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Old 01-26-2014, 06:53 AM   #21
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Whoa whoa whoa WHAT? You paid $500 for a used, incomplete kit when they're only $300 new? You can't possibly be serious...
The ST kit is around $900 new.


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Old 01-26-2014, 09:02 AM   #22
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without the adjuster my guess you are sitting on your bump stops - so, um, your ride will be bumpy
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:31 AM   #23
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Whoa whoa whoa WHAT? You paid $500 for a used, incomplete kit when they're only $300 new? You can't possibly be serious...
Wait for ST coils?! Link me right now... They're $950 plus shipping everywhere. I checked.. -.-


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Old 01-26-2014, 09:33 AM   #24
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The ST kit is around $900 new.


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Thank you, I was scared before seeing you're reply. Thought I was crazy haha


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Old 01-26-2014, 09:35 AM   #25
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Thank you, I was scared before seeing you're reply. Thought I was crazy haha


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$500 is a deal for STs depending on how used they are but you should never have installed them without the rear adjuster. Put your stock rear springs back on if you plan on driving around until you get the right parts. If you blow the shocks your good deal will turn into a not so good deal.

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Old 01-26-2014, 01:11 PM   #26
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$500 is a deal for STs depending on how used they are but you should never have installed them without the rear adjuster. Put your stock rear springs back on if you plan on driving around until you get the right parts. If you blow the shocks your good deal will turn into a not so good deal.
Will it be smart to drive lowered on stock rear springs? I like your idea


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Old 01-26-2014, 01:47 PM   #27
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The stock rear springs are too tall for the st shocks. I wouldn't do that.


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The stock rear springs are too tall for the st shocks. I wouldn't do that.


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I don't even think I have ST shocks.,...


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Old 01-26-2014, 01:56 PM   #29
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They just said the shocks I got are after market


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Old 01-26-2014, 02:03 PM   #30
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So all u got was st springs? What color is the spring?
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So all u got was st springs? What color is the spring?
Yellow. I know those are at springs. Just came with aftermarket shocks


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I'd return the whole kit then. You want matched shocks and springs, and only ST can do that. Otherwise you're getting some random amount of damping from random shocks with ST springs.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #33
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The stock rear springs are too tall for the st shocks. I wouldn't do that.


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Sorry about that. I thought these coils can be set at stock height. Guess that's not true.

Do the shocks have any markings on them? The ST shocks have a sticker with the brand name and some other info.

If you did get some random rear shocks I would return the whole thing and buy a complete set that wasn't thrown together.

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I'd return the whole kit then. You want matched shocks and springs, and only ST can do that. Otherwise you're getting some random amount of damping from random shocks with ST springs.
But how much more hundred will I spend to get a new kit.. Looks like $700-950


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I could return and get these street line new for $100 cheaper?


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http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323...ers/ES2539099/


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Old 01-26-2014, 03:12 PM   #37
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I could just throw my stock blown suspension on while I wait and order the Ecs suspension


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I think it says these were back ordered? Read before you buy. If your on a budget just buy raceland or street edge. Also you get what you pay for remember.
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You get what you pay for with suspension. I don't have personal experience with FK but I don't see how they can be half the price of ST and be just as good.

You can take the chance and save some money but if they last 10k miles and you have to buy another set then, would it have been a deal?

I love my STs and wouldn't put any of the lower end coils on my car ( FK, raceland, etc) because I don't think they will perform or hold up to city streets.

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You get what you pay for with suspension. I don't have personal experience with FK but I don't see how they can be half the price of ST and be just as good.

You can take the chance and save some money but if they last 10k miles and you have to buy another set then, would it have been a deal?

I love my STs and wouldn't put any of the lower end coils on my car ( FK, raceland, etc) because I don't think they will perform or hold up to city streets.

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But basically I feel ripped off. I spent $500 on st struts and sorings, no adjusters or st shocks


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