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by THETYRANT
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit
Replies: 46
Views: 804

Re: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit

As your suspension thread clarifies, lots of suspension 'works', but what suits your brief? Without knowing Ohlins brief for this kit, what it's for, what it's not for, and what the other expectations are (bushings, arbs, tyres, alignment), it's a bit useless for a consumer to make any decisions ab...
by THETYRANT
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit
Replies: 46
Views: 804

Re: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit

Lot of guessing there but i think your misunderstanding what multi adjustable dampers can offer, just because its 2,3,4,5 way etc adjustable doesnt mean its infinte adjustment and so can be made to work with ANY spring! be good if it was but KW V3 and all other multi adjustable unites can not stray ...
by THETYRANT
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit
Replies: 46
Views: 804

Re: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit

Yeah I agree. It’s just if you wanted to deviate from the recommended spring rates and go a bit softer, you end up with over-damped bump. So these are kinda useless unless you want to use their springs. Not necessarily as on a high quality damper there is some scope for changing springs to a degree...
by THETYRANT
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit
Replies: 46
Views: 804

Re: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit

Indeed its surprising how much good damping helps with stiff springs, my KW SC kit was about 600lb rear spring and never felt over harsh, front on other hand i didnt get on with and couldnt put my finger on if it was damping or spring on that kit that i didnt like. The E90 v1 Ohlins r&t kit with 60/...
by THETYRANT
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit
Replies: 46
Views: 804

Re: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit

Mr Whippy wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:35 am
Are the Ohlins adjustable in bump and rebound? And separately?
Not the R&T kits no they are just 1way for rebound adjustment which is all most need for road and trackdays anyhow, give someone 2 way or above and they usually make car worse :lol:
by THETYRANT
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit
Replies: 46
Views: 804

Re: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers - New E82 1 Series specific Ohlins Kit

Hey Ian, thank for the info. Do you still remember the brand and spring length for the 53n/mm setup? It seems very soft have you ever bottom out? The new spring rate from Ohlins is very interesting, the F&R ratio should be very balance and the new 70n/mm 180mm front spring should make enough space ...
by THETYRANT
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Track brake pads - DS2500 cost?
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Track brake pads - DS2500 cost?

Avoid the black diamond pads ive heard nothing but bad about them cheap and nasty it seems, ds2500 or yellowstuff are ok for road and light track use but expect issue if you really start to work them hard, having the larger M135 brakes on the 130i will help a lot and i run XP8 in mine on track and n...
by THETYRANT
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 130i hunters unite!
Replies: 2395
Views: 151077

Re: 130i hunters unite!

Have a drive in the VW see what you think, everyone is different and you may like it but for me most of the stuff from VW is boring to drive.
by THETYRANT
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 130i hunters unite!
Replies: 2395
Views: 151077

Re: 130i hunters unite!

130i to bland front wheel drive Scirocco!...jeez man get a grip lol....dont get me wrong ive always liked the look of the Scirocco but they just dont make a decent performance version worth buying imo...front wheel drive needs to be done well to make it fun ( think Integra DC2 etc) otherwise its bes...
by THETYRANT
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Track brake pads - DS2500 cost?
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Track brake pads - DS2500 cost?

As above ds2500 will struggle on track if pushed hard, something far more capable like Carbotech XP or Pagid RS is a better idea but you will be paying a lot more though so if £130 has you concerned dont even look at price of proper track pads like these :D
by THETYRANT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E82 Wheel Spacers Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: E82 Wheel Spacers Advice

I prefer not to run spacers if i can especially on the front as it affects other things in suspension geo but sometimes there is no other option. 10mm should certainly work but if you can get away with 3mm that is a nicer solution in my eyes but you wont know until you try it, also using 10mm can ca...
by THETYRANT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E87 130i M Sport VS E90 325i M Sport
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: E87 130i M Sport VS E90 325i M Sport

E90 chassis give much nicer rider despite sharing a lot of suspension components! must be the extra mass i think and while not hugely different it does make a noticeable different to ride/comfort/NVH etc. I would drive both and see what you think, 130i can be improved a lot with better dampers and t...
by THETYRANT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E82 Wheel Spacers Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: E82 Wheel Spacers Advice

5mm slip on spacer is pushing it on front and on my wheels 208 and 264 using a 5mm doesnt work as there is no centre bore location as MP says the chamfer on wheel and length of hub spigot means it doesnt quite locate, i got some 3mm slip on spacers which gave me clearance i need and still got wheel ...
by THETYRANT
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Brakes upgrade 300mm to 340mm
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Brakes upgrade 300mm to 340mm

21k miles and near 2years old the brakes wont be "as good as new" but they should be functioning ok, it used to be every 12 months brakes would be part of standard service schedule (strip, cleaned,greased, reassembled) but this doesnt happen these days and due this brakes gradually decline until wor...
by THETYRANT
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Brakes upgrade 300mm to 340mm
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Brakes upgrade 300mm to 340mm

To the OP what is it your not happy with on the stock brakes out of interest ? maybe they just need a good service, fluid bleed and new pads as in good order they should be plenty for road use, quite often customers come to me complaining brakes are not good enough wanting stronger pads but they hav...

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