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      01-16-2019, 05:09 PM   #1
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Dinan vs BMW M Performance suspension?

Hi guys, new to the forum here. Can someone provide some reviews/comparison between Dinan and BMWs M performance suspensions? I have a stock non competition m4 (2018), and am interested in upgrading my suspension to get a firmer ride better cornering ability in the canyons. it's my daily driver and I probably do 2-3 track days a year... which one would be a better option, given they are priced very similarly? Thanks in advance for your help.
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I bought the Dinan "coil-over" suspension system in 2016 (really just HAS, like the M Performance suspension) because BMW took forever to release their springs and I couldn't wait, as I had several track weekends coming up (4 in a six month period). I've been satisfied with them. I also had $750 in gift certificates that my wife and I won in the same drawing (1st and 2nd), so that heavily influenced my decision. I also had Ground Control camber plates installed at the same time.

That said, but not having hard data to back this up, the BMW kit may be engineered to more closely match the F80/F82 suspension than the Dinan.

All things equal, if I had to make the decision again today (and without having gift certificates), I would probably go with the BMW M Performance suspension.
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I've had both, I liked the m performance better.. also the height adjustability is better on the m performance .. re: goes lower
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Dinan advertises over 50% stiffer than stock in the front.

Could of had a deal on some that my deal had in stock with a leftover deposit but no thanks
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I've had both, I liked the m performance better.. also the height adjustability is better on the m performance .. re: goes lower
Any differences that you felt between the two? Disregard the height adjustment.
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I've had both, I liked the m performance better.. also the height adjustability is better on the m performance .. re: goes lower
Any differences that you felt between the two? Disregard the height adjustment.
Not really. Essentially the same
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That said, but not having hard data to back this up, the BMW kit may be engineered to more closely match the F80/F82 suspension than the Dinan.

All things equal, if I had to make the decision again today (and without having gift certificates), I would probably go with the BMW M Performance suspension.
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Why is that?
I stated this in my OP.
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