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      09-21-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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GMP Performance - Ohlins Road & Track Coilovers E9X M3 & 1M

We are excited to have the opportunity to offer these as they begin to arrive soon!! If you want one of the most well-engineered suspension set ups available for your M3, this is for you!



News from our friends up the road at Ohlins:

After 8 months of intense testing in Sweden, Ohlins is close to releasing their Road and Track Kit for the 1M and E9X M3. The planned release is around the SEMA Show in November 2012. At that time, the kit will be made official with spring rates, images & prices. These images show the E90 kit for reference.
The Features Of DFV Technology
So what is DFV? It is Dual Flow Valve technology – and it sets us apart from our competitors. Only Öhlins has DFV technology on its road and track products.

With DFV, the dual flow valve gives the same characteristics on rebound as it does on compression, thanks the damper fluid having a consistent path of flow in both directions. This means that the wheel and tyre can quickly and effectively resume their important position back on the ground, providing grip and traction. The new Öhlins R&T range uses DFV technology on every single fitment, making it the perfect upgrade for the enthusiast that needs comfort and agility in the one unit.



Figure 1: (Compression flow) At low shaft speeds, oil flows mostly through the shaft jet bleed (lower dotted arrow). At higher shaft speeds, oil flows mostly through the compression ports in the piston (upper dotted arrow). At very high shaft speeds, or during sudden shaft accelerations, oil can also escape through the compression ports in the DFV, increasing comfort. Figure 2: (Rebound flow) At low shaft speeds, oil flows mostly through the shaft jet bleed (lower dotted arrow). At higher shaft speeds, oil flows mostly through the rebound ports in the piston (upper dotted arrow). At very high shaft speeds, or during sudden shaft accelerations, oil can also escape through the rebound ports in the DFV, maintaining tyre contact with the road.

Because DFV opens more quickly and easily on minor road imperfections, ride comfort is surprisingly supple and more akin to an OEM strut than a coilover set-up. Over undulating surfaces, the compliancy of the R&T units allows the car to crest bumps and pot-holes, whilst still keep stable and in control. Traction is always maintained at its optimum level. When comparing suspension, why settle for second best?



Figure 3: (Vehicle – no DFV) Without DFV the oil can not flow through the piston quickly enough on the rebound stroke after hitting a bump, so the tyre is not able to stay in contact with the road.



Figure 4: (Vehicle – DFV technique) The DFV valve opens, letting the oil flow quicker through the piston on the rebound stroke after hitting a bump, enabling the tyre to stay in contact with the road.

When adjusting ride height on coilover units, it’s worth comparing how it’s done. On many inferior designs, height is adjusted by raising or lowering the lower spring platform. This has the effect of compressing or extending the spring, which can limit the suspension travel that may cause topping out. The Öhlins method is to leave the spring seat in its perfect position, whilst the lower flange spins easily on the threaded body, to allow you to adjust with absolute precision whilst maintaining the perfect characteristics that we took so long to design in! Once you’ve set it all up, the adjuster simply locks off to maintain your exact settings.

Dampers will get hot. That’s one thing that you can be sure of. As the piston moves within the damper, it generates friction – and therefore, heat. Although we can’t stop heat, we can deal with it, and this is yet another way that Öhlins differs from the competition. As the heat increases, the viscosity of the damper fluid can change, altering the car’s handling characteristics. Our unique needle bleed valve expands with temperature, closing the gap that the fluid travels through, maintaining a consistent damping rate. The best thing of all? You won’t even notice! All you’ll feel is that the car responds consistently, lap after lap, turn after turn. Allowing you to concentrate on braking points and apexes whilst the Öhlins technology takes care of the damping.



Figure 5: Thermal Expansion

These kits all work well ‘out of the box’, but there’s still plenty of adjustment for you to set things your way. You like stiff and reactive? Or soft and forgiving? It’s all there. Too much low speed rebound damping can have an adverse effect on grip, so the easily accessible adjuster at the base of the Öhlins units allows small, but positive increments of fine tuning, so you can take into account every single parameter. Sounds complicated? Nothing could be further for the truth. Just a few clicks either way from our factory settings will soon have your car responding precisely to your inputs and driving style.

