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      11-24-2020, 03:50 PM   #1
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Setting for stiffness on my B16 suspension for track

I recently purchased Bilstein's B16 suspension and I will be running it at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA next week. Im wondering what would be the best setting for this track when it comes to the stiffness / softness knob on the coilovers for this specific track? (1-10) The track has a half roval banking which then turns into a circuit. I am also running it at the lowest setting with apex wheels paired with the M performance BBK.

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Typically I like setting things only as stiff as I need so that the tire has max grip. Setting things really stiff can feel good initially, but overall grip is lessened. You'll probably run a higher setting in the front than rear since the B16s have a really high front spring rate relative to the rear.

My guess is the front will be somewhere around 6-7 and the rear 4-5. You can tune it on the street and that should work on the track. The ride should be controlled, but not harsh. If it gets harsh, you've gone too stiff.
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Typically I like setting things only as stiff as I need so that the tire has max grip. Setting things really stiff can feel good initially, but overall grip is lessened. You'll probably run a higher setting in the front than rear since the B16s have a really high front spring rate relative to the rear.

My guess is the front will be somewhere around 6-7 and the rear 4-5. You can tune it on the street and that should work on the track. The ride should be controlled, but not harsh. If it gets harsh, you've gone too stiff.
[QUOTE=FaRKle!;26965968]

Thank you for the help! Will try that out today
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How did these fare for you on track? About to purchase a set. Wondering about camber up front since these use the oe top hat.
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How did these fare for you on track? About to purchase a set. Wondering about camber up front since these use the oe top hat.
Ohlins is going to release their R&T coilovers for xDrive vehicles in August.
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How did these fare for you on track? About to purchase a set. Wondering about camber up front since these use the oe top hat.
Ohlins is going to release their R&T coilovers for xDrive vehicles in August.
HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS AND HOW CAN I CONFIRM?!

Edit: their product pages for the F30 now show new part number BMS MU00, while the old PN was BMS MP00. Apparently the new version supports RWD/XDRIVE F3x/F2x ANNNNNDD G20/21

https://ohlins.eu/en/products/packag...lete-kit--264/

I'm going to cancel my B16 order with the shop.
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Originally Posted by Logicoeur View Post
HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS AND HOW CAN I CONFIRM?!

Edit: their product pages for the F30 now show new part number BMS MU00, while the old PN was BMS MP00. Apparently the new version supports RWD/XDRIVE F3x/F2x ANNNNNDD G20/21

https://ohlins.eu/en/products/packag...lete-kit--264/

I'm going to cancel my B16 order with the shop.
You can see in this thread in the 2-series forum (3rd post down).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Logicoeur View Post
HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS AND HOW CAN I CONFIRM?!

Edit: their product pages for the F30 now show new part number BMS MU00, while the old PN was BMS MP00. Apparently the new version supports RWD/XDRIVE F3x/F2x ANNNNNDD G20/21

https://ohlins.eu/en/products/packag...lete-kit--264/

I'm going to cancel my B16 order with the shop.
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You can see in this thread in the 2-series forum (3rd post down).
I expected the front spring rate to increase but not necessarily the rear spring rate to decrease.
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ohlins is going to release their r&t coilovers for xdrive vehicles in august.
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