|Sun, Apr-18-2010, 09:17:14 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Inexpensive coilovers (height adjustable only, no dampening)
edit: Review and pics: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=319126
I was just browsing some BMW parts today, and randomly came upon a set of coilovers for $499. Knowing "you get what you pay for," I was about to skip and continue on to other parts, but decided to click and read what they had to offer. A company called v-maxx (european) makes height adjustable coilovers (no dampening control) for our cars for less than 5 bills, with a 2 year manufacture's warranty included.
Now, I know what this thread will turn into... arguing that you get what you pay for, arguing which coilovers are the best, arguing that you wont put crappy products on your car, etc etc. Please, let's not turn this thread into a useless one. I'd rather keep it informative. I thought it was a cool little find and though I'd post up. Of course, I did my research before posting a potentially useless thread. I found countless forums/threads about v-maxx coilovers. Seems like the VW crowd loves em! Even seen it on BMW forums.
Many people want to lower their M3s for looks, and have no intentions of auto-cross or tracking their car (not saying that v-maxx coilovers wont perform well on the track). But there really is no point in paying $1500+install for coils when all you want is a nice, aggressive drop. Lowering springs alone cost about $250. Koni shocks and springs will even cost a pretty penny. So for $500, I think a complete set of coilovers is very well worth it, even though it is only height-adjustable.
Now I understand that MANY people here won't use this product. No problem. I appreciate people who only use top-notch parts for their M3. But, again, some people want just a nice drop, and instead of paying $200-300 for lowering springs that will eventually eat up their OEM shocks, they can spend just a few more bills and get these coilovers. Springs are not height-adjustable or dampening-adjustable anyway, so at the very least these coilovers will let you choose your ride height. Lets you lower 20-45mm (front and back), which is up to 1.8 inches on each end.
Stratosphere is the only company that sells these ($699)
Found them on ebay for $499
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Last edited by beemerb0y; Sun, May-16-2010 at 07:35:27 PM.
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