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      07-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #111
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Hey Rob.

Since you been using this coilover for awhile, how do you like it at this point. Would love to hear further more experience feedbacks.

I have been using both bilstein pss10 and kw v2 and dont really like them much.
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      07-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #112
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I actually pushed Rob to get these since I was running them almost a year then and dealt with all of his OCD calls and questions throughout the few weeks of install.

Now I have had them almost 2 years with zero issues whatsoever. They ride great for the money(although I am used to riding very stiff suspension) so some say it is a little stiff but for me not at all. The adjustability, camber plates etc really make it the best bang for buck for the platform.
Hey!!!! it was only like what 30 phone calls The camber plates are what really adds value...KW don't come with any??? Not saying KW are bad but for the amount of money they charge they should be included. Who runs stock camber?? withy M3 bits you need to be a -1.5.
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Hey Rob.

Since you been using this coilover for awhile, how do you like it at this point. Would love to hear further more experience feedbacks.

I have been using both bilstein pss10 and kw v2 and dont really like them much.
BC are a bit rough but I am on solid diiferential bushings, stiffer subframe bushings, 20" rims with rubber bands. I am getting new rims (MORR 19") and will give you a better review. All I know is my setup rides as smooth as my buddies with KW v2 and he has 19" rims but probably over inflates his tires like usual
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That's great. Keep us posted.

I want to try something new with those front camber plates to match my -2.4 rear...
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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.
having run 3 versions of BC on a 500whp sti and then going to ST's,i found that if I pushed the BC on say hwy 84 or 17 into santa cruz id get what I call Honda bounce. you've seen it, a gutted hatch with way oversprung suspension bouncing. I never got outa shape.
don't get me wrong,BC is solid but they get a little harder to adjust due to corrosion.

for a killer deal on anything CO related I use importimageracing.com. josh will beat any price. IE- he quoted me 849$ for BC and 950$ for ST on my e90
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Hoping to get a set of these when I finally trade my X5 in for a 335.
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Are those nut in the way if you need to adjust the camber ?

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Are those nut in the way if you need to adjust the camber ?

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You can move the Allen's closer together so you can adjust more camber
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These are on my short list, had them on my 240sx and handling was incredible! Ride was tolerable and played with settings between 2-15.
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Thanks.

Those extenders in the rears made the difference for me.........really easy to change the settings now.
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Is there a reason you went with standard 7k spring rate in the front and 11k in the rear? Isn't the heavier the spring rate the stiffer the ride? Idk what spring rate to get
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Is there a reason you went with standard 7k spring rate in the front and 11k in the rear? Isn't the heavier the spring rate the stiffer the ride? Idk what spring rate to get
That is just what it came with....I now have ohlins R/T with 6kg and 12Kg swift springs....love them!
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BC are great, prob the top of the list of the $1000 coilovers, I have a set from my e92 for sale, only 4 months old, rides smooth , no cheap bounce.. even when I slammed almost tucking rim it was still comfortable and the handling was great also, compared to megans, ksport etc..they are definitley above, I would put them in the category of stance/fortune auto and basic HnR coilovers which I consider to be really good coilovers.

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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)

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)



hey wts up man i had a question i just got my bc coils installed and im hearing a "clank sound comeing from the rear is that normal?
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hey wts up man i had a question i just got my bc coils installed and im hearing a "clank sound comeing from the rear is that normal?
is there a reason why you would quote his 30 pics just to ask a simple question?? and he wont even see it if you cover your question up with all those pics lol..
it is very common for coilovers to clunk, either from not preloading them correctly or from not using the stock rubber caps or whatever they are called that are meant for keeping the coilover silent.
did you preload them? or whoever installed them.
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hey wts up man i had a question i just got my bc coils installed and im hearing a "clank sound comeing from the rear is that normal?
is there a reason why you would quote his 30 pics just to ask a simple question?? and he wont even see it if you cover your question up with all those pics lol..
it is very common for coilovers to clunk, either from not preloading them correctly or from not using the stock rubber caps or whatever they are called that are meant for keeping the coilover silent.
did you preload them? or whoever installed them.
yea sorry i didnt realize i quoted all the pics... and i found the issue they didnt install the top support thing(yellow looking sponge) removed bolt and sliped them in noise went away
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yea sorry i didnt realize i quoted all the pics... and i found the issue they didnt install the top support thing(yellow looking sponge) removed bolt and sliped them in noise went away
awesome, yeah it's a tipical error. glad you got it fixed.
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any updates? How would you compare these to any other coilovers you have had? I was looking to get kw v3 but these seem to offer same adjustability for half the price and linear springs.
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any updates? How would you compare these to any other coilovers you have had? I was looking to get kw v3 but these seem to offer same adjustability for half the price and linear springs.
they are great at there price point. They ate nit in the same league as the Ohlins R/T I have now.
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any updates? How would you compare these to any other coilovers you have had? I was looking to get kw v3 but these seem to offer same adjustability for half the price and linear springs.
KW V3 are a much better coilover than BC. They are half the price for a reason.
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KW V3 are a much better coilover than BC. They are half the price for a reason.
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