BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read




 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #23
HP Autosport
General
United_States
2279
Rep
39,960
Posts

Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, AP, Brembo, GIAC, Koni, Ohlins, Performance Friction, www.hpautosport.com

iTrader: (34)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDORPHN View Post
Inasmuch as the RS1 has not yet been released, how can you have assessed "service and reliability issues" related to them?

Generally I find your posts extremely useful and generous, but this strikes me as borderline innuendo.

Neil
This info came from my JRZ distributor and authorized rebuilder...Issues with RS line is more performance based rather than reliability.

As much as I want to carry and sell the RS line, the info I received really discouraged me from doing so.

Last edited by HP Autosport; 01-19-2012 at 12:48 PM.. Reason: Correct for RS line only on performance based issues
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #24
flipm3
E46 + E90
Philippines
88
Rep
2,829
Posts

Drives: E46 M3 + E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Illinois

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2009 BMW M3  [0.00]
2002 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by HP Autowerks View Post
Let us know how the RS1 combo(GC or Vorshlag) work out for you. Service and reliability issues has kept us from offering this particular line of JRZ products to our customers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MDORPHN View Post
Inasmuch as the RS1 has not yet been released, how can you have assessed "service and reliability issues" related to them?

Generally I find your posts extremely useful and generous, but this strikes me as borderline innuendo.

Neil
I haven't personally ordered anything just yet since it is the heart of winter here in Chicago right now. I don't mean to thread jack Neil, but this kind of raises a red flag to me.

Would you like to elaborate on these issues you mention? We can discuss through PM to stay on track too.
__________________
E90 M3 DCT|Melbourne Red . Speed Cloth | My Build Thread
E46 M3 6MT|Jet Black . Black Nappa Leather | My Build Thread
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #25
JamesClay
Second Lieutenant
JamesClay's Avatar
40
Rep
255
Posts

Drives: BMW 3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1996 320iT  [0.00]
2003 M3  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
2008 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by HP Autowerks View Post
This info came from my JRZ distributor and authorized rebuilder. If they can't stand behind the product and service them, it's hard for me to do the same. RS Pro's on the other hand is perfectly fine.

As much as I want to carry and sell the RS and RS1 line, the info I received really discouraged me from doing so.
Harold - shoot me an email if you are having issues.

From the horses mouth as an authorized JRZ distributor and rebuilder, and supplier of triple-digit numbers of sets of the JRZ RS over the last bunch of years (I was surprised also, but I looked it up) that is JRZ's ONLY non-remote reservoir damper to date, I am surprised to hear this also. They can be a little slow at times because they are a smaller specialized company, but their level of issues is miniscule and they don't shy away from solving anything. In fact, in the club racing market where many are hard on equipment but haven't developed maintenance intervals to match, I am just starting to see a few sets come in for service (most sold 4-5 years ago).

Also, with the RS-1 to my knowledge having only been sent out one set per marque to distributors for testing and a pending full-line launch, I have the only BMW set I know of in the US on my E46 and I can tell you with 100% certainty they are performing to expectations.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 12:26 AM   #26
Grey Dove
Major
Grey Dove's Avatar
No_Country
120
Rep
1,294
Posts

Drives: Sold for a reptile
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Here & There

iTrader: (0)

Haven't been on the track yet but as far as daily driving they deliver.

rs1 + eibach pro kit is what i went for same as Advevo's set up.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #27
STALKER
Brigadier General
96
Rep
3,736
Posts

Drives: 997.2 GT3, Golf R
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto, ON

iTrader: (5)

Ordered mine through James@BW with confidence.
__________________

2013 991 C4S-SOLD
2012 Golf R
2010 GT3
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 08:50 AM   #28
MDORPHN
Colonel
260
Rep
2,911
Posts

Drives: AW 1M
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wash, DC

iTrader: (0)

Just a quick update.

The JRZ RS1 dampers are due to be delivered today and my car will be going into shop (RRT Racing) tomorrow for installation.

Just in time for three days at VIR Feb. 24 - 27.

Happy I am

Neil
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 09:25 AM   #29
Grey Dove
Major
Grey Dove's Avatar
No_Country
120
Rep
1,294
Posts

Drives: Sold for a reptile
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Here & There

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDORPHN View Post
Just a quick update.

The JRZ RS1 dampers are due to be delivered today and my car will be going into shop (RRT Racing) tomorrow for installation.

