In Reply to: Dinan is good enough for most posted by Chip Eberhart on February 11, 2000 at 09:50:54:
I saw your reference to Midwest. I was there once and Leo and Leo Jr. are both very cool. I'm upset with BMW as my dealer SPECIFICALLY stated that if MIDWEST installed it they would NOT warranty and issues that may arise in my car. The worst part is that they don't offer the install services. They directed me to a DINAN/BMW dealer. There mistake, Now I'll never go back to them for service (Honestly I never planned on going back after their attitude towards midwest).
Currently I've had Karl Knauz install my CAI and chip. When my warranty runs out I plan on going to Midwest for ALL my work.
I have to ask, the name CHIP rings a bell. You wouldn't by any chance own a LTW with a euro motor would you?
: Dinan sells a 'tuned' suspension.
: Your stock suspension is 'tuned'.
: Some people get lucky throwing together pieces, are completely satisfied with a non-tuned suspension or budget dictates a non-tuned suspension.
: If you're not experienced tuning a suspension and put together a system yourself, you will not have a system that performs as well as Dinan's.
: I put Eibachs, Bilsteins, Dinan Sways and Dinan camber plates on my car. Played around with the sway bar settings for a while got the car to perform very well and thought I had a system that would rival Dinan's. NOT!
: I took back to back rides in my car and a Dinan car and noticed the difference in how the tuned suspension dealt with bumps vs. my system.
: Fortunately I have a shop with race experience http://www.MidwestMotorsport.com
: and I know that I can either have them tune a suspension for me or install a Dinan suspension.
: I'm not a big Dinan fan (hate their prices and exhaust system but love their CAI) but would suggest you wait to make the decision until you've had rides (back to back) in both types of suspension. You wouldn't buy a suit because it fits another guy would you? You'd try it on.
: Unless you're with an experienced driver, you may not notice the difference. Less experienced drivers may not have the consistency to allow you to compare the suspension vs the driving.
: - Chip