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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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Old 10-30-2013, 11:55 PM   #9
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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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Old 10-31-2013, 08:56 AM   #12
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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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Old 10-31-2013, 02:04 PM   #15
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Also be careful in the rear, if you go too low you can affect the axle life and geometry. Causing you to break the seals around the knuckles if not the knuckles themselves.

Pedders recommends no less than 660mm measured from the lip of the rim to the fender to avoid damage. Just FYI.

If you search through this section you will find posts regarding this issue.

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Also be careful in the rear, if you go too low you can affect the axle life and geometry. Causing you to break the seals around the knuckles if not the knuckles themselves.

Pedders recommends no less than 660mm measured from the lip of the rim to the fender to avoid damage. Just FYI.

If you search through this section you will find posts regarding this issue.

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Just remember that the recommended 660 mm measurement is for 20 inch wheels. If you want the same angle on the axle when moving to 18 or 19 inch wheels, the ride height measurements will change.

19 inch needs a 647.3 mm ride height
18 inch needs a 634.6 mm ride height

18 inch calculations for reference:
20 - 18 = 2 inch difference
Only half of that 2 inch difference matters when measuring ride height.
So change in ride height measurement is 1 inch, which is equal to 25.4mm.
660 - 25.4 = 634.6 mm

But Pete may have that height recommendation based off other factors. I'm not sure. He is the expert though. Mabye he will chime in.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #17
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I just installed bcr coilovers. Car is 1 in lower than stock and there is a lot of adjustment left. Probably 1.5 in between the locking nuts
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:49 PM   #18
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did you remember to "reclock" your bushings after adjusting the ride height?
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:49 AM   #19
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Reclocking the upper control arm bushings cannot be done but the others can be. If all of them have been swapped with polys then its not needed.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:01 AM   #20
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Did anybody solve this?

I just got my BCs Installed and it looks exactly like the first pictures.
I'm out of adjustment.
Not that I want my car any lower. It looks great as is, but I want to make sure they are setup properly.

something I should add, I preloaded the springs myself.
some people have said that the spring preload is set by BC.

Could that be the problem?
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:48 PM   #21
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Yes you should not mess with the pre loading. You are not supposed to mess with the spring loading as per manufacture (2 top lock nuts). As stated by others above the seals can be affected and the rear end geometry can be affected. "Bad"...

You adjust your ride height by loosening the bottom lock nut and spinning the upper part into the "body" (the part that bolts to your hub). You must do this while the car is jacked up and there is no load on the coil overs. The video above shows you how to do it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:55 PM   #22
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Thanks Jerry7297,

I'll jack up the car today and remove the spring preload.
I'm assuming just enough tension so that the spring does not move up or down.

also, I did adjust the height of the car using the bottom lock and spinning the shock body,
by the time the car looked low enough there was no thread left between the spring lock nuts and the height nut (lower nut).
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:10 PM   #23
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No problem. Hope it works out for you.

This may also help you also.


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Old 04-09-2014, 10:48 AM   #24
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Here's another option for going lower.

http://www.airliftperformance.com/ap...vrolet-camaro/
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:18 PM   #25
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Check your ride height with the endlinks removed at one end. If you're not using non-adjustable endlinks, you're most likely pre-loading the sway bars adding adjustable spring tension. Stock endlinks at a lower ride height would put preload on the sway bars.
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