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Old 05-23-2013, 08:51 AM   #17221
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That green Corolla is awesome for what it is. When a bright ass 3-series was posted on here last year everyone went nuts over it. I don't see why a Corolla should lose points just because of its bright color.



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Old 05-23-2013, 09:30 AM   #17222
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specs please, very well done sir,
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:33 AM   #17223
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Re: [The Aggressive Wheel Thread]

Damn Tonk, that m3 is sick!!!

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Old 05-23-2013, 10:20 AM   #17224
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #17225
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looks great as it sits. im running BC as well on my e46 m, and theyre amazing. what's shitty about them?
well first off, had to go through 2 sets of springs to get 'low' granted that's my front all the way down, the rear has about 6 threads or so to go down. I was sold these under the premise that they were their "Extreme Drop" which would give me "UNDRIVEABLE LOWS"......clearly not as advertised. Then we get into the issue of the Spring Rates, their e9x M3 kits comes with 8k and 10k f and r rates, i decided to play it safe and go 10 and 14k respectively, my rear has more shock movement than Madonna during the 70's. They may be great coils for ~$1000 but they dont work for the aggressive/stance/low purpose.

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Old 05-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #17226
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well first off, had to go through 2 sets of springs to get 'low' granted that's my front all the way down, the rear has about 6 threads or so to go down. I was sold these under the premise that they were their "Extreme Drop" which would give me "UNDRIVEABLE LOWS"......clearly not as advertised. Then we get into the issue of the Spring Rates, their e9x M3 kits comes with 8k and 10k f and r rates, i decided to play it safe and go 10 and 14k respectively, my rear has more shock movement than Madonna during the 70's. They may be great coils for ~$1000 but they dont work for the aggressive/stance/low purpose.

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damn, sorry to hear that man. i was in a toss up for the "extreme drop" as well, but ended up getting the regular. so far, so good. still working on my new wheels, so i was contemplating ordering new springs or not.. so we'll see.

loved your IR, but damn that E92 is hot!
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:37 AM   #17227
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damn, sorry to hear that man. i was in a toss up for the "extreme drop" as well, but ended up getting the regular. so far, so good. still working on my new wheels, so i was contemplating ordering new springs or not.. so we'll see.

loved your IR, but damn that E92 is hot!
hahai really appreciate it man
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:57 PM   #17228
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #17229
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:27 PM   #17230
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:34 PM   #17231
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well first off, had to go through 2 sets of springs to get 'low' granted that's my front all the way down, the rear has about 6 threads or so to go down. I was sold these under the premise that they were their "Extreme Drop" which would give me "UNDRIVEABLE LOWS"......clearly not as advertised. Then we get into the issue of the Spring Rates, their e9x M3 kits comes with 8k and 10k f and r rates, i decided to play it safe and go 10 and 14k respectively, my rear has more shock movement than Madonna during the 70's. They may be great coils for ~$1000 but they dont work for the aggressive/stance/low purpose.

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You must not know how to order. My extreme low can lay frame. 12k 14k. and the strut is adjustable...
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #17232
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well first off, had to go through 2 sets of springs to get 'low' granted that's my front all the way down, the rear has about 6 threads or so to go down. I was sold these under the premise that they were their "Extreme Drop" which would give me "UNDRIVEABLE LOWS"......clearly not as advertised. Then we get into the issue of the Spring Rates, their e9x M3 kits comes with 8k and 10k f and r rates, i decided to play it safe and go 10 and 14k respectively, my rear has more shock movement than Madonna during the 70's. They may be great coils for ~$1000 but they dont work for the aggressive/stance/low purpose.

