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      06-17-2013, 07:49 AM   #23
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Big thanks to JC335xi for helping to get people rounded up!

Alright, so here is the most recent update:

I spoke with Terry, the owner of Fortune Auto, and he is 100% on board with getting an x-drive kit set up. This is the timeline that he anticipates:

-1.5-2 weeks for measuring/mocking up the coilovers
-2 months getting the kit produced
-1.5-2 weeks final testing and evaluation

So, that means the kits will get to the consumers in around 3 months. I'm going to try and get my car to them this week.

For the 10 individuals that have expressed an interest, if that timeline is alright with you, shoot me a PM and I'll ask you a few questions in order to make sure that the consumer's needs/desires are met. I'll also provide any help in choosing spring rates or features if you wish.

From there, I'll send your contact info, and the specific details for your kit to Gary Martin, who will be the retailer for this. I can also send you his info, if you are hesitant about providing info to a third party (just tell him Geoff sent you, and relay the details that you and I will discuss via PM).

With regard to the actual kit, I had a chance to speak with an Evo driver at Hyper Fest this weekend that runs a FA 510 kit. He is a NASA racer that has been on clubsports and Ohlins. He mentioned that by the time they finished valving his set, the dyno between his Ohlins DFV kit and the FA kit were identical. He also had nothing but good things to say about dealing with the company. Slowly, I'm gaining some serious respect for these guys!
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A small update for everyone compliments of Doyle. Apparently FA was able to source some used stock struts/shocks for mockup and should have something to start test fitting in a month or so.
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Any updates on this? I may be interested.
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      09-23-2013, 07:59 AM   #26
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In the next couple weeks they get the prototype finished up. Then they'll t&e and start taking orders. Stay tuned, about to get interesting!
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In the next couple weeks they get the prototype finished up. Then they'll t&e and start taking orders. Stay tuned, about to get interesting!
This is exciting. Any idea on price point? I'd be in on a group buy!!!
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      10-14-2013, 12:52 AM   #29
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      10-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #33
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Just checked in. They are assembling kits, now. I'll be meeting with Gary Martin to discuss pricing and group buy details.

That being said, PM me or through your name on the list!

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Just checked in. They are assembling kits, now. I'll be meeting with Gary Martin to discuss pricing and group buy details.

That being said, PM me or through your name on the list!

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I'm still on the fence, I'll wait for pricing details.
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      10-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #37
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Just checked in. They are assembling kits, now. I'll be meeting with Gary Martin to discuss pricing and group buy details.

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      10-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #38
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Saw them being installed on MMI's 328xi.

Looking good
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Any update on when it's going to be available to the rest of us? Or at least pride point?
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Any update on when it's going to be available to the rest of us? Or at least pride point?
This....

I may be interested as well.
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I would so be down I need to slam my e90, but can't get the money right away, so probably no group buy
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I can't speak to the specifics of pricing as I don't represent either fortune auto or MMI, but e90 base 500 can be had for around $1400.

More info should be coming soon.
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I can't speak to the specifics of pricing as I don't represent either fortune auto or MMI, but e90 base 500 can be had for around $1400.

More info should be coming soon.
Any updates? I thought these would be available by now.
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