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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Oct-02-2007, 05:14:10 PM   #41
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to answer the question on ride quality. i have 500 front and 600 rear spring and it is less harsh then stock! stock spring has rating around 300-400 but it's a variable rate spring - bad ride quality. you will love how it feels with coilover like TCK

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Urgh, Mike, you sure you don't want to come up to Boise to help me out ???

Anyway, offer to bring you out here still stands...

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Mikes care is amazing! His write-ups are even more so.

His car out performed my car this Sunday through the turns at high speed°™that is for sure. I look forward to getting the help needed to make this upgrade on my car in the next few weeks, Mike. And don't worry I will wait for you this time before I get started - Lol.

Can't wait for another drive!
dude Scott, you know you will have the TCK all installed before i show up to help
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Great suspension choice indeed!

I too purchased TCK from Dan and couldn't be happier. I run S/A all around with 500/500 and honestly it is great on the street and also great on the track (at least for me).

I don't understand why you had to use spring compressors though.
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ya, i didn't use a spring compressor either and i love the ride on my 550/600 setup. i actually set it to about half stiffness cuz its sooo soft normally
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Dude, your write up is the best I have read or seen. Thanks for taking the time and sharing with us.

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How do you know if your Rtabs are bad. I had a buddy look at them and he said they look good no cracks ect. I have 81K on them so dono maybe they were changed seeing that I bought the car used at 57k?

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Great suspension choice indeed!

I too purchased TCK from Dan and couldn't be happier. I run S/A all around with 500/500 and honestly it is great on the street and also great on the track (at least for me).

I don't understand why you had to use spring compressors though.
Dan told me some newer M3 like 2004 - 2006 needed to compress the sprinf for front strut removal and that was the case with me
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How do you know if your Rtabs are bad. I had a buddy look at them and he said they look good no cracks ect. I have 81K on them so dono maybe they were changed seeing that I bought the car used at 57k?

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by looking at it does nothing. it may look perfect but the firmness of the RTAB is all gone. i had <22K miles on my 06 M3 and changing out the RTAB made a night and day difference with acceleration. you won't regret the change - trust me
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I have an '06 and no need for spring compressor. Front struts are all one piece and come out as one piece. If you take them apart (remove the spring from the perches) you will need a compressor. Nice write up though, very thorough, lower the car though man, it looks like a 4x4. To each his own.
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Looks great and a nice wirte up yet again!
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Discussing M3 - NFL running back style: TC Kline suspension, RTAB and OEM brake upgrade in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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