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Old 03-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #1221
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I'll be buying coilovers very shortly. I just posted a WTB thread in the suspension section to see if I can find a used high dollar setup for less $$ otherwise I may very likely go with the RaceLand coilovers. Flame me if you want and call me a stupid newbie, it won't bother me. I was a BMW master tech for 6 years and yes I own a 323it so go ahead and make fun of that if you'd like,? It's a wagon that'll never see the track... It's my daily driver that will do some Home Depot trips and will tow my standup jetski to the surf on the weekends. I will be tucking a staggered set of 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 rims so the adjustability and stiffer spring rates are what I'm after and if nothing pops up used this is the route I plan on taking

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #1222
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Put over 20k on mine and they still working great! I checked them this weekend and they still look brand new.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:23 AM   #1223
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^^ thats good to know. I've seen some posts about needing wheel spacers to clear some brands of coilovers in the front (even with oem wheels), has anyone had this issue with these coilovers?

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:49 PM   #1224
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^^ thats good to know. I've seen some posts about needing wheel spacers to clear some brands of coilovers in the front (even with oem wheels), has anyone had this issue with these coilovers?
Just take out the helper springs they are pointless and do nothing
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:41 PM   #1225
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The helper springs have nothing to do with clearance at all. The problem is with the offsets of the front wheels. You will need at least 5mm spacers for the front so the wheels clear the shock body.

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:53 PM   #1226
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The helper springs have nothing to do with clearance at all. The problem is with the offsets of the front wheels. You will need at least 5mm spacers for the front so the wheels clear the shock body.

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5mm spacer for what rim width/offset? There are too many variables for such a general statement to be true
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:08 PM   #1227
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5mm spacer for what rim width/offset? There are too many variables for such a general statement to be true
The statement is true specifically for raceland or rokkor coilovers. Basically any stock wheel and aftermarket wheels wont clear in the front unless you have a super small rim width in the front like 17 x 7 or something like that. The inner rim lip will touch and grind against the side of the spring on the front coilover. Ask me how i know, because it happened to me lol.

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Old 03-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #1228
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What wheels did you try to fit? I have 19x8.5 et35 in the front (fairly common size). Also are you running camber plates?
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #1229
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What wheels did you try to fit? I have 19x8.5 et35 in the front (fairly common size). Also are you running camber plates?
That size def will not work. I have 19x8.5 on mine as well in the front and it didnt clear without spacers.

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Old 03-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #1230
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No camber plates. Im using the stock top hats and 15mm spacers as well.

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Old 03-23-2013, 04:37 PM   #1231
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Did you need 15mm spacers for that rim size or did they clear with 5mm spacers?
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:04 PM   #1232
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Did you need 15mm spacers for that rim size or did they clear with 5mm spacers?
Lol no 15mm is just what im running to be flush with the fender and it pretty aggresive. All you need is a 5mm anything more is just personal pref and looks.

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Old 03-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #1233
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Here's a pic of my car with 15mm spacers in the front on a 19x 8.5 front on rokkor coils, Sister company of raceland. Hope that helps u.

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Old 03-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #1234
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Definitely helps, thanks bro
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:52 AM   #1235
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:25 PM   #1236
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Here's a pic of my car with 15mm spacers in the front on a 19x 8.5 front on rokkor coils, Sister company of raceland. Hope that helps u.

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what offset and tire size?
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:08 AM   #1237
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That size def will not work. I have 19x8.5 on mine as well in the front and it didnt clear without spacers.

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what offset and tire size?
^^ x2
I thought you already said you had the same offset as me but I guess I just assumed.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:13 AM   #1238
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Same size and offsets

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Old 03-25-2013, 05:51 AM   #1239
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Ok cool, I had already ordered 5mm spacers after you said they'd be needed so that will work out well
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #1240
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yeah 5mm is perfect if all u want to do is just be clear of the struts.

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