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Old 01-29-2007, 01:21 PM   #51
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can you do a package deal on some bc racing coilovers and enkei rpf1 17x8 wheels? PM me
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:28 PM   #52
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A question on the BC inverted struts... is the BC strut like the MacPherson-type:

"A rally-derived variation on the MacPherson-type strut, the inverted strut essentially functions like a conventional shock absorber set upside-down and encased by another tube. The strength of the outer steel tube bears the brunt of bending forces acting upon the strut under cornering, rather than the internal piston rod. The piston rod operates in the lower portion of the strut tube rather than the upper section. The secondary upper tube mounts to the inner fender where the piston rod would mount in a conventional strut. The piston's stroke remains consistent during hard cornering, helping to maintain the ideal tire-toroad surface contact pattern for increased traction and cornering power. "

Do the BC struts have this additional outer steel tube? It sort of looks like just the piston rod on the upper part of the coilover. Of course, I could be way off...
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:15 AM   #53
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A question on the BC inverted struts... is the BC strut like the MacPherson-type:

"A rally-derived variation on the MacPherson-type strut, the inverted strut essentially functions like a conventional shock absorber set upside-down and encased by another tube. The strength of the outer steel tube bears the brunt of bending forces acting upon the strut under cornering, rather than the internal piston rod. The piston rod operates in the lower portion of the strut tube rather than the upper section. The secondary upper tube mounts to the inner fender where the piston rod would mount in a conventional strut. The piston's stroke remains consistent during hard cornering, helping to maintain the ideal tire-toroad surface contact pattern for increased traction and cornering power. "

Do the BC struts have this additional outer steel tube? It sort of looks like just the piston rod on the upper part of the coilover. Of course, I could be way off...
Ok guys, for those of you that are not rocket scientist I will explain what the final result is, yes we can get these to work on your project shuttle

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Actually yes they are as your quotation. I think you may have been looking at some pics of the BR series that can confuse. I have a diagram that I will add in below. I have to get it into our system and host the pic, so give me a minute or so. This should show in better detail.

By the way, that's my ride. That's how I know we can do it
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ok below is a link to the diagram of how the inverted system looks in comparison to the standard.

http://www.bcracing-na.com/inverteddiag.jpg
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:09 AM   #55
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well i finally got my coilovers installed haven't ridden on them yet, i will have to wait until tomorrow and hopefully it wont snow! I have the fronts on 22 clicks and the backs on 15, so will see how that feels. I will let you all know how it goes and maybe take pics. Now that that's done its time to install the swaybar kit and the get an alignment....
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:42 AM   #56
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The diagram helps...but has anyone seen a actual picture of the inverted design yet?

One thing i noticed is the adjustment knob is going to be harder to get to b/c it will be underneath. I need to learn more about them and weigh the pros and cons between the two designs.
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i have pics on my homepage..

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Old 01-31-2007, 03:21 PM   #58
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okay well i just drove around w/ the struts on. Pulled outta the driveway and no clucking or and weird noises, so far so good w/ installation. Drove real slow for a little while to break them in a bit, then it was pedal to the metal (well not all the way since its a bit slick out here). Anyways these things are awesome, body roll is nonexistent as well as the ride is a hell of a lot better than my stock struts w/ cobb springs and is a little softer. The only problem is i had adjusted the struts the same on both sides, front w/ front and rear w/ rear. The front is about an 1/8 inch off and the rear is about a 1/4 inch off. But i guess i can fix it later, i would do it now but its a pain in the ass to unbolt then torque them down, I'm just lazy i guess. Also they weigh about 12 pounds and the stock struts w/ cobbs weigh about 20 so that's a plus. Also since they are a bit thinner i can run my 245/40/18 18x8.5(+48 offset) with more clearance, wasn't a problem w/ the stock struts, since i have that extra fender flare in the rear ). I would have to rate these a 9/10 . I have the front on 22 clicks and rear on 15.....
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:56 PM   #59
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I agree they are great coilovers really nice ride I got them mainly for the clearence also I am running 18x8.8 43 offset.
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Old 02-08-2007, 02:25 AM   #60
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okay well i just drove around w/ the struts on. Pulled outta the driveway and no clucking or and weird noises, so far so good w/ installation. Drove real slow for a little while to break them in a bit, then it was pedal to the metal (well not all the way since its a bit slick out here). Anyways these things are awesome, body roll is nonexistent as well as the ride is a hell of a lot better than my stock struts w/ cobb springs and is a little softer. The only problem is i had adjusted the struts the same on both sides, front w/ front and rear w/ rear. The front is about an 1/8 inch off and the rear is about a 1/4 inch off. But i guess i can fix it later, i would do it now but its a pain in the ass to unbolt then torque them down, I'm just lazy i guess. Also they weigh about 12 pounds and the stock struts w/ cobbs weigh about 20 so that's a plus. Also since they are a bit thinner i can run my 245/40/18 18x8.5(+48 offset) with more clearance, wasn't a problem w/ the stock struts, since i have that extra fender flare in the rear ). I would have to rate these a 9/10 . I have the front on 22 clicks and rear on 15.....
regular ones or the inverted?
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:41 AM   #61
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Winnerbydefault has the BR series. I have had a few orders for the Inverted...so in about a months time i'd expect reviews to start trickling in.
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:05 PM   #62
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^^correct. Plus w/ the swaybar kit (hotchkis) turns are almost better than sex
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Winner...what girls have you been hanging out with!? now thats a good comparison...

