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      12-11-2011, 04:12 AM   #1
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What springs would you pair with TC Kline

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So finishing off all my suspension mods and I just picked up a set of TC Kline double adjustable shocks and struts. The full set up is as follows

Hotchkis front and rear sway bars
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TC Kline double adjust shocks and struts.


So I talked to Halrold and he asked me what I'm looking to get out of the car and I want M3 like handling predictable response a good track setup that I can adjust dampening on easily when on the street.

Harold suggested swift 400front and 800 rear

What do you guys think.

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Hey buddy, it's a great starting point and that is what I have. I would like to up the spring rate for the fronts as soon as I get my 285s up front and go around 600/800 but it is all personal preference.
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Hey buddy, it's a great starting point and that is what I have. I would like to up the spring rate for the fronts as soon as I get my 285s up front and go around 600/800 but it is all personal preference.
So your running the Exact set up. What's your spring rate right now, which settings are you running on the TC Kline. Thanks bro. Also pm me your cell I lost it.
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So your running the Exact set up. What's your spring rate right now, which settings are you running on the TC Kline. Thanks bro. Also pm me your cell I lost it.
I actually don't have TC Kline shocks, I have V2s, but am running 400/800 and I think the rear is great but the front could use some more stiffness (but this is for a 75% track car, ha). I am in the market for better suspension but don't want to shove over 3500 for motons. Or maybe I will, haha.
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So you think 400 for front is a light. I am wondering if with 400/800 and heveur adjustment on the shocks it would feel firmer.
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I'm running 400/600 Swifts on my tckline DA's. Considering you have all the m3 components, a 800 rear should be fine. The valving on these koni shocks are incredible, just make sure you pair up the suspension to proper camber plates. You can have the best suspension in the world, but without camber, it'll do absolutely nothing.
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I have a set of Vorshlag camber plates coming

What are your camber settings. Why did you choose the 600 rears.

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I'm running 400/600 Swifts on my tckline DA's. Considering you have all the m3 components, a 800 rear should be fine. The valving on these koni shocks are incredible, just make sure you pair up the suspension to proper camber plates. You can have the best suspension in the world, but without camber, it'll do absolutely nothing.
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If your planning on run an OSG LSD I would go no less 700-800 in the rear 350-400 front..depending on where on this scale you want to be with ride comfort
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I am planning on running the OSD LSD

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If your planning on run an OSG LSD I would go no less 700-800 in the rear 350-400 front..depending on where on this scale you want to be with ride comfort
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Getting the spring lenght sizing is also important..but if your dealing with Harold he will have all this figured out..

Are your TCs D/a?
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Yeah they are double adjustable. All the parts should be here by Thursday afternoon I'm thinking of setting up an install for Friday with HP and Harold. Just wanna be certain that I run the right springs. Plus it's a good 4 hour drive to Santa Barbara.


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Getting the spring lenght sizing is also important..but if your dealing with Harold he will have all this figured out..

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Yeah they are double adjustable. All the parts should be here by Thursday afternoon I'm thinking of setting up an install for Friday with HP and Harold. Just wanna be certain that I run the right springs. Plus it's a good 4 hour drive to Santa Barbara.
Damn thats gonna be one sweet setup and a perfect install if you letting HPA do it..im totally hating right now..

Harold will probably do Swifts no?..you cant go wrong w those.

Look forward to hearing your review
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Yeah I can't wait. Harold is recommending 400/800 swift springs.

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Damn thats gonna be one sweet setup and a perfect install if you letting HPA do it..im totally hating right now..

Harold will probably do Swifts no?..you cant go wrong w those.

Look forward to hearing your review
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400-500 front, 800 rear
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Yeah I can't wait. Harold is recommending 400/800 swift springs.
If you go with higher springs in the front as others have suggested you will adversely affect your wheel rates and motion ratio. I'd stick with what Harold recommends if you're honest with how you intend to use the car.
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If you go with higher springs in the front as others have suggested you will adversely affect your wheel rates and motion ratio. I'd stick with what Harold recommends if you're honest with how you intend to use the car.
I don't suggets it, but if he starts hitting track events pretty hard 400 is kind of eh.
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I don't suggets it, but if he starts hitting track events pretty hard 400 is kind of eh.
I wouldn't know. If it's a strictly track car, you may be right.
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400-500 front, 800 rear
Not for a 335i..these are more M3 spring rates..

Nothing over 400 in front..

400/800 is ideal setup
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Not for a 335i..these are more M3 spring rates..

Nothing over 400 in front..

400/800 is ideal setup
There is no such thing as an ideal setup.
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There is no such thing as an ideal setup.
OK..its the ideal daily driver / track setup..
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I love how people that haven't run coilovers chime in to say what to run and what not to run...

OP: Did you notify Harold of your sway bar choices? Also, do you have an LSD/plan on getting an LSD? Do you plan on running a square or staggered tire?
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