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Old 08-17-2011, 08:43 PM
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Coilovers for ALL E55's...
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I hate the ride with the airmatic, my E500 wagon rides better in Sport 2 than the E55? There is almost no difference from comfort to Sport 1 and Sport 2! SDS shows no issues with airmatic but I'm not sure if it works right or not. Coming from the Evo 8 with coilovers I really think that this is the best option if you want to improve the handling.
Good job Serge!
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Coilovers for ALL E55's...

Dare I say it...?

GROUP BUY! GROUP BUY!

I'm not sure what the forum rules are, or if Serge would have to buy a vendor membership to do it but it sounds like he already has a pretty good hookup on pricing and maybe there would be a way to get an even better "package price" if a few people bought in at once?

Obviously the SOCal guys have direct access to Serge's shop for the install and programming, so we could get a few more cars equipped and maybe even get a DIY writeup on the programming for the guys (like me) who are 3100 miles away and will need some extra guidance?

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Group buy sounds good, what savings we talking about here?
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Dare I say it...?

GROUP BUY! GROUP BUY!

I'm not sure what the forum rules are, or if Serge would have to buy a vendor membership to do it but it sounds like he already has a pretty good hookup on pricing and maybe there would be a way to get an even better "package price" if a few people bought in at once?

Obviously the SOCal guys have direct access to Serge's shop for the install and programming, so we could get a few more cars equipped and maybe even get a DIY writeup on the programming for the guys (like me) who are 3100 miles away and will need some extra guidance?

-G
I agree! So cal would be a long drive for coil overs
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:26 PM
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Serge, I still need you to do my brakes. I've been so busy and I can only do it on a weekend. I'll let you know. . .

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Old 08-22-2011, 01:24 PM
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All pm's have been replied. I am doing an R230 SL55 Coilover conversion pretty soon. Will keep you guys posted.
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All pm's have been replied. I am doing an R230 SL55 Coilover conversion pretty soon. Will keep you guys posted.
AAAAHHHHH SNAP! I think I know who it is too...
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The SL55 coilover conversion is very challenging!
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:52 PM
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All pm's have been replied. I am doing an R230 SL55 Coilover conversion pretty soon. Will keep you guys posted.
Damn, too bad it's not me. Very tempting though.

Nice work Serge
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:55 PM
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Damn, too bad it's not me. Very tempting though.

Nice work Serge
O RLY? I thought it'd be you homie...

Hope all is well!
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:22 AM
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O RLY? I thought it'd be you homie...

Hope all is well!
Lol yeah. Unless Serge is sponsoring
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How does it handle after the swap ?
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How does it handle after the swap ?
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Very nice! Guess I'll just add this to he wish list.
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Is this the HMS shop?
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What kind of lap time improvement have you seen? I just got really curious how quickly a coil over/modded E55 would do around the ring. Also really curious how she transitions through the rising blind right hander at buttonwillow. It's been 14 years since I've been there so it might have be a left hand turn. Oh and then there's the banked decreasing radius turn following it. I have fond memories of that track they're just a little foggy.

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Thanks for posting Serge!

As everyone knows, Serge installed the first set on my car. The car has about 8,000 miles since the install and has gone to 3 track events. Chuckwalla Raceway, Streets of Willow, and Laguna Seca Raceway. Still have to go back to Buttonwillow to get a new time with the coils. I still have plans to hit A LOT more tracks in the coming months. I've thrown the car around quite a bit and put it through it's paces. The car runs absolutely GREAT! The car handles day and night compared to the crapmatic. Ride quality is a little stiffer but that is because I have it set pretty stiff. (14 out of 18, 18 being stiffest) I'm sure if I were to switch the dampening to a softer setting, it would ride just as well as the crapmatic.

Thanks to Serge, I hope the rest of the 55k community can one day feel the difference in their own 55's one day if they choose to do so!
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Is this the HMS shop?
No
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