Ohlins Road & Track for BMW E46 (Non M) [BMZ MI35]


Introduction

Vorshlag Motorsports is proud to offer the full line of Ohlins Road & Track Coilovers.  The Road & Track series of monotube dampers has the quality, technology, and performance we look for here at Vorshlag, we won't just sell any damper! Ohlins has been involved in racing for over 30 years and that knowledge and commitment to providing high-end damper solutions can be found in each of their products.    

The Ohlins Road & Track kit is designed to offer a very high level of performance for both street driven vehicles, as well as offer the adjustability needed for track cars. These shocks are manually adjustable monotubes, with up to 20 individual settings to adjust rebound from comfort to competition. The threaded body allows accurate adjustability of the front and rear progressive springs to achieve the vehicle ride height center of gravity and level of performance handling desired. Ohlins Road & Track's can also be revalved, rebuilt, and can be supplied with various spring rates to meet your demands!  Ohlins puts every one of their products through vast corrosion test according to ISO 9227.  The end result is a 2-Year limited warranty on all of their products - worldwide. 

We highly suggest adding Vorshlag camber plates for any track use, which gives more front alignment adjustment and saves tire wear on track. 

Key Features

  • DFV (Dual Flow Valve)
  • Monotube shocks and struts
  • Single Bleed Adjuster
  • Threaded Body for Accurate Adjustability
  • Front and Rear Springs (Front 70N/mm / Rear 110N/mm)
  • Corrosion Salt Spray Tested (ISO 9227)
  • Can be used with OEM top mounts (Please see the installation instructions HERE)

Choose your options

Choose the appropriate options and model alterations from the drop down menus below. These options will affect the final price as shown for each option. All optional packages and parts include significant discounts when purchased with shocks rather than buying the parts separately.

CAMBER PLATES : We highly recommend Vorshlag camber plates be used with Ohlins strut kits, but the shocks can be used with the OEM upper strut mount for racers on an extreme budget and/or where class rules do not allow an upper camber plate (such as SCCA Stock Class). Easily adjust camber track side with Vorshlag camber/caster plates. Over-sized spherical bearings are designed to withstand the rigors of street and track abuse. All components are plated for maximum corrosion resistance and long life. Please see the product entries on this website for more information about the Vorshlag camber plates and perches. Ordering this option includes the associated Vorshlag upper spring perches made to work with these plates.

REAR SHOCK MOUNTS : Vorshlag's new and improved Spherical Rear Shock Mounts (RSMs) for the BMW E30/36/46 are back! Optional Rear Shock Mounts include Vorshlag Spherical design or Heavy Duty rubber E46 M3 style. We recommend the spherical RSMs for most users that see any competition use, such as autocross or track events. If the car is a daily driven vehicle only and/or the user is worried about bad roads and any additional NVH transmitted through a rear spherical mount, then choose the HD rubber style instead. Our HD rubber RSMs will be machined (by Vorshlag) to fit the 12mm diameter  upper pins on the MCS rear shocks at no additional charge (BMW mounts are made for a 10mm diameter upper pin). The advantage to spherical RSMs is their ability to transmit reactions to shock forces instantly and direct - something that shows up on a shock dyno plot.  

SPRING PACKAGE: The "tapered" springs that come with the Ohlins R&T kit are a great starting point, and are made to lower the car and work with the OEM upper spring perches and top mounts They are up to the task of street driving and work well if you occasionally track your BMW.

But... if you plan on using your car more for competition (autocross or road course) use, then we can set you up with linear style 60mm coilover coilover spring package that have a stiffer spring rate, are lighter, and offer more inboard wheel & tire clearance. Once you convert these R&T dampers to use 60mm springs there is a wider range of spring lengths and rates to choose from, for further tuning. When switching to a linear style coilover spring it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO USE VORSHLAG CAMBER PLATES as they will be configured with the correct spring perch. You will not be able to use your OEM top mounts with the GT Package spring option.

The GT Spring Package comes with the following components:

  • 2 Front 60mm Coilover Springs
  • 2 Rear 60mm Coilover Springs
  • 2 Rear Spring Alignment Platforms

 

VORSHLAG RSM REINFORCEMENT KIT : Many BMW models are prone to cracks near the rear, upper shock mount bolt holes from both street/track use with higher cornering loads (and higher damper forces) as well as normal street use over extended time periods. Bolt these steel reinforcement plates on top of the rear shock tower sheet metal to strengthen this known weak area and prevent these cracks. Can be used with OEM style rubber RSMs or spherical RSMs. Can be bolted or welded in place. To install just place above the shock tower, underneath the RSM top nuts, as shown below - takes mere minutes to install and can be found HERE!