I think Cliff had an issue with the ohlins ones as well, but if I recall correctly they sent him a replacement quickly and he has been okay since. Maybe give kw a call and see if they'd send a new one?Did NOT know that... I might have to go that route. Thanks for the info.
I appreciate the info! I'll reach out to BMP where I purchased 'em from. I have maybe 1-2 fill ups using them... so less than 500 miles at least.I think Cliff had an issue with the ohlins ones as well, but if I recall correctly they sent him a replacement quickly and he has been okay since. Maybe give kw a call and see if they'd send a new one?
My ohlins ones have been okay so far, but I've only driven a few hundred miles since January, lol. Two fillups since December...
Correct! Irony huh? Though my intention wasn't to drop the car. Problem with cars meant for the road is that they're not meant to be lowered significantly... however cars like the Corvette, NSX, etc have roll centers, suspension pick up points, lower center of gravity, engine placement, etc in the right locations to maximize the geometrical gains for wheel-to-pavement contact based on the tires they'll be running. $3k is more than I though I'd spend, and I'm not necessarily proud of dumping money into a car that depreciates like a falling rock, but I really do feel these Ohlins are really the shi*. You really get what you pay for!So you spent $3000 to have your car stock height? I can see $$ is no object based on the wheel/brake choice.
Any reason you chose these over something like racinglines ast's?
Is Chuckwalla aka Thermal? I've only seen that track on videos. Looks awesome! I used to be a track rat, but surfing took over my life! I do want to take my car out to Malibu or a track event at Fontana. If there's a VW event for one I'm in!Might be the coolest degree I've ever heard of. Fellow OC resident/track enthusiast here. Hope to see you at some events when this all blows over. Itching to get back to Chuckwalla
Yes sir! 19" Titans. Great wheels @ a decent price point. Though, they say they make 'em for specific cars, that's partially true. The inner bore for the wheel hub requires a spacer. No big deal, but half true marketing. Great wheels though! Light as hell.are those Titan7's?
No, Thermal is a private "country club" near Palm Springs, but if you're ever lucky enough to drive there, do it. I haven't driven my car there, just an M4(greatly disappointed, but that's another story) with BMW Club. Chuckwalla is about an hour plus outside of the Palm Desert, toward AZ. It's a very new track, and very nice. Best word to describe it is "flowy". Kind of a mix of Big Willow and Streets of Willow, if that makes sense. I like it more than all the other tracks in SoCal.Is Chuckwalla aka Thermal? I've only seen that track on videos. Looks awesome! I used to be a track rat, but surfing took over my life! I do want to take my car out to Malibu or a track event at Fontana. If there's a VW event for one I'm in!
https://www.verkline.com/shop/seat/...ont-tubular-lightweight-subframe-hilfsrahmen/So the solution? Modifying pick up points, or if you're lucky, someone has done the hard work to develop a knuckle+various components that corrects the pickup points for a lowered vehicle.
This is pretty interesting... Haven't seen this brand/design before. It leaves a lot of the diff components more exposed, but I guess a plastic shield could help.https://www.verkline.com/shop/seat/...ont-tubular-lightweight-subframe-hilfsrahmen/
It looks like this has a second, higher set of strut arm mounts- at least at the forward bushings. Increasing caster and alleviating roll center issues when lowering?