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Old 11-23-2010, 10:31 PM   #16
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I'm looking into TRM coil overs. Choice of spring rates, match bump/rebound adjustment on one knob and come with front camber plates. Kits around $1600.

Anyone have these yet??
I am looking at these too. Maybe we should set up a Canadian group buy or something? The price is great for the product and reviews I've heard. I would be looking to buy in the spring though, not now.
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:23 AM   #17
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I am looking at these too. Maybe we should set up a Canadian group buy or something? The price is great for the product and reviews I've heard. I would be looking to buy in the spring though, not now.
I'll be looking to order spring time as well, as long as maintance is all good. Definatly ok with splitting shipping to save a few bucks, group buy would be nice but can't comite 100% and don't think I have seen a sucessful group buy on max yet.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:40 PM   #18
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the trm coilovers are pretty expensive. they look pretty good. and unlike the h&rs in that price range, they are adjustable dampening. im looking for a comfortable ride for day to day driving, with occasional track use. I'm pretty sure that even with the raceland setup you are going to get better handling than the stock setup. although i could be wrong. and looking at the XYZ suspesnion, it looks like pretty good bang for your buck. the only thing im concerned about with H&R is your spending over 1500 and you cant adjust the stiffness of the shocks. and the bilsteins are closer to 2000. so im just wondering if its worth it to even go with these other companies, or hold out till i can afford the well known brands.

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Old 12-01-2010, 01:28 PM   #19
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If you drive an M3 Raceland's totally aren't for you. Definitely not better than stock suspension and the strut housing doesn't have the proper mount for the M3 style sway bar endlink. You would have to convert to the 328 style endlink, weld a bracket on the housing or buy the clamping style bracket. After all that you would still be left with a terrible coilover. Learn from my mistake and buy a good setup from the start, it's worth the money.

Think of cheaping out on suspension as the same as neglecting to take your newborn baby to the doctor when it gets sick.. You're just playing with lives!
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:22 PM   #20
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A couple points on this subject that has been beaten to death on the 'Big' forums. (The Fest and BF.c.)
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:23 PM   #21
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the trm coilovers are pretty expensive. they look pretty good. and unlike the h&rs in that price range, they are adjustable dampening. im looking for a comfortable ride for day to day driving, with occasional track use. I'm pretty sure that even with the raceland setup you are going to get better handling than the stock setup. although i could be wrong. and looking at the XYZ suspesnion, it looks like pretty good bang for your buck. the only thing im concerned about with H&R is your spending over 1500 and you cant adjust the stiffness of the shocks. and the bilsteins are closer to 2000. so im just wondering if its worth it to even go with these other companies, or hold out till i can afford the well known brands.

Hold on. You paid a premium for an M3, and then say TRMs (price includes from camber plates) is expensive? Why pay that much more for an M3 then cheap out on the parts u put on it.
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TRM seem like a decent buy. In my opinion, they aren't expensive but they aren't cheap either.

I've heard good things about them. The only draw back I see is the adjuster changes rebound and compression. So you don't even get the option to control one of the two separately.

The camber plates are pretty chinsy. No adjustment for extra caster, camber adjustment looks minimal. But, it's nice they give you something rather than have to go out and buy new stock mounts.

If you're looking for real adjustability, you'll want to get some plates from either GC, Vorschlag, TcKline etc.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:32 PM   #23
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Well, the camber plates have built in caster into them. They also come with RSM's. They had them going on special for $1400 for a short while, at that price they are the best deal around. I wouldn't really worry about having rebound and compression tied together, it's still better than having only rebound control.
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and i think most of the street coilovers, even the bilstein and middle line h&r dont let you control rebound and compression seperately. I'm pretty sure its only in a high end suspension line. And Richie, im just looking for the best deal for the car. because 1000 is a lot of money and so is the extra 600 for the bigger names. i just saw how cheap the raceland system is, i wouldnt wanna put those on the car. maybe if your only purpose was ride height adjustment. i'm always really weary about buying aftermarket parts. it seems like most of the time its just a headache. so if im going through the headache, i dont want to feel like i got screwed too!
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and i think most of the street coilovers, even the bilstein and middle line h&r dont let you control rebound and compression seperately. I'm pretty sure its only in a high end suspension line. And Richie, im just looking for the best deal for the car. because 1000 is a lot of money and so is the extra 600 for the bigger names. i just saw how cheap the raceland system is, i wouldnt wanna put those on the car. maybe if your only purpose was ride height adjustment. i'm always really weary about buying aftermarket parts. it seems like most of the time its just a headache. so if im going through the headache, i dont want to feel like i got screwed too!
If you want something cheap, get some PSS9's. Compression adjustable.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:09 AM   #26
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Just received a set of inverted ASTs. Had TCKs before (SAs) and loved them. Willing to give the ASTs a shot. They are a little more than a grand though

Was also considering the TRMs until the ASTs came up on a deal I couldn't pass up.



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Old 12-04-2010, 03:14 PM   #27
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awesome, let me know how they are! im really considering the B&G coilovers. for under 1500 doesnt seem like that bad a deal. plus a lifetime warranty.
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