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Old 10-27-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
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Street/Track Suspension

Hi, I have been doing alot of searching and I am not finding what I am looking for.

I just ordered new tires / wheels, and am looking into doing a full suspension upgrade. What I am looking for is a suspension that will give me the best handling/cornering possible while still being street drivable. While searching, 90% of the suspension threads are about "sick drops" and "wheel gaps"
I could care less about what the suspension makes the car look like; I am only concerned about the handling improvement and how the car will take corners at high speeds (ride comfort is not as important)

While still being in a coilover price range (Praxis Advanced is too expensive), what are the best suspension upgrades for street and occasional track use?

Sway bars are obviusly the first thing (I am getting UUC ones), but what setup (coilovers?) is best for handling? Also what else should I change when doing the suspension? Rear control arms? Shock mounts? will any of these further improve the performance?

Any input would be appreciated; thanks in advance for any replies.
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Old 10-28-2005, 01:09 AM   #2
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Ground Control or TC Kline.

*Rear Shock Mounts
*Adjustable Camber Plates
-Those are 2 things I would consider musts with coilovers. Lots of coilovers come with Rear Shock Mounts btw.
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:17 AM   #3
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Go over the the Bimmerforums track page, they're not much into "sick drops."
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice guys. The people at bimmerforums sure are more mature when it comes to this. Great information source!
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