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PO-BoxE46 09-27-2010 11:20 AM

Looking for Stiffer Springs To replace my current Springs
 
I purchased a Raceland kit and find that that the rear springs are to soft. If any one has or knows of someone who has replaced the stock raceland springs with something else, could you provide some suggestion? I'm not looking for dumb remarks just a little help.

Thanks

PO-BoxE46 09-27-2010 01:56 PM

Still looking for help

BMW_Matt 09-27-2010 11:38 PM

What kind of rates you looking for?

3bananas 09-28-2010 03:44 AM

I'm swapping my RLs for Vogtlands, heard very good things about them from competent forum members

jamex 09-28-2010 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PO-BoxE46 (Post 12281210)
I purchased a Raceland kit and find that that the rear springs are to soft. If any one has or knows of someone who has replaced the stock raceland springs with something else, could you provide some suggestion? I'm not looking for dumb remarks just a little help.

Thanks

Are you sure its the springs you want to replace? They mostly control the height. The rear shocks in the raceland kit are a bit soft and thats probably what you want to be swapping out. I found it a bit bouncy at first but either it went away or I don't notice it anymore. I was going to swap in my OEM sport shocks as a free alternative but lost my motivation after I stopped noticing the bouncing.

jamex 09-28-2010 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3bananas (Post 12284923)
I'm swapping my RLs for Vogtlands, heard very good things about them from competent forum members

Doesn't sound like the OP wanted opinions on rip'n'replace options. From following the vogtland thread I would guess you're either a shill, a troll, or both.

PO-BoxE46 09-28-2010 02:11 PM

so your suggesting i change the rear shocks. what should i swap them out for. I'm running Front: 20" x 8.5 & Rear: 20" x 10" in the rear.

ECSTuning 09-30-2010 01:37 PM

H&R has a solution to your soft spring delima...

They offer their Race Springs, for those that want the ultimate in handling and an over-the-top highly aggressive look.

Race Springs will lower your vehicle approximately 1.75 - 2.5 inches and should be matched with high-quality sport tuned shock absorbers. Race Springs also have a firmer spring rate than the Sport Spring.

Click HERE for more information.
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Please let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to shoot me a PM or email.

Best,
Joe

Solo 323 CI 09-30-2010 07:11 PM

You might as well sell them. Replacing the springs is going to cost just as much as the coils. Just get lowering springs. You can't use coilovers to their full advantage anyways with such a large wheel setup.

mkodama 10-01-2010 05:28 AM

What makes you believe your rear springs are too soft?

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamex (Post 12285287)
Are you sure its the springs you want to replace? They mostly control the height. The rear shocks in the raceland kit are a bit soft and thats probably what you want to be swapping out. I found it a bit bouncy at first but either it went away or I don't notice it anymore. I was going to swap in my OEM sport shocks as a free alternative but lost my motivation after I stopped noticing the bouncing.

Springs entirely control both ride height and spring rate. Fine tuning to the ride height can be done with spacers and adjustable perches though.


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