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    since having the M, i really like it, but have always wanted more power. I have decided to go to the turbo route, but this question is to do with chassie.

    What Brake set up and coilovers would people advise.

    The car is still mainly to be used on the road, but i would like to take it to some track days.

    Any advice would be great, thanks
     
     

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    as far as brakes go depending on your driving style you could get away with just getting uprated disks pads and lines and then running a better brake fluid, that would be more than enough for road use and stand up well to track abuse.
    suspension im not really sure about but any decent set of adjustable coilovers would be fine as you could set it up for road or track use, firm no the track soft on the way home.
    going down the turbo route wont be cheap tho as many parts need to be fitted so you need to look into that a bit more before you get your hopes up, your looking at thousands of pounds just for the turbo setup and then another thousand or more for the suspension and brakes. this is before the insurance tears your nuts of!
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    Take a look at this months Race and Track Car magazine - there's a 3 page piece on tuning the E36 M3 for track enjoyment.

    Interestingly, they advise not going near the engine unless you have massive pockets.
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    well I *was* bmw driving champion lol. 4 months! best I start again...
     
     

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    they are right, especially for track, big power is good for between the corners but you need the flow to maintain speed around them wich is where the handling comes into it wich i do think is money better spent.
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    The fund wouldnt be to much of a problem. Im looking to get the work done over the next 18 months. Brakes and coilovers would be first on the list.

    What discs should i replace OEM to, or would a big brake setup be worth the money?

    Keep in mind, that i plan to get the 600+hp from the engine
     
     

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    big brake setup deffinatly if your going to run that much power, cant really advise you on wich to go for as this isnt my thing but deffinatly get it, the best insurance you can get is better brakes. with this sort of thing i think your better of making up a plan and putting it into sections, you can work out what bits of work your going to do at various times, ie when you change the suspension change the bushes aswell, the bigger brakes will need a lot of time on there own due to changing the pipes so you could do another job whilst you do that. you can also budget in advance so you know what money you need at any given time, this way you dont come unstuck mid way through a job.
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    thanks for that bit of advice, will start to make a plan and get as much info as i can.
     
     

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    it will make your life easier in the long run, its far to easy to strap on some new suspension but fail to replace a part at the same time wich would of had easy access due to the work already being carried out, and also good for the budget because you know how much your going to spend at each point in the build.
    you gather up all the parts you need organise for sometime of and a friend to help and you rattle it out, instead of rushing last minute and forgetting stuff. whatever happens make sure you do a project thread
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    I've been in m3 csl with super charger on absolute monster, think it was running about 550bhp. Never been in anything like it, was about 2yrs ago.
     
     

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