E30 Forest

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E30 Forest

Postby madkiwi » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:29 pm

I have a 4cyl e30 and the plan is to use it on tempest gravel in November.
I already have a pair of challenge inserts to go in and as I can't get any challenge springs I was wondering what poundage spring to go for up front when I change it to coil over.
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Re: E30 Forest

Postby Adam Gardner » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:06 am

Hi I have ran an e30 318is as a road rally car for a while on 200lb 14" long springs. I had to go for longer springs as I was getting them coil bound on hard landings and rougher ground.
I felt the car handles well on these, I had a pair of challenge springs on originally and the car sat high and didn't turn in as well.
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Re: E30 Forest

Postby madkiwi » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:59 am

What did you run in the back.
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Re: E30 Forest

Postby Adam Gardner » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:24 pm

Most of the challenge guys used to run standard 325i springs rather than the challenge eibachs.
I have changed between the two, I think the challenge springs are slightly stiffer, I tend to run those with two of the rubber pads below the springs for rough events but with no rubbers for tarmac to lower the car slightly.
We use a e30 touring rear spring on a compact to stiffen and raise the rear end slightly.
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