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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 Wed, Aug-10-2016, 09:52:05 PM   #31
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I have the Bilstein PSS9 and love it. You could maybe get a used set for under 1000?
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Old Wed, Aug-10-2016, 10:15:46 PM   #32
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I know its out of your price range, but KW V1's are absolutely amazing. They can be a little "harsh" I guess from what I've been told by passengers in my car. But these came on the car when I bought it three years ago. So they have a lot of miles on them and still perform very well especially at the autocross I go to monthly. You could probably get a used set for around a grand or less. When these are done, I'm going back to what I ran on my E30. Koni Yellows, and Eibach Race Springs.
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Old Wed, Aug-10-2016, 10:45:12 PM   #33
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So I am looking to replace my stock suspension.

I am not planning to track the car. I would like it lowered a bit for the stance and look (maybe 1" to 1.5"). I am in LA, so there are plenty of potholed streets.

One of the options I was looking at is the DINAN/JRZ setup. They are not coilovers, but I was questioning whether a full coilover would be too aggressive for a car that never sees the track? Thing is with the DINAN setup, its only lowered .5". Wondering if you can even see the difference aesthetically speaking?

Money is an issue. I am not trying to go over $1000. I have found the bilstein PSS setups for around that price range. Just dont know if its worth it, and even if I could afford it, will the car be way to stiff?

Thanks for any input
I did Bilstein b4 and eibach springs. Check out my lost here.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...post1067462589

Drop is perfect for daily dury and it handles/rides well. Plus it's under $400 for four shocks, not bad.
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Old Thu, Aug-11-2016, 12:19:54 AM   #34
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This 100%.

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At that price point I really think Koni yellows and Eiback Pro-Kit is impossible to beat.
My car started out with OEM suspension went to ST Coilovers and now Koni/Eibach. The Koni yellows are much better than the OE dampers and the Eibach pro-kit is a subtle drop (perfect height out front 13.5" howver the rear could go lower as it only sits at 13.75" on my car which gives it a rake reverse of stock).

I found the ST coilovers looked great as I could dial in the exact ride height I wanted BUT they were super crashy over any bump in the road, this was no good where I live as the roads are brutal and I was in need of a more comfortable/compliant setup that could soak up the daily bumps.

I have the Konis set at 1/4 turn firm up front and 3/4 turn firm in the rear, however they rode just perfect at the softest setting.

If I could do it again I may have gone with the H&R springs as they go lower in the rear and around the same out front. A lot of feedback on the forum hear said that they were too low for the Koni damper travel and they would end up bottoming out quite often, after a year on my current setup I may have hit the bumpstops once or twice, so I doubt going another 3/8" lower in the rear would have made any difference.

Hope this helps you out a bit. In my personal opinion and based on my experience with my car over the past 6 years there is no budget coilover (around $1000) that is going to make the car better, it will look great but ride quality will suffer big time! You need to spend big money on coilovers to get the benefit they provide so if you are not constantly changing your ride height what is the point?
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Old Thu, Aug-11-2016, 01:38:22 AM   #35
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yep konis and eibachs.

otherwise you can get a coilover like MCA which use digressive valving. they're 2k AUD but better equation for USD.
they can be valved for comfort. my 'race' valving with 8kg front 11kg rear springs is smoother than any pss10 or kw v3.
the 'comfort' valving is meant to be better than oem
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Guys, is Fortune Auto all that bad?
I totally hear you on the fact that all these reviews are subjective - which is the only caveat to the reviews I've read on them, which seem to be literally all good.

To me its between these and the tried/true Koni/Eibach setup. 90% nice weather DD, 10% HPDE at Mosport here in Toronto.

Just don't want the rear sitting lower than the front..
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Old Thu, Aug-11-2016, 02:42:43 PM   #37
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I wonder why no one suggested the GC kit! Its basically konis with coilover sleeves and eibach springs with control arm reinforcemet for about a grand .http://www.ground-control-store.com/...ion.php/II=541 . Percect if you ask me. Forget Chinese and Tai stuff if you want an actual improvement over stock

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I wonder why no one suggested the GC kit! Its basically konis with coilover sleeves and eibach springs with control arm reinforcemet for about a grand .http://www.ground-control-store.com/...ion.php/II=541 . Percect if you ask me. Forget Chinese and Tai stuff if you want an actual improvement over stock


because they're hardware gets awfully noisy and their kits aren't valved for anything remotely close to comfort. Not to mention the owner is an asshat


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Guys, is Fortune Auto all that bad?
I totally hear you on the fact that all these reviews are subjective - which is the only caveat to the reviews I've read on them, which seem to be literally all good.

To me its between these and the tried/true Koni/Eibach setup. 90% nice weather DD, 10% HPDE at Mosport here in Toronto.

Just don't want the rear sitting lower than the front..
The problem with koni/eibach pro-kit is not the rear sitting lower than the front it is actually the opposite. The rear will sit higher than the front by about 0.25". The stock setup has the rear sitting lower than the front by approx 0.25".
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