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    BC Racing or Yellowspeed?

    Okay, so in a few weeks time i'll be purchasing some Adjustable coilovers for the Sera, now, as i have no intention on tracking the 1.5L slugbox'd PoS, i do, however, want it sitting very low and purdy..

    My question is, does anyone know which coilover kit allows for maximum slammage??

    Thanks
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    bc is maximum slamage

    if I put mine to the lowest setting my car would literally be sitting on the ground. from what I have heard yellow speed don't go that low
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    After being a distributor for both BC and Yellow Speed Racing, I can say that both go as low as each other.

    Both have adjustable spring seats and a lower adjustable clevis mounting bracket allowing for MAXX slammage.

    The main diff between the two brands is this few points.

    *Yellow Speed actually care and want to help us out if (which is rare) we ahve an issue or warranty on their product.
    *BC whilst being a good brand in it's own right, do have major top mount issues (knocking ect, bearing failure and general design flaws)
    * Yellow Speed have a duel needle roller top mount bearing system in place on 90% of its coilovers to date and are working on the rest of the range, this allows free movement of the mount and bearing and eliminates knocking/clunking from top mounts.

    Apart form these main major points, they are basically the same kits in almost every way. The choice I use for my cars is the Yellow Speeds only for the fact that both my old cars ran BC's for about a year and both (MX-5 and my SC400) developed issues with top mounts after 6 months for one and 8 months for the other, neither car slammed, and the Skyline never saw track use.

    After many heated discussions with BC regarding warranty and suggestions on ways to better their product for the Australian market, we have decided to no longer sell BC Coilovers and are in the process of removing all their signage and such from of website and have sent all old stock back.

    We now for the last year and half, have been concertrating on developing Yellow Speed's range here in Oz and they have been more than willing to head our concerns and have changed designs to our suggestions to make the Yellow Speed kits not only more saleable but also the most reliable kit for sale in the $1000-$2000 range.

    We now Keep stock of their kits in store and turn them over quite often. All I can say is that I personally and professionally had not so good experiences dealing with and using the BC's (saying that, others have had good one's)

    The Yellow Speed's on the other hand have been working fine now in my car for over 13 month's, Matty that works with us also runs them in his 180sx and has had no issues.

    But as always, to each his own.

    Cheers Josh
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    Ummm just cut springs, save money? There is no point in buying $1400 coilovers to only slam it and destroy the purpose of coilovers.. Plus coils needs to be engineered, and of course you going to get pulled over for being that low.. Cut your springs and save money to clear defect.
    People need to do more crimes / break and enter / rob banks / rape kids / kidnapping / Murder, until then, car enthusiast and their vehicles are a dangerous threat to the public
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    Chop springs to save money? OK.....

    Chop springs - Car sits low - smashes whats left of the original shocks - smashes strut top mounts - car drives like crap - gets pulled over for being too low - needs to spend money fixing all the other stuff that busted and new springs to raise car for defect clearance.

    If you fit coilovers you can raise the height to reduce suspicion, plus you can keep the original struts and mounts to re-fit for defect clearance.

    Spend the extra money and do it right the first time, not the cheap way first and then the expensive lesson learning way after...
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    Quote Originally Posted by senna_T View Post
    Chop springs to save money? OK.....

    Chop springs - Car sits low - smashes whats left of the original shocks - smashes strut top mounts - car drives like crap - gets pulled over for being too low - needs to spend money fixing all the other stuff that busted and new springs to raise car for defect clearance.

    If you fit coilovers you can raise the height to reduce suspicion, plus you can keep the original struts and mounts to re-fit for defect clearance.

    Spend the extra money and do it right the first time, not the cheap way first and then the expensive lesson learning way after...
    LOL...doing it right the first time?? doing it right means engineers cert for the coilovers

    OP wants to slam the car so explain how does "raise the height to reduce suspicion" makes a car low?

    i do agree with you, coilover all the way, but cut springs is best for simple hellalownessforthewintuningstyle.com, which seems like OP is already running like a boss
    People need to do more crimes / break and enter / rob banks / rape kids / kidnapping / Murder, until then, car enthusiast and their vehicles are a dangerous threat to the public
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesprinter View Post
    OP wants to slam the car so explain how does "raise the height to reduce suspicion" makes a car low?
    Yes he does want to slam it - however when he does start to gain attention for the height the coilovers will allow adjustment, again showing the benefit of going for coilovers.

    Forums (and our business) are/is generally for helping people with good advice, not patronising responses that offer no proper solution.

    Alot of people modify their car "incorrectly" because they don't know any better and listen to keyboard warriors - this thread is a perfect example for someone to not make the same mistake again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senna_T View Post
    Yes he does want to slam it - however when he does start to gain attention for the height the coilovers will allow adjustment, again showing the benefit of going for coilovers.

    Forums (and our business) are/is generally for helping people with good advice, not patronising responses that offer no proper solution.

    Alot of people modify their car "incorrectly" because they don't know any better and listen to keyboard warriors - this thread is a perfect example for someone to not make the same mistake again.

    WHAT HE SAID ^^^^ well said. So many keyboard warriors, not much knowledge.
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    if sole purpose of the coilovers is to slam the car then why not save a bit and get some high quality springs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5TI View Post
    if sole purpose of the coilovers is to slam the car then why not save a bit and get some high quality springs?
    I am agree with 5TI, you need to have high quality springs to avoid the situation.


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