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      01-19-2021, 10:24 PM   #1
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Fortune coilovers

Just ordered a set for fortune coilovers the Gen 7 500 series.
Just wanted some feedback from anyone that has used them.
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I don’t have anything good to say. I’m sorry. Two out of two sets leaked out. Very prematurely. Like in years or so.
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better hope you got the 510s those are actually worth the money. the 500s are meh, subpar quality.

it's like they had the 510 in mind then cut a bunch of costs to make the 500
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I don't have anything good to say. I'm sorry. Two out of two sets leaked out. Very prematurely. Like in years or so.
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I don't have anything good to say. I'm sorry. Two out of two sets leaked out. Very prematurely. Like in years or so.
Well shoot now I am bummed out I appreciate your feed back
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better hope you got the 510s those are actually worth the money. the 500s are meh, subpar quality.

it's like they had the 510 in mind then cut a bunch of costs to make the 500
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I don't have anything good to say. I'm sorry. Two out of two sets leaked out. Very prematurely. Like in years or so.
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better hope you got the 510s those are actually worth the money. the 500s are meh, subpar quality.

it's like they had the 510 in mind then cut a bunch of costs to make the 500
Oh gosh I got the 500 since they are upgradable now I'll have to see what I can do with these.
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Oh gosh I got the 500 since they are upgradable now I'll have to see what I can do with these.
I’m thinking of purchasing fortune coilovers the Gen 7 500 series.
Just wanted some feedback from anyone that has used them.


^^^^^

That would have been correct approach! Now is little too late. I would try to sell them. If that doesn’t work throw in garbage. To me personally, even if I get them for free they aren’t worth the labor of installation. Sorry.
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depends on what you expect, they are still better than the Taiwan bcr crap. run them and see if you like them if your installing yourself. the job isn't too hard
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Just ordered a set for fortune coilovers the Gen 7 500 series.
Just wanted some feedback from anyone that has used them.
I have just installed some 500's and will provide some feedback once I get an alignment and miles on them.
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Just ordered a set for fortune coilovers the Gen 7 500 series.
Just wanted some feedback from anyone that has used them.
I have just installed some 500's and will provide some feedback once I get an alignment and miles on them.
Keep me in the loop
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I will add that I recently took my e92 in for an alignment. Unfortunately they couldn't adjust the front camber with the camber plates. They told me it was because the Allen bolts that must be tighten down were not accessible once they added the camber. Now after they told me this I called fortune auto and they told me that in order to adjust camber they coil over needs to come out of the car and adjusted.
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I will add that I recently took my e92 in for an alignment. Unfortunately they couldn't adjust the front camber with the camber plates. They told me it was because the Allen bolts that must be tighten down were not accessible once they added the camber. Now after they told me this I called fortune auto and they told me that in order to adjust camber they coil over needs to come out of the car and adjusted.
Incorrect. Neither the tech working on the car nor who ever you talk to from FA know their job.
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I will add that I recently took my e92 in for an alignment. Unfortunately they couldn't adjust the front camber with the camber plates. They told me it was because the Allen bolts that must be tighten down were not accessible once they added the camber. Now after they told me this I called fortune auto and they told me that in order to adjust camber they coil over needs to come out of the car and adjusted.
Incorrect. Neither the tech working on the car nor who ever you talk to from FA know their job.
I mean no disrespect, but could you explain how. Is there a special tool?
I should add I asked for -2.5 camber in the front. But any advice on adjusting the camber plates will be appreciative.
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I mean no disrespect, but could you explain how. Is there a special tool?
I should add I asked for -2.5 camber in the front. But any advice on adjusting the camber plates will be appreciative.
There are 4 inbus bolts on the plate to adjust camber. You absolutely do it with these mounted on the car. Not very easy to do. Stupid design. These coil overs are crap so is to be expected.
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I mean no disrespect, but could you explain how. Is there a special tool?
I should add I asked for -2.5 camber in the front. But any advice on adjusting the camber plates will be appreciative.
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He probably wanted to say the stupid non m strut bar was in the way and not enough space. Also, please go to a GOOD custom alignment shop that knows how to work with custom setups. Any normal alignment shop will screw it up or say its within OEM range. Everything needs to be matched up properly
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He probably wanted to say the stupid non m strut bar was in the way and not enough space. Also, please go to a GOOD custom alignment shop that knows how to work with custom setups. Any normal alignment shop will screw it up or say its within OEM range. Everything needs to be matched up properly
I had a dinan strut bar, but I removed it before taking it in so they could have full access. This shop was recommended by my towns car page, but your probably right. I'll try another shop.
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I had a dinan strut bar, but I removed it before taking it in so they could have full access. This shop was recommended by my towns car page, but your probably right. I'll try another shop.
Theres certainly should be shops around washington if thats where your from. Ask any local evergreen speedway drivers for recommendations if your near seattle
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