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      03-20-2014, 12:41 PM   #45
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The red angel eyes are illegal no? Only emergency vehicles can use red lights.
Those most be photoshopped.
You'd get pulled over in about 2 seconds with that shit.
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The red angel eyes are illegal no? Only emergency vehicles can use red lights.
Those most be photoshopped.
You'd get pulled over in about 2 seconds with that shit.
They are real. Police use blue lights.
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      03-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #47
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For the money, I'm having a hard time seeing the justification here. $375 per front strut to gain a half inch of travel in the damper.

V1s are a better deal, or even more budget friendly the Eibach, Bilstein/Koni, and M3 & Z4 bump stops.

Am I missing something?
Actually you gain 1 inch of compression travel with our shortened struts

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Every adjustment requires an alignment so to me its not worth it. I dont think coilovers will ride as smooth as mine does, and definitely not a cheap coilover kit.

TCKline has a threaded perch that can be purchased and installed on the konis as well. Keeping the cost still $400-500+ below coilover kits.
This is true ^^
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      03-22-2014, 12:24 PM   #48
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The red angel eyes are illegal no? Only emergency vehicles can use red lights.
Those most be photoshopped.
You'd get pulled over in about 2 seconds with that shit.
They are real. Police use blue lights.
Where'd you get them? What brand?
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      03-22-2014, 07:55 PM   #49
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For the money, I'm having a hard time seeing the justification here. $375 per front strut to gain a half inch of travel in the damper.

V1s are a better deal, or even more budget friendly the Eibach, Bilstein/Koni, and M3 & Z4 bump stops.

Am I missing something?
V1's are around $1600+

The konis are $800, eibach $249, bump stops $40.

$1089 is a far cry from $1600. That's a downpipe or jb4.

I gained a inch of travel. I lowered .5 inch.

These allow to kill the rake, ride better, and gain strut travel.
Koni's can be ahead for 600 bucks. Don't know where the 800 number came from.
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      03-24-2014, 06:14 PM   #50
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For the money, I'm having a hard time seeing the justification here. $375 per front strut to gain a half inch of travel in the damper.

V1s are a better deal, or even more budget friendly the Eibach, Bilstein/Koni, and M3 & Z4 bump stops.

Am I missing something?
V1's are around $1600+

The konis are $800, eibach $249, bump stops $40.

$1089 is a far cry from $1600. That's a downpipe or jb4.

I gained a inch of travel. I lowered .5 inch.

These allow to kill the rake, ride better, and gain strut travel.
Koni's can be ahead for 600 bucks. Don't know where the 800 number came from.
Tckline konis $800 plus shipping. That's where the number came from. This is a tckline thread not a oem koni thread.
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      03-25-2014, 08:10 AM   #51
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Misread that. So the link to the tc Kline kit you posted comes with eibachs, bumpstops, and trimmed koni's?
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Misread that. So the link to the tc Kline kit you posted comes with eibachs, bumpstops, and trimmed koni's?
No the TCKline modded konis are struts and shocks only. They are worth it tho.
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if you get the H&R springs for the (i) model instead of the (xi) model you remove the rake
does that work? i hear fitment isnt exactly the same

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Quick question. I have the bilstein Eibach kit on my car and even though I find it more comfortable than when I had my H&R's paired with the Bilsteins I still feel a crashing bang (front shocks bottoming out) when I hit certain bumps. Could I get the Koni shocks and pair them with the eibachs for my front and leave the Bilsteins in the rear? Since I have an E92 front rake is not an issue for me with my current setup.
did you trim the bumpstops?
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      03-26-2014, 08:16 PM   #54
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does that work? i hear fitment isnt exactly the same



did you trim the bumpstops?
Yes I did trim the bumpstops.
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      03-27-2014, 08:47 AM   #55
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Yes I did trim the bumpstops.
Bilsteins have internal bumpstops
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      03-27-2014, 10:26 PM   #56
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Bilsteins have internal bumpstops
Really? Would removing my cut bumpstops improve the "frontal crashing" I get when I hit certain road imperfections?
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      03-28-2014, 01:29 AM   #57
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I paid 1900 shipped for kwv3 for xi and i had just missed out on a rebate that would have made them 1750 shipped. I don't really see what's so groundbreaking about this. I've been in multiple cars with koni and hr or eibach springs and they are all bouncy and have tons of body roll. this is not the only 'front rake' solution, and it is definitely not the best.





