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Old 08-29-2012, 07:13 PM
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Smile Suspension build up!

I recently got a job at an auto dealership and decided I better have the sweetest handling ride in the employee lot. I already have the h&r springs, bilstein shock setup, but I felt like that wasn't quite enough.
So I went to work.
Purchased:
Stance super sport coilovers.
UUC sway bars with racing links
Meyle HD control arms with HD ball joints and bushings.
Turner Motorsport chassis reinforcement kit.

Pretty excited to see the results. Will post Before and after pics.
Looking into x-brace and rear camber arms..
Any other reasonably priced ideas?
Oh btw, did it all for about 2k so far.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:02 AM
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Pics!

TC Kline supposedly has the best shocks for BMWs. He takes the stock suspension out and replaces it with his, then goes to the track and out drives people in really heavily modded cars. Might be worth a look.

Also take a look at camber adjustment plates, and get a good alignment.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:23 PM
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tc kline

so he swaps the springs in the coilovers for his own?
and do you think it may be a case of a guy being a really good driver and running a track better than the guy who can't keep his vette's wheels gripped on the tarmac?
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:22 PM
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It's all hearsay to me, but I know he's a great driver. I think the gains are due to the equipment, though because he will do demos at the tracks with the same car and swapping out the suspension while there to test it. A friend told me how he took him out both times and on his cool down lap he was doing better than most people's hot laps.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:03 PM
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TC Kline suspensions are very good. The shocks are custom tuned for each car. The camber plates are his. And they have a wide range of spring rates depending on your needs.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:14 PM
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Well... I got stance coilovers. So what're my options from there? Haha
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:40 AM
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Sell them and buy TC Kline.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:33 AM
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How much are they?
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:47 AM
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It depends on options

Top line is up around $3K. Double adjustable custo valved Konis. Springs of your choice of rate. Rear height adjusters, RSMs, camber plates. All top notch stuff. And SUPERB service.

I have had mine on my E46 M3 for about 7 years.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:46 AM
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Haha how did I guess that they'd be half of what I bought the car for...
Let's be realistic man. I only spent 2k on the whole package so far.
This is a daily driver that I will be taking to Sonoma raceway every few weeks.
However, I am not racing in NASA where I might go and buy 3k coilovers.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:06 AM
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You will wish you had.

Mine is primarily daily driver, with occasional track events. I mainly instruct, not drive. But I love chasing down race cars and passing them in my street car, in the corners.
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