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Old 07-16-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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CosmoRacing-Coil Over EVO II Kits

Help!!
Can anyone give me any feed back on the above Coil Over Kit?
Are these worth investing in OR Does anyone have a set of
Lowering Springs?? All advice welcome and my max drop is 1.5".
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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the price is so rediculously low you don't have much to lose. Ive heard mixed reviews, but nothing really negative from owners, just that theres nothing special. They lower your car, ok for daily and autox but not serious racing(from what I hear). It would be nice if they were anodized but you can't expect gold for $200US. I'm planning on a set for one of my IXs
If you can find a nice used set of lowering springs you're better off going that way since you'll need to do some extra mods to get the kit to fit.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:31 AM   #3
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200$ thats only springs or with shocks???
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:20 AM   #4
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I've recently purchased a Camber kit from Cosmo. It was trash. I had seen Cosmo products for other work I had done (lowering, CAI, etc) and their products appeared a little questionable from the specs, so I avoided.... Recently I came across their camber kit and it appeared good considering it was considerably less than other similar products on the market. Well it was trash!! Once we attempted to install we clearly saw why the product was so cheap; because it was..... Never installed and wasted my $$$..... For my Xi I used H+R Springs and Bilstien struts/shocks. H+R Makes an excellent coilover product....... In a component as critical as your suspension, do you really want to cut corners and buy an inferior product to save a few $$$?

For guys with Xi models, look very carefully!!! Most mfgs do not support the Xi model. H+R and Bilstein support it. Eibach for instance does not. If you read the specs on the Cosmo kit, it too DOES NOT support Xi models......
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:40 AM   #5
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I have E30 iX I drive with that car only few moth a year, I try lower this car but no result, so now I looking for coilover but for iX have very small offer this cosmo but if it's trush. Maybe somebody knows other options or have used kit

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:07 AM   #6
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Cosmoracing - junk

Thanks for the feedback,and yes i think i will pass on
the cheap offering - You Get What U Pay For!!!
My search goes on.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:55 PM   #7
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If your looking to get quite low, focus on finding a short enough shock first.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:08 PM   #8
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If your looking to get quite low, focus on finding a short enough shock first.
that will be my next step now I have on front -60mm on 50mm bilstein, if that option will be bad then I put coil
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:37 PM   #9
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Try these on for size. H&R Cup Suspension: http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...UCT_ID=31005-2

A little more than Cosmo Racing, but a quality product. A buddy who runs a BMW aftermarket shop highly recommends these.

Or go separates as I did: http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...6LATESPSETMONO together with: http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...UCT_ID=29824-2

If you look around, you can get the Bilsteins cheaper. Their H&R Price is quite good.....

My two cents.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:39 PM   #10
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My set as for an 2004 330Xi, so I was also limited by brands, but, if you check around alot of maXbimmer members are running this combo..... Runs Excellent.... I added an AC Schnitcher strut bar to complete the package.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:00 AM   #11
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E 30 lowering suspension

This is how my car looks now with the 17" on and I figure
with a 1.6" drop in front and 1.4" on the rear I'll be fine!!
Thanks to all for your opinions.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:14 AM   #12
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I've attached 2 pcs (before and after) of my car. I have the 17" wheels too. 1.5" works great.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:29 PM   #13
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I've recently purchased a Camber kit from Cosmo. It was trash. I had seen Cosmo products for other work I had done (lowering, CAI, etc) and their products appeared a little questionable from the specs, so I avoided.... Recently I came across their camber kit and it appeared good considering it was considerably less than other similar products on the market. Well it was trash!! Once we attempted to install we clearly saw why the product was so cheap; because it was..... Never installed and wasted my $$$..... For my Xi I used H+R Springs and Bilstien struts/shocks. H+R Makes an excellent coilover product....... In a component as critical as your suspension, do you really want to cut corners and buy an inferior product to save a few $$$?

For guys with Xi models, look very carefully!!! Most mfgs do not support the Xi model. H+R and Bilstein support it. Eibach for instance does not. If you read the specs on the Cosmo kit, it too DOES NOT support Xi models......
I think you need to look a little closer too, we are not talking about Xi models but IX. VERY different and Cosmo has a coilover setup specifically for the E30 IX. But that doesn't change the fact that they could be poor quality. Secondly, what made the camber kits junk? bolt pattern wrong? poor adjustability? for a useful post it would be nice to know the reason. Perhaps they sent you the wrong ones. Did they give you hard time when you tried to return them? Thirdly, Coilovers, like the ones cosmos makes, are very simple - some adjustable sleeves, springs and upper perches - it would be hard to screw that up if you're using the right materials. I've got a car that I'm going to test these on(e30 IX) and if they wont fit or they're poor quality, I will send them back.
I'm still not saying they're good or bad quality until I see them for myself.
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From what i've heard its not a problem with the adjusters, although there could be for a few reasons if the design isn't good. Apparently the springs sag alot, within weeks and the worst of it being it isn't an even effect.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:32 PM   #15
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From what i've heard its not a problem with the adjusters, although there could be for a few reasons if the design isn't good. Apparently the springs sag alot, within weeks and the worst of it being it isn't an even effect.
Well that would be balls. That should be considered a quality defect and warrantiable. If I do order a set, I will speak with them to make sure this sort of thing is covered.
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