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Old 03-14-2013, 01:50 AM
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

I loved the look of my truck on the coil overs but honestly the ride is just way too harsh. I ended up switching the rear springs out for a new set of Eibachs, and the ride is better, although I'm still using the BC shocks. With the switch I only really gained about a half inch of additional height in the rear. Originally I set the front ride hjeight to 30.75" and that was just way too low. Hitting just about any bump in the road would bottom out the UCA's. I've been living with it but my wife hates the ride so I've decided to ditch the entire setup and replace the shocks with SRT Bilsteins. Next month I plan to take the truck off the road for its big makeover so I may do a little cutting and trimming to adjust the ride height while using the stock SRT setup. Eventually I think I'll just bag it and call it a day.
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

I was originally hoping that if I ran these coilover's without signifcantly lowering the vehicle that I'd have a softer ride and avoid the extreme stiffness everybody speaks about in here. However, I read this on another forum for a different type of vehicle:
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Since BCs are a fully threaded coilover, ride quality won't change no matter how low you get.
Reason is because ride height is adjusted independently from the shock. This means amount of piston travel remains the same no matter how low you go.

Spring rate and quality of the shock will determine ride quality. Luckily, BCs are valved pretty good for the rates you get. Since you will be making long drives, you probably want stock spring rates.

Since you dont plan to go slammed, maybe you should look into springs and save money?
Assuming that's true, has anybody tried the BC Coilovers on the grand cherokee with high profile tires? If so, what are your results? Do you get a nice ride quality with the high profile tires adsorbing the bumps while the suspension remains firm? If anybody has feedback, please post your tire specs with your feedback. Thanks!

My ultimate goal is to have a stock ride height up front and 1.5" drop in the back, so the vehicle sits level. I have Michelin LTX M/S 245/65/17's and was hoping the suspension would clean up all of the sloppiness in the ride quality while the tires adsorb any bumps along the way. Does anybody have any better suggestions for me than this proposal? If so, lemme know your thoughts. Thanks.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:51 AM
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

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I was originally hoping that if I ran these coilover's without signifcantly lowering the vehicle that I'd have a softer ride and avoid the extreme stiffness everybody speaks about in here. However, I read this on another forum for a different type of vehicle:

Assuming that's true, has anybody tried the BC Coilovers on the grand cherokee with high profile tires? If so, what are your results? Do you get a nice ride quality with the high profile tires adsorbing the bumps while the suspension remains firm? If anybody has feedback, please post your tire specs with your feedback. Thanks!

My ultimate goal is to have a stock ride height up front and 1.5" drop in the back, so the vehicle sits level. I have Michelin LTX M/S 245/65/17's and was hoping the suspension would clean up all of the sloppiness in the ride quality while the tires adsorb any bumps along the way. Does anybody have any better suggestions for me than this proposal? If so, lemme know your thoughts. Thanks.
I have OEM srt coils and srt bilsteins on 255/55 r18. I soak up pot holes and rough road effortlessly, but cornering and ride is firm and responsive with no bouncyness. The rear is only 1/4" higher than the front. I spent $60 on a used set of coils and about $750 for the shocks/struts. My only complaint is that on hard cornering I can feel the outer front tire rolling or tucking under itself. Srt swaybar up front and larger wheel/lower profile will cure this, but then potholes and rough stuff will become more of an issue. Everything is a trade off. BC coilovers are pretty cool and I did consider them, but they seem more appropriate for custom ride heights and smooth track handling. Also, if there is a 1.5 inch difference between your front and rear, your front coils might be sagging already...
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:22 AM
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

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I was originally hoping that if I ran these coilover's without signifcantly lowering the vehicle that I'd have a softer ride and avoid the extreme stiffness everybody speaks about in here. However, I read this on another forum for a different type of vehicle:

Assuming that's true, has anybody tried the BC Coilovers on the grand cherokee with high profile tires? If so, what are your results? Do you get a nice ride quality with the high profile tires adsorbing the bumps while the suspension remains firm? If anybody has feedback, please post your tire specs with your feedback. Thanks!

My ultimate goal is to have a stock ride height up front and 1.5" drop in the back, so the vehicle sits level. I have Michelin LTX M/S 245/65/17's and was hoping the suspension would clean up all of the sloppiness in the ride quality while the tires adsorb any bumps along the way. Does anybody have any better suggestions for me than this proposal? If so, lemme know your thoughts. Thanks.
The problem you may have would be in the rear. They are very firm springs but if the BC shocks are too firm you can always try the stock shock or even Stage 6 QA1s

I'm not quite sure what the quoted person is saying because the bottoming out issue isn't with the travel of the coil over it has to do with the UCA hitting the top of the wheel well. If you stay around the stock height you shouldn't hit there and then can utilize all 30 settings on the damper.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:08 AM
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

Chad's right the top arm is hitting because the truck is only capable of going so low if you hit the truck can not go that low just raise it Up a bit I'm a bit lower than coils now and no issues at all.
As far as the rear goes we where softer and bottomed out all over the place not enough travel in the rear either. I was also harder and valved it was way too stiff this is where BC decided to leave it. I am however testing a remote reservoir strut for the BC rears to try to soften them up a bit. I believe we just need a higher quality strut with better damping capabilities the BC are as good as they can get IMO.
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

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I'm not quite sure what the quoted person is saying because the bottoming out issue isn't with the travel of the coil over it has to do with the UCA hitting the top of the wheel well. If you stay around the stock height you shouldn't hit there and then can utilize all 30 settings on the damper.
I think the "quoted" person was referencing a non-jeep vehicle, so the tower issue was not addressed. I think it was merely an observation that the ride height on the coilover is adjusted via a threaded collar, so the stroke length of the coil and strut does not change regardless of the ride height selection. However, I agree that if the UCA hits the tower it would bottom out and that event would reduce the travel length of the strut via physical obstruction of the tower.

I'd also like to tip my hat to blackops, THey are still investigating and examining suspension issues for enthusiast of our WKs despite the fact the platform has long since moved on to the WK2. It's nice to belong to a group that has this much support for our Jeeps.
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

where did you get the coilovers ive been searching every where and not found them thanks
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First of all i Gotta Thank Danny from FunkyCold Motorsports here in SOCAL He is a Supsension God for the LX he knows his stuff very knowledgable and handy with the tools and Chad for taking the time to come out with a good quialty product and testing it out and for answering our call and giving us pointers ....
So, does this mean the BC Coilovers that are advertised as being compatible with the SRT8 WK also fit the regular WK?
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Thanks! Also, are the BC Coilovers available for the front only? Or do they have to come as a set of front and rear?
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