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      03-16-2012, 07:21 AM   #441
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      03-16-2012, 11:36 AM   #442
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but i think cf mirror caps w/ e60 m5 paint scheme will look better.
Great minds think alike. I was about to do it but when I finished the reflectors I said eghhh File>Save As lol. Agreed that would be ideal.
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      03-17-2012, 02:08 PM   #443
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Esquire your car is looking fantastic. Love the OSS headlights, actually considering them myself. The lip sets your front end off.

Thanks Rob. Much appreciated. I feel the same about your car and lip. You obviously knew that though. Your lip was the reason I got mine. Let me know if you want to do the OSS. I can put you in contact with Luis.


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Car is coming along nicely. Looks amazing!
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Cleaaaannnn
thanks for the Photoshop. That does look clean with the yellow side reflectors. It's definitely on my very soon to do list.

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Love your car..... I think I am sooo going to order my next M3 in Dakar


Back out last second on my current one and that has been my only regret.
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look man, i kno ur mind is set on 'em, but trust me when i say spinners r wack.
jus get the yellow inserts instead.




but i think cf mirror caps w/ e60 m5 paint scheme will look better.
I was planning on getting yellow inserts ON the spinners. Duh


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This has become one of my favorite threads on the board. Your car is amazing!

Question: Does the carbon fiber of Revinora match the rest of the car (Stock & Challenge)?

Here's something that no one will agree with: The reflectors don't look bad at all!! You wanna see bad, check 'em out on my Silverstone II.

Thanks. Yes the carbon fiber does match the rest of the car, meaning both the roof and the rear diffuser. But from what I understands they offer a number of other types of weaves including 2x2 and 4 x 4, as well as matte and gloss finishes.

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      03-17-2012, 02:28 PM   #444
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How long it took the lip to get to you after you ordered it? I ordered the lip 6 weeks ago and i still haven't received it yet but will be the here next week. Taking a bit too long, while i was told 2 weeks to finish the whole manufacturing.

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      03-18-2012, 02:56 AM   #445
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Sasan, hows the ride now? sorry had to bail early. Pregnant wife at home due any minute..
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      03-19-2012, 01:16 AM   #446
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Modification #20 - KW Clubsports

KW Clubsport Coilovers

Like a lot of the people on this forum, I wanted to modify my suspension, not only for the aesthetic benefits, but also for the performance benefits. Even though my ZCP suspension was almost half an inch lower than its non-ZCP counterparts, the wheel gap in my opinion was still pretty large - especially in the front. There were a lot of competing interests that factored into my decision - ride quality, "bounciness", handling improvement, adjustability/customizability, keeping/losing EDC, and of course cost. Initially i toyed with the idea of going with the RDsport springs - I loved the ride height, and of course I would get to keep my EDC, and it was relatively inexpensive. But it didn't take much convincing to sway me over to a clubsport coilover set up - their high degree of customizability, their vastly improved handling, and the fact that they weren't plagued by the bouciness of springs more than made up for the large difference in price and the fact that I would be losing my EDC.

Well, I waited patiently for the Ohlin clubsport set up - more than a year, actually. But there's only so long you can chase after a ghost. Instead, I decided to pull the trigger on KW Clubsports.



Thoughts & Impressions -
Obvious points aside, the clubsports offer a spectacular performance and handling improvement over the ZCP suspension. The car rides like its on nails now. A feeling of absolute sure-footedness and security now pervades. The difference is drastic and instantly noticeable.

But what surprised me most was the ride comfort. Truth be told, I had mentally prepared myself for a painfully firm ride, something bordering on impractical. And while the ride is definitely firmer than with EDC set to comfort, it was surprisingly practical and surprisingly comfortable. I would liken the ride now to something between "normal" and "sport"on EDC. Its firm, and you feel the road bumps, no doubt, but its very liveable - at least to me. (I'm sure there might be some family men out there, with children, who will disagree with me on how 'liveable' the ride is).


Settings -
For those curious about my settings: I initially started with the factory recommended settings, but then after finding that a little bit too stiff, I decided to try, forum member, JAJ's recommended settings. (See HERE). His setting, in my opinion, were on-point, and more than liveable for day to day driving, without any performance sacrifice, (in fact JAJ is of the opinion that his performance has improved under these settings). The settings are as follows:

Compression - exactly half-way between full-hard and full-soft
Rebound - 11 clicks from full-hard.

If anyone has any setting recommendations, or want to share their experiences with differing settings, I'd love to hear them.



Finally -
A major thank you to Long Tran and LTBMW for all their hard-work and customer service in installing my clubsports on the day of their huge meet. LTBMW definitely knows suspension, and the art of perfecting ride-stance.

All that remains now is a performance alignment to get my camber right (the front wheels have a significant amount of camber now as a result of the drop). If anyone has a recommendation for a good performance alignment shop in Orange County, California, please let me know.



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Hope you guys like. I'll be updating the thread with higher quality pics when I get a chance to put the car in front of a real photographer. Again, I invite everyone's suggestions regarding stance, rebound and compression settings, as well as spacers and fitment.... as well as good shops in the orange county area for peformance alignment.


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      03-19-2012, 01:24 AM   #447
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      03-19-2012, 01:51 AM   #448
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      03-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #449
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drop looks pretty much perfect, yum.
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      03-19-2012, 05:06 PM   #450
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Looks incredible! Your car looks absolutely perfect. I don't think I'd change a single thing except for those orange reflectors

I'm not sure how far Irvine is from Orange County, but forum sponsor, R's Tuning has been getting great feedback here on the forums.
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      03-19-2012, 11:03 PM   #451
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Absolutely perfect.
Thanks man. Pretty much how I feel about your car too.

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its amazing how lowering a car completely changes the look
I couldn't agree with you more. In my opinion lowering is the single most significant aesthetic modification you can make.


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drop looks pretty much perfect, yum.
Thanks much man. So does that mean I qualify for the modified coupe thread? Lol

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Looks incredible! Your car looks absolutely perfect. I don't think I'd change a single thing except for those orange reflectors

I'm not sure how far Irvine is from Orange County, but forum sponsor, R's Tuning has been getting great feedback here on the forums.

I appreciate the compliment man. Thanks. I'll definitely check out R's tuning.
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      03-20-2012, 05:03 AM   #452
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Get a Lug conversion on it, just fitted mine.
So much easier to have the alloys on/off & i like the look..

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Just select black Nuts..... ;-O
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Again, I'm blown away. Car is sick and ride hight is spot-on.
I'm wondering if the KWs could possibly reduce wheel hops?
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KW Clubsports have given it a great stance (amongst other things), congrats!
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Thanks much man. So does that mean I qualify for the modified coupe thread? Lol
not until u get the dub duece spinners, haha!
def qualifies 4 the zcp thread tho.
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Congratulations on an amazing job. Your car looks great, the color is perfect.
Couldn't be happier with my decision to go with the clubsports. Love the handling, love the look, love the adjustability. I don't think I'll be missing EDC very much at all.

Anyone vascillating between V3 and Clubsports, should really give clubsports a drive.


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not until u get the dub duece spinners, haha!
def qualifies 4 the zcp thread tho.
The sprewells I wanted are on back-order. So I guess i'll just have to settle for the lexani's. Do they make the ones I want with neon back-lighting? Thats the new hot thing in the car-modding world - neon.
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very nice man! I hadn't really considered yellow before on a car, but yours looks sweet.
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