With the introduction of coilovers, Handling Pack 4 is the point at which the handling packs take a more signifcant turn towards serious trackday work.
A set of coilovers is the centrepiece of Handling Pack 4. We consider the added adjustability coilovers offer crucial to finding and fine-tuning a strong trackday or track-focused setup. Due to the nature of Handling Pack 4, lowering springs are no longer required.
Handling Pack 4 includes:
Full Geometry Alignment
A full geometry alignment is achievable with entirely standard suspension components. We consider it one of the most significant upgrades you can invest in. A proper alignment also helps make use of any installed upgrades, allowing them to fulfil their potential. In this kit, the geometry is road-biased and will make your BMW more intuitive and predictable.
Suspension Secrets Camber Plates
The standard suspension on the F87 M2/M2C lacks the option to adjust camber levels. Negative camber is essential for extracting more cornering potential from your car, as it helps make best use of the grip available from the tyres when cornering.
In combination with the Eibach lowering springs, increasing negative camber will greatly improve your BMW’s handling characteristics.
Please Note – Ohlins Road and Track coilovers are not supplied with camber plates, but they are compatible with our own camber plates.
Suspension Secrets Adjustable Front and Rear Drop Links
Our adjustable drop links are installed at this stage to prevent the anti-roll bar from hitting other chassis components, due to the car being lowered. Our adjustable drop links reset the position of the anti-roll bar back to its factory position, whilst still maintaining the dynamic benefits of the lowered springs.
Suspension Secrets Adjustable Rear Toe Arms
Our custom-designed adjustable rear toe arms enable the rear toe of the rear axle to be adjusted to a more favourable position. The increased adjustability of our rear toe arms allow optimum rear toe settings to be applied to your M2/M2C
Toe affects both cornering and accelerative performance, and getting it set up correctly can benefit a car greatly, with time being gained throught the corners and especially on corner exit.
The adjustability of the rear toe arms also allows the negative camber on the rear axle to to be increased as well, which is another valuable upgrade.
Eibach Upgraded Front and Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Eibach’s anti-roll bars are very useful at this stage, as they greatly increase the tortional rigidity of your car’s chassis. This added rigidity prevents the chassis and body flexing during cornering, and the edded stiffness helps extract the most grip from your tyres.
Importantly, anti-roll bars do no compromise ride comfort, which means you can install them and benefit from their performance benefits, whilst not having to compromise on ride comfort.
A Set of Coilovers
At this stage, the standard-fit BMW dampers are no longer fit for use. Coilovers are now needed to give the adjustablity and sophistication required for more serious track-focused setups.
Coilovers allow you to accurately adjust and control the ride height, damping and suspension stiffness with one cohesive unit.
This allows you to fine-tune each one of these aspects to your requirements, and allows for many more driving styles and preferences to be accommodated. Coilovers also allow for the exploration of more sophisticated suspension dynamics, such as increased negative camber, the introduction of rake, and the reduction of understeer.
Handling Pack 4 demonstrates that coilovers are the cornerstone of any good setup, and are an important starting point for more track-intesive car setups.
We recommend the following coilovers for Handling Pack 4:
- Nitron R1
- Ohlins Road and Track
- TracTive ACE (semi-active)
Please Note – We have made every effort to make our custom-designed camber plates compatible with aftermarkets topmounts, but some coilovers are not supplied with camber plates, or require their own bespoke camber plates, which will have to be purchased seperately.
Suspension Secrets Solid Front Control Arm Bushings
Also included in Handling Pack 4 are solid control arm bushes. By eliminating flex in the bushes, the grip generated by the tyre is transferred to the chassis much faster with greater clarity. They help make a car feel more immediate and direct, giving the steering greater transparency and immediacy.
At Suspension Secrets we offer comprehensive installation and setup services. We can apply our knowledge and expertise of the F87 M2/M2C platform to your car, and to make the best use of the upgrades included in this handling pack.
Please fill out the form below if you wish for us to fit and setup your Handling Pack.