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Gentleman,

Your comments and advice is much appreceiated. I recently purchased a 94' 3.8 M5 with 59K miles on it from a friend. I really enjoy the car and after some investment and care it is running really well.

I do need some advice on suspension. It is gone and I do have EDC and Self-Leveling. I do not want to lower the car anymore but I do want a better firmer sporty ride. Since the work will be done, i figured to swap out the springs as well. What should I do? Eliminate SLS, and go with an adjustable Koni set-up and 535 springs?

Lastly, I would like to add a chip to my car. Which chip is the best, I want low-mid range power. I heard that chipping a 3.8 is dangerous and cause the engine to blow at 7200RPMs.

Any advice will be good, much appreciated.

Andrew
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AGIL said:
Gentleman,

Your comments and advice is much appreceiated. I recently purchased a 94' 3.8 M5 with 59K miles on it from a friend. I really enjoy the car and after some investment and care it is running really well.

I do need some advice on suspension. It is gone and I do have EDC and Self-Leveling. I do not want to lower the car anymore but I do want a better firmer sporty ride. Since the work will be done, i figured to swap out the springs as well. What should I do? Eliminate SLS, and go with an adjustable Koni set-up and 535 springs?

I hear Koni are good, although if you are not using on the track the EDC's are excellent, I have the EDC's still, with HR springs - I love it!


Lastly, I would like to add a chip to my car. Which chip is the best, I want low-mid range power. I heard that chipping a 3.8 is dangerous and cause the engine to blow at 7200RPMs.

If you are worried about this like I am now (I found out the hard way - but mine could have been due to other undiscovered engine problems) - go the UNICHIP route, this is a piggy back system, and is tuned on the dyno machine to your cars specific outputs. If you want more power - get the Schrick cams.

Regarding chips though - I hear Dinan are very good and so is Jim Comforti. Dinan can do the suspension work too I believe.

Any advice will be good, much appreciated.

Andrew
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AGIL said:
Gentleman,

Your comments and advice is much appreceiated. I recently purchased a 94' 3.8 M5 with 59K miles on it from a friend. I really enjoy the car and after some investment and care it is running really well.

I do need some advice on suspension. It is gone and I do have EDC and Self-Leveling. I do not want to lower the car anymore but I do want a better firmer sporty ride. Since the work will be done, i figured to swap out the springs as well. What should I do? Eliminate SLS, and go with an adjustable Koni set-up and 535 springs?

Lastly, I would like to add a chip to my car. Which chip is the best, I want low-mid range power. I heard that chipping a 3.8 is dangerous and cause the engine to blow at 7200RPMs.

Any advice will be good, much appreciated.

Andrew
Ft. Lauderdale

Andrew
If I were you, Id stick with Fixing the EDC. When working, its a brilliant system which will be more than firm enough when you need it but compliant at cruising speeds in a straightline.

Dont go sticking Konis on with 535 springs.
Thats no set up for an M5 & your body control will be at odds with the damper rates.

If you are determined to dump the EDC & SLS which is fantastic when working, then get a complete Spring & damper kit with bushes etc from Dinan or Hartge.

At the very worst, get new M5 springs fr & rr from BMW & get a set of Konis valved to suit the M5.

Engine chips that extend the the useable rpm limit are a time bomb waiting to go off.
Thats not the case with Dsylva & Conforti. Midrange perfection is what these guys strive for with std engine configuration.
Search the forum & all will become clear. You should be able to make up your mind then.

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If I were you, Id stick with Fixing the EDC. When working, its a brilliant system which will be more than firm enough when you need it but compliant at cruising speeds in a straightline.

Dont go sticking Konis on with 535 springs.
Thats no set up for an M5 & your body control will be at odds with the damper rates.

If you are determined to dump the EDC & SLS which is fantastic when working, then get a complete Spring & damper kit with bushes etc from Dinan or Hartge.

At the very worst, get new M5 springs fr & rr from BMW & get a set of Konis valved to suit the M5.

Engine chips that extend the the useable rpm limit are a time bomb waiting to go off.
Thats not the case with Dsylva & Conforti. Midrange perfection is what these guys strive for with std engine configuration.
Search the forum & all will become clear. You should be able to make up your mind then.

Farrell
That advice sounds great! Thanks it is much apprecited. Yeah I will probably go ahead and stay stock (but it is very expensive) at leat I will stay with the stock springs and go with the Konis.

The chip advice sounds good, and that is what I want mid range power, not top speed and red line capabilities.

I do search the forums many of them and cross reference people and statements and it becomes confusing at times and I decide to start this thread to get fresh ideas, to deliberate on my own.


Again, thanks!
 

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I will stay with the stock springs and go with the Konis
You could try, but the back springs will be very low & soft. The rear spring of an SLS-car is too soft and short to work without the SLS damper.
 

