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      Ohlins Buyers Guide

      'Shop by Vehicle' to view all Ohlins suspension kit products offered for your vehicle

      We sell, service, and upgrade all Öhlins automotive suspension kits for BMW, Porsche, Honda, Subaru, and more. Most retailers drop ship kits straight from Öhlins and provide little to no support post purchase. 3DM Motorsport specializes in Öhlins suspensions, we know them inside and out. Between our in house shock dyno and custom built tools, we can service and repair any Öhlins damper.

      We also specialize in custom developed Öhlins suspensions. We have even aided Öhlins USA in the development of their BMW Dedicated Track kits. Our in house equipment (shock dyno, lathe, mill, TIG welder, and more) allow us to fit your Öhlins damper to your favorite camber plate or develop a bespoke kit from scratch.

      Learn about Öhlins suspension kit options...







      ROAD & TRACK
      Road Cars | Track Cars | AutoX Cars




      The Öhlins Road and Track range was born out of their Motorsport program, where the impossible has to be made possible, so you can expect the same level of care and attention to detail on the R&T range. Damping rate on the R&T units is fully adjustable and ties compression and rebound together as a matched setting, meaning that in 99% of cases, the units will work superbly, straight ‘out of the box’ with only the smallest adjustments required to suit the car or drivers individual preferences. Despite what other suspension manufacturers may tell you, comfort is king, even when you are trying to set-up a competition machine. Öhlins’ vast experience in Motorsport events around the globe has shown that the fastest drivers are those who aren’t being shaken to bits. The ‘science of compliance’ is a hugely important part of their design work.


       


      Road & Track RTR

      This kit includes all the items from the Basic Kit above. In addition, 3DM pre-assembles this kit with OEM mounts so they are ready to bolt up to your car out of the box. This removes the need to research and source all the pieces yourself. It also reduces the risk of getting caught mid install with an incorrect part. This kit uses the updated 5 bolt front top mount. Early F8X cars came with 3 bolt top mounts. This kit will bolt directly up to both early and later F8X cars.

      In most cases, basic hand tools are all that are needed to install these kits. There should be no need for complicated special tools such as a spring compressor. Every DIY mechanic operates at a different pace but with these kits you will likely cut install time in less than half over a basic kit.

      If you are having your favorite shop perform the install, the RTR kits will save you labor costs as well, offsetting the extra cost of the new mounts and hardware. We recommend letting your shop know this setup comes pre-assembled so they can adjust their labor estimate accordingly.

       


       

       

      3DM Track Day

      Road Cars | Track Cars | AutoX Cars



      Our ‘TrackDay Series’ kits take the Öhlins Road and Track dampers to the next level while still retaining street-ability. While you certainly can “set it and forget it” with these kits, they are geared more towards the person who wants to tinker with their suspension on a regular basis.

      These kits are not “shopping cart” developed. Tweaks to each component have been made to ensure proper fitment and the ultimate performance. The camber plates AND dampers have been modified to ensure proper bump/droop travel. Springs have been spec-ed to have sufficient compression travel.



       

       

       

      DEDICATED TRACK
      Track Cars | AutoX Cars

      These kits have been designed for cars that see nothing but track use. They are similar in fitment to our TrackDay Series kits but with much higher spring rates and valving to match including a modified Dual Flow Valve setup. 






      TTX MOTORSPORT
      Advanced Track Cars | Club Racecars | Professional Racecars



      Öhlins Racing developed the Twin Tube (TTX) technology back in 2002, first used in formula racing series. Since then, the TTX-technology has been developed further to maximize the performance on the track and are now widely featured in all top-level racing. With the TTX-technology you receive the highest level of suspension technology, a real racing product. The TTX products comes in a variety of dimensions, lengths and designs, all tested by our qualified test drivers. With the individual adjusters for the compression- and rebound valve you have the best possible option to set up your car for the track day. When driving on the limit, it puts immense stress on your equipment, tires, suspension, brakes, bushings etc. Öhlins TTX-technology allows you to push the car to the limit. Shock absorbers can experience loss of damping, cavitation when pushed over the limit of optimal performance. With Öhlins TTX-technology cavitation has been eliminated with the unique design. The TTX-technology always keeps the pressure balanced within the shock absorber. Hence you will never experience a pressure drop or loss of damping performance when pushing your car to the limit to set the fastest lap time. The Öhlins TTX shock absorbers are racer friendly shock absorbers, easy to set up, dial in and rebuild.







