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      02-16-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Talking Full m3 suspension on 135i

Hey guys was wondering will i be left wanting more if I did this with nothing eles on the chassis maybe way down the line a LSD, I won't be tracking the car,but I don't wanna be left behind by my brothers m3 and m5
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      02-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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You'll always want more, but it's a good start. If, or should I say when, you start swapping out wheels, tires, springs, coilover, camber plates, etc., the M3 bits keep paying dividends. That being said, I think your brothers will be surprised how capable the 135 can be on the street in stock trim.
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Hey guys was wondering will i be left wanting more if I did this with nothing eles on the chassis maybe way down the line a LSD, I won't be tracking the car,but I don't wanna be left behind by my brothers m3 and m5
If what you "want" has nothing to do with what you "need" you will always be wanting more. Clearly you have already been "left behind". If that depresses you, change the dynamic. Do a track school and learn how to actually enjoy your car. I applaud you for thinking about the suspension before adding power though - says there is hope! Go find out what you need by experiencing what you have on the track.
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      02-17-2013, 07:58 AM   #4
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Well, "full" M3 suspension would include the M3 rear camber links, and they require new rear shocks, so you'd be replacing the POS shocks too. Also, HPA Shop has aftermarket rear toe arms as an option with their M3 conversion kit, which is also a big improvement. So yes, full M3 conversion is all you need for an awesome street suspension.
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Haha yea

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If what you "want" has nothing to do with what you "need" you will always be wanting more. Clearly you have already been "left behind". If that depresses you, change the dynamic. Do a track school and learn how to actually enjoy your car. I applaud you for thinking about the suspension before adding power though - says there is hope! Go find out what you need by experiencing what you have on the track.
I most certainly have been left behind,yea I feel the car has more motor then chassis from the factory, I just was thinking of going with this set up cause I'd like the car to drive like a "natural" M feeling car and not so choppy in the back when I get into the twisties
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Well, "full" M3 suspension would include the M3 rear camber links, and they require new rear shocks, so you'd be replacing the POS shocks too. Also, HPA Shop has aftermarket rear toe arms as an option with their M3 conversion kit, which is also a big improvement. So yes, full M3 conversion is all you need for an awesome street suspension.
do you think this is more cost effective then going with aftermarket coilovers with m3 control arms ?
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I most certainly have been left behind,yea I feel the car has more motor then chassis from the factory, I just was thinking of going with this set up cause I'd like the car to drive like a "natural" M feeling car and not so choppy in the back when I get into the twisties
Ditching the RFT's will get rid of a lot of the bouncy-ness. Replaced the rear axle bushings with the M3/1M ones will also get rid of the rear end wiggle and slop from the rear end when really throwing the car into the twisties.

My next mod will be the M3 suspension with probably Koni Yellows and Eibach lower springs. I really want the entire M3 suspension on my car. But so far just installing the M3 suspension bushings and switching to Michelin PS3's has transformed the way the car drives.
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do you think this is more cost effective then going with aftermarket coilovers with m3 control arms ?
I think for street the highest priorities are non-RFT tires, better shocks and M3 front swaybar and rear subframe bushings.

If you buy Koni Sport shocks, you can convert them to coilovers later to lower the car.

http://www.hpashop.com/Koni-Coilover...on-e82-e9x.htm
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Hey guys was wondering will i be left wanting more if I did this with nothing eles on the chassis maybe way down the line a LSD, I won't be tracking the car,but I don't wanna be left behind by my brothers m3 and m5
Have a look at this thread with our project. Feel free to comment and give feedback as well.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...t=project+135i
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