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I agree, I had their bumpstops stacked and my wheels still destroyed the rear fenders. And that was with 16k rear. Overall the bc's are good, but for extreme fitment they are useless.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:15 PM   #17233
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:44 PM   #17234
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You must not know how to order. My extreme low can lay frame. 12k 14k. and the strut is adjustable...
it's awesome to know that you know me so well. And i'm glad that your awesome car lays frame, lay frame all day sir, i was just relating to another forum member as to why BC suck big dick for my intended purpose, and FOR MY PERSONAL USE, they are useless. Carry On.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:30 PM   #17235
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it's awesome to know that you know me so well. And i'm glad that your awesome car lays frame, lay frame all day sir, i was just relating to another forum member as to why BC suck big dick for my intended purpose, and FOR MY PERSONAL USE, they are useless. Carry On.
Or do the right thing, call them up and let them know what you want to do like I did. And they will provide the shorter shock body and shorter/stiffer springs. Probably the only reason I went with BC over Broadway static.

I wouldn't blame the company for selling a extreme low kit when all they advertise their extreme low as is a short shock body. You gotta realize when you go up in spring rate you will have less droop with the same size spring. Which is why you get shorter springs too. BC Rep explained this to me, with extreme low and a regular size 14k spring you will sit about 15mm higher than someone with extreme low and the standard spring rate.
One step up from that will be to get swift springs at the size needed.

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with them though! GL

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:50 PM   #17236
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Or do the right thing, call them up and let them know what you want to do like I did. And they will provide the shorter shock body and shorter/stiffer springs. Probably the only reason I went with BC over Broadway static.

I wouldn't blame the company for selling a extreme low kit when all they advertise their extreme low as is a short shock body. You gotta realize when you go up in spring rate you will have less droop with the same size spring. Which is why you get shorter springs too. BC Rep explained this to me, with extreme low and a regular size 14k spring you will sit about 15mm higher than someone with extreme low and the standard spring rate.
One step up from that will be to get swift springs at the size needed.

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with them though! GL

right i guess we dealt with different sales people, got the kit originally as "the same one the owner drives (apparently the owner also drives an e92M)" and got it with a 160mm front spring, which bottomed out was only about as low as ****in springs, so then I had to FIGHT with them to SELL ME 120mm springs, which they were belligerent about it voiding my warranty blah blah blah, and even now, the 120mm spring still doesn't cut it, it's not like i asked for a 35k spring and it refuses to compress, it's a freaking 10k spring, i could compress that by sitting my ass on it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #17237
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right i guess we dealt with different sales people
I spoke to a Sam, not sure if he still works there since I got mine almost a year ago but good luck to you. Also probably go up higher than 10k e92M's are heavy~!

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Old 05-23-2013, 06:03 PM   #17238
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right i guess we dealt with different sales people, got the kit originally as "the same one the owner drives (apparently the owner also drives an e92M)" and got it with a 160mm front spring, which bottomed out was only about as low as ****in springs, so then I had to FIGHT with them to SELL ME 120mm springs, which they were belligerent about it voiding my warranty blah blah blah, and even now, the 120mm spring still doesn't cut it, it's not like i asked for a 35k spring and it refuses to compress, it's a freaking 10k spring, i could compress that by sitting my ass on it.
Their customer service sucks ass. I had BOTH rear struts blow, and only 8 months after purchasing them. Basically they said I needed a lot of paperwork that I was supposed to have gotten with the kit, although was not included. They forgot my order and I had to call and speak with the manager so they would send me a freakin new strut.

I thought they were great coils, until I realized they are the same taiwanese crap everyone else sells, except with crap customer service.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:24 PM   #17239
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Their customer service sucks ass. I had BOTH rear struts blow, and only 8 months after purchasing them. Basically they said I needed a lot of paperwork that I was supposed to have gotten with the kit, although was not included. They forgot my order and I had to call and speak with the manager so they would send me a freakin new strut.

I thought they were great coils, until I realized they are the same taiwanese crap everyone else sells, except with crap customer service.
and my racelands are still in tip top condition after.... not sure how many years, but it must be getting close to 2
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:13 AM   #17240
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BC's fcuking blow for going low. Anyone who thinks they are good for low doesnt know much about coilovers.

Their springs are no where near accurate either.
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