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      12-19-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Pic/review request: BC coilovers

Anyone running BC Coilovers? How's the drop and ride with daily drive?

I tried searching the forums but it seems like there are only few who runs BCs. Any more out there???
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      12-20-2012, 02:47 AM   #2
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Anyone running BC Coilovers? How's the drop and ride with daily drive?

I tried searching the forums but it seems like there are only few who runs BCs. Any more out there???
try contacting peter (skycat) or justin from Advan performance. Think they both run (& sell) the BC coils. Top blokes over in sydney who wouldnt BS you just for a sale
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      12-20-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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I've been interested as well...I can get a good deal on bc's so I have been strongly considering bc's with custom rate swift springs
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      12-22-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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Had them on an EVO X. They are crap. Really just for drop IMO.
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      12-23-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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Had them on an EVO X. They are crap. Really just for drop IMO.
What makes them crap?
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      12-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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I have them on my 135i. The ride is better than my h&r super sport springs and they are all the way low right now. I'm waiting for Bc to send me some lower rear springs and shocks to lower the rear some more.
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      01-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #7
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What makes them crap?
Rebound and compression settings offer just stiff and not so stiff through a very wide range of adjustments. They bounce like crazy. They don't have any real bump control. But you can get the car low to the ground. The supplied wrenches are cheap and round over with just a few adjustments. And the list goes on. Best part is they are cheap.

They were on the Evo when I bought it.

I'm a track guy so... But then again there are people that run them and are very happy. I'm just used to something with better quality all around.
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I really like my ohlins setup. Not that much either for the setup.
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I really like my ohlins setup. Not that much either for the setup.
I would get an Ohlins if I could. As of right now, College Tuition first that's why I'm going for a cheap coilover.
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Mae...I have kw v1 - and like em. your free to come up here and drive my car....2012 135 fbo
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Every BC Coilover I have had experience with on other applications has been bad. On my STi the dampening characteristics were poor and didn't allow the spring to move at all, it had next to no travel so on bigger bumps the tire wouldn't be in touch with the ground and the shock bodies/locking collars all corroded and seized up. On a Mazdaspeed 3, two or three separate times I saw dampers blow with no abuse and under 1,000 miles. I would say all they're good for is a cheap way to slam your car if that's your thing... Otherwise it's an expensive way to get a poor riding suspension. The ER series I hear isn't too bad though, but I don't think they make them for the 135i.
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They do.
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I would get an Ohlins if I could. As of right now, College Tuition first that's why I'm going for a cheap coilover.
I understand we have all been there. Maybe you can treat yourself after.
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