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Old 02-16-2012, 10:26 AM   #26
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Screw people who only bashes a product just because its ebay / unbranded, totally useless and unhelpful Comments.
There's lots of things you can save money on. But components critical to the safe operation of a vehicle are not one of them.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:29 AM   #27
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There's lots of things you can save money on. But components critical to the safe operation of a vehicle are not one of them.
These are not brakes or brake lines nor tires or cheap mags. What can happen to you worst case? Cant track properly? Knockings? Aww... Even your shocks die, you still got the springs left to safely go home. What you expect? The coilovers to break in half? Doesnt really make any sense ! Cheap coilovers are cheap because they are not branded and last probably less longer because less studies and tests were done to them.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #28
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i duno what i did wrong but...this happened today...got them not even a year ago


thank god for warranty and i wasnt on the highway
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:21 AM   #29
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i duno what i did wrong but...this happened today...got them not even a year ago


thank god for warranty and i wasnt on the highway
This would satisfy my concern for safety / quality right here. I know that some may want to go low for cheap, but this actually concerns me. Save the extra money, and get some BC's.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:40 AM   #30
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I had these coilovers and the rears made so much noise!! they drove me crazy!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #31
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These are not brakes or brake lines nor tires or cheap mags. What can happen to you worst case? Cant track properly? Knockings? Aww... Even your shocks die, you still got the springs left to safely go home. What you expect? The coilovers to break in half? Doesnt really make any sense ! Cheap coilovers are cheap because they are not branded and last probably less longer because less studies and tests were done to them.
Seriously? Worst case is that they fail, as in snap, and you lose complete control of the vehicle.

Or the mounting bracket fails.

Or the spring perch fails.



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i duno what i did wrong but...this happened today...got them not even a year ago

thank god for warranty and i wasnt on the highway
Edit: or that

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #32
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These are not brakes or brake lines nor tires or cheap mags. What can happen to you worst case? Cant track properly? Knockings? Aww... Even your shocks die, you still got the springs left to safely go home. What you expect? The coilovers to break in half? Doesnt really make any sense ! Cheap coilovers are cheap because they are not branded and last probably less longer because less studies and tests were done to them.
This post was made hilarious because of the one posted after it.

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Old 03-04-2012, 11:52 AM   #33
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i duno what i did wrong but...this happened today...got them not even a year ago

thank god for warranty and i wasnt on the highway
Um more info of what happen please!

How low did you set the coilovers? Did you torque them down as required? hit a curb? Broke it with a sludge hammer?

more info of what happen please!
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That's some serious ****. I am glad that guy is ok.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #35
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Great review of the product. I actually just ran into these somewhere else the other day and my curiousity was piqued when I saw the price.

My question is: How HIGH can these go? Stock height? Higher? I'm looking for something that I can raise up a bit in the winter for a bit more ground clearance with snow tires, but lower back down a hair in the summer.

Do you think these would do that?

I'm not looking for a fancy adjustable coilover, don't want a stiff ride, and these seem like a good option if I'm honest!
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WOW I have a baby. I can't get the racelands. Lowering springs it is!
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Um more info of what happen please!

How low did you set the coilovers? Did you torque them down as required? hit a curb? Broke it with a sludge hammer?

more info of what happen please!
well i lowered the fronts just a smidget on the spring and not the bottom mount as they directed so i guess its my fault for putting excess weight on the preload? but still..i was pulling out my apartment complex and noticed it swaying alot over bumps. i drove about half a a mile before it almost tossed me into the curb going over a pretty big one. so i p*ssyfooted it home and jacked it up and imminently saw it was VERY broken. the tophat seemed to snap off and the top nut was gone

but they had me one at my door like the next day after sending in pics and talking to someone over the phone. no cost to me. nothing further done
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At least they took care of you. This doesn't sway me away from them. Anything mass produced will eventually have a few bad eggs slip through. It's about how the company handles it once its brought to light. Sounds like they did the right thing for you. Keep us updated.
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At least they took care of you. This doesn't sway me away from them. Anything mass produced will eventually have a few bad eggs slip through. It's about how the company handles it once its brought to light. Sounds like they did the right thing for you. Keep us updated.
I have never.

