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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
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Old Wed, Oct-11-2017, 04:48:42 AM   #1
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Default 13.5F/13R & 19's - most comfortable suspension avail?

With the popular 13.5 front & 13" rear suspension setup that's moderate, what is the most comfortable daily suspension setup with 19's? Prefer feedback from those with multiple setups on their cars as comfort can be very subjective.

Say, given a $3k budget. No track days, some weekend canyon carving duties.
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With the popular 13.5 front & 13" rear suspension setup that's moderate, what is the most comfortable daily suspension setup with 19's? Prefer feedback from those with multiple setups on their cars as comfort can be very subjective.

Say, given a $3k budget. No track days, some weekend canyon carving duties.
I have similar aspirations with my car, after doing a little internet searching I think for longevity purposes, the PSS10s with Turner Street camber plates are the best bang for your buck. Though, you have a slightly higher budget and could probably swing for something better.

My car is a daily as well and buying a setup that needs to be rebuilt every 15K miles is just not logical for me.
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I have similar aspirations with my car, after doing a little internet searching I think for longevity purposes, the PSS10s with Turner Street camber plates are the best bang for your buck. Though, you have a slightly higher budget and could probably swing for something better.

My car is a daily as well and buying a setup that needs to be rebuilt every 15K miles is just not logical for me.
Yup, PSS10's are on the radar as are V3's (though waiting to hear more feedback on this one). I believe most coilovers are pricier due to the adjustability geared towards track, but want to find one where it's geared more towards durability and streetability.
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Default Re: 13.5F/13R & 19's - most comfortable suspension avail?

I’m planning on doing koni yellows plus csl springs. Based on the spring rates, I think that should be about the most comfortable setup for that ride height
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Hello,

My M3 is strictly a street car and I am very happy with my Eibach Pro Street S kit.

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TCK SAs with a soft spring rate 450/500 would get you the ride height you want while being comfortable for street, and the front struts clear wide wheel and tire packages. Some recommend getting the DA fronts and SA rears if you want more adjustability for the fronts.


If this were a weekend/HPDE car, I would say the ÷hlins R&T hands down.
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Super happy with the ohlin Road & Track kit and vorshlag camber plates.
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TCK SAs with a soft spring rate 450/500 would get you the ride height you want while being comfortable for street, and the front struts clear wide wheel and tire packages. Some recommend getting the DA fronts and SA rears if you want more adjustability for the fronts.


If this were a weekend/HPDE car, I would say the ÷hlins R&T hands down.
+1 on TCK Line S/A with soft springs. Had few friends ride in my car and they mentioned that itís softer than their stock M3, plus it does very well on corners also.
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Default Re: 13.5F/13R & 19's - most comfortable suspension avail?

Another vote for the TCKs here.

Though I'd go with softer rates-- maybe 300 front, 400 rear.
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Default Re: 13.5F/13R & 19's - most comfortable suspension avail?

TCK. Anything Koni based with conservative rates will give the best overall ride quality on these cars, whether it be a sport damper paired with stock/Eibach lowering spring or an SA/DA coilover kit depending on your budget.

Ohlins R&T is very controlled, but it doesn't provide as much COMFORT. (I actually love them; have a set ordered for my own car). Have owned tons of suspension setups across 13 BMW's and after four sets of TCK's they always trump everything else for a daily.. my E36 on DA's (300F/400R) still impresses me and feels better than many new sports cars.
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