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Old 09-07-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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just got these from importimage (awsome vendor by the way) and installed them last week, the install is like any other coilover however mine came with no instructions so i wasn't sure if there was anything different that i had to do with anything.
ride is very smooth and slightly stiffer than the stock suspension as i have it on 14 in the front and 11 clicks hard on the back. it is a little bouncy over bumps larger than normal but just normal cruising it is good.
handling is amazing body roll is like non existant and it just handles like a gocart wanting to go faster and faster thru the turns
the bad is that they make a ton of noice clunking in the rear when i first hit the gas and when i get off the gas, i checked if it was a loose nut and everything is on there tight as hell, i'm guessing it is just the ball pillow mounts,

also the front drivers side shock makes a creak when going over any decent size bump it is kind of annoying and i'm not sure what it can be

so to sum it up overall they are a great setup for the money and in general, only downside that i see is all the noise that they make and the lack of instructions

i'm gonna take a few shots of the car in the next day or so, so bear with me
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:20 AM   #2
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How much did they cost?
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:44 PM   #3
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How much did they cost?
the vendors that i priced them out at have them under 875 don't want to get any vendor in trouble for posting the price
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:34 AM   #4
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They dont even sell them any longer in NAmer. Thats what I was told last week by a vendor.
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for coming to the review thread!

On page 6 of this thread you will see install instructions/operation of these coilovers!

Effective Immediately, Import Image Racing is now the exclusive Wholesale Distributor for BC Racing, so if you want to sell bc racing, send us a PM, Import Image has been with BC since the beginning and we are taking the next step in our journey. We will not be beaten on service, quality, or price. If for any reason a competitor sends you a quote, forward it to us and we'll take care of it. Remember, If you aren't buying from us or one of our dealers, your paying too much

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Attention everyone! These are the OLD BC racing coilovers the VH series, NO LONGER sold in the US. the new BR series does not squeak, creak, or have ANY problems. they are also a little bit more $ as they have 53mm shocks and fixed cup design but they dont loosen and they last quite a bit longer! (i see people digging up this thread, and want them to know the new ones are superior, they are comperable to KW variant's!!!)

if your interested in the new BR series coilovers, then send us a PM we'll hook you up...

how to tell the difference?

THESE ARE OLD- <----OLD!!!!


THESE ARE NEW/SUPERIOR- NEW NEW NEW!!!

black/gold=new coloring

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Old 01-09-2007, 01:33 AM   #6
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i hope that is the case about no squeakings or rattlings or ****ty ride, cause if i would have known that i wouldn't have bought them, crappy thing is that these new one's came out right after i bought the old version
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:24 AM   #7
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thats the truth...and i did not know about squeaking or rattling...i have local friends with the vh series in their cars and they dont have any problems at all.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:48 PM   #8
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They only squeak if you don't slightly preload the springs. Some people have the springs just loose and they tend to squeak. Also make sure than the lock rings are adjusted tightly.
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:04 PM   #9
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They only squeak if you don't slightly preload the springs. Some people have the springs just loose and they tend to squeak. Also make sure than the lock rings are adjusted tightly.
they are slightly preloaded and they still squeak and they are all tight everywhere
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:19 PM   #10
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did you call bc to get a solution?
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:20 PM   #11
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did you call bc to get a solution?
only solution was sending them the set back and then that leaves me with no car for a few weeks while they get back to me and i can't afford to not have a vehicle for that long
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:56 PM   #12
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Bought some begining of this weak,anyone esle already have these BR's installed? How's the ride? and any pics of the car w/them on?
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:23 AM   #13
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:41 PM   #14
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The spring rates seem a bit low - 8k/6k? The MR street versions are 10k/6k, 12k/10k for the track version...
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:10 PM   #15
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but they are MR...heh...no comment...if you want to know the deal..pm me
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:42 PM   #16
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Yeah, I have the BR series. I also got them from Josh (ImportImage). I love them. They are a nice smooth ride, but they do tend to be a little harsh with big dips in the road. Other than that the handling is amazing. There is basicly zero body roll now and the steering is much more responsive.

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Old 01-15-2007, 12:00 AM   #17
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Haha, I didn't see your post before I added the pictures on here. :-)
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:50 AM   #18
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well i appreciate it, i was lazier then you...besides its always better when a customer or unbiased person posts up a review, so thanks again
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well i appreciate it, i was lazier then you...besides its always better when a customer or unbiased person posts up a review, so thanks again
Oh, no problem. I don't mind helping out. They are a great product, and if I didn't think so, I'd post up a different kind of review. :-)
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:52 PM   #20
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seriously ive had them since october, and ive been autocrossing on them, and they feel great. the quality is top notch. and havent had problems, put as much preload as you can on them, and lock everything down. i even tapped the lock rings with a screwdriver and a hammer to make sure everything was tight. i have not had to adjust the ride height since. no clunks or anything. for the price they are a great alternative even to the megan and helix coilovers.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:54 PM   #21
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they are quite a bargain and i haven't really seen any negative reviews on them...i'm still waiting till spring to buy them but i'm pretty sure these are the coilovers that i will be purchasing.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:16 PM   #22
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they are quite a bargain and i haven't really seen any negative reviews on them...i'm still waiting till spring to buy them but i'm pretty sure these are the coilovers that i will be purchasing.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:19 PM   #23
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heck yes, they are the bargain...i've been blowing them out to get the reputation out there and of course to make you guys happy. the insane pricing which i will not mention (neither will anyone else on here) is just my appreciation for all of you! thanks again for helping us grow, we plan on taking up a large section of the market with quality parts for less $.

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Old 01-18-2007, 02:58 PM   #24
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they look nice, and they look good on that 06. Idk if I could go that low with 18x8s.

But are these coilovers better than megans?? Both around the same price.
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they look nice, and they look good on that 06. Idk if I could go that low with 18x8s.

But are these coilovers better than megans?? Both around the same price.
Thanks! I plan on getting some Rota's (either Torques or Tarmac 3's) that are 18x8, but when I put them on, I will raise the car just a bit so I have the same wheel gap as I do now.
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