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Old 01-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #16
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Hey guys,

I'm about to purchase BC Racings BR Type Coilover set up for my E30. I would like to get a very low stance set up for my car and BC Racing offers custom spring lengths/rates as well as different valving. I plan to drive my car mainly as a daily with a little drifting/autocross and I need some help with specing out this suspension.

As for spring stiffness I've heard the majority of guys go with 550 Front and 675 Rear. As far as spring length goes, I am not sure what size to get.

For shock lengths, and valving, can anyone point me in the right direction for a correct daily set up that is low. i.e. Frame 1.5 inches off the ground.

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Don't know if you already got this sorted out or not, but here's my BC setup.

front 6 inch spring, 3 inch shorter shock, 10k spring rate
rear 5 inch spring, 2 inch shorter shock, 12k spring rate.

I have room to go down front and rear, but the wheels are in the way. Just a heads up that its physically impossible to do this without solving pan clearance issues. (my car is has been modded quite heavily to solve clearance issues, but I still wear through steering racks and subframes, cant fix the road getting in the way)

Hope that helps, definitely advise a motor swap before going that low though.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:29 PM   #17
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Thanks for the reply Stephen.

I went to Stance Factory, and Jay ordered me BC coils with:

Front: 8k - 160 mm Length (6.3")
Rear: 12k - 120 mm Length (4.7")

Jay said it might take a while for the coils to come in so after I get the hub/knucles welded and installed, I'll update with pics.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:01 PM   #18
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I have some input on daily driving a setup similar to Stephen has displayed above there. Your going to have to be extremely careful, and will probably get sick of it. If you have an open dif don't try to take any steep driveways, you'll end up tri-podding going no where quick and trust me, the women will not be impressed hahaha. I speak of experience from back when I liked to rub some fender here and there
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:46 PM   #19
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Loving the BC Coils

Loving the BC Coils. The rusted out brake lines not so much!
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:16 PM   #20
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Brakes looks minty fresh. Let us know how it drives when you get it on the road.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #21
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Will do
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #22
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Loving the BC Coils. The rusted out brake lines not so much!
How does it drive with those things?
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:07 AM   #23
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I also just got Stance Factory to help me with Coilovers; couldn't be happier!
Also as far as skidplates does anyone know what kind of duty and shipping would you expect to pay?
My dad has all the welding gear so I'm tempted to follow BulletRide's route.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:31 AM   #24
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How does it drive with those things?

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I also just got Stance Factory to help me with Coilovers; couldn't be happier!
Also as far as skidplates does anyone know what kind of duty and shipping would you expect to pay?
My dad has all the welding gear so I'm tempted to follow BulletRide's route.
Depends on service, and depends on who sells it and how they deal with the brokerage related details.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:21 PM   #25
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The first test drive after my alignment was smooth on the softest setting. A little too soft because after driving for a few hours I took out my oil pan because I was idiot and left the suspension all around on soft. Especially since I had the ability to go firm, I feel like an idiot, so now I'm going to put in a new oil pan, heavy gauge skidplate, and put the all the shocks on hard. The suspension is kick ass otherwise.





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Old 06-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #26
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I ride soft on mine all the time(last summer, car hasn't seen road this year yet). I only stiffen them up at the track or for some spirited driving lol. That's the best part about bc in my opinion. When adjusted all the way to soft, that nice stock like ride is present. Once the dials are turned to stiff it's like a whole other car.

I'm riding pretty low on mine (i live in Toronto where the roads are shit) and I have a nice heavy duty skid plate that I purchased. I am also running 16in rims with 205/50s on them which provided some more ground clearance. I examine my underneath after every drive out and my skid plate is doing its job just nicely. My only advice to you is, if you want a LOW car learn to focus on the road ahead of you to avoid damages. Remeber, low and slow.

Good luck and I'm loving the car. Looks mint. Reminds me of my old one.

Take care.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #27
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Thanks for the advice Woofer. Im definitely driving slow from now on and keeping my eyes peeled on the road for everything. I think its made me slow down and a better driver
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:37 PM   #28
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If you don't want to mate your pan with the ground, raise it up. What is the point of an e30 that can't be ripped?
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #29
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Very true Yamahammer. But I'm addicted to the low stance. At full hard suspension and raising in 3/4" its been good so far. But I'm going to make a beefy skid plate for it with a hoop welded to the frame.
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