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Old 06-29-2011, 05:55 PM   #29
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i hope pete comes here to tell us that everybody knows that i wanted pedders track II
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:11 PM   #30
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Priceless

I hope everyone here realizes that product and technical support can often be priceless.

Pedders provides a lot of help and info to any member who asks for it (regardless what parts they have on their car). Pedders have and race their own cars and itimately knows the tricks needed to make them go fast.

In comparison, I have yet to see a really good technical post by any BC Racing equipment vendor. Perhaps from a lack of searching the forums, but certainly they do not come to mind.

My experience with Pfadt has really made me glad that I chose them for my main suspension vendor and I think their price was well worth it. I'm wiling to pay a premium for their expertise and the way they back their products.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:14 PM   #31
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Just thought Id throw my two cents in. Im a lurker over here and mainly spend my time on the GTO forums and G8 forums. I currently drive an 08 G8 with over 600hp and have built two GTOs including the stock bottom end record holder.
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The coilovers hes referring to are Pedders coilovers. Its pretty common knowledge over on the GTO forums that BC racing makes Pedders coilovers for them. I used to be a big fan of Pedders, my first GTO had a Pedders Track 2 with XA coilovers on it. In fact I was one of the first GTO to ever have XAs on installed. I lost some faith in them when people started questioning who made their coilovers and Pedders would not respond. I then began to do my own research into Pedders and come to find out, they dont manufacture much of anything. They are just like most other companies rebranding parts under their own label and selling for INSANE markups.
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Im not knocking what Pedders has been able to accomplish, I just think they could a bit more honest in their approach to things.
Thanks for the info, however I know a fellow Camaro SS owner who had BC coilovers on his car and he said he couldn't find a good dampening setting for the life of him, he then moved onto Pfadt coils. However, every Pedders XA owner I know said the XA ride very comfortable and they are able to find the right adjustments they want. They also get good laptimes.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:51 AM   #32
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I hope everyone here realizes that product and technical support can often be priceless.

Pedders provides a lot of help and info to any member who asks for it (regardless what parts they have on their car). Pedders have and race their own cars and itimately knows the tricks needed to make them go fast.

In comparison, I have yet to see a really good technical post by any BC Racing equipment vendor. Perhaps from a lack of searching the forums, but certainly they do not come to mind.

My experience with Pfadt has really made me glad that I chose them for my main suspension vendor and I think their price was well worth it. I'm wiling to pay a premium for their expertise and the way they back their products.
I agree technical assistance is worth its weight in gold!

I only know of one other vendor that carries the BC racing product on this website. While I cannot speak to their level of customer support I can tell you that ours is second to none. We take phone calls on our cell phones practically 24/7. It is not uncommon for a customer to have issue installing a product at odd hours of the night. We try to be as accommodating as possible. I can tell you that if you search for us over on the GTO forums you will see the level of support that we give our customers.

We also use the products we sell. We are not just an online vendor. We have a full service installation shop and DO NOT sell anything we don't install.
I have been running on the BCR coilovers on my white 2ss/rs for about a month now and they have gotten the seal of approval from the boss. (my wife)

I have a different suspension on my twin turbo GTO and my wife hates the way that car feels. While it handles beautifully, it is way too stiff for her. That's originally why we went to BC in the first place. We knew their quality from working with other rebranded companies. They offered us a rebranding deal as well. They told us we could pick spring rates and all that good stuff.

Well let me tell you this up front. I am not an engineer, so me picking spring rates and damping rates would be a BAD idea. While I'm VERY picky on how my vehicle rides and handles I just don't have the exportise to be able to pick those settings.

So we just bought a set for a customer's GTO. To say we were impressed right out of the box would be an understatement. This particular customer is a drag racer. He lowered his ET by 2 tenths with just the coilovers.

From that point on we were a BC racing dealer. Not b/c we make a ton of money on them.( we don't) but because the product works!

We have found that out of the box BC racing knows what they are doing and has been able, time and time again, to satisfy myself and some of the pickiest customers I know.

