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Old 04-29-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Rokkor coilovers

so i bought some Rokkor coilovers the other day and installed them today. figured i try them out since they were only like 350. besides the fact that i set the front wayyyyy to low. they aren't that bad for a budget kit. will post pics later and a full review in a couple of weeks when i get a real feel for them.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:02 AM   #2
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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How do they handle? Nice and stiff? Bouncey?

I got sport springs and Koni STRTs and the car is still a boat!
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:57 PM   #6
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #7
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I just might go with these for low.

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Haha, that's funny **** right therrr. Your 3 looks baddass with the 5's on there. Are you runing 205/40's? Was thinking of going this route, now I know what it will look like since we got the same cars. Where'd you get the front airdam? I was gonna go the ZHP route, but i like how yours cleans up the frontend. Looks good bro thanks for the info ps. Are your rockin' the Rokkor's or racelands?
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Currently running 225/40 rears but its going to be 205/40s all around real soon. I got the front lip off a member here, that setup is off now...I currently have a custom Mtech2. And they are Rokkor coils!

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I hate to $hit on your Rokkin parade, but $350 for a full set shocks and springs? If someone offered you a new BMW for $15k, wouldn't you be suspicious? If 100% of what you want is a cheap drop for shows or whatever, these should do just fine. If you want to guarantee a safe car with predictable handling, buy your suspension from a real manufacturer.

Personally, I would only recommend buying critical components like suspension parts from major, experienced manufacturers. Especially the ones that have long histories supplying BMW assembly lines. For example - Sachs/Boge, Lemfoerder and Bilstein. Rokkor is NOT a manufacturer. Someone above said "you don't even notice the boucniess anymore cause you get used to it". What a lame excuse. Why should I dump $350 of my hard-earned money on a bouncy suspension? Proper suspensions are supposed to prevent your car from bouncing!

Edit: just realized this thread is over a year old. Well, I'll just keep it all here anyway.
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I hate to $hit on your Rokkin parade, but $350 for a full set shocks and springs? If someone offered you a new BMW for $15k, wouldn't you be suspicious? If 100% of what you want is a cheap drop for shows or whatever, these should do just fine. If you want to guarantee a safe car with predictable handling, buy your suspension from a real manufacturer.

Personally, I would only recommend buying critical components like suspension parts from major, experienced manufacturers. Especially the ones that have long histories supplying BMW assembly lines. For example - Sachs/Boge, Lemfoerder and Bilstein. Someone above said "you don't even notice the boucniess anymore cause you get used to it". What a lame excuse. Why should I dump $350 of my hard-earned money on a bouncy suspension? Proper suspensions are supposed to prevent your car from bouncing!

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Teens will be teens. 95% of these Rokkor guys are 323/325 drivers in their teens. They usually have roof racks, guys leaning hard inside the cars, and those cars happen to be at meets (the whole point of "stancing"--to get MAD ATTENTION N PROPZ YO!)

Lean hard, sag low, and peep mah ride mah N&&&&A!

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Teens will be teens. 95% of these Rokkor guys are 323/325 drivers in their teens. They usually have roof racks, guys leaning hard inside the cars, and those cars happen to be at meets (the whole point of "stancing"--to get MAD ATTENTION N PROPZ YO!)

Lean hard, sag low, and peep mah ride mah N&&&&A!
I'll admit, I was there once with my previous car (Acura). I mis-matched Koni yellow struts with some Eibach lowering springs and had a bouncy ride for a few years. But man, my car was LOOOWWW ! Worst car modding decision I have made and I certainly learned from it.
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