E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Suspension & Braking

Suspension & Braking
Have some questions about suspension or brake setups for your E46 BMW? Get all your answers here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 7 votes, 4.43 average.
Old 10-11-2009, 11:17 AM   #21
TheRusski
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SD
Posts: 7,664
My Ride: gone...
I give you props for putting them on your car....most of the time I say you get what you pay for but for only $250 you have nothing to lose.... Keep them on and update us....WOWs car stance look great! Im curious how they will work out in long run!
__________________
TheRusski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 12:14 PM   #22
SammyV
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Hoboken / Long Island
Posts: 1,378
My Ride: CB M3
Send a message via AIM to SammyV
Quote:
Originally Posted by EuroBmrDude View Post
I give you props for putting them on your car....most of the time I say you get what you pay for but for only $250 you have nothing to lose.... Keep them on and update us....WOWs car stance look great! Im curious how they will work out in long run!
Nothing to lose? except the safety of the vehicle and your life. But hey, he saved $800 and thats worth it...
SammyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 12:20 PM   #23
TheRusski
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SD
Posts: 7,664
My Ride: gone...
^ Nothing to lose when he throws them away if he doesnt like it
__________________
TheRusski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 02:34 PM   #24
w0w
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 19,995
My Ride: 00 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by SammyV View Post
Nothing to lose? except the safety of the vehicle and your life. But hey, he saved $800 and thats worth it...
give me one story youve heard when suspension has failed. is the shock gonna completely separate while ur driving? springs is gonna fly right out?
__________________
daron
w0w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 03:20 PM   #25
shady3one3
Banned
 
shady3one3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 24,404
My Ride: gets replaced soon.
Send a message via AIM to shady3one3
There are threads all over the place about cheap shocks failing...shearing from their mounting points, falling apart and exploding,etc.
shady3one3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 03:25 PM   #26
TheRusski
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SD
Posts: 7,664
My Ride: gone...
Quote:
Originally Posted by w0w View Post
give me one story youve heard when suspension has failed. is the shock gonna completely separate while ur driving? springs is gonna fly right out?
Go on 1st page

http://forums.carolinaeuros.com/inde...pic=6374&st=20

But thats DDM
__________________
TheRusski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 03:31 PM   #27
RAFF112
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Springfield Gardens, NY
Posts: 1,178
My Ride: 325ci M3 cbr 600rr
They have excellent customer service but i just dont know if i can trust the product.
__________________

VCSL Front 18/13 Spacers Full Borla V2 K&N drop-in w/custom tube LED Interior air horn BMW performance shift Knob Seibon Hood LED DRL Dynavin Depo corners RE rear camber arms and Vogtland Springs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by hayabusa55 View Post
I used to think love exists. Turns out it's a manifestation of insecurities and boredom.
RAFF112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 04:04 PM   #28
SL Blak Soldier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodland Hills < SFV < LA < SoCal
Posts: 27,356
My Ride: 2001 3 Pedal M54b30
Send a message via AIM to SL Blak Soldier
Quote:
Originally Posted by kk325xi View Post
im thinking of getting these, im not trakcing at the moment, so u think the would shear off or is that coz of the tracking?
Quote:
Originally Posted by TxZHP04 View Post
Just goes to prove that even though a $258 set of coilovers might look nice, corners most certainly have been cut to achieve that price. Question is what will fail next... and when.
it was actually my fault. installation error.... everytime. yeah, i'm an idiot.

