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Old 03-09-2013, 02:34 PM #127
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:02 PM #128
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Summer wheels back on, now just waiting for the weather to break before going any lower. (my lights arent fogged, thats just frost all over my car)

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:38 PM #129
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I'll be putting my summer wheels on when I get back home in a couple weeks. The car sits in the garage while I'm at school, so it's no big deal.
I have to change my oil, and I hope to be putting coilovers on at that time as well. I also need new summer tires.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:57 PM #130
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I'll be putting my summer wheels on when I get back home in a couple weeks. The car sits in the garage while I'm at school, so it's no big deal.
I have to change my oil, and I hope to be putting coilovers on at that time as well. I also need new summer tires.
I just put some fresh Continental sport contact 3's on and so far so good. The ride is nice, and they do have great grip. That being said, i'm a little bias to Continental seeing as i also run their DWS.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:24 PM #131
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I'm not as picky about how good tires perform as much as I am about how quiet they are. I have to bump my already blown out speakers to drown out the noise my bald Yokos make, lol
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:03 PM #132
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2003 jetta wont come out of park; changed break light switch, green version followed instructions to T, still wont budge. Help appreciated.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:36 PM #133
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:15 PM #134
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Thoughts on ST coilovers with less than 15k on them for $500 shipped? I'm probably better off with new Racelands for $425 shipped at that point.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:49 PM #135
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$500 for 15k ST's is pretty steep. ST's are good, and even used will be better than Racelands, unless you get the Ultimo's I heard they are decent. But I'd talk them down quite a bit before I took that deal.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:36 PM #136
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think once i finish my mustang, im gong to buy racelands for my a4...
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:21 AM #137
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Liking the look of mkV+ Golfs/gti's. Are VWs really that bad when it comes to labor for repairs? Every mechanic at the shop I'm at tells me they are.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:48 AM #138
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$500 for 15k ST's is pretty steep. ST's are good, and even used will be better than Racelands, unless you get the Ultimo's I heard they are decent. But I'd talk them down quite a bit before I took that deal.
That's what I said, but all I got from him was that he'll do $500, but I have to pay shipping/PP fees or come pick them up

Also, I'm hearing that STs are bouncy once you go "low enough." Racelands are made to go low and I heard their spring rates are actually very comfortable. Obviously I can't track them and have no intentions to, so I may just give up on my search, buy Racelands, and when they need to be replaced down the line I will upgrade to something more reliable/higher quality.

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:56 AM #139
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I wish Bilstein made PSS9s for my car. Instead I'm going to have to pay 2 freaking grand for PSS10s which are completely unnecessary for my needs. Or KWs but they are expensive too. $1700, $2100, $2400 for V1, V2 and V3. Lame.

Not sure which I want to go with. I think I can go lower with KW though not sure I will need it. Don't want any rubbing. I want basically the same stance as my M5, but slightly lower in the front, and maybe a few mm higher in the back as not to rub.


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Old 03-15-2013, 10:56 AM #140
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If I had my choice/decided to wait until I have enough money saved I would go with H&Rs. They're a $1,500 project for the street series, not sure if it's worth it. If you're going to pay the money for KW you're better off just getting Bilstein.

I'll probably just settle with the Racelands [for now] because as their later years haven't been great, they've improved and everyone that actually owns them say they're fine. I've heard their customer service is awesome, and within a few minutes they will have a new strut, or whatever broke, mailed to your door along with a return label for the broken part. For $425 shipped, if anything happens I will return my car to stock, replace the broken parts, flip 'em for some cash and buy something better.

I'm getting a good deal on installation, so why not?
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:59 AM #141
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I'm leaning towards Bilstein I think. Mainly because my friend's 996 has them and it rides beautifully. Just the right amount of stiffness. Perhaps this is illogical to compare two completely different cars, but I do it anyway.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:04 AM #142
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I'd like PSS9's, but I'll probably do Koni yellow's or PSS's down the road. The PSS9's are like $1900 which is a lot for my needs. happy with my Koni oranges for now.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:42 AM #143
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Yeah, I just can't justify spending over $1,000 on something that I'm not going to use 75% of its capabilities.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:44 AM #144
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most road cars don't need stiffer/lower springs, just better dampening so they don't bounce too much on uneven roads, I have Bilstein HDs on my saab and it soaks up everything just fine while driving hard.
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? I want it to be lower (maybe an inch or so. Has way more fender gap stock than my M5) which is just mainly for looks, but also to stiffen it up and reduce body roll. It does bounce a bit stock. I am assuming with it lowered it will ride worse, as lowered cars almost always do, but hoping with a good set of coilovers it should ride better than springs and stock shocks.
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Of course, but what i was trying to say say shocks make the biggest difference in road handling than stiffer/lower springs. A car with good travel but stiff dampening is going to be more stable when going fast over mid corner bumps, correct me if I'm wrong.
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Not really sure, don't know enough about it. My understanding is the stiffness is determined by the spring rates and travel and the damping should be matched to those springs? Which is probably totally wrong. Overall I think on a very bumpy road, a stiffer car will be less stable. 430 Scud sure felt like every time it went over a bump it wanted to kick sideways a bit.
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