Originally Posted by doogee
Get a set of Bilstein struts and shocks before you get Racelands.
I'm probably going to start a massive argument saying this, but bilsteins will ride better and out last racelands by a mile.
Nah, there's no argument lol. The truth is that these coilovers suck on the track, for spirted driving, or anything most BMW drivers want to do
. As a DD from point A to point B replacement for blown or damaged suspension components on a high mileage car that you won't ever see a retun on if you sell it (If you plan on selling it), it's the way to go!
Op, at the end of the day, you're the only one that knows where your pocket is willing to go. At this point, the mechanic is asking $500 to fix your suspension and you seem to require a lower price (I'm only guessing here so forgive me if i'm wrong). Your options will come down to either low mileage stock struts or $200 coilovers that have about 2 years or more warranty which they will replace if it's problematic.
I say if you know you're only driving from point A to point B and you wont be bombing any tracks or attempting to go sideways anytime soon, throw the damn racelands on and forget what everyone else has say.
Yes we can all argue that the Racelands won't be as high quality, or withstand as much beating as a Koni, Bilstein, Tein, H&R or Gc. But if a $200 setup can get me through two years or even a year and tie me over until i can afford a better setup i'd go for it.
I'll acknowledge that some if not most of the members will genuinely try to steer you in the right direction by assisting you on making a decision you will not regret. Others are just purists talking out of their asses because they believe a $200.00 suspension on a BMW, the holy grail of cars is blasphemous. Keep that in mind when deciphering information posted that will be influencing your decision.
Again, do what you feel is good for you and your overall situation.