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Really? Would removing my cut bumpstops improve the "frontal crashing" I get when I hit certain road imperfections?
I may give you a bit more suspension travel or decrease the overall stiffness. Assuming at some point the internal and external bumpstops are both compressed, it would be comparable to 1 bumpstop that is twice as stiff.

It won't totally eliminate them since there isn't much suspension travel on our lowered cars but would help some.

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I have to say...I just spent over a week trying to give TC Kline my money. I had to reply to my own emails multiple times, asked many questions that went unanswered, got quoted way note than what TC Kline posted on this thread for the front struts and ultimately decided I don't want to do business with a company so shitty at communication.

Your mileage may vary. Pretty weak sales department if you ask me.

Went with V3's and Vorshlag camber kit.
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I have to say...I just spent over a week trying to give TC Kline my money. I had to reply to my own emails multiple times, asked many questions that went unanswered, got quoted way note than what TC Kline posted on this thread for the front struts and ultimately decided I don't want to do business with a company so shitty at communication.

Your mileage may vary. Pretty weak sales department if you ask me.

Went with V3's and Vorshlag camber kit.
I got back to you each time within a day. You had all the pricing you needed to make a decision and a purchase. Not to mention, we just had one of the busiest weeks we have had all year. I'm sorry you feel you didn't get the service you deserve. Hopefully we can do business sometime in the future.
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TCK is a legit race shop, maybe even primarily so. March/April is start of SCCA and many other series' regular seasons, I'd not even expect to get a call back for weeks. Everyone wants it now because they forgot to do XYZ in off season and now it is race time, and the back log for people who had orders in over winter is still immense.

No affiliation other than I used to work with a similar race shop that did high end custom shocks & rebuilds years ago and it was total chaos heading into the spring racing season.
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I paid 1900 shipped for kwv3 for xi and i had just missed out on a rebate that would have made them 1750 shipped. I don't really see what's so groundbreaking about this. I've been in multiple cars with koni and hr or eibach springs and they are all bouncy and have tons of body roll. this is not the only 'front rake' solution, and it is definitely not the best.





What are the specs on wheels and tires if you don't mind?? Looks amazing
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My setup rides excellent. Tckline did great work. It's the best solution out there for non coil overs and is very soft for daily driving.
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For the money, I'm having a hard time seeing the justification here. $375 per front strut to gain a half inch of travel in the damper.

V1s are a better deal, or even more budget friendly the Eibach, Bilstein/Koni, and M3 & Z4 bump stops.

Am I missing something?
Actually you gain 1 inch of compression travel with our shortened struts

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Every adjustment requires an alignment so to me its not worth it. I dont think coilovers will ride as smooth as mine does, and definitely not a cheap coilover kit.

TCKline has a threaded perch that can be purchased and installed on the konis as well. Keeping the cost still $400-500+ below coilover kits.
This is true ^^
What if I already have lowering springs, what's the cost of just the shocks?
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What are the specs on wheels and tires if you don't mind?? Looks amazing
Thanks man 18x8.5 et35mm advan TC3 dark gunmetal with 255/35/18 Bridgestone S-04 pole positions all around. 5mm front spacer (For the tire to clear the spring up front on the kw v3 - not an issue if you have linear springs) 15mm spacer in rear.
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Thanks man 18x8.5 et35mm advan TC3 dark gunmetal with 255/35/18 Bridgestone S-04 pole positions all around. 5mm front spacer (For the tire to clear the spring up front on the kw v3 - not an issue if you have linear springs) 15mm spacer in rear.
Awesome, thank man
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