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      12-12-2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by juddholland View Post
I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but the other day I was thinking about how I hear of more BMW owners lowering their cars than any of the other German automakers.
Then when I was pricing out a new 3-series, I noticed that the front fender flare is actually higher than the rear. Then I looked at the rest of the BMW lineup, and all of them have larger and taller front wheel wells than rear. Might be a possible explanation for why so many BMW owners complain about huge fender gap.
As others have mentioned, it's due to the front wheel clearance on turns. A lot of cars (not just bmw) has the taller front fender space. I like it because when evening out the gap front/back, you get a nice sporty rake.
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