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Old 06-28-2013, 07:12 PM   #21
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Good info sir I just meant bouncy because the rear of my car is bouncy with the racelands on. Way more bouncy than stock suspension. I'm fine with it though. And you're right, I don't have any experience to compare it to other coilover set ups.

But that's why I say it's bouncy. I'm guessing if you wanted to have your rear wheels poke and be super low that you'd scrape a bunch because the rear bounces. Am I wrong?

And the ultimos are supposed to go 4 inches down while regular racelands are supposed to go 3 inches down. That's why I would rather get ultimos.

If you have time though feel free to educate me! I'd appreciate it
Thanks for the info guys. Anything you'd know about springs or suspension is news to me since I've only recently gotten into modding my car after staying up on maintenance.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:38 PM   #22
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:54 AM   #23
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Not trying to say you're wrong, but the way you stated that isnt necessarily correct....

Yes, racelands are cheap.
Raceland and Rokkor's are the same thing. Just different colored springs.
Raceland and the Raceland Ultimo's are just about the same thing.
-Only difference being is the spring rates. They will give the same amount of drop.
-- Raceland is like 380/360 to Ultimo 460/ (I dont remember rear)
You cant really say they're bouncy, because your reason of "bouncy" may be different from anyone elses for a few different reasons.
-A: You're riding on bump stops (making it a harsh ride with no strut travel)
-B: You're mistaking "bounce" for actual stiffness (coilovers are a complete different ballgame than stock suspension)
-C: That's what everyone else says, so might as well go along with it (I hate that people do this)

Racelands, Raceland Ultimo, and Rokkor are all the same thing that do the same thing, on the cheap. The difference between spring rates is so small you most likely wouldn't know the difference. BUT the Ultimo's TECHNICALLY will have the stiffest ride. With that being said, it all depends what youre looking to do with the car as to what coilovers to get.
Ok so 2 things...what do you mean by riding on bump stops and no strut travel? Also, would a stiffer ride mean less comfort? I only plan on dropping an inch and a half maybe 2.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:57 AM   #24
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:39 PM   #25
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Yea i'm trying to decide between being slammed on some wide 17's, or being as low as possible and trying to tuck rim on some 19's. A pro of the 17's is the wheel and tire cost is lower. Hmmmmmmm
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:17 PM   #28
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Whoa sorry huge pic,

17x8/9 et. 12 et. 7
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:22 PM   #31
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Not the greatest picture, and it was right after installing a Street Edge coilover kit. Front still has to settle, and has almost another inch left to lower on the adjustment on top of that, so take that as you may. Rear Springs are just a tad lower than stock spring height, I wanted to let the front's settle before I adjust all over.

17 x 7.5 et40 Sport Edition F6 wheels all around, with 5mm spacers on the rears.
New Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 tires (225/45/ZR17) all around (a week old at this point lol)
And, as said, sitting on a freshly-installed, as-of-yet-to-settle, Street Edge coilover kit.
Stock everything else, fenders untouched. I know I'm not nearly as aggressive as everyone else that's posted. I'm gonna go down maybe another inch when all is done, and that's as far as I intend to. Just how I like it
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #32
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Hi guys,

I want to put 17s bbs reps as the pictures shown. But where i live, streets are not good. I want to put some tall tyres for not braking them everytime.... Standard height for now. Wich offset and with should be the rimms, and what tyre do you recon it can look good, being a bit taller than common? I domt want any fender rolling....
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I want to put 17s bbs reps as the pictures shown. But where i live, streets are not good. I want to put some tall tyres for not braking them everytime.... Standard height for now. Wich offset and with should be the rimms, and what tyre do you recon it can look good, being a bit taller than common? I domt want any fender rolling....

All depends on your suspension:

245/40/17 all around should have no issues. That's what I run, anything bigger and you will probably rub.

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Old 07-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #37
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I originally had 19x8.5+40, squared, with 235/35 but there was just no way to get them to sit flush and still be as low as I wanted. Tire width is a lot more limited at 19" than 17" or 18". In order to get the flush and low look that I wanted I had to ditch the 19's I had.

So I picked these up last October for a rock bottom price and refinished them.
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17x8 +20 squared (Final: +10 front, +5 rear)
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Rolled rear fenders, no pull

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After having these, though, I think my next set pf wheels will, ideally, be 18x8.5/9.5 and that should be a perfect fit for my suspension.




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