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      02-10-2013, 12:55 AM   #23
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Nice -2.5 camber! Gotta love those Vorshlag plates ....

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      02-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #24
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good to know thanks! i think i made my decision
NP! I'm happy with them so far.

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Congrats! I had the same purpose with the KW S/Os when I put them on my car. Loved them when I had them on the track!

Only thing to be aware of is these will wear out your dampers if you go to the track a lot. I had them on for 30 days and my dampers started to feel the effects. The biggest indicator was during high speed turns going into a front straight, the car would ever so slightly bob more than it used to and have that squishy effect.
Yes, I had also heard that, and I did experience a bit of that this weekend when pushing very hard. When I dialed it back to around 8/10 the the squishy effect went away. I agree with most that the full adjustable coil overs would be a better track option, but the KW Sleeve overs (with EDC in sport mode) is not bad either. Overall, the grip was very good and the tires were always on the ground despite the bumpy track.

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Good post. Debating on testing these as well
As I mentioned above, I am very pleased with KW S/O so far. They are not the perfect race setup, but that was not there intended purpose.

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Nice -2.5 camber! Gotta love those Vorshlag plates ....

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Sorry, not following you? CWB?
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      02-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #25
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Testing KW S/O at Motorsports Ranch (3.1) this past weekend.

The newly installed KW S/O performed better than I expected this past weekend. Although, there was a slight squirmish feeling in the rear on high G corners, the rear tires was always planted and it never felt skitish. I was able to run a 2:31:590 this weekend at MSR Cresson, my last session. I have no time comparisons as this weekend was also my first time at this track.

I was bumped from Blue to Yellow the 1st day and so got the chance to evaluate the corner balancing by running solo the 2nd day. I can say that the cornering grip with this setup is a definate improvement over the Eibach springs. I was able to explore the limits of the NT01's (requires a 5 mm spacer up front), which felt planted at all times. I did end up lowering a total of 0.6 in in front and 0.75 in rear more than the Eibach springs after settling. The combination of increased lowering, corner balancing and increased spring rates all contributed to the improvements noted.

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      02-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #26
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Looks really good...have fun!
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      02-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #27
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Looks really good...have fun!
Thanks! MSR Cresson was lots of fun!
I did notice after my last session, that the NT01's rub on inside of inside against the KW S/O kit up front. A pair of 5 mm spacer on fronts is all that is needed to prevent this rubbing.
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Before and After Track pics w/ KW Sleeve kit

The 1st pic is with Eibach Pro-kit and 2nd pic is with KW Sleeve kit set approx 2 turns from lowest setting. Same wheels and tires in both pics.

The total lowering over OEM (non-EDC) is approx 1.0 inch front and rear and approx 0.6 inch and 0.75 inch front and rear over Eibach Pro-kit.
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Looks good! Glad to hear it held up at the track
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Looks good! Glad to hear it held up at the track
Thanks! I was skeptical from what I had read, but overall it did well and I am very pleased. I will more than likely step up to full KW coil overs when the the EDC dampeners wear out. But these serve my intended purpose for now.
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Thanks! I was skeptical from what I had read, but overall it did well and I am very pleased. I will more than likely step up to full KW coil overs when the the EDC dampeners wear out. But these serve my intended purpose for now.
my plan also.
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my plan also.
"Great bimmer minds think alike"
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my goal up until now was to be one of if not the fastest stock brake and suspension m3s at my track. not sure how im doing but i am pushing the boundary of what is stock. i still have stock rotors, calipers and dampers so think that counts?
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The 1st pic is with Eibach Pro-kit and 2nd pic is with KW Sleeve kit set approx 2 turns from lowest setting. Same wheels and tires in both pics.

The total lowering over OEM (non-EDC) is approx 1.0 inch front and rear and approx 0.6 inch and 0.75 inch front and rear over Eibach Pro-kit.
Not sure if its just me but it looks lower in the top pic.

I'm on eibachs now and wondering whether to go kw sleeves as I want it lower.
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Not sure if its just me but it looks lower in the top pic.
its just you. the bottom one is definitely lower.
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its just you. the bottom one is definitely lower.
ok thats wierd. when i viewed it using the bimmpost iphone app just now, the bottom pic showed up on top. looking at it on my PC now I can see the right order. my bad.
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ok thats wierd. when i viewed it using the bimmpost iphone app just now, the bottom pic showed up on top. looking at it on my PC now I can see the right order. my bad.
that would explain it and you dont need glasses.
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my goal up until now was to be one of if not the fastest stock brake and suspension m3s at my track. not sure how im doing but i am pushing the boundary of what is stock. i still have stock rotors, calipers and dampers so think that counts?
I think so! I ran stock for quite a while. But I'm enjoying the track mods more!

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Not sure if its just me but it looks lower in the top pic.

I'm on eibachs now and wondering whether to go kw sleeves as I want it lower.
Do it! You won't be disappointed.

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its just you. the bottom one is definitely lower.
He had me going for a while there!

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ok thats wierd. when i viewed it using the bimmpost iphone app just now, the bottom pic showed up on top. looking at it on my PC now I can see the right order. my bad.
My wife is an Optomistrist. I was wondering if you needed a referral.

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that would explain it and you dont need glasses.
Glasses are over rated! I have to wear them.
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mostly just a way to save money and prevent the inevitable. BBK, coilovers, half cage, seats, and who knows it never ends.
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oh dinan stroker. dont forget that.
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mostly just a way to save money and prevent the inevitable. BBK, coilovers, half cage, seats, and who knows it never ends.
Isn't that the truth. The modding bug can last a very long time!
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Isn't that the truth. The modding bug can last a very long time!
only until the money runs out. i need a rich guy to put me in his will.
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Good post. Debating on testing these as well
Thanks! I am very pleased with ride quality. Since the install, I raised the fronts 2 turns (0.2") to achieve a more level stance.
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