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      02-28-2013, 04:05 AM   #45
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^^ Good to hear. I'm debating between ST and BC. but the BC coilovers look like they are a better quality and have a lot more adjustability.

Can I ask, how much room left do you have as far as lowering? I believe you said these are the standard, not extreme drop
In the pics that is with the spacer in back because they went low!! My 20" rims are less circumference than a 19" rim with a 235/35 and 265/30 for reference...I can go a lot lower...past my rim if I wanted to.
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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)

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Nice post
Just have a few questions.
How do you adjust the rears? Do you have to drop the control arm each time?
When you removed the ones you had did you compress the spring or its not necessary?
Why are you using that blue cord?

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Nice post
Just have a few questions.
How do you adjust the rears? Do you have to drop the control arm each time?
When you removed the ones you had did you compress the spring or its not necessary?
Why are you using that blue cord?

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the rear springs are set on an adjustable perch. No need to drop control arm. just lift car, break loose locking nut and spin them up/down.

removing stock spring and shock does not require compressing the spring. Unless you need to re-use the stock top hat.
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Nice post
Just have a few questions.
How do you adjust the rears? Do you have to drop the control arm each time?
When you removed the ones you had did you compress the spring or its not necessary?
Why are you using that blue cord?

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that blue cord is so the lines where not stretched with the removal of OEM struts. Rears are VERY easy to adjust, jack up car and just use the wrenches just like with front.
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the rear springs are set on an adjustable perch. No need to drop control arm. just lift car, break loose locking nut and spin them up/down.

removing stock spring and shock does not require compressing the spring. Unless you need to re-use the stock top hat.
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In the pics that is with the spacer in back because they went low!! My 20" rims are less circumference than a 19" rim with a 235/35 and 265/30 for reference...I can go a lot lower...past my rim if I wanted to.
Hey man just wondering if these coils are noisy? I've read reviews and some have stated this. Just wondering if you could share your experience since you have been using them for a bit now. Thanks
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Hey man just wondering if these coils are noisy? I've read reviews and some have stated this. Just wondering if you could share your experience since you have been using them for a bit now. Thanks
not at all, I do have a loud exhaust but these are not noisy from what I can tell.
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not at all, I do have a loud exhaust but these are not noisy from what I can tell.
Are these stainless?
Where do you adjust the rear dampening? if any

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Are these stainless?
Where do you adjust the rear dampening? if any

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on the top just like the front, they make adjuster extenders to make it easy.
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I've had my ST's for over a year still ride like day one, thinking if I should make the switch to BC. Practicality vs need, practicality first, otherwise I'd switch.
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on the top just like the front, they make adjuster extenders to make it easy.
Thanks
Do you know what material they are made of?

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I've had my ST's for over a year still ride like day one, thinking if I should make the switch to BC. Practicality vs need, practicality first, otherwise I'd switch.
What I like about the BC is that you dont have to compress springs to remove the top mount. Just old out and new in.
Could you give more info on your STs?
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Im going to be buying BCs when the time comes. A local shop sells em for $850 if you pick them up.
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how much lower can you go?

ive seen a couple of threads with people complaining about they are not low enough but i also hear that is only with xi.
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how much lower can you go?

ive seen a couple of threads with people complaining about they are not low enough but i also hear that is only with xi.
way over 1" if not 1.5". I have a space in back lol!
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good point, I have had coilovers on other cars...mine where compared to spring/strut combo and it was worlds better, I drive my buddies car a lot with ST coilovers and they are not bad but not as planted as mine...BUT I have a Lot more upgrades then he does...hard to compare.
Awesome exactly what I wanted to know!
I have had some coilovers that were better than strut/spring when at slightly lower than stock height..but when slammed...rode like shit..and were actually very dangerous.
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Awesome exactly what I wanted to know!
I have had some coilovers that were better than strut/spring when at slightly lower than stock height..but when slammed...rode like shit..and were actually very dangerous.
These are awesome, trust me....had a forum member say where smoother than his OEM on 19's.
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nice work man just installed mine. on the rear do the springs and adjusters go the way round youve got them sat on your table? so the adjuster at the bottom??
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nice work man just installed mine. on the rear do the springs and adjusters go the way round youve got them sat on your table? so the adjuster at the bottom??
adjusters go on the top, how did the install go?
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adjusters go on the top, how did the install go?
yeh went well thanks mate just gotta swap the springs round at the back. the let her settle and lower it to the height i want in about a weeks time what dampening settings have you gone for?
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