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Old 11-27-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone is running the BC Racing suspension systems on their car? the reason being is that I need to adjust the height on mine and would rather NOT have to order the wrench from the company since the previous owner lost it...?
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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I believe any coilover wrench will work. i.e. tein, cusco, kw etc.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:41 PM   #3
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^ yeah that.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:35 AM   #4
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So who's got a wrench and or a lift I can borrow for a case of beer or somethin'? Lol
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:55 AM   #5
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Tein spanner wrench will not work...
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:57 AM   #6
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you don't need a lift for ride height adjustment as you want to go wheel by wheel to measure for evenness and adjust accordingly. BC has great customer service, I would call them and let them know your situation and maybe they can do something for you even though you bought them used.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:04 PM   #7
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:41 PM   #8
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:29 PM   #9
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way to go everyone....spring into action! Haha
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:49 PM   #10
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you don't need a lift for ride height adjustment as you want to go wheel by wheel to measure for evenness and adjust accordingly. BC has great customer service, I would call them and let them know your situation and maybe they can do something for you even though you bought them used.
Thanks I'll try to give them a call Monday... Any idea if there's any authorized dealers out here in socal?


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Old 11-28-2010, 08:01 PM   #11
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you'll remember my post when you cant get the collars tight enough with those wrenches.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:18 PM   #12
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This. If they haven't been adjusted in a while the spanner wrench ain't gunna cut it.
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #13
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Regardless I don't have the wrench and it doesn't seem anyone here in the socal forums has one either...? I'm about to call BC racing and see what they can do..
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:18 PM   #14
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Regardless I don't have the wrench and it doesn't seem anyone here in the socal forums has one either...? I'm about to call BC racing and see what they can do..
Why are you so against using that method?
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:05 AM   #15
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Thanks I'll try to give them a call Monday... Any idea if there's any authorized dealers out here in socal?
nope, i'd happily let you use mind/help you out but youre mad far

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Regardless I don't have the wrench and it doesn't seem anyone here in the socal forums has one either...? I'm about to call BC racing and see what they can do..
a lot of people run BCs, im sure someone in san diego. im pretty sure most of the wrenches from other companies will work on the BCs

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Why are you so against using that method?
im assuming hes new to this and thinks he will/doesnt want to break something
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:29 PM   #16
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nope, i'd happily let you use mind/help you out but youre mad far

a lot of people run BCs, im sure someone in san diego. im pretty sure most of the wrenches from other companies will work on the BCs

im assuming hes new to this and thinks he will/doesnt want to break something
I appreciate the offer where abouts are you located the only authorized seller/dealer in SD is down in San Diego and BC racing offered to cover shipping fees for the wrench but I won't be around to pick it up by the time it arrives... But the wrench is specific to that company/system... You're correct I don't want to risk breaking/damaging/wrongfully altering the components in any way shape or form if I can help it...
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:53 PM   #17
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the screw driver and hammer will actually work fine. My step dad uses a hammer and end of a breaker bar when adjusing the collars on motorcycle suspension.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #18
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do not use the hammer and screw driver method, thats just cheap and will only mess up your coilovers collars

BC coilovers have rounded groove's unlike any other coilover company, thats why no other wrench would work.

if they havent been adjusted in a while get a brush that can get in between the coils clean off the upper portion of the coilovers the best of your ability, spray with pb blaster let it sit for at least 20min, undo your sway bar so you arent working against it . and have at it with the propper tools.
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do not use the hammer and screw driver method, thats just cheap and will only mess up your coilovers collars

BC coilovers have rounded groove's unlike any other coilover company, thats why no other wrench would work.

if they havent been adjusted in a while get a brush that can get in between the coils clean off the upper portion of the coilovers the best of your ability, spray with pb blaster let it sit for at least 20min, undo your sway bar so you arent working against it . and have at it with the propper tools.
Thanks for the help I appreciate all the suggestions! I lucked out and found a guy in Texas (I'm home on pre deployment leave) that had left it at the shop I go to so I had them adjusted there... the downside is of course now that I've got them lowered and set to my ideal height I'm about to purchase a front lip so the car will more than likely sit way to low hah! back to square one!
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Bump... time to adjust le coilovers again...this time I am at least in socal lol
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