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Old 11-16-2005, 02:03 PM
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What is the ballpark estimate for TC Kline vs. GC? Just curious how much those suspension parts go for.
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Old 11-16-2005, 02:04 PM
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What is the ballpark estimate for TC Kline vs. GC? Just curious how much those suspension parts go for.
$1000 to $2,600, depending on what you equip it with. The TCKRs start at a higher price, but are not out of line with similarly equipped GC kits.
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:52 PM
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I'm not sure that your statement is going to hold true for everyone, it really is up to personal preferences. I replaced my shot OEM's with the Koni's this spring, not wishing to spend the $'s on coilovers.

After 6 months, even on the hardest setting, they are squishier than I would like them. I've only done 1 driving event, so this I'm pretty much 99.9% street use. I wish I handn't wasted my money on the Koni's, as I'm going to have to by coilovers at some point.
I had no problem with S/A Konis, NOT set full stiff, with stock springs on my car. The reason I went with te TCK setup was my wife liked it, because it rode better than stock, while delivering better performance.

Soft doesn't mean low performance. In fact, you should run the least shock dampening that will do what you need to do. More actually decreases grip.
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Whatever. Go ahead and measure the spring lengths and do the math.
If I ever see Bren's springs out, I will. And realise that what TC sells today, it not exactly what he sold last year. The setup progresses.
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If I ever see Bren's springs out, I will. And realise that what TC sells today, it not exactly what he sold last year. The setup progresses.
Why would he change that? It's not like the race cars have 900lbs. corners.
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If I ever see Bren's springs out, I will. And realise that what TC sells today, it not exactly what he sold last year. The setup progresses.
That can be arranged. Coincidentally they will coming out sometime in the next couple of weeks.
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That can be arranged. Coincidentally they will coming out sometime in the next couple of weeks.
I think I was given some konis to carry across state borders to you.

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Old 11-16-2005, 06:06 PM
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What is the ballpark estimate for TC Kline vs. GC? Just curious how much those suspension parts go for.
Base GC setup is around a $1000 like Nick says. Base TCK is about $2000. But they don't have the same pieces so it is hard to compare.

Base GC kit is $1095 and includes SA Konis, front and rear, ride height adjusters front and rear, bumps stops, and 4 springs.

DA kit is $1999, and includes front double adjustable, but only single adjustable in the rear, ride height adjsutment, springs and camber plates.

"Race" kit, with Advanced Design double adjustable shocks front and rear with the rest of the stuff (including camber plates and rear shock mounts) is $2999.

TC Kline has a base kit with SA Konis and sport springs at $880 for E46 M3s.

There first real kit is the SA externally adjustable kit with ride height adjusters, single adjustables, springs and rear shock mounts. $1505.

Then their DA system with double adjsutable Konis (custom made and valved) front AND REAR and the rest of the stuff for $2100. Camber plates are an additional $500.

Realistically, the prices are similar enough that it isn't a decision based on cost, but on what you want. Either company will put you together a great street, track or dual use setup. And either one will be WAY better than H&R or PSS9 setups.
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