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    Thread: Raceland coil review?

    1. 07-18-2010 02:12 PM #1
      Can anyone with raceland coils give me a run down on how instalation went and all that and how they ride over time....also I have 15's on the car right now should I have any trouble with rubbing anywhere in the fender well? And will it also **** with the camber after installed? Please feel free to educate me Thanks

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      07-18-2010 02:14 PM #2
      Can anyone list the differences between rokkor and racelands?

    3. 07-18-2010 02:14 PM #3
      im new to these forums as well but ive been reading them for quite some time... there have been like a bajilion review threads on rokkors and racelands... check google and im sure you will find a few of them... you get what you pay for is pretty much the sum of the topic.

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      07-18-2010 02:22 PM #4
      Rokkor is cheaper and most people(including me) like them more. The install is like installing any other suspension. The camber will of course get messed up so you will need to adjust it. I'm all the way down on my rokkors and it's a little bouncy but it got a lot better after like 500 miles.

      But they are worth the $300 imo

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      07-18-2010 02:36 PM #5
      How much for a bag setup?

      I know someone who installs bags and just wondering how much bags would cost.

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      07-18-2010 02:42 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 2slow2g0 View Post
      How much for a bag setup?

      I know someone who installs bags and just wondering how much bags would cost.
      more than quality coils

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      07-18-2010 02:46 PM #7
      Around 2000 for cheap ones I think.

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      07-19-2010 01:00 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by effdbmx1 View Post
      Around 2000 for cheap ones I think.
      Just about that ya

      As for Racelands and Rokkors... There ok for starter coils but thats it... My racelands are maxed out and bounce like crazy but if you leave a few inches of thread on after market wheels and tires you should be at a decent height.

      Rokkors are 25% stiffer up front and 50% stiffer in the rear. I'm pretty sure thats the only difference. Rokkors might go a hair lower but not to sure

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      07-19-2010 01:50 AM #9
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      07-19-2010 02:26 AM #10
      I have racelands, I like them. Def worth $300. I have about 3/4 left of threads up front, about an inch in the back. A bit bouncy, nothing unbearable at all. (I also live in south Florida, land of the perfect, flat roads) I am as low as I can go up front without a frame notch.

      Just make sure to remove the bump stops, or cut them in half. (mine are cut in half)
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      07-19-2010 11:54 AM #11
      Not trying to thread jack, but I've been looking at Racelands for awhile and I'm wondering how much they drop you right off the bat without spinning them down? Also, what are the bump stops.
      Last edited by Citizen_Erased; 07-19-2010 at 11:56 AM.

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      07-19-2010 08:51 PM #12
      anyone run them like at a mild drop like say a 2 inch or 1.5 inch drop, are they bouncy at that height?

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      07-19-2010 09:40 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by mrbatavus View Post
      anyone run them like at a mild drop like say a 2 inch or 1.5 inch drop, are they bouncy at that height?
      no they are not bad at the height you want. Its when you crank them most of the way down, they bounce
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      07-19-2010 10:43 PM #14
      ****ing terrible, I have them spun all the way down on 15s the height is great the ride is terrible, my entire car jumps its soo bouncy, I'm swapping to FKs this week.
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    15. 07-19-2010 10:44 PM #15
      why cut the stops? im not trying to put the car to the ground i just want to eliminate the wheel gap and another thing is i have 15s on the car right now. should i have trouble with rubbing?

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      07-19-2010 10:52 PM #16
      racelands ****ing blowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
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      07-19-2010 10:57 PM #17
      Just swapped my racelands (sold em) to my kw v1s.. i must say racelands blow.but for 300 bones.. meh
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      07-20-2010 07:04 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by mkIIIboy View Post
      why cut the stops? im not trying to put the car to the ground i just want to eliminate the wheel gap and another thing is i have 15s on the car right now. should i have trouble with rubbing?
      your cutting the stops so when the strut compresses it was work properly, not smack off the bumpstop and provide even more of a bounce

      if you're going to stay at the height you specify, then you should have no issue.
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      07-20-2010 06:54 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 2slow2g0 View Post
      Can anyone list the differences between rokkor and racelands?
      Raceland = Rokkor

      Rokkor = Raceland

      Same company, slight product differences.

