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      09-28-2021, 05:26 PM   #1
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135i to 1M suspension dilemma

Hey everyone recently picked up a 6mt 135i to start a narrow body 1m build possibly oem rear and front fenders in the far future. But in the meantime I have the full m3 subframe control arms axles kunckles brakes diff driveshaft you name it. I started with a 335i and had the m3 lsd in there and now Ive moved on to the smaller car to try and do a whole suspension swap. I am stuck on one last thing... shocks and struts I know there is alot of options out there so this is probably the most customizable thing with this swap. At first I was going to go the route of Oem bilstein b6 with stock 1m springs, but now Im having a tough time deciding between what to get. I really want the car to be planted but I am not sure if I should go with bilstein b16 pss10s or kwv3s or something in that range. I have not heard great things about the b16s and the v3s are a little pricey and I want to know if they are worth it before forking over 3k. For those that have done this swap or currently have a 1m I was wondering what people are running. I hope to track the car and I own an f80 so i am used to harsh or stiff ride quality, no worries there. But this suspension choice is one I want to make sure of cause I want the car to be tight. couple options I am thinking of are b6s with oem shocks // b8s with eibach springs or h&r sprigns // b16 pss10s or // kwv3. Let me know if I am missing any other great options and please let me know what you're running
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      09-28-2021, 09:52 PM   #2
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Talk to Barry with 3DM Motorsports. He can get you dialed in on a set of ohlins that will fit your build.
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I've got bilstein pro kit, but I did a lot of research another couple of options that get good reports are Meister & TCKLINE

https://www.meisterr.co.uk/products/...2e87e88-04-13/

https://www.tcklineracing.com/index....&Calculate=Yes

If I was going coilovers certainly be looking at these as options;
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My pick would be the 1M specific Ohlins R/T.
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My pick would be the 1M specific Ohlins R/T.
Thank I think I am leaning towards the ohlins at the moment. Great value from what I've been hearing
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      09-30-2021, 05:25 PM   #6
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I have a set of TC Kline's on my car and have no regrets or negatives, other than that I need to install some thrust sheets to get rid of some noise.

I believe HPAutosport and TC Kline both in Santa Barbara still work together in regards to spec'ing, installations and support.
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Although I don't have the 1m/m3 arms in the rears, the ohlins that barry from 3dm revalved/rebuilt and helped me pick a spring for are amazing and certainly worth the money. The only issue with the ohlins is the reduced strut clearance in the front limiting your options for front tire fitment. This is the case for the non m version, not sure if the 1m version has the same issues
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Have the Ohlins TTX rear and E9xM3 R&T fronts tweaked for e82 chassis by 3DM. Perfection.
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Talk to Barry with 3DM Motorsports. He can get you dialed in on a set of ohlins that will fit your build.
Do this. Barry is a racing friend and knows what he's doing. If I go down the coilover path he's the first and only call I'm making.

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