Not once.

Ever.

Seen another strut shaft fail like that.

From any other manufacturer.

Ever.


If the replacement was one strut, of course they would send you another. How about if he was actually moving and caused damage to his or someone else's vehicle?
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This is plain ignorance or denial or whatever you want to call it. A strut shaft breaks, putting your life in danger and others as well and that doesn't sway you away from them? How much cheaper can these critical parts of your vehicle go before it makes sense to buy quality parts? Imagine if the shaft broke while going 70 mph during a turn a the same side of the broken shaft...what do you think is going to happen?
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then full coverage and new car ^_^

but most people arent looking forward to that ha
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If you want to talk "what if's" then hide in your house all day. however this is the real world where **** happens. I've also never heard of racelands breaking like this before. fluke? maybe. who knows.
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If you want to talk "what if's" then hide in your house all day. however this is the real world where **** happens. I've also never heard of racelands breaking like this before. fluke? maybe. who knows.
Then go ahead and buy them. No one's stopping you.
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Let's not get all mixed up here and try to talk in the general sense of ' what ifs'. Fact is, a raceland coilover damper shaft broke. This is not a common issue among quality dampers. It is great Raceland has good customer service but I wouldn't weigh that more than the safety risks. I am amazed at how much denial and defense people are putting up with this. My point is made here and in my previous posts.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:59 AM   #45
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what are the 6 tools laying next to the spanner wrenches for?

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f**k haters, you're a badass driver OP.

No offense @240benzo, but like you said, it may have been partly a result of a user error. Perhaps it was a perfect storm of you getting a bad egg and then adjusting it differently than is advised. Either way, I am not completely turned off from Racelands, but I will certainly do some more research before buying some for my rex. That being said, a friend of mine has been on Racelands in his MkIV golf for almost two years now without incident. That being said, he doesn't drive his car as hard as most wrx owners.
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f**k haters, you're a badass driver OP.

No offense @240benzo, but like you said, it may have been partly a result of a user error. Perhaps it was a perfect storm of you getting a bad egg and then adjusting it differently than is advised. Either way, I am not completely turned off from Racelands, but I will certainly do some more research before buying some for my rex. That being said, a friend of mine has been on Racelands in his MkIV golf for almost two years now without incident. That being said, he doesn't drive his car as hard as most wrx owners.
That being said, how many critical failures do you have to see before you realize that these parts are junk?

Perfect storm or not, a strut should NEVER fail like that. Ever. Not once.
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I had Racelands on my 01 Jetta an I loved them. I slammed my car an still had more on the coilovers to go lower. When I raised it back up an pushed them they rode great! Body roll was greatly reduced an it handled like a champ for a fwd car.
I'm abt to buy them for my 05 WRX.
I don't think u should let one incident like this describe the brand as a whole.
Besides the guy I bought my Racelands from also had H&R coilovers on his 02 Jetta an he said the Racelands rode just as good or even better then the H&R coilovers.
Price doesn't always define quality. Admittedly it usually does but there are those instances that it doesn't. I think Racelands has a good product and their customer service is great.
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That being said, how many critical failures do you have to see before you realize that these parts are junk?

Perfect storm or not, a strut should NEVER fail like that. Ever. Not once.
I've only seen this one failure...have you seen other examples of this happening? Everyone who has these coils or has experience with them has nothing but good things to say about them, while everyone else with no firsthand experience with them just bashes them based on little more than speculative doubt. If you applied the same logic of "if it's cheap then it must be ****," to the process of buying a car itself, then wrx's would be out of the question for performance sedans since they are so much less expensive than M5's and E63 Amg's. But we all know that a new STi in fact holds the nurburgring lap record, beating out both of the $90k rocketships I just mentioned.

If you've seen other critical failures like 240benzo's, please bring them to everyone's attention!!! Until then, I will continue researching and considering this college-student-budget-friendly route towards the low and stiff life.
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I'm abt to buy them for my 05 WRX.
I don't think u should let one incident like this describe the brand as a whole.
Let us know how everything goes! I want as many firsthand opinions as I can get before I pull the trigger on these.
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