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Old 03-23-2010, 09:36 AM   #76
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decided to go with another set of coilovers, im downtown most of the time, and those wont be the best for those roads.
i was supposed not go there for the whole summer, but plans changed.

so theyll either be returned back or sold to another member
I,m confused, if your worried about all the bumps wouldn't you want softer spring rates, your going to go harder cause the roads are worst ???
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:33 PM   #77
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this is the email message i got today.


Thank you for your interest in Raceland products.

The E36 are available and the E46 we sold out of but will have in stock in 2-4 weeks.


Thank you,
Time to group buy it up then! lol

Do we know if they will ship to a central location to lessen shipping charges?
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:01 PM   #78
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Time to group buy it up then! lol

Do we know if they will ship to a central location to lessen shipping charges?
I will offer my address in Oshawa for shipping, people in the east end can pick up there, and for those in the west I work afternoons in Etobikoe and they can pick them up there.

Think I am well enough known and trusted by everyone to handle that.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:04 PM   #79
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I will offer my address in Oshawa for shipping, people in the east end can pick up there, and for those in the west I work afternoons in Etobikoe and they can pick them up there.

Think I am well enough known and trusted by everyone to handle that.
They will ship to one central location. And i agree regarding Using Oshawa as the central address. i think it should be convenient enough for most interested. All we need is a list of all who are interested. Pm me with your info including the coilover kit required (E36/E46), and ill create a list and post it. The more the marry-er.

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Old 03-23-2010, 02:53 PM   #80
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the box it comes in isnt big, you can fit at least 4 in ur trunk
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:55 PM   #81
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I,m confused, if your worried about all the bumps wouldn't you want softer spring rates, your going to go harder cause the roads are worst ???
how soft are the oems? thats what i run now, and i like the stiffness.
how soft will the racelands be compared to the oems?
my shocks are also oem,
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They will ship to one central location. And i agree regarding Using Oshawa as the central address. i think it should be convenient enough for most interested. All we need is a list of all who are interested. Pm me with your info including the coilover kit required (E36/E46), and ill create a list and post it. The more the marry-er.

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The Oshawa/Etobicoke location during work days works for me. Will the shipping to a central location make a nice difference in the price? How much we talking? If you can maybe get some numbers from racelands I'd be in. Then again, any price drop is good. So count me in. What info you want from us?
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:34 PM   #83
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how soft are the oems? thats what i run now, and i like the stiffness.
how soft will the racelands be compared to the oems?
my shocks are also oem,
I don't think they would be softer then stock.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:48 PM   #84
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how soft are the oems? thats what i run now, and i like the stiffness.
how soft will the racelands be compared to the oems?
my shocks are also oem,
I got this info off of the e46 fanatics website the debate on these coil overs are pretty heavy LoL few upset haters and supporters LoL

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The materials and construction look perfectly safe. The welds aren't the prettiest, but they seem structurally sound.

Right to left the shocks and springs matched one another within an acceptable spec, consistent with other brands in the market.

The shocks are very, very soft. Softer than what was on file for e46 m3 shocks.

The springs are way too stiff for the shocks.

The combination of those two things = car will just bounce up and down on the springs. Which is no fun for ride quality, and certainly terrible for performance.

If you could get springs that were close to oem rates, the Racelands are probably a perfectly safe alternative for people with blown OEM suspension who don't want to spend much to replace it, and still have a nice drop.

They are simply not a performance upgrade.

I will post the graphs later.

Unlike the Chase's in this thread, I have seen the kit, held the shocks in my hand, seen the dyno. They are generic shock bodies, just like what all cheap suspension companies use. Using those makes production costs cheap, and involves virtually no R&D. The only difference between these and the other garbage cheap kits (DDM, FK, ST, whatever else) is that they are super soft.

For those of you that have Raceland and are saying the ride is close to stock - your stock suspension must have been blown, or you don't know what you're talking about.

For anyone who thinks this off the shelf kit is going to improve the handling or performance of your car, its not.

And finally, no I would never put these on any of my cars. I wouldn't put any of the cheap coilovers on my car though. I tell people all the time that the cheapest coilover I feel safe in recommending is the Tein Basic. But hey, Seth and I have about $6000 worth of suspension parts on our e46's so thats just me.
Here is the link there are a few other threadson there for these coilovers.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...eland+coilover

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The box for the coilover kit i have a few pics. Ill post them today if i find them. ruffly i think the box is about. 3 Feet Long, 1 1/2 wide, 8 Inch High 45lbs.




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Old 03-23-2010, 05:13 PM   #85
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My e36 has fold rear seats so transporting wouldn't be a problem


My suspension is origional from 93. Car is still under 200000km. Hoping these will get me through the year and keep an eye out for Koni adjustables to put in them next year.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:40 PM   #86
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i am thinking the same thing i dont know what kit i might wanna get next year.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:04 PM   #87
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My Shot Suspension.

This is what am riding on it is so horrible, and kit is a improvement the way i look at it. i need new sway bar links and a shock mount also. I am think either the shock is broken on the passenger side or the spring broke. when i lift my car up on the jack the spring feels like i can simply remove it with out compressing it. when i go over bumps a hear a clunk am so embarrassed LoL. None the less i still love my car cant wait till its done this summer.







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Old 03-23-2010, 09:27 PM   #88
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this debate can go on forever, you can never have a right wrong answer,
the truth is, there not the best, but how bad can they be,
I read a long forum on bf about DDM coilovers, and how people rode on them for more than 20 000 kms and others couldnt take them over 3000kms.
again, it all depends on how you drive, where you drive, and who installs them.

speaking realistically, what are your options for coilovers/springs.
even if you wanted to get just springs, you will need matching shocks as well.
the cheapest set out there is $600, and its a set height, whether u like it or not.
so ull either pay $440 for raceland, or 1200 for FKs, which is the next level coils.

its more worth it if you can DIY, this way even if you dont like them or they brake you can put back another set.
the labor will break the value IMO.

when I asked Racelands to return my kit, they sent me a shipping slip paid by them fully, and i can claim my freight costs back.
so theres no risk in this since they truly guarantee ur money back.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:03 PM   #89
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I am looking forward to bashing on them at the autocross races and a few driving schools this summer not to mention I don't want crazy stiff ones cause of the road rally to Florida in august. I just want to get a lower centre of gravity and a bit of lean out of the car. My car multiple use so going to stiff is bad for me.

When you get a shipping price to a comon address let me know the price.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:44 AM   #90
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The Oshawa/Etobicoke location during work days works for me. Will the shipping to a central location make a nice difference in the price? How much we talking? If you can maybe get some numbers from racelands I'd be in. Then again, any price drop is good. So count me in. What info you want from us?
PM me the shipping address so i can get a shipping quote from raceland. i am going to get a quote on 8 coilover kits. it would be better ifi had a confirmed list consisting of all who are interested in purchasing.
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