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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sun, Jun-24-2018, 08:30:52 PM   #21
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Default Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

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Shit suspension like my PSS10s also makes me not want to take my M3 on road trips lol
Going TCK next?
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Default Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

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Going TCK next?
Haven't decided one way or another. Does bug me on principal that I'd be looking at pretty much the same cost for TCK vs Ohlins (granted that's with camber plates and RSMs.. but I'd probably buy a set of more street friendly plates regardless)

Might just do something like Koni yellows (maybe w/ the ground control or TCK rears) and dinan springs.
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Old Sun, Jun-24-2018, 09:07:02 PM   #23
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Default Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

If you go the tck route and aren’t tracking it, just get the e36 m3 hats.
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Old Sun, Jun-24-2018, 09:31:30 PM   #24
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Haven't decided one way or another. Does bug me on principal that I'd be looking at pretty much the same cost for TCK vs Ohlins (granted that's with camber plates and RSMs.. but I'd probably buy a set of more street friendly plates regardless)

Might just do something like Koni yellows (maybe w/ the ground control or TCK rears) and dinan springs.
There is a bigger difference between TCK and Koni yellows than there is between Koni yellows and stock.
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There is a bigger difference between TCK and Koni yellows than there is between Koni yellows and stock.
I believe it. I guess lately I've just been feeling like reverting the car to an OEM+ state.

Frankly all the adjustability and customization turns me off. I just want something that's engineered to work out of the box with minimal tweaking. Which is a big part of what made the Ohlins appealing to me if they were more street oriented.
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Default Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

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I believe it. I guess lately I've just been feeling like reverting the car to an OEM+ state.

Frankly all the adjustability and customization turns me off. I just want something that's engineered to work out of the box with minimal tweaking. Which is a big part of what made the Ohlins appealing to me if they were more street oriented.
I am actually dd-ing Ohlins right now before track/autox and am surprised how well they do. These dampers are amazing. Out of 20 clicks (full soft), I've only had them on 15 briefly (too soft for my liking even on dd/street), I'd say 15 is around the feel of stock. Spring rates are 2x - 3x(?) stiffer than stock (plus I got even slightly stiffer Swifts), I do wonder how "gentle" they'd feel with slightly softer springs (Swifts?) for the more street oriented crowd. That said, I do want to also try them at 20 clicks to see how well that works, although like I said, for my liking that will be way too soft, but I want to see the ride quality with that setting.

Handling and feel is pretty subjective. Sure there is more bounciness from stiffer springs, nonexistent droop, etc, and I run them on 10 clicks on the street, but I love that ride. And I'm not in my 20s .

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Default Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

Quick question, are you running tms spring perches with the Swift springs?

I am on the fence over which coilovers to get, and I have a set of uninstalled tms street plates collecting dust. I like the design of the tms plates, but am debating between the hassle of piecing together everything I need for ohlins, or going tck (and selling the tms plates). Car only sees ~2500 miles per year with a few hdpe thrown in.

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Quick question, are you running tms spring perches with the Swift springs?

I am on the fence over which coilovers to get, and I have a set of uninstalled tms street plates collecting dust. I like the design of the tms plates, but am debating between the hassle of piecing together everything I need for ohlins, or going tck (and selling the tms plates). Car only sees ~2500 miles per year with a few hdpe thrown in.

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I am-- they let you spec which size perch you want.
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Default Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

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I am-- they let you spec which size perch you want.
Is there any way to run a Swift (or Hyperco, etc) spring with OEM style mounts? I really like the idea of runnings these Ohlins with a slightly softer front spring (assuming Shaikh's) spreadsheet is caculating correctly now), but I don't really need/want camber plates, additional for the right mounts, plus the machine work.

I think you've done terrific work here. I just won't have long enough track sessions to justify the extra $800 in parts.
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Is there any way to run a Swift (or Hyperco, etc) spring with OEM style mounts? I really like the idea of runnings these Ohlins with a slightly softer front spring (assuming Shaikh's) spreadsheet is caculating correctly now), but I don't really need/want camber plates, additional for the right mounts, plus the machine work.

I think you've done terrific work here. I just won't have long enough track sessions to justify the extra $800 in parts.
I don't know of any way to run a barrel style spring with the OE hats.
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