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      03-21-2014, 03:05 PM   #45
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      03-23-2014, 11:27 AM   #46
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Sweet!

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      03-23-2014, 02:02 PM   #47
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Here we go Sam@ModeCarbon!

Thanks again for helping me decide on this lip, I can't count how many positive comments I've gotten on it (around town and at the track as well). It really is the best lip out there for the E9x M3 IMO. The weave is flawless and the fitment is great. Not to mention customer service

I was really skeptical about ground clearance when searching for a new lip since my Platte Forme A.G. lip got torn up by dips, driveways, etc. I'm proud to say that I haven't had any issues with this lip in terms of scraping. I was on B&G lowering springs previously, but even with my slightly lower JRZ setup, it just takes a little bit of careful driving. I don't have to angle the car anywhere near how much I did with the previous lip to clear driveways. I would recommend the Mode Carbon GTS V1 to anyone looking for a street friendly lip at a great price. Although I don't have personal experience with their other lips, I'd expect the same quality and fit from their V2 and GT4 lips as well, they're just a bit too aggressive for my taste

The latest addition to the car other than the V! GTS lip is JRZ coilovers. I just took her to the track yesterday, and all I can say is WOW. I've never owned a set of coilovers before, but I after thorough research, I knew I wanted to do it right the first time. I stumbled upon this a set of JRZ RS1's (pictured 2 posts above) that I just had to pull the trigger on. I do 3-5 track days per year, and these coilovers make dual duty really easy. With my track day in mind, I had my camber aligned to -3.2 front with 1/32 toe out in the front and -2 rear with 1/32 toe in. I also have a conservative street setting of -1.5 degrees in the front thanks to the JRZ adjustable camber plates. I'm still fiddling with the damping adjustment to get it just right (currently at 13 clicks from soft). Let me just say that the street comfort is noticeably more compliant than the B&G spring/EDC shock setup, and the track performance is phenomenal. I'm not at a level to time myself yet at the track, but the car feels much more composed in comparison to my previous setup. The body roll has been reduced and variations in the road surface don't upset the car like they used to. I am very happy with this setup and will likely stick with it for the life of the car.

I'd recommend the JRZ RS1 to anybody looking for a dual duty setup. They're great because they still adjust compression and rebound (unlike other single adjustable dampers out there) while using only 1 adjustment knob, and they are monotube which allows them to be very comfortable on the street. Although they are on the pricey side, I'm glad I decided on these over the other options out there.


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Here we go Sam@ModeCarbon!

Thanks again for helping me decide on this lip, I can't count how many positive comments I've gotten on it (around town and at the track as well). It really is the best lip out there for the E9x M3 IMO. The weave is flawless and the fitment is great. Not to mention customer service

I was really skeptical about ground clearance when searching for a new lip since my Platte Forme A.G. lip got torn up by dips, driveways, etc. I'm proud to say that I haven't had any issues with this lip in terms of scraping. I was on B&G lowering springs previously, but even with my slightly lower JRZ setup, it just takes a little bit of careful driving. I don't have to angle the car anywhere near how much I did with the previous lip to clear driveways. I would recommend the Mode Carbon GTS V1 to anyone looking for a street friendly lip at a great price. Although I don't have personal experience with their other lips, I'd expect the same quality and fit from their V2 and GT4 lips as well, they're just a bit too aggressive for my taste


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Thanks for the kind words Kevin! I am very happy that you are pleased with your new lip. She looks great.
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I had the day off yesterday, so I got the chance to snap some photos. No new updates since installing my Mode Carbon GTS Variant 1 lip and JRZ suspension. Comments on the car and photos are welcome I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

I should have another update soon with a photo from Thunderhill, stay tuned! Thanks for viewing







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Hi Kevin

Awesome E90! And great choice of colour.
You mentioned you've found the coil overs MORE comfortable than the stock set up - can you elaborate? You mean they're actually more compliant than EDC on the comfort setting?

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Here's a photo exiting turn 13 at Thunderhill Raceway!



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Awesome E90! And great choice of colour.
You mentioned you've found the coil overs MORE comfortable than the stock set up - can you elaborate? You mean they're actually more compliant than EDC on the comfort setting?

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Thanks for the compliments.

I apologize that what I had written about the JRZ suspension vs. stock suspension was not 100% clear. I'll do my best to clarify here (I will also edit the post you are referring to):

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Let me just say that the street comfort is noticeably more compliant than the spring/EDC shock setup, and the track performance is phenomenal.
By "spring/EDC shock setup" I meant aftermarket springs, not the OEM springs. My previous setup before switching to the JRZ coilovers was B&G sport springs and the OEM EDC shocks, hence that was what I was comparing the street comfort to. It's been too long for me to remember what my car felt like with the original springs and EDC. I hope this helps
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