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Old 03-13-2010, 03:59 PM   #21
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any suspension can fail, even oem. I've seen a few oem springs fracture.
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You guys all own BMW's WTF are you doing buying after market suspension in the first place? BMW does their research and makes race cars from the factory. Touching a BMW's OEM suspension should be a felony considering the amount of money and research that goes in to it.

Anything aftermarket is going to be a joke in comparison to OEM performance. Plus you sacrifice the reliability and safety of gods chariot, I mean the e46 when you replace the coils just look at all the people who have died from their suspension going out. It's in the hundreds if not thousands and I won't let this happen anymore thank god KPeng came out with this public service announcement because I can't believe how long we've sat here and let people die in a fiery death. You guys as BMW drivers must rise against this an remind everyone if you paid more it has to be better that's why we all bought BMW's in the first place right???
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:45 PM   #23
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You guys all own BMW's WTF are you doing buying after market suspension in the first place? BMW does their research and makes race cars from the factory. Touching a BMW's OEM suspension should be a felony considering the amount of money and research that goes in to it.

Anything aftermarket is going to be a joke in comparison to OEM performance. Plus you sacrifice the reliability and safety of gods chariot, I mean the e46 when you replace the coils just look at all the people who have died from their suspension going out. It's in the hundreds if not thousands and I won't let this happen anymore thank god KPeng came out with this public service announcement because I can't believe how long we've sat here and let people die in a fiery death. You guys as BMW drivers must rise against this an remind everyone if you paid more it has to be better that's why we all bought BMW's in the first place right???
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:50 PM   #24
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You guys all own BMW's WTF are you doing buying after market suspension in the first place? BMW does their research and makes race cars from the factory. Touching a BMW's OEM suspension should be a felony considering the amount of money and research that goes in to it.

Anything aftermarket is going to be a joke in comparison to OEM performance. Plus you sacrifice the reliability and safety of gods chariot, I mean the e46 when you replace the coils just look at all the people who have died from their suspension going out. It's in the hundreds if not thousands and I won't let this happen anymore thank god KPeng came out with this public service announcement because I can't believe how long we've sat here and let people die in a fiery death. You guys as BMW drivers must rise against this an remind everyone if you paid more it has to be better that's why we all bought BMW's in the first place right???
did you have aftermarket suspension on your e46's?
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:53 PM   #26
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You guys all own BMW's WTF are you doing buying after market suspension in the first place? BMW does their research and makes race cars from the factory. Touching a BMW's OEM suspension should be a felony considering the amount of money and research that goes in to it.

Anything aftermarket is going to be a joke in comparison to OEM performance. Plus you sacrifice the reliability and safety of gods chariot, I mean the e46 when you replace the coils just look at all the people who have died from their suspension going out. It's in the hundreds if not thousands and I won't let this happen anymore thank god KPeng came out with this public service announcement because I can't believe how long we've sat here and let people die in a fiery death. You guys as BMW drivers must rise against this an remind everyone if you paid more it has to be better that's why we all bought BMW's in the first place right???
Yea i agree with you... my OEM exhaust sounds sooooooooooooo much better than my TSE3

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I was waiting for kpeng to have to bleed his ignorant opinions through his fingers again especially on this topic.

You can't compare the $1500+ kits to racelands.......sorry

YES racelands are cheap as hell and the install CAN be a pain.

YES the suspension is very stiff and probably could use Bilstein Sports in the rear

YES I own a BMW that I paid 10k for 2 yrs ago and but I will not invest 1500+ in my daily driver on suspension

IF you a tracking your car........then the debate becomes very different

IF you have not used this kit you have no opinion.......people you have bought this kit that have high expectation........well your in the wrong

I think Racelands are worth every bit of what you pay for them......nothing more
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I was waiting for kpeng to have to bleed his ignorant opinions through his fingers again especially on this topic.

You can't compare the $1500+ kits to racelands.......sorry

YES racelands are cheap as hell and the install CAN be a pain.

