· Sometimes Out To Lunch!!!
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.