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      02-01-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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BC BR coilover review with a few install pics

Speacial thanks to "Project335i" for all of his adjustment help LOL!!

I have to say these are great coilovers, the transformed my car into what it should be!

Ride comfort: = 8 out of 10:

Keep in mind it is 25 degrees out here and I have 20" rims with 245/30/20 and 285/25/20 so the ride will be rougher. With 18-19" rims these would probably get a 9 out of 10. You notice bumps but it is more feed back...rebound is great when going at high speeds. If you can hande springs and shocks these are WAY more comfortable

Adjustability: = Easy (I have front at 10 clicks from softest setting in front and 8 in back)

Handling: 10 out of 10:

Car is planted, does not hunch and give on hard cornering, much better grip.....just plain amazing!


Quality: 10 out of 10 (pics below speak for themselves)












OEM Vs BC BR:









OEM not in good shape LOL!!




Issues: = 1 (Have to modify one OEM part)...see below for easy fix








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Settling: Mine settled 1/4" from pic below (I raised the back slightly when it settled)



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NICE>>>>
how much??? and how long did it take you???
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      02-01-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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Great DIY Rob glad your happy and I could help you with everything. Car looks great just need me to get started on wheels for you.

E90MYKE the BC Coils are about $950 great bang for buck, I have put many members into these
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      02-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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Great DIY Rob glad your happy and I could help you with everything. Car looks great just need me to get started on wheels for you.

E90MYKE the BC Coils are about $950 great bang for buck, I have put many members into these
Yeah, for he money hey can't be beat....yeah rims are a must lol!! Still configuring a color.....but BBS for sure.
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      02-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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      02-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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excellent write up! now get some 3 piece wheels
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      02-05-2013, 06:47 PM   #7
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In for future updates as you drive on them more and more. Definitely picking up a set once we hear back on our tax returns. Great write-up and photos, so far...thanks, man!
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That looks slick!! Time for a bit of googling on prices for the UK
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excellent write up! now get some 3 piece wheels
Soon enoughwe will get something special made up for my man Rob just waiting for him to make up his mind on all the options and he will be leaving fitment to me.

And for people wondering about BC been on them a year now no problems ride great and feel great
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Are these the Extreme Low version?
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Are these the Extreme Low version?
No they are not and he has them set not that low as it is, the original version get low as it is the extreme drop just slamm the f#%k outta it
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No they are not and he has them set not that low as it is, the original version get low as it is the extreme drop just slamm the f#%k outta it
Thanks for the info. Definitely going with BC's but a fellow member told me to get the extreme low version. From the looks of robc1976 that is definitely low enough for me.
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very nice write up, thing is slammed
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Thanks for the info. Definitely going with BC's but a fellow member told me to get the extreme low version. From the looks of robc1976 that is definitely low enough for me.
extreme drops are LOW! Mine even aves 1" spacer they provide you with....I can go a lot lower!
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very nice write up, thing is slammed
i love it, also these settle a good 1/4" to!
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I've got BC's and love them to!!
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nice write up rob! have yet to hear anything bad about bc's, Ill choose these over all the other brands due to the rebuildable/insert housing/comes with camber plates/threaded body. The most cost effective coilover china/taiwan shits on the market.
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Thanks for the write up! Ill definitely use this when I get em.

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Great DIY Rob glad your happy and I could help you with everything. Car looks great just need me to get started on wheels for you.

E90MYKE the BC Coils are about $950 great bang for buck, I have put many members into these
Where can I get these for $950??
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Where can I get these for $950??
My bad $995 here
http://www.flushstance.com/bcracing-coilovers/bmw/

Can't go wrong beat bang for buck and they get down properly
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Thanks for the post! Looks good. Keep up the good work.
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nice write up rob! have yet to hear anything bad about bc's, Ill choose these over all the other brands due to the rebuildable/insert housing/comes with camber plates/threaded body. The most cost effective coilover china/taiwan shits on the market.
He'll yeah, totally agree!! Just did my subframe bushings, Wavetrac, differential lock down kit to....car better handle good lol!!
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