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      12-17-2012, 12:57 PM   #23
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I am surprised no one has suggested it but the KW V3 is very good as well. It is basically the CS without the upper mounts and a less aggressive dampener set up (more street friendly).

Dinan is way over priced for what is essentially a set of lowering springs.
I think the V3 has progressive springs and the CS has linear as well.
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      12-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #24
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Thanks from the OP for the continued input. Need to find a place in the NY area that has an E90 with the CS and/or V3 installed and see how it feels during normal driving compared to my Dinan III.

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I have Dinan Springs, and camber plates installed, my car is a 2011 E90 ZHP EDC. I also have the anti-roll bar, and rear toe links that are not installed yet. I did feel a tiny bit increase in stiffness, but overall the car is almost like stock.

I haven't tracked the car with Dinan suspension, but I would imagine one would need better dampaning control than EDC.

I'm planning to upgrade, so my dinan stuff will be for sale soon.
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      12-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #26
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I have Dinan Springs, and camber plates installed, my car is a 2011 E90 ZHP EDC. I also have the anti-roll bar, and rear toe links that are not installed yet. I did feel a tiny bit increase in stiffness, but overall the car is almost like stock.

I haven't tracked the car with Dinan suspension, but I would imagine one would need better dampaning control than EDC.

I'm planning to upgrade, so my dinan stuff will be for sale soon.
As a "just springs" upgrade. From what I've read on this forum, Dinan are the best option. They are just so overpriced for what it is. With that said, I've been looking for a gently used full Stg. 1 Dinan kit.

I'm loving the Ohlin R&T...but they are 3,500 all said and done after installation.
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KW CS will annihilate any Dinan setup in a race track environment. They shouldn't even be compared.
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how much for the DINAN Stage3? I think they are close to the price of KW V3? so why not get the full coilovers instead of the springs upgrade?
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KW CS will annihilate any Dinan setup in a race track environment. They shouldn't even be compared.
I would guess you are correct.
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KW CS will annihilate any Dinan setup in a race track environment. They shouldn't even be compared.
Yep, except the Dinan-powered DP's
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