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Old 01-11-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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The new ish.

Finally upgraded to Ground Control / Koni SA's. Man am I glad its finally done!

Full parts list:

Ground Control Coilovers (375lb F) (450lb R)
IE race camber plates /w spherical bearing.
Koni Single Adjustables
JT Design RSM's
Suspension Techniques Swaybars (22mm Front, 19mm adjustable Rear)
Ground Control hiem jointed front swaybar droplinks (not installed yet)
IE hiem jointed rear swaybar droplinks

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Front Wheel / Tire Hieght (tuckage)

Front strut assembly

Front strut assembly, other side

Rear suspension

Total install took 2.5hrs. Drove into bay, lift car, uninstall Cupkit and box it up. Cut off stock front perches and weld on GC perches. Adjust coilovers to min hieght and drive away. I left the camber plates as they were provided, and they match fine. I will be doing an alignment soon though to get everything squared up.

I'm overly satisfied with the end result. The car just stick stick sticks around corners, and even crossing the limit and powersliding out of corners it sits marvelously flat.

I've got just over 130miles on the new setup. The ride is significantly smoother then the CupKit was. I currently have the Koni's set to full soft front/rear. We shall see how this changes as it firms up.

All I have to do now is pick up another pair of 17x8.5 DS2's and some 245/40 tires so I can ditch the understeer from having 225's on 7.5's up front.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:36 PM   #2
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looks good, but you need a wheel change soon. they look good but too complicated.
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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wheel fit the car perfect. PERFECT TRACK Wheels.
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:32 PM   #4
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with your new setup, notice any rubbing in the rear with those 245's that you have been braging about?
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:55 PM   #5
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Nope. Can't get them to rub, try as I might.
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:57 PM   #6
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thats amazing, I am guessing those are just stock e36 M3 wheels eh?
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:14 PM   #7
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Stock on all 96+ e36 M3's that were not "LUX" models.

17x7.5 225/45R17
17x8.5 245/40R17
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:40 PM   #8
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Final-****ing-ly.

My rates are about the same (375/475), I love how flat the car stays. Linear springs kick ass for response, and find a way to get to a slalom - the car simply darts between the cones.
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:56 PM   #9
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nice stuff. u've completly overhauled the stock suspension....U DA MAN!
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:29 PM   #10
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WOW, Jordan, that is awesome looking, that drop is mint ... good job man

Oh ya, you still getting those CSL replica rims?
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:44 PM   #11
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this is to you...CHEERS DUDE....
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:30 AM   #12
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Nice.

On those front struts, only other thing I'd recommend is to do when you change the links is the reinforcement tab for the sway bar linkage. I made my own and welded them on. Super easy. On the front sway bar, did you do the reinforcement tab on the subframe as well??
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:02 AM   #13
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Oh ya, you still getting those CSL replica rims?
Someday yes, wheels + 4x 245/35R18 come to around $1500 though. I just haven't got that right now.

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Nice.

On those front struts, only other thing I'd recommend is to do when you change the links is the reinforcement tab for the sway bar linkage. I made my own and welded them on. Super easy. On the front sway bar, did you do the reinforcement tab on the subframe as well??
The tab on the strut housing has been reinforced already, although it isn't vey visible. The area between the tab and the housing has been filled in.

The subframe is reinforced with the stuff that comes with the ST swaybars.
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