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Old 03-15-2010, 09:21 AM   #121
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you have to understand, NUMEROUS aftermarket products, not just these coilovers say that on the box. Tons of the lighting products everyone buys says the same thing. So many people on this forum act like RL coilovers are the only product to say offroad use only.
Lighting and suspension components are vastly different with regards to the potential damage caused by a failure (unless I suppose on an unlit road and all of your lights should fail )

Do bistelins or KWs have the same statement on the box or website?
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:14 AM   #122
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Do bistelins or KWs have the same statement on the box or website?
no they do not, and if im not mistaken kw has lifetime warranty
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:18 AM   #123
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no they do not, and if im not mistaken kw has lifetime warranty
Yeah Bilstein offers the same
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Plus with Bilstein's aftermarket lifetime warranty*, you can be assured they're built to last.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:20 AM   #124
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Not directed towards you, but you were the last person I saw that said it.

Since when has everyone on this board been solely performance oriented? Haven't half of you guys realized that this board is constantly flooded with threads on spacers, poke, lips, streched tires and bumper fitment questions.

Unless someone can prove that these coilovers are faulty and dangerous then they are just talking useless ****. A LOT of people on this board just want to look good and aren't worried about going max velocity around a neighborhood corner in their daily driver.

Yes, having expensive suspension is nice. But, for me, occassionaly I get tired of a stiff ride and the constant neck pains and fear of hitting a bump on the highway. Maybe this is their alternative.

Basically what it boils down to is the whole "all show, no go" modification that I think that every last person in this thread has at least one of.
Yeah, I've got a couple of useless mods on my car. But there is a difference between cheaping out on some pedals vrs an integral part of your car.

I don't care about the spring rates or drop. My concern has always been the build quality of these products. I think there COULD be a potential safety issue. Not saying there is before someone gets their feelings all hurt.

Quite frankly, I don't give a sh1t what suspension you put on your car. But I am getting VERY sick of nothing but raceland threads in the suspension forum. We should start a raceland sub-forum or move all of these stupid raceland threads to OT.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:31 AM   #125
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...But I am getting VERY sick of nothing but raceland threads in the suspension forum. We should start a raceland sub-forum or move all of these stupid raceland threads to OT.
I certainly hope no one is forcing you to read/comment on these Raceland threads.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:38 AM   #126
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Should I use Castrol, Mobil 1 or OEM ?? LET GO is OK we will survive
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:49 AM   #127
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Should I use Castrol, Mobil 1 or OEM ?? LET GO is OK we will survive
OEM = OEM
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:34 AM   #128
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OEM = OEM
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Funny, I actually order Motul next the 8100 Xmax 5w30, but they do make a Motul Spec. BMW LL-01 5W30 also
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:45 AM   #129
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So I just got a oil change from Express tire for $48...does that mean my car is gonna blow up? or should I sell my 7 year old bmw and buy a civic cause I cant afford an oil change from BMW dealer?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:49 AM   #130
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So I just got a oil change from Express tire for $48...does that mean my car is gonna blow up? or should I sell my 7 year old bmw and buy a civic cause I cant afford an oil change from BMW dealer?

I'll tell you what... if those rims are NOT authentic in your sig, YOU ARE A CHEAP PIECE OF CRAP AND WILL DIE IN A CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT THAT WILL SET A CITY BLOCK ON FIRE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SAFE!!!

For real, I know someone who knew this guy that sold his car to this guy Chris that had reps on it and they cracked and are not safe and could kill you for realz.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:54 AM   #131
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So I just got a oil change from Express tire for $48...does that mean my car is gonna blow up? or should I sell my 7 year old bmw and buy a civic cause I cant afford an oil change from BMW dealer?
That's not comparing apples to apples.
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So I just got a oil change from Express tire for $48...does that mean my car is gonna blow up? or should I sell my 7 year old bmw and buy a civic cause I cant afford an oil change from BMW dealer?
And you can bring your own oil for them it use, I used to bring Mobil1, an OEM filter and tq wrench in the trunk of my Viper! $10 install fee at the Texaco Express Lube on 4th St in St Pete, Fl.
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I'll tell you what... if those rims are NOT authentic in your sig, YOU ARE A CHEAP PIECE OF CRAP AND WILL DIE IN A CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT THAT WILL SET A CITY BLOCK ON FIRE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SAFE!!!

For real, I know someone who knew this guy that sold his car to this guy Chris that had reps on it and they cracked and are not safe and could kill you for realz.
Does that mean that I bought a windshield fluid pump from PepBoys for $12 instead of $50 from the dealer...and it will stop working and I wont be able to see anything out of my window and im gonna crash?
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And you can bring your own oil for them it use, I used to bring Mobil1, an OEM filter and tq wrench in the trunk of my Viper! $10 install fee at the Texaco Express Lube on 4th St in St Pete, Fl.
Eveything is included in the price of $48 out the door
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Does that mean that I bought a windshield fluid pump from PepBoys for $12 instead of $50 from the dealer...and it will stop working and I wont be able to see anything out of my window and im gonna crash?
Dude you are so fuct!

That's ok, I bought an even cheaper one off eBay
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I see where Ken is coming from...but I dont agree on people saying that they are garbage just because of the price....Yes you get what you pay for...but we dont have a " Single " fact that someone " GOT " what they paid for from Racelands...I mean what if somehow they do last 50k + miles...will people still be trashing on them?
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I see where Ken is coming from...but I dont agree on people saying that they are garbage just because of the price....Yes you get what you pay for...but we dont have a " Single " fact that someone " GOT " what they paid for from Racelands...I mean what if somehow they do last 50k + miles...will people still be trashing on them?
I've only seen two instances in which Racelands was blamed for damage. One being an install error and the other was the guy that blamed raceland for having his rims rub against the strut tower. Of course he was slammed on the lowest setting without spacers
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I've only seen two instances in which Racelands was blamed for damage. One being an install error and the other was the guy that blamed raceland for having his rims rub against the strut tower. Of course he was slammed on the lowest setting without spacers
Isnt it the same Zhp guy?
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I've only seen two instances in which Racelands was blamed for damage. One being an install error and the other was the guy that blamed raceland for having his rims rub against the strut tower. Of course he was slammed on the lowest setting without spacers
Are we, yet again, ignoring the Raceland shock that snapped at it's installation point???

Somebody have the picture? I know it's been posted on here a half dozen times.
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Isnt it the same Zhp guy?
It may be. I tried to search but bigjae is right, there's too many threads

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Are we, yet again, ignoring the Raceland shock that snapped at it's installation point???

Somebody have the picture? I know it's been posted on here a half dozen times.
I haven't seen that yet. Link or it didn't happen.
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So I just got a oil change from Express tire for $48...does that mean my car is gonna blow up? or should I sell my 7 year old bmw and buy a civic cause I cant afford an oil change from BMW dealer?
Yes but not to worry, go with M3 engine replacement does Raceland makes any oil??
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