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      04-30-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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2011 BMW M3 with Dinan Racing Suspension, Dinan Control Arms & Dinan Rear Toe Links

This 2011 M3 Competition package is being set up for spirited daily driving and regular track use. Our customer wanted less body-roll and a tighter suspension for their needs. He decided on Dinan and we ordered the Dinan Racing Adjustable Coil Over system, Dinan lower control arm mono ball bushings, and Dinan adjustable rear toe links to really get him the suspension he was looking for. This package comes with front camber plates so that the customer can dial in the suspension for track days, and then switch to a more conservative alignment for daily driving. It offers ride height adjustment as well. And to help for those track visits we know this car will be a part of, we have also added a CG Lock seat belt lock as a solution to getting stock belts "racing harness tight" without replacing them with actual harnesses.



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BMW E9x Racing Coil-Over Suspension System (EDC Only) by Dinan
BMW E9x M3 Racing Rear Toe Links by Dinan
BMW Lower Control Arm Monoball Kit by Dinan
CG Lock Harness-Like Seatbelt Restraint Clamp



Dinan Coil Over Suspension Kit

Stock shock being removed



The difference in the bushing is definitely noticeable. The stock one is on the right, the Dinan on the left



The bushing on and ready to go back in


The next part of the kit


Time to remove the stock coil over



The OEM coil over disassembled


And the new Dinan upgrades installed



Dinan Lower Control Arm Mono Ball Kit






Disconnect the stock control arm


Pop out the bushing


All ready for the Dinan ones


Install Dinan


And stick it back in place





Dinan Rear Toe Link
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Dinan


Stock versus Dinan


Dinanís high performance parts will add precision and predictability when this M3 is driven to the limit, as well as when its cruising around town. Now, this BMW is freshly equipped with fine-tuned handling, improved comfort and responsiveness, superior performance, and all this with 3 simple parts upgrades!



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      04-30-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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I'd love to hear more about the results of the monoball installation!
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      05-01-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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I'd love to hear more about the results of the monoball installation!
Car should be out at the track this weekend so I hope to get the customer's opinion on the differences soon!!
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      05-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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Customer states that the car "tracks" better at the track and on the street. Overall steering feel is improved as well.

The car has also had upgraded sway bars installed since this installation which have dramatically improved the handling as well.
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      05-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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The MONOBALL is probably one of the best mod investments you can do for street or track use. Night and day difference. Truly a great mod by Dinan. I love mine
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      05-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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The MONOBALL is probably one of the best mod investments you can do for street or track use. Night and day difference. Truly a great mod by Dinan. I love mine
Agreed!

Thanks for the input.
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what did you use to remove the bushing a jaw puller or ball joint press.
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what did you use to remove the bushing a jaw puller or ball joint press.
Ball joint press!
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ok thanks I'm switching mine out also i got the akg ones



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ok thanks I'm switching mine out also i got the akg ones
Nice! Hope it goes well.
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installed mine last friday I also used some energy suspension tie rod ends to help with dirt
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Nice work tres! We can always appreciate those who take on jobs like this themselves.

Love the Hero3 too!

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Good work guys. I look forward to getting my car in your shop this Friday for the shifter upgrade.
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Good work guys. I look forward to getting my car in your shop this Friday for the shifter upgrade.
We'll see you then!
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Thanks for the PMs everyone! Answers sent!
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What's the advantage with the aluminum bushings?
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What's the advantage with the aluminum bushings?
Thanks for the question. Here are some details on the Monoball kit:

The Dinan Monoball Kit provides responsiveness you can feel by replacing the rubber bushings in the thrust arms with precision ball joints and machined aluminum housings. Improves responsiveness by eliminating the deflection inherent in the stock rubber bushings while also reducing brake shimmy. The quietest bearings on the market are virtually noise free so you can live with them everyday. These are the only bearings on the market that are sealed using a rubber boot to keep out dirt and road grime stopping them form wearing out prematurely.

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Hey guys, we had yet another BMW M3 come in for some Dinan suspension upgrades. This particular one got a Dinan Stage 1 Suspension Kit. It lowers the car by 1/2" while helping reduce body roll, improving ride quality and giving it a more aggressive stance. We think it looks pretty slick.





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More Dinan installs coming into the shop soon!!
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this set up will work on edc suspesion?
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this set up will work on edc suspesion?
Yes!

The coilover set listed in the first post is designed for cars with EDC. It is available for non EDC cars as well.
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