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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, 07:01:37 PM   #11
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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.
This. Do not listen to their sales pitch stating otherwise. They’ll start grinding almost immediately and when you complain they’ll tell you that they said they would. Vorshlag plates get my vote.

TCKline is better with their koni offerings than GC. If you have the money, just do TCK. If you have a budget higher than that then JRZ and MCS are what you want. JRZ is my choice here as they are incredible both on street and track.
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I have had GC's and currently have TC Kline SA's... like them both. But I LOVE these TC Klines!! Performance on the track is very good, and the street is where these really shine. Very compliant and quiet.
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Now ...I would have said the track is where the TCK setup shines...
Adjusts fast and easy with a lot of setup knowledge from TC as needed. However, we set it once using TC's recommended settings that is used for all tracks we go to and we've not touched it all season. Some changes made during practice didn't work better for us. We're ranked 6th nationally in the primary series with some podium finishes in class, podium overall and we've also achieved podium in WRL this season. We put on the TCK setup in January.


Street, track...good report on both counts!
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Old Tue, Oct-31-2017, 11:13:29 PM   #14
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This. Do not listen to their sales pitch stating otherwise. They’ll start grinding almost immediately and when you complain they’ll tell you that they said they would. Vorshlag plates get my vote.

TCKline is better with their koni offerings than GC. If you have the money, just do TCK. If you have a budget higher than that then JRZ and MCS are what you want. JRZ is my choice here as they are incredible both on street and track.
I have your old GC race plates mated to my MCS coilovers and they work great with no noises or issues on street/track.

I guess I just got lucky with them set-up in this configuration.

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Some pics because why not:



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Old Wed, Nov-01-2017, 12:20:51 AM   #16
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My vote is TCKline... Everyone I know who is a real BMW head has always raved about them. I've ridden in cars with stiff spring setups and it felt compliant on the road.

TCKline S/A or D/A, you'll be very happy! I'm going to order mine when the wife let's me.
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Any votes for AST 4100/5100 series coilovers?

Another great choice is Moton coilovers.

I have AST 4100 with Vorshlag camber plates. They ride extremely well and I am very pleased with them.

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I have your old GC race plates mated to my MCS coilovers and they work great with no noises or issues on street/track.

I guess I just got lucky with them set-up in this configuration.

I also fixed the set I sold you.
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I have AST with Vorshlag, they seem good but the spring rate that was picked for me is a bit more than i want on the street.
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Another vote for TC-Kline as they develop and test their suspension systems on only BMWs as well as racing them.
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