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GI NOW BC RACING Coilovers for the F

EDIT on my original thread since KW will need a german test car. I have engage BC racing and will take the BR type coilovers as soon as they get them to me. 3 weeks expected.
http://www.bcracing-na.com/

14K fR and 10K rear rates to start with.
 

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Looks interesting... I am very interest in a high performance suspension system for the car as I can feel the body roll cutting in and out of traffic. How does KW fair against HKS or Tien suspension when it comes to Japanese Domestic? I personally was going to wait for either one of those company's new line of F products to be released however after seeing this vid I am curious!
 

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I would be interested as well. But like Fujin said, how do they compare to other suspension brands on the market? I will be looking for a suspension upgrade but not until I get an intake and exhaust :)
 

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I would be interested as well. But like Fujin said, how do they compare to other suspension brands on the market? I will be looking for a suspension upgrade but not until I get an intake and exhaust :)
High five Mike! Guess I'm not the only one eager to get an intake and exhaust system done!
 

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High five Mike! Guess I'm not the only one eager to get an intake and exhaust system done!
Not by any means. Most of us are just waiting for the market to open up :)

Like I said though, definitely interested Fig, just want to get the intake and exhaust done first :)
 

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I would rank KW at the very top end of competition suspension category.
In fact most of there stuff is not for road use at all. No other coilover setup I have seen from HKS or Tein has anywhere near the technology when it comes to valving, fluid dynamics and of course the long lasting durability of Stainless Steel. SS was a must when I chose coilovers for my IS as the mag chloride here in CO eats aluminum up anodized or not. I would say that since they primarily deal with German cars however, that they are not well know in the japanese car aftermarket.

One other thing that I like about them from a supplier standpoint is that they offer a bunch of different spring rates and can setup a custom order pretty readily. So you are not bound to what Tein or HKS felt where the best springs rates for your style of driving.


On the other notes, I am hoping to get into the exhaust next week. I already have begun my intake, which you guys should really enjoy once I am done.

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I would rank KW at the very top end of competition suspension category.
In fact most of there stuff is not for road use at all. No other coilover setup I have seen from HKS or Tein has anywhere near the technology when it comes to valving, fluid dynamics and of course the long lasting durability of Stainless Steel. SS was a must when I chose coilovers for my IS as the mag chloride here in CO eats aluminum up anodized or not. I would say that since they primarily deal with German cars however, that they are not well know in the japanese car aftermarket.

One other thing that I like about them from a supplier standpoint is that they offer a bunch of different spring rates and can setup a custom order pretty readily. So you are not bound to what Tein or HKS felt where the best springs rates for your style of driving.


On the other notes, I am hoping to get into the exhaust next week. I already have begun my intake, which you guys should really enjoy once I am done.

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Very nice... So with the KW would they have to be custom made for ride off the website or would that have a basic one that can be customized upon request? From what you're telling me I would be willing to pick up a set however from the aspect of customization it sounds like $$$... plus its German:D they have a nak for U$D. Thanks for the information so far.
 

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They will come up with a base rate, but upon request I can order springs etc to customize the setup :)
To put it in perspective, the variant 3 for the Gen1 IS were $2400 The Euro coming down will only help :D
 

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Well, I met with KW at SEMA and it looks like unless we get a car to them in Germany we are SOL.

So I will start working with BCRacing to bring a CO set for the F to the market. http://bcracing-na.com/ They already have the application for the 250 and 350. The parts are reasonably priced and the design looks easy to service. I will keep posted.

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Doesn't Lexus have a switch on their vehicle that has a sport mode option for the suspension. Those looks nice for show but they don't seem to be that well for daily driving especially in NY and NJ with snow, salt, speed bumps, and POTHOLES!!!
 

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Sport mode does not affect the suspension. I live in Colorado so the snow and salt are big concerns for me as well. There are no moving parts to "break" in either of the KW or the BC products as I have seen cross sections of each. And the BC's have a two stage anodizing process that start with a Nickel and chromiun plating of the base material to prevent corrosion, the KW's are stainless.

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Maybe it wasn't called a sport mode, but there was a feature that is called self leveling suspension.
 

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I have just ordered a set of development BC racing coilovers for the F. Prelim springs rates are 14K front and 10K rear. Should get them in 3 weeks so I will keep you guys posted.

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I have just ordered a set of development BC racing coilovers for the F. Prelim springs rates are 14K front and 10K rear. Should get them in 3 weeks so I will keep you guys posted.

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Awesome, definitely let us know how they work out, feel and look :cool:
 
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