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      11-17-2019, 01:00 AM   #67
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You shouldn't have any clearance issues with coils running stock tire sizes, only if you go above 255 and without camber.
I meant clearance under the front lip
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Glad I found this thread. Wanted to see if anyone can give me their opinion if I should get the MPC for my 2018 m2. I have no intention of tracking as this is my DD that I just drive to work and home, and maybe some spirited driving on the highway. my main goal is trying to cut the wheel gap a bit. I also live in Houston, TX which despite being a giant ass city has some of the worst intercity roads ever. My main thing choosing MPC is for the warranty.
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Glad I found this thread. Wanted to see if anyone can give me their opinion if I should get the MPC for my 2018 m2. I have no intention of tracking as this is my DD that I just drive to work and home, and maybe some spirited driving on the highway. my main goal is trying to cut the wheel gap a bit. I also live in Houston, TX which despite being a giant ass city has some of the worst intercity roads ever. My main thing choosing MPC is for the warranty.
Definitely the single best thing you can do to this car IMO.

Really gives you the go kart feel!
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      01-07-2020, 01:26 PM   #70
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Glad I found this thread. Wanted to see if anyone can give me their opinion if I should get the MPC for my 2018 m2. I have no intention of tracking as this is my DD that I just drive to work and home, and maybe some spirited driving on the highway. my main goal is trying to cut the wheel gap a bit. I also live in Houston, TX which despite being a giant ass city has some of the worst intercity roads ever. My main thing choosing MPC is for the warranty.
In the long run coilovers are the way to go, especially if you have bad roads.
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i just installed mine. well absolute night and day difference. car feels better, the steering wheel sends more informations and the turns are much smooters. i'm using the recommended settings but not as low as they suggest. i still have to do the corner balance but i want to try more setting before mybe a little harder in rebound and compression
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      01-15-2020, 09:26 AM   #72
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Guys, do MPS need rebuild? If so how often?
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      02-17-2020, 06:49 PM   #73
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Vs stock are the coilovers more jarring at town speeds?

When I think of coilovers I think of super hard suspension that makes your fillings fall out while pretending it's great and what you wanted hehe.

Having said that I have zero experience of them.
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Vs stock are the coilovers more jarring at town speeds?

When I think of coilovers I think of super hard suspension that makes your fillings fall out while pretending it's great and what you wanted hehe.

Having said that I have zero experience of them.
Not sure i've noticed much of a difference after having them installed for a few months now. You can always adjust to a softer setting for comfort.
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      02-18-2020, 03:38 AM   #75
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Vs stock are the coilovers more jarring at town speeds?

When I think of coilovers I think of super hard suspension that makes your fillings fall out while pretending it's great and what you wanted hehe.

Having said that I have zero experience of them.
You can adjust heights and damper settings on MPerf C/overs so as for low speed compliance/city driving, the ride is way smoother than standard suspension.
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      02-18-2020, 12:34 PM   #76
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Thanks both good to know. What's the warranty on them like?
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Full BMW it seems.
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Find a dealership discounting and go with it.
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So-- after reading this thread and going "Hmmmmm", I talked to the guys at Bimmerworld about suspension upgrades for (mostly) street.

We discussed the M Performance, but they recommended the MCS 1-way damper set w/ appropriate springs instead, saying that would give a far better "daily driver" ride than the M Performance.

Thoughts?

https://www.bimmerworld.com/MCS-F8X-...et-non-CO.html
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So-- after reading this thread and going "Hmmmmm", I talked to the guys at Bimmerworld about suspension upgrades for (mostly) street.

We discussed the M Performance, but they recommended the MCS 1-way damper set w/ appropriate springs instead, saying that would give a far better "daily driver" ride than the M Performance.

Thoughts?

https://www.bimmerworld.com/MCS-F8X-...et-non-CO.html
Can't go wrong with MCS. I will be doing the MCS 2WNR since I see a fair amount of track work.
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So-- after reading this thread and going "Hmmmmm", I talked to the guys at Bimmerworld about suspension upgrades for (mostly) street.

We discussed the M Performance, but they recommended the MCS 1-way damper set w/ appropriate springs instead, saying that would give a far better "daily driver" ride than the M Performance.

