im talkin about the jamex kit as mentioned in the first post on in this thread, i dnt have any experience whth your kit im talking about the jamex kit.
I disagree there as well. The standard 328i setup on track is bloody awful. Great for the road, but as soon as you get on track its like driving a boat.
Cheap coilovers, not great but much better than the standard BMW shocks and springs setup..
I speak from experience here, as me and Stuart have had the 328 on track with both setups....
good to see someone who has experience with both on a track ,but then tbh how much of the time do we spend on a track, its more likly to be 90% on road use, if thats the case in my opinon id be more than willing to sacrafise a bit of boat like handling for a more usefull ride on the road. as said thought i still think for road use a good set of dampers and springs with good bushes and tyres is all thats needed.
If i could afford it John, I would have Eibach coilovers. I got the hottuning ones because a whole set was the same price as one Boge M-Tech front shock. Needed something fast as one of my front shocks blew..
For a car I use primarily for going to work and back I couldnt justify the cost, looked at Bilstien but too dear...
TBH the cheap coilovers are Ok, the car is poly bushed and has adjustable top mounts and had a 4 wheel alignment and its fine for me to throw around on my journey to work, and im off on a DWYB in a couple of weeks. And it will get abused on track occasionally.
Eventually they will get replaced for Bilstiens or Eibachs as I save up the money, but if they last 2 years ill be happy..
The cheap ones on the track car have lasted a year of constant abuse on the track, they are a little bit soft but better than the standard ones. Used cheap ones as the car had to be built on a budget. BUT I have known people who have used them and blown the rears on one lap. Its just the luck of the draw I guess...
If you are down in Oxford at any time, you are welcome to take my car for a spin John....
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