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      02-23-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Dinan Stage 3 e92 ZCP

I recently became a fully Dinan badged m3 a week ago and have 11 points. I am having the dinan stage 3 suspension installed hopefully tomorrow and will be at 16 Dinan points.

After this install I will post a write up and pics.

Parts from and install at BMW of Santa Maria.
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      02-24-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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Install appt is on Monday.
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      02-24-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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Looking forward to the review. My good buddy is an SA at dealer
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      02-24-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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Looking forward to the review. My good buddy is an SA at dealer
Thank you! I'll try to post the complete review on Wednesday. It will be on all the dinan parts I had installed.
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Nice Paul! can't wait to see!. We will have to take some side by side pics of my H&R set up with your Dinan set so we can see the stance difference.
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      02-24-2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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Nice Paul! can't wait to see!. We will have to take some side by side pics of my H&R set up with your Dinan set so we can see the stance difference.
Indeed. Looking forward to it!!!
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      02-25-2012, 06:50 AM   #7
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What other dinan mods do you have? I am thinking of installing the stage three. Let me know what you think!
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OP: I would be interested in your review of Dinan Stage 3 vs Stock ZCP. Do you track? I'm making suspension mods this track season and welcome your input.
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What other dinan mods do you have? I am thinking of installing the stage three. Let me know what you think!
I will post all the mods in a few days. I have the write-up complete minus the stage 3 which is being installed this week. For some reason the shipping seems to be lagging.
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      02-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #10
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OP: I would be interested in your review of Dinan Stage 3 vs Stock ZCP. Do you track? I'm making suspension mods this track season and welcome your input.
I will also have this review. I do not "track" but have the roads to put the car to the test. Anything in specific you are looking for? I can pre test in my zcp before the s3 install.
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OP: I would be interested in your review of Dinan Stage 3 vs Stock ZCP. Do you track? I'm making suspension mods this track season and welcome your input.
I can tell you right now after having the Dinan stg3 on my 2009 e92 M3 and now a 2011.5 ZCP that the Dinan susp is much better. Between the sway bars and camber plates the Dinan setup was much more stable.

If I decide to mess with the ZCP susp I will most likely build my own kit using KW coilovers with Dinan camber plates/sway bars
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      02-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #12
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OP: I would be interested in your review of Dinan Stage 3 vs Stock ZCP. Do you track? I'm making suspension mods this track season and welcome your input.
I can tell you right now after having the Dinan stg3 on my 2009 e92 M3 and now a 2011.5 ZCP that the Dinan susp is much better. Between the sway bars and camber plates the Dinan setup was much more stable.

If I decide to mess with the ZCP susp I will most likely build my own kit using KW coilovers with Dinan camber plates/sway bars
Ah, good to know. I'll know in a couple days.
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      02-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #13
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Stage 3 being installed now.
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      02-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #14
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Congrats, you'll love it! Have stg.3 and love it, better ride than stock and much better turn in and performance on track. Oh, and love the 3.45 diff as well, think the 3.62 is a bit much.
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Congrats, you'll love it! Have stg.3 and love it, better ride than stock and much better turn in and performance on track. Oh, and love the 3.45 diff as well, think the 3.62 is a bit much.
Thanks for the info on the LSD. Not sure if I'll modify this one.

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Agreed.
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i have the stage 3 and love it. I think it turns on a dime.
but it's not very much lower than stocky though.
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i have the stage 3 and love it. I think it turns on a dime.
but it's not very much lower than stocky though.
Dinan said 1/8" lower for zcp which is not very noticeable but man does it turn... wow!!!
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Dinan said 1/8" lower for zcp which is not very noticeable but man does it turn... wow!!!
yes, it does turn nice. i like it. But wish it was 1 inch lower all around.
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Guys, good information - thanks for sharing your experiences.

I too am in the process of modifying my suspension - my goal is for acceptable Track and Street performance.

I'm thinking of adjustable suspension components to allow for the dual track/street personality.

Did you consider adjustable camber plates and sway bars and if so what made you decide to go with Dinan?

Thank you,
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Guys, good information - thanks for sharing your experiences.

I too am in the process of modifying my suspension - my goal is for acceptable Track and Street performance.

I'm thinking of adjustable suspension components to allow for the dual track/street personality.

Did you consider adjustable camber plates and sway bars and if so what made you decide to go with Dinan?

Thank you,
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So, one of the reasons (and there are many) I really like Dinan is because the Stage 3 suspension was one package with all the pieces I needed. The parts are made specifically for this car. Not a part that simply is a "fits most cars" but specifically the e92 m3. This is my 2nd Dinan BMW.
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      03-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #22
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Show us some photo before/ after Dinan stg 3.
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