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    Thread: The official Racelands Ultimo Coilover thread

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      12-01-2010 02:36 AM #1
      Has anyone heard anything about the new Racelands coilovers?
      Breathe.

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      12-01-2010 02:51 AM #2
      who knows. i heard about them in some thread on here. i will always look at raceland as cheap coilovers, good for the price.

      evryone and their mothers has them now.

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      12-01-2010 06:10 AM #3
      confused. they offer a 2 yr warranty on their regular coils, but only a 1 yr warranty on these ultimo's. I think they're just built to go lower... says they can do 4" front and rear

      but i assume they suck

      http://www.racelandus.com/p-133-ulti...-mkiv-mk4.aspx

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      12-01-2010 07:01 AM #4
      I'm interested in seeing an actual review on these too.

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      12-01-2010 07:49 AM #5
      enjoy reading 69 pages of pure love for this coils : http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...light=raceland

      EDIT: missed the NEW word, my bad, unlocked

      powder coated nowl, NICE , 1 year warranty wtf

      Raceland ULTIMO Coilover Kit for Golf, Jetta Mk4 and New Beetle

      Lowers at least 4" in the front and 4" in the rear
      Oversized, shortened piston rods to handle additional stress
      Powder coated threaded body area to prevent freezing of spring seats
      18% stronger rear spring rate to compensate and prevent bottoming out
      15% stronger shock valving
      1 year warranty
      Spring Rates:

      Front: 385 lbs/inch
      Rear: 240 lbs/inch

      Contents of Damper Kit:
      2 x Height Adjustable Strut
      2 x Rear Height Adjustable Shock Absorber
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      2 x Damper Spring
      2 x Top Hat
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      2 x Bump Stop
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      Quote Originally Posted by dele
      The guys on coils can pull off their own Airless pride thread cos they clearly are the underdogs in the air/static debate, kinda like the equality movement for women.

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      12-01-2010 09:25 AM #6
      One year warranty? I guess they dont trust their new product
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      12-01-2010 09:58 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by cosman25 View Post
      One year warranty? I guess they dont trust their new product
      the ultimo is beefier than the original raceland so I don't think it should be seen as a less reliable revision.
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      The guys on coils can pull off their own Airless pride thread cos they clearly are the underdogs in the air/static debate, kinda like the equality movement for women.

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      12-01-2010 10:07 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by kilimats View Post
      the ultimo is beefier than the original raceland so I don't think it should be seen as a less reliable revision.
      Yeah it looks to be beefier. Thats why Im so as to why they only offer a one year warranty. Would be interested to see some reviews
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      12-01-2010 10:17 AM #9
      ^ they prob got too many warranty replacement requested when the coilover was not in cause (like it happened to me lol)

      So they want to maintain that perfect customer services relation without turning down RMA request, cutting the warranty from 2 to 1 year seems like a good getaway.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dele
      The guys on coils can pull off their own Airless pride thread cos they clearly are the underdogs in the air/static debate, kinda like the equality movement for women.

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      12-01-2010 10:21 AM #10
      ha, 1 year warrenty? what a joke.... they probably only give that because they are so cheap you can just buy another set if something breaks.

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      12-01-2010 10:36 AM #11
      i was dying laughing reading this :

      Warning:

      When you install the Raceland Coil over kit on your Golf, please do not exceed the maximum allowed wheel offset of 35mm. We suggest you stay between 30 and 35 mm. If your wheel offset or ET is greater than 35mm, then you must use conical shaped wheel spacers on the front, or risk damage to the inside of your tires. It may also put too much strain on your front axles.

      its funny that people that dont understand offsets are giving advice on such.
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      12-01-2010 10:39 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Kiddie Rose View Post
      i was dying laughing reading this :

      Warning:

      When you install the Raceland Coil over kit on your Golf, please do not exceed the maximum allowed wheel offset of 35mm. We suggest you stay between 30 and 35 mm. If your wheel offset or ET is greater than 35mm, then you must use conical shaped wheel spacers on the front, or risk damage to the inside of your tires. It may also put too much strain on your front axles.

      its funny that people that dont understand offsets are giving advice on such.
      good thing that only applies to golfs!
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      12-01-2010 10:44 AM #13
      someone buy these, hack them up and see if they lay frame. thanks
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      12-01-2010 11:03 AM #14
      looks like they have a stiffer front and rear spring than the standard coils.
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      12-01-2010 11:25 AM #15
      I was confused aswell about the warranty. Tempted to try them out.....
      Breathe.

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      12-01-2010 12:27 PM #16
      hmmm maybe ill give racelands another try ahah

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      12-01-2010 12:51 PM #17
      at least the color scheme is a little more appealing. Those pistachio green springs are pretty sweet

      It seems to me that the ride quality is gonna be worse since everything is stiffer (since anyone who buys racelands/rokkors usually uses them for DD use). I'd be interested in trying them out though, maybe they're the budget H&R Ultra Low's?

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      12-01-2010 01:11 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by static.20v View Post
      someone buy these, hack them up and see if they lay frame. thanks

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      12-01-2010 03:09 PM #19
      Someone with money and time please buy, install, and review them. :]

      I'm interested as this might be my next coilovers.

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      12-01-2010 04:11 PM #20
      They look pretty but seriously... they are cheapo's and now better cheapo's?
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      12-01-2010 04:37 PM #21
      i was about to order a set of ROKKORs ( = poor), and now these are out... Might have to give them a shot instead...
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      12-01-2010 04:49 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by insyderzG60 View Post
      i was about to order a set of ROKKORs ( = poor), and now these are out... Might have to give them a shot instead...
      do eeeet and then let us know what you think.
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      12-01-2010 04:52 PM #24
      this thread remind me of how the official raceland thread started, everyone was like: someone get that *** and reviews for us !!
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      Quote Originally Posted by dele
      The guys on coils can pull off their own Airless pride thread cos they clearly are the underdogs in the air/static debate, kinda like the equality movement for women.

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      someone needs to buy these and have a review up soon

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