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M3 Track: Racing and DE Best mod for speed is learning to get the most out of what you currently have. Tracks and DE's is the place to start!


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Old Fri, Jun-17-2016, 04:45:44 PM   #11
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Default Re: Koni Sports vs. OEM for Track

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If you cannot afford coil overs then do not spend any extra money on just a shock. You won't see a difference at the track.

The best bang for your buck would be buying camber plates.
Awesome. That was kinda my thinking. Seems anything else is half assing it.
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reverse your top hats and add shims to dial in extra negative camber. In the rear you can max out negative camber on the lower control arm - and even get tricky by pounding the adjustment tab flat on the inner LCA eccentric adjustment bolt, dialing in the desired amount of camber, and spot welding a blob on there for your bolt to rest against. This should get you to at least -2.5 maybe -2.75 in the rear.

Buy oe replacement shocks off of realoem or getbmwparts, and use the money saved to buy track lessons.

Ill have to look into this. I'll skip the welding though haha.

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Default Re: Koni Sports vs. OEM for Track

HDs and Camber Pin mod. That would be my recommendation. There's no reason to replace your OE shocks with B4s. You may as well keep using the shocks you've got. If you're a novice it's unlikely you'll be able to tell the difference. Check out the Fat Cat suspension thread for the reasons why you should go with an HD over a Koni.
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Default Re: Koni Sports vs. OEM for Track

Koni's are not much better than OEM, so stick with OEM until it's trashed. Then, figure out where you're going with this car. An entry-level coilover set can work for intermediate level, but if you're fast driver you'll destroy it quickly, it's not designed to take the abuse that experienced drivers put it through.
A race suspension is the only way to go if you want to be fast and track this car often. If only doing a couple of HPDEs per year, just replaced with OEM parts, you'll do just fine.

Bear in mind that most aftermarket pieces are complete junk compared to OEM, regardless of the claims they make.
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