Author Topic: BC Racing Coil overs  (Read 8229 times)

May 08, 2012, 11:42:02 PM
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Stev0

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We have just been approached to supply BC Racing Coil Overs to you guys

If your shocks are broken or need replacing you can now get a fully adjustable set of coil over suspension

Cheapest Option at this point starts at R9000


Call Julian (Pyro Performance) 083 776 1335

Here is a Forester with a set of BC Coil Overs.

« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 08:05:14 AM by Steve »
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May 09, 2012, 06:40:33 AM
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Manfred

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I take it that is on the highest setting Steve..?

How does one lower it, a special tool..?
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May 09, 2012, 08:04:37 AM
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Stev0

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Quote from: Manfred;4458
I take it that is on the highest setting Steve..?

How does one lower it, a special tool..?

That looks pretty much at its highest setting yes. But it could also be a couple of mm higher than factory.

you adjust it like this







I think R1875 per corner is not a bad price.
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May 09, 2012, 08:57:10 AM
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I think that's a bargain compared to what the guys are being quoted for the SLS OEM suspension.

I think I would do this if I had an XT, although the handling would be great when on the road.

Wouldn't it be a mission to go from lowered to lifted suspension.
I see battered knuckles using the tools it comes with.
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May 09, 2012, 09:28:48 AM
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you will have to remove the wheels and adjust the length from there. No more than about 10 minutes per side.
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May 09, 2012, 06:33:16 PM
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So I take it that "highest setting" is = std height or lower, but not higher?
If they DO go higher than std, do you know what the lift is?

Coz' if they DID go higher, it's what I'd like to have!

Lower than std for 80% city driving, then jacked up for those trips into Moz, Lesotho, Botswana, Nam...
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May 09, 2012, 10:53:43 PM
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I dont think much higher is a good idea without supporting mods. You will need longer endlinks for definite.  A stock forester does sandy tracks all right and I doubt that you really need 12 inches of ground clearance. (coolness factor is a different story)

Its like me who wanted ground clearance but then realized onroad and gravel road handling is compromised by changing the centre of gravity (the car oversteered a lot easier)

I think if I want to do Lesotho, I want to do it properly... and go up baboons pass :)


man now i need a landy...

But ja back to your question, I do think thats its highest setting. Add a set of spacers on top and 70 profile tires and you will sit pretty high.
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May 22, 2012, 11:55:57 AM
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How is the comfort with the coilovers? On par with stock? Don't want to shake my kidneys out!  How long do they last? Read reports of 50 000km...

May 22, 2012, 12:58:27 PM
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Quote from: Reiniervd;4659
How is the comfort with the coilovers? On par with stock? Don't want to shake my kidneys out!  How long do they last? Read reports of 50 000km...

Reinier

There is a huge misconception with coilovers being stiff and uncomfortable.

You can adjust the damping rates and comfort level with the turn of a knob. They are fully rebuildable(serviceable) and if they give any trouble they are returnable under warranty.


If you plan on keeping your car, its a good investment.
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May 22, 2012, 01:07:11 PM
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Great news....because going the kyb route with new springs will also set you close on 6-8k back. Mit as well then go this route.

What model will be the best for a 2004 xt?

January 23, 2014, 08:04:21 AM
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Has anyone fitted a set of these to their Forester? I'm considering doing it sometime this year.
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January 23, 2014, 10:58:35 AM
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Ill be fitting them to the STI in about a month. Will let you know how they ride. :eek:
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January 23, 2014, 01:08:39 PM
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Im running BC coil overs in my Prodrive Foz for 18 months now, much better than the standard shocks/ springs it came out with.

January 23, 2014, 01:19:29 PM
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And how is the ride? A friend of mine has them on his WRX and even on the softest setting its still pretty hard. Not unbearable though just hard.
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January 23, 2014, 02:09:28 PM
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I never had a standard Foz, so I cannot compare it to that. If I compare it to the WRX shocks/ springs combo that I replaced, then its slightly better/ softer, but not unbearable. If you replacing a standard Foz springs then it would probably be a huge difference in ride quality. Mine is set to lowest with softest setting. Handling wise no comparison, coil overs are better.