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View Poll Results: KW Clubsport or Ohlin R&T?
KW Clubsport 26 36.11%
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      04-22-2014, 01:59 PM   #45
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i feel like even the clubsports are a better ride than stock on sport. its stiffer AND soaks in shit roads a lot better.....now i just blast over speed bumps if i have to because i know the car wont jump and jolt all over the place.....
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      04-26-2014, 07:25 AM   #46
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Are clubsports mono tube dampers or twin tube like v3.

From a "track" point of view mono tube is considered a better option
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      04-30-2014, 07:23 AM   #47
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any reviews of the KWCS or Ohlins R&T vs JRZ?
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      06-04-2014, 05:16 PM   #48
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Lukester,

I'm going to Spa and the 'Ring next month, what rebound and compression settings would you recommend for these tracks? I have the Clubsport 2 way suspension (manual E92 on 265 square setup on cups).

Can't wait as it's always a real blast!

Many thanks,

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Mcorsa was disappointed with the ohlins. Found them not much better than stock(springs and camber plates). on the track
Thanks for the first hand reviews. But wow!... Ohlins is world renowned for shock design and i find it hard to fathom that the their R/T coilovers are hardly better than stock.

I'm also looking for middle grade coil overs and i'm comparing TCK Single Adjustables, Ohlins R/T, KW V3 (or even V1), Bilstein PSS10, and possibly JRZ RS1 though they're a little over budget. TCK and Bilstein seem very popular in the land of E46 M3's

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Bumping this thread. I am trying to decide between these setups. OP, what did you end up getting?
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      08-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #51
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Ohlin's all the way. I absolutely love mine.
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Ohlin's all the way. I absolutely love mine.
Is your Ohlins completely stock or did you add/change anything such as springs etc?
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Do the Ohlin's have linear springs? They looks a little progressive in pics??
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They use eibach ers springs which are linear if im not mistaken
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Bumping this thread. I am trying to decide between these setups. OP, what did you end up getting?
Clubsports.

Not installed yet - will be at the end of the month.
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      08-09-2014, 10:05 AM   #56
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Bumping this thread. I am trying to decide between these setups. OP, what did you end up getting?
I've had both as well. I'm thinking my Ohlins either need spring upgrading or I need to pull them and go back to the clubsports. They are simply too soft for track use, and the body roll is about the same as stock which causes the car to push. It's fine on the street and the handling is great there, but when you throw R-comps on it they are overwhelmed by grip. I suppose if you had sway bar upgrades, this would help with the body roll, but not resolve it. The other issue is that when you brake hard on slicks (I also have a BBK), there's too much weigh transfer forward which causes instability. So gamble ~$700 on springs, or go with what works out f the box...hmm choices.
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Bumping this thread. I am trying to decide between these setups. OP, what did you end up getting?
Clubsports.

Not installed yet - will be at the end of the month.
Decided on clubsports as well. They need to be ordered and made an appt for 9/4. Let's come back and post impressions.
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      08-12-2014, 11:00 AM   #58
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I have clubsports on recommended kw settings and they do not feel that stiff at all. If this is your first lowered car you may think they are stiff.
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