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Old 08-22-2010, 02:33 AM   #1
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Have anybody heard about RaceLand Coilovers?

http://www.racelandus.com/p-127-race...i-2nd-gen.aspx

Does anybody know if this is good? the price is super low. how is the quality? does this work well for 07 wrx wagon? thanks for all your help!
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:50 AM   #2
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Honestly. I have been waiting for them. My friend has them on his civic (yes i know, totally different car and performance requirements) and they are phenomenal. By his suggestion, i emailed the company wondering if they were making any others. They emailed back saying it would be out this year. Friday was their release day. I received mine today. I was the 1st person to purchase them and they hand delivered the item to me. I am serious. The head of marketing drove his BMW from Reno to the bay area to congratulate me on being there first person. Even brought me champagne, a hat, and a t-shirt to celebrate.

Ok, i still need to install them. Probably by next week. I'll post again with how they feel.

BTW, i have a 07 wagon.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:58 AM   #3
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WOW..I think im hooked.. please keep me with update!!!
-soju you wouldn't have any pictures of welds and close ups?
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:35 AM   #4
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i can take photos later, dont know where i would host them though. im planning on doing a review, but it would be my first one and I wouldnt know what to compare to or anything, so we'll see how that goes. The marketing guy wants me to be honest in it so i will. They say its been tested by rally drivers, and raceland has a huge following in europe.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:52 AM   #5
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$388 for a full set of coilovers with camber plates...this ought to be interesting. My camber plates alone cost twice that. I'm tempted to buy a set just to take them apart.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:04 AM   #6
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At that price point I give them a year before falling apart. Just can't make a quality product at that price point.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:49 AM   #7
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four quality spherical bearings cost more than half that....
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:29 AM   #8
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$388 for four coilovers and you are wondering about the quality?















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Old 08-22-2010, 12:06 PM   #9
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this cant be good smh
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #10
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i can take photos later, dont know where i would host them though. im planning on doing a review, but it would be my first one and I wouldnt know what to compare to or anything, so we'll see how that goes. The marketing guy wants me to be honest in it so i will. They say its been tested by rally drivers, and raceland has a huge following in europe.
PLEASE see if you can ride on other suspension set-ups in your area so you can compare to something other than stock.

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Old 08-22-2010, 02:57 PM   #11
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it almost seems like the first two posters work for the place or something.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:21 PM   #12
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love to see Feal, TiC, or RaceComp get ahold of a set of these.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:25 PM   #13
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I know a bunch of vw guys with these. They are JUNK. The top hats seized due to low quality materials and the threads on the shock body rusted and seized as well. This was all within a year.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:31 PM   #14
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$388? I think I spent that much on just one Koni DA insert a few weeks ago.

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Old 08-22-2010, 05:40 PM   #15
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I'd be interested to see how far you can RAISE them on a subaru. I'd buy them for a winter setup to give my Prodrives a break.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:27 PM   #16
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$388 for a full set of coilovers with camber plates...this ought to be interesting. My camber plates alone cost twice that. I'm tempted to buy a set just to take them apart.
My springs cost most of that sans dampers.
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My springs cost most of that sans dampers.
A full set of racelands is worth less than one of my strut/springs
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:11 PM   #18
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Lol. my swift springs cost almost as much as the set. BUT i am still interested in a write up! So far I heard a lot of PROS and CONS. of course it has its goods and weak spot. keep us updated! i really want to go lower..swift springs isn't low enough for my cup of tea..i want to find a set thats most cost effective with out costing me a arm and a leg..
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Cut a coil off your swifts. Problem solved.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:35 PM   #20
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Wow, that just shows you the possible profit margins on suspension pieces.
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Wow, that just shows you the possible profit margins on suspension pieces.
that's probably the wrong way to think about it....
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:49 PM   #22
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Doesn't really tell you anything about profit margins... do you know what they cost to make?

I have a feeling those are made with slim margins (betting on volume) out of junk material with loose tolerances. I guarantee they use all the same parts for every car, changing out the mounting tabs and the camber plates (but not bearings or mounts) for each application.


Incidentally, cheap coilovers come with spherical mounts all the time because it's way cheaper than having a specific shock shaft and spring perch made for each application.


EDIT: i'm going to start leaving this photo in all the threads discussing whether or not generic/rebranded/ extremely cheap coilovers are made well...


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Old 08-22-2010, 08:57 PM   #23
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Im sure a lot of our items are made in china. I believe the most important part is the QC..QUALITY CONTROL. a lot of japanese items are made in china the only difference is that the JAPS checks their products before they ship it out to the consumers. I believe those are the extra money everybody pays for when we buy stance,tein,cusco etc.. Honestly i believe it cost 150-200$ to make coil overs but everybody wants a piece of the pie! so thats why it market up to the thousand range. SO, i'm hoping these people from raceland are a mom/pop shop that just hasn't got spoiled with all the $$$ and sell quality parts for reasonable price.
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Im sure a lot of our items are made in china. I believe the most important part is the QC..QUALITY CONTROL. a lot of japanese items are made in china the only difference is that the JAPS checks their products before they ship it out to the consumers. I believe those are the extra money everybody pays for when we buy stance,tein,cusco etc.. Honestly i believe it cost 150-200$ to make coil overs but everybody wants a piece of the pie! so thats why it market up to the thousand range. SO, i'm hoping these people from raceland are a mom/pop shop that just hasn't got spoiled with all the $$$ and sell quality parts for reasonable price.
Dude, quality parts cost money. You get what you pay for. Open up any of these junk shocks and you find junk components. I buy all of my suspension parts from Performance Shock at Sears Point. If you want a lesson in what you get when you buy garbage like this, give them a call. As I said in a previous post, one of my DA Koni inserts cost as much as the hole deal above. My springs cost just as much as the hole kit too.

Buying quality [arts is much cheaper than buying junk because you only have to buy it once.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:09 PM   #25
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That's what the ceo told me. Its the hand offs that raise the price. But I don't know. We will see how they are once I install
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