      STX MOTORSPORT
      Advanced Track Cars | Club Racecars | Professional Racecars



      The STX-series are a high-pressure monotube type shock absorber. The fluid is under gas pressure and is kept separated by a dividing piston. The pressurisation prevents cavitation of the oil, and the shock absorbing action is, therefore, more even. Öhlins shock absorbers with external rebound adjustment have integrated temperature compensation. The shock absorbing effect is consequently independent of the temperature. The more advanced models permit individual adjustment of compression and rebound damping. Öhlins shock absorbers provide the possibility of adjustment, making them adaptable to most vehicles, drivers and ranges of use. All of the shock absorbers with springs have adjustable preload of the spring action. The Öhlins STX shock absorbers are racer friendly shock absorbers, easy to set up, dial in and rebuild. 






      RALLY MOTORSPORT
      Rally Cross | Professional Rally



      The proven Group N technology is based on WRC experience and a WRC developed Dynamic Compression Control (DCC) and Dynamic Rebound Control (DRC) for the front TPX dampers. The Progressive Damping System (PDS) increases the performance in jumps and also maintaining temperature stability (front gravel). A WRC developed Stroke Dependent Rebound (SDR) improves overall traction, performance in jumping and the stability when cutting corners as well. The twin piston McPherson strut also has a reinforced outer tube in high strength steel with calibrated bushing seats. The rear TTX damper has an extruded cylinder tube that creates less damper hysteresis which means improved wheel control and traction on the rear axle. 






      ADVENTURE SYSTEM
      On/Off Road Vehicle



      A unique blend of off and on-road performance based on the STX damper technology. These systems can be customized and extended for lifted vehicles.



       

       

      FORMULA SAE TTX 25
      Formula | Electric

      Öhlins and 3DM Motorsport understand the importance of relationships from beginning to end, from racers in training to experienced veterans. It’s for this reason that we offer the TTX25 MkII FSAE: a product centered in the Formula SAE/Formula student collegiate design organizations’ demands. The TTX25 MkII FSAE uses modern twin tube technology, in a small package. The 4-way externally adjustable damper is completely serviceable by the end user, and rebuild and revalve kits are available to make the task easy. Also available are springs, spare parts, specialty tools, dynamometer plots, CAD models, and other technical information.

       

      BMW F87 M2 Coilover Buyers Guide

      • F87 M2 Production dates: 

      KIT OPTIONS:

      • Öhlins “Road and Track” Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport Öhlins “Road and Track Kit RTR” (Ready to Run)
      • 3DM Motorsport “Road Sport” Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport “TrackDay” Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport/Öhlins Dedicated Track Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport Öhlins TTX Motorsport Kit

      WHICH SUSPENSION KIT IS FOR ME?

      Everyone is a little bit different, or perhaps a lot different. Driving styles differ, mechanical skills differ, car upgrade paths differ, the list goes on. Before recommending a kit to someone these are some of the questions we ask…

      • What is your Personality?Are you a “gearhead” and like to tinker with your suspension or do you like to leave it alone and enjoy it for what it is?

      • What is the Use Case? How do you use your car… is it a daily driver, occasional “Sunday” driver, a dual duty street/track car, or a dedicated track car?

      • What level of NVH can you tolerate?
        When discussing suspensions, you have probably heard the term NVH which stands for Noise, Vibration, and Harshness. For example stiff springs and damper valving can be harsh while spherical bearing mounts can create excessive noise. It is important to remember that other pieces of the suspension puzzle such as differential or subframe bushings can also affect NVH.

      We suggest thinking through the answers to the above questions and then browsing our kit options below to see what best fits your needs. We are always an email or phone call away if you have any questions. Contact Us

      Please note that all of our kits are customizable. If you wish to swap out a part of any kit, please Contact Us and we can build a kit specific to your needs.

      Coilover Kit Details

      ÖHLINS ROAD AND TRACK RTR KIT
      (Ready To Run)

      These are the basic kits out of the box and un-assembled. This is what you will find on most other eCommerce sites which are drop shipped straight from Öhlins.

