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    • A lesson in BMW posing courtesy of StanceWorks - AKA all show and no go

      StanceWorks showcases cars that are modified really by dropping them to the ground and then admiring how little wheel gap there is. There is a market for this certainly and many of the projects are absolutely beautiful accentuating classic designs that many today have forgotten about. This however is not one of those cars. This is a classic example of a BMW poser. Somebody who has a car that looks like something it is not and does not perform how it looks (or should).


      The Liberty Walk widebody kit for the E92 M3 is a beautiful and very different take on the BMW M3 widebody. It was designed for the BMW E92 M3 and actually serves a functional purpose in allowing very wide rubber. Does it look good? Sure. Does it also have a purpose? Yes.

      Does this car look good? Kind of. Does it have a purpose? No. It's a 335xi posing as an M3. Ok, maybe that is not the most egregious offense in the world but then the car is also on air bags. So essentially the owner has taken a suspension setup designed to handle well and thrown it in the garbage to have absolutely idiotic looking camber and 'stance.'

      Illustration of what is not a sexy look that does not belong on a German car:




      Ok, fine, so the guy is going all show. But then what the hell is the roll cage for? In case the wheels fall off and the car rolls? What does he need that harness for? This car is not going to see any sort of track. The car barely looks stable parked.

      This kit and build will be celebrated on StanceWorks no doubt. It will be mocked and ridiculed on BimmerBoost. Taking a 3-Series, dropping it, then photoshopping the hell out of pictures is not sophisticated car modification. This is tacky modding hiding under an artsy guise. StanceWorks certainly represents an interesting car modding culture that is different and can be respected but this particular build is not one to be respected. This build takes the Ultimate Driving Machine and turns it into BMW rice and the Ultimate Poser Machine. It also illustrates the difference between the GermanBoost network and StanceWorks perfectly.



















      This article was originally published in forum thread: A lesson in BMW posing courtesy of StanceWorks - AKA all show and no go started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 78 Comments
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        Only a pagani can pull of an exhaust like that
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DFM Click here to enlarge
        ^^wtf is with that exhaust....who thought of that and said "yeah, what a great idea. LETS DO IT!!"
        I took a pic of it because it was so mind-boggingly terrible
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Look at this winner I ran into:

        Attachment 34230
        Now that is bad...no need to even see the front of the car...that exhaust only works when it's in the middle of a large bumper which will only work on a rear motor car...not hat it matters as the rear bumper and diffuser i so god awful and makes no sense...I guess the guy wanted that stupid wing and figured..."well if I do the wing....then the rest of it can't look clean"


        Designer of above car: Click here to enlarge "yeah man this thing is going to be awesome!"
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        I actually found that it is not an M3. Friend of mine saw it at the show and said its a 335 under the hood. Lots of money to convert to an M3, but hey I give him props for the outcome.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Damn and by the way...what a bunch of haters on here. Cant seem to be happy with anyones car these days. 'Its too show or too riced out' and then 'oh its too becauseracecar"

        Cant we all just get along?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
        I actually found that it is not an M3. Friend of mine saw it at the show and said its a 335 under the hood. Lots of money to convert to an M3, but hey I give him props for the outcome.
        It says in the OP it's a 335xi...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
        Damn and by the way...what a bunch of haters on here. Cant seem to be happy with anyones car these days. 'Its too show or too riced out' and then 'oh its too becauseracecar"

        Cant we all just get along?
        What's there to hate?

        Matt, this is rice.
      1. LuSt4Boost's Avatar
        LuSt4Boost -
        So much hate in here...smh. It's just a car lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        They're all just cars.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/12/...out-of-the-box

        Looks like this car is show and go. Vargas Stage 2+. Vroom vroom.

        Bag Riders 2009 BMW E92 335ix
        Engine:
        BMW N54 3.0L inline-six, Vargas Turbo Technologies Stage 2 Hybrid TD04L turbochargers, aFe Magnum Force Stage-2 intake system, Burger Motorsports JB PNP piggy-back ECU, House Motorsport turbo-back stainless steel exhaust system, Magnaflow catalytic convertors

        Driveline:
        BMW xDrive all-wheel drive

        Suspension/Brakes
        Custom prototype Air Lift Performance air ride kit: 2x Vlair 480c compressors, Air Lift Autopilot V2 Management pack, 1/4-inch air lines, Forge Motorsport six-pot calipers/380mm rotor kit (front)

        Wheels
        Rotiform TMB forged wheels, 19◊12.5-inch (front), 19◊13.5-inch (rear)

        Exterior
        E92 M3 front and rear conversion, Liberty Walk FRP over fender kit, Liberty Walk carbon fiber trunk lid spoiler, Challenge M3 rear diffuser. 3M wrap in Matte Red Metallic, 3M Matte Black wrapped grille and exterior trim

        Interior
        House Motorsport half-cage, Stštus Racing Ring GTX seats, Stštus Racing five-point harnesses, Turner Motorsport steering wheel, Jaffster Tall Delrim shift knob, rear seat delete, Audi Nimbus Grey detailing
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        It's not built for performance come on now.
      1. Nemesis07r's Avatar
        Nemesis07r -
        The engine is part of the show, but it's build was not intended for performance
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Nemesis07r Click here to enlarge
        The engine is part of the show, but it's build was not intended for performance
        Precisely.
      1. godot's Avatar
        godot -
        I should stop trying to figure out the attraction to wheels that are way too wide for the rubber. Seems like the tire lip's just waiting to come unseated. So not only is it a potential safety issue, but it also makes it look like you blew your budget on rims and couldn't afford proper tires... sort of a lose-lose situation. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by godot Click here to enlarge
        I should stop trying to figure out the attraction to wheels that are way too wide for the rubber. Seems like the tire lip's just waiting to come unseated. So not only is it a potential safety issue, but it also makes it look like you blew your budget on rims and couldn't afford proper tires... sort of a lose-lose situation. Click here to enlarge
        But it has 'stance'
      1. godot's Avatar
        godot -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        But it has 'stance'
        Your logic is infallible! Click here to enlarge
      1. KhanArt's Avatar
        KhanArt -
        Dapper, so good, stanced, hella flush, illest, cambro, spicey boys, park hard...

        I must be getting old.. can't keep up with all the terms Click here to enlarge
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KhanArt Click here to enlarge
        Dapper, so good, stanced, hella flush, illest, cambro, spicey boys, park hard...

        I must be getting old.. can't keep up with all the terms Click here to enlarge
        "$#@!ty" tends to cover the spectrum, IMHO.