13th February 2012, 03:47
M5 Guru (>2000 posts)
Goodies From Dinan (Warning Lots of Pics)
I received my Dinan Goodies during the past few weeks and finally had a chance to install them at a good friend's home. This is the first phase of my suspension upgrade. I purchased the Dinan Rear Sway Bar from a board member, the Front Roll Control System from Dinan, and the Carbon Fiber Rear Upper Strut Tower Brace, "New and Unopened", from Ebay and saved a ton of money. This is the first phase and I have to thank my good friend George (GKInvest) for his advice. My initial driving impressions is that the car corners much flatter with improved rotation and transition to acceleration. My ultimate goal is to dial out as much of the understeer, as possible.
While I still haven't decided on which springs...this was the first step. Camber/Caster plates are also on the list. My goal is to handle the suspension upgrades before the end of this month, move to brakes in April and decide on exhaust and lastly install my Evolve tune in the late April/Early May timeframe. I generally like to drive the car for a bit once a mod is complete to feel the difference.
I've included pics of the parts including their blessing from the Driving Deity!! Additionally, I threw in some pics of my buddy's R8 V10...WOW! What an amazing car! It is now on the short list.
The final photo was taken after the installation was complete and we were partaking of a couple of great cigars (Thanks again, George) and a glass of port of a chilly evening.
2007 BMW M6 Coupe
Silverstone Metallic-Silverstone II Full Merino Leather Interior-Alcantara Headliner-Gas Guzzler Tax-No HUD (WTF?!)
Tubi X-Pipe (Thanks Hasan!)-Tubi Rumore Section 3-Red RPI Scoops-Dinan Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake-Charcoal Filter Delete
ACS Front Strut Tower Brace-Dinan Carbon Fiber Rear Strut Tower Brace-Dinan Rear Anti-Roll Bar-Dinan Front Roll Control System-12.5mm TMS Front Wheel Spacers-12.5mm TMS Rear Wheel Spacers-Pirelli PZero Corsa System
Custom Finished Factory M6 Wheels-CF Front Spoiler-Carbon Fiber VRS Type Rear Spoiler-Matte Black Grille-Matte Black Side Gills-BMW ///M Valve Stem Caps-BMW ///M Matte Black License Plate Frame-LED Side Markers
Formula 1 Tint: 35% Front Windows-20% Side Windows-15% Back Glass
Hard-Wired V1 Radar Locator-Aluminum ///M Pedals-Dinan Embroidered Floor Mats
In Hand but not Installed: Interior LED Lighting-Evolve ECU Upgrade-LED Brow Lights
Next: Exterior LED DRLs-Angel Eyes Upgrade-RPI Oiler Cooler