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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 Wed, Nov-01-2017, 11:40:33 AM   #21
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I have ST XTA suspension and its ok.
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Old Wed, Nov-01-2017, 06:33:45 PM   #22
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I also fixed the set I sold you.
Oh, that would explain it.

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Old Fri, Nov-03-2017, 10:02:01 PM   #23
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There's no one answer to this question-- think long and hard about what you intend to do with the car for the next 2-3 years, then decide. The below might help, and yes, I've not listed every brand here, just the ones I'm familiar with.

Hardparking -- You want low and are incorrect. You probably have a cursive glitter sticker on your windshield.
Raceland
JOM
Megan
BC Racing

Realistically Just A Street car -- You are keeping your OO SHINY in check, and realize that you don't drive canyons as often as you think you do.
Stock
koni/h&r shock/spring combo
Dinan street suspension
Bilstein/h&r

Trackable Street car -- Between 0-3 track or autocross days per year. Having fun, not taking it super seriously. Coilovers are more because of OO SHINY than any actual need
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koni/h&r shock/spring combo
Dinan street suspension
Bilstein/h&r
TCK SA

Streetable Track car -- "did someone say racetrack?!" is your motto. Tenths matter. You aren't getting passed by Miatas anymore. Except that one guy. Screw that guy.
Koni/H&R (yes, note the overlap!)
TCK SA
TCK DA
AST
JRZ
MCS

Trailered Race car -- you'll know if you're in this category. The car will have stickers, and they won't say 'illest' or 'fresh'.
TCK DA
JRZ
MCS
Moton

For what it's worth, the fancy MCSs are worse on the street than my TCKs ever were, but on track the reverse is true. If you're only going to track the car occasionally, why suffer 95% of the time?
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You aren't getting passed by Miatas anymore. Except that one guy. Screw that guy.
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Thank you guys! Much appreciated! So I made up my mind.... I went with ground control. I contacted Jay at Ground Control and he put a set together for my e36 M3 accordingly to my build and what the car will be used for which is the (track). Before I purchased the coil overs I actually just completed re doing my friends rear and front end of his e46 M3 including rein forcing the subframe and installed all poly bushing and ground control coil overs.. I have to say I was very impressed...


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What are the options for a nooblet who is unable to setup coilovers properly and just needs a firmer ride than stock for daily driving and mountain runs on weekends. A little lowering will be nice as well.

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What are the options for a nooblet who is unable to setup coilovers properly and just needs a firmer ride than stock for daily driving and mountain runs on weekends. A little lowering will be nice as well.

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What are the options for a nooblet who is unable to setup coilovers properly and just needs a firmer ride than stock for daily driving and mountain runs on weekends. A little lowering will be nice as well.

Thanks
I had TCK SAs on an Z3M Coupe that I used to daily drive and track and honestly it rode better than stock and was much better on the track. They are hard to beat for the price.
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I had TCK SAs on an Z3M Coupe that I used to daily drive and track and honestly it rode better than stock and was much better on the track. They are hard to beat for the price.

Thanks guys

Post 23 has too much info for a nooblet. I'm guessing koni shocks and HR springs would suite me.

I visited the TCK website and it has a lot of options. Which one is the SA?

Also their koni and HR combos state higher drop at the front and less at the rear. I thought the front was suppto be higher on these cars.

Appreciate the advice. Thanks
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For E36 M3 (323/325/328 has similar choices) -

H&R OE Sports on Koni Sports
(requires OE casings for cut-n-gut) on Bilstein.

Eibach on Koni Sports (requires OE casings for cut-n-gut).

Dinan (if you can find them) on Koni (requires OE casings for cut-n-gut).

I recommend E46M3/Convertible Rear Shock Mounts and Z3 RSM Reinforcement Plates.

Add 1996+M3 Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates if you donít have them.


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