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      11-23-2020, 09:51 PM   #1
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Fortune Auto vs Broadway Static

I'm looking to get coilovers for my rwd E91, and I've decided between FA and BWS. I've heard that BWS is great if you're looking to go low, but from what I've read, they're basically the same thing. Can anyone recommend one over the other?
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      11-25-2020, 05:45 PM   #2
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Never heard of BWS. The FA leaked. Two out of two sets. So I won’t recommend them even if your get them for free.
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I always thought they were somehow related?

I think they use OTS parts and just build in house. I have heard of FA having to get rebuilt often(~30k), only 2 sources though.
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Same parts, different valving, different marketing from the same company.

If you're going for the low stance, BWS. If you care about handling and ride, FA.

FA500s here for the past 5 years, no issues. Had the rears revalved with new springs because the stock rates were garbage. Fronts have probably 60k on them in city/highway mix with no sounds or leaking.
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the fa 510s should be the only ones you should consider. the 500s have had considerable amounts of problems on various platforms and tended to leak. the 510 with the Swifts are much much better
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Just ordered gen. 7 500's will provide review if anyone is interested. I plan to pack on the miles so hopefully any issue will surface sooner rather than later.
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