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Old 07-09-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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BMR Spring Options

Ok guys, without knowing the drop amounts on these springs let us know what you think of this ride height (visually). After some response I'll give you more information but everybody seems to be getting hung up on drop amounts and bumpstop trimming instead of what looks good, functions great, and installs without alignment concerns.

A lot of you will be surprised when I tell you the details....let us know what you think!



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Old 07-09-2010, 01:24 PM   #2
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Looks perfect!
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:49 PM   #3
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That is excatly what I want!!! Hell yea
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:54 PM   #5
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looks sweet, no complaints here.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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Really looks great! Already have BMR control arms and adj panhard under my 4thgen now, can't wait to pick up a set of springs for my (future) 5th!
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:15 PM   #7
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perfect stance, that's how I want mine
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:18 PM   #8
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:35 PM   #9
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to be honest...I think the rear sits up a bit high...just a little bit..would like it more leveled out.(going off of first pic)
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:36 PM   #10
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to be honest...I think the rear sits up a bit high...just a little bit..would like it more leveled out.(going off of first pic)
I love it when a musclecar sits on it's haunches a little bit... Gives it that drag look
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:48 PM   #11
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That's a very nice ride height. Looks perfect. Have you had many issues with it as a daily driver?
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:07 PM   #12
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That is a great look but it doesn't look daily driver friendly. Also, will it drag going onto a lift? That front end looks EXTREMELY low.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:50 AM   #13
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Looks to be a 1.25" drop which may be a bit much for a daily driver on many roads. 3/4" to 1" drop all around is probably the max to be safe for a daily driver.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:52 AM   #14
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That's a great looking stance. Looks perfect.

I'm going to guess 3/4" drop in the rear, and 1" drop in the front.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:03 AM   #15
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Looks good!
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:59 AM   #16
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My guess would be 1'' front, 1 1/4'' rear.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:00 PM   #17
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I'm guessing 1.5 drop, looks like whole car is sitting lower than my 1 inch drop. Did you change the tire sizes?
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:04 PM   #18
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Looks Awesome! Lets hear some more info. please.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:24 PM   #19
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Looks to be a 1.25" drop which may be a bit much for a daily driver on many roads. 3/4" to 1" drop all around is probably the max to be safe for a daily driver.
In this photo, the car has BMR springs on it. We will reveal the "secret" on Monday.


However, when we street drive the car with coilovers, we drop the car 1.75" on all 4 corners. No driveability issues on the road (except speed bumps and an occasional parking lot/road transition).
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:25 PM   #20
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I'm guessing 1.5 drop, looks like whole car is sitting lower than my 1 inch drop. Did you change the tire sizes?

Stock 20" rims and stock tires on all 4 corners.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:30 PM   #21
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I have BMR on my WS.6 and it works.

Looking forward to see what the secret is on Monday. Look's good BTW
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Looks good! but i want it to be a little lower than that, wunna get like a 1.7 front 1.6 rear
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:43 AM   #23
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Ok guys, here's the deal. As you know we have been experimenting with different drop amounts for a while now. We finished developing the spring rates and dimensional fitting a while ago and want to be able to provide options for everyone (height-wise). Our poll was all over the place and we receive calls all the time that contradict our web poll so we will probably be offering multiple drop amounts in an effort to please the majority.

The kit shown may not be for everyone but personally this is the look I prefer. I like a slight rake to a car and think the Fifth gen pulls it off perfectly. Rather than pick an equal amount front and rear just "because", we decided to see just how far we could go within the abilities of the OE alignment adjustment capabilities and this is the result. The car shown has a 1.4" front drop and 1" rear drop. This is the max that you can go while still having the ability to run performance alignment settings. Any further requires camber bolts or alignment slot elongating (or both).

As mentioned earlier, we will more than likely have multiple options available but the kit shown will be available very soon. I know there will be tons of questions, fire away!
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:50 AM   #24
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Looks good! but i want it to be a little lower than that, wunna get like a 1.7 front 1.6 rear

Your only options for this much drop will be coil-overs, the stock struts/shocks don't have the ability to dampen correctly with this much drop. For these applications we sell KW coil-overs that are available with adjustable or non-adjustable valving, depending on your preference.
http://www.bmrfabrication.com/F5/KW_Variant3_F5.jpg
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:58 AM   #25
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That is a great look but it doesn't look daily driver friendly. Also, will it drag going onto a lift? That front end looks EXTREMELY low.
Ours dragged the lift at stock ride height so that hasn't really been a good reference for us. We have small 3 foot ramps to our lifts due to space constraints and learned to work around this long ago.

Yes, the front is fairly low but easily manageable. We have an off-camber transition coming onto our property that is annoyingly excessive and it clears fine. I had a stock height C6 Corvette for a while and I had to slow down to a crawl to clear the same entrance so I guess you could say it still has more clearance than a Corvette! As with any car you will still have to be careful around parking curbs...
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