      Check their websites

      http://www.racelandus.com/t-contact.aspx

      http://www.rokkortuning.com/Store/Tab.aspx?tabid=1

      From the threads I have read the only difference is the spring rates, and I believe the consensus is that the Rokkors have a higher rate.

      I hope that helps a bit

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      07-20-2010 08:04 PM #20
      Just cut your springs and save for something good.

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      07-20-2010 08:13 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchsider View Post
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      x2 someone end this rokkor raceland bull****

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      07-21-2010 09:14 AM #22
      I put race land on my mk2 gli (same actual product for the mk3). I lowered the car 2'' in front and 1.75 in the rear from stock. I cut the bump stops in half.

      The car road and handled great. I was impressed for the money spent. I think it is worth the money.

      I dont think you can expect much if you go all the way down on them. I am putting them in my cabrio this week and my plan is to just cover the 195/45-15's so there isnt gap. I expect it to ride like poo... but thats all I could afford and get the car on the road for this weekends gtg.




      as for install, very easy, everything fit well. No issues at all. its pretty striaght forward. (get an alignment)

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      07-21-2010 05:22 PM #23
      i bought racelands ($280) cause i was in a hurry to get rid of the horrible cut springs that came on my car. they didnt come in time for me to get them on for WaterWerks last weekend so my buddy let me borrow his ksports ($900) for the trip up there, they came on monday and i installed them and they ride the exact same (except HUGE bumps they will bounce but not bad at all). and everyone that says racelands only ride good cause people that have them have never had nice suspension are wrong. i had the ksports, been in cars with koni's, h&r's, FK's ect. and they feel just the same

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      07-21-2010 05:43 PM #24
      Don't talk if you don't know what your talking about. I've had the raceland, Rokkor, 2 sets of h&r, kw v2s, bilstein, and now I'm on konis and none the good setups feel anything like the raceland/rokkor setup they straight up sucked compared to the rest. Period.

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      07-21-2010 09:13 PM #25
      do people really expect them to be this great coilover for 300 dollars?

      i have racelands, cranked way down, they ride like ****, and i paid next to nothing for them

      i'm not trying to convince myself, or anyone else for that matter, to get them over something of more quality and more development then a soft dampening strut with soft spring rates

      they are cheap, do the job, but you may get some backaches from them
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      07-21-2010 09:22 PM #26
      Just get the racelands, crank them all the way down and buy a helmet, back brace and some extra kidney padding. Enjoy the ride.

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    28. 07-22-2010 12:40 PM #28
      I rode in a friends mk 3 today and to me racelands felt just fine and for budget coils I dont think you can do much better mine are coming tomorrow and getting installed Sunday

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      07-22-2010 02:54 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by vw203 View Post
      Don't talk if you don't know what your talking about. I've had the raceland, Rokkor, 2 sets of h&r, kw v2s, bilstein, and now I'm on konis and none the good setups feel anything like the raceland/rokkor setup they straight up sucked compared to the rest. Period.

      i dont know what im talking about? ok. i had ksports on my car, ive been in cars with expensive suspension before, ive had expensive suspension before. then put the racelands on and they feel the same to me and people that have been in my car. so by experiencing expensive setups and inexpensive setups i dont know what im talking about?

    30. 07-22-2010 04:14 PM #30
      well ksports are just overpriced cheap coils that blow out and have a worse warranty than all the budget ones. you'd be a fool to buy them...but then people rocking them diss budget coils too. probably cause they mad they spent $500+ more on practically the same junk and only have a 1-year warranty.

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      07-25-2010 04:13 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by zero. View Post
      well ksports are just overpriced cheap coils that blow out and have a worse warranty than all the budget ones. you'd be a fool to buy them...but then people rocking them diss budget coils too. probably cause they mad they spent $500+ more on practically the same junk and only have a 1-year warranty.
      haha everyone talks so much **** on here. ksport really has the best design of coils

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      07-25-2010 10:53 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by 2slow2g0 View Post
      Can anyone list the differences between rokkor and racelands?
      a big difference for me is Rokkors are TUV approved, Racelands say they're not for use on public roads

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