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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 08-18-2013, 11:44 AM
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I have a '13 e92 with the Comp Pack. It's my daily driver as well so I don't want to compromise ride or the dynamics of the car.

1. I've ordered the Dinan Front Strut Bars, will I notice better turn in and crisper handling when taking it down a twisty backroad? At the track?

2. I'm on stock suspension and want to widen the stance a tad and give it that menacing look. What's the best spacer size to go with front and rear to give it a nice mean look without messing up the dynamics of the car?

3. Can someone suggest a set-up that will lower my car(remember I'm stock with ZCP) but won't compromise ride? I don't want it to be too low so I scrape but I would like to fill in the wheel gap a little without compromising the dynamics of the car.
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Thinking of just going for the Stage I Dinan suspension set-up.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:27 PM
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I think it's doubtful you'll feel the strut bars, but I'd venture stage 1 will be noticeable.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:27 AM
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I have a '13 e92 with the Comp Pack. It's my daily driver as well so I don't want to compromise ride or the dynamics of the car.

1. I've ordered the Dinan Front Strut Bars, will I notice better turn in and crisper handling when taking it down a twisty backroad? At the track?

2. I'm on stock suspension and want to widen the stance a tad and give it that menacing look. What's the best spacer size to go with front and rear to give it a nice mean look without messing up the dynamics of the car?

3. Can someone suggest a set-up that will lower my car(remember I'm stock with ZCP) but won't compromise ride? I don't want it to be too low so I scrape but I would like to fill in the wheel gap a little without compromising the dynamics of the car.
the answer to all of these questions is do what i did, stage 1 suspension, strut bars (which really are not that much more than nice engine bay candy), monoball, and toe links. you can pass on the engine improvement stuff

you will love it
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I put an M strut bar on my E46. I did notice it did not have as much scuttle shake on cobblestones, FWIW. Dunno but the M3 is pretty stiff already. Couldn't hurt I guess. Not sure you'd feel it though.


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I put an M strut bar on my E46. I did notice it did not have as much scuttle shake on cobblestones, FWIW. Dunno but the M3 is pretty stiff already. Couldn't hurt I guess. Not sure you'd feel it though.
On the E46 coupe, the strut bar braces a wide open engine bay, so it was definitely a noticeable improvement. The design is very different on the E92, not convinced the under hood jewelry will help, but I'm sure the carbon fiber trim will make you feel much better about yourself. I know I'd sleep better at night.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:20 AM
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What does stage 1 even do? The only way to improve on the stock suspension is by doing a proper spring and shock setup. Just springs will make it worse especially on uneven surfaces.

Ohlins, kw cs, jrz, etc. otherwise the stock suspension is pretty damn good id say.


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