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      02-27-2013, 02:11 PM   #45
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Think they only charged me 50$ for height adjustment. And they did an alignment. It wasn't too much work for them since my car was already on the lift with wheels off for the wavetrac install. When you get the coils installed from them don't get an alignment right away. Let the new suspension settle for a couple weeks and then get the alignment.
That's not bad at all. Speedstar was going to charge me around $80 for height adjustment :P Thanks for the info though.. it definitely helps a lot. I'm looking forward to April now
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That's not bad at all. Speedstar was going to charge me around $80 for height adjustment :P Thanks for the info though.. it definitely helps a lot. I'm looking forward to April now
Never heard back from you as well what happened you wanted a pm then never returned one back
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      02-27-2013, 02:21 PM   #47
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Never heard back from you as well what happened you wanted a pm then never returned one back
I thought I pm you back about the BC coils? I said I would look into it.. lol but I think I may go with KW's after all :P Unless you can convince me BC is the way to go.. haha
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I thought I pm you back about the BC coils? I said I would look into it.. lol but I think I may go with KW's after all :P Unless you can convince me BC is the way to go.. haha

Hey i'm, not going to convince you to do anything if you got the money soend it, but honestly KW is not needed for street use I gurantee you will not use them to what there meant for and full potential
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Hey i'm, not going to convince you to do anything if you got the money soend it, but honestly KW is not needed for street use I gurantee you will not use them to what there meant for and full potential
Well.. I guess I've decided not to cheap out on suspensions ... especially when our winter weather here is bad. Can't really go wrong with KWs
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Hey i'm, not going to convince you to do anything if you got the money soend it, but honestly KW is not needed for street use I gurantee you will not use them to what there meant for and full potential
Well.. I guess I've decided not to cheap out on suspensions ... especially when our winter weather here is bad. Can't really go wrong with KWs
Lol BC are not cheating out sounds like you need to do some research instead of listening to the e90 herd that KW are the one all and be all. I have need. Into wheels and suspension my whole life and seen alot crappy stuff as well as quality stuff and BC are not cheaping out. Good luck hope you learn a thing or 2 after getting into the scene
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Lol BC are not cheating out sounds like you need to do some research instead of listening to the e90 herd that KW are the one all and be all. I have need. Into wheels and suspension my whole life and seen alot crappy stuff as well as quality stuff and BC are not cheaping out. Good luck hope you learn a thing or 2 after getting into the scene
Most definitely.. I didn't mean to say BC is cheap at all. I guess I wanted to get something that is very reputable in terms of performance and aesthetics. And of course a lot of members here have experience with KWs... which has convinced me to get them because I've heard nothing but good things about them. But definitely... getting into the scene will help me learn more. Keep in mind.. I'm still a newb when it comes to cars. I've never learned so much about cars in a span of 5 months lol
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Lol BC are not cheating out sounds like you need to do some research instead of listening to the e90 herd that KW are the one all and be all. I have need. Into wheels and suspension my whole life and seen alot crappy stuff as well as quality stuff and BC are not cheaping out. Good luck hope you learn a thing or 2 after getting into the scene
Most definitely.. I didn't mean to say BC is cheap at all. I guess I wanted to get something that is very reputable in terms of performance and aesthetics. And of course a lot of members here have experience with KWs... which has convinced me to get them because I've heard nothing but good things about them. But definitely... getting into the scene will help me learn more. Keep in mind.. I'm still a newb when it comes to cars. I've never learned so much about cars in a span of 5 months lol
Def put your summers back on before lowering. Since your summers are wider, the install shop can make any adjustments the the time to prevent any rubbing depending on how you set it. I needed to get 5mm spacers installed in the front to prevent rubbing on the strut side. And they increased the camber on the rear.
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You can try www.autopartsway.ca I order most of my parts over there. Also, you can try to call 647-831-1981
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Lol BC are not cheating out sounds like you need to do some research instead of listening to the e90 herd that KW are the one all and be all. I have need. Into wheels and suspension my whole life and seen alot crappy stuff as well as quality stuff and BC are not cheaping out. Good luck hope you learn a thing or 2 after getting into the scene
Most definitely.. I didn't mean to say BC is cheap at all. I guess I wanted to get something that is very reputable in terms of performance and aesthetics. And of course a lot of members here have experience with KWs... which has convinced me to get them because I've heard nothing but good things about them. But definitely... getting into the scene will help me learn more. Keep in mind.. I'm still a newb when it comes to cars. I've never learned so much about cars in a span of 5 months lol
Def put your summers back on before lowering. Since your summers are wider, the install shop can make any adjustments the the time to prevent any rubbing depending on how you set it. I needed to get 5mm spacers installed in the front to prevent rubbing on the strut side. And they increased the camber on the rear.
Yup.. I'm definitely waiting until I get my summer tires back on first before installing the coils. How much did they drop it when you first installed it? and how much did it settle after a few weeks? Did you have to go back and get the height adjusted again?
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I got them to drop it a fair bit. I would say almost 3 inches from stock. I wanted the top of tire to be meeting the bottom of the fender. But it settled about a cm more. My friend and I just raised it up a bit ourselves since it was during summer time.
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I got them to drop it a fair bit. I would say almost 3 inches from stock. I wanted the top of tire to be meeting the bottom of the fender. But it settled about a cm more. My friend and I just raised it up a bit ourselves since it was during summer time.
Nice! did you have any rubbing issues with your set up? I want a set up that there won't be any rubbing issues.. maybe a 1 finger gap? lol
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Nope. No rubbing at all. Ya 1 finger gap should be good. I'm going to be going with wider tires this summer so we'll see if I rub now
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Nope. No rubbing at all. Ya 1 finger gap should be good. I'm going to be going with wider tires this summer so we'll see if I rub now
nice.. what's your tire/wheel set up for summer?
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I've had BC coils on my previous car, great coils! Only reason I went KW this time was that BC does not make for my xi.
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Hey i'm, not going to convince you to do anything if you got the money soend it, but honestly KW is not needed for street use I gurantee you will not use them to what there meant for and full potential
I agree with this - for general street use (ie appearance purposes) no reason to go beyond V1's IMO. It can actually be detrimental if all of the settings aren't dialed in properly. For track use - different story.
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Go to Ivo at Columbus great guy knows our cars really well and prices are real good compared to what others seem to charge
What's their website? I'll definitely check it out Thanks!
Will suggest Speedstar they r special modify car parts selling lots of components
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