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Old 01-14-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Guys, I was browsing, and came across these: 520$ SHIPPED coilovers. Has anyone used these? They come with a "One Year no question" warranty, so I think they might be pretty good. Opinions?
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I'm sure they're made of the highest quality tinfoil.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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Guys, I was browsing, and came across these: 520$ SHIPPED coilovers. Has anyone used these? They come with a "One Year no question" warranty, so I think they might be pretty good. Opinions?
For the sake of not shitting on you, if you're going to go cheap. Go get raceland coilovers, even though they're dirt cheap, I know multiple people that run the setup and are happy with it.

I'd get them myself, but I plan on tracking my car so I'm going with something a little nicer (D2's/Konis/JRZ/AST/Ohlins).
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Get street edge, cheaper, many of us use them, and like them. Including me. They are not hard, mostly on the soft side. Great custumer service. Initial issues of spring chatter are now resolved.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #7
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just one question. Why only 1 year warranty?
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have been looking for feedback on StreetEdge coiovers. anyone? OP check those out
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if you want cheap coils get RaceLands, plenty people run them on here. they have a 2 or 3 yr warranty i think.

but seriously. like SERIOUSLY, just save up for another couple months and go for something reputable with a good warranty. I have Status Gruppe Coilovers that come with a limited lifetime warranty (as long as your the owner, they're in warranty.). They aren't a name brand company yet, but they came with that lifetime warranty.
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FK Streetlines. I ran em for a while and had little to complain about.
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With a name like "Drop Engineering Street Function Pro Sport Racing Coilovers", what could go wrong? It sounds like some Chinese guy pulled every term he ever saw associated with cheap eBay coilovers, and added them all into one name.*
You seem to think that the "One Year, No Questions Asked" warranty makes them seem more reliable. You are assuming that they will still be around in 6 months. They also state that "DE shall not be responsible for damages to its product or injury to persons using the product. DE shall not be responsible for injury or harm to persons or property caused by persons or vehicles using our products". I don't think I have ever seen that particular disclaimer used for Koni's or Bilsteins.
Why are you even looking at suspension products on eBay? Is that really the way you want to go with your car? Why do you need coilovers? Will you be lowering your car foor weekend Autocross? Because you won't last a weekend on these gems. Or, are you looking at them because that is what everyone puts on their cars? Do you really need to be able to raise and lower your car? Or, are you going to drop it, and leave it, like 90% of the people with coilovers? If so, just get some shocks and lowering springs from a normal, brand name manufacturer, and leave this kind of junk alone.
Let me make this simple - if you need coilovers for weekend racing, then you would know that this is crap. So, I am guessing that you just want a drop, which you could do with normal struts and springs. Don't get hung up on the terminology. Coilovers sound cooler, but not if they are Chinese crap. If you install this sh!t, or anything less than a reputable, brand name coilover kit on your car, you are going to ruin the handling on a car that is famous for its handling capability. It should be obvious that we are not going to win any HP contests. Hell, a new Camry has more HP than a top of the line e46. But the one thing we have is the ability to hold the road like nothing else out there. The e46 is still the benchmark for suspension design. The lead engineer for the new Cadillac CTS admitted that their design goal was to match the e46 suspension (C/D Magazine). They are still trying to match a 14 year old BMW's suspension capability and feel. So why would you ruin it with this crap?
I am done with my rant now. I also have the feeling you are still going to bolt on some eBay sh!t to your car, and I am just wasting my time here. Maybe I am wrong, and you will ask for some real suspension advice, and we can tell you how you can get a decent strut/shock/spring set up for about $700 - $900 (Maybe less, if we can find a sale!), that won't ruin the amazing German engineering you are riding around on.
If you want to have a car that still drives and performs like a BMW should, you need to stop shopping for anything on eBay, unless you are searching for Genuine BMW parts.
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With a name like "Drop Engineering Street Function Pro Sport Racing Coilovers", what could go wrong? It sounds like some Chinese guy pulled every term he ever saw associated with cheap eBay coilovers, and added them all into one name.*
You seem to think that the "One Year, No Questions Asked" warranty makes them seem more reliable. You are assuming that they will still be around in 6 months. They also state that "DE shall not be responsible for damages to its product or injury to persons using the product. DE shall not be responsible for injury or harm to persons or property caused by persons or vehicles using our products". I don't think I have ever seen that particular disclaimer used for Koni's or Bilsteins.
Why are you even looking at suspension products on eBay? Is that really the way you want to go with your car? Why do you need coilovers? Will you be lowering your car foor weekend Autocross? Because you won't last a weekend on these gems. Or, are you looking at them because that is what everyone puts on their cars? Do you really need to be able to raise and lower your car? Or, are you going to drop it, and leave it, like 90% of the people with coilovers? If so, just get some shocks and lowering springs from a normal, brand name manufacturer, and leave this kind of junk alone.
Let me make this simple - if you need coilovers for weekend racing, then you would know that this is crap. So, I am guessing that you just want a drop, which you could do with normal struts and springs. Don't get hung up on the terminology. Coilovers sound cooler, but not if they are Chinese crap. If you install this sh!t, or anything less than a reputable, brand name coilover kit on your car, you are going to ruin the handling on a car that is famous for its handling capability. It should be obvious that we are not going to win any HP contests. Hell, a new Camry has more HP than a top of the line e46. But the one thing we have is the ability to hold the road like nothing else out there. The e46 is still the benchmark for suspension design. The lead engineer for the new Cadillac CTS admitted that their design goal was to match the e46 suspension (C/D Magazine). They are still trying to match a 14 year old BMW's suspension capability and feel. So why would you ruin it with this crap?
I am done with my rant now. I also have the feeling you are still going to bolt on some eBay sh!t to your car, and I am just wasting my time here. Maybe I am wrong, and you will ask for some real suspension advice, and we can tell you how you can get a decent strut/shock/spring set up for about $700 - $900 (Maybe less, if we can find a sale!), that won't ruin the amazing German engineering you are riding around on.
If you want to have a car that still drives and performs like a BMW should, you need to stop shopping for anything on eBay, unless you are searching for Genuine BMW parts.
Honestly, I was thinking to just get lowering springs, but I was surprised by the price, thanks for the feedback, and I'll look into RaceLand and the one Rich mentioned.
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Honestly, I was thinking to just get lowering springs, but I was surprised by the price, thanks for the feedback, and I'll look into RaceLand and the one Rich mentioned.
Great idea! And honestly, not the answer I was expecting. You may be OK after all!
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If you are looking to stay within that price range then take a look at our Street Edge Coilovers. There is a review thread in the suspension section. We have a 2 year warranty and a 45 day money back guarantee
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Honestly, I was thinking to just get lowering springs, but I was surprised by the price, thanks for the feedback, and I'll look into RaceLand and the one Rich mentioned.
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Great idea! And honestly, not the answer I was expecting. You may be OK after all!
not used to that kind of response on this forum. usually people want cheap as possible
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:07 AM   #20
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not used to that kind of response on this forum. usually people want cheap as possible
lol, Do it right or not at all right? E46F taught me that! Thanks for the help guys.
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