YES the suspension is very stiff and probably could use Bilstein Sports in the rear

YES I own a BMW that I paid 10k for 2 yrs ago and but I will not invest 1500+ in my daily driver on suspension

IF you a tracking your car........then the debate becomes very different

IF you have not used this kit you have no opinion.......people you have bought this kit that have high expectation........well your in the wrong

I think Racelands are worth every bit of what you pay for them......nothing more
Ignorant opinions? What part of my post was ignorant? No one's asking you to spend $1500+ on a suspension. And if you're not tracking your car, you don't need a coilover setup anyways. Why not pay $600-$700 on a nice set of shocks and springs? Why spend $200 on shoddy coilovers?
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Why spend $200 on shoddy coilovers?
Unless you have owned, installed and used this setup you actually have no idea and only your assumptions of the integrity on the setup.

In other words......an ignorant opinion.

Not all people on here or who own BMW have an expendable income like yourself to through ridiculous amount of money for something that will eventually need to be replaced.

So lets do some elementary math here.....if racelands are 275 and a "good" set of coilovers are 1200 you would have to buy 4 sets of racelands before you spend nearly as much for the "good" set. And just like any other mechanical component......it wears and breaks just like OEM. Yes the people who built and engineered these cars have things that wear and break to.....imagine that
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:15 PM   #30
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Unless you have owned, installed and used this setup you actually have no idea and only your assumptions of the integrity on the setup.

In other words......an ignorant opinion.

Not all people on here or who own BMW have an expendable income like yourself to through ridiculous amount of money for something
Don't say I didn't tell you so when yours falls apart.

I think $600-$700 on springs/shocks is extremely reasonable, and is by no means "ridiculous". If you saved $200 for a set of coilovers you don't need, you can save a bit more.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:26 PM   #32
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Yes to YOU 600-700 for a setup is reasonable for you.

Not quite sure about my car falling apart, if I'm not mistaken your car was built by BMW just like mine.

As much as you boost and hack away at your car, I will be looking for the post when it takes a sh*t

And yes I had a H&R Cup kit just like you and took it off because I didn't like the soft ride and excessive rake
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Yes to YOU 600-700 for a setup is reasonable for you.

Not quite sure about my car falling apart, if I'm not mistaken your car was built by BMW just like mine.

As much as you boost and hack away at your car, I will be looking for the post when it takes a sh*t

And yes I had a H&R Cup kit just like you and took it off because I didn't like the soft ride and excessive rake
I was referring to your coilovers, not your car, lol.

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and the same goes for your rear shocks
Uh...ok? I've had my Cupkit for a little over 5 years now, and the car's been driven hard. So yes, my shocks are probably on their way out. It's called wear and tear.
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Kpeng has spoken! Argument over! I hate Racelands as much as the next guy but there was no reason to start this thread, there are plenty of others and nothing has been said here that hasn't been said a million times before. This is nothing but another show of Kpeng's arrogance.
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5. Suspension, BRAKES, and tires are three things no one should ever skimp out on. It's what you ride on, and what keeps you on the road. Spend a little more and do it right. Safety is not worth a couple extra bills in your wallet.

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I agree that racelands are pretty much the shittiest coilovers out there.
I own them and have the right to this opinion but is there anyone else in this thread that has actually tried them?
I also have a H&R cupkit that I will be going back to when I get tired of it being so slammed so much that my car scrapes everywhere.
Since you actually have a set, I would value you opinion and thoughts much higher than those who don't. Could you please elaborate on what makes them so bad? Have you had other coilovers to compare them to? T.I.A.

I personally would love to hear the opinions of other people who actually have or have had them. good or bad. a lot of ppl who have not tried them are voicing there opinions. lets hear from the ppl who have. I think these ppl would have the best insight.
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Kpeng has spoken! Argument over! I hate Racelands as much as the next guy but there was no reason to start this thread, there are plenty of others and nothing has been said here that hasn't been said a million times before. This is nothing but another show of Kpeng's arrogance.
LOL ok. I was merely stating my opinion on these coilovers, after reading all the people who are so ecstatic to get them, only to somehow be surprised when they fail.

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