Just in time for three days at VIR Feb. 24 - 27.

Happy I am

Neil


Can't wait to hear your findings after VIR Q. wich springs will you be running?
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 10:01 AM   #30
MDORPHN
Colonel
260
Rep
2,911
Posts

Drives: AW 1M
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wash, DC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gs/e60/1m? View Post
Can't wait to hear your findings after VIR Q. wich springs will you be running?
Swift springs. 392#/672#.

Neil
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 01:34 PM   #31
Romo
Lieutenant Colonel
Romo's Avatar
Netherlands
852
Rep
1,532
Posts

Drives: HP4C, M2 LBB MT, 718GT4 maybe
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Netherlands

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gs/e60/1m? View Post
Haven't been on the track yet but as far as daily driving they deliver.

rs1 + eibach pro kit is what i went for same as Advevo's set up.

The same for me, 02-18 will be delivery day and installation.....

I`m looking forward to it.
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2012, 05:57 AM   #32
Grey Dove
Major
Grey Dove's Avatar
No_Country
120
Rep
1,294
Posts

Drives: Sold for a reptile
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Here & There

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Romo View Post
The same for me, 02-18 will be delivery day and installation.....

I`m looking forward to it.
OK We follow the "master".

Had mine installed the day before christmas eve and the car is stowed away most of the time during the winter so no tracktime on them so far.
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2012, 01:51 PM   #33
STALKER
Brigadier General
96
Rep
3,736
Posts

Drives: 997.2 GT3, Golf R
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto, ON

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDORPHN View Post
Just a quick update.

The JRZ RS1 dampers are due to be delivered today and my car will be going into shop (RRT Racing) tomorrow for installation.

Just in time for three days at VIR Feb. 24 - 27.

Happy I am

Neil
Sweet. James said my kit should be shipping out this week as well or next week.
I went with 500/800 Hypercoil springs, my E90 is heavier then the 1M.

Great that you are going to be be able to test it on the street and track soon after your install.

Any thoughts on shock settings yet for street and track?
__________________

2013 991 C4S-SOLD
2012 Golf R
2010 GT3

Last edited by STALKER; 02-15-2012 at 02:39 PM..
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2012, 11:39 AM   #34
MDORPHN
Colonel
260
Rep
2,911
Posts

Drives: AW 1M
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wash, DC

iTrader: (0)

Quick update: JRZ RS1 shocks are installed but we've decided to swap out the 8" front/9" rear springs in favor of 7" front and 10" rear in order to gain greater height adjustability.

I will be picking car up Tues or Wednesday evening and heading to VIR on Thursday afternoon.

Neil
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #35
STALKER
Brigadier General
96
Rep
3,736
Posts

Drives: 997.2 GT3, Golf R
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto, ON

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDORPHN View Post
Quick update: JRZ RS1 shocks are installed but we've decided to swap out the 8" front/9" rear springs in favor of 7" front and 10" rear in order to gain greater height adjustability.

I will be picking car up Tues or Wednesday evening and heading to VIR on Thursday afternoon.

Neil
Neil,
How much of a drop are you aiming for?
__________________

2013 991 C4S-SOLD
2012 Golf R
2010 GT3
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #36
MDORPHN
Colonel
260
Rep
2,911
Posts

Drives: AW 1M
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wash, DC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by STALKER View Post
Neil,
How much of a drop are you aiming for?
I'm not looking for much of a drop -- maybe 1/2" - 3/4".

Car is my daily driver and it's already too easy to scrape the front bumper on driveways.

Neil
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #37
STALKER
Brigadier General
96
Rep
3,736
Posts

Drives: 997.2 GT3, Golf R
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto, ON

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDORPHN View Post
I'm not looking for much of a drop -- maybe 1/2" - 3/4".

Car is my daily driver and it's already too easy to scrape the front bumper on driveways.

Neil
Same here, thats right about where I am aiming too be.

Good luck.
__________________

2013 991 C4S-SOLD
2012 Golf R
2010 GT3
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2012, 01:20 AM   #38
Romo
Lieutenant Colonel
Romo's Avatar
Netherlands
852
Rep
1,532
Posts

Drives: HP4C, M2 LBB MT, 718GT4 maybe
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Netherlands

iTrader: (0)

Last saturday Rs1 and Eibach installed...........drop is lookig awesome, but....watch scratching the front bumper, there is not much room left.