BC racing coilovers + Hotchkis swaybar/endlink/mount package= better then...well you know
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:46 PM   #64
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got a set of these from Josh a few weeks back and just around to installing them about a week ago.

I have a tough time getting the height in the rears the first time...adjusted it a lil too high too say the least (about a 5-6 inch gap between the top of the tire and bottom of the rear fenders ). When I went to lower it, needless to say it was a lil too low (rear tires were now tucked under the rear fenders ).

So far im still playing around with the strut settings but so far i've found that 15-18 clicks seems to be the best for the crappy SoCal roads, but its good to see other ppl posting their settings. Still havent gotten a proper alignment so we'll see what the coils true potential really is.

Coming from JDM v8 STi takeoffs the ride quality is like heaven Its not stock comfort but its only really harsh over the big bumps and potholes. Body roll has significantly diminished and I can only recommend a rear sway bar to make things even better. Looking into a front sway and ALK to finish things suspension-wise

Big thanks to BC Racing for making a solid product that doesn't put too big of a dent in college students pocket and and even BIGGER thanks to Josh for the amazing deal..dancing bananas for all!

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BC racing coilovers + Hotchkis swaybar/endlink/mount package= better then...well you know
Only the freakiest women around here in Chicago
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Thought I'd chime in here since I bought these coilovers a few months back and have enjoyed them quite a bit since installing them in November.

I had an isolated problem with my rear c/o's that Pete @ BC took care very quickly. We went through a bunch of different steps trying to source the problem... and when it came down to it, he replaced my rears at no charge. I've been riding a quiet, fast turning STI since then.

Again, thanks to Josh @ I.I. and Pete @ BC.

Here are a bunch of pics of the c/o's:

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Old 02-09-2007, 08:29 PM   #67
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what is the life of the BR coilovers??
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I've had mine a little more then 3 months, only thing I've noticed is a slight squeak coming from a front coilover, which doesn't sound so bad.
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Anyone out there riding the inverted BC racing series. I just bought them from ImportImage and don't have much information out there from people using them. I was just wondering if anyone has any feedback, good or bad. Thanks.
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Mine should be getting here today!! Any suggestions on ride height for a daily driver? I was thinking 1" drop in the front and 3/4" drop in the back. Keep in mind I have a 05 wagon. Also when I bring this in to get the alignment should I give the guy a set of camber bolts for the back. I heard using these will achieve a much more acurate alignment. Two more things, in every body's experience, what is a good neutral damper setting to use until I get things figured out? As far as pre load goes, I was thinking finger tight then 1 full turn with the wrench, is this to little, and how does pre load affect the ride?
Thanks alot for any advice!
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^^see how you like them right out of the box, I thought the height was great. I eventually went 1/2" lower once I made sure the roads were good enough. 15 is middle of the road for the dampers but I prefer a little stiffer(22/24)
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As far as pretenion goes, it should be set the way it should out of the box. I screwed up my pretenion(I didn't know how to lower the car) so I called Pete at BC and he said the pretension should only be hand tight. If it's any tighted you are then changing the spring rate.
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^^see how you like them right out of the box, I thought the height was great. I eventually went 1/2" lower once I made sure the roads were good enough. 15 is middle of the road for the dampers but I prefer a little stiffer(22/24)
Thanks for the input. I just go them delivered and man are they beautiful! I guess I'll ride them out of the box and adjust them accordingly.


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As far as pretenion goes, it should be set the way it should out of the box. I screwed up my pretenion(I didn't know how to lower the car) so I called Pete at BC and he said the pretension should only be hand tight. If it's any tighted you are then changing the spring rate.
Thanks for the heads up, I was pretty sure it was just hand tight. To adjust ride height, loosen the lower collar and turn the shock body accordingly , is this correct? Boy those pillow balls seem a little stiff, do they need lube?
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^^ No problem. You are correct for the ride height. Basically the shock screws down into the bottom metal sleeve. Kinda hard to explain...
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^^ No problem. You are correct for the ride height. Basically the shock screws down into the bottom metal sleeve. Kinda hard to explain...
Thanks! I've been playing with them an it all seems pretty easy now. Any alignment issues?
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