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Coilover Shocks

I am currently running Eibach lowered springs, but would like to have more adjustability. What Adjustable Coilovers are ya all running?, and what kind of coinage would one expect to pay? Do any of the supporting vendors offer these guys?

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BC run around 1K, KW offer 2 versions (13-2K). Think KWs geared more toward folks that take performance/auto crossing seriously.

Forum sponsor Performance Autoworks website says KW, DDM forum sponsor website says BC.

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I have BC shocks. Great for street and solo at a very reasonable price.

See BC Racing BR Coilovers With Custom Spring Rates

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I have a custom setup from PFADT and a set of converted KONI's. I've heard good things about both BC and KW, but I thought the BC's were out of production now.
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I got my BCs from DDM on sale. Great price. I really like the adjustability and performance they provide

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I have a custom setup from PFADT and a set of converted KONI's. I've heard good things about both BC and KW, but I thought the BC's were out of production now.
Where did you hear that? AFAIK they are still going strong.

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It was posted or rumored here that BCs were no longer going to be available several months ago, and no one ever came forward to clarified what happened, other than they were still available.

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Dave held a sale. I think there was some discussion about availablity at that time. I believe that there are still units out there kicking around waiting for the right buyer though.

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Rather than indulging in supposition I contacted the company directly and they say they are still going strong, so if you want BC Racing shocks just contact them.

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Good job Bill

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From the North American agent:

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We would definitely appreciate a post letting members know that our coilover systems are still available and that we are unsure as to where the rumor came from. We have not and do not plan on limiting applications or stopping shipment of certain applications. The only issue that may arise is an out of stock issue.

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The BC coiloves are what looked to me like and exact copy of the much more expensive HKS coilovers I have on my car, I would suspect BC made them for HKS. The HKS are no longer available. DDM sold and installed my HKS. I love and hate them, love them when I'm driving, my car does not lean at all ever, it will slide before it leans (I also have the backbone, and LV bar), hate them going over a speed bump.

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The BC coiloves are what looked to me like and exact copy of the much more expensive HKS coilovers I have on my car, I would suspect BC made them for HKS. The HKS are no longer available. DDM sold and installed my HKS. I love and hate them, love them when I'm driving, my car does not lean at all ever, it will slide before it leans (I also have the backbone, and LV bar), hate them going over a speed bump.


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But really its a compromise I can live with.

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Goat - what settings are you using on the shocks?

I have mine so that I don't feel they are too firm, but then I am used to old British stuff which can be fairly stiff, so maybe I just don't feel it as much?

No point asking how many clicks because they are different shocks, but I have noticed a very common inclination for people to set their shocks far too hard for what they are doing with them. I even rode in one car where the twit...er, owner, had set brand new Konis full hard and was actually proud when he nearly got hammered into the roof every time he hit a speed bump.

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I actually have mine setup the way Rhys Millen told me to set them, he designed them for for HKS way back when he was sponsored by them and raced a GXP (with KW's on it) but he had a street GXP GM gave him. I had set them up softer to help reduce plowing a while back but bumped them up a bit when I put the LV bar on, on the front they are about half way from the the stop. On the back I need to back them off a bit so it won't break loose quite so easy, that changed with the LV bar a bit too. I just keep forgetting to fix it, so I tend to slide around a bit.

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