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    Thread: Official Raceland MKV coilover review... Short Version

    1. 06-17-2009 12:34 PM #26
      Nope they go that way. Tried em both ways and the fit is perfect at the top, plus you would never be able to get a wrench in there if yu wanted to adjust them if they are on the bottom.
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    2. 06-17-2009 12:37 PM #27
      True but now you've just blown the warrenty. I'm having no problems, and If they last another month then I might try and cut them. And since the car is on 19's, I would on need 1/4-1/2 at best. But for other with smaller wheels this would help tons.
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      06-17-2009 12:38 PM #28
      so how do they ride at the height you have them set? do you get any 'pogo stick' going over bumps? smooth ride still or are you feeling every change in the road surface? im thinking about these but the vmaxx i had in my corrado were bouncy and very stiff when wound down low so im not sure i want to go the cheap route again

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      06-17-2009 01:40 PM #29
      They arnt bad, my fronts are crappy and clunk alot cuz i need new bearings for the top. the spring sits kinda weird at the top in the front, but they lower the car enough to get some nice 18-19 with low pros, or if ur auto X its perfect. Ill have a better review once my fronts are fixed. them bishes are tough to do.
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      06-26-2009 12:45 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by Xyphyr »
      Yes, but the spring rates would be different.

      Actually removing dead coils does not change the spring rate. After all they arent doing anything but taking up space. Removing the other coils will effectively change the spring rate.

    6. 06-27-2009 02:47 PM #31
      I'm torn between buying a VAG-COM or coilovers for the Mk5.

    7. 06-27-2009 10:52 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by Xyphyr »
      They arnt bad, my fronts are crappy and clunk alot cuz i need new bearings for the top. the spring sits kinda weird at the top in the front, but they lower the car enough to get some nice 18-19 with low pros, or if ur auto X its perfect. Ill have a better review once my fronts are fixed. them bishes are tough to do.

      When you do, you should gimme a ride so I can see if I like them!

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      06-27-2009 11:41 PM #33
      20 grand on a car, 200 bucks on its suspension...awesome.
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      07-02-2009 09:04 PM #34
      put em on today..
      pshh these ride great! after have owning bilsteins, ksports, and b&gs.. im pretty happy with them for what they cost.. ride better than my bilsteins.. but i have em all the way down, only 1/2" bumpstops.. and they arent that low (not to my mk3 low standards i guess haha) will
      i bought these with no intention of staying on em for too long, but figured i could at least get em on the car quick.. and i'm happy with them. ride quality is a little stiffer than stock with a solid ride.

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      07-10-2009 09:08 AM #35
      Is the ride bouncy? (think riced out 1992 Integra)

    11. 07-15-2009 02:59 PM #36
      Can we get an update after a few thousand miles?

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      07-15-2009 05:16 PM #37
      I got a reply from raceland about the spring rate.

    13. 07-15-2009 05:17 PM #38
      ^ What the hell does that mean?

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      07-15-2009 09:28 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by Motohip »
      ^ What the hell does that mean?

      from what I can understand, free height is the lenght of the spring not compressed.
      and then you have the rate at different inch of compression, but I don't understand the 2 values under 2", 3" and 4".
      I asked them to explain me the graph lol

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      07-16-2009 04:32 PM #40
      here's what raceland told me about the spring rate graph.

      Quote, originally posted by Raceland »
      the upper number is how many pounds of force applyed to the spring at the show measurement of compression, the lower number is the rate.


    16. 07-16-2009 05:10 PM #41
      Wow, those are pretty soft springs then. Makes me want to get them.

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      07-16-2009 05:35 PM #42
      aren't these not for everyday driving?

    18. 07-17-2009 04:51 AM #43
      over 5,000 miles later, they still feel like they did when first installed, but i still have a bit of driving to do [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      07-17-2009 08:50 AM #44
      Quote, originally posted by fife78 »
      Is the ride bouncy? (think riced out 1992 Integra)

      no not bouncy.. slightly stiff IMO.. but nowhere near hectic/harsh

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      07-21-2009 01:38 PM #45
      Been reading your post (along with countless others) and decided to bite the bullet. My stock struts were getting weaker anyways. I'm hoping these turn out [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] thanks for the review!


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      07-21-2009 02:03 PM #46
      the price on this coilover kit is retarded cheap !!!
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      07-21-2009 03:20 PM #47
      I'm hearing nothing but good things about them. (outside of the people saying it's to cheap to be good ) Idk about longevity but hey stock struts and good name brand suspension companies wear out over time (and sometimes prematurely) and at 300 bucks I can buy 4 sets before it equals one name brand group.
      Still have my fingers crossed....let the fun begin
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      07-21-2009 03:38 PM #48
      yea i have zero complaints.. other than not going as low as other coils.. and ive had em on for around 1500 miles

    24. 07-23-2009 12:16 PM #49
      Still working great. Just rolling the car everywhere and no problems... No leaks, no noises, no nothing, just a good product for the price.
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    25. 07-24-2009 12:09 PM #50
      still ride nice?

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