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Old 04-16-2012, 01:27 AM
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I'm glad to see that a lot of your guys are getting megans, It makes me feel more confident about my purchase! I live right next to megan headquarters so if anything goes wrong I can just go straight there and complain haha.

I'm definitely going with the h-sport rear control arms. I've heard only good things about them and they are pretty good looking.

P.S. Nitro your undercarriage is ridiculously clean.
Yeah! knock on the door and ask why's everything backordered?!
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:43 AM
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Ya... No idea why everything's back ordered. Talked to them last week, they said that they should have coil overs back in stock last week of April first week of May. Super excited to get them in! I ordered the H-sport rear control arms today from way. Everything is falling into place nicely I need wheels though!!!!
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Ya... No idea why everything's back ordered. Talked to them last week, they said that they should have coil overs back in stock last week of April first week of May. Super excited to get them in! I ordered the H-sport rear control arms today from way. Everything is falling into place nicely I need wheels though!!!!
Where did you order your megans from?

Also did you ever consider the ST Coilovers? if so why did you choose the megans over those?
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Who makes ST? or is that the brand? Never heard of them j/w
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No idea who makes ST coilovers, the only place I've ever seen them is on this thread. (And a couple others on nam)

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...coilovers.html
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Where did you order your megans from?

Also did you ever consider the ST Coilovers? if so why did you choose the megans over those?
I ordered them from LSD Motorsports in Fountain Valley.

I picked the Megans because the ST Coilovers didn't come with camber plates, and were going to be around $1,000.That's $1,400 after buying the camber plates. The Megans have the camber plates built in, and I still have yet to hear a single bad thing about them. I also don't have to worry about shipping because I'm going to go pick them up. I definitely did consider them though. I think the ST's would have been a really good alternative and I thought about it,but I just couldn't justify spending almost twice as much for them.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:31 PM
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Who makes ST? or is that the brand? Never heard of them j/w
ST is manufactured by kw

I'm leaning towards the Megan's right now too for the same reason.
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I ordered them from LSD Motorsports in Fountain Valley.

I picked the Megans because the ST Coilovers didn't come with camber plates, and were going to be around $1,000.That's $1,400 after buying the camber plates. The Megans have the camber plates built in, and I still have yet to hear a single bad thing about them. I also don't have to worry about shipping because I'm going to go pick them up. I definitely did consider them though. I think the ST's would have been a really good alternative and I thought about it,but I just couldn't justify spending almost twice as much for them.
I have no opinion about your decision to buy Megans but I would add that STs plus Ireland Engineering camber plates on WayMotorWorks site comes out to $1251. Still almost $400 more then you paid but $150 less then your estimation. Just for clarification.
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I have no opinion about your decision to buy Megans but I would add that STs plus Ireland Engineering camber plates on WayMotorWorks site comes out to $1251. Still almost $400 more then you paid but $150 less then your estimation. Just for clarification.
Oh damn, I didn't know camber plates were that cheap. I was estimating $400 for the camber plates. I guess I was looking at the h-sport ones.
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ST is manufactured by kw

I'm leaning towards the Megan's right now too for the same reason.
Ahhhhh kind aliek the whole k&N with AFE thing
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http://www.vexmotorsports.com/Megan-...53_p_3395.html


LOL well I was gonna start a new thread but wtf I'll post this here.

I got some spec questions:

1. Do I need spacers
2: Do I need to buy additional droplinks

I'm looking to drop about 1 inch so I'm not trying to drop my car on it's nuts, Way talked me out of the vmaxx because he said they were shit. However the vmaxx came with droplinks and these megans do not, so, Do I need em for the amount of drop i'm dropping.... (dubstep refrence).... Also way said "with every coil over kit you will need some kind of spacer." I just wanna know what you all did, and I kinda need to know asap as I'm having to buy some new suspension today since my stock pooped it's self in my drive way.
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Check your wheel offsets you may need wheel spacers which is what he is talking about. You will not need shorter end links with Megan's. Mine are about an inch from as far as they go.
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bbs r90s?
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u think they'll clear, this is my first suspension on a mini so i'm kinda in unknown territory

was looking at these as well, same idea, different company, but rebuildable in the US
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:36 AM
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The reason you would need spacers is because as you go lower the top of the wheel in the inside gets closer and closer to the actual spring. Your r90 wheels have a e48 offset and its possible you might need to get spacers. When my megans come in I'm planning on buying a set of 15mm spacers all around to both give myself some clearance on the inside and to bring the wheel more flush with the body. It really just depends on how low you want to go.
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I'm only looking to get the wheel gap to go away, with spacers are there any special kind or can I just pick them up anywhere? Also where are you getting your megans from, because every shop in the US including the megan distributor is on back order.
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