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Old 11-16-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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JOM Coilover Group Buy

WOO WOO WOO!!

There is a group buy going on of JOM coilovers on R3VLimited. They're $380 shipped to wherever, and reviews have been quite strong from the VW community who have been using them on their shit for a while.

I bought them, and so have about 11 others over there. They're coming from Europe, from a distributor there. More info is available here:
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=187543
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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hey i actually have this set and i am wondering if its normal for the car to sit as high as it sits, it sits as if it were stock, only in the rear, the fronts are fine. i was told to give it some time, a month or so, to let it get worked in, just wondering if thats normal. thanks
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #3
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Ya, most suspension takes a little bit to settle. About 2000k I'd say.

How do you like it, ride wise? Do you have it lowered all the way down?
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:09 AM   #4
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are they available for an e36 as well?
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:05 PM   #5
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You'd have to contact mightywhitey on the R3VLimited.com forums. He's the one in touch with Les, the distributor.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:23 PM   #6
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Is this $380 CDN or USD?
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:01 PM   #7
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o_O The exchange rate is almost the same right now. $380 USD is $387 CAD.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:31 PM   #8
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Cheap way to get low. The springs are probably pretty stiff so those bulk barn shocks never actually have to do any travelling lol.

And how do those front perches work? Do they just slide onto the strut housing? no cutting and welding? If that's the case I I wouldn't expect to get the car very low in the front
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:38 AM   #9
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The spring rates are pretty good, covered in the R3V thread.

As for how low, here's a VW on them.
http://www.picpile.net/ims/pic_201W2n2D/44095.jpg
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Showing me how low a VW kit goes doesn't mean much. You'll never get that low with an E30 unless you shorten the strut housings. The JOM website only specs 20-60mm of lowering... for you imperial guys thats like 2.4" max lowering. If that's the case, don't buy these if you are hoping to slam your car because 2.4" won't even tuck the tires (see my sig, my car is lowered around 3")
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:45 AM   #11
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yea you can never get an e30 that low
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:33 AM   #12
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Ok, hmmm... Back to considering mode. Though for 380$...

EDIT: Apparently, you have to cut the front perches, and the cut is going to be what determines how low you can get...? I'm not 100% sure what that means, so I'll defer to the experts here.
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Ya, most suspension takes a little bit to settle. About 2000k I'd say.

How do you like it, ride wise? Do you have it lowered all the way down?
its actually pretty good, and i do have it all the way lowered, and it sits very nicely, in the front. lol. i am quite satisfied. I just want the rear end to sit lower now. but all in all its a farely comfortable ride, my sis did even notice that much of a difference until we hit a pretty big bump, lol
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:56 PM   #14
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this is how my front is currently sitting
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^ That's a nice ride height because it's no so low that you have to worry about your oil pan. However that's as low as you can go, so no fender rubbing slammage with these. Do you have any pics of the install?
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