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suspension is compromise of ride quality/handling (archive)

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Posted by mike wong on June 23, 2002 at 13:43:43:

In Reply to: Best suspension set up? posted by JOhn on June 23, 2002 at 12:53:24:

you have to decide what direction or where you want to end up. since you are forced to start with changing shocks; you will be taking the springs off at the same time. to avoid duplicating labor costs - choose a spring/shock combination and whether or not to install camber plates. You can add in swaybars and strut bars whenever your wallet allows.

Typical M5 replacements start with Dinan Stage II/III components or equivalents. Dinan springs with Koni shocks is very popular right now. Springs are 10% firmer and lower the front of the car maybe an inch. Ride is still very good.

If you want to lower the car more, get stiffer, shorter springs. Ride quality will be compromised more.......

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