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Old 22nd April 2008, 17:29   #1
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Goin mod crazy!

GULP! Here's the mods I ordered today:

Dinan Stage 3 Suspension
Dinan Strut Tower Brace
Brembo GT BBK, front, black(+track pads all around...)
Dinan SSK

Having Fall line motorsports install it...

Can't wait! Dropoff date for install is scheduled for April 30th...

I'll try to get some decent before/after pics.
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This car is one car that really wears its mods well!
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Are you only driving on the track? Since track pads normally don't do too well on the street.
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Old 22nd April 2008, 20:33   #4
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Are you only driving on the track? Since track pads normally don't do too well on the street.
Great point! I'm actually getting two sets of pads... Track pads for that event, and a street setup when not at the track.

Planning on going to Autobahn May 5th for a day of fun Really, I'm using this event as an excuse to do the mods I've always wanted to do. I'd rather get suspension, chassis, and braking tuned to my liking before adding HP...
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if you wish to go balls to the walls with modding .......

you'll need DEEP pockets for the E39 M5 sedan !
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GULP! Here's the mods I ordered today:

Dinan Stage 3 Suspension
Dinan Strut Tower Brace
Brembo GT BBK, front, black(+track pads all around...)
Dinan SSK

Having Fall line motorsports install it...

Can't wait! Dropoff date for install is scheduled for April 30th...

I'll try to get some decent before/after pics.

damn, christmas came either early or late by you...
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Very nice choice of mods,similar to my planned list

Here in the UK the Factory M suspension is perfection for our roads so iam leaving this alone.
But i would take the rest if i had to
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Very good....

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Great point! I'm actually getting two sets of pads... Track pads for that event, and a street setup when not at the track.

Planning on going to Autobahn May 5th for a day of fun Really, I'm using this event as an excuse to do the mods I've always wanted to do. I'd rather get suspension, chassis, and braking tuned to my liking before adding HP...
You're doing the right thing. As good as it is stock, suspension and brake upgrades make a substantial difference in this car. 'Doesn't need any more power; particularly for track work.

Did you get Stage 3 Koni, or JRZ suspension from Dinan??

'Suggestion on pads: Since you got Brembo GT, which mirrors Dinan/Brembo BBK in most respects, you should really consider Dinan's Ferodo pads. They were co-designed, engineered, and extensively tested with Ferodo. Therefore, they're exclusive to, and only available from Dinan (which means they're probably more expensive than widely available brake pads for Brembo GT).

The Ferodo's are phenomenal; whether on street or track. On a hot weather track outting, there is no fade all day. They make ZERO noise and there's little, to any dust; even after being tracked, or used on back country twisties, again and again. The stopping power is very progressive (great for smooth track work) and happens RIGHT NOW!!; with no drama.

You can see from my sig, I have an S3. 'Have given many hard charging rides to local M5Board members; and several have driven it. Besides power and handling, I always get "shocked" comments about the brakes. 'Have no idea what pad compound Dinan/Ferodo came up with, but damned it sure works; every time, all the time.

'Best part is, you don't have to keep swapping pads in and out. Also, you can use ATE Super Blue brake fluid, and only have to change it about once per year. You should ask Fall Line about the Ferodo pads; they're a Dinan dealer and should be familiar with them.

Have loads of FUN!!
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DRM knows his stuff

and good gosh Dan, following you onto the freeway this weekend ... *drools*

was telling my girlfriend how much i love your car hahah
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You're doing the right thing. As good as it is stock, suspension and brake upgrades make a substantial difference in this car. 'Doesn't need any more power; particularly for track work.

Did you get Stage 3 Koni, or JRZ suspension from Dinan??

'Suggestion on pads: Since you got Brembo GT, which mirrors Dinan/Brembo BBK in most respects, you should really consider Dinan's Ferodo pads. They were co-designed, engineered, and extensively tested with Ferodo. Therefore, they're exclusive to, and only available from Dinan (which means they're probably more expensive than widely available brake pads for Brembo GT).

The Ferodo's are phenomenal; whether on street or track. On a hot weather track outting, there is no fade all day. They make ZERO noise and there's little, to any dust; even after being tracked, or used on back country twisties, again and again. The stopping power is very progressive (great for smooth track work) and happens RIGHT NOW!!; with no drama.

You can see from my sig, I have an S3. 'Have given many hard charging rides to local M5Board members; and several have driven it. Besides power and handling, I always get "shocked" comments about the brakes. 'Have no idea what pad compound Dinan/Ferodo came up with, but damned it sure works; every time, all the time.

'Best part is, you don't have to keep swapping pads in and out. Also, you can use ATE Super Blue brake fluid, and only have to change it about once per year. You should ask Fall Line about the Ferodo pads; they're a Dinan dealer and should be familiar with them.

Have loads of FUN!!
Awesome advice, can't thank you enough for your time!

Did you get Stage 3 Koni, or JRZ suspension from Dinan??

I don't know! I really didn't know there's a difference ::sigh::

Gotta call em up! BRB
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