      These kits are designed to use the OEM mounts. Depending on your application, you may need special tools such as a spring compressor to dismantle your old suspension if you intend to reuse the original OEM mounts. Alternately, you can purchase new mounts and the associated specialty hardware before assembly. You will need to be fairly mechanical savvy to install this kit, otherwise we recommend a professional shop perform the install and setup.

      Assuming you use OEM mounts, these kits will have factory like NVH. The spring rates are increased so there will be some slight increase in harshness.

      Kit Includes:

      • Front struts with lower and upper spring perches
      • Rear dampers
      • Front Öhlins spring: (Rate: 90 N/mm - 514 lbs/in)
      • Rear Öhlins spring: (Rate: 190 N/mm - 1085 lbs/in)
      • Rear height adjuster
      • Height adjuster wrenches
      • Mounting instructions
      • Ohlins sticker and plaque book

      3DM MOTORSPORT “ROADSPORT” KIT
      (STREET FOCUSED, TRACK FRIENDLY)

      The 3DM Motorsport “Road Sport” kit is a slightly toned down version of the Öhlins Road and Track Kit yet still packs a punch on twisty back roads and the track. We have reduced the spring rates (Swift Brand) a touch to make commuting to work or cruising around town a little more comfortable. We also took the opportunity to use a shorter spring in the front which allows for a wider wheel fitment. Road testing, track testing, and shaker rig knowledge showed that we needed to re-valve the rear shock to match the rear spring. The front valving worked great so we left that at the “Road and Track” spec.

      Spring Specifications:

      • Front Swift Spring: 80 N/mm (450 lb/in)
      • Rear Swift Spring: 160 N/mm (913 lbs/in)

      Additional Notes:

      • Includes original Öhlins 2 year warranty.
      • Fully serviceable
      Tested Wheel Fitments: 
      • OEM Wheel/tire Fitment. (No spacers required)
      • Aftermarket Wheel/Tire Fitment. (No spacers required)
      • Front and Rear (Square setup): 18x10 ET25 wheel with 275 wide tires

      Tested Ride Height Spec: (center of wheel to fender arch)

      • Front: 363 mm
      • Rear: 350 mm

      3DM MOTORSPORT DEDICATED TRACK KIT 
      (COMPETITIVE, NOT COMPLICATED)

      These kits have been designed for cars that see nothing but track use. They are similar in fitment to our TrackDay Series kits but with much higher spring rates and valving to match including a modified Dual Flow Valve setup.

      Kits Include:

      • Front Swift spring: (Rate: 120 N/mm - 685 lbs/in)
      • Rear Swift spring: (Rate: 220 N/mm - 1256 lbs/in)
      • Spherical adjustable camber plates
      • Optional Spring thrust sheets or spring thrust bearings
      • Öhlins rear ride height adjuster and spring perches

      ÖHLINS TTX MOTORSPORT KIT
      (THE ULTIMATE TRACK SUSPENSION)

      Under Development - Coming Soon!
      Contact Us for details and to be put on a notification list

      TTX 46 CR Strut / TTX 36 IL Damper Package

      These are for the serious track car or race car looking for the extra edge. TTX is a twin tube damper that is fully pressure balanced eliminating the risk of cavitation, enabling the use of low gas pressure which keeps friction at bay. The low amount of hysteresis results in excellent short stroke/high force performance.

      The TTX 46 strut is featured heavily in GT, sports car and touring car racing. The concept of this damper features a 46 mm solid piston with a through rod of 30 mm, providing a rigid and lightweight strut. To further improve the rigidity, the outer tube is made from a special aluminium alloy.

      The TTX 36 damper has an integral reservoir that makes it very compact, there are no external reservoirs or hoses to route around the multi-link rear suspension of the F8X design.

      This setup is similar to what is found on the BMW Factory M4 GT4 racecar.

      Options:

      • Comes as 2 way adjustable: Low speed compression and rebound
      • Can be upgraded to 3 or 4 way with the addition of high speed adjusters.
      • Additional blow off valve available for each damper. The blow off kit reduces peak loads, makes driving over curbs much smoother and in the end saves tires and reduces the risk for flat tires.


      TTX 46 MT Strut / TTX 40 MK II Damper package

      This is ultimate suspension money can buy. The TTX 46 MT and TTX 40, both with through rod technology, come configured as a 4 way with low and high speed rebound and compression adjusters as well as a blow off valve.

