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Old 09-03-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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BC Racing Coilovers question

I thought I read somewhere that you have to drill a hole in the trunk to access the adjustment of the rear coilovers. Is this true? And if so how big does the whole have to be? Anyone with pics? I'm thinking of putting my order in for a set today.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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You don't have to drill a hole, but it makes adjusting them so much easier. I will try to get some pics of mine when I go out. It is a 2 inch diameter hole with a grommet around the edge.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:46 PM   #3
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You don't have to drill a hole, but it makes adjusting them so much easier. I will try to get some pics of mine when I go out. It is a 2 inch diameter hole with a grommet around the edge.
Ok cool, but I found some pics with them drilled...not that big of a deal. Send pics of what you did. I don't mind getting a little dirty before jumping onto the track.
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:30 PM   #4
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Ok cool, but I found some pics with them drilled...not that big of a deal. Send pics of what you did. I don't mind getting a little dirty before jumping onto the track.
You can't adjust the rears ON the car unless you drill the access holes. They make remote adjustment extenders for them for easier adjustments.

OR, you can get the Pfadt units and adjust away while on the car (front and rear! Plus they are lighter and inverted (reducing unsprung weight) and damping rates are a sh1tload better... I've had both so I can say this!
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Here are the pics.



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You can't adjust the rears ON the car unless you drill the access holes. They make remote adjustment extenders for them for easier adjustments.

OR, you can get the Pfadt units and adjust away while on the car (front and rear! Plus they are lighter and inverted (reducing unsprung weight) and damping rates are a sh1tload better... I've had both so I can say this!
Yes....would love to do the Pfadt but they are double the price. You're talking $1k vs $2k. I know....you get what you pay for etc. But I'm going to be lucky to be able to afford the BC's. If money weren't an issue Pfadt would definatley be on my list. Unfortunatley money is an issue.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:17 PM   #7
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The bc racing coilovers are much lighter than stock and on par with pfadt. The pfadt units are great. But don't think that just because something is less expensive it's not as good. The bcr units are some of the best coilovers I have ever seen.

I have said it time and time again. I won't sell something I wouldn't put on my own car. I have had very expensive coilovers on my vehicles in the past. I can honestly say the bcr coilovers are no compromise in quality over the ones I have had in the past. Just substantially cheaper.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:12 PM   #8
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:47 PM   #9
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You can't adjust the rears ON the car unless you drill the access holes. They make remote adjustment extenders for them for easier adjustments.

OR, you can get the Pfadt units and adjust away while on the car (front and rear! Plus they are lighter and inverted (reducing unsprung weight) and damping rates are a sh1tload better... I've had both so I can say this!
I was looking at pfadt because of the inverted design. However because they are inverted and being that this car is a weekend driver - driven in rain, to the beach etc... that means they would require more maintenance. I will save parts like pfadt coilovers for a full time track car....z06 or used zr1 when my daughter is in school and wife is back to work.

Absolutely fell in love with the zr1 when I did a 3 day class out in spring mountain motorsports. Ever since then I had the jones for that car.

BC coilovers will do their job very well - for my uses. More than one happy customer on camaro5 who owns them.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:00 AM   #10
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:33 AM   #11
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can someone tell me what is coilover use for? sorry noobs here.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:05 AM   #12
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can someone tell me what is coilover use for? sorry noobs here.
Coilovers replace your struts and springs. With coilover you can set the ride height to your taste and the ride quality with just a few adjustments. You can lower ur car or bring it back up as you like. Also have a soft or stiff ride depending on the occasion. For example if its ur daily driver you probably want a softer ride, tracking the car you can stiffen your ride all done with a simple adjustment of a knob for example
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What Bawlz said. These vids should give you a visual as to what he said as well.




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Old 09-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #14
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You don't have to drill a hole, but it makes adjusting them so much easier. I will try to get some pics of mine when I go out. It is a 2 inch diameter hole with a grommet around the edge.
I like that setup. Easy to get to, and easy to hide. Ill probably do that on mine. Thanks for the pics!
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:38 AM   #15
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So what is the pricing like for these?
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So what is the pricing like for these?
a few vendors have them at 999 shipped.
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I was looking at pfadt because of the inverted design. However because they are inverted and being that this car is a weekend driver - driven in rain, to the beach etc... that means they would require more maintenance.

BC coilovers will do their job very well - for my uses. More than one happy customer on camaro5 who owns them.
You will more than likely be fully happy with the BC units. Just throwin' out some FHE/comparisons between the 2 just in case you or anyone that read this thread was wondering. The damping rates and curves are night and day but most don't use their cars that way enough to feel it.

Your statement about the Pfadt units requiring more maintenance because they are inverted is not true. Call Aaron or Rob, talk with them about the type of seals and the piston/surface material they use.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:00 AM   #18
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You will more than likely be fully happy with the BC units. Just throwin' out some FHE/comparisons between the 2 just in case you or anyone that read this thread was wondering. The damping rates and curves are night and day but most don't use their cars that way enough to feel it.

Your statement about the Pfadt units requiring more maintenance because they are inverted is not true. Call Aaron or Rob, talk with them about the type of seals and the piston/surface material they use.
Ok, great - will do. The next Chevy will be purchased mainly for the track - so pfadts will go on.
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Where can I get the extenders and what do they cost? Also do these fit the 2011 Convertables, anyone know?

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Where can I get the extenders and what do they cost? Also do these fit the 2011 Convertables, anyone know?
When you order the coilovers you can order the extenders - I actually think they come with the order for the BCs. Not sure about other makes, but just order when you order the coilovers.
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Do you have the BC coilovers?
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When you order the coilovers you can order the extenders - I actually think they come with the order for the BCs. Not sure about other makes, but just order when you order the coilovers.

Correct, the BC coilovers ship with extenders.
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Yeah they came with extenders but they are pretty useless IMO. You can't use them if you don't drill your trunk. If you do drill your trunk you won't need them. LOL
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Yeah they came with extenders but they are pretty useless IMO. You can't use them if you don't drill your trunk. If you do drill your trunk you won't need them. LOL

Agreed! LOL At least they look cool!
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Not to derail this thread off topic... but inverted shocks absolutely, 100% do NOT require any more maintenance than a standard shock does.

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