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BC Coilovers


dmj
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970243 posted 02/16/11 09:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I purchased a set from Garfield and I am very pleased at the quality of construction. All bolts /studs and brackets for both the brake and abs lines are in the right locations to make these an easy bolt on affair. Also comes with dust boots to protect the shock shaft. Here are some pics.






Edited by dmj (02/16/11 10:59 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970249 posted 02/16/11 10:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Are there markings on the camber plates up front? Hard to tell from the pic?

Are these re-buildable? If, so is it in the USA?

Are spring rates upgradable? What is the warranty for upgrading springs. Megan allows to upgrade upto + 2K in front and rear and warranty remains.

Any shock dyno information provided with coilovers? Fortune-Auto makes coilovers and they provide shock dyno figures...



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dmj
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970253 posted 02/16/11 10:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes there are markings engraved , lighting was way to bright for pics. . BC USA is located right in the Orlando area about 20 mins from my house Replacement inserts from what I understand run $95 to 125 and yes springs rates are upgradable. You would probably need to contact BC USA for specific shock dyno figures.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970255 posted 02/16/11 10:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What's your review on them? Do they feel like they rebound well. Good control over the spring? How do you like them overall?

I would think they are better than the Megan/K-Sports



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Edited by KiNgMaRtY (02/16/11 10:49 AM)

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dmj
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970259 posted 02/16/11 10:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I haven't installed them yet. If I get some time it may be later today.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970263 posted 02/16/11 11:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh, be sure to let us know



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970265 posted 02/16/11 11:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
BC is a better quality product over Megan & KSport. As a result the price is a little higher. The nice thing is that all the mounting points are there for the brake lines & ABS (for those that still have it) so that's a big plus. I don't think KSport comes with the mounting points & I'm not sure about Megan's. You can order custom spring rates but I'm not sure how that affects the warranty, I'll have to double check.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970280 posted 02/16/11 12:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^ Megan had it for the Evo set. Dunno about gvr4



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970518 posted 02/17/11 11:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What are the spring rates? and can you get shock dyno #



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970594 posted 02/17/11 04:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Installed coilovers and new wheels and tires today car now rides firm, not harsh at all . I will beat on it tomorrow and see how it performs





Edited by dmj (02/17/11 04:30 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970597 posted 02/17/11 04:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Spring rates KG/mm 180 front 220 rear. based on manufacturer claims.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970611 posted 02/17/11 05:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Those look beautiful. I wish I could afford some



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970707 posted 02/17/11 11:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice!! I like like.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970822 posted 02/18/11 11:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very nice! We await your review



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970860 posted 02/18/11 03:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
kickin myself self for not going the extra mile to get these. went with kyb gr2's and custom made springs, hope my car sits that pretty. of course the ride is what counts.

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dmj
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970884 posted 02/18/11 05:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok here is the full review as for now .As for installation On the rears I had to flip the brake line brackets and run the brake lines behind the coilover due to it being wider in diameter. The Fronts were an easy bolt on with brake lines in stock location but the bolt for the abs line on one side was a tad to low about 2mm no problem just enlarge the hole in the bracket The other side bolted on no problem. Now the fun part I drove about 15 miles and I am honestly impressed no floating or bouncing, car does not nose dive during hard braking, really stable in corners and very little leaning in extremely tight turns ,firm and composed on rough broken pavement. The car feels like a modern sports car, very tight. This review is subjective as I have not tried other coilovers some may like them some may not but I am extremely pleased ,I think I shall go for another drive, I need to test them on some brick streets. Only time will tell how they hold up as the miles rack up . I will post pics on install over the weekend.



Edited by dmj (02/18/11 05:43 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 971346 posted 02/21/11 12:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting dmj:

Spring rates KG/mm 180 front 220 rear. based on manufacturer claims.




Those numbers are the spring length, not the spring rate...
The spring rates are 10kg/mm front and 8kg/mm rear.

Here's the info I got from google about this coilover:
•Spring Rates Front - 180L-10K
•Spring Rates Rear - 220L-8K



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 971632 posted 02/22/11 02:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Are these still available new?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 971671 posted 02/22/11 10:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
you can order them through Garfield.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 974701 posted 03/05/11 11:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Any updates? I am so ready to buy some suspension



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 974707 posted 03/06/11 12:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
BC's the way to go. talk to Garfield.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 975162 posted 03/07/11 11:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just a heads up I ordered a set two weeks ago. They are still 2-3 weeks out.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 976605 posted 03/14/11 01:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^bummer



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 976736 posted 03/14/11 06:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
FYI:
These are no longer stocked & now have a permanent 2-3 weeks leadtime according to BC Racing. If volume picks up then this will change.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 976744 posted 03/14/11 07:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Lame, so basicaly it's build to order.



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