      These are the dampers that come on the BMW Factory M6 GT# and M8 racecars.

       

       

      BMW E82 1 Series Coilover Buyers Guide

      BMW E82 1 Series

      Production dates: 2004-2013. US Models: 128i, 135i

      Kit Options:

      • Öhlins Road and Track BMS MI01
      • 3DM Motorsport Öhlins Road and Track Kits Ready to Run (RTR)
      • 3DM Motorsport TrackDay Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport/Öhlins Dedicated Track Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport Öhlins TTX Motorsport Racing Kit

      WHICH SUSPENSION KIT IS FOR ME?

      Everyone is a little bit different, or perhaps a lot different. Driving styles differ, mechanical skills differ, car upgrade paths differ, the list goes on. Before recommending a kit to someone these are some of the questions we ask…

      • What is your personality?
      • Are you a “gearhead” and like to tinker with your suspension or do you like to leave it alone and enjoy it for what it is?
      • What is the Use Case? How do you use your car… is it a daily driver, occasional “Sunday” driver, a dual duty street/track car, or a dedicated track car?
      • What level of NVH can you tolerate?

      When discussing suspensions, you have probably heard the term NVH which stands for Noise, Vibration, and Harshness. For example stiff springs and damper valving can be harsh while spherical bearing mounts can create excessive noise. It is important to remember that other pieces of the suspension puzzle such as differential or subframe bushings can also affect NVH.

      We suggest thinking through the answers to the above questions and then browsing our kit options below to see what best fits your needs. We are always an email or phone call away if you have any questions. Contact Us

      ÖHLINS ROAD AND TRACK KIT
      (BASIC KIT)

      New for 2020! This kit replaces the previous BMS Mi00 kit.

      Updates Include:

      • Front spring rate: 70 N/mm (400 lbs/in)-180mm front spring to aid in clearance of wider aftermarket wheels/tires.-Rear spring rate: 120 N/mm (685 ln/in) to better control higher HP cars
      • Front and rear shock valving changed to match new spring rates
      • Rear droop travel reduced to keep springs retained on upgraded rear ball joint suspensions.

      The result... the ultimate suspension kit for your E82 1 series right out of the box!

      These kits are designed to use the OEM mounts. Depending on your application, you may need special tools such as a spring compressor to dismantle your old suspension if you intend to reuse the original OEM mounts. Alternately, can purchase new mounts and the associated specialty hardware before assembly. You will need to be fairly mechanical savvy to install this kit, otherwise we recommend a professional shop perform the install and setup.

      Assuming you use OEM mounts, these kits will have factory like NVH.

      Kit Includes:

      • Front struts with lower and upper spring perches
      • Rear dampers
      • Front spring: (Rate: 70 N/mm - 400 lbs/in)
      • Rear spring: (Rate: 120 N/mm - 685 lbs/in)
      • Rear height adjuster
      • Height adjuster wrenches
      • Mounting instructions
      • Ohlins sticker and plaque book

      ÖHLINS ROAD AND TRACK RTR KIT
      (BASIC KIT - READY TO RUN)

      3DM pre-assembles the basic Öhlins Road and Track Kits with OEM mounts so they are ready to bolt up to your car out of the box. This removes the need to research and source all the pieces yourself. It also reduces the risk of getting caught mid install with an incorrect part. New mounting hardware is also included depending on the application. All ride height settings are set to Öhlins recommended starting points with spring perch jam nuts torqued. You can always request a different setting or change it yourself before install.

      In most cases, basic hand tools are all that are needed to install these kits. There should be no need for complicated special tools such as a spring compressor. Every DIY mechanic operates at a different pace but with these kits you will likely cut install time in less than half over a basic kit.

      If you are having your favorite shop perform the install, the RTR kits will save you labor costs as well, offsetting the extra cost of the new mounts and hardware. We recommend letting your shop know this setup comes pre-assembled so they can adjust their labor estimate accordingly.

      Much like the basic kits, the RTR kits will have factory like NVH.

      3DM TRACKDAY SERIES KIT
      (TRACK FOCUSED, STREET FRIENDLY)

      Our ‘TrackDay Series’ kits take the Öhlins Road and Track dampers to the next level while still retaining street-ability. While you certainly can “set it and forget it” with these kits, they are geared more towards the person who wants to tinker with their suspension on a regular basis.

