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  • VadGTI
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    So how much does this kit run? I googled him and he looks to be in LA, so I'm guessing I'll save on shipping.

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  • LeeVuong
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    Originally posted by ///Mavrikno13764 View Post
    Any particular reason for your spring rates? I have 350#f and tckline suggested I go with 400 in the rear.
    For tracked car, rear spring rate shall be around 50% more than front. Therefore those ratings of 350/580 will be just a bit oversteery, but nothing dangerous.
    I run 425/725 and love it.

    350/400 will give you a veru understeery car. Perhaps fine for an 36, but not for an e30.

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  • Crank
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    Now that you've had this setup for a little while, how do you like it? Still happy with the spring rates, at the front and at the rear?

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  • ///Mavrikno13764
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    Originally posted by junkyard_sal View Post
    TC normally tries to maintain a ratio close to 80% between F and rear so since he does not have a 437lbs spring he is telling you to go with less spring.

    With 350/550 I am curious haw the car behaves to weight transfer and throttle steer in high speed corners. You might want to loosen or disconnect the rear sway with that much of a difference F:R. I could be totally wrong but this setup might want to oversteer a bit more than stock.

    What are your alignment settings most specifically rear toe?
    I haven't gotten the car aligned as of yet because I want to get the right spring rates. I am running st suspension sway bars.22mmf 19mmr.


    Barry, when you get the chance, what are the free lengths of the springs on the ge coilovers?

    Thanks

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  • junkyard_sal
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    TC normally tries to maintain a ratio close to 80% between F and rear so since he does not have a 437lbs spring he is telling you to go with less spring.

    With 350/550 I am curious haw the car behaves to weight transfer and throttle steer in high speed corners. You might want to loosen or disconnect the rear sway with that much of a difference F:R. I could be totally wrong but this setup might want to oversteer a bit more than stock.

    What are your alignment settings most specifically rear toe?

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  • ///Mavrikno13764
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    Any particular reason for your spring rates? I have 350#f and tckline suggested I go with 400 in the rear.

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  • Reelizmpro
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    I didn't take any pictures of the struts...sorry. I was in a rush to get it finished and my hands were dirty. Like GC's, the coilover kit comes with 4 sleeves/adjusters and 4 linear coils. The springs are made by Hyperco. I believe they make springs for AST coilovers as well. I didn't want to cut or modify the front struts but I also wanted to be able to go lower than H&R Races in the front and have the ability to adjust the ride height.

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  • Crank
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    Can you post some pics of the struts? I'd like to see how they're assembled.

    Are these just spring kits that slide down onto the strut housing where the stock springs go?

    What's the difference between the GE springs, and the Ground Control coilovers?

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  • Reelizmpro
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    Originally posted by Crank View Post
    Nice!

    What camber plates are you using?
    I'm using GE camber plates as well.

    Originally posted by nrubenstein View Post
    Have you trimmed the bump stops on the struts?
    I didn't and I don't plan on running this low. Just wanted to see how low it would go without cutting the perches.

    Originally posted by Carfantiti View Post
    looks perfect height so now I know what I need to do .Only thing I don't like is the wheel profile looks to thick the tire would look better with a 45 tire. So pm me how much it cost to do it?did you do it your self?If so how much to have you do my car?ow you have 2 m3's?is that archies car he sold?
    Yeah, the tires are 225/50 instead of 225/45. No, this isn't Archie's but another car I picked up and have been working on.

    Originally posted by airkhin View Post
    Doesn't look to bad at all... How does it ride without the strut tubes shortened? I'm very tempted to get some now...
    It's a bit too low with these oversized tires but rides surprisingly well. Not super stiff but stiff enough. I'm sure the large tires have something to do with it.

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  • RAD2LTR
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    It might just be me, but I'd say that car is over lowered. Check your roll centers, if they are too low, you could run into spring rate issues and other handling issues. The good news is that if it is, its easy to fix. I'm not knocking it, just making an observation.

    Will
    Last edited by RAD2LTR; 10-08-2011, 06:27 PM. Reason: added to the post.

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  • airkhin
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    Doesn't look to bad at all... How does it ride without the strut tubes shortened? I'm very tempted to get some now...

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  • Carfantiti
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    looks perfect height so now I know what I need to do .Only thing I don't like is the wheel profile looks to thick the tire would look better with a 45 tire. So pm me how much it cost to do it?did you do it your self?If so how much to have you do my car?ow you have 2 m3's?is that archies car he sold?

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  • nrubenstein
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    Have you trimmed the bump stops on the struts?

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  • Crank
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    Nice!

    What camber plates are you using?

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  • Reelizmpro
    started a topic GE coilovers on my M3

    GE coilovers on my M3

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    Just installed a new coil over kit (350F/580R) by GE (German Engineering aka Einstein57). Here are some pics with the front and rear adjusters all the way down, unmodded strut tubes and Bilstein sports. Tires are oversized with 225/50/16 on 16x7.5" E28 M5 wheels.
    Last edited by Reelizmpro; 10-17-2011, 08:54 AM.
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