mild. But I beg it will settle a bit more after a few days. Please let us know how they ride after you test drive more.

BTW, when's your rims coming?
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I think a big part of how the drop appears is the wheel size as well. After looking at a few of them, with 20" rims it looked pretty darn low, but with these smaller diameter rims it seems very mild.
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I think a big part of how the drop appears is the wheel size as well. After looking at a few of them, with 20" rims it looked pretty darn low, but with these smaller diameter rims it seems very mild.
The overall rim + tire diameter should be the same regardless of the rim size. Smaller rim with higher profile tire and Larger rim with lower profile tire.

Could be just visual illusion.
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Thought the general rule of thumb is that the gap should be the same height as the tyre from the rim to look perfect.......

An excuse for bigger rims now
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Thought the general rule of thumb is that the gap should be the same height as the tyre from the rim to look perfect.......

An excuse for bigger rims now
This...

Too much tire makes it look not low enough.
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Time for a set of 20" AC type VIII rims...
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Mlai should lend one of his spare set of 20"s to Jacky for a photoshoot..
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I like the gap , wondering how much lower when settled
Bro, thanks for all you Kind words! I hope it can drop a bit more, 1 cm will be perfect!
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nice drop! have you do the govt inspection as BMWHK said?
Definitely no need for Govt inspection, read intervention, ha ha
As said my is installed at BMW!
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Time for a set of 20" AC type VIII rims...
I occasion run China-HK, so I just ordered 19" to keep more rubber
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grimlock! You are here early
Always working on ways to improve the car

Jacky, how's the ride? Any complaints or raves on the 17' OE?
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Always working on ways to improve the car

Jacky, how's the ride? Any complaints or raves on the 17' OE?
grimmy, when will your grimmy auto shop be opened? I need to do some services at your place.
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grimmy, when will your grimmy auto shop be opened? I need to do some services at your place.
Hey, i just jacked my car up for the first time (not including 2 prior flat tire changes).. actually not a bad idea .. but i wold only be open for 1 month before I got sick of listening to guys talk about their 'mods' over and over again
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Hey, i just jacked my car up for the first time (not including 2 prior flat tire changes).. actually not a bad idea .. but i wold only be open for 1 month before I got sick of listening to guys talk about their 'mods' over and over again
I am not joking when I said I wanna use your "auto shop". I actually wanna do something but don't have the tools. But nothing major.
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Jacky, how's the ride? Any complaints or raves on the 17' OE?
Grim bro, just little distance ride from TW to office, but the road is twist (Castle peak road), needless to say the cornering is of course much faster!
Though still can't compare to 3 er.
Personally no complaint, perhaps I was driving 320i for 5 days, which confused my pervious F10 feeling
May be let you test drive next meet up and you can sense more than me
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I am not joking when I said I wanna use your "auto shop". I actually wanna do something but don't have the tools. But nothing major.
You can come to my parking lot i was making a complete mess at 2am and no one cares .. the impact drill makes a very load machine gun noise, i bet ppl wondering if a 24hr auto shop set up in their carpark
my tools are so cheap .. spent 1.5k and got jack, jack stand, 'pro' push cart, 12v impact drill (could not get ANY of the wheel nuts off with 56cm bar), 3 size 17/19mm wrenches, oil cap tool.. hehe. actually i feel i can tackle spring change soon .. i mean the taking off the brakes and putting them back on is pretty dangerous (already received lectures) but got it done
the advantage is i can take them off and re-position to infinite customization - my style! although it take a long time and effort to figure out first time, but after you done it once, probably can change one suspension corner a day .. see how each spring effects handling

you can borrow my jack and 'tools' but i wont stay their over 30seconds unless i haven't taken a shower yet ..you will sweat alot dont need to go to sauna
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Grim bro, just little distance ride from TW to office, but the road is twist (Castle peak road), needless to say the cornering is of course much faster!
Though still can't compare to 3 er.
Personally no complaint, perhaps I was driving 320i for 5 days, which confused my pervious F10 feeling
May be let you test drive next meet up and you can sense more than me
So convenient, get loaner for spring change
Sure, ill bring you gloves and elbow pads if you want to drive my 528
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So convenient, get loaner for spring change
Sure, ill bring you gloves and elbow pads if you want to drive my 528
Will I need bring helmet, a racing helmet too
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Will I need bring helmet, a racing helmet too
Drag race! Gotta get a nice looking flag girl

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