      These kits are not “shopping cart” developed. Tweaks to each component have been made to ensure proper fitment and the ultimate performance. The camber plates AND dampers have been modified to ensure proper bump/droop travel. Springs have been spec-ed to have sufficient compression travel and dampers and been re-valved for better performance on track.

      All Kits Include:

      • Springs:
      • We use an 80 N/mm (450 lb/in) front spring that is short enough to clear many different size track wheels. With 3+ deg camber we were able to fit 18x9.5 35mm offset wheels with 275/35/18 tires.
      • We use a 140 N/mm (780 lb/in) rear spring to help with squat and balance powering out of turns. Swift thrust sheets are also provided for the rear spring.
      • Racing camber plates w/65mm perches
      • Spherical bearing lower rear Shock Mount
      • Hard urethane rear upper shock mount
      • New front spindle clamp hardware

      ÖHLINS DEDICATED TRACK KIT
      (COMPETITIVE, NOT COMPLICATED)

      This kit has been developed and tested by 3DM Motorsport and is currently undergoing fitment details.

      These kits have been designed for cars that see a majority of track use and occasional street use. They use much higher spring rates and valving to match including a modified Dual Flow Valve setup.

      OHLINS MOTORSPORT KIT
      (THE ULTIMATE RACING SUSPENSION)

      This kit has been developed and tested by 3DM Motorsport and is currently undergoing continued testing and fitment details.

      These are for the serious racer looking for the extra edge. The TTX damper is the culmination of three decades of Öhlins’ successful participation in world championship events winning more than 200 World Championships. Many years of working together with some of the world’s most successful racing teams together with advanced dynamic analysis methods developed at Öhlins Racing headquarter in Sweden has given Öhlins the unique knowledge needed to design the TTX damper. The Öhlins TTX damper, originally developed for formula racing, is designed to handle the demanding damping characteristics needed for all types of tracks, from street courses to super speedways. The TTX damper is fully adjustable with maximised damper response together with qualities you’ve never seen before when it comes to ”settings”.

      TTX 46 Strut Damper

      The TTX 46 strut damper is rebound and compression adjustable with through rod technology removing gas pressure from the piston shaft reducing friction tremendously.

      Upgrade Options:

      TTX 46 Strut 4 way upgrade. This allows for both high and low speed compression/rebound adjustability.

      TTX 46 Strut blow off valve. The through rod technology, low gas pressure, and low friction already make curb hopping with the TTX 46 strut fantastic. With the blow off valve you can carry even more speed over the curbs without losing grip.

      TTX 36 ILX Eye to Eye Damper

      A more economical compliment to the TTX 46 Strut damper. Both rebound and compression adjustable but in a non through rod application. The inline reservoir creates a compact package as there is no need for an external reservoir.

      Upgrade Options:

      • TTX 36 ILX 4 way upgrade. This allows for both high and low speed compression/rebound adjustability.
      • TTX 40 Eye to Eye Damper. The perfect complement to the TTX 46 strut damper. Available in both 2 way and 4 way adjustable. These dampers have through rod technology like the TTX 46 struts. This removes gas pressure from the piston shaft reducing friction tremendously.

       

      BMW E46 3 Series Coilover Buyers Guide

      3DM Motorsport has been racing the E46 chassis for many years. Before Öhlins released the Road and Track kits in 2009, we made our own version, circa 2006, using a modified Öhlins SportLine strut and Öhlins Motorsport damper. The next evolution of Öhlins dampers for the E46 is the “Dedicated Track” and 3DM has been working with Öhlins to develop these kits. See the shaker rig testing below.

      Kit Options:

      • Öhlins Road and Track
      • 3DM Motorsport Öhlins Road and Track Kits Ready to Run (RTR)
      • 3DM Motorsport TrackDay Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport/Öhlins Dedicated Track Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport Öhlins TTX Motorsport Racing Kit

      WHICH SUSPENSION KIT IS FOR ME?

      Everyone is a little bit different, or perhaps a lot different. Driving styles differ, mechanical skills differ, car upgrade paths differ, the list goes on. Before recommending a kit to someone these are some of the questions we ask…

      • What is your Personality?
      • Are you a “gearhead” and like to tinker with your suspension or do you like to leave it alone and enjoy it for what it is?
      • What is the Use Case? How do you use your car… is it a daily driver, occasional “Sunday” driver, a dual duty street/track car, or a dedicated track car?
      • What level of NVH can you tolerate?

