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fordham2010 01-14-2013 01:27 PM

E30 BC Racing Coilovers Help
 
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.

Thanks guys

-Ben

Woofer 01-14-2013 02:38 PM

I have the setup u want to buy. Its awesome man. Couldn't e happier.

Jay at stancefactory helped me purchase mine. Give them a call, he can deff help u out and he also orders bc coilovers so he may even have them At a better price

fordham2010 01-15-2013 08:45 AM

Thanks Woofer. I'll give stancefactory a call.

Woofer 01-15-2013 02:18 PM

No prob. Good luck with your purchase.

Bullet Ride 01-15-2013 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by fordham2010 (Post 1594771)
a correct daily set up that is low. i.e. Frame 1.5 inches off the ground.

There is no such thing. Any "daily" set-up that has the frame rolling around at a static 1.5" off the ground puts everyone else on the road beside or behind you at risk. Not only that it's inconsiderate because you end up holding up traffic every time you have to go up a driveway. If you want to roll around that low get a proper bag set-up.

cormier 01-15-2013 05:47 PM

^^ this. And you'll always be scraping $#!+ no matter how careful you are. I second Alan, get over the SF and talk to the guys there.

fordham2010 01-15-2013 08:58 PM

I'm going over to SF tomorrow. I can't wait to hold up everyone going up driveways :)

Bullet Ride 01-16-2013 08:12 AM

A least make sure to get a skid plate installed so you won't leave big puddles of oil on the driveways of the guys you're going to buy parts from.

craz azn 01-16-2013 10:19 AM

^ lol!!

Woofer 01-16-2013 11:50 AM

Lol^ good point.

OP I got my skip plate from here. Has saved me many times living in Toronto lol

http://www.tcmotorsports-store.net/e...kid-p3020.html

Bullet Ride 01-16-2013 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craz azn (Post 1595009)
^ lol!!

It happened to me last year. Someone (who may or may not be on this forum lol) was coming to pick up a flywheel from me. On the way to my house some lady cut him off or something and he had to drop a wheel onto the gravel shoulder. When he got out of his car everything was cool.... when we came back from the garage his E30 was swimming in a lake of oil... cracked an oil pan from just dropping a wheel onto the shoulder, how lame is that. True story though, I still have the oil stain on my drive way to prove it *smoke*

El Gato Liso 01-16-2013 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bullet Ride (Post 1594998)
A least make sure to get a skid plate installed so you won't leave big puddles of oil on the driveways of the guys you're going to buy parts from.

*drink**drink**drink*

fordham2010 01-17-2013 08:29 AM

Has anyone on maxbimmer fabricated their own skidplate out of sheet metal and round stock tubing?

Bullet Ride 01-17-2013 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fordham2010 (Post 1595128)
Has anyone on maxbimmer fabricated their own skidplate out of sheet metal and round stock tubing?

I have all the parts ready to go for the style that has the hoop between frame rails, I just need to weld the mounts to the frame rails. I'm also going to weld a piece of flat bar that's been drilled and tapped to the front subframe for securing the back end of the skid plate. The skid plate is a 12" wide by 3/16" thick piece of stainless steel.

fordham2010 01-17-2013 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bullet Ride (Post 1595137)
I have all the parts ready to go for the style that has the hoop between frame rails, I just need to weld the mounts to the frame rails. I'm also going to weld a piece of flat bar that's been drilled and tapped to the front subframe for securing the back end of the skid plate. The skid plate is a 12" wide by 3/16" thick piece of stainless steel.

Very nice. I've seen a lot of aftermarket alumuninum ones, which are nice and light, but definitely won't take a lot of beating before becoming destroyed. I'm liking your stainless steel approach. I'm going to mock one up with pizza box cardboard before sourcing out metal.


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