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Re: just got my car back; dinan stg 3 suspension=n (archive)

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Posted by Nifty1 on July 31, 2001 at 17:06:14:

In Reply to: just got my car back; dinan stg 3 suspension=nice posted by J.E. Sawyer on July 31, 2001 at 16:22:52:

Well, I just got my car back from the mechanic. I had a Dinan Stage III suspension installed on my 530iA. While the wheels were off, he found the source of my shimmies; the front right brake rotor was moshed (or the bearings were, anyway). There was about 1-2mm of play in the rotor when I tried moving it. He also noticed that my front pads were worn down pretty badly. Getting the rotors and pads all replaced was a non-trivial amount of money. Anyway, because of that, he had to keep it overnight. I picked it up at noon today.

Man, what a difference. I got the Bilstein set from Dinan. The ride felt more "sporty" but not harsh. I feel like I can take turns with much more confidence now. The understeer that made me cringe is, for all purposes, gone. I feel the force of the turn, but the car just stays level and takes it in stride. It was a big chunk of change, but I think it's worth it.

On top of that...

Dinan chips + Dinan exhaust + Dinan suspension = Dinan car. I have 10 points now, so I can get my little vanity badge and put it on the wall next to my model badge. Whee!

Nice looking car, congratultions on your Dinan mods! See attached, you big brother!

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