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Old 11-06-2009, 01:27 AM   #61
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Dang another $100 but its still not bad at all, thanks man!
If u do decide to go with the setup, let me know on how it goes for you. I am considering these coilovers as well. I hate body sway when i take turns on my stock suspension
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:44 AM   #62
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because mine are sitting in my control arm, my passenger side oem endlink actually bent because of it lol
obviously this isnt good, but would it be horribly bad to run like this until i get new endlinks?
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:29 AM   #63
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Eliminating body roll does not = grip.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:04 AM   #64
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Are you guys using the adjustable endlinks?
Do you need spacers to clear the coilovers? I've read where some sites selling coilovers say you need a +5mm spacer but not sure if you did on these...
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:14 PM   #65
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i got mine from velocitymotorcars. u can try tms i think they have short ones as well
I ordered the coilovers but not sure which end links to get

http://www.velocitymotorcars.com/adj...s-e85-e86.html

Theres a bunch of different sizes in the drop down menu but it says they are adjustable...? Which ones did you guys use?
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:17 AM   #66
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This thread is just sad...
Blind leading the blind...
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:54 AM   #67
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i havent put my endlinks on yet but i would suggest lowering ur car, then calculating how much u dropped it and subtract that from ur oem endlink
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This thread is just sad...
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cool, if u dont like it u dont have to to come in here
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:12 PM   #69
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I would hate to have a shock fail at the track going 140mph down the front straight and then into a 2nd/3rd gear S turn.

These are probably good for the street but I would rather spend a little more $$$ on something that I have trust in. PSSs aren't that much.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:36 PM   #70
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You don't have to reply either...
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:37 PM   #71
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I would hate to have a shock fail at the track going 140mph down the front straight and then into a 2nd/3rd gear S turn.

These are probably good for the street but I would rather spend a little more $$$ on something that I have trust in. PSSs aren't that much.
So +1!
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:07 PM   #72
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Are you guys using the adjustable endlinks?
Do you need spacers to clear the coilovers? I've read where some sites selling coilovers say you need a +5mm spacer but not sure if you did on these...
yes you do. i needed some spacers to clear my et. 40, 18x8.5


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You don't have to reply either...
i find it funny that you replied to the reply... saying you don't have to reply either.




and just fyi they worked pretty decently at buttonwillow's 2-3rd gear S's. lol. but a shock failure would suck... obviously. haha
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:39 PM   #73
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So +1!
theres risks to everything aftermarket. i know raj went to the track and they held up well, ive done spirited driving myself and no ill-effects. ive seen kw's fail prematurely, teins, and other suspension setups, its understandable that the price might make ppl think they will fail quicker than other companies but ive tried it (knowing the risks) and im happy to say they have held up fine. i do a check on them every weekend and everything is still just the same as it was when i first took them out of the box.

i understand when it comes time to upgrade to coilovers paying another 4-500 on a used bilstein setup is a great alternative and will bring peace of mind but dont knock it til u try it. my .02
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:42 PM   #74
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At the end of the day, regardless of how much money you spend, these things are aftermarket! To each his own. Let's end the rant.
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i do a check on them every weekend and everything is still just the same as it was when i first took them out of the box.
I don't feel the need to check my suspension every weekend, that's the difference. I go over a bump and I don't have to consider the possibility that all of my shocks just blew out or something.

There are probably a good percentage of these coilovers that will last but I'm not sure that I would roll the dice on the survival of my car with them.
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Build quality is one thing, but why on earth would you want the damping offered by $250 coils? The force curves are probably retarded. I can almost guarantee stock shocks perform better than these. Anyone who buys these knew and wants to offer them up for free dyno'ing let me know. I'd love to be able to post pics of what $250 buys you in the handling department.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:39 PM   #77
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If u do decide to go with the setup, let me know on how it goes for you. I am considering these coilovers as well. I hate body sway when i take turns on my stock suspension
get some hnr race springs. around the same price, but better quality. and if you're still complaining about body roll, get some sways.
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Build quality is one thing, but why on earth would you want the damping offered by $250 coils? The force curves are probably retarded. I can almost guarantee stock shocks perform better than these. Anyone who buys these knew and wants to offer them up for free dyno'ing let me know. I'd love to be able to post pics of what $250 buys you in the handling department.
i don't think anybody buy's or would buy racelands for the damping and/or performance abilities. they buy it for the drop and because they are cheap replacements for stock.
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Why buy WORSE than stock though? Its like dating a cover girl and breaking her face. If all you need is a drop, buy some Tein springs and call it a day.
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I have to agree with Shady. If you want cheap replacements for stock dampers then go with Koni STR.T dampers. They are $375 (free shipping) for a set of 4 on eBay. There are even some Bilstein twin-tube dampers that sell on eBay for about $290. Buy something like that at a minimum and use your stock springs.
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