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Old 01-06-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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V-maxx coilover experience!!!

just wanted to share my experience of the V-maxx coilover kit with everyone that likes or dislikes of the kit. I have 2 buddies with this coilover kit on their VWs and they have been running 2+ yrs. with no blown shocks or anything bad. I just got mine in 3 days ago and installed it on my car the same day. First, the packaging job is top notch all parts were wraped and in boxes so they don't get scratch or bend and etc... Second, the quality of the parts are very nice and powder coated. the strut is beefy and feels very strong. Third, the installation was a breeze. everything bolted up nice and smooth. Finally, the ride quality.... the ride is not any different than my tein springs, maybe alittle stiffer. it's stiff enough for people to know i have a coilover installed and not feel like a track car. I, however didn't like the rear when i dropped it all the way. it was not low enough for the tires to tuck under the fender so, i decided to go perchless and now.... it's perfect!!! If the springs in the rear settales and sits lower ,then i will reinstall the perches. Long story short, the price + the quality of this kit = no complain and i am a happy mofo! ohohoh.... and i purchased this from stratmosphere.com the guys there are very nice and won't force you to buy there products or hot sell it! pictures will be up as soon as my sister brings my camera back from her vacation.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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Hello, I'm glad to hear that your experiences with this kit have been positive. I ordered the same kit and tried to install it this evening. The rears went in ok, but the fronts are rubbing against the inside of the tire. Did you happen to have similar issues? If so how did you correct them?

I agree with you that the kit is well put together, and the price certainly can't be beat. I can't wait to get my car rolling again!
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:57 PM   #4
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Hello, I'm glad to hear that your experiences with this kit have been positive. I ordered the same kit and tried to install it this evening. The rears went in ok, but the fronts are rubbing against the inside of the tire. Did you happen to have similar issues? If so how did you correct them?

I agree with you that the kit is well put together, and the price certainly can't be beat. I can't wait to get my car rolling again!

spacers will fix that.


Please update this when you get to the 10000 mile mark.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:30 AM   #5
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I'm curious if you have any experience with other coilover kits?

Have you ever ran anything by KW, H&R, Bilstein, Koni, etc?
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:33 AM   #6
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i have this same kit and love it!
my fronts do rub onto my rims, but nothing that 5mm spacers cant fix!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:34 AM   #7
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spacers will fix that.


Please update this when you get to the 10000 mile mark.
So to update, this evening I tightened the springs on the front coilovers and they no longer rub the tires.

Took the car for a drive, and what a difference! It is not bouncy at all, and it feels much more confident when executing any maneuver. The ride is very comfortable when sitting in the front, but when sitting in the rear it's a little rough (fortunately I'll never have to sit back there).

I will certainly update this thread as I put some miles on the kit. I drive a ton, so I will probably hit that mark in less then three months . If these things hold up, they could prove to be an excellent value.
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So to update, this evening I tightened the springs on the front coilovers and they no longer rub the tires.

Took the car for a drive, and what a difference! It is not bouncy at all, and it feels much more confident when executing any maneuver. The ride is very comfortable when sitting in the front, but when sitting in the rear it's a little rough (fortunately I'll never have to sit back there).

I will certainly update this thread as I put some miles on the kit. I drive a ton, so I will probably hit that mark in less then three months . If these things hold up, they could prove to be an excellent value.

hey.. sorry for the late reply. i never had the rubbing issue on mine but it doesn't matter since you fixed the problem.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:50 PM   #9
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I'm curious if you have any experience with other coilover kits?

Have you ever ran anything by KW, H&R, Bilstein, Koni, etc?
i have ran HKS Hyper, Tein SS, and JIC. now... i know V-maxx is not the greatest but you can't beat the price. i payed $445 shipped to my door and the quality is like the Tein basics.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:32 AM   #10
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Any new updates??? or any one else get these also??
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:46 AM   #11
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i had vmaxx on my jetta, i had no problems either! ride quality was decent and they went lowwww, and they werent even lowered as far as possible:
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any pic of the bmw

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I can probably take a picture of mine tomorrow. I currently have it adjusted to stock height though.
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I can probably take a picture of mine tomorrow. I currently have it adjusted to stock height though.
thanks and have u had any problem with them yet
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:32 PM   #15
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here's a picture of my drop, i can go about an inch in the front, and one and a half more inches in the rear.

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Old 03-05-2009, 12:34 PM   #16
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and heres a pic of my car slammed to the max on the v-maxx's

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Old 03-05-2009, 12:44 PM   #17
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and heres a pic of my car slammed to the max on the v-maxx's

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Old 03-09-2009, 02:23 PM   #19
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:58 AM   #20
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hot, I searched for info on this kit this helps alot!!!

gonna order this set to price is good and looks are great.
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