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I had TCKline Double adjustable on my M235i and loved them on track and on the street.
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I had TCKline Double adjustable on my M235i and loved them on track and on the street.
I have to say their customer service is amazing. A few hours after I shot them an email, TC Kline himself emailed me back and answered all my (probably dumb) questions. Props for that alone. Emails to the competitors have gone unanswered

Did the DA setup make noise in the front?
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Think I’m going with tckline DA’s this year for the track. Good product for the price, great reputation as well, and seem to have respectable customer service.
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I have to say their customer service is amazing. A few hours after I shot them an email, TC Kline himself emailed me back and answered all my (probably dumb) questions. Props for that alone. Emails to the competitors have gone unanswered

Did the DA setup make noise in the front?
TBH, my car was decently stripped and had a half cage and i had the meisterschaft SGT catback and was catless, lol so if there was noise i probably couldnt hear it anyways becuase everything else was so loud lol.
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TBH, my car was decently stripped and had a half cage and i had the meisterschaft SGT catback and was catless, lol so if there was noise i probably couldnt hear it anyways becuase everything else was so loud lol.
Roger that.... LOL!

I think Im going to do the SA fronts... just to be sure .
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TBH, my car was decently stripped and had a half cage and i had the meisterschaft SGT catback and was catless, lol so if there was noise i probably couldnt hear it anyways becuase everything else was so loud lol.
Roger that.... LOL!

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Haha yea man those arent noisy i know that. My buddy has the SA
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Haha yea man those arent noisy i know that. My buddy has the SA
Sweet I just ordered.

To close up this thread, I made up my mind to go with TC Kline because I wanted a setup for a few track days that I could also daily drive. TCK himself responded to all my (likely dumb) questions which I thought said a lot, even on the weekend. Further, he owns a M2C and tracks/tests everything he sells.

In reading other threads, people are sometimes unhappy with their spring rates and the various settings on these trick suspensions.... so in this case, I thought there was an advantage (or at least, lack of a headache) because TCK has already tried it and has the best setups mapped out.

Kit is in the mail... will report back.
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Sweet I just ordered.

To close up this thread, I made up my mind to go with TC Kline because I wanted a setup for a few track days that I could also daily drive. TCK himself responded to all my (likely dumb) questions which I thought said a lot, even on the weekend. Further, he owns a M2C and tracks/tests everything he sells.

In reading other threads, people are sometimes unhappy with their spring rates and the various settings on these trick suspensions.... so in this case, I thought there was an advantage (or at least, lack of a headache) because TCK has already tried it and has the best setups mapped out.

Kit is in the mail... will report back.
Smart choice, I've been very dissatisfied with Ohlins and Ground Control. I've had issues with both and paired together what a nightmare.

I've had my front suspension out around six times chasing noises. I can't believe how little knowledge they have given the price point of each of their products. You get what you pay for does not ring true here.

I've eliminated 95% of my noises and the extra 5% is because the swift 2.5" springs don't properly sit on a 2.5" perch. The Swift spring ID is actually quoted at 2.56", but I measured a 1/4" gap between the top mount and the spring. I'm not sure if the Ohlins provided springs are are a true 2.5" spring, but the Swift springs aren't just binding without Swift thrust sheets, they are actually moving back and forth 1/4" since they don't fit the perch properly (makes a wonderful noise). Not my idea of quality for a $3,000+ suspension setup. I also wasted time adjusting the preload about 20 times to see if that would help the issue.

I added Swift thrust sheets today, which seems to have eliminated the horrid binding noise. The problem is the spring still shifts, since it doesn't fit correctly, and the thrust sheets make noise. Completely unacceptable given the cost and the wasted time.

Ground control is another story... They made things right, but not until after their top nuts partially stripped the threads on my strut. There's more to this story, but I get to worked up over this crap. It's fun getting accused of **** that's not your fault.

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Smart choice, I've been very dissatisfied with Ohlins and Ground Control. I've had issues with both and paired together what a nightmare.

I've had my front suspension out around six times chasing noises. I can't believe how little knowledge they have given the price point of each of their products. You get what you pay for does not ring true here.

I've eliminated 95% of my noises and the extra 5% is because the swift 2.5" springs don't properly sit on a 2.5" perch. The Swift spring ID is actually quoted at 2.56", but I measured a 1/4" gap between the top mount and the spring. I'm not sure if the Ohlins provided springs are are a true 2.5" spring, but the Swift springs aren't just binding without Swift thrust sheets, they are actually moving back and forth 1/4" since they don't fit the perch properly (makes a wonderful noise). Not my idea of quality for a $3,000+ suspension setup. I also wasted time adjusting the preload about 20 times to see if that would help the issue.

