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Old 05-04-2012, 12:07 AM
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ISC coilovers?? Any Good??

I saw these coilovers for 1200 on Bavarian Autosport wondering if anyone here has em' or knows anything good or bad about them since they're pretty cheap.


Maximum control!
This coil-over kit offers drivers maximum adjustability, including 32 steps of damper adjustment, rebound adjustment, height adjustment and camber adjustment to let you dial in the precise settings for the conditions and how you drive. Maximum lowering adjustment is approximately 3 inches below standard ride height. Spring rates have been engineered to suit each specific chassis for maximum improvement in handling and stability. Other features include:

•High-rigidity, steel piston rods meet race/sport standards.
•Large, single-cylinder-and-piston design improves driving stability and handling.
•Springs are made from high-quality SAE9254 steel, tested over 500,000 compressions with less than 5% deformation.
•Includes rear upper shock mounts and adjustable front sway bar links.
•High-quality, anodized, T6061 aluminum alloy brackets and adjustment locks provide exceptional strength without a lot of weight.


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B009 ISC Coil Over Kit
$ 1199.95

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:23 AM
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:21 AM
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what do you plan to use the car for?

Daily?
Track often?
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:13 AM
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Daily and occasional twisty mountain runs.
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89'325i-MODS: Vogtland Springs, Bavauto rear camber kit, xxr 002 wheels, 325is LSD, E30 m3 rear wing, Scorpion catback, CX aluminum Rad+ hoses, Fan delete, DTM ssk.(work in progress..)
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:51 PM
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why do you need all the adjustments for daily?
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:13 PM
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Well I want a good drop and my car is over 100k so it's due for struts and shocks and also my front camber is off and since there's no adjustment I need to get camber plates. I also am planning a few track days in the near future. After adding all of that up coilovers seemed like a better solution and then I would have height adjustability if I wanted to go back up at any time.
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89'325i-MODS: Vogtland Springs, Bavauto rear camber kit, xxr 002 wheels, 325is LSD, E30 m3 rear wing, Scorpion catback, CX aluminum Rad+ hoses, Fan delete, DTM ssk.(work in progress..)
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:52 PM
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Well I want a good drop and my car is over 100k so it's due for struts and shocks and also my front camber is off and since there's no adjustment I need to get camber plates. I also am planning a few track days in the near future. After adding all of that up coilovers seemed like a better solution and then I would have height adjustability if I wanted to go back up at any time.
i'd agree coilovers are a good solution but id go with something that has a better reputation....you're going to have to rely and live with the purchase day after day so i wouldn't go for just any brand. Pick something with a good reputation and a good warranty.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:29 PM
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Alright I figured a big name would be the best way to go just wondering if anyone had tried them. Any suggestions for being on a budget??
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89'325i-MODS: Vogtland Springs, Bavauto rear camber kit, xxr 002 wheels, 325is LSD, E30 m3 rear wing, Scorpion catback, CX aluminum Rad+ hoses, Fan delete, DTM ssk.(work in progress..)
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:57 PM
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what kind of budget do you have? and how soon are you looking to purchase?
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:13 AM
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Personally I love having adjustable damping, being able to go from stiff on the fun day track day weekends to softer for daily driving is one of those things that just puts a smile on my face. With your thought of budget friendly in mind I'd suggest a set of FK Konigsports. They utilize track and street proven Koni adjustable dampers, and FKs great springs and levels. You can check them out HERE.


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Old 05-19-2012, 03:01 PM
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No more than 1500 definitely, the less I have to spend the better. I'm trying to buy ASAP due to the insides off my front tires. That konigsport kit looks great but there doesn't seem to be any alignment adjustability which is one of the main things I need
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89'325i-MODS: Vogtland Springs, Bavauto rear camber kit, xxr 002 wheels, 325is LSD, E30 m3 rear wing, Scorpion catback, CX aluminum Rad+ hoses, Fan delete, DTM ssk.(work in progress..)
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:52 PM
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Hey guys, from what i heard Megan Racing coilovers are pretty good also. Check them out!

http://www.meganracing.com/product_d...id=12&catid=29
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:49 PM
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ECS tuning what's the spring width of the FK's so i know what size camber plates to run.
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89'325i-MODS: Vogtland Springs, Bavauto rear camber kit, xxr 002 wheels, 325is LSD, E30 m3 rear wing, Scorpion catback, CX aluminum Rad+ hoses, Fan delete, DTM ssk.(work in progress..)
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:59 AM
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The outside diameter of the front spring is right around 86mm
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:23 PM
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Vorshlag gives the option for 2.25 in 2.5 in and 60mm for coilovers do you know which ones are compatible with the fk's? Or any other camber/caster plates that people run with the fk's?
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89'325i-MODS: Vogtland Springs, Bavauto rear camber kit, xxr 002 wheels, 325is LSD, E30 m3 rear wing, Scorpion catback, CX aluminum Rad+ hoses, Fan delete, DTM ssk.(work in progress..)
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:14 AM
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I've had a few guys successfully run the UUC camber plates in the past on the Fk coilovers.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:56 PM
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Have any idea which Vorshlag plates fit I really wanna run with those on the fk's they show 2.25 in 2.5 in and 60mm I'm not sure where that measurement takes place though
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I do not have info on the Vorshlag plates in my notes. If you can find out where they are measured from I can run in the back and measure the coils for you.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:38 AM
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They say that the measurement is from the inside of the spring
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And they also say the strut style matters as well there's an option for koni square and koni tapered I'm not sure how you would be able to tell that though
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Just got out of the warehouse, they are just shy of two and a half inches internal diameter at the top of the spring.

As for the front struts, pretty sure they are squared by Vorshlags standards.

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Ok thanks a lot! I'll put in my order for some FK's soon
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Ok vorshlag showed me exactly what needs to be measured in an email. Do you have an email address so I can forward the message to you? I already ordered the coils just wanted to make sure with you and vorshlag before ordering the plates-thank you
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Ok vorshlag showed me exactly what needs to be measured in an email. Do you have an email address so I can forward the message to you? I already ordered the coils just wanted to make sure with you and vorshlag before ordering the plates-thank you
Sent you a PM with my address. I'll get the measurements needed out as soon as I can get into the warehouse.
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