BMW M2 / M2 Competition

BMW M2/ M2 COMP

Suspension Secrets BMW Handling Packs

From our experience of setting up hundreds of BMW M2s and M2 Competitions, we have compiled a series of bespoke handling packs for all M2/M2 Competition applications.

We’ve compiled a range of Handling Packs for the BMW E87 M2 and M2 Competition.

Comprised of a mix of our own high quality custom-designed  components, and parts from other market leaders such as Eibach, Nitron and Ohlins, our kits offer varying levels of upgrades, from an improved road handling kit, all the way to an uncompromising track-only setup.

Our kits are designed to get the best out of the BMW M2/M2 Competition, and are far cheaper than buying all the components individually.

We offer full installation and setup services to help you make the most of your upgrades.

Coilovers

Standard BMW suspension is a very diverse item that has been designed to work in multiple environments, on many different types of terrain,  weather and surfaces. If you are using your BWW mainly for fast road use, track days or racing then you will certainly benefit from upgrading to a good set of coilovers. 

Installing the coilovers will provide damping adjustment, allowing you to fine tune the handling characteristics of the car and will also provide a stiffer spring rate to control the car when being pushed to its limits through the corners. With a sophisticated coilover, the stiffer spring doesn’t mean you will have a much harsher ride than stock too as the spring rates are carefully designed around your use of the car. 

Camber Plates

One area that can be drastically improved on BMWs is the lack of camber adjustment for the front wheels. Particularly once coilovers or lowering springs have been installed, the lower, stiffer car will be trying to use more of the camber of the tyre through corners. Without the correct camber setting, you will have less grip from the tyre than before. With the installation of a camber plate you are able to increase negative camber and fine tune the settings to ensure you are getting the maximum grip possible, and more even wear from your tyres.

Adjustable Suspension Arms

When lowering your F87 M2 / M2 Competition, adjustable suspension arms and drop links are an important component to install to set the best geometry possible for the car. Once lowered, the standard adjustment bolts do not have enough range to set the optimum settings for camber and toe and therefore require adjustable arms with enough range to achieve all settings. Drop links are also required when lowering the M2 / M2C to set the anti roll bar back to the standard positioning to prevent any contact between suspension components. They are also required when corner weighting to remove any tension from the roll bar when in resting position. 

Lowering Springs

Installing lowering springs to your M2 is a good first upgrade to make when looking to improve the handling of your BMW.

Lowering springs make the car sit lower. As a result, they offer several dynamic improvements to the car. Most importantly, the centre of gravity is reduced. A lower centre of gravity is beneficial in terms of accelerating, cornering and braking. Sitting the weight low in the chassis is one of the most important fundamental changes that you can make to improve how a car handles.

Anti-Roll Bars

Uprated anti-roll bars help to keep your car’s chassis flatter when cornering, and also alters the distribution of lateral load transfer between the front and rear axle, which in turn gives you more grip in the corners, and reduces understeer in the chassis.

They are an excellent choice for making your BMW faster and more direct through the corners. Direction changes are really where upgraded anti-roll bars shine, but their positives will be felt during all cornering.

Despite adding stiffness to the car’s chassis, anti-roll bars do not impact the ride comfort, making them a useful, but not overly compromising upgrade. They are an excellent fit for a fast road or more track-focused setup.

Wheel Spacers

Not only do wheel spacers improve the aesthetics of your vehicle, but they also offer performance enhancements. It is very important to ensure that you get a high-quality wheel spacer that is hub-centric and made of the correct material.

Some of the performance benefits offered by wheel spacers includes widening the track width of your vehicle, and improved rear axle stability. A wider track width allows for more lateral load transfer. Increased lateral load transfer allows you to go around corners at higher speeds.

Wheel spacers installed on the rear axle of a car can help to reduce oversteer. The addition track width on the rear axle makes the whole axle more stable during cornering, and again allows for more lateral load transfer.

Spacers are a quick and effective way of improving your car’s handling and its aesthetics. We sell Eibach’s high-quality hub-centric spacers for a variety of BMWs.