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    Anyone had these Vmaxx Coilovers on their BMW? They have had some awards etc so i was just wondering as i like to take my car to Knockhill but its too sloppy as stock!
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    Also what about a set of lowering springs and standard dampers? Im just trying to weigh up costs etc.
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    if you are serious about track days then i would suggest spending a bit extra on top adjustable shocks like the koni's as anything thats good on a track will be too harsh for the road...these offer the best compromise imo
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    Hm, only going to be going to two a year, but i went to one on Friday and A: The power problem i still have ruined my fun, and B: the tyres have too much grip for the suspension to put down. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by aburrows88 View Post
    the tyres have too much grip for the suspension to put down. lol
    how do you mean mate?
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    When i was going around corners at high speed the roll plus the 225 front and 235 rears were skipping sideways.
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    to lower your roll centre then some sort of lowering spring is needed (no sh1t sherlock lol)
    you can also prevent roll by fitting thicker anti roll bars...M3 bars should fit,but dunno about the drop links???
    stiffer shocks will help slow down the rate of roll too (settle into the corner better)

    maybe trawl through the competition sub forum for ideas.,..also steve23002 does a bit of trackday...will point him in this direction
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    So i take it the Vmaxx coilovers are no good? From what i have read they have good ride and very very low roll and high grip...
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    Hello mate...

    We have a cheap 328i trackday car. Its nothing special, but does the job for having fun in...

    We have used a cheap set of raceland coilovers as the standard stuff just aint good enough. The coilovers are a bit soft for the track, but are much better than standard...
    If you are on a budget fit the M-Tech front anti-roll bar. Its 26mm thick and stops a lot of roll. Also worth buying some powerflex anti-roll bar mounting bushes. These seem to help cut out a lot of roll.
    Decent grippy tyres are a must as well. But I do find that the E36 skips a little bit, but you soon get used to it...
    Whatever you do its gonna be a compromise as its your road car. But I recon you will still have fun.....
     
     

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    Sweet cheers for replying, so the raceland ones are ok quality wise? Had the powerflex on my 318i and was waiting to buy some more for this one as they made such a huge difference
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