      When discussing suspensions, you have probably heard the term NVH which stands for Noise, Vibration, and Harshness. For example stiff springs and damper valving can be harsh while spherical bearing mounts can create excessive noise. It is important to remember that other pieces of the suspension puzzle such as differential or subframe bushings can also affect NVH.

      We suggest thinking through the answers to the above questions and then browsing our kit options below to see what best fits your needs. We are always an email or phone call away if you have any questions. Contact Us

      ÖHLINS ROAD AND TRACK KIT
      (BASIC KITS)

      These are the basic kits out of the box and un-assembled. This is what you will find on most other eCommerce sites which are drop shipped straight from Öhlins.

      These kits are designed to use the OEM mounts. Depending on your application, you may need special tools such as a spring compressor to dismantle your old suspension if you intend to reuse the original OEM mounts. Alternately, can purchase new mounts and the associated specialty hardware before assembly. You will need to be fairly mechanical savvy to install this kit, otherwise we recommend a professional shop perform the install and setup.

      Assuming you use OEM mounts, these kits will have factory like NVH. The spring rates are increased so there will be some slight increase in harshness.

      All Kits Include:

      • Front/Rear dampers with perches 
      • Front spring: (70 N/mm)(400 lbs/in)
      • Rear spring: (110 N/mm)(630 lbs/in)
      • Rear spring ride height adjuster
      • Adjuster tools
      • Stickers
      • Instruction manual

      ÖHLINS ROAD AND TRACK RTR KIT
      (READY TO RUN)

      3DM pre-assembles the basic Öhlins Road and Track Kits with OEM mounts so they are ready to bolt up to your car out of the box. This removes the need to research and source all the pieces yourself. It also reduces the risk of getting caught mid install with an incorrect part. New mounting hardware is also included depending on the application. All ride height settings are set to Öhlins recommended starting points with spring perch jam nuts torqued. You can always request a different setting or change it yourself before install.

      In most cases, basic hand tools are all that are needed to install these kits. There should be no need for complicated special tools such as a spring compressor. Every DIY mechanic operates at a different pace but with these kits you will likely cut install time in less than half over a basic kit.

      If you are having your favorite shop perform the install, the RTR kits will save you labor costs as well, offsetting the extra cost of the new mounts and hardware. We recommend letting your shop know this setup comes pre-assembled so they can adjust their labor estimate accordingly.

      Much like the basic kits, the RTR kits will have factory like NVH. The spring rates are increased so there will be some slight increase in harshness.

      All Kits Include:

      • Ohlins Road and Track kit
      • OEM Front Top Mounts
      • OEM Rear Upper Shock Mounts
      • New Hardware


      3DM TRACKDAY SERIES KIT
      (TRACK FOCUSED, STREET FRIENDLY)

      Our ‘TrackDay Series’ kits take the Öhlins Road and Track dampers to the next level while still retaining street-ability.* While you certainly can “set it and forget it” with these kits, they are geared more towards the person who wants to tinker with their suspension on a regular basis.

      These kits are not “shopping cart” developed. Tweaks to each component have been made to ensure proper fitment and the ultimate performance. The camber plates AND dampers have been modified to ensure proper bump/droop travel. Springs have been spec-ed to have sufficient compression travel and dampers and been re-valved for better performance on track.

      Kits Includes:

      • Dampers
      • Ohlins Springs
      • Camber plates
      • Optional rubber bushing or spherical bearing rear lower shock mounts
      • Optional urethane or spherical bearing rear upper shock mounts
      • Öhlins Rear Ride Height Adjuster and Spring Perches

      ÖHLINS DEDICATED TRACK KIT
      (COMPETITIVE, NOT COMPLICATED)

      These kits have been designed for cars that see nothing but track use. They are similar in fitment to our TrackDay Series kits but with much higher spring rates and valving to match including a modified Dual Flow Valve setup. All mounts are spherical bearings.

      Kit Includes:

      • Re-valved dampers
      • Race Springs
      • Camber/Caster plates
      • Spherical bearing rear upper shock mounts
      • Ohlins Rear Ride Height Adjuster and Spring Perches

      OHLINS TTX MOTORSPORT KIT
      (THE ULTIMATE RACING SUSPENSION)

      Under Development... Contact Us to be placed on an email notification list.

