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Old 05-11-2012, 01:16 PM
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New to this forum. Had an M Coupe a few months now, and I really love the car. I've tracked it twice, which was quite a steep learning curve after a WRX! More track days are planned so I want to set up the car correctly. It's also my DD, although I really only drive it maybe three times a week, so i don't want a dedicated track build.
Thus far:
17" x 8 1/2 Kosei's
Michelin SS 245/40/17 all round
Bilstein HD shocks.
Dinan strut brace.
HD control arms.

On order: H&R Sport springs and sway bars.

What else do I need?

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Old 05-11-2012, 01:57 PM
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If you really want a great setup for street and track, call TC Kline.

But the H&R Sport/Bilstein Sport setup is nice. Did you put on a good set of rear shock mounts? Rogue, TC Kline, Ground Control or similar.

A heavier front sway bar is helpful.

Oh, and when you do the springs, swap the hats on the struts. Left hat on right strut and right hat on left strut. Adds a nice bit of negative camber. And free.

Rear subframe bushings will make the car more predictable. The stock ones allow some subframe movement. I like the Ireland Engineering ones.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:42 PM
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Thanks for the tip!
Yes, I have Rogue rear shock mounts.
Thinking about a Conforti chip. I've heard good things about them.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:54 PM
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Thanks for the tip!
Yes, I have Rogue rear shock mounts.
Thinking about a Conforti chip. I've heard good things about them.
Chips are basically all smoke and mirrors....so not worth it. Most honest review sites would concur!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:56 PM
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I just put Bilstein HDs on my Coupe last week. Didn't want to go the H&R / Sports direction, because I don't race or do HPDEs and want to maintain ground clearance. Very happy with the results, and these should last relatively forever.

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Subframe bushings...really helps
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