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    Thread: Solo Werks Coilover review

    1. Member clean'nblackmk4's Avatar
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      12-10-2011 06:02 PM #26
      SOMEONE has got to have an update on these -____-
      Still on the edge of grabbing some.
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      12-10-2011 06:32 PM #27
      i think all those who have them, have been killed by them or something.

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      12-10-2011 09:02 PM #28
      BUMP for a followup...
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      12-10-2011 09:30 PM #29
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      useless paid review is useless
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      12-10-2011 11:19 PM #30
      I got mine earlier in the week. Just still in the box. Plan on being installed in the next couple of weeks. I was thinking of writing a review after they are installed just wont be "low" yet due to winter, snow, blah blah. In for update for sure though.

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      12-11-2011 08:48 AM #31
      unbox them and take some pics for us.

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      12-11-2011 08:23 PM #32



      I will get more pictures tuesday, and I apologized for the crappy cellphone pictures

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      12-13-2011 12:50 PM #33
      Terrible cellphone pics are terrible. I hope these are helpful though. I will probably create a separate thread for these when i put them on.






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      12-13-2011 12:54 PM #34
      they look awesome for the money
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      12-13-2011 04:47 PM #35
      they look like fk highsports.

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      12-13-2011 05:30 PM #36
      I have had mine on for about two months now.
      Mine all measure at 25" from ground to fender. I want to get some spacers for front and back. I haven't had any rubbing issues with my wheels, 18 inchers. I'm satisfied with where it sits now. I can't drop it any further due to crappy roads. Stiff and bouncy on the bumps.

      close up of the front

      close up of the rear

      I still got a lot left on the rear perches, this is the rear passenger side

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      12-14-2011 01:03 AM #37
      What we're all wondering is... how do these ride when absolutely slammed??
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      12-14-2011 01:23 AM #38
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      Why aren't the shocks extended?

      They shouldn't stay down like that without being banded.
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      12-14-2011 01:32 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      Why aren't the shocks extended?

      They shouldn't stay down like that without being banded.
      That's actually how some companies package their rear shocks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dangerkart View Post
      they give us a beer icon so we can feel established and accomplish the art of manliness
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      You can take the driver out of the Honda but you can't take the Honda out of the driver.
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      12-14-2011 01:34 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by clean'nblackmk4 View Post
      That's actually how some companies package their rear shocks.

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      Weird. Every set of shocks I got were banded and I'm on my third aftermarket suspension.
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      12-14-2011 01:36 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      Weird. Every set of shocks I got were banded and I'm on my third aftermarket suspension.
      I forgot where else that this exact same question came up, but I have no idea how they keep them down like that.
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      they give us a beer icon so we can feel established and accomplish the art of manliness
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      You can take the driver out of the Honda but you can't take the Honda out of the driver.
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      12-14-2011 05:52 PM #42
      I was wondering the same thing when i got them but there wasn't any bands holding them down so i figured that was just how they are designed. And I know people want slammed specs and I can turn them down all the way when i first install them and get measurements but other than that they are getting turned back up for winter.

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      12-14-2011 06:45 PM #43
      So is there a trick to get the rear shocks to valve out all the way? I thought they were dead when we got them out of the box. That's why I still have my "stock" (KYB) shocks in. I had them sent back and requested replacements and I got another pair just like that, again.

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      12-14-2011 09:38 PM #44
      You can just pull them out by hand. That's what i planned on doing at least and go from there. At first I also thought they were blown or defective but after seeing that it wasn't packed with any bands I assumed that's just how they were designed.

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      12-15-2011 08:01 AM #45
      yeah i think you turn the shaft to make it extend(sounds horrible)

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      12-16-2011 01:38 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      yeah i think you turn the shaft to make it extend(sounds horrible)

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      02-01-2012 01:05 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      yeah i think you turn the shaft to make it extend(sounds horrible)
      most shocks and struts come that way. theres a small locking tab built into the body of the strut/shock. when you turn the shaft a qtr turn.....open sesame

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      02-20-2012 11:10 PM #49
      Any slammed specs on this yet? Looking for low and cheap for the show season.
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      02-21-2012 05:37 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by t-cel2GLI View Post
      Any slammed specs on this yet? Looking for low and cheap for the show season.
      Once my wheels come in I'll have some slapped pics to throw up on here. Right now I've got mine raised due to extreme rubbing

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