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Old 05-02-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Isc coils?

Anyone use them or herd anythinf about them? They look pretty sweet but I wanted to hear some opinions.

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Old 05-02-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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Well, they do their service in Massachusetts. But, judging by the video it looks like an 18-year old boy started the company and just rebranded another set of coils (maybe D2 coilovers???).
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:27 PM   #5
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Like I tell people........If you want steak, don't go to McDonald's.

The same thing can be said for buying a suspension.

The Isc coils look shinny and all, but I wouldn't pay $1000 on a product I knew nothing about.

If you want a quality Name Brand suspension system, start by talking with some of our forum sponsors. They will be a great resource to you on your purchase. Names like Koni, Bilstein Tein & KW come to mind, and a whole lot more. These company's are a proven commodity with a great product. Your Bimmer will handle right the first time, without you needing to fix something to
make it handle better.

Sometimes you can get away with buying super cheap for your ride (Ebay Headers), but when if comes to suspensions......well you get where on going.

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Old 05-02-2011, 09:42 PM   #6
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Yea, totally understand. And I agree with you. Just trying to find out some info. Got a decent deal on bilstein strut kit and may do that. Seeing if I can do research on these bad bous first. Appreciate your inpit tho

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Old 05-02-2011, 09:46 PM   #7
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On that note, would u buy tein basics for like $900 tho?

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Old 05-02-2011, 10:58 PM   #10
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On that note, would u buy tein basics for like $900 tho?

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A Grand-Am racer friend of mine had Tein Super Street on his 2001 M3, he said
he really liked them. Other than that I don't know of any other info on them.

Take your time & really think about what you want out of your suspension. Drop
only, or some drop & really excellent handling. Maybe someday soon you do some track days, having the right suspension is a big step in the right direction.

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Old 05-02-2011, 11:01 PM   #11
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thanks again for all the info. pretty much with all coils i will need shorter endlinks tho correct? and do different coils require different lengths? or is it all pretty much the same size shorter?
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thanks again for all the info. pretty much with all coils i will need shorter endlinks tho correct? and do different coils require different lengths? or is it all pretty much the same size shorter?
My H&R race springs w/ Bilstein sports required no shorter end links. When you go really low, that's typically when you need shorter end links. My suspension on my 330ci goes plenty low (not adjustable) handles great, there's nothing to adjust/just set & forget. Has been to the track twice, was super predictable, almost as fast as my race car. Great warranty, Lifetime & is very cost effective. Forum sponsor Turner Motorsport $819 (you can swap sport for race). This worked for me, you may want to go a different direction, but for the $900 to $1000 price range(plus or minus) you can get a good working suspension you like.

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Race drop-F-1.1" /R -0.9". Race spring set
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:42 PM   #13
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THIS setup was exactly what i was looking at! do you have pics of your car?? man... maybe i should just do the shocks n springs huh. I really wasnt planning on messin with height adjustment, just maybe a lil higher for the winter since this is my DD.

EDIT: only reason i was looking at coils was it seems you get more bang for your buck with about the same price... like looking at BC coils, seems people run them on here.

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Old 05-02-2011, 11:55 PM   #14
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THIS setup was exactly what i was looking at! do you have pics of your car?? man... maybe i should just do the shocks n springs huh. I really wasnt planning on messin with height adjustment, just maybe a lil higher for the winter since this is my DD.

EDIT: only reason i was looking at coils was it seems you get more bang for your buck with about the same price... like looking at BC coils, seems people run them on here.
My Bimmer will be in the shop for another 4-6 weeks, new race/street motor.
The only pic is my dyno video, but you just can't tell from that. The Turner Motorsport pics are pretty accurate. If you buy Race springs or sport, you could sell what you don't want on the forum.

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Old 05-03-2011, 12:05 AM   #15
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appreciate ALL your help. tough decision for dropping this cash while on a budget. Gotta replace my blown rears though. damn. Thanks again Rob
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Didn't know if you'd seen my install and review thread on the ISC N1's in case this helps if you're still trying to decide

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