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      01-25-2010, 05:23 AM   #1
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New Bits to install; Brembo, KW V3

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      01-25-2010, 05:42 AM   #2
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i personally think you should of just kept the o.g seats..
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      01-25-2010, 06:23 AM   #3
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Also waiting for my V3 to arrive hence, also interested in height/rebound/compression settings!!
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Not sure if the V3 settings will be the same as clubsport, but I can probably help you with settings some.
But there is no good mix for an occasional track day plus street you will have to change (like I do) at times you will be at the track
Response will be too slow in any moderate street friendly setting at the track especially with the rebound and the compression definitely has a lot of room for adjustment.
But again, don't know how similar or different they may be from clubsport

I suggest try the settings out that come in the manual that KW suggests until it breaks in, and move from there to something you like (considering you know how changing different settings front/back will make the car feel and react)
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      01-25-2010, 07:13 AM   #5
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Not sure if the V3 settings will be the same as clubsport, but I can probably help you with settings some.
But there is no good mix for an occasional track day plus street you will have to change (like I do) at times you will be at the track
Response will be too slow in any moderate street friendly setting at the track especially with the rebound and the compression definitely has a lot of room for adjustment.
But again, don't know how similar or different they may be from clubsport

I suggest try the settings out that come in the manual that KW suggests until it breaks in, and move from there to something you like (considering you know how changing different settings front/back will make the car feel and react)
Thanks that's fine for rebound and compression but how about ride height? I can't mess around with ride height after cnr weights and wheel balancing since this will mean I have to redo it.
Rebound and compression adjustments don't influence wheel balancing/cnr weights.

Do you run a square set up or is there is slight front drop more than rear like the H & R springs are set up?
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      01-25-2010, 10:05 AM   #7
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Just some goodies from Nate at IND:

Fitted Akrapovic last week along with BMW performance seats.

Had the carbon fiber diffuser/front splitter removed and painted the ACS carbon boot lid spoiler white and replaced the white mirror covers.

Tomorrow she goes in for the Brembos and KWs

Does anyone on this forum know what height adjustments/ rebound/compression settings to use for street use and occasional track day?

Will post a full photo shoot after everything is completed

How did you avoid the passenger seat occupancy debocile. Did you use a emulator and is your airbag inop if you were to get involved in an accident?
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      01-25-2010, 11:19 AM   #8
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Thanks again Andrew! Enjoy the new mods. I can't wait to see updated photos
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How did you avoid the passenger seat occupancy debocile. Did you use a emulator and is your airbag inop if you were to get involved in an accident?
BMW is reprogramming the seats and installing a secondary wiring harness. Germany is updating codes etc and then I can go in an get it sorted. Right bow I have all the lights
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      01-25-2010, 02:11 PM   #10
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Nice seats, I'm also headed into IND soon to get my Brembos and was going to go with yellow too. Would be interested in seeing pics of your car once they are installed.
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      01-26-2010, 03:30 AM   #12
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Curious as to why KW's remain so popular despite all the reports of excessively noisy dampers ??? Not going to use the car on the road much?
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      01-26-2010, 01:21 PM   #13
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never figured why people even get EDC? Especially when they know they will be doing suspension upgrades???? Oh well. other than squeaks everyone says the perform admirably. Good luck with the baddest M3 in SA!
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never figured why people even get EDC? Especially when they know they will be doing suspension upgrades???? Oh well. other than squeaks everyone says the perform admirably. Good luck with the baddest M3 in SA!
EDC is a packaged deal on the US-spec cars. If you get the tech package, you get EDC thrown in there for you.
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Only coilover with EDC delete
read about noise but only one report all others really good.

Comes STD on C63 black series
You can get the EDC modules and use it with any coilsovers.
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      01-27-2010, 02:35 AM   #16
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You can get the EDC modules and use it with any coilsovers.
Didn't know that

probably would have gone PS10s then, but I have read up some great review of KWs

plus I haven't seen the EDC modules available and didn't want issues with fitment.

KW are the only ones marketing as a package at this moment
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EDC is a packaged deal on the US-spec cars. If you get the tech package, you get EDC thrown in there for you.
Same with ours. If you order MDynamic Package (i Drive, navigation, EDC, PDC, Phone Prep)

plus I wasn't planning on doing coilovers, 20inch HREs or any of the other mods for that matter!

I stumbled on this forum and it was downhill from there!!
In other words it's all your fault I spent $$$
please stop posting cool shit to do, resistance is futile!!!
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      01-27-2010, 09:16 AM   #18
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When will you have Pics available?
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Any pics available? I'd love to see the Yellow brembos behind the Black P40s
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Well done sir, the yellow calipers look great w/the black wheels!!

How about posting some pics of the whole car when you get them. Also, I'm sorry if you've already posted this, but what size are the rotors?
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Well done sir, the yellow calipers look great w/the black wheels!!

How about posting some pics of the whole car when you get them. Also, I'm sorry if you've already posted this, but what size are the rotors?
thanks buddy. New pics in a few days when I can do them properly.

380mm front and rear. See them in the flesh, they are really big!!
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Nice pics!

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Gentlemen, only because you asked, I will post these taken on my I phone today at the fitment center.

I get it back tomorrow after the corner weights are done and wheel balancing, after which I will do a proper photo shoot
Car is looking good! You have PDC on your front bumper where are you located?
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