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      09-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Swift Spec-R Springs + Dinan Camber Plates Review

My car is a 2013 e92 M3 with ZCP/EDC

Just installed some Swift Spec-R Springs with the static Dinan Camber plates this past Sunday. Got it aligned today and thought I'd share my findings. I go to the track this weekend (Sept 7th and 8th) so I will be able to post a track review next week.

My main goal in this whole process was to get more camber to so I don't chew up the outside edges of my track tires as much and I was also hoping the stiffer springs would also help with handling at the track. Plus for cosmetic reasons was looking for a slight drop.

OEM Springs Camber:
-1.4 F (max with pins pulled)
-1.8 R

OEM Ride height: (measured from floor to highest point of fender above tire)
26.5" F
26.375" R

Swift Springs Camber:
-2.5 F (max (so approx 0.7 from camber plates and 0.4 from the drop))
-1.9 R

Swift Ride height: (measured from floor to highest point of fender above tire)
26.0" F (0.5" drop)
26.0" R (0.375" drop)

So the drop is not quite as much as advertised, perhaps because the ZCP is slightly lower from the factory. Maybe their #'s were from a non-ZCP car. Keep in mind the Dinan plates are approx 1/4" thick so with springs only the drop would have been 0.75" front and 0.375" rear. I'm happy with the drop though, I didn't want it to be too low and how it is now looks great to me. I will take some pics and post em up if people are interested but it looks similar to the pics other folks have posted.

Ride quality:
I could tell right away the springs were stiffer. It's not a huge change from OEM, it's still an acceptable ride. Like most people say it bumps comfort to feel more like Normal, Normal to feel like Sport, etc. I did install the E36 M3 Bump Stops and shaved the guide supports probably about 0.2" with a handheld grinder. Not sure the exact travel amount now but it looks to be a little more than half as much as the OEM setup had.

Have not done much other than drive around in traffic so far so cannot comment too much on the handling yet. I will have more info next week after I hit the track with em.

Hope this info helps anyone who was looking at getting springs and or plates.
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      09-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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After Pics with Swift springs and Dinan Camber Plates:
Still stock tire sizes, 12mm spacer front, 10mm rear.
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So I too am planning on adding these plates to my swifts to increase camber and improve turn in (feels like it understeers on above avg speed turns). However are you stating that the plates itself will reduce the drop?

I read there is another piece that comes off when you install these plates so any loss in drop cancels each other out.
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I think on the 335 it's that way where you swap one plate for another basically, but on M if i remember correctly there is nothing to swap. They just bolt on top of what's there. It's not a big rise, hardly even noticable.
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