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      03-10-2011, 12:57 AM   #23
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Since you already have ZCP, the only thing I would do is to get a high-end coil over... at least KW CS or equivalent. Don't bother with the lower end set ups. The M3's suspension, while somewhat soft, is very competent and predictable, and you haven't experienced its true potential until you've taken it onto the track.
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Sorry for getting off topic - PM'd

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      03-10-2011, 02:40 AM   #25
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Let's take this discussion offline as it's a different topic. Feel free to PM me.
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Since you already have ZCP, the only thing I would do is to get a high-end coil over... at least KW CS or equivalent. Don't bother with the lower end set ups. The M3's suspension, while somewhat soft, is very competent and predictable, and you haven't experienced its true potential until you've taken it onto the track.
Good quality coil over - do you mean replace the stock shock or retain EDC/stock shock and get a sleeve-over system?
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Replace the stock shocks.
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      02-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #28
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quick question... ive heard alot of people going on the e36 bumpstop route.... is it the same if you just cut your oem bumpstops???
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pardon my ignorance, but are people pairing lowering springs with e36 bump stops because they are shorter and the car wont be constantly riding on the oem bump stops?

how does the ride quality/handling differ between a car lowered on springs with and without modified bump stops?

thanks!
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OP sorry to steal your thread but im going to do the same process, do I only need the bump stop in the front (e36)?
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I wish we had a definitive answer. I'm looking at Swift springs and can't make up my mind on the e36 bumpstops.
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pardon my ignorance, but are people pairing lowering springs with e36 bump stops because they are shorter and the car wont be constantly riding on the oem bump stops?

how does the ride quality/handling differ between a car lowered on springs with and without modified bump stops?

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I wish we had a definitive answer. I'm looking at Swift springs and can't make up my mind on the e36 bumpstops.
I have the swifts and I did buy the e36 at the time with it but didn't install it. Been driving with the swifts for almost a year and I can tell you that they do not ride on the bump stops or hit it as frequently, as everyone assumed.

2 potential reasons why they don't:
- The drop isn't as low as the H&R or RD sport etc
- Swifts are linear springs as opposed to progressive like most of the ones available for our cars

Another reason why I stuck to the e92 bump stops is that BMW builds modern cars to ride on bump stops. There is a lot of technical details about it on this site and others. So I had to consider the fact that there must have been some advancement in the quality/material/condition of the current bump stops versus ones built for the e36.
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