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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperjohn View Post
    i would put money on it that round a track 2 identical cars, a standard set up with good tyres and correctly aligned would be quicker and nicer to drive.

    I have to disagree with this statement, from my own point of view, the AP kit transformed the car. there is no way my car on standard setup would touch it now with my current setup

    Some kits may be cheap and cheerful, but until you test them all on a Z3 ????? !!!!!!!
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    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.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperjohn View Post
    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.
    when did this thread suddenly turn into a Jamex assassination thread?

    I also can't see where I mentioned Jamex in my first post???.. maybe I'm missing something..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeRST View Post
    I've found a Jamex coilover set for an E46 on eBay for £250 delivered, I think I'll be ordering them at the end of the month... unless people on here slate them and tell me not to lol.


    sorry i was refering to this one, my fault wasnt clear enough on what i was talking about.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperjohn View Post
    sorry i was refering to this one, my fault wasnt clear enough on what i was talking about.
    Ah ok.. Well I guess that's one sale Jamex can count on not getting!

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    What about the hottuning coilovers on here??

    I want to know how hard the ride is compared to standard??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperjohn View Post
    i would put money on it that round a track 2 identical cars, a standard set up with good tyres and correctly aligned would be quicker and nicer to drive.


    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....
     
     

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    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.

    sujestions welcome???
     
     

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    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....

    You rate the hot tuning ones as decent for day to day road use then?? I was thinking about getting my fronts polybushed first though..

    Also might be a dumb question but what are the adjustable top mounts you have as in what they do that the coillys dont?
     
     

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