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Old 06-02-2013, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kyle22 View Post
So if I raise the spring(preload) I should always raise the strut(rebound) to compensate and vice versa? By adding rebound you mean raise it right?
You have no rebound adjustment, you have a single adjustable shock that does a little of compression and rebound. If I remember right the bump stop is removed in the rear when you install the spring adjuster, you have to set the shock length to where the bump stop engages where you need it to ( if its not properly set this can lead to harshness )
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:13 AM
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Great! Thanks for the help, I will be working on this tomorrow
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by tacksforsnacks7 View Post
I'm gonna bump this thread, because I just installed my Racelands. I also apologize for the large pictures.


They are a McPherson conversion, so the rears are a true coilover.
(and, of course, I forgot to take a picture of the rears so I will update this post later today).



The rears don't go that low. I have about a half inch of coils left, but I think I may purchase a shorter spring.



The fronts go very low. I could sit the rails on the ground if I wanted to. I have about an inch and a half more and only about an inch between my bumper and the ground.





I'm pretty sunk, but that will change soon. I also need an alignment.

They are also 12kg front and 7kg rear as far as spring rates go.

In my opinion these are a good stiffness for daily use. I've driven in Jettas and other VW's with Racelands and they do not feel how those do. In my experience, Racelands have been known to feel Civic-like, but these DO NOT at all feel like that. Instead, they make the car handle like it is on rails with little body roll, while still being relatively forgiving. While large bumps and potholes are obstacles, but that is not out of line for the average coilover setup. The only disadvantage is the lack of dampening adjustablility, which is understandably important to many people. Personally, I feel that that would be vital on a more track oriented setup, but for daily use, you can get by without it.

I will go out on a limb and say that these would rival the Stance setup barring the dampening adjustablility, of which the Racelands currently lack. I have a friend that has Stance coils installed on a G35 and the stiffness and ride is about the same. The rears of the Stance definitely go lower, but I would like to see if shorter rear springs make a difference on the Racelands. I will explore that and keep everyone updated. And at $500, half the price of what the Stance go for, it is a solid option if your short on money, want your Z low, but don't want to blow out your OEM shocks with lowering springs. I'm ultimately happy with them.

Also, first post

How have they held up the past couple months? Any issues?
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:12 PM
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got the same coils. what damper setting you have them on? mines all stiff and its soo bouncy.. what front setting and rear setting you on?


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Got my D2's in. Ill write a better reivew when I get them on
=) my opinion best true coilover style for your buck. got these bad boys for $830 shipped. shopped around a bit and the cheapest true coilover style coils I could find were atleast $1000



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Old 07-28-2013, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by terrasmak View Post
You have no rebound adjustment, you have a single adjustable shock that does a little of compression and rebound. If I remember right the bump stop is removed in the rear when you install the spring adjuster, you have to set the shock length to where the bump stop engages where you need it to ( if its not properly set this can lead to harshness )
fawk this thing is starting to **** me off, Im a newb to adjusting the heights, have no idea if I am doing it right. Im a visual person, if you know where I can see how it is suppose to be done then I will be able to get it.

Starting to think I should have spent the extra few hundred on a better setup....

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Old 08-06-2013, 07:05 AM
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Stance Pro Comp / Swift Springs 12k front / 7k rear







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what do u guys think of cusco ???? dose anyone have them on??
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Does anyone have any experience with the TEIN Steet Flex kit, the Z is for street use and i want to lower it more then stock height.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:22 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with the TEIN Steet Flex kit, the Z is for street use and i want to lower it more then stock height.
Try using the search function.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Nismo350z#0310 View Post
Stance Pro Comp / Swift Springs 12k front / 7k rear


A 7k spring true style? Makes my *** hurt just thinking about it lol
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Originally Posted by JaE35z View Post
A 7k spring true style? Makes my *** hurt just thinking about it lol
Actually they are only 6k. I was mistaken. And it's a true which equates to around 11ish or 12ish k for stock setup. Just as a reference the stock Nismo suspension is 8k front, 12k rear. And it doesn't hurt at all either. It feels pretty good. I've got it to the stiffer setting too.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:22 PM
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hey do you guys prefer cusco or megan coilovers?
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K sports

These are the rears, true coil over style. Fronts are obvious.

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Front is maxed out. Could go lower by removing one of the 3 adjustment perches.
Rear is maxed out as well, with a perch removed.

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What it sits like now. Raised it about 2.25", but now its too high. Going to lower it an inch soon then go for an alignment.


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Stance Pro Comp 2-way coilovers w/ 12k/7k Swift springs



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Old 04-21-2014, 12:29 PM
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^ So what are your impressions? I'm currently on full stiff rear , 1 away from stiff on front. I'm wanting to switch out the rear springs for 7k.
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^^^ I honestly havn't had time to make proper adjustments yet, it's currently set at whatever it came as out of the box. Will make adjustments in May and let you know.
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Originally Posted by pyshin View Post
^^^ I honestly havn't had time to make proper adjustments yet, it's currently set at whatever it came as out of the box. Will make adjustments in May and let you know.
It's probably way off! lol They don't have it set any particular way, it takes about 5 seconds to adjust. For the rear, remove the plastic panels and get an allen key wrench



And adjust it through the first hole.

Fronts are in your engine bay.

Counter clockwise until it stops is full stiff.

Try messing with the settings, I'm sure your left to rights are all off.

I'm going to be putting in some rear extenders to lessen the hassel this weekend. You should look into these.


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Old 04-21-2014, 01:40 PM
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^^^ Thanks for the input

Already have my trunk stripped and holes widened. Was able to adjust the rear without a key wrench, a normal allen was able to fit since I widened the holes enough. They were all already at full stiff, clicked 3 clockwise on all 4 corners. Will adjust again soon after a good drive.

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I noticed your coilover body and decals are different colors than mine. Stance must be tinkering with things.
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