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Old 03-01-2015, 03:34 PM   #61
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The interior cover you are trying to remove should come right out. Be careful around the speaker grill area. Just get in there and pull on it...there are no fasteners.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:16 PM   #62
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Thanks Sean! Just about warm enough to head out!

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Went out and the interior pieces came off without hitch. Got the rear shocks in just before it started snowing hard.

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Old 03-02-2015, 05:56 AM   #63
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Can someone advise a good strut bar for my car?
I have Mason strut bars front and rear on my 98 Sport Cali. I have a Turner bar on my 97 Sport and a no name rear struts on the 97/95 TI's and 94 325i. All have X-braces installed.

I like the Mason bars, but they are pricy. All the no-name rear bars work well. X-braces for sure. IMHO, the Turner front bar is good, the Mason is better.
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Rear spring rates??? Best for autoX to be paired with koni adjustable
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Rear spring rates??? Best for autoX to be paired with koni adjustable
That depends on the rear sway or lack thereof. 400-500 with rear sway and 600-800 without is where I would start.
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How much shorter are the club sport springs compared to the base model?
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How much shorter are they or how much do they lower the car? I have a loose set of CS springs I can dig out and measure if you have something to compare them to.


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That depends on the rear sway or lack thereof. 400-500 with rear sway and 600-800 without is where I would start.
I would be interested to know if you think these rates are similar with a significantly lightened setup and some rear wing. I was looking at ~700# rears with a sway bar for our chump car. My aim was to eliminate some of the undesirable toe kinematics from the rear of the car.
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That depends on the rear sway or lack thereof. 400-500 with rear sway and 600-800 without is where I would start.
Stock rear bar is installed for now but was recommended to remove it so will remove, my car is s50 swapped with battery moved to trunk, 3.23 medium case lsd I'm going to build my own coils with parts I already have. So far I have koni single top adjustable front and rear from tc kline with h&r race and looking for Springs to pair with my setup I gets no traction out of turns now spin fest. Tires are 225 45 17 all around 200 Treadwear rating

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I'm sure a most of the upgrades listed here are intended for either street or road course use, but what would be some good upgrades for drifting? I know an angle kit, for sure, and I have one picked out, but beyond that? Clueless. I am new to BMWs, and I'm coming from Asian cars and big American trucks, so I don't know all the sites to look at for parts.
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