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      04-23-2008, 02:46 PM   #45
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have you guys tried contacting autopia? they are in vaughan.

did an incredible job on my front bumper which i got back yesterday. just absolutely amazing. give them a call. haha, saw jeremy (shimajer) or me referred haha i actually accidently hit the co-owner in the head yesterday by accident when i was closing my trunk...

they do body work, and suspension and all sorts of work.

I thought Autopia is doing only bodywork! How good is their alignment work? I have never heard alignment work feedback by Autopia from others.

As long as they are inexpensive and good, I don't mind going there!
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I thought Autopia is doing only bodywork! How good is their alignment work? I have never heard alignment work feedback by Autopia from others.

As long as they are inexpensive and good, I don't mind going there!
sorry, they dont have an alignment machine...but there are plenty of shops around that area im sure they can recommend one...i just wanted to say that their attention to detail was amazing. i would not hesitate to go back for work...actually im going back to drop my car even more prolly next week and then ill have to go to an alignment place...if you can wait that long, i can see what they recommend.
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Hey, whomever had their coils shipped from the States to Toronto, what kinda customs brokerage fee/duty did you get charged? I am wondering how much of an a$$ raping I will be taking.

I have no interest in having it shipped to a U.S. address...
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sorry, they dont have an alignment machine...but there are plenty of shops around that area im sure they can recommend one...i just wanted to say that their attention to detail was amazing. i would not hesitate to go back for work...actually im going back to drop my car even more prolly next week and then ill have to go to an alignment place...if you can wait that long, i can see what they recommend.
I have heard their body works are very good as well!

I will do my alignment in the next 2 weeks since the car needs to be settled within this peroid.
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Hey, whomever had their coils shipped from the States to Toronto, what kinda customs brokerage fee/duty did you get charged? I am wondering how much of an a$$ raping I will be taking.

I have no interest in having it shipped to a U.S. address...

There is a formula to calculate the brokerage fees including the taxes.

For example, the coilover is $100 (CAD), the brokerage fees would be:
$100 X 0.13 canadian taxes plus UPS (standard brokerage fees around $26 - refer to their table) plus $26 X 0.08 PST of the brokerage fees tax. Therefore, the total brokerage would be $13 + $26 + $2.08 (TOTAL= $41.08)
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Hey, whomever had their coils shipped from the States to Toronto, what kinda customs brokerage fee/duty did you get charged? I am wondering how much of an a$$ raping I will be taking.

I have no interest in having it shipped to a U.S. address...
i paid around $300 in customs and brokerage for my v3's..itll be around that amount or less...depending what you get.

keep in mind they wont come from the vendor, but directly from KW in cali.
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i paid $300 for customs and brokerage too for my pss10s...
it really depends on how much they declare.
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What do you guys think, is it too low at the rear?

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What do you guys think, is it too low at the rear?
look good to me...you might need to bring it back up a bit when you put your winter set...I remember you have the crazy offset winter set!!
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look good to me...you might need to bring it back up a bit when you put your winter set...I remember you have the crazy offset winter set!!
I would put the winter wheels on and see how they do. In the worst case, I may just buy the 2 front new (since the front stick out a little bit).
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Hmmm, the rear looks a touch too low IMO. But you should just make sure the relative drop is the same as pre-drop. Some people who drop the fronts to reduce the upward rake actually screw up the car's handling dynamics.
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Hmmm, the rear looks a touch too low IMO. But you should just make sure the relative drop is the same as pre-drop. Some people who drop the fronts to reduce the upward rake actually screw up the car's handling dynamics.
I will let the coilover to settle first (approx. 2 weeks) and decide whether I need any adjustment.
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are you putting on aftermarket wheels? wait 2 weeks. i believe you may end up raising the rear a bit...or lower the front a bit..
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are you putting on aftermarket wheels? wait 2 weeks. i believe you may end up raising the rear a bit...or lower the front a bit..
I am not putting aftermarket wheels for this year because I spent too much $ for this year already. So, my rears should raise a little bit up right?
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I am not putting aftermarket wheels for this year because I spent too much $ for this year already. So, my rears should raise a little bit up right?
im thinking so. it looks a little too tucked for oem unless you're going for the slammed look then again when the suspension settles, it may sit a tad bit lower than it is now, so possibly a raise is in the near future. choice is yours! see how it handles first these 2 weeks
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im thinking so. it looks a little too tucked for oem unless you're going for the slammed look then again when the suspension settles, it may sit a tad bit lower than it is now, so possibly a raise is in the near future. choice is yours! see how it handles first these 2 weeks
Do you mean to raise both front and rear at the same time? Right now, the front is just a finger gap space. RMP told me that if I don't like the recent height, he can re-adjust for me.
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Maz, mine looks almost the exact same as yours. lol - I'm gonna post up pics once it stops raining.

I forgot what he set the height to, but the dampening is set to what kw recommends. BTW, do yours make any noise?

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it makes a little noise until it settles...then when you go over bumps, you hear a pssst noise..like a turbo cause of the gas compression in the struts.

just realized your're parked on an incline maz. the front will look higher and the rear lower. take some more pics of it parked on a level flat street...should get the right idea then
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Maz, mine looks almost the exact same as yours. lol - I'm gonna post up pics once it stops raining.

I forgot what he set the height to, but the dampening is set to what kw recommends. BTW, do yours make any noise?

How'd you like RMP?

R, where did you end up going? Bimmersport?
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R, where did you end up going? Bimmersport?
he mentioned rocco, so i bet he went to RMP...
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I am in the process of buying a set of coilovers and have to start thinking about having a shop install them. I'm leaning toward Bimmersport though just because of my past dealings with them...
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