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Old 08-30-2021, 03:16 PM   #1
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Started coilover hunting last week since while I was inspecting my car(1997 BD5 GL spec) I noticed my front shocks are starting to give out and the rears already did last year.

Seemingly accurate information on the coilover fitment for the Legacy side of things seems to be a bit hard to find.

Apart from coils meant for BD/BG/BK Legacies, what others with without fiddling with parts?

On the SLI Technical forum I found an old chart which states that GD (and by simple deduction I'd imagine GG as well) coilovers fit if I rotate the top hat some degrees. Does this hold true?

Asking this question because I'm looking at TEIN coilovers and they only make a set for the BG and those don't seem to exist for sale.

I could get a set from BC Racing or D2 since they make a set for my BD5 but I've been told BC's quality isn't as great and I've never met anyone with a set from D2.

If you think that I'd be better off with BC's or D2's then sure do say so. I'm open to all.
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:54 PM   #2
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Call Geoff at Cygnus Performance and take a look at the Cygnus X-1.

As for fitment, a lot parts on GC and GD/GG chassis cross over. Never had any problems finding parts when I had my 97 LGT
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Old 08-31-2021, 01:42 AM   #3
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So what you're saying that the GD coils fit my BD5.

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Old 08-31-2021, 08:14 AM   #4
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So what you're saying that the GD coils fit my BD5.



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Not exactly what I said. I said a lot of parts cross over. That's why I said to get in touch with Geoff. He will be able to help you find what fits your car. Originally I was going to put GD Group-N top mounts in when I did a damper upgrade. But I was able to find some GC ones at the last minute. GD fronts fit just fine. GD rear needs slight modification to work. But if you're specifically looking for coilovers, the company Geoff works with for his Cygnus branded options will have the proper rears for your car. So there's no need to try and figure out what will work and what won't work.
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Old 08-31-2021, 01:00 PM   #5
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I did check out the Cygnus coilovers you mentioned but since they're coming from the US the cost of shipping and customs duties will jack up the normal $1495/***8364;1270 price tag well over ***8364;2000 which is a tad bit more than what I can afford if I wish to keep a roof over my head or not starve.

From what they tell on their website those certainly seem like a fine set that would be a direct bolt on but the extra cost of getting them over to Finland kinda kills it.

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Old 08-31-2021, 02:13 PM   #6
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But if you're specifically looking for coilovers, the company Geoff works with for his Cygnus branded options will have the proper rears for your car. So there's no need to try and figure out what will work and what won't work.
Also I just checked their terms and conditions and unfortunately those won't work aside from the monetary side as their coilover sets aren't road legal
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You probably should've started with not being in the US since this site is centered there. Have no clue what's in the European market that would work.

Most companies list coilovers as for race purposes only or not street legal. Most aftermarket parts in general are marketed that way so the companies don't have to deal with issues with the federal government
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Old 08-31-2021, 03:51 PM   #8
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Have no clue what's in the European market that would work.
BC Racing, D2, KW V1 and V3, MaxSpeedingRods and TEIN.

This being the reason why I was asking about the GD to BD parts compatibility.

D2 from what I've heard are doo doo, same with MaxSpeedingRods.
A Canuck I met on a work trip adviced me to go with TEIN as in his opinion they're better than BC for my purposes. KW V1's are in my budget range but V3's are not.
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Old 08-31-2021, 04:03 PM   #9
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Also I did send the Cygnus people an email asking about it. We'll see if they answer.
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Old 08-31-2021, 05:27 PM   #10
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Also I did send the Cygnus people an email asking about it. We'll see if they answer.


Cygnus is Geoff's personal specs on Fortune Auto coilovers. He works directly with them for all his options as well as selling Fortune Auto parts as well. If they are in the Euro market then they should be a good option.
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