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Old 07-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Check Your 1.4" BMR Springs

I recently purchased a set of BMR split drop springs, 1.0" in the back and 1.4" in the front. After installing and aligning the car it started to make a strange noise in the front. So I got to check all bolts that were loosened to do the install and resetting of bushings and all was tight. I take a look at the springs and sure enough two of the coils on each side are rubbing together causing wear and noise. See pictures below, I am not bashing BMR simply letting people know to check their springs if they have BMR 1.4" springs. BMR is working on researching what could cause this and hopefully they find a fix before i have to leave to C5 Fest.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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That seems like maybe you got a defective set. Give BMR a call and I'm sure they will get this corrected asap.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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Just an update BMR is sending me the 1.0" drop for the front to see if this will solve the problem to do further research on the set I currently have.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:11 PM   #5
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Hmmm...this is the exact setup i want to get...I wonder if you are a odd case or if others with the split drop are experiencing the same things.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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The weird part is that lots of springs rub like this. That is why you see the coils with rubber isolators on them.






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Old 08-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #7
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1" springs installed in front courtesy of BMR, they still rub though so I am sending back the 1.4" for them to study them and hopefully come up with a fix after all this time and money I have spent changing springs.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #8
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Just to give an update, I have spoken with BMR and they still have not found a fix or sent me coil wrap or covers of any sort, starting to think that the issue is being pushed on the backburner I guess we will see.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:28 AM   #9
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New update almost a month has passed with no resolution besides the electrical tape I put on them so I dont have to hear them rub.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:45 AM   #10
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Update:

Emailed BMR last week they read the email but never reponded to me I have come to the conclusion that this has been put off for good. Oh well I guess I will have to use my electrical tape to solve the issue.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:48 AM   #11
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They just don't like you. :(
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #12
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They just don't like you. :(
No they sent me new 1" springs vice the 1.4" for the front but those are rubbing as well. They gave me the whole we are having our techs look into it. They have been looking into it for months now
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
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No they sent me new 1" springs vice the 1.4" for the front but those are rubbing as well. They gave me the whole we are having our techs look into it. They have been looking into it for months now
Well it took 4 months for my vette insurance claim to come back denied, soooo maybe this is just the way of the world these days?
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #14
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still no resolution at all for this issue. They claim that it wasnt swept under the rug but for some reason i dont get a feeling that someone is actually looking into getting a fix.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:41 AM   #15
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Nothing has been done to resolve this issue, I have marked this one down as a live and learn experience guess I will have to changed the electrical tape periodically to keep the spings from making noise when they rub. The issue isnt a big deal a little bit of coil dampner would probably fix this but I refuse to pay for it out of my pocket due to a design flaw. Every other spring I have seen that is made by big name companies like Eibach, PFADT, ect. has coil dampner material to eleviate this issue.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #16
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So its been a while and ofcourse no response BMR has horrible customer service I have not been offered a resolution just money back for my alignment. Horrible company to work with never found a solution or responded with one like they said they where going to. Soon I will be trashing these springs once I get some coilovers.

BMR IS A JOKE !!!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #17
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OP, what does the noise sound like?
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #18
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the noise is the two dead springs hitting eachother. You can see by where the springs rub in the pictures above. I covered it with some electrical tape and all noise was gone. But that isnt a suitable fix and shouldnt need to be done.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #19
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I've had the same springs for 2 years and no problems. BMR has always been helpful when I've called them. I know they post here so I would send them a PM about it and if they don't respond start a BMR bashing thread which will surely draw their attention.
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That's what this thread has turned into actually I have spoke to them via PM and on the phone. They simply state that "our technicians are looking into it" for 9 months they have been looking into it.
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