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      09-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #1
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Suspension thoughts??

I was thinking KW Clubsports to replace my stock suspension to go w/ my 18x10 et 25 w 275/35/18 Starspec Direzzas. Thoughts ? My brother is suggesting anze but I think that's overboard for autox.
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      10-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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A good alternative would be JRZ RS1 or the new Ohlins R&T due to release later this month. The above two will not be an overkill and will yield ride quality that is better than stock with the right spring rates.
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      10-02-2012, 10:51 PM   #3
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I went with TC Kline double adjustable coilovers. will be testing em out this weekend at Meadowlands for NNJR SCCA. let's see how I do.

as far as my experience so far, I am very happy with the customer service at TC Kline. they're very helpful and i know that they aren't just trying to sell me parts just to sell me parts.
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There are plenty of suspension discussions in the suspension section. Do a search.
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I went with TC Kline double adjustable coilovers. will be testing em out this weekend at Meadowlands for NNJR SCCA. let's see how I do.

as far as my experience so far, I am very happy with the customer service at TC Kline. they're very helpful and i know that they aren't just trying to sell me parts just to sell me parts.
TCKR DA or SA are good choices as well.
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We've heard nothing but great things about JRZs. In fact, our e36 M3 dedicated track car is equipped with the JRZ RS and we love them!
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I have a set of gently used Clubsport, thinking of swaping back to stock because I don't track it, I'm local in Queens, let me know
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im waiting till the ohlins come out to see how they are, if theyre as good as i think they are, then ill be selling my JRZ RS dampers forsure....
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im waiting till the ohlins come out to see how they are, if theyre as good as i think they are, then ill be selling my JRZ RS dampers forsure....
The Ohlins R&T product for the M3 should be as good as the JRZ RS1 - Inverted front struts, dual flow valve technology and will come ready to bolt-on.
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The Ohlins R&T product for the M3 should be as good as the JRZ RS1 - Inverted front struts, dual flow valve technology and will come ready to bolt-on.
Yea but i have the RS dampers with swift springs, not the RS1 dampers!
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I love my clubsports. FYI your wheels won't fit without spacers (5mm minimum). You lose some inner clearance when installing kw coilovers (the coilover springs extend lower on the shock than OEM springs). It may not be an issue with other coilover kits.
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I love my clubsports. FYI your wheels won't fit without spacers (5mm minimum). You lose some inner clearance when installing coilovers (the coilover springs extend lower on the shock than OEM springs).
Is this a fact? If you are lowered on clubsports with te37 18x9.5 et22 in the front, you will need spacers?
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I love my clubsports. FYI your wheels won't fit without spacers (5mm minimum). You lose some inner clearance when installing coilovers (the coilover springs extend lower on the shock than OEM springs).
Is this a fact? If you are lowered on clubsports with te37 18x9.5 et22 in the front, you will need spacers?
9.5 et 22 clears the coilovers and will not require spacers. The OP's 10 et 25 doesn't.
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yea i dont know about clubsports, but im lowered in JRZ and have TE37 18 x 9.5 +22 front without spacers!
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yea i dont know about clubsports, but im lowered in JRZ and have TE37 18 x 9.5 +22 front without spacers!
i have tck double adjustables and im running on 18x10's et 25. clears just fine without spacers.
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I love my clubsports. FYI your wheels won't fit without spacers (5mm minimum). You lose some inner clearance when installing coilovers (the coilover springs extend lower on the shock than OEM springs).
If you remove the helper spring on the KW clubsports, it should fit without any issues, since the helper spring causes the spring perch to sit lower than needed. Coilovers that utilize a 6" linear spring in the front should not lose any inner clearance as the spring perch should still be above the wheel and tire.
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If you remove the helper spring on the KW clubsports, it should fit without any issues, since the helper spring causes the spring perch to sit lower than needed. Coilovers that utilize a 6" linear spring in the front should not lose any inner clearance as the spring perch should still be above the wheel and tire.
6" free length may not be under tension with the suspension at droop so you must be careful. The other thing to consider is coil bind with a 6" spring with limited stroke, unless high rates are used.
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If you remove the helper spring on the KW clubsports, it should fit without any issues, since the helper spring causes the spring perch to sit lower than needed. Coilovers that utilize a 6" linear spring in the front should not lose any inner clearance as the spring perch should still be above the wheel and tire.
Thank you for the suggestion but aren't the helper springs there for a reason?
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Thank you for the suggestion but aren't the helper springs there for a reason?
See my explanation a post above yours.
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A good alternative would be JRZ RS1 or the new Ohlins R&T due to release later this month. The above two will not be an overkill and will yield ride quality that is better than stock with the right spring rates.
Have the Ohlin R&Ts come out yet?
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I suggest a set of ASTs. For the price, they can't be beat.


FYI, on the clubsports with TE37 18x9.5 +22 fronts with a 265 tire, it clears, but under loading the tire can skim the edge of the spring just slightly. A 3-5mm spacer solves the problem.

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