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      06-05-2012, 09:07 PM   #23
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I am running their street plates also.

How much camber are you getting out of the front?
Once I swapped out the shocks for the new ones, my shop was only able to get -1.8 out of the fronts, I only raised the front 0.25". Before I was getting -2.5 easily.
The ride height will change the camber . Are you using CG and you are maxed out at - 1.8 ?

Have your shop loosened the strut bar and pushed the struts all the way inward ?
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      06-05-2012, 09:09 PM   #24
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I'll let you know after I get it installed and aligned tomorrow. My goal is -2.8 front and -1.8 rear. It's very unusual that you can only max out at -1.8. A shock change using the same plates shouldn't have reduced your camber range... Did something else change?
Small change in ride height.
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The ride height will change the camber . Are you using CG and you are maxed out at - 1.8 ?

Have your shop loosened the strut bar and pushed the struts all the way inward ?
Yup, GC plates, Its strange...we are looking into it.
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      06-05-2012, 09:19 PM   #26
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Yup, GC plates, Its strange...we are looking into it.
make sure the plate with 3 studs is not bent and you can move the stut all the way in and out ... also make sure the strut is all the way inward on the strut bar brace side ... you can loosen 2 13mm nuts to move it
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make sure the plate with 3 studs is not bent and you can move the stut all the way in and out ... also make sure the strut is all the way inward on the strut bar brace side ... you can loosen 2 13mm nuts to move it
Thanks.
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      06-08-2012, 04:25 PM   #28
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Quick update on this. Had the suspension installed on Wednesday. We got the ride heights about where we want them, but the car will need to be corner balanced to really dial it in. Did an alignment anyway since I'll be at the track on Monday. Running -2.8 camber front and -1.8 rear, zero toe up front and 1/16" toe in at the rear. Bump and rebound are at the settings James@BW suggests for track.

My only impressions are based on my drive home from the shop - I'm travelling now and won't drive the car again until I head to the track on Monday morning. But my quick reaction is that this is a very capable setup. Even at track settings, the car is reasonably comfortable on the street. Definitely stiff, but handles big bumps and road imperfections with no drama - absorbs the shock and is ready for the next one. Drove a couple of familiar highway exchanges and was very impressed with how planted and level the car stays. There's no brake dive. Steering inputs feel much sharper. I'll be playing with settings at the track on Monday and see how things go.
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Quick update on this. Had the suspension installed on Wednesday. We got the ride heights about where we want them, but the car will need to be corner balanced to really dial it in. Did an alignment anyway since I'll be at the track on Monday. Running -2.8 camber front and -1.8 rear, zero toe up front and 1/16" toe in at the rear. Bump and rebound are at the settings James@BW suggests for track.

My only impressions are based on my drive home from the shop - I'm travelling now and won't drive the car again until I head to the track on Monday morning. But my quick reaction is that this is a very capable setup. Even at track settings, the car is reasonably comfortable on the street. Definitely stiff, but handles big bumps and road imperfections with no drama - absorbs the shock and is ready for the next one. Drove a couple of familiar highway exchanges and was very impressed with how planted and level the car stays. There's no brake dive. Steering inputs feel much sharper. I'll be playing with settings at the track on Monday and see how things go.
Glad to hear it! As always, feel free to contact us or me directly as you dial them in. I have several hundred track hours specifically on JRZ RS dampers on BMWs and we can solve any handling issues pretty quickly.

Enjoy the new setup!

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It's great to see more great feedback from these dampers.

I can't wait to see how these compare to Motion Control's new dampers coming out as well.
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KM3- what are your track impressions???
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Bump, would like more feedback
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      08-15-2012, 01:34 AM   #33
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So would I as am considering this setup.
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I love mine, on soft setting its more comfortable and softer than stock and Im pretty slammed, and even hitting big bumps I have never hit the bump stops.
Ive had KW CS, TC Kline D/A and Moton/AST before, JRZ are by far my favorite.
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Glad to hear it! As always, feel free to contact us or me directly as you dial them in. I have several hundred track hours specifically on JRZ RS dampers on BMWs and we can solve any handling issues pretty quickly.

Enjoy the new setup!

James
+1. Reminds me of the time when I got a large palet shipped to Dubai. Had my shocks setup before install and came with detailed notes. Plug and play and this is what my M3 would do (outrunning CSL M3s, GT3s, Scuderias) in the Instructors/Advanced run group:

http://vimeo.com/user3800046

Those are some serious shocks with great tunability especially in the RAIN.

I was running these with full slicks and could adjust the balance (if the rears were heat cycling out and would lose out on grip) with my shocks. A HUGE plus. In the rain, instead of disconnecting the swaybars like most guys do, I was able to turn the wick down on both compression and rebound for a great experience (no issues with putting the power down).

Having run KW (only the Comp ones are worthy of comparison to these), Konis, Bilsteins on GT4 Aston, Radicals etc. I can definately say these are world class shocks and you can tune these with 1-2 clicks (PS: my experience was with the RS and noticed the difference especially when removing excess rebound).

Thanks James.

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Just curious, are the rs1 and rs height adjustable for M3s? They don't seem to be for e90/92 335s.
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Just curious, are the rs1 and rs height adjustable for M3s? They don't seem to be for e90/92 335s.
Yes, you can use them as a true coilover over a sleeve or use a fixed height spring.
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Yes, you can use them as a true coilover over a sleeve or use a fixed height spring.
Will using a sleeve cost more? Are you referring to a sleeve like KW or GC offers?
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Will using a sleeve cost more? Are you referring to a sleeve like KW or GC offers?
No, its a threaded collar, just as other coilovers use.
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Any updates? I'm seriously considering the RS's
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