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Re: BC Coilovers


Garfield Wright
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 976747 posted 03/14/11 07:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not lame, look at it from a business standpoint. Stock something that sells once every quater or stock something that sells once every week? The gvr4 is a dying breed & we must appreciate the fact that BC Racing is the only one in that price point that still make a system 'specific' to the gvr4.

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fastfalcon94
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 976780 posted 03/14/11 08:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The drop looks really nice. I was debating between BC and ISC between my swapped suby. I went with ISC because they were made and repaired right in Mass. I got them from AJW performance. I heard BC coilovers can take upwards of 3-4 weeks to get a replacement and they sell out. Aside from that, I've heard nothing but good things with BC, it's a quality product. I don't think ISC makes coilovers for the galant yet, but AJ has posted on some of the Suby forums that they are open to new opportunities.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 976836 posted 03/15/11 01:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I totally understand the business stand point. I don't like waiting for any of my parts. That's what's lame. I'll acually be ordering a set from you sometime this week.



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Garfield Wright
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 976885 posted 03/15/11 10:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've requested the shock dyno info which I should have before the end of this week. Warranty is good for one year from the initial purchase regardless of spring rate.

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dmj
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 980947 posted 03/30/11 09:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
These coilovers continues to impress me . There is heavy road construction due to road widening in my town and the BC's handle the rough roads with composure I can honestly say the ride is a little softer than driving an EVO 8/9 Thanks again to Garfield for recommending the BC's. No regrets here.

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Boostdtalon
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 991634 posted 05/08/11 12:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Anymore updates. I'm really considering these in the future.

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dmj
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 991653 posted 05/08/11 08:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The ride has gotten a little softer with use. These coilovers seem more suited for street use than most.they are not harsh riding at all.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 991662 posted 05/08/11 09:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Would you feel comfortable taking them on a track. The only reason I ask is that I do autox and I want to take my car to a road course.

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dmj
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 991752 posted 05/08/11 09:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would have no problem taking them on the track. I would adjust the settings on the firmer side though.That said If I intended track duty I would have probably purchased a higher end coilover. eg Hotbits or DMS.

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belize1334
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 991922 posted 05/09/11 02:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Luke:

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




default for E39A chassis is 8kg, 6kg. That works out to just about 440lb/in and 330lb/in which is comparable to what Tein sold for our car when they had the HA coilover.



Roger B. Scott
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 991928 posted 05/09/11 02:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting dmj:

I would have no problem taking them on the track. I would adjust the settings on the firmer side though.That said If I intended track duty I would have probably purchased a higher end coilover. eg Hotbits or DMS.




This car will be street 95% of the time. If I were to track more than that I'd definitely consider some hot bits.

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GSX_TC
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 991968 posted 05/09/11 06:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What does the bc stand for? I'm really liking these, might get me a set sooner than later.



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Edited by GSX_TC (05/09/11 08:03 PM)

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belize1334
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993461 posted 05/16/11 02:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just installed my BC coilovers this weekend. Here are my impressions from the installation, as quoted from an email I sent to the distributor...
Quote:


I think it's worth noting that there is a subtlety to the rear
shocks which is not covered in the brief user manual.

The rear attachment on the E39A chassis is tapered near the base and
thus demands a tapered metal bushing for a proper fit. BC instead
supplies a slightly shorter non-tapered bushing and a spacing ring. The
spacing ring goes on first and fits over the larger tapered base of the
attachement. Then the non-tapered lower mount goes on next. The spacer
ring ensures that the non-tapered bushing is not forced onto the larger
diameter tapered base. Without it one could potentially force the
bushing too far onto the mount which would make it hard to remove at a
later time and could potentially damage one piece or the other.

It is also worth noting that the rear brake-line bracket is too narrow
to fit around the much-thicker-than-stock rear shock. In order to make
it work with the included mounting tab the bracket must be bent a bit.
This could be avoided by redesigning the mounting tab...

Otherwise installation went smoothly and I am so far impressed with the
quality of the kit...





Roger B. Scott
'91 Belize Green

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993508 posted 05/16/11 07:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Does it ride smooth or is it kinda bouncy? And how many inches can u lower it with those?



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belize1334
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993513 posted 05/16/11 08:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Out of the box it's a 2" drop. You could probably go as low as 3" but that's really not what this package is for. It's meant to make the car handle well... not sit hella-flush. It's not bouncy considering what it is but don't be fooled... it's a firm ride.



Roger B. Scott
'91 Belize Green

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GSX_TC
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993514 posted 05/16/11 08:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Which ones did u get again, because I see that there's two you can get for vr4's



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belize1334
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993516 posted 05/16/11 08:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is the basic kit... BR I think.



Roger B. Scott
'91 Belize Green

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993549 posted 05/16/11 11:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok, how much did they cost you



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993563 posted 05/16/11 11:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSX_TC:

What does the bc stand for? I'm really liking these, might get me a set sooner than later.




Bor-Chuann



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belize1334
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993577 posted 05/17/11 12:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
They're about $1,000 but you'll have to seek a vendor to get a more accurate quote.



Roger B. Scott
'91 Belize Green

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993795 posted 05/18/11 05:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just talk to Garfield Wright on here he can get them...

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GSX_TC
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993798 posted 05/18/11 05:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Garfield is good people, just spoke to him yesterday



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Brianawd
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993806 posted 05/18/11 07:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
any word on Shock dyno's and revalving if needed?



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belize1334
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993869 posted 05/18/11 02:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
At this point instead of revalving they're just offering replacement shocks for like $75 or something. I tracked down a shock dyno of the more expensive ER series ( click ) and it was pretty impressive. That doesn't tell us about the BR but it does imply that the company at least knows how to make a good product.

After driving around on these for a few days I can at least conclude that the shock adjustment works quite well. On harsh bozeman roads 15 was too stiff. I dialed it down to 5 and it made a HUGE difference on all four corners. At a minimum this is an enormous improvement over something like KYB AGX where the dials have little to no correspondence to the actual stiffness of the shock.



Roger B. Scott
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Edited by belize1334 (05/18/11 02:59 PM)

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Garfield Wright
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993895 posted 05/18/11 04:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Sorry guys, I've had the dyno charts for the front & rear for sometime now. I didn't recall until I clicked this thread just now. I don't have Acrobat on this laptop but maybe I can email the pdf files to someone who can convert them jpg & load them for reference.


Edited by Garfield Wright (05/18/11 04:28 PM)

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