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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenkirsh View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenkirsh View Post
    They're et40. Is that correct for e46?

    They do seem to stand a bit wider than the style 135s.
    40 isn't all that bad, actually. Not sure why you're rubbing on stock suspension. I didn't rub with et40 on a lowered suspension.

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    Et40 is good 35 is best.
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    I have 17x8.5 +40 (same as Steve) on 245/40/17. The offset is actually very mild for a e46.
    Sorry guys, I can't say I agree. Anything that requires modification to make it not rub is an aggressive offset. 40 is actually on the lower end of what you can run without requiring modification.

    In this case I feel it's the higher tire profile that's causing the rub, not necessarily the offset. Any lower though and the offset would become a problem.
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    Do aftermarket strut braces like Dinan perform better than using the OEM e46 M3 strut brace or does it just come down to looks? Thinking about buying a used Dinan strut brace but I am wondering if spending less for a bar from an m3 would be just as good?

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    Dinan is most likely just as good as ///M3 brace regarding rigidity. I'd go ///M3.

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    Suspension question: I think Koni yellows are adjustable, but only on rebound, not compression.

    Why would you want to stiffen rebound? Wouldn't compression be more advantage?


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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenkirsh View Post
    Suspension question: I think Koni yellows are adjustable, but only on rebound, not compression.

    Why would you want to stiffen rebound? Wouldn't compression be more advantage?
    Since rebound affects the speed at which the shock returns to its uncompressed position, being able to adjust it could come in handy if you live in an area with rough roads, or if you auto cross and and want the cars weight to transfer quickly and predictably. However I think in the case of Koni Yellows, some of it comes down to cost. At least in the mountain bike world, rebound chambers are a lot less complicated than compression dampers and thus a shock with only rebound offers some adjustability and at a lot less of the price.

    Just my guess, I may be totally wrong here
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    So my windshield cowling is pretty bad and I am going to order a replacement.

    Will this suffice?

    Or should I get the one with the left and right lining pieces?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OtterEffect View Post
    So my windshield cowling is pretty bad and I am going to order a replacement.

    Will this suffice?

    Or should I get the one with the left and right lining pieces?

    I think just getting the cowl is fine. Although since I've never removed mine I don't know exactly what those other lining pieces are for.


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