haha.
__________________
SL Blak Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 10:15 PM   #29
///MinnesotaBimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Paul Minnesota
Posts: 37
My Ride: 2001 330Ci
LAWL so are you saying that the only negative experience you have had with these so far is due to installation error? How many miles have you put on them now? After looking around im yet to hear bad things about these coils. Please keep updated tho and if anyone else gets these post too lol
///MinnesotaBimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 11:21 PM   #30
w0w
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 19,995
My Ride: 00 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by ///MinnesotaBimmer View Post
LAWL so are you saying that the only negative experience you have had with these so far is due to installation error? How many miles have you put on them now? After looking around im yet to hear bad things about these coils. Please keep updated tho and if anyone else gets these post too lol
yup it was completely installation error on his part. the coils have been good to everyone ive talked to thus far, including raj
__________________
daron
w0w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 01:26 AM   #31
E36Eric
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: L.A.
Posts: 330
My Ride: E36
Send a message via AIM to E36Eric
These coils are so cheap because there's no R&D behind them. Good luck, fellas. Hope it works out for you guys.
__________________
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretzky
E36Eric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 01:55 AM   #32
alibusoul
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fort Worth, TX - TCU
Posts: 1,357
My Ride: TiAg e46 Vert
Im almost pissed since I just dropped a grand on ST/KW V1 coilovers, but I think for me the $800 is nothing, knowing that I my coils are from a reputable company. I hope these work out for you though... I'll know what to drop my 2nd e46 on!
__________________
alibusoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 01:02 AM   #33
Kris.R
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Nor Cal, USA
Posts: 3,589
My Ride: 2012 Dodge Charger
Quote:
Originally Posted by EuroBmrDude View Post
Go on 1st page

http://forums.carolinaeuros.com/inde...pic=6374&st=20

But thats DDM

volcom8190:
heres another example, as everyone knows i had a set of DDM coilovers fail about 3 miles after install, this was the result, if the roof had collapsed any further id be dead/paralized.......stay far away from their crap.

I was so close to a lawsuit it wasn't even funny, but because i installed it myself i had no grounds according to my lawyer.






one of these days ill take pictures of the horribly mangled front strut that failed, the inside of the welds look like a 5 year old welded them, I can do a better job and i barely have any experience.

needless to say the M3 is getting ASTs of some sort
Damn.
__________________
- Kris -



"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

-Abraham Lincoln-
Kris.R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 06:25 PM   #34
mrx733
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 691
My Ride: E46, W201
Send a message via AIM to mrx733
any one who actually has these on their cars is a fool and dosent know sh!taboutshit
__________________
mrx733 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 07:33 PM   #35
SpeedDemon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,939
My Ride: 08 M3/05 ZHP/08 R32
Quote:
Originally Posted by SL Blak Soldier View Post
it was actually my fault. installation error.... everytime. yeah, i'm an idiot.

haha.
What did you do exactly? Please explain...
SpeedDemon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 03:36 AM   #36
hudatder
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Diego (chula Vista)
Posts: 437
My Ride: 2001 330i
Any new updates on these?
__________________
hudatder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 07:40 PM   #37
kaotek323i
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: phoenix, az
Posts: 421
My Ride: red 1999 323i
im very interested in some updates also..
__________________
1999 BMW 323i... MR. CARBON FIBER
raceland coils, ACS Front Tower bar-Rotora Rear, 19's 8.5 front & 9.5 rear,
Carbon Fiber- kidney grill, shark fin, headlight eyebrows/inner trim, rear window wing, acs mirrors, b-pillars, front splitters, Oem hood, Csl trunk, gas lid, interior trim
VF stage1, v2 compressor w/ v1 internals, ebay headers
kaotek323i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #38
hudatder
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Diego (chula Vista)
Posts: 437
My Ride: 2001 330i
Still no updates?
__________________
hudatder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 11:09 AM   #39
n2Bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: calii
Posts: 9,670
My Ride: Loves Corners
wow scary.
__________________
n2Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 01:29 AM   #40
615bimmerboy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nashville TN/Auburn, AL
Posts: 1,536
My Ride: 02 325i
bumpppp

any updates on these as far as performance on track and street driving? also how many miles you have driven on them?

pros and cons?

im considering getting a set..
__________________
SIXONEFIVE
Quote:
Originally Posted by southpaw View Post
I will not show you photos of my nuts.
615bimmerboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coilovers, ebay, raceland, review

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use