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Old 06-13-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Rokkor Coil overs

I know these arenítí top of the line or anything, but what does everyone think of this coil overís? Will they do the trick?

http://www.rokkortuning.com/p-21-coi...r-bmw-e46.aspx
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Rokkor/Raceland, Same junk just different spring rates. They are ok for the street and a cheap way to get low, just don't expect anything spectacular in terms of performance.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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OK i understand.... But they aren't totally pieces of garbage are they?
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
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Yes, they are. What exactly are you expecting for $400?
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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Yes, they are. What exactly are you expecting for $400?
Exactly. It still boggles my mind how these companies are even making money. Really makes you wonder what it costs to manufacture these...
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:50 PM   #6
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Can anyone say anything good about these things? maybe someone who has them installed?
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #7
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ask jardine, apparently he is using this on his car
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:11 PM   #8
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It still boggles my mind how these companies are even making money.
Another way of looking at it is what kind of mark-up are they charging for the name brand coils? I also find it asinine how everyone wants something cheap, and the second they find it, they assume it's garbage. Yes, these coils are cheap, but they're also the bare bones as far as coils go. These don't have adjustable dampers, they don't have pillowball mounts, the don't come with camber plates, and I assume they don't come with sway bar links (didn't check). All they are is a shock and a spring. Koni strt shocks can be had for $309 USD, and sport springs often go for under $100, does that mean those are garbage too?
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:53 PM   #9
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Yes good point. IM just going to the cheap way to go low.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:11 PM   #10
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They are ok for the street and a cheap way to get low, just don't expect anything spectacular in terms of performance.
Been driving with them on my e36 for a while. This is probably the perfect description of them.

For what I wanted them for they suited my needs.
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Been driving with them on my e36 for a while. This is probably the perfect description of them.

For what I wanted them for they suited my needs.
exactly. I run them on my black E36. I'm in a hugee long and drawn out discussion on stanceworks about them. Because some people feel that because they have a lot of money to pour into there car, everyone else should. Of course, if we all had plenty of extra funds, we'd all run the best of the best.

Don't expect them to run like $1600 coilovers, how ever, for a quarter of the price, they are NOT a quarter of the quality. I run them maxed in the rear, and very close to maxed in the front and I have E39 style 5's with 0 rub issues. They do the job very well, and perform alright too. Of course, money can buy you a lot more, but if you're simply looking to go low, and do it for a very, very low cost, Rokkor is not a bad option at all. AND they offer a 3 year warranty.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #12
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I was told when I install these on my E46 im going to need 2008 chevy impala ss rear swaybar endlinks made by moog. From a maxbimmer colleague. Can anyone else verify they have used these as well?
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:27 AM   #13
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not sure if the people in this thread know what a blown shock feels like?
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:47 PM   #14
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I gues no one can answer this? lol
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:30 AM   #15
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Rockor coils are made by raceland. Use the same dampers as raceland but use slightly stiffer springs:

Raceland

* Front 350 lbs/inch
* Rear 300 lbs/inch

Rokkor

* 385 (Front) lbs/inch
* 340 (Rear) lbs/inch

Most people say that these are crap and sh!t because they think that everyone who installs coils will go out and race their car. They dont realize that only 10% of BMW owners actually do any kind or "racing". These coils do exactly what they intend to do - THEY GO LOW. Thats that. There are no performance benefits what so ever, and there was never an intend for performance with these. I do believe they are still better then your stock 10 year old suspension.

Performance coilovers prices usually start at $2300. Anything cheaper is for show only.

There is no data showing that these are somewhat dangerous or unsafe to use. thousands of people have them and noone complained yet . The website even says they'll refund you the money if you dont like them , lol.

Now, you should know that you will need shorter endlinks for the front. Preferably an adjustable link. If you cant justify money for an adjustable link (neither can I) you need to buy a 7" (I think, keep forgetting) endlinks. hundai, impala, or duralast have them. Keep reading to find out where and what to get.

You will also need spacers for the front axles so that the perches dont rub on your rims. A 5mm usually does teh trick.

Please go to E46fanatics or Bimmerforums and search for rokkor blah blah. There is TONNE of info. I know, I saw it there , you shall search and find out which part# endlinks to buy. Next time when you have an issue regarding your E46 , PLEASE search a more populated board because you want to get opinions from people who drive same car as you do and I cant be around all the time .

For the reference, I dont have rokkor coils nor racelands, I have a few friends that do. I have Bilstein PSS9s , which are pretty shitty if you ask me but that another story...

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