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Old 02-12-2008, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default THanks to DPS Tuning coilovers went out of my dreams and onto on my car in 1 week

Have to give huge thanks to DPS Tuning in Gaithersburg for getting my Bilstein PSS9 coilovers installed on my car with ONE DAY's notice. They did an awesome job and thanks to their outstanding service I can say I went from ordering coilovers to driving on them within a week.

The situation: I broke a Tein spring (5 years old) after questionable reinstallation. I took a sharp U-turn and my steering went instantaneously out of alignment. I drove the car for a week before getting it on jacks and finding that I could move the spring around with my bare hand Found a deal on Bilstein PSS9 coilovers last Sunday that was too good to pass up. After reading reviews on them and faq's on Nasioc, especially Tim/Mav1c's impression, they definitely seemed to fit my needs as a track-ready but daily drivable coilover setup.

I explained the situation to the guys at DPS (recommended to me by a friend). My car was undrivable and that I work out of town and only come home on the weekends. Their response: "sure we can take you tomorrow (saturday)-- just show up RIGHT at 10." I thought I was going to be without a car for a month to replace my busted suspension with something decent.

Everything had gone smoothly so it's no wonder something had to go wrong. On Saturday morning when I was leaving for DPS my engine wouldn't turn over. The battery had died since it had been sitting for about 3 weeks. Finally got a jump start and called DPS at 10:30 to apologize - they were like "sure no problem just come on by."

These guys are outstanding and for the first time in a long time I really feel like I owe making a post to thank someone. They even adjusted the ride height from the factory preset which was way too low in the front.

I'm very happy with DPS and will be back for everything... I still have to get my alignment done by the Porsche racing shop next door to DPS. DPS is off Shady Grove road in Gaithersburg -- at that intersection where it turns into farmland all of a sudden (like if you're headed towards Air Park) with that Church with the big white steeple on the corner... just hook a left at that intersection and they're right there. They're in an auto mall with a bunch of other car shops and their installation is VERY clean. I was impressed. Not to mention the random GC8/GM6 RS-T's lying about.


The result:



Interesting 2-spring design. I guess this qualifies as progressive spring even though it looks like a linear spring paired with a helper spring.





The ride quality is fan-bloody-tastic and un-freakin-believable. It floats over bumps more comfortably than stock STI suspension yet it still hella firm (440/380 lb -- 8k/7k) in cornering. This is easily the best suspension setup I've driven on (yes I've only had Tein, but my friends have had anything ranging from Racecomps-awesome to JIC's-bleh to Ohlins-yowza). Can't wait to throw it around some real turns at VIR
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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Red x's for me, but grats on the nice coilovers

edit: Now I can see them, looks nice! can't relly tell how low it is because of fuzzy picture but it looks good from what I can see

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Old 02-12-2008, 12:08 AM   #3
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Congrats, Now some Pics Please....


Very Sexy!

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Old 02-12-2008, 12:15 AM   #4
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ack... fail. Rehosting them now.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:19 AM   #5
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Have to give huge thanks to DPS Tuning in Gaithersburg for getting my Bilstein PSS9 coilovers installed on my car with ONE DAY's notice. They did an awesome job and thanks to their outstanding service I can say I went from ordering coilovers to driving on them within a week.

Yea dude. Pirouz and all the guys at DPS are some of the nicest people around. They know there **** too.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:31 AM   #6
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Very nice, where'd you get them if you don't mind?
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:40 AM   #7
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I picked them up from Z1 Automotive... the only thing I cared about was that they were in stock so I could get by car running again. But the price on the website was pretty good, and they were on sale so it was even less... and it got here in a day
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:01 AM   #8
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+10 for DPS. Pirouz im coming by tomorrow.

oh yeah, hello john

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Old 02-12-2008, 01:04 AM   #9
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looks hot
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:10 AM   #10
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Nice.. What are your specs for your wheels? It looks like they clear brembos?
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:20 AM   #11
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Your car is still too low

The second spring might be either a helper spring or a tender spring.
http://e30m3performance.com/tech_art...ings/index.htm

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:09 AM   #12
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Thanks for the kind words. Glad we could help out.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:10 PM   #13
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def big thumbs up to dps
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:26 PM   #14
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Looking good! Looks like they got it lowered perfect.

Any rubbing issues? You running camber plates or different top hats?
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:05 PM   #15
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Pirouz and the guys at DPS always come through.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:27 PM   #16
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Your car is still too low

The second spring might be either a helper spring or a tender spring.
http://e30m3performance.com/tech_art...ings/index.htm

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You said it before I could. Raise it up so it works even better. Just a hair.

14.0/13.5 front to rear.

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Old 02-13-2008, 12:46 AM   #17
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Thanks for the advice i'll definitely play around with it and see... it'll never be high enough for ButtDyno though. Though the man makes some helpful suspension faq's.

Wheels are 18x7.5 +42
Tire are Advan Neova AD07 (wide treadwidth to sectionwidth ratio) 235/40's
no rubbing although they did slightly with the tein springs


Thanks again Pirouz, Brian and DPS Tuning... I'll see you guys when I drop the car off for alignment

John


Hello Alex.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:58 AM   #18
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I'll throw in another "it's too low".

But yeah, the PSS9's are a fantastic riding coilover. I know from experience.
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