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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 Sun, Jul-30-2017, 02:42:15 PM   #21
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Default Re: OEM + shocks vs Dinan stage 1 vs B12

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Yeah I think someone tried the CSL springs and it dropped the car more than expected. The 10mm drop, on the actual CSL, sounds ideal. The closest we'll get are Dinans. I should've kept mine, ECS has them for 250, might grab another set.
Sounds like a win
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Yeah I think someone tried the CSL springs and it dropped the car more than expected. The 10mm drop, on the actual CSL, sounds ideal. The closest we'll get are Dinans. I should've kept mine, ECS has them for 250, might grab another set.


Koni+Dinan+OE hardware is exactly what I'm ordering. Will report report back after I get some miles under them.
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Apart from anything else, it would give a tremendous 'feelgood' boost to the end of the season, be the greatest comeback story since Lazarus, and give us a chance to enjoy Robert's laconic humour again. Remember that monster shunt of his in Canada? The next day, as he walked out of hospital, a journalist asked him if he'd seen the crash on TV. Robert Kubica stopped, looked the journo right in the eye and said: "I've seen it twice: the first time I was there!"
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Koni+Dinan+OE hardware is exactly what I'm ordering. Will report report back after I get some miles under them.
Awesome. It's about as plush as this car can get, lowered. It won't have that on rails feeling but honestly at this point that's much less important than a nice driving road car for us older guys

Looking forward to your thoughts.
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Awesome. It's about as plush as this car can get, lowered. It won't have that on rails feeling but honestly at this point that's much less important than a nice driving road car for us older guys

Looking forward to your thoughts.
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I've been running the Koni + Dinan springs and OE hardware refresh for two years. I love it. As a side note, my wife has been dailying my M for two months with no complaint. Take that for what its worth.
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Awesome. It's about as plush as this car can get, lowered. It won't have that on rails feeling but honestly at this point that's much less important than a nice driving road car for us older guys

Looking forward to your thoughts.


My idea was to add either the CSL or Eibach sways, too. On my cousin's Koni/HR setup his larger sways feel as they've reduced the roll so acceptable limits.


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EricSMG, Obioban and ftc3,
I am down to Konis and either Dinan or OEM springs. I know it is hard to describe, but can you compare the 'plushness' of the these two setups? Are they almost the same? Within 10% of each other?
The comments on this board have been helpful.
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EricSMG, Obioban and ftc3,
I am down to Konis and either Dinan or OEM springs. I know it is hard to describe, but can you compare the 'plushness' of the these two setups? Are they almost the same? Within 10% of each other?
The comments on this board have been helpful.
I find they're equally comfortable over small/medium bumps, but the stock comes out ahead when you hit something large.
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Awesome. It's about as plush as this car can get, lowered. It won't have that on rails feeling but honestly at this point that's much less important than a nice driving road car for us older guys

Looking forward to your thoughts.

I missed the old guys part, lol... I'm only 28, so I feel I'm not yet old, but perhaps my driving is already! Or atleast my back is...


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I find they're equally comfortable over small/medium bumps, but the stock comes out ahead when you hit something large.


Agreed, large potholes etc are always going to be taken better by OE, hence why I've been so reluctant to "overhaul" my current setup.
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