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Old 07-29-2016, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default Help me recognize coilovers.

A friend offer me a set of coilovers for a very good price. However, we don't know what they are. Does anynody recognize them?

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vmaxx or raceland
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Old 07-29-2016, 12:56 AM   #3
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They look a lot like Vmaxx



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How can I tell the difference between Vmaxx and Raceland? It appears that Raceland has a similar design but different color.
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by reading the stamped writing on them
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According to my buddy there's nothing written on them. But the spring rate in the red springs.
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probably vmaxx
riceland never stamped spring rates iirc
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what are the spring rates/
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Thanks for the help!

I don't know. I'll pick them up tomorrow for $300 and find out.
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:19 AM   #10
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The Vmax extreme have VMAX stamped on the damper as well as on the springs. I know this because I have a set sitting on the shop floor right now. They also have a damper adjuster at the bottom of the shock body.
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Should be V-MAXX. All the photos of Racelands on google images shows black collars, not blue.
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The various racelands over the years had red, black, blue, etc colors. The many identical raceland "knockoffs" also vary in color.
There are tons of versions, with the only difference being the colors and the name lol
But yeah, I'd likely bet on vmaxx basic too
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There are two types of coilovers: Xidas and Not-Xidas.

Those are some Not-Xidas.
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You're almost there:
There are 2 types, xidas and wrong coilovers
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if you have no clue what they are, how can you recognize them?
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because random guesses based on color alone = recognition

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identify recognize
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Are those NA top hats?
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They were in fact Vmaxx coilovers. However, they seem like they have been through a lot of miles. According to Flying Miata V Maxx coilovers can't be rebuilt. I'm hoping I didn't shoot myself in the foot for going cheap.

Anybody know how duravle this brand of coilover is? Flying Miata mentions that they are more durable than Illumina coilovers, and they haven't had to utilize the 2 year warranty in any of the sets that have been sold.
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Are those NA top hats?
I ddon't know; but they came off a 94'.
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