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Old 09-11-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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suspension set ups! Post 'em

my current stock suspension is a bit dodgy now, considering its the original setup that came with my car

looking to upgrade to something more lower and hellaflush ( if you get the reference). needs to be streetable, and hold their own on track.
so a setup thats somewhere in the middle of all the spectrums. livable, trackable, and budget friendly

so if you guys can post your set-ups, and possibly how they look on your car, that'd be appreciated.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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Apex 60mm w/ tokicos
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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^ how much did that setup set you back?
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:18 PM   #4
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used springs $140 tokico off ebay $260 = $400
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:28 PM   #5
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:04 PM   #6
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I would look up some Bilstein shocks. And don't go too low on the springs - the bilsteins are not made for it and there is a reason they didn't slam the car from the factory (even the M cars).

Eibach springs are the most popular ones to pair with the Bilsteins and the combo is the reference for nurburgring performance with the E30
(The nurburgring has lots of terrain and several places the car feels like it wants to take off - all in all more similar to the street than a lot of other racetracks).
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:01 AM   #7
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I had unkown lowering springs (maybe spaxx) on my car with Bilsteins stock bushings and stock sways and it sat low and handled decent, however I've done a tone of reading and research and after looking at H&R sport, Vogtland, I decided on H&R race with AKG (street recommended) bushings along with UUC Sway kit. In total it cost me around $1300. Haven't driven with the new setup but I'm expecting big things.

Also I'm not sure what forum it is on (r3v,e30tech,bimmerforums?) but there are a few threads full of pics with all different suspension combos.

Lets us know what you decide on.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:25 AM   #8
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Rob, your pictures are always huge,

go resize them before adding them.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:54 AM   #9
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^ Those pics are at full low. Can go lower if you cut more out of your housings but at that height my front wheels (205/55) were rubbing all over the place and the oil pan was about 3" from the ground so I raised it up 1" and everything was good. Will go a little bit lower once I make a skid plate.
Note that these pics were also before the springs settled.

Ground Control kit 500F/700R springs. The ride is pretty firm, a little bit harsh for DD. However I commuted from Guelph to Mississauga every day for 4 months on this set-up without any problems. On smooth roads she's a blast to drive.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:28 PM   #10
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Koni adjustables, Intrax springs. Spring pads still in use. 205 50 15 tire. This is my lowest car... 3.5" ride height.


Tokico blues, Eibach pro kit. Spring pads still in use. 205 50 15 tire


STOCK. 225 50 15 tire NO STANCE!!
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:46 PM   #11
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Sitting on some BOGE shocks on Supersport or Sportmax 60/40 springs.
205/40/17 front, 215/40/17 in the back. front rubs...about 1.5" between oil pan and ground.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:30 PM   #12
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^I can see more than 1.5" in that first picture, but I know it's not a lot more than that less than 3" for sure lol
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:16 AM   #13
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1st pic is your new oil pan
and...*2.5" on the typo
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:40 PM   #14
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koni yellows (adjustable) great for the track/street combo but A little rough on the street not gonna lie.
AP Sportfahrewerke (lol) springs, no idea on spring rate
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:37 PM   #15
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205/40/16
16x8 all around et 12 up front, et 2 out back

Unknown springs cut 2 coils up front, removed spring pads front and back
Unknown shocks




edit: oil pan is 1 3/4 from the ground
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