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Ok there was some going back and forth about RaceLand systems, so I went the RaceLand location US Corp office here in Bluffdale and talk to one of the Tech's for awhile about there coil overs and got some real good insight on there product. First the earlier version coil over the same ones I have on my 325 had too lite of a spring to work well with the inline 6, I haven't had a chance to try them on my 318 but I think Joe had some on his 318 and like them so he said. That makes sense since the springs are not heavy enough to work well with the 6. I have read on this forum that the ride is hard well that's because the springs are compressing all the way causing them to "bottom out", but this would happen more on the 6 cylinder and not so much on the 4. Shortly after they came out with this set the feed back was such that they realized the problem and revised the spring to a heavier one (He didn't say exactly when they changed it). I ask him if just the springs were available to purchase for an upgrade he said no the system was just upgraded and sold that way, they look the same just a heavier spring. he also told me that these coil overs are NOT A PERFORMANCE COIL OVER they are for street use and looks as such with most of there products. Now on to there newest product the Ultimo coil over kit: http://www.racelandus.com/coilovers/bmw-e36-ultimo-coilover-kit.html, These nice looking little units have been completely redone better valving and better springs. Now these are still not designed for the track they told me that they are much improved over the first ones and they look real nice too. I'm not doing this for any reason except to give all of you a better understanding of these systems, They are a low cost way to get the stance you want with a little better performance over the OEM stuff. Let me tell you there showroom is one of the nicest showrooms I've been in in awhile and there products look to be manufactured from quality materials, I just wanted you all to know to clear the air on this subject. Sorry for the long write up. I want to add one more thing, when Installed them on my 325 I didn't use the rear shocks because the shaft wasn't nearly as stout as the Bilstein's I had but I did use the springs for adjustablity.
 

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thanks for the info man yeah i just installed mine and am now just waiting on some spacer to get here before i can try them out. I thought they were silver but when i got mine they were black you think these are the updated ones? :dunno: they are not ultimos

BTW what rim tire size and off set are you running they look like they come out pretty far any spacer and are u rubbing at all?
 

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Did you get them used or new? If yours look the ones in the link then they are the newest Ultimo ones. They are style 5's 17" not sure of the offset no spacers and yes a little rub in the back. Got to change the camber a little so it won't rub. Here's another set for sale, he may or may not still have them:

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=19823216&cat=&lpid=7&search=bmw
 

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Ok there was some going back and forth about RaceLand systems, so I went the RaceLand location US Corp office here in Bluffdale and talk to one of the Tech's for awhile about there coil overs and got some real good insight on there product. First the earlier version coil over the same ones I have on my 325 had too lite of a spring to work well with the inline 6, I haven't had a chance to try them on my 318 but I think Joe had some on his 318 and like them so he said. That makes sense since the springs are not heavy enough to work well with the 6. I have read on this forum that the ride is hard well that's because the springs are compressing all the way causing them to "bottom out", but this would happen more on the 6 cylinder and not so much on the 4. Shortly after they came out with this set the feed back was such that they realized the problem and revised the spring to a heavier one (He didn't say exactly when they changed it). I ask him if just the springs were available to purchase for an upgrade he said no the system was just upgraded and sold that way, they look the same just a heavier spring. he also told me that these coil overs are NOT A PERFORMANCE COIL OVER they are for street use and looks as such with most of there products. Now on to there newest product the Ultimo coil over kit: http://www.racelandus.com/coilovers/bmw-e36-ultimo-coilover-kit.html, These nice looking little units have been completely redone better valving and better springs. Now these are still not designed for the track they told me that they are much improved over the first ones and they look real nice too. I'm not doing this for any reason except to give all of you a better understanding of these systems, They are a low cost way to get the stance you want with a little better performance over the OEM stuff. Let me tell you there showroom is one of the nicest showrooms I've been in in awhile and there products look to be manufactured from quality materials, I just wanted you all to know to clear the air on this subject. Sorry for the long write up. I want to add one more thing, when Installed them on my 325 I didn't use the rear shocks because the shaft wasn't nearly as stout as the Bilstein's I had but I did use the springs for adjustablity.
My Ultimo's ran great while I had them on the car. Decent little coils. I still have them in the garage, debating on selling them. :p
 

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That fine they are the upgraded ones with the heavier springs. Let us know how they ride.
I just got back from trying out my new racelands (the upgraded ones) and they are amazing!! i can't compare it to the older ones but these are awesome there is no body roll at all and it takes bumps like a pro! I thought it was going to be very hard when going over bumps but it was really only very slightly harder then stock over bumps and my 225 tires just fit behind the fender!, great coilovers! They are a bit noisy though but i guess thats to be expected with the tighter springs? :dunno:

Ill post pics tomorrow!
 

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my only issue with racelands is that the rear doesnt go low enough.
I don't know about that, for the way mine sits right now in the pic below I could go another 1.5" down in the back easily but it would rub. Hey Low PM me on those ultimos I might be interested in them too, Mater of fact I'll PM my number call me when you can.
 

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Dude how much would you want to go? I don't like it that low myself it looks alright some better than others, I like a nice stance not real low and not 4x4 high. If I wanted a low low rider I would buy a 62 chev impala. We all have our taste, I like the way each of us have created these cars in our own way Sexy at it's best!
 
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