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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, Oct-26-2017, 02:10:42 AM   #1
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Default E36 M3 coil overs

Hello guys I have a 1995 M3 with an s54 swap. I recently did the swap and re did my whole suspension front and rear. The last thing I need to do is buy coil overs. The question here is which coil overs do I get? The car will be on the track often but it will be driven on the street sometimes. Please let me know your experiences with the coil overs brands and what you suggest. Thanks for your time.


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MCS if you can swing it. Hands down the best suspension on the market in my opinion.
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Old Thu, Oct-26-2017, 02:44:54 AM   #3
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Default Re: E36 M3 coil overs

KW V3. Or Clubsport if you'll honestly, literally be on track a lot. V3 spring rates are much more street friendly.
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Default Re: E36 M3 coil overs

TCKline DA Koni based CO might be worth looking at. Ground Control offers a Koni based DA CO kit as well. Next real step up is Ohlins.


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Default Re: E36 M3 coil overs

This thread has some good information and perspectives.
https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...or-your-E36-M3

I used that as a guide when I put coilovers on my first e36. I went with the Ground Control koni insert kit. I got 430lb front springs and 550lb rear springs, and it was a single rebound adjustable kit. I was pretty happy with that, and for the cost compared to some other options, it is really solid performance wise. I enjoyed it as a daily driver, and when I got it out to autocross.

On my current car, I am putting a Ground control coilover conversion kit with a mismatched set of shocks (bilstein b8 front, BC coilover rear)for the time being, then will be upgrading shocks as I can afford it. I chose slightly higher spring rates than the last time and went with 525 lb fronts and 600lb rears. For anybody wondering, the BC's are maxed out in their adjustment to handle the 600lb rear springs, and are still very slightly bouncy.

When I get to the point of upgrading my shocks, I will probably go with either ground control, or TC Kline. I really would like to go with double adjustable shocks, but I may stick with the single adjustable because of the large price increase. I am not sure if the extra tunability is worth the near double price to me for my DD, and non-competitive autocross and track use.
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Default Re: E36 M3 coil overs

Thanks guys for all the info much appreciated. Yea I was thinking ground control but I never heard much about them.


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Ground control is a massive company that use quality parts. I went with them on my car for a street/ track setup. For the price they’re hard to beat.
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Default Re: E36 M3 coil overs

Thanks guys for all the info much appreciated. Yea I was thinking ground control but I never heard much about them.


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I have the ground control set up on my car and it's a solid set up, especially for the price. My only recommendation is that you pair their coilovers w/ a different brand camber plates - the GC ones clank like crazy in low speed turning scenarios.
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Our race car for AER & WRL has TC Kline. Not cheap.
Easy to install, great support from a group that races the E36. If you call, you'll likely talk directly to "TC".
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