Also I hear "squeezing" sounds, when driving slowly, already contacted JRZ, I`ve been advized to drive a while and see if the sound dissapears.......
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2012, 02:08 AM   #39
M3 Adjuster
Lieutenant General
M3 Adjuster's Avatar
Albania
7986
Rep
11,710
Posts

Drives: 1M, X1 M Sport, E46 325ic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dallas, Tx

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDORPHN
Quote:
Originally Posted by STALKER View Post
Neil,
How much of a drop are you aiming for?
I'm not looking for much of a drop -- maybe 1/2" - 3/4".

Car is my daily driver and it's already too easy to scrape the front bumper on driveways.

Neil
Stock height just barely lets me go right up my drive and load the car onto a trailer without any antics....

definitely curious to hear about the RS-1s.... We all know they will be incredible, but tell us how much so!!!!
__________________
ALWAYS BET ON BLACK!
Lone Star BMW CCA Chapter Ex-president (retired 2017) , Chief Driving Instructor - LIFETIME Member # 119366
If you don't STAND for something.. you'll FALL for anything
Past: 1991 BMW E30 M3 street car ; 1988 BMW E30 M3 track car -
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #40
flipm3
E46 + E90
Philippines
88
Rep
2,829
Posts

Drives: E46 M3 + E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Illinois

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2009 BMW M3  [0.00]
2002 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romo View Post
Last saturday Rs1 and Eibach installed...........drop is lookig awesome, but....watch scratching the front bumper, there is not much room left.

Also I hear "squeezing" sounds, when driving slowly, already contacted JRZ, I`ve been advized to drive a while and see if the sound dissapears.......
Thanks for the update. Hopefully you get those sounds sorted out.
__________________
E90 M3 DCT|Melbourne Red . Speed Cloth | My Build Thread
E46 M3 6MT|Jet Black . Black Nappa Leather | My Build Thread
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2012, 12:28 AM   #41
Grey Dove
Major
Grey Dove's Avatar
No_Country
120
Rep
1,294
Posts

Drives: Sold for a reptile
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Here & There

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Romo View Post
Last saturday Rs1 and Eibach installed...........drop is lookig awesome, but....watch scratching the front bumper, there is not much room left.

Also I hear "squeezing" sounds, when driving slowly, already contacted JRZ, I`ve been advized to drive a while and see if the sound dissapears.......
I had something similar and ended up with taking an appointment at JRZ HQ
cuz my mechanic couldn't find anything wrong. After a few days it was gone
and cancelled the appointment. Strange indeed....
But since then no probs whatsoever
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2012, 12:14 PM   #42
Romo
Lieutenant Colonel
Romo's Avatar
Netherlands
852
Rep
1,532
Posts

Drives: HP4C, M2 LBB MT, 718GT4 maybe
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Netherlands

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gs/e60/1m? View Post
I had something similar and ended up with taking an appointment at JRZ HQ
cuz my mechanic couldn't find anything wrong. After a few days it was gone
and cancelled the appointment. Strange indeed....
But since then no probs whatsoever


I will hope that is the case for me, but I have my doubts. The sound isn`t changed in 5 days, I have made an appointment with AdVevo for a second opinion, he will check it out next saturday.

Also have asked my dealer for a look and a quick check; his advise; the squeezing (only with very slow driving) sound will not go away spontaneously, give it a check at JRZ.


Keep you all informed, 1st I`ll have AdVevo have a look at it.
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #43
STALKER
Brigadier General
96
Rep
3,736
Posts

Drives: 997.2 GT3, Golf R
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto, ON

iTrader: (5)

What are you shocks set at when you hear the "squeezing" sound? Soft or hard? If the shocks are set to full soft, then you will hear more noise generally, at least that was the case with my old Motons.
__________________

2013 991 C4S-SOLD
2012 Golf R
2010 GT3
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2012, 12:35 AM   #44
Romo
Lieutenant Colonel
Romo's Avatar
Netherlands
852
Rep
1,532
Posts

Drives: HP4C, M2 LBB MT, 718GT4 maybe
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Netherlands

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by STALKER View Post
What are you shocks set at when you hear the "squeezing" sound? Soft or hard? If the shocks are set to full soft, then you will hear more noise generally, at least that was the case with my old Motons.


It`s soft; setting nr 2

Could be it, have to check.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST