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      07-29-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Coilover install

I plan to come to SpeedStar for this. Any good/bad feedback?
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      07-29-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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I got them to install my Kw v1's. They are very patient and percise. They lowered the right height to the exact mm I wanted. The only downside was that I had to wait nearly 6 hours.

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      07-29-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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Do they cut the liner in the trunk? I hear some installers do this
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      07-29-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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Do they cut the liner in the trunk? I hear some installers do this
I dont remember them cutting anything...Maybe you can call them and ask
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      07-29-2011, 03:31 PM   #5
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Talk to Ivo@Columbus Automotive..410/derry rd..he's done a great job on a number of E90/E92s so far...i really commend his work...he's done almost every mod on my car, just recently did a complete suspension, LSD and meth install for DaFish, before that for farbmw...thumbs up for the guy and I really don't think you'll find a better price/quality/attention to detail
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      07-29-2011, 05:40 PM   #6
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Rocco @ RMP.

If they are KW's, hes done like 20 installs the past two months... Good guy, knows his stuff.
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      07-29-2011, 08:11 PM   #7
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Talk to Ivo@Columbus Automotive..410/derry rd..he's done a great job on a number of E90/E92s so far...i really commend his work...he's done almost every mod on my car, just recently did a complete suspension, LSD and meth install for DaFish, before that for farbmw...thumbs up for the guy and I really don't think you'll find a better price/quality/attention to detail
I understand that you have relations with him, but I think you need to stop recommending him for now. Although he may be a hard working mechanic he just doesn't have the experience with these cars and isn't fully versed in them from what I have seen.

I know 3 people who goto him for work and all 3/3 have had install errors and when they come and show me I have pointed them out... I went in once to see him do the work on my buddies car as well and I was not very impressed.... sometimes when you're dealing with work you're not familiar with maybe you should read the instruction manual in the box.
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      07-29-2011, 08:41 PM   #8
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I highly recommend Sportscar Boutique. Ask for Peter, he will take care of you and get you set up properly. Get them to do the Alignment and Corner Balance too.

http://sportscarboutique.com/
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      07-29-2011, 09:03 PM   #9
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I understand that you have relations with him, but I think you need to stop recommending him for now. Although he may be a hard working mechanic he just doesn't have the experience with these cars and isn't fully versed in them from what I have seen.

I know 3 people who goto him for work and all 3/3 have had install errors and when they come and show me I have pointed them out... I went in once to see him do the work on my buddies car as well and I was not very impressed.... sometimes when you're dealing with work you're not familiar with maybe you should read the instruction manual in the box.
Excuse me, relations? Lol

Dude, I met Ivo a few months back walking randomly into a shop in Mississauga where he ended up solving a drivetrain mystery a few tranny shops and good share of experts on this and other forums didn't/couldn't...since then I started going to him as I realized the passion he has for his work and respect for his customers and their cars...

I've NO idea WTF you're referring to when talking about install errors on these cars in all seriousness...you're free to pm me or post here freely what he screwed up so royaly that negates his really awesome work...i'd also like to know when you were here and what car it was so we can clarify it...no one is pretending to be God here and everyone makes mistakes and knowing Ivo last few months I'm sure he'd address it free of charge...

Enlighten me spill the beans lol
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Whats a reasonable cost for suspension install?
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      07-30-2011, 06:43 AM   #11
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Rocco at RMP is the man to go to - he has a ton of experience with our cars and has done many coilover installs
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      08-01-2011, 09:52 PM   #12
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Speedstar has done quite a few coilover install on E9X so you should be ok.

They didn't cut my liner when mine was installed (V3 for E90 xi)
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      08-02-2011, 08:58 AM   #13
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Rocco at RMP is the man to go to - he has a ton of experience with our cars and has done many coilover installs
+1 Amazed how quickly it was done as well.

I can't comment on speedstar.
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      08-02-2011, 10:02 AM   #14
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+1 for Rocco at RMP. It's nice having someone who loves cars and knows BMW's working on yours. My install was quick and has been superb for over a month now.
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+1 Amazed how quickly it was done as well.

I can't comment on speedstar.
Speedstar does quality work, downside is you can be waiting quite a while as they are usually always busy.
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      08-03-2011, 11:47 PM   #16
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Speedstar does quality work, downside is you can be waiting quite a while as they are usually always busy.
For coilover install, it's probably best to leave the car there for the day.
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