Thoughts?

https://www.bimmerworld.com/MCS-F8X-...et-non-CO.html
They supply their recommended solution. It might well be better than MPS, but I have no way of knowing. Separately, I lack a vested interest.

So. Drive both.
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Damn you guys gonna cost me more money!

Next mod I want to do is more on handling, if I do power it will be last.

Now what one to do, MSS springs, M Perf Coilovers or AST 5100?!
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So-- after reading this thread and going "Hmmmmm", I talked to the guys at Bimmerworld about suspension upgrades for (mostly) street.

We discussed the M Performance, but they recommended the MCS 1-way damper set w/ appropriate springs instead, saying that would give a far better "daily driver" ride than the M Performance.

Thoughts?

https://www.bimmerworld.com/MCS-F8X-...et-non-CO.html
They aren't lying, that is an incredibly good damper, world class even.

Problem is for your application it may be overkill as it will likely $1500-2000 more when all is said and done.


I originally considered getting MCS 2 ways with camber plates and I track and autocross my car 8-12+ times a year.

That said, the full set up with MCS dampers would have been around $4.7K USD whereas the M performance would be $2.8K Whilst the delta in performance is supposed to be night and day and I track my car far more often then you I couldn't justify that expenditure on a non-dedicated track car when I can take the difference and get a few days of driver training with it.
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Damn you guys gonna cost me more money!

Next mod I want to do is more on handling, if I do power it will be last.

Now what one to do, MSS springs, M Perf Coilovers or AST 5100?!
I have MPS (£2100 fitted) and I have driven AST car (£2700++ fitted).

I'm very happy with MPS esp as I've had 2 sets of top mounts replaced under warranty and now looks like NSF LCA needs to be replaced, also under warranty.

MSS is springs only say £1100 fitted.

As M50 says - try to drive all 3 and make yr decision.
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      02-20-2020, 08:22 AM   #85
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I have MPS (£2100 fitted) and I have driven AST car (£2700++ fitted).

I'm very happy with MPS esp as I've had 2 sets of top mounts replaced under warranty and now looks like NSF LCA needs to be replaced, also under warranty.

MSS is springs only say £1100 fitted.

As M50 says - try to drive all 3 and make yr decision.
Driving would be ace don't see it happening though. £2100 FITTED is nice though.

I'd go MSS as long as dampers aren't under undue stress though hopefully OEM replacements (if needed) aren't too much money?
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I have MPS (£2100 fitted) and I have driven AST car (£2700++ fitted).

I'm very happy with MPS esp as I've had 2 sets of top mounts replaced under warranty and now looks like NSF LCA needs to be replaced, also under warranty.

MSS is springs only say £1100 fitted.

As M50 says - try to drive all 3 and make yr decision.
Driving would be ace don't see it happening though. £2100 FITTED is nice though.

I'd go MSS as long as dampers aren't under undue stress though hopefully OEM replacements (if needed) aren't too much money?
Yes - I had to haggle hard to get that price but it was kinda of 3-way group buy so got 2 others ob.

MSS and Billy B8's when yr std struts/dampers go pop.

B8 are about 700-800 all round so you be paying the same / if not more for MSS / B8 combo than oem coilovers
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and coilovers always trump springs and dampers or not necessarily depending on case useage or wants/needs?
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The stock suspension of the M2 is a joke, thatís a fact. The car is never well settled with it, itís very bouncy from the rear, it twists in corners in a weird way that makes impossible to drive fast and precisely. The M-perf suspension transforms totally the car, solving this critical issue. Itís stiff, but not to the point to make the car unusable on the road. In fact, the car is MORE comfortable with it, as it stops bouncing like crazy at the smallest bump.
BUT, something to keep in mind before buying it for a car used as DD is that coilover bumpers have a much lower longevity than normal ones. I know what Iím talking about. I installed the M-perf suspension on my M2 LCI when it had 5000 kms. One of the rear bumpers broke one year after, after 10000kms. One of the front one just broke after 25000kms. Based on what I could learn from the mechanics of my BMW garage, itís the normal longevity of KW coilovers whose main recommended use is track, not road. I found similar information on the web.
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