BC Racing coilovers?

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BC Racing coilovers?

Postby Toxygene » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:50 am

Has anyone heard of or used of http://www.bc-racing.co.uk's coilovers?

They have two different sets for the ST185: http://www.bc-racing.co.uk/vehicle-check.asp?manID=13&modID=91#info

BR Series Coilover : Type RA
For Street and Circuit Use
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RM Series Inverted Coilover : Type MH
For Fast Road and Pro Circuit Use
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I came across them while looking for coilovers for my in-law's car.
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Postby lumbercis » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:57 pm

I want to say their G35 has competed in some american Time Attack events, but that's all I've ever heard of them.

That said, those coilovers look GREAT! I especially like the ride height adjustment being independent of the lower spring collar. Not only does it let you corner weight the car without sacrificing damper travel, but for those of you who are going for the "hellaflush" look ( :D ) these will let you dump the car as far as you want without hitting the bump stops.

The only thing I don't like is that, despite all the great information on construction and features, they didn't list the spring rates and damping rates for the coilovers, which is really the information you need if you are making a performance decision.

That said, just based on the ad blurbs and looks of them, I'd spend money on these before I bought another set of Tein SS (not impressed).
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Postby LegacyofDan » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:13 pm

lumbercis wrote:The only thing I don't like is that, despite all the great information on construction and features, they didn't list the spring rates and damping rates for the coilovers, which is really the information you need if you are making a performance decision.



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Front Spring Rate : 8kg/mm (446.9lbs/in)
Rear Spring Rate : 4kg/mm (223.5lbs/in)

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Front Spring Rate : 8kg/mm (446.9lbs/in)
Rear Spring Rate : 4kg/mm (223.5lbs/in)
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Postby RedCelicaTRD » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:18 pm

The different style of ride height adjustment hopefully means they are also not some eBay mass-produced junk.
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Postby jackett » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:13 pm

They seem to be getting good reports from the ST205/Superstrut crowd. And considering the complexity of the SS design if it works for the ST205 it works for the ST185.

After having coilovers on my car for a year and putting back on struts and springs there are a couple of things I would do. First, on the road I would always have tender springs fitted, they make such a difference for comfort. Secondly I'd budget the price of the coilovers plus another couple hundred for two or three sets of different rate springs as I find the ones that come fitted are never to your liking and one person reckons 600lbs is soft and another 450lbs is too hard!
My only real gripe with "cheap" aftermarket coilovers is they are never full travel. Not everyone wants the fender two inches over the tyre :)
Anyhow, here are two threads that are basically the same but on different forums:

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?sho ... +coilovers

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?sho ... +coilovers
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Postby lumbercis » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:56 pm

LegacyofDan wrote:
BR
Front Spring Rate : 8kg/mm (446.9lbs/in)
Rear Spring Rate : 4kg/mm (223.5lbs/in)

RM
Front Spring Rate : 8kg/mm (446.9lbs/in)
Rear Spring Rate : 4kg/mm (223.5lbs/in)


Woops! I totally missed that. I think I just clicked on the first link and not the ST185 specific page. :oops:

Why would they have the same spring rates for both the street and circuit versions? Typo? :shrug:
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Postby LegacyofDan » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:42 pm

i figured as such, no worries man. :) ..i have done it before too :)

i was thinking the same thing, it perplexed me as well. Idk either. :shrug:
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Postby Roundy » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:14 pm

I've bought a set of the RM series ones to replace my G4s...

They seem very well build and look and feel very beefy.

I chose spring rates of 8/5.

More info after i have installed them, which won't be for another few weeks unfortunately.
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Postby d1alltrac » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:18 am

Looking forward to your update Roundy.

I'm thinking about picking up a set of these next year.
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Postby Toxygene » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:29 am

Roundy wrote:I've bought a set of the RM series ones to replace my G4s...

They seem very well build and look and feel very beefy.

I chose spring rates of 8/5.

More info after i have installed them, which won't be for another few weeks unfortunately.


I'll be interested to see how they work out for you.
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Postby Insanity-74 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:32 pm

I`ll be putting a set of these on the Corolla :D had good reviews from some of the GT4OC who have used them...a couple of hic ups with the ST205s which I`m sure will be sorted out.
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Postby mike325ci » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:58 pm

BC Racing in the MR2 world:
http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=363569

Great discussion with dyno charts and actual empirical data on D2 Coilovers and other "cheap" coilovers:
http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=333205

The BC one:
I would consider something like this later down the line... :) No one sells them in the USA, correct? Just have to buy them directly from the UK? Only thing about that is support and having to send them back across the pond for servicing...
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Postby Insanity-74 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:17 pm

mike325ci wrote:The BC one:
I would consider something like this later down the line... :) No one sells them in the USA, correct? Just have to buy them directly from the UK? Only thing about that is support and having to send them back across the pond for servicing...


http://www.bcracing-na.com/contact.php
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Postby Toxygene » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:10 am

Insanity-74 wrote:
mike325ci wrote:The BC one:
I would consider something like this later down the line... :) No one sells them in the USA, correct? Just have to buy them directly from the UK? Only thing about that is support and having to send them back across the pond for servicing...


http://www.bcracing-na.com/contact.php


+ I see them sold on E-bay USA, in fact that's how I came across them in the first place.
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Postby 5thgenbliss » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:40 am

i've been reading up on them from various forums, including the guys in the UK. seems to be a good product from all the initial writeups. the EVO and STi guys like them too. You can find dealers in the US for sure. They are out there. In a pinch check out dealers that do EVO stuff, they have a line on BC racing. There is distribution as mentioned in an earlier thread. Getting them from Australia, New Zealand and the UK isnt bad either since the exchange rates are bad, at least for the CAD dollar:)
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