      These are for the serious racer looking for the extra edge. TTX is a twin tube damper that is fully pressure balanced eliminating the risk of cavitation, enabling the use of low gas pressure which keeps friction at bay. The low amount of hysteresis results in excellent short stroke/high force performance.

      TTX 46 Strut Damper

      The TTX 46 strut damper can be modified to fit a wide range of car types and models. This kit comes as “2 way” adjustable where low speed compression and rebound are tunable. Through rod technology removes gas pressure from the piston shaft reducing friction tremendously.

      TTX 36 ILX Eye to Eye Damper

      A more economical compliment to the TTX 46 Strut damper. This kit comes as “2 way” adjustable where low speed compression and rebound are tunable. The inline reservoir creates a compact package as there is no need for an external reservoir.

      Kit Upgrade Options:

      • TTX 46 Strut 4 way upgrade. This allows for both high and low speed compression and rebound adjustability.
      • TTX 46 Strut blow off valve. The through rod technology, low gas pressure, and low friction already make curb hopping with the TTX 46 strut fantastic. With the blow off valve you can carry even more speed over the curbs without losing grip.
      • TTX 36 ILX 4 way upgrade. This allows for both high and low speed compression and rebound adjustability.
      • TTX 40 Eye to Eye Damper. The perfect complement to the TTX 46 strut damper. Available in both 2 way and 4 way adjustable. These dampers have through rod technology like the TTX 46 struts. This removes gas pressure from the piston shaft reducing friction tremendously.

       

       

       

      BMW E46 M3 Coilver Buyers Guide

      3DM Motorsport has been racing the E46 chassis for many years. Before Öhlins released the Road and Track kits in 2009, we made our own version, circa 2006, using a modified Öhlins SportLine strut and Öhlins Motorsport damper. The next evolution of Öhlins dampers for the E46 is the “Dedicated Track” and 3DM has been working with Öhlins to develop these kits. See the shaker rig testing below.

      Kit Options:

      • Öhlins Road and Track
      • 3DM Motorsport Öhlins Road and Track Kits Ready to Run (RTR)
      • 3DM Motorsport TrackDay Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport/Öhlins Dedicated Track Kit
      • 3DM Motorsport Öhlins TTX Motorsport Racing Kit

      WHICH SUSPENSION KIT IS FOR ME?

      Everyone is a little bit different, or perhaps a lot different. Driving styles differ, mechanical skills differ, car upgrade paths differ, the list goes on. Before recommending a kit to someone these are some of the questions we ask…

      • What is your Personality?
      • Are you a “gearhead” and like to tinker with your suspension or do you like to leave it alone and enjoy it for what it is?
      • What is the Use Case? How do you use your car… is it a daily driver, occasional “Sunday” driver, a dual duty street/track car, or a dedicated track car?
      • What level of NVH can you tolerate?

      When discussing suspensions, you have probably heard the term NVH which stands for Noise, Vibration, and Harshness. For example stiff springs and damper valving can be harsh while spherical bearing mounts can create excessive noise. It is important to remember that other pieces of the suspension puzzle such as differential or subframe bushings can also affect NVH.

      We suggest thinking through the answers to the above questions and then browsing our kit options below to see what best fits your needs. We are always an email or phone call away if you have any questions. Contact Us

      ÖHLINS ROAD AND TRACK KIT
      (BASIC KITS)

      These are the basic kits out of the box and un-assembled. This is what you will find on most other eCommerce sites which are drop shipped straight from Öhlins. 

      These kits are designed to use the OEM mounts. Depending on your application, you may need special tools such as a spring compressor to dismantle your old suspension if you intend to reuse the original OEM mounts. Alternately, can purchase new mounts and the associated specialty hardware before assembly. You will need to be fairly mechanical savvy to install this kit, otherwise we recommend a professional shop perform the install and setup.

      Assuming you use OEM mounts, these kits will have factory like NVH. The spring rates are increased so there will be some slight increase in harshness. 