I added Swift thrust sheets today, which seems to have eliminated the horrid binding noise. The problem is the spring still shifts, since it doesn't fit correctly, and the thrust sheets make noise. Completely unacceptable given the cost and the wasted time.

Ground control is another story... They made things right, but not until after their top nuts partially stripped the threads on my strut. There's more to this story, but I get to worked up over this crap. It's fun getting accused of **** that's not your fault.
You're definitely not alone. Your post is exactly why I didn't do something more exotic. I was strongly considering the MCS singles but then it's the same issue of spring rates and length, helper springs... For a race car... Sure, but not for a daily driver doing the occasional track romp. IMO.
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Smart choice, I've been very dissatisfied with Ohlins and Ground Control. I've had issues with both and paired together what a nightmare.

I've had my front suspension out around six times chasing noises. I can't believe how little knowledge they have given the price point of each of their products. You get what you pay for does not ring true here.

I've eliminated 95% of my noises and the extra 5% is because the swift 2.5" springs don't properly sit on a 2.5" perch. The Swift spring ID is actually quoted at 2.56", but I measured a 1/4" gap between the top mount and the spring. I'm not sure if the Ohlins provided springs are are a true 2.5" spring, but the Swift springs aren't just binding without Swift thrust sheets, they are actually moving back and forth 1/4" since they don't fit the perch properly (makes a wonderful noise). Not my idea of quality for a $3,000+ suspension setup. I also wasted time adjusting the preload about 20 times to see if that would help the issue.

I added Swift thrust sheets today, which seems to have eliminated the horrid binding noise. The problem is the spring still shifts, since it doesn't fit correctly, and the thrust sheets make noise. Completely unacceptable given the cost and the wasted time.

Ground control is another story... They made things right, but not until after their top nuts partially stripped the threads on my strut. There's more to this story, but I get to worked up over this crap. It's fun getting accused of **** that's not your fault.
You're definitely not alone. Your post is exactly why I didn't do something more exotic. I was strongly considering the MCS singles but then it's the same issue of spring rates and length, helper springs... For a race car... Sure, but not for a daily driver doing the occasional track romp. IMO.
Not every shop /reseller can offer MCS. MCS is selective. But a good shop would listen to your experience as a driver, tire and your intended purpose. They provide the spring rates, clicks, etc. One setting for the street and another for the track.
FYI I have MCS singles on my E92 M3 "street" car that sees occasional track time with Hoosier R7. It is more comfortable on the street than stock. Then I have MCS triples on my E46 M3 race car.
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Not every shop /reseller can offer MCS. MCS is selective. But a good shop would listen to your experience as a driver, tire and your intended purpose. They provide the spring rates, clicks, etc. One setting for the street and another for the track.
FYI I have MCS singles on my E92 M3 "street" car that sees occasional track time with Hoosier R7. It is more comfortable on the street than stock. Then I have MCS triples on my E46 M3 race car.
I agree with you wholeheartedly... but that kind of MCS specific support is about a 4 hour drive from me, and still I could make (read: strongly encourage) my local shop guys, who are amazing, learn about MCS... Im sure we would get the street and track setups sorted out... but for my current needs I wanted something quick and easy to configure without any second guessing.

That said, everything I have read about the MCS setup is epic, and I would love to try it out. Im fighting with myself about building a E36 Racecar for WRL and would likely use MCS on that car if I go through with it. Building the car all depends on whether a divorce would go hand in hand with the racecar
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Not every shop /reseller can offer MCS. MCS is selective. But a good shop would listen to your experience as a driver, tire and your intended purpose. They provide the spring rates, clicks, etc. One setting for the street and another for the track.
FYI I have MCS singles on my E92 M3 "street" car that sees occasional track time with Hoosier R7. It is more comfortable on the street than stock. Then I have MCS triples on my E46 M3 race car.
I agree with you wholeheartedly... but that kind of MCS specific support is about a 4 hour drive from me, and still I could make (read: strongly encourage) my local shop guys, who are amazing, learn about MCS... Im sure we would get the street and track setups sorted out... but for my current needs I wanted something quick and easy to configure without any second guessing.

That said, everything I have read about the MCS setup is epic, and I would love to try it out. Im fighting with myself about building a E36 Racecar for WRL and would likely use MCS on that car if I go through with it. Building the car all depends on whether a divorce would go hand in hand with the racecar
I'm pretty sure you could buy the entire kit with settings from a shop then have your local guys install. Call AR Motorsports 503-697-3311 when you get ready.
BTW One of my good friends had a OG M2 in which AR installed MCS singles. Then he bought and M2C and they moved the MCS over. He daily drives both along with HPDE. They likely sell and install more MCS than anyone. Hundreds and hundreds of sets.......
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