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Old 03-10-2014, 08:33 PM   #18
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Just trying to decide which model fits my needs best at this point. Idk if i am ever going to track my car...just basic daily driver. The occasional highway pull and heading up thru the canyons on Sundays with the crew.
KW V1 might be perfect right now, but if you ever plan on tracking the car I would highly recommend going with the V3, that way you can adjust the car to your specific needs. Either way you wont be disappointed
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:22 AM   #19
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KW V1 might be perfect right now, but if you ever plan on tracking the car I would highly recommend going with the V3, that way you can adjust the car to your specific needs. Either way you wont be disappointed
I'm leaning towards the V3's as well for the long term investment. The clubsport might be overkill at this point. Now I just have to decide on sways... hmmm
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:52 AM   #20
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I've been sitting back and waiting on what people have to say about the Ridetechs and a full review on them. I'm looking into doing coilovers in the next couple of months and have looked at BC coilovers since the price is what is luring me. I would have gone Pfadt had they still been around but what can you do?
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Modbargain reps, can you please see if the KW Clubsports fit the 2012s and up in the rear. Also guys remember KW Clubsports have no warranty, you have to pay to have them repaired if anything goes wrong.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:46 AM   #22
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I personally like the BC's for the money I don't think they can be beat. Will do better than what most people are ever capable of doing. Plus they actually adjust the proper way ie the shock body moves for height not the collar the spring sits on therefore effecting pre-load on the spring.
I agree with this. I don't have any experience with other brands of coilovers so I'm not going to point and say one is way better than the other. All I'm going to say is that for what I do (2 - 3 Auto-X and 3 - 4 Drag races a year) they have been working great for me. I know a bunch of people have an issue cutting a hole in their trunk but I don't and actually I prefer the ability to easily adjust my coilovers for my needs. I just pop the trunk, pull back the carpet, make adjustments, and I'm done in about 3 minutes for all four corners.

The price is also a great factor for BC at about $1k in price. At this point my limiting factors aren't my coilovers, they are my wheels and tires. IMO if you aren't addressing other things like wheels and tires, swaybars, bushings,etc....then you're probably wasting money on the higher end coilovers. It's just like in drag racing....you can have a super high HP car but if you can't put that power to the pavement it does you no good.

So, again, just depends on what you are doing with your car and what your budget is.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:35 PM   #23
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I'm leaning towards the V3's as well for the long term investment. The clubsport might be overkill at this point. Now I just have to decide on sways... hmmm
I recommend the Hotchkis sway bar kit, I just bought their kit for my car but I haven't installed it yet.


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Modbargain reps, can you please see if the KW Clubsports fit the 2012s and up in the rear. Also guys remember KW Clubsports have no warranty, you have to pay to have them repaired if anything goes wrong.
Not that I know of, I have only seen V1 and V3.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:28 PM   #24
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What are your goals for the car and what is your budget? I'd be happy to make some suggestions based on hands on experience.

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Old 03-11-2014, 10:08 PM   #25
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What are your goals for the car and what is your budget? I'd be happy to make some suggestions based on hands on experience.

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I was just about to contact you guys next! Tyler has always been the go to guy for me for these kind of questions. I am just using this car as a daily driver for now. Im looking into supercharging it and just doing some highway pulls here and there and take it up thru the canyons on sundays very seldom.

I also am trying to figure out whats the largest sized tire i can fit on my stock 2SS wheels.
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I was just about to contact you guys next! Tyler has always been the go to guy for me for these kind of questions. I am just using this car as a daily driver for now. Im looking into supercharging it and just doing some highway pulls here and there and take it up thru the canyons on sundays very seldom.

I also am trying to figure out whats the largest sized tire i can fit on my stock 2SS wheels.
I feel the RideTech coilovers will suit your wants/needs very well. They are in the same price range the Pfadt coilover were (slightly more affordable), and they honestly have a couple features that I prefer. The adjustments are easier to access and the spring height adjustment collar tightens in place rather than a set screw.

The SS actually already comes with pretty wide tires considering the wheel width. Going with a wider tire will result in better grip accelerating and braking, but will take away from steering response and will make the car feel somewhat "loose" due to sidewall flex. It's a better idea to go with a good sticky tire than try to pinch fat tires on a skinny wheel. At least until you can afford to get some wider wheels.

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Old 03-12-2014, 11:20 PM   #27
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I feel the RideTech coilovers will suit your wants/needs very well. They are in the same price range the Pfadt coilover were (slightly more affordable), and they honestly have a couple features that I prefer. The adjustments are easier to access and the spring height adjustment collar tightens in place rather than a set screw.

The SS actually already comes with pretty wide tires considering the wheel width. Going with a wider tire will result in better grip accelerating and braking, but will take away from steering response and will make the car feel somewhat "loose" due to sidewall flex. It's a better idea to go with a good sticky tire than try to pinch fat tires on a skinny wheel. At least until you can afford to get some wider wheels.

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Awesome response! I'm going to check out the ride techs right now and I appreciate the advice on the rubber as well!

Thanks again Tyler!
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:31 PM   #28
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Love my megan racing coil overs... same as BC, but with more adjustment.

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How much are these running?
I've seen Clubs as low as $2800 and just over $3000 for the set. Everything in the picture is included, front Camber plates, rear monoball shock hats that replaces the stocker which is the correct way to do it for proper rear shock dampening. Using the stock rear rubber mounts even the Zl-1 or 1LE negatively effects the dampening of the rear shock. It would be nice if BC racing made a rear monoball shock top mount for their kit to function properly.
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I've seen Clubs as low as $2800 and just over $3000 for the set. Everything in the picture is included, front Camber plates, rear monoball shock hats that replaces the stocker which is the correct way to do it for proper rear shock dampening. Using the stock rear rubber mounts even the Zl-1 or 1LE negatively effects the dampening of the rear shock. It would be nice if BC racing made a rear monoball shock top mount for their kit to function properly.
Do you know the spring rates for the Clubsports? V3 seems to be just ~5 kg/mm at the fronts (unlisted for the rears), which sounds very low to me for serious track use. Do they fit on 2012+ models?
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:29 AM   #31
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Love my megan racing coil overs... same as BC, but with more adjustment.

From my Note3
I've been looking to replace my broken Pfadt with Megan Racing. They are fairly cheap at $1450.00 CAD but no body that I spoke with ever heard of them.

Which model did you buy? Do you track the car (road track)?
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:30 PM   #32
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I personally like the BC's for the money I don't think they can be beat. Will do better than what most people are ever capable of doing. Plus they actually adjust the proper way ie the shock body moves for height not the collar the spring sits on therefore effecting pre-load on the spring.
I second that as well... the bc racing set ups an entry setup thats price/feature competitive with any brand and the fact that you DO NOT lose suspension travel from height adjustment ensures the degree you lower your car doesnt affect the damper (strutss/shocks)..as all dampers are designed to operate with a certain range of motion.

If you have a need for an external reservoir used in heavy road race etc... the bc racing also has an ER version available

And if anyone hasnt noticed by now... pedders, petty racing and bc racing all come from the same base company...bc racing. Just different colors and exclusivity in pricetag. Same specs and adjustments if you look at different brands and models specs.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:30 PM   #33
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I'm leaning towards BC Racing ER coilovers, too. They provide three valving options with these coilovers. I'll definitely go with the track-biased valving, but I'm not yet sure if I should opt with different spring rates.
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