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Koni's with H&R springs have been very rated by those who have removed the EDC system.

Both are quality components.

The total cost is £700 from myself.

The one thing about the H&R springs is the ride comfort - its brilliant! Its no harder than stock to be honest.
 

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AGIL said:
Gentleman,

Your comments and advice is much appreceiated. I recently purchased a 94' 3.8 M5 with 59K miles on it from a friend. I really enjoy the car and after some investment and care it is running really well.

I do need some advice on suspension. It is gone and I do have EDC and Self-Leveling. I do not want to lower the car anymore but I do want a better firmer sporty ride. Since the work will be done, i figured to swap out the springs as well. What should I do? Eliminate SLS, and go with an adjustable Koni set-up and 535 springs?

Lastly, I would like to add a chip to my car. Which chip is the best, I want low-mid range power. I heard that chipping a 3.8 is dangerous and cause the engine to blow at 7200RPMs.

Any advice will be good, much appreciated.

Andrew
Ft. Lauderdale
Hi!
I presume that you are aware of that you need to get New/second hand damper struts from a 3.6 M5 or 535 to be able to eliminate the EDC as the EDC Damper/struts are intergrated so you can`t use new inserts on them?

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Yes, I am aware that I would need to change the struts. This is why I am asking for all of your opinions. It is probaly best that I just stick with the stock parts and leave it at that. Once the shocks are swapped out, I will see if the EDC actually works. And if not anti up for that too!

This is becoming an expensive hobby....now I know why you guys make comments about the wives being jealous.

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Yes, I am aware that I would need to change the struts. This is why I am asking for all of your opinions. It is probaly best that I just stick with the stock parts and leave it at that. Once the shocks are swapped out, I will see if the EDC actually works. And if not anti up for that too!

This is becoming an expensive hobby....now I know why you guys make comments about the wives being jealous.

AJG
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yep - I am now TOTALLY banned from talking about anything remotely resembling an automotive vehicle. :blabla:
 

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yep - I am now TOTALLY banned from talking about anything remotely resembling an automotive vehicle. :blabla:
Yeah, I can see that with you, I have seen a lot of your posts and with a blown engine and all I can see why......

I am sure that mandate will come next for me once my wife finds out that a suspension will cost me about $4K....
 

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Yeah, I can see that with you, I have seen a lot of your posts and with a blown engine and all I can see why......

I am sure that mandate will come next for me once my wife finds out that a suspension will cost me about $4K....
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yes I know...poor girl, shes had to put up with my two crashes, worried her to bits.

But if I can't talk about it anymore - I can't tell her of the costs.....maybe its not such a bad arrangement.....
 

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"a leading direct selling company offering highly competitive fixed and mobile telephone services, internet access, gas and electricity services to consumers and small businesses in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific"

I guess they're a little less competitive in Sweden where an M5 has to maintained from the margin........:1:


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yes I know...poor girl, shes had to put up with my two crashes, worried her to bits.

But if I can't talk about it anymore - I can't tell her of the costs.....maybe its not such a bad arrangement.....
 

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"a leading direct selling company offering highly competitive fixed and mobile telephone services, internet access, gas and electricity services to consumers and small businesses in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific"

I guess they're a little less competitive in Sweden where an M5 has to maintained from the margin........:1:
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smarty pants!!

CFO....Jahangeer - whats this another BMW invoice for the company car? Whats a Schrick cam?

J....Ah hi, its a vital part that needs replacing every 200,000km's. Or the car will break down and end up costing thousands.

CFO....what about last months invoice - SSK, DSSR ?? plus fitting?

J....Ah yeah mmm....can I get back to you on that one?
 

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CFO....Jahangeer - whats this another BMW invoice for the company car? Whats a Schrick cam?

J....Ah hi, its a vital part that needs replacing every 200,000km's. Or the car will break down and end up costing thousands.
I'll bet €50,- that's exactly what you told the GF!

Jahangeer said:
CFO....what about last months invoice - SSK, DSSR ?? plus fitting?

J....Ah yeah mmm....can I get back to you on that one?
..... and J walks away hoping the CFO forgets!
 

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Hey I work at a Global VoIP company and I and VP of Sales. I was in Stockholm in May for business actually. If you want a real fake invoice so that we all can benefit for performance car parts I can make it happen....

A typical American trying to scam the system.
 

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Hey I work at a Global VoIP company and I and VP of Sales. I was in Stockholm in May for business actually. If you want a real fake invoice so that we all can benefit for performance car parts I can make it happen....

A typical American trying to scam the system.
HAHAHHA:biggrin: , now here's the forum-time paying off.

BTW, it's not an American thing, more like the common-denominator of all people worldwide trying to make (or set aside) a buck...
 
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