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      01-28-2013, 12:38 AM   #45
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Drives: '07 335i Sedan, '96 e36 m3
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Location: olympia, wa

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Ohlins R&T spring rates

Good point regarding the rear spring rates.

I've vascillated back and forth numerous times, and would definitely try Ohlins spring rates in rear if majority of time was spent on public roads, and less than smooth race circuits. I've driven on the Nurburgring numerous times, and would definitely prefer a softer spring setup given how rough it is. However; our home track is The Ridge, which is a fairly new track, tarmac is 40 ft. wide, and newly paved. Other local tracks include PIR, Oregon Raceway Park, Pacific Raceways, Spokane, and Thunderhill. I'm concerned that the rear may understeer or potentially bottom out with such low spring rates.
This is our families daily driver; yet also needs to keep up in the advanced lapping group, with R-compound tires and race pads.
JB4, BMS DCI, STETT Stage 2, Wavetech LSD, Custom exhaust, Apex ARC wheels, Nitto NT-01 track, Mich PSS street