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Old 07-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #71
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Very encouraging news for current and future Vmaxx owners. Thanks for the time and effort you both put into this!
No worries. This is a community and as such we need to look out for one another.

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Excellent writeup....very in depth
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Awesome write up Justin. I'd Rep you again if I could!
You should be able to. Seriously, Like I said above, we just want to have each other's backs.
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how bad does it squat on launches? can you oversteer easily (I realllllly wanna go sideways ;))
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Hey guys, got some news from V-Maxx this morning, "V-MAXX will be getting a Focus lll in for testing as well as to develop a Big Brake kit and xxtreme coilovers." Im sure they will find a remedy for the current issues.
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I had pretty much a similar experience. I couldn't get the strut bearing to fit in, so I just left them out. I will be trying to put them in again, now that I bought the ST strut mounts. The only downside of it is you can hear the springs rotate as you turn. I will make sure this is fixed when I put my new mounts on.

The coilovers have a decent ride so far. I still need to get an alignment, and I am sure that will help even more. When it comes to coilovers, you definitely get what you pay for. If you want ride comfort, I would suggest going the extra mile and get better coils. But if you just want some lows, I would recommend these.

I had to remove the helpers just go get and real lowering. I was running Eibach sportlines prior to these and the ride height looked identical. I have my car maxed out now. It definitely went lower, which I was happy about. I'm not super happy that I had to remove the helpers just to get lower. It should be able to go lower with being able to fit all the parts correctly.

Here is how my car currently sits.


If anyone has any questions about the coilovers, the install, or anything else, you can always just shoot me a PM and I would be happy to help.
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I wish V-Maxx would resolve our problems that we are having for those of us who have already bought these coils.
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I wish V-Maxx would resolve our problems that we are having for those of us who have already bought these coils.
Once they go through and find the fix RDC & VMaxx will do what we can to get the the fix to all of you with the coil overs.

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That's great to hear! They really should have done coilovers for our MK3's. either way, I'm happy that I was able to adjust. But a fix would be much appreciated. I'm glad you are on top of things for everyone. Haha it reassuring! Thanks!
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Here are some pictures that I took as I dug into my suspension again. I went back in in order to remove the locking collar and eek a couple more millimeters of low out of the suspension.

Here's a pic of the front coilover that shows where the FSB link connection. You can see that it is welded into the bottom of the coils. It appears as though there is about 2mm or more of usable thread below where the weld is.





This picture is of the BACK of that same link mount. The medal, shown with the red arrow, is the OEM bracket that the ABS line connects to the OEM strut. You can see that it is well above the mount and because of that there is another 2mm or so lost in adjustability.




Here is the front view showing the holes aligned and how much coil is left that can't be used if the OEM bracket is left on or not modified.




This is the bottom of the knuckle. The silver is the bottom of the coil. You can see that it is not flush with the bottom of the knuckle. There is no danger in this, but it makes me wonder if the knuckle on the Mk2 (Euro) is shorter and therefore the car can go lower. My earlier guesstiment of 1/2" was about right. There is perhaps a little more than that.








Here are my measurements after I removed the front locking collar and modifying the ABS bracket. I didn't have a picture of it after like I thought. I'll take one on Wednesday when the wheels are off again. Basically I just cut the top of that bracket off so that it is below the mount on the coil. I level the rear by adjusting the RSB.

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