M2 Coilover Options

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  1. 6 Dec 2018 at 6:33 PM #21
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    If i'm to add my 2p its this. I swapped from B16 Pss10 to KW clubsport and loved it. Rode much better over bumps and were a lot firmer. In summary they're better in every way.

    I ran on E92 BTW.
     
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  2. 7 Dec 2018 at 4:50 PM #22
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    Great feedback. What are the clubsports like for a daily and occasional track car though?
     
  3. 7 Dec 2018 at 6:15 PM #23
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    I drive the car daily, 17K a year. Beautiful. I doubt you'd be disappointed. Like I say, tougher but comfier than B16.
     
  4. 7 Dec 2018 at 9:18 PM #24
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    I didn’t really understand that. You said they were firmer but comfier...?
     
  5. 7 Dec 2018 at 9:29 PM #25
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    Just to add to my original post, I found my PSS10’s were a little height sensitive. When I initially fitted and set the ride height I found the rear a little bouncy at low speeds. I believe this was a combination of the ride height, stiffness settings and the progressive springs. The rear was a tad low but not ‘slammed’.

    I raised the rear a few turns so the arch and top of the tyre has a slight gap. I also softened up the rebound and compression as 5/10 all round was far too stiff imo for my roads. Even on its softest setting it’s still ‘stiffer’ than the oem suspension but far more compliant and in turn comfier.

    Front spring rate on the pss10’s is 514 lb/in and rear is 800 lb/in.

    IMO pss10’s, KW V3’s AST5100 are a good entry level coilover. The Clubsport variations will undoubtably be better but are double the coin.
     
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    yes.

    so the B16 were soft, crashy and wollowy. The KW are tough (so don't move much on bumps) but take the bumps really nicely so don't crash about unsettling the car.

    Basically it felt like the springs were harder but the dampers were much better quality so kept the ride nice. B16 honestly just felt like cheap shocks.
     
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    My KW clubsport were £2K brand new with top mounts. I think B16 are £1500 without top mounts. So naff all init. And 100% worth it no matter what your budget is.
     
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    I’m not sure what car clubsports are £2000 on but for the M2 they are £3700. B16’s, V3s and 5100’s are between £1500-2100.

    If I could get clubsports for the same price I would of went that route as they are a better coilover.

    If you like your cars slammed then the b16’s won’t work, the car becomes far too bouncy. The way I have mine set the car is far more composed over rough, undulating roads over oem. For a road car it rides very well.
     
  9. 12 Dec 2018 at 1:10 PM #29
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    KW only offer the 3 way Clubsport hence the £3000+ ish price so can not be compared to the other options listed,

    Intrax RSA is a good option also, available with no top mounts for oem front topmounts and divorced rear spring like oem.
     
  10. 12 Dec 2018 at 1:23 PM #30
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    Yes agreed, for the M2 there is quite a gap between the entry level and higher end coilovers. The KW 2 ways are at a great price point imo and fit in nicely.

    I suppose there’s no reason why you can’t run the m3/4 KW 2 ways and just swap the top mounts for the m2 specific ones.
     
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    Exactly, i have asked exactly this as my KW contact is currently at the German HO so lets see if the Germans can through some light on this !
     
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    Great, be sure to let us know either way once you get an answer
     
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    Sure will.
     
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    Hi Terry

    HNY and yes - I’d still go for MPerf as I’ve had issues with creaks due to top mounts and all sorted under warranty.

    Cheers

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    HNY, do you believe the issues were coilover driven or just coincidence? I’m still on the fence as to whether I need coilovers but I reckon I’d stick with M Perf for the warranty alone
     
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    Coincidence - F8x can have issues with creaking front suspension - either drop links, FARB bushes or top mounts
     

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