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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sun, Sep-25-2005, 11:22:46 PM   #1
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Default Need some info on Intrax ARS Coilovers (pic.)

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I am thinking that I want to put a set of Intrax ARS Coilovers on my 95 E36 M3. Does any one have experience with them? If so, can you tell me about them? I am trying to research them on the forums, but when I do a search it comes up with very little in the way of information. Also does any one know a good place where I can purchase them? Any help would be appreciated.
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[QUOTE=MyE36M3]Yo guys,

I am thinking that I want to put a set of Intrax ARS Coilovers on my 95 E36 M3. Does any one have experience with them? QUOTE]

Hey - you're right, you don't see much about the Intrax stuff, but I have a set installed on my 87 Supra, and they've been great - nice amount of lowering and the ride is firm but not overly harsh. I mention it because at the time, I bought a set for the M3 too - I still have them, they've never been installed. If you wanted to take these and set them up with Konis or Bilsteins and make your own setup, I'd give you a decent deal, because I was going to eBay them. I did get some technical help from the Intrax website, so you might try there - they respond to email questions.

Good luck with the research.
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You would be the first person I've heard of using these coilovers on an M3. That's how much info there is.

The general consensus is that Intrax will "slam" your ride but aren't very suitable for track/autoX applications. But that's only from what I've read on forums. I have no personal expereince with them.

Good luck, let us know what you decide to do.
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You would be the first person I've heard of using these coilovers on an M3. That's how much info there is.

The general consensus is that Intrax will "slam" your ride but aren't very suitable for track/autoX applications. But that's only from what I've read on forums. I have no personal expereince with them.

Good luck, let us know what you decide to do.
indeed.. my GC's are doing fine.. i have seen much on intrax either.. actually never thought of looking since there is a pretty decent selection for our cars as it is..
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Get the real deal. Let me quote you on a Ground Control or TC Kline set-up.

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I have heard that with the Intrax it doesn't come with a sway bar linkage...or was it that you have to weld your own linkage mouting point onto it. Check on that becuase I am not sure if you want to go around welding things to your suspension.
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I have heard that with the Intrax it doesn't come with a sway bar linkage...or was it that you have to weld your own linkage mouting point onto it. Check on that becuase I am not sure if you want to go around welding things to your suspension.
Or you could do what people with the PSS9 kit do and use the swaybar links from a non-M E36. Instead of mounting to the strut housing, the links mount to the control arm.
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pss9's now come with the correct m3 swaybar mounts.
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indeed.. my GC's are doing fine.. i have seen much on intrax either.. actually never thought of looking since there is a pretty decent selection for our cars as it is..
Should also mention that I didn't install the Intrax because i went with the Ground Control street/track coilovers - great set up and infinitely adjustable without removing them from the car - a couple of turns either way from the top of the shock and you're off to the track or whatever.

You'll need to decide what you want from the suspension when you're done - if you're going to track it, I'd forget the Intrax and check out Ground Control. Ride height alone, and if cost is a big concern, the intrax might be o.k.
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According to the Intrax info i have here the M3 coilovers have a different part number than the non M3 E36, this leads me to believe it would have the sway bar link attached to the damper casing. This is actually why I have not pursued a coilover for my car as yet. I was having a hard time finding specific M3 coils that had what i wanted.

The other issue I've had is finding a coilover that is both height and damping adjustable for BOTH FRONT AND REAR, sorry for caps. Just important point.

My car is an auto, ya i know, it's my cruiser. So I'm looking for something comfortable. I work for a Japanese suspension importer, Endless/Zeal, and like the "twin perch" aspect of their coils which i rarely see from euro manf. Unfortunately the INtrax doesn't have that, but it has the other traits.

The place i work for is also a GC distributor and we've tried the GC kits, with "ok" resuts in comparison to our Japanese coils, not BMW specific. I think I'd prefer something integrated and valved accordingly. I emailed TC cause I liked their kit as well, but we can get a killer deal on the intrax coils. It seems that they are Koni dampers, but have been valved. The intrax materials also indicate that they can custom valve these for me with spring rates i specify. This interested me because I didn't want to buy Konis and then have them valved again or pay a larger price for valved ones.

I really appreciate you guys responding to this cause I've been wanting coils for like 4 years now but haven't found anything I could both afford and give me all the attributes i'm looking for. Sorry for the long post, just wanted you guys to know what I'm looking for and where i'm coming from.

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