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Old 06-07-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Bc racing coils, or alternative?

So i wanted to order a set of BC racing coils for my e30, the BR type ones. I called next mod to get them to order me a set and they told me that they ordered a set for an 88 325is before and they not work in the front, this seems strange to me as how could a coil made specifically for a certain application not "fit". Has anybody used these coils on their e30? if not does anyone have suggestions for a set that i can pick up for around 1000$?

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Old 06-07-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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well i just downloaded the application list for the bc coils and the e30 isnt listed, just 36, and 46. Strange then that some places offer them online for e30s.

So i guess this means i am looking for any opinions on what coils to get for around a grand.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:40 PM   #3
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The only companies that make a 100% bolt on, not modded strut housing, coilover setup is AST and H&R. And they aren't cheap. You can get Ground Controls for about 1600 ready to bolt on with all the bells and whistles.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:58 PM   #4
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I just found a kit, it's rs series ny d2. Alot of people are using it in the states and like it alot, so for 1200 shipped i think ima try it and see what its like.
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It is only a sleeve kit
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:36 AM   #6
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It is only a sleeve kit
what do you mean?
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:55 AM   #7
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So even the d2's you have to slip inside your existing strut? I don;t really get how that works.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:40 PM   #8
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The only companies that make a 100% bolt on, not modded strut housing, coilover setup is AST and H&R.
Negative, KW makes a variant 1 coilover kit exclusively for tunershop

http://www.tunershop.com/Suspensions...er=4&modell=83

However I have no idea what the lead times are, the shocks are not adjustable like other kits, and I don't think you have the option to choose spring rates.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:07 PM   #9
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now i am thinking ground control, i gave them a call today, and there really seems to be no true bolt on kit for e 30, they all involve putting the new kit inside the oem stut housing, otherwise they would have to make the whole knuckle assembly.
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If i go with the variants, i will need new rear strut mounts won;t i?
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If i go with the variants, i will need new rear strut mounts won;t i?
Yeah, but those aren't an expensive part if you go with OEM replacements. Like $15 each.
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What do you guys think of the GC kit? it is actually more expensive than the kw's but you get everything you need.
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If you can do the strut housing modifications, or know someone that can do it, it's a great kit. You can install it over a weekend easily. However if you're redoing the suspension I'd recommend replacing some bushings too if they need replacing.

My car sits nice and low now and corners super flat. Where it was under steering with the previous suspension and lowering springs I had, there's now no understeer.
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ya i can manage the housing modification ill just get my buddy to weld it at his shop, and i was thinking id replace the bushings and what not in the rear.
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If you can do the strut housing modifications, or know someone that can do it, it's a great kit. You can install it over a weekend easily. However if you're redoing the suspension I'd recommend replacing some bushings too if they need replacing.

My car sits nice and low now and corners super flat. Where it was under steering with the previous suspension and lowering springs I had, there's now no understeer.
GC sells them with the modification already done, you just pay a core charge. And I forgot about KW. I was looking at them a while back.
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