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Old 07-17-2015, 11:20 AM   #1
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What up all, so ive had raceland coil overs for about 3 months now and honestly I love them, I was really hesitant on buying them because of all the bad reviews. I just couldnt bring my self to spending like $1500 on coil overs though, so i said **** it and bought racelands (after tons of people told me not to). But no joke I love the way it sits and rides, maybe its because i went from factory (25 year old) struts and shocks to these. I think raceland just gets ripped on too much they honestly are not bad especially for the price, just thought id give my 2 cents on this. Soooo yeaaaa
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Glad you like them. Car looks great btw.
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:23 PM   #3
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Yeah its got a great stance & looks good murdered out.I thought I was getting tired of the black on black look,but the gloss on the car against the matte or semi gloss rims is a good combo compared to a flat or matte on matte finish that you typically see running around.Or even worse,plasti-dip on plasti-dip.A good up close(30 ft)side view in daylight shot would show the car even more.How wide are the front & rear tires??Nice footprint look to them.
I didn't read any reviews on the Racelands,were they rated that bad??What kind of ride quality do they have & are they offered with your choice of spring rate(drag,street,road race)& if so,which spring did you choose??
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You have a nice looking car there, I like the red lettering on the tires too.
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Thanks all,
The front tires are 245s and rears are 275s, no they dont have different options for spring rates they only come 220 in front and 250 in the rear springs, every review i read online they did get ripped on almost all forums hahaha, they stiffen up the ride alot but its not uncomfortable i think it gives it the "racecar) feel lol


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Today I was reading my newest Muscle Mustang and Fast Fords magazine and spotted an ad for Racelands... glad to hear you like them. I think if/when I want coil overs I might give them a shot, too.
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That's kinda odd they stiffen the ride up.The stock springs are rated at 425-530lb in the front & 200-300lb in the rear,so a 220(front) & 250(rear)shouldn't be as stiff as a stock spring,unless the struts/shocks aren't worth a damn.A 220lb rated spring should provide a ride that's only a fraction rougher than a drag spring(125-175)which provides a soft ride.If the struts would have been adjustable, that stiffness could have been removed.$469 is definitely a great price for front & rear coilovers though
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Today I was reading my newest Muscle Mustang and Fast Fords magazine and spotted an ad for Racelands... glad to hear you like them. I think if/when I want coil overs I might give them a shot, too.
Beware anything in MMFF, they once supported Cobra Auto Designs... they still support MSD and MSD is total ****.

I have not read that rag in years and consider that money saved.
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Beware anything in MMFF, they once supported Cobra Auto Designs... they still support MSD and MSD is total ****.



I have not read that rag in years and consider that money saved.

Dad got me the subscription. I like it.

All kinds of companies advertise there, too.

It's a lot cheaper to read about them supercharging a car than doing it myself. The last few months they've had articles outlining the evolution of SBF, Modular, and Coyote motors that I found interesting.


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That's kinda odd they stiffen the ride up.The stock springs are rated at 425-530lb in the front & 200-300lb in the rear,so a 220(front) & 250(rear)shouldn't be as stiff as a stock spring,unless the struts/shocks aren't worth a damn.A 220lb rated spring should provide a ride that's only a fraction rougher than a drag spring(125-175)which provides a soft ride.If the struts would have been adjustable, that stiffness could have been removed.$469 is definitely a great price for front & rear coilovers though

A coilover rate is much stiffer than a regular spring rate. I run 375lb coilovers up front. If you were to convert it to a traditional spring rate it would be around 1200.

You have to convert the spring rate to wheel rate to see what it truly represents.


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Beware anything in MMFF, they once supported Cobra Auto Designs... they still support MSD and MSD is total ****.

I have not read that rag in years and consider that money saved.
Just curious as to why MSD is total ****. No arguments, just trying to understand if their products have tanked.
I ran their stuff for many years....7AL-2.........then 7AL-3...........ProCoil and 8578 with pretty good success...............if you consider 9.80's on a single carb'd motor good.
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Just curious as to why MSD is total ****. No arguments, just trying to understand if their products have tanked.
I ran their stuff for many years....7AL-2.........then 7AL-3...........ProCoil and 8578 with pretty good success...............if you consider 9.80's on a single carb'd motor good.

It's mostly mod motors that their stuff is crap. Old school they seem to do just fine.


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It's mostly mod motors that their stuff is crap. Old school they seem to do just fine.


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It's mostly mod motors that their stuff is crap. Old school they seem to do just fine.


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I wondered the same thing. Thanks for clarifying.


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Eh... I dumped them completely when I got my first Crane ignition box. The craftsmanship and design was 100x better not to mention it didn't make an annoying buzzing noise. MSD has fully outsourced everything to China as of right now as well. I know they aren't the only ones... but still.

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I got one of their billet pro distributors and it made my mustang randomly die because it came with a bad PIP sensor and all my buddy's that got that distributor.... Same thing happened to them, I see them for sale everywhere around here barely used so that says something. I do have the MSD 6al2 box and I love that so far


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The MSD 6A box I has was the last MSD product I ever had or will ever have.
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Did it suddenly die? Lol
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