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Compression/Rebound set from factory? Or adjustable? If adjustable, compression/rebound adjusted together on one knob, or separate adjustment for both compression and rebound? Estimated price? Thanks....
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damn... if this came out any sooner, i wouldve bought these instead of my JRZ's... estimated price??
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      09-21-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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Compression/Rebound set from factory? Or adjustable? If adjustable, compression/rebound adjusted together on one knob, or separate adjustment for both compression and rebound? Estimated price? Thanks....
Thanks for the questions!

These dampers are single adjustable. This adjustment affects compression (roughly 30%) and rebound (roughly 70%). I say roughly as this percentage will vary depending on where you are in the damper adjustment range and this can vary also between different kits. There are generally 28-35 clicks of adjustment on these dampers.

We do not currently have pricing, but it will be released soon!

I'll update the thread when pricing becomes available.
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      10-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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These come with camber plates correct?

I understand official pricing is not released as of yet... Could you just give a ballpark figure? (2 - 2.5K / 2.5 - 3 K / 3 - 3.5K range?)

Are the rear adjustable knobs accessable from the trunk? Or are they on the bottom?


Reason being I was all but set in pulling the trigger on a set of PSS10s.. I need to know if the price difference can justify swinging towards the superior Ohlins... thanks!
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These come with camber plates correct?

I understand official pricing is not released as of yet... Could you just give a ballpark figure? (2 - 2.5K / 2.5 - 3 K / 3 - 3.5K range?)

Are the rear adjustable knobs accessable from the trunk? Or are they on the bottom?


Reason being I was all but set in pulling the trigger on a set of PSS10s.. I need to know if the price difference can justify swinging towards the superior Ohlins... thanks!
We have not received verification from Ohlins if these will come with the camber plates or not.

I should have pricing within the next week or two!

We should have complete updated information on these soon. I'll PM you and update the thread as soon as we receive the information.

We also carry the PSS10s if you need something sooner!

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      12-14-2012, 10:36 AM   #7
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Pricing has officially been released! Please click any of the images in this thread for more details!

These should be arriving in the US at the beginning of the year!

Please let us know if you have any questions. More pictures to come!

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Pricing has officially been released! Please click any of the images in this thread for more details!

These should be arriving in the US at the beginning of the year!

Please let us know if you have any questions. More pictures to come!

Clicky clicky!

Any word if they come with camber plates? These look awesome Im glad I held off on buying coilovers.
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      12-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #9
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Any word if they come with camber plates? These look awesome Im glad I held off on buying coilovers.
The Road and Track Sets do not include camber plates, however they will work with a few of the aftermarket brands of camber plates.

We are now accepting pre-orders for these to guarantee you get one of the first sets to arrive. These will be sold out before they arrive in the US!
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The very limited first few kits have arrived in the US! Ready to go! Place your orders now!
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Thanks for the orders everyone!

More orders shipping out today!!

Please feel free to PM/email us for the best pricing!
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How much to shipped to CA 93109, if you guys still have it in stock.
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Only a few sets left available on the next shipment!

Every shipment of these kits have sold out before they've arrived!!

Get your name on one!!
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Thanks for the orders!

Your favorite Ohlins dealer appreciates the support!!

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Do you guys do corner balancing now? I know you have a state-of-the-art alignment system and I've had a nice alignment from you, but I have a coil over set up now and will be needing a new alignment after I add some new bushings to the front end. Thanks
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Do you guys do corner balancing now? I know you have a state-of-the-art alignment system and I've had a nice alignment from you, but I have a coil over set up now and will be needing a new alignment after I add some new bushings to the front end. Thanks
Hello again!

Yes we do.
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Corner Balancing

The pricing falls under our "custom labor" category as the amount of time it takes varies for each car and each customer's requirements. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!

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