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      04-30-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Coilover Install in Raleigh

Does anyone know of a good place to have coilovers installed with corner balance and alignment? I'm thinking about using import performance on Hillsborough street.
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      04-30-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Give Import Motor Werks a call (formerly MPowered Automotive) and see if they can do it. They're in Cary on Woodwinds Industrial near the Cary Parkway/Old Apex intersection.
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I have already met up with Jordan (shop manager) and talked with him bout some future possible mods on my 1er and seen his shop, met his guys, etc. Its a good place. Fairly small but the know-how is def there and he can do alignments, balancing, everything pretty much.
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      05-02-2011, 07:32 AM   #4
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I contacted them about a week ago to get coilovers install they quoted me $600!!!!!!
alignment included, thats INSANE!!
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      05-03-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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Import performance quoted me $600-700 today for install and alignment. Seems pretty steep compared to prices I have seen other people pay. I can't image it takes very long if they know what they are doing and have the right tools.
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How long do you think it takes to professionally install a set of springs and struts/shocks. Uninstall and install the coilovers, same bit, that and you need to have them adjusted, plus an alignment (another hour for one done after a suspension install). $600 is not bad. If a shop is doing a fast halfass job for say $300, then that's exactly what you'll get.

I still have yet to have this shop do anything for me, but they have a great rep, lots of well known sponsers, loads of known reviews on bmw forums for the area and like I said I visited their shop and they have their shit together and are honest and professional.
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      05-03-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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Any of you guys drive a blue 135i that's modded?
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I think it had different wheels, lowered, different brakes, etc?


I saw one in Chapel Hill a few weeks ago.
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Awesome! Car looks great man. Are you a student around there or at one of the surrounding schools? I was walking on Stadium Drive when you rolled through.
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Nah sorry, its not me. Im in the wake forest/raleigh area. Dont touch chapel hill. And im far from a student at 27 =D

I do have a blue 135 though with exhaust mods and a few other minor things for now.
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Oh well. I'll be in the Raleigh area more in the next few months... hope to see some of you guys around!
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Oh well. I'll be in the Raleigh area more in the next few months... hope to see some of you guys around!
You'll hear me before you see me probably
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You'll hear me before you see me probably
Exhaust?
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What kind? Info please. I've been considering getting one myself.
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Maddad whisper axleback with non-resonated black ceramic tips and maddad resonated midpipes
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Very cool
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      05-06-2011, 04:59 PM   #20
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Here is a good thread with a bunch of reference info
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524864

$700 still seems steep
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