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      10-17-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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Ohlins - how low?

Think i have decided to drop the car with the Ohlins R/T. Someone posted they come with a recommended setting, but how low is it? Can anyone post some pictures. Also I have TE37's that are 9.5 wide with 265 wide AD08's, how low can I go and should I pick up some camber plates?
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Think i have decided to drop the car with the Ohlins R/T. Someone posted they come with a recommended setting, but how low is it? Can anyone post some pictures. Also I have TE37's that are 9.5 wide with 265 wide AD08's, how low can I go and should I pick up some camber plates?
This is per recommended settings. I've measured a hair shy of 26" (660mm) from the ground to the middle of the fender lip arc. Front and rear have same ride height. I had H&R lowering springs before, and car sat much lower. I think it looks good now too, but is not as much of a pain when it comes to speed bumps/scraping. If you prefer raked look, I think front could be easily lowered 15..20mm from the instruction setting without being too low.







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Nice pics! how are you liking the ohlins?
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Luv em. Street and track. I honestly think they are ton more comfy on the street than stock suspension. Yet more capable at the same time.
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Think i have decided to drop the car with the Ohlins R/T. Someone posted they come with a recommended setting, but how low is it? Can anyone post some pictures. Also I have TE37's that are 9.5 wide with 265 wide AD08's, how low can I go and should I pick up some camber plates?
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Luv em. Street and track. I honestly think they are ton more comfy on the street than stock suspension. Yet more capable at the same time.
Truly awesome suspension. Totally transformed the car from stock. IMO less comfortable than stock non-zcp edc suspension (at 18 clicks) because of stiffer springs. Definitely comfortable though so I would never go back. (If anyone wants my EDC plz PM me )
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Thanks for the feedback
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I have lowered my front 4 turns and back 2 turns from the recommended settings. The rear is just ever so slightly tucking and the fender gap is still uneven since the rear tires are a larger diameter. I think I will probably go down 1/2-1 more turn on the front and raise the rear 1 turn and the gap should be pretty even.
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I have lowered my front 4 turns and back 2 turns from the recommended settings. The rear is just ever so slightly tucking and the fender gap is still uneven since the rear tires are a larger diameter. I think I will probably go down 1/2-1 more turn on the front and raise the rear 1 turn and the gap should be pretty even.
have pic's? I want to go pretty low, worried about rubbing though
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I have lowered my front 4 turns and back 2 turns from the recommended settings. The rear is just ever so slightly tucking and the fender gap is still uneven since the rear tires are a larger diameter. I think I will probably go down 1/2-1 more turn on the front and raise the rear 1 turn and the gap should be pretty even.
have pic's? I want to go pretty low, worried about rubbing though
All depends on your wheel setup bro.

I'm on the ohlins set pretty low but not tucking. Prob 1/2 finger gap.

Running OEM 220 (15m spacer front, 12mm spacer rear with 245/265 PSS. Rear rubs on dips in the road especially with rear passengers.

Front also rubs on full lock. Not sure where it's running yet.

Camber is -3.5F and -2.0R

Will try to get some pics
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All depends on your wheel setup bro.

I'm on the ohlins set pretty low but not tucking. Prob 1/2 finger gap.

Running OEM 220 (15m spacer front, 12mm spacer rear with 245/265 PSS. Rear rubs on dips in the road especially with rear passengers.

Front also rubs on full lock. Not sure where it's running yet.

Camber is -3.5F and -2.0R

Will try to get some pics
Volk TE37 19", 265f & 295r AD08's. The rear should be good but the front my rub a bit. Will probably need to pick up some camber plates to help out.. Right now w/ the Eibach prokit I have about 2 fingers, want to get as close to no finger gap as possible. Sounds like I may be about where you are @ 1/2 a finger
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Hi guys! I installed a Ohlins suspension on my M3 a few weeks ago. I installed the values that are specified in the Ohlins instruction. I'm happy!
How do you think, need more to lower the front shock absorbers?
Or so good?
Here are some pictures of my M3 with Ohlins R&T...





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Hi guys! I installed a Ohlins suspension on my M3 a few weeks ago. I installed the values that are specified in the Ohlins instruction. I'm happy!
How do you think, need more to lower the front shock absorbers?
Or so good?
Here are some pictures of my M3 with Ohlins R&T...
Looks great!
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Hi guys! I installed a Ohlins suspension on my M3 a few weeks ago. I installed the values that are specified in the Ohlins instruction. I'm happy!
How do you think, need more to lower the front shock absorbers?
Or so good?
Here are some pictures of my M3 with Ohlins R&T...
looks good, what rims/tire sizes are you running? Also how much gap do you have in the front, its hard to tell how much there is over the front tire... Rims and brakes look great!!
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I found the suggested to be a bit too high, so lowered accordingly. Coming from KW Clubsport, I had high expectations and the R/T really surpassed them! 5 track days on them already and I love them more and more
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I found the suggested to be a bit too high, so lowered accordingly.
happen to remember how much lower you went both f/r?
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I found the suggested to be a bit too high, so lowered accordingly. Coming from KW Clubsport, I had high expectations and the R/T really surpassed them! 5 track days on them already and I love them more and more
I found the recommended settings to be tad too high as well and lowered it slightly. Also shortened the rear shock to take in any of the slack due to a shortened spring length.

What clicker settings are you guys current running? I'm running 10 F/R for the street and 5 F/R for the track.
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I found the recommended settings to be tad too high as well and lowered it slightly. Also shortened the rear shock to take in any of the slack due to a shortened spring length.

What clicker settings are you guys current running? I'm running 10 F/R for the street and 5 F/R for the track.
dead ringer, I did what tlp did. Just lowered accordingly to my liking then adjusted the other settings for a more comfortable ride.

I'm currently at 8f/5r
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looks good, what rims/tire sizes are you running? Also how much gap do you have in the front, its hard to tell how much there is over the front tire... Rims and brakes look great!!
I have BBS Fi R19 with tires 265/30 R19 front and 285/30 R19 rear...
The height of the shock absorbers installed as the instructions Ohlins!
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thanks everyone, cant wait to get this upgrade!!
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What clicker settings are you guys current running? I'm running 10 F/R for the street and 5 F/R for the track.
Exactly same thing. Going any stiffer than 5 at the track was causing car to bounce (I think due to too-much rebound dampening). Wish it was 2-way
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Guys, I need something to do with the height of the suspension? or visually all good?
It seems to me or front above the rear?
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I'm pretty dumped front and rear on my Ohlins. Not tucked but no gap front or rear on Square ZCP with 275/30 V12's with a 15mm spacer in the rear. I'll be switching the rear spacer with a 12 just to see if I can get rid of the rubbing. Other than some of the rubbing which is due to stance preference the Ohlins are worth every penny. I went from stock EDC to KW sleeves to Ohlins. Stock is stock so in the comfort area it cannot be beat specially with EDC but the closest you'll get to oem like comfort while drastically improving handling is with Ohlins.
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