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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sun, Jan-29-2006, 04:51:55 AM   #1
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Default GC track/school coilovers vs. TEIN SS coilovers

i have an e36 m3 and i cant decide which coilover suspension kit i should get. ive heard a lot of great things about GC but there isnt much info on it on the web. (ie: how much i can lower the front and rear). while TEIN SS coilovers have 16 adjustable damping settings. Which one should i go for?
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There is a ton of information about the GC kit, more than Tein.

What are you doing with the car? Tracking, autox, or street?

I will say GC or TCK are the best bang for the buck coilovers out there.
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is the GC setup easy to adjust height/damper settings? i cant find ne info on it on the web, if anyone have links please post it, i would appreciate it.
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there is a ton of info on bf.c

The height is adjustment is probably the easiest on the market. No jamb perches or spanner wrenches. Just an allen key, you undo the set screw then turn the perch by hand.

Rebound is adjusted by using the koni knob on top of the front struts. Open the hood put the knob on the strut, turn.

The rear depends on what shocks you get. If you get the externally adjustable shocks you can just put the knob on top of the shock and turn it. If you get the internally adjustable shocks then you have to remove them from the car, remove the bumpstop, then compress the shock fully, and then turn it to adjust the rebound.

I can tell you everything you want to know about the GC kit, just ask.
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Just an allen key, you undo the set screw then turn the perch by hand.
Sean, do you actually tighten the allen-bolts on the adjuster? (I leave mine be as the spring should provide enough tension on the adjuster to keep it in place..unless you are getting airborne )
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yes, i do tighten it down pretty snug. Just so I can't turn it by hand.
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im about to purchase the GC kit, how come i dont get to choose my spring rate on the track/school package?
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you do, just call them up and talk to someone at GC. Or you can call up Mpact and talk to someone there. www.mpactmotorsports.com
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I noticed that the bolt that holds the rear threaded perch for the spring was way loose on both sides the other day when I was adjusting my suspension. I have no idea how that happened but it wouldn't be a bad idea to check it.
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I noticed that the bolt that holds the rear threaded perch for the spring was way loose on both sides the other day when I was adjusting my suspension. I have no idea how that happened but it wouldn't be a bad idea to check it.
A good thing to check if you have the bolt installed. Again, I dont see a situation in which the spring wont be able to provide adequate pressure onto the rear adjuster to not keep it from moving.

With my GC kit I dont:
-Tighten the allen bolts on the front adjuster
-Have a bolt installed through the rear adjuster

Ive had no troubles *knock on wood*..and it makes adjustments so much easier. :nixweiss:
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