In Reply to: Suspension (eom) posted by Al on January 12, 2000 at 09:56:30:
I went with the Stage I suspension because I have heard the performance/comfort levels are both relatively high in relation to the HR/Bilstein setup. My experience with the setup has been great in relation to the stock setup, but I haven't tried an HR/Bilstein car to see how it compares.
I didn't go with the Stage II because as we are both painfully aware, the Dinan stuff is expensive. I am looking into the UUC sway-bars as a more cost effective and possibly superior product. That would get me similar to a Stage II. If turn-in is still dull or understeer is a problem many people recommend flip-flopping the stock camber plates to get an additional .5 degree of camber - which would get me a similar setup to Stage III - for a couple of hundred less. Here are a couple links that talk about the camber plates:
Good luck and let us know what you do!
: : : Has anyone installed either the Stage II or III kits for the M Roadster? Could someone comment on them?
: : : Al
: : : '00 540i/6
: : : '99 M Roadster
: : : : I'm a newbie to the world of MZ3's, so if my questions are too broad, my apologies... I plan on upgrading my 2000 MZ3 over the next year in 2 areas: Performance and Handling. My only real exposure has been to Dinans product line, which I'm impressed with, though not from an experts viewpoint.
: : : : My criteria are: I'd like to get the car as quick as possible without voiding BMW's warranties/maintenance agreements and I'd like it to be competitive on the track, but still able to be driven around town (pretty vague, huh?).
: : : : I know there is a lot that can be done to these cars, but I don't know where to start (software, exhaust, superchargers, suspension -stage I,II or II, etc.). I plan on making this somewhat of a project, so I'll provide a website with the progression in case anyone is interested.
: : : : Thoughts?
: : : : Any help will be greatly appreciated!
: : : : Brad
: : : : 2000 Estoril Blue MZ3