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Old 10-30-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Bc racing coilovers help!not low enough!!

I Oder the bc racing Coilover thinking that will give me the Max drop rate over spring but seem I tap them out ? Have I or am I expecting too much of these Coilover ? Nothing wrong with these Coilover there a good coilovers for the price just want to go lower , any input will be appreciated
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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Here the front

I ran out of thread adjustment
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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Looks like there are 3 locking collars. You could remove the middle collar. Did that on my cobalts coils.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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No there is something wrong with the setup. I have the BC's and mine is at the height yours is, and I still have plenty of space between the 1 and 2nd locks.

Here is how mine sits.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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Sorry for the side pic I been posting on my I phone , I forgot to mention I'm running a 235 45 20 so is smaller that the stock tire can't go wider cause of the 8.5 wheels .
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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I am running bc as well how low do you plan to go mine are not all way down but I fear if I did what your did the car would not clear much.
Note front bumper with two inch drop note that four inch of bumper clearance


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Old 10-30-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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Can't be sure from the Picture, but it looks like you lowered it using the spring seat which you are not supposed to do. That bottom lock is if for spring preload only. If I remeber correctly you adjust height by loosening the top lock and turning the shaft. If that make sense.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:45 PM   #8
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Can't be sure from the Picture, but it looks like you lowered it using the spring seat which you are not supposed to do. That bottom lock is if for spring preload only. If I remeber correctly you adjust height by loosening the top lock and turning the shaft. If that make sense.

In my picture of the Coilover there a red mark in that ring which is the bigger ring I move that to adjust my lowering height but before that I have to loosen the lower ring before I adjust anything , but I did not mess with the spring seat , I did not do the install , I had a shop do it , hope this helps
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Close up of the ring , the top two are lock together and the lower one is lock to the lower part of the coilovers there a 1/16 gap separating them lol
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I am running bc as well how low do you plan to go mine are not all way down but I fear if I did what your did the car would not clear much.
Note front bumper with two inch drop note that four inch of bumper clearance


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I measure my front spitter got 5 3/4 but this is with the factory gfx , I just want to eliminate some fender gap another 3/8 I'll be happy with , I had a g35 with only 2 inch gap but not trying to got that route anymore
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:47 AM   #11
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Be careful about going real low, the upper control arm articulation joint gets maxed out in one direction and will go bad quickly.
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Ok. They need to take a look at the setup. Looks like they lowered the spring perch instead of Adjusting the body of the coil over itself. Here is what mine looks like and I am dropped about 1.5 inches. I still have plenty of room left to drop the car. I can fit 1 finger between the wheel well and the tire.

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This will show you how to properly adjust them. They will need to go back and reset the preload on the spring 1st, Then you can make the height adjustment. I am sorry to say this, but I don't think they new what they were doing. Hope you get it sorted out.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:10 AM   #14
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This will show you how to properly adjust them. They will need to go back and reset the preload on the spring 1st, Then you can make the height adjustment. I am sorry to say this, but I don't think they new what they were doing. Hope you get it sorted out.
Yeah This is one of the many video and link I watch or read before touching my coilovers , going to call the today and go in to have them check it out , they do tons of Coilover for import , don't know if is any different with domestic car
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