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      02-08-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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I just got this info from TC Kline Racing. They have a kit similar to the KW & Ground Control Sleeve kits. Works with EDC & Non-EDC OEM shocks/struts. This is only info that I have so far.

MSRP $1,372 for the Kit [Updated 03/20/2012]

Quoted from TC Kline.....
"The kit has just become available. You are able to choose the spring rates that you like. We can also recommend rates to you based on what your plans are for the car. You are able to lower the car as much as 1.5 inches. The kit comes with the following components:
  • Camber/Caster plates
  • 4 Springs
  • 2 Coilover sleeves
  • 2 Spring hats
  • 2 Sway bar link clamps
  • 2 Rear ride height adjusters

This kit leaves the OEM EDC struts and shock so they can be adjusted as normal for the 3 settings."

The camber plates that are included in our kit will give you more compression travel and much better steering (turn-in) precision to reduce understeer.


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      02-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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I heard rumors about this. Definitely in for pricing!

Thanks for sharing.
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Subbed. Really interested to hear pricing (and advantages over GC or KW kits.)
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Saw their new ad for this part. Pretty nice cause they let you choose your spring rates as well.
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TCK just got back to me. MSRP is $1,435.30

Camber Plates are not cheap which explains part of the pricing.

It was also confirmed that it utilizes the OEM elastomer bump stops as well.
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You gonna run these instead of the KW?
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You gonna run these instead of the KW?
No plans at the moment, I don't need camber plates with my current drop so I can't justify the cost of this kit for my use. Just passing the info along.
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No plans at the moment, I don't need camber plates with my current drop so I can't justify the cost of this kit for my use. Just passing the info along.
Understood.
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I believe I started the rumor back in November, 2011:


http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...7&postcount=35

I have seen this kit in person in the early R&D stages and looked very promising.
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No plans at the moment, I don't need camber plates with my current drop so I can't justify the cost of this kit for my use. Just passing the info along.

Not sure what this means, the main reason this is superior vs the KW kit is the camber plates that gives additional travel. (the KW just uses a really short bump stop, and imho, rides like crap when lowered)
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Not sure what this means, the main reason this is superior vs the KW kit is the camber plates that gives additional travel. (the KW just uses a really short bump stop, and imho, rides like crap when lowered)
Agreed, additional travel, less bump stop contact and alignment adjustability is superior. That being said, the kit is twice as much as the street price of the KW's. Hard to justify that at the moment until more data points reveal themselves.
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A sneak preview on the prototype.
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A sneak preview on the prototype.
Similar to the pic that I attached.
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This kit looks nice but it appears to be the same as the GC setup in terms of having camber plates, shorter bump stops and being able to spec spring rates. Also the GC kit has shorter swaybar links. So the question is why buy this kit over the GC setup for ~$450 more?

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This kit looks nice but it appears to be the same as the GC setup in terms of having camber plates, shorter bump stops and being able to spec spring rates. Also the GC kit has shorter swaybar links. So the question is why buy this kit over the GC setup for ~$450 more?

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I would be very curious to hear this as well.

What has drawn me away from the GC setup were the potential noises that I keep hearing about. I also hear that TCK makes a better camber plate, although I have no first hand experience.
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GC kit is cheaper/better. Also GC kit comes with more stuff.
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Yeah the noise comes from the bottom of the swaybar link. A little grease on it fixes the problem...

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I would be very curious to hear this as well.

What has drawn me away from the GC setup were the potential noises that I keep hearing about. I also hear that TCK makes a better camber plate, although I have no first hand experience.
The area that GC kit makes noise is 100% in the swaybar area. Its the weakest part of the kit, the bracket. Its like such a ghetto design.
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Interested in a comparison between this and the GC kit. Also worried about the noises coming from the GC kit.
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Quote:
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A sneak preview on the prototype.
Similar to the pic that I attached.
Except this was in person. I was there for the entire R&D process.

I will let TCK post details on the official release. However, anyone is welcome to PM or email me on this.
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Any more info? Reviews?
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GC kit is so embarrassing especially when you are parking. Every time you turn the steering wheel it makes squeaking noises. I got rid of mines because I don't have time to lube it every 1-2 months. I would rather prefer GC with factory end links, which is the cause of the noise.
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