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    Cool These are a few of my favorite things... (about being low)

    I'm about to be low again, and I can't wait... I'm sure you all know the feeling, especially if you have lost a pavement scraper in an accident.

    I've been in my Mk5 for about 8 months now, and I still cringe at dips and bumps, and of course pot holes even though I'm only on sport springs and have plenty of clearance with my sunken stock wheels and tires.

    To many, especially passengers the sounds of frame scraping and tire rubbing is a cacophony, but scraping on my way into work or on the crown of the road as I cross is something I miss.

    I would have to say that my most favorite thing about being low was keeping a calm smirk despite the reactions of my passengers as I would scrape along.

    Other than that I miss waving at other dubbers and parking next to stock identical vehicles.

    What are your favorite things?

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    Hitting a dip mid corner and getting shot into the other lane while driving hard. Good times.

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    Everyone looks!

    Everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickBroderick View Post
    Everyone looks!

    Everyone.
    The first day I drove the bmw around, it was super nice and out everyone was outside, and I had no hood on and I was still throwing flames everywhere and scraping and such. Was seriously breaking necks. I don't do it to look cool, but it was the BEST damn feeling ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickBroderick View Post
    Everyone looks!

    Everyone.
    This.

    Best thing is actually kids' reactions. One time I was stopped at a light, had the windows down, and this little boy on the sidewalk just stopped and stared, tugged on his mother's sleeve and was all like "Mommy! Mommy! Look at that car! I want one like that!"

    Or while going to a show in a convoy of 5 or 6 slammed E36s, there was this amateur league soccer team in a big van slowly cruising past us on the Autobahn and they all had these unbelieving looks on their faces and a few guys were taking videos of us

    It's awesome to hear and see random people appreciate what you've built, even though you've really just built it for yourself.

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    People breaking necks is one of my favorite parts about being stupid low.

    I enjoy seeing people go "...what the fuck?" when you hover past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    We all love to turn heads. Sub-consciously we're all materialistic attention-craving dickheads.

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    Or the constant remarks of "I think you need to lower that thing a little bit more"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2l2ltq View Post
    Or the constant remarks of "I think you need to lower that thing a little bit more"
    haha! my favorite is having a passenger in the car and bottoming out. then getting the question " have you thought about raising the suspension on this thing"? my response is always " i was actually thinking about lowering it more".

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonford View Post
    haha! my favorite is having a passenger in the car and bottoming out. then getting the question " have you thought about raising the suspension on this thing"? my response is always " i was actually thinking about lowering it more".
    This.

    My favorite part is watching how pissed my fiance gets when we needed to drive my car haha, she never wanted us to take it anywhere. But we had to because her car is a 2 seater

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    Quote Originally Posted by black_89gt View Post
    This.

    My favorite part is watching how pissed my fiance gets when we needed to drive my car haha, she never wanted us to take it anywhere. But we had to because her car is a 2 seater
    I can relate. My mom hates riding in my car. One day I took her to the casino on her day off...

    *We go outside and she sees that we're taking my car*
    Mom- Gah, I **** riding in your car...
    Me- And I **** taking you to go gamble.

    WIN.

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    I love the challenge of avoiding the bad parts in a road and steep driveway angles that require quick strategizing.

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    Looks a shitload better.
    When people tell you your car is lowered too much, or ask why.
    When you get asked how many inches you lowered it, lol.

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    The people I meet, and the friendships formed from one common interest

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    Driving in the middle of the lane when people tailgate you and showering them in sparks.

    My e39 is low, but it's not slammed. I can go pretty much everywhere with it without hitting, but for some reason when it does hit I cringe. In the e30 I would smack over things and laugh, I'm not sure why I feel different in this car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    My e39 is low, but it's not slammed. I can go pretty much everywhere with it without hitting, but for some reason when it does hit I cringe. In the e30 I would smack over things and laugh, I'm not sure why I feel different in this car.
    Probably because if something breaks, it'll cost 5x more in parts, haha.

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    I love the looks I get, but I can't wait to get new coil-overs and slam my car on it's nuts. I rarely scrape now and damn, I can't wait to scrape everywhere next year.
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    After being low for few years by now, I dont miss a thing about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PavelK313 View Post
    After being low for few years by now, I dont miss a thing about it.
    get out of here then!
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    We all love to turn heads. Sub-consciously we're all materialistic attention-craving dickheads.

    lol

    And dis dat shit I don't like:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    We all love to turn heads. Sub-consciously we're all materialistic attention-craving dickheads.
    I'm not ashamed to admit it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    We all love to turn heads. Sub-consciously we're all materialistic attention-craving dickheads.
    Hit the nail on the head. I live for the looks. Cruising at the speed limit in the right lane on a busy highway, everyone passing, EVERY SINGLE PERSON with they're mouths wide open telling they're passengers to look. People taking pictures/videos, the arm motions for camber, everything about it. Basically feeling, no, BEING cooler than any motherfucker on the road . Especially when your cruising squad deep with other properly done cars. The random people that come up to you when your parked and start talking to you about your car. The gas attendants asking to take pictures. I could go on and on. This is the kind of shit me and my friends talk about all the time. Driving along side a car obviously trying to be low/fitted and having them gawk. yeah motherfucker, this is how it's done

    Fuck yeah I'll admit I'm a materialistic attention-craving dickhead. If anyone says they're building cars for any other reason they're lying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolaus Pro View Post

    Fuck yeah I'll admit I'm a materialistic attention-craving dickhead. If anyone says they're building cars for any other reason they're lying.
    I believe I'm on the wrong forum, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolaus Pro View Post
    Hit the nail on the head. I live for the looks. Cruising at the speed limit in the right lane on a busy highway, everyone passing, EVERY SINGLE PERSON with they're mouths wide open telling they're passengers to look. People taking pictures/videos, the arm motions for camber, everything about it. Basically feeling, no, BEING cooler than any motherfucker on the road . Especially when your cruising squad deep with other properly done cars. The random people that come up to you when your parked and start talking to you about your car. The gas attendants asking to take pictures. I could go on and on. This is the kind of shit me and my friends talk about all the time. Driving along side a car obviously trying to be low/fitted and having them gawk. yeah motherfucker, this is how it's done

    Fuck yeah I'll admit I'm a materialistic attention-craving dickhead. If anyone says they're building cars for any other reason they're lying.
    ditto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    We all love to turn heads. Sub-consciously we're all materialistic attention-craving dickheads.
    Yup. And I'll gladly admit that I am.

    I absolutely love it when people do the arm camber motion to explain it to their friends, when people smile and point at the lips of my wheels poking out from behind the car, and the slow transformation from "whaaaaaat" to "holy fuuuuuuck" with a smile on their face.

    Who the hell doesn't love that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    We all love to turn heads. Sub-consciously we're all materialistic attention-craving dickheads.

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    Exactly Nic!

    Like when people hang out their window to take a picture :P


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