      All Kits Include:

      • Front/Rear dampers with perches 
      • Front spring: (70 N/mm)(400 lbs/in)
      • Rear spring: (110 N/mm)(630 lbs/in)
      • Rear spring ride height adjuster
      • Adjuster tools
      • Stickers
      • Instruction manual

      ÖHLINS ROAD AND TRACK RTR KIT
      (READY TO RUN)

      3DM pre-assembles the basic Öhlins Road and Track Kits with OEM mounts so they are ready to bolt up to your car out of the box. This removes the need to research and source all the pieces yourself. It also reduces the risk of getting caught mid install with an incorrect part. New mounting hardware is also included depending on the application. All ride height settings are set to Öhlins recommended starting points with spring perch jam nuts torqued. You can always request a different setting or change it yourself before install.

      In most cases, basic hand tools are all that are needed to install these kits. There should be no need for complicated special tools such as a spring compressor. Every DIY mechanic operates at a different pace but with these kits you will likely cut install time in less than half over a basic kit. 

      If you are having your favorite shop perform the install, the RTR kits will save you labor costs as well, offsetting the extra cost of the new mounts and hardware. We recommend letting your shop know this setup comes pre-assembled so they can adjust their labor estimate accordingly. 

      Much like the basic kits, the RTR kits will have factory like NVH. The spring rates are increased so there will be some slight increase in harshness. 

      All Kits Include:

      • Ohlins Road and Track kit
      • OEM Front Top Mounts
      • OEM Rear Upper Shock Mounts
      • New Hardware


      3DM TRACKDAY SERIES KIT
      (TRACK FOCUSED, STREET FRIENDLY)

      Our ‘TrackDay Series’ kits take the Öhlins Road and Track dampers to the next level while still retaining street-ability.* While you certainly can “set it and forget it” with these kits, they are geared more towards the person who wants to tinker with their suspension on a regular basis. 

      These kits are not “shopping cart” developed. Tweaks to each component have been made to ensure proper fitment and the ultimate performance. The camber plates AND dampers have been modified to ensure proper bump/droop travel. Springs have been spec-ed to have sufficient compression travel and dampers and been re-valved for better performance on track.

      Kits Includes:

      • Dampers
      • Ohlins Springs
      • Camber plates
      • Optional rubber bushing or spherical bearing rear lower shock mounts
      • Optional urethane or spherical bearing rear upper shock mounts
      • Öhlins Rear Ride Height Adjuster and Spring Perches

      ÖHLINS DEDICATED TRACK KIT
      (COMPETITIVE, NOT COMPLICATED)

      These kits have been designed for cars that see nothing but track use. They are similar in fitment to our TrackDay Series kits but with much higher spring rates and valving to match including a modified Dual Flow Valve setup. All mounts are spherical bearings.

      Kit Includes:

      • Re-valved dampers
      • Race Springs
      • Camber/Caster plates
      • Spherical bearing rear upper shock mounts
      • Ohlins Rear Ride Height Adjuster and Spring Perches

      OHLINS TTX MOTORSPORT KIT
      (THE ULTIMATE RACING SUSPENSION)

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      These are for the serious racer looking for the extra edge. TTX is a twin tube damper that is fully pressure balanced eliminating the risk of cavitation, enabling the use of low gas pressure which keeps friction at bay. The low amount of hysteresis results in excellent short stroke/high force performance.

      TTX 46 Strut Damper

      The TTX 46 strut damper can be modified to fit a wide range of car types and models. This kit comes as “2 way” adjustable where low speed compression and rebound are tunable. Through rod technology removes gas pressure from the piston shaft reducing friction tremendously.

      TTX 36 ILX Eye to Eye Damper

      A more economical compliment to the TTX 46 Strut damper. This kit comes as “2 way” adjustable where low speed compression and rebound are tunable. The inline reservoir creates a compact package as there is no need for an external reservoir.

      Kit Upgrade Options:

      • TTX 46 Strut 4 way upgrade. This allows for both high and low speed compression and rebound adjustability.
      • TTX 46 Strut blow off valve. The through rod technology, low gas pressure, and low friction already make curb hopping with the TTX 46 strut fantastic. With the blow off valve you can carry even more speed over the curbs without losing grip.
      • TTX 36 ILX 4 way upgrade. This allows for both high and low speed compression and rebound adjustability.
      • TTX 40 Eye to Eye Damper. The perfect complement to the TTX 46 strut damper. Available in both 2 way and 4 way adjustable. These dampers have through rod technology like the TTX 46 struts. This removes gas pressure from the piston shaft reducing friction tremendously.