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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:04 AM
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You guys will hate me for this!!! :)

So I just bought a new M3/5/4, and I'm looking for a coilover suspension, now what I need to know is what is the BEST!

When I mean best I mean as in, which is the most comfortable, most adjustable, most affordable(I'm not paying 2k for a set, I hope)!!!

What I want is to basically slam my car, without damaging the coils, and I want to raise it and use it for the track or DD...

I've looked at a few that I've found a lot of reviews for...

1. TRM
-Great product, built quality is good, but idk how low they go and price is high.

2. KW
-awesome product, great build quality, way out of my price range (but I'm really considering these)

3. Ksport
-only seen on eBay for good prices...

4. ???

So help me out guys, need opinions, testimonies and reviews...
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:06 AM
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Brad, go for the KW's. Don't bother with the variant 1 or 3, go for the variant 2s.

Also decent, (but not the best) are the Bilstein PSS9s.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:12 AM
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So KW's 1...

Have you tried/tested them out yet?

Saw the PSS9 from Bilstein but I don't think they go really low... Or do they?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:31 AM
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KW Variant 1s aren't damper adjustable.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:38 AM
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KW Variant 1s aren't damper adjustable.
Haha no I meant that's 1 for the KW's...
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:42 AM
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I haz the billy PSS9 coil overs. 2 owners ago, the car was slammed... tired rubbed on the upper inner fender, and scrape marks on the frame rails. the picture below is with the C/O's at its highest point.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:10 AM
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I have trm. They are apparently in the top for actually handling characteristics. I love them to death. They are harsh, as they are a track setup, but I love how it rides.

They go plenty low as well.

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:33 AM
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I have the FK coilovers and they are made for street w/ occasional track use...I love them b/c they were only $550 and are pretty smooth for daily driving.
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Matt, thank you, not looking for a harsh ride, it's my DD and I have a 3 year old I chauffeur around, want her to be comfortable...

Jesse, Wish they had adjustable dampening and iirc they don'taje them for M3s

Franklyn, group buy is over, all sets are sold looked everywhere for those...
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:15 AM
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Matt, thank you, not looking for a harsh ride, it's my DD and I have a 3 year old I chauffeur around, want her to be comfortable...

Jesse, Wish they had adjustable dampening and iirc they don'taje them for M3s

Franklyn, group buy is over, all sets are sold looked everywhere for those...
Ahh they do have ones with dampening but not sure if they have them for m3...but I have m3 sway bar etc on my car so not sure what is different?
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Ahh they do have ones with dampening but not sure if they have them for m3...but I have m3 sway bar etc on my car so not sure what is different?
Hmmm, BRB!!!
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http://venturamotorsports.bigcartel....vers-variant-3

So I found a good price on a set, local to me...
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:53 PM
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Still waiting on a response Brad. I will let you know as soon as I hear.
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Still waiting on a response Brad. I will let you know as soon as I hear.
Thanks man...
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I has HR coils. I love em. Car handles great, rides fairly well, and it outhandles stock E36s on decent rubber while mine has bald rubber.

Got em for a killer deal too. Gotta love it
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I would recommend KW V2s as well. It is a good balance for the E36. Under 2k as well.
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