This is my personal experience so take it for what it's worth.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:53 AM   #33
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Thanks for the info, however I know a fellow Camaro SS owner who had BC coilovers on his car and he said he couldn't find a good dampening setting for the life of him, he then moved onto Pfadt coils. However, every Pedders XA owner I know said the XA ride very comfortable and they are able to find the right adjustments they want. They also get good laptimes.

Up until now I don't think there has been a vendor with personal experience of the BCR coilovers for the Camaro. I can tell you I have tried several different settings on our car. The best I have found is 12 front and 6 rear. This has an almost factory like ride but way more controlled! No more bouncy rear end!

Best part is, I got the bosses approval on the ride! ( my wife)
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #34
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:50 PM   #35
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Once again I would like to see the data because BC has had no data to show yet. I saw these coil overs come out last year and they said the same thing buy em for a discounted price and make a review about how you like them. The answer is no I do not have all the proper equipment to test and show people results they would get from these coil overs so what good does it do me to buy them. If you don't have data to prove these things are good then that means to me you just slapped some coil overs together and called it a day. You had to have done testing on your product to get good improvements for the cars and that means you should have test results to post. If you don't post results to at least prove you tested em and got better handling then I would be just as well off buying some coil overs at autozone.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:31 PM   #36
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Once again I would like to see the data because BC has had no data to show yet. I saw these coil overs come out last year and they said the same thing buy em for a discounted price and make a review about how you like them. The answer is no I do not have all the proper equipment to test and show people results they would get from these coil overs so what good does it do me to buy them. If you don't have data to prove these things are good then that means to me you just slapped some coil overs together and called it a day. You had to have done testing on your product to get good improvements for the cars and that means you should have test results to post. If you don't post results to at least prove you tested em and got better handling then I would be just as well off buying some coil overs at autozone.
You are definitely entitled to your view. While I agree with you there needs to be data I disagree that there is none. The Blu808 Hancook drift camaro is running the ER series BCR coilovers right now.

The thing is, BCR does a ton of private label. And not just for one company. So they don't push their own coilovers much as they have no need to with other companies pushing the product for them.

We are currently building a car that will push the limits of these coilovers and the world will soon know what they are capable of.

First and foremost I am a consumer like you guys. So I try to get the most for my dollar that I can. That's why I choose BCR rather than another brand.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #37
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Maybe you could do the write up for them and provide those numbers? I'm sure it would be a decent discount. I hope your 60' would decrease at the track not increase with the proper setup. I'm sure you meant decrease.
Ok someone pm me a price on these and I'll do my best to make a good review. The more people who try them the better I guess.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:30 PM   #38
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Some one I knew had these coilovers and ended up going to Pfadt coilovers. He said these suck at getting the right setting with ride quality where as Pfadt was spot on. However i know people who has Pedders Xas and loves them I personally think that these BC coilovers are still a lower option than the Pedders Xa even if they are believed to make Pedders coilovers.

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Old 07-10-2011, 04:58 PM   #39
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Some one I knew had these coilovers and ended up going to Pfadt coilovers. He said these suck at getting the right setting with ride quality where as Pfadt was spot on. However i know people who has Pedders Xas and loves them I personally think that these BC coilovers are still a lower option than the Pedders Xa even if they are believed to make Pedders coilovers.
I think the ride quality thing is going to be extremely subjective. Plus, as people have obviously seen Pedders has great representation on the forums and has a great image despite BC making their coilovers. That counts for something. Private labeling is pretty common from what I have seen in other aftermarket platforms. I am pretty sure the company "Whiteline" is the same as Pedders (or has similar suppliers), from some of the posts I have seen from them and their products being marketed identically. Whiteline had a great reputation in the Subaru and Mitsu communities for being entry level products for budget-oriented buyers. Thats not a cut against any of those brands, they all serve a purpose for a specific type of buyer.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:05 PM   #40
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Plus I don't really want to pay 2 grand for coilovers knowing how tempted I am to trade this boat for a vette.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:57 PM   #42
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I have had these on my car for over a month now and I drive my car everyday... I will have a review up soon on these.
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