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For the record, If you have no intentions of buying these EX: do not even own a Tiburon, please click the back button now

Hey guys, I've noticed a LOT of mazda and vw guys are using Raceland coilovers.
I started looking into them and saw that they are $350-$400 shipped with pretty solid customer reviews in both the mazda and vw forums.

I know on the miata forums, the general review is that if you want to go low and don't plan on auto-x, these are the best "bang for your buck"... however there are always negative reviews saying "you get what you pay for" but from what it seems, those reviews are coming from guys who spent $1000 on a set of coilovers that do the exact same thing.

I emailed Cody Graham at raceland usa ([email protected]) and this is what he said:


Thank you for your e-mail. At the current time, our development team has not yet considered the Tiburon kits as requests have been few. However, any such considerations are based on demand and the feedback that we received from customers such as yourself. Please let those who are interested, know to shoot us an e-mail requesting the kit and keep an eye out for future developments. In addition, friend us on Facebook for future release announcements and promotions. If you should have any further questions, please let me know and thank you for your interest in Raceland USA.


So i figured I'd check with everyone on here and see how much interest we could generate.
From the looks of things, prices would be half of the cheapest coilover for our cars, but I am in no way associated with Raceland, so we would have to wait for an official price.

If you are interested, please express so in this thread along with sending a quick email to
[email protected]

Here is a link to the homepage:
http://www.racelandus.com/default.aspx

Really hoping this takes off

Note: they also make coilovers for subaru, audi, honda, and bmw.

I'll try to keep a list of interested members. If I miss anyone let me know.
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03. Jaret
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65. Kman Tib
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67. Andbudzi
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Hmm, I'm thinking about coilovers. I bet they would perform better than stock, but I wonder how much you give up for the cost savings..
 

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I'm in.
Cash in hand.

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sweet guys, make sure you send him an email as well, it'd be awesome to fill his inbox up with "tiburon coilover" requests!:3_nosthum
 

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Lol no. It wouldn't. it'd just piss him off. haha

just link him this thread, let him read over this.
 

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Hmm, I'm thinking about coilovers. I bet they would perform better than stock, but I wonder how much you give up for the cost savings..
Probably needs a rebuild every 2 years instead of every 4 years with quality coilovers..
 

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You drive 500 miles a year?
At 50 miles a day, my Ksports needed to be rebuilt in 4 years.
 

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Interesting news....

Black, a rebuild after 2/4 years? Orly... My last coilovers were 8 years old.. No issues. You 4 wheeling with yours?

http://www.newtiburon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196680&highlight=coilover+rebuild

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Not trying to be a dick here, just making on observation...wagtoda3rd would be an example of what i stated earlier... someone who 1.) hates on everything that has a budget price and 2.) only buys top dollar mods so he can then, hate on people who are trying to keep costs down but still like to mod.

Reviews have been posted that exceed 2 years of dd use. Once again, it seems like these would be for people that want to go low and don't plan on making it their track car....

I'll assume that you are not interested, regina, correct?]

so we have 3 interested members so far lol
 

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let's try and get as many interested people.
If you don't want to participate in the GB, stfu and stay out of the thread please.
:hug hater: bye-bye now!
 

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I'm in, cash in hand as well. A ton of locals have raceland with no issues.
 

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Hmmm 350-400 seems super cheap for a coil-over setup but hey, what do I know.

What i DO know is that one typically drops 200-250 for springs and many don't purchase proper struts or can't 'cause companies like Eibach no-longer makes dampers designed for lowered vehicles. These leaves the person SOL and a improperly damped car = poo poo donkey puke suspension.

Furthermore, the least expensive full coilover kit is like the Megan racing for 700-800 bucks I believe. Thats a HUGE price gap.

So a 350-400 suspension for the average joe daily driver kinda fills the gap nicely. Hope it all works out!

Heck one day I might have to purchase a set if my Eibach Pro-Dampers ever take a dump. Suprisingly, 106k miles later they're still working!
 

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i intend on weekend driving the tib...with the turbo and coilovers....i dont want to add many miles on the tib ...its an 06 with 60k so anything past that at the end of this year would be disappointing...so if i plan on driving only weekends...these coilovers should be more than enough ...anyone agree?
 

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Probably needs a rebuild every 2 years instead of every 4 years with quality coilovers..
Actually I have the ARK's and 2 of the four are already blown after 2 years/20k miles.

IMO by koni yellows and call it a day

If any more of my shocks go i'd be interested in this as well.
 

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i intend on weekend driving the tib...with the turbo and coilovers....i dont want to add many miles on the tib ...its an 06 with 60k so anything past that at the end of this year would be disappointing...so if i plan on driving only weekends...these coilovers should be more than enough ...anyone agree?
Should be more than enough it seems....

Taken from various areas of the website:


Tested Products: We manufacture and sell, fully tested products. Not only do we do extensive testing on the products we sell, but after having completed successful testing sessions, most of our products are shipped to the TUV to do road testing at very high speeds. After this is completed, the product is introduced into the market place. If the product has a critical part, we perform torsion tests as well. Most recently I tested the coil over kit for the Scion tC. For more then 3,000 miles I drove very fast and very hard over all types of roads without fail. We stand 100% behind the products we sell.

Warranty:
Raceland offers a 2 year warranty with free replacement if properly installed by a licensed mechanic. Raceland assumes no responsibility for any accident, injury, death or damage which may be related to disassembly of the product performed by non-Raceland mechanics.


In regards to their VW coilover kit:
Description:
The Raceland, VW MK2/MK3, full coilover system is ideal for the driver who is seeking high performance at an affordable price. Raceland coilovers are hands down the best coilover system for your dollar. Like all Raceland coilover systems, these have been designed to withstand the stresses of sport and competition driving. The suspension travel and damping force have been fully tested by professional rally drivers over thousands of miles and in the most brutal of environments. Drivers will feel an increase in stability and grip without jeopardizing overall ride quality. This system allows you to set the ride height to your desired level, without having to worry about the damping settings. The damper is optimized to the vehicle and the associated spring rates. The coil springs are epoxy powder coated for long life and the coilover is blue silver zinc plated to reduce surface corrosion. Raceland coilover systems will enhance the overall style, performance, and quality of your VW MKII/MKIII.


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The difference between Raceland coils and Ksport, ARK, etc. is the adjustability of the coils. Racelands allow you to adjust ride height, and that's about it. BUT, it is a full coilover system replacing the whole assembly. Dampening is pre set and isn't able to be adjusted like the Ksports, ARK, etc. (which, I don't track my car so I have no need for it, as long as the dampening is stiffened). They can't adjust the camber either like the more expensive ones. I just want the adjustable ride height which these have.

I would just be worried the dampening isn't stiff enough.
 
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