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Old 11-30-2012, 04:00 PM
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

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How are you guys running at 31" without the UCA's hitting the towers when you hit a bump? Right now I'm at 31" with Jeepinbyal UCA's and the arms hit every time I hit a swail in the road or a bump. The wife hates me at this point. I can certainly fix the problem by cutting and raising the towers a few inches, but thats a drastic fix. The back is a whole other problem.... very bouncy even with the settings all the way to soft.]
I had the same problem,but i have 20" Viper reps. I ran at a 31.5" height and still had to be kinda careful when going over railroad tracks and whatnot. I set the front shocks about 3 clicks more firm than factory setting and that helped but was still a constant problem. The rear was excessively bouncy on our weathered Canadian roads. It never bottomed out in the rear but it about drove me crazy, and my girlfriend, to the point she refused to drive the truck anymore.

I feel that BC missed the mark with these,they should have went about 10% stiffer in the front and about 15% softer in the rear. The shocks are valved well in the front but the rear need to be redone softer,as this would also compliment a lower spring rate.

Having said that, they are great when used in a racing type environment. I run a small road course with a local BMW club and decided to try putting the truck on course for the heck of it. I was able to run 1.5 seconds faster a lap, than a brand new X1 with 300hp engine. (about 52.5 seconds per lap vs their 54.0) and thats with my little v-6er !!
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:56 PM
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

I hear you.....my wife says living with me is optional...living with the ride of the Jeep definitely isn't.

I have to fix it.....and soon.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:13 AM
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

Has anyone set these for not super-low height? If so, how does it ride??
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

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I feel that BC missed the mark with these,they should have went about 10% stiffer in the front and about 15% softer in the rear. The shocks are valved well in the front but the rear need to be redone softer,as this would also compliment a lower spring rate.

Having said that, they are great when used in a racing type environment. I run a small road course with a local BMW club and decided to try putting the truck on course for the heck of it. I was able to run 1.5 seconds faster a lap, than a brand new X1 with 300hp engine. (about 52.5 seconds per lap vs their 54.0) and thats with my little v-6er !!

This is the problem we had with them they are the softest possible without having issues in the rear unless we want to bottom out in the rear all over the place. Let me explain why and how I know this.
We where softer 3 steps softer and kept firming up the rear until they did not bottom out at a normal drive hight and the lowest we could go in the rear. I bottomed out on everything to the point I almost gave up with BC and my truck to a years worth of bottoming out before we landed on this setup and had no bottoming out issues. We re-valved 3 times in the rear and did 4 sets of springs this one being the final. So to say they where not tested is a huge understatement I know first had I did it all. They are a little bouncy yes but it rides on rails IMO and myself and BC where happy the truck is planted to the ground and handles like a Go Cart so they are doing the job. What we determined is that the Jeep just wasn't designed to go low period I can run down the list of problem we had all over the truck but that would take too long.

The fronts where stiffed and loosened 6 times because we had even more problems up their knowing people where going to try to get as low as possible and settled their after all the tests the stiffer setting was absolutely no good period the truck was very uncomfortable to drive so again we settled where it is for the most comfortable handling. Can you co low low in the front no but they go lower than anyone else's set up without issue and this is what we tried to accomplish.

Bottom line is we put almost 2 years into these and at the end of they day they do the job for a vehicle that was just not meant to be low or drive like a Corvette. I have had mixed reviews and in my honest opinion I would not trade mine for anything else. Like ^ said Taking turns at 80+ MPH is serious and I don't know anyone that says they can do this on anything else and feel safe other than BC's so IMO they are doing their job. Joy riding around town yes they can get a bit of annoying but open up the truck and they are all business. If anyone is interested in a good run I would be more than willing to take them for a ride and show them what these are made for LOL.

K Sport fell short big time I feel they did not do any R&D we did so that tells me they can not get any better than this hence the reason no one else will do them the truck is not set up for lowering 1 bit.

I have been running this setup for 2 years and run my rear almost full soft never used to be that way guess they settled in and I either got used to the bit of the rear bounce but I hardly feel it at all now. Any one that wants reasoning or any further explanation on these please feel free to call us I don't mind running down all of the setting and outcomes from using them even at different ride heights.


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I run mine for performance not low and love em I just couldn't deal with just a spring setup ever again I got in a jeep not too long ago and it felt so sloppy I said not in a million years would i ever go back to that.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:07 PM
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

^ Thank you! while I do like (& have) a lowered jeep, I want function 1st and foremost. I am unhappy with my current setup and was pleased reading the post you just quoted, however I do take it cross country with the family so I have no plans on going too low.

Do these only come as a full set, or can I get them in pairs -fronts then rears?
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Me VS a Stock SRT8 lol Im way! lower!!! and just imagine if i had the Front SRT Bumper SCRAPE!!!! dont be affraid to but and slamm your Jeep ppl









STONEWOOD MALL.!!!

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:47 PM
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

Thanks for your input, Chad. I know we all bugged you for a long time to get these to market and you kept us updated along the way, so we know how many times they went back to BC to be adjusted. We all appreciate the work, and the group buy you set up when they became available. I feel no ill-will towards you, although i can understand how you might take it that way having been a part of the design process.

I just feel that a little more travel, and softer shock valving should have been designed into the rear, as those of us that have to live with rougher roads need it. I understand that there will always be a comprimise between going low and ride quality, but perhaps a better range of adjustment on the rear shock,just so us "rough roaders" can tweak the bouncyness out.
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Thanks for your input, Chad. I know we all bugged you for a long time to get these to market and you kept us updated along the way, so we know how many times they went back to BC to be adjusted. We all appreciate the work, and the group buy you set up when they became available. I feel no ill-will towards you, although i can understand how you might take it that way having been a part of the design process.

I just feel that a little more travel, and softer shock valving should have been designed into the rear, as those of us that have to live with rougher roads need it. I understand that there will always be a comprimise between going low and ride quality, but perhaps a better range of adjustment on the rear shock,just so us "rough roaders" can tweak the bouncyness out.
Thanks for the kind words Bro'

I'm no shock designer in any way that is BC's job but IMO honest opinion their is no real good solution in the Rear unless we stiffen up the dampening and that was mention I asked that the shocks might me better re-valved 1 more step up but they where released because they took nearly 2 years. I still like them and don't really know how it would ride I had a few guys in my rig and said if it did not rebound what it does now you would break your back between the weight of the truck and the stiffness LOL. The one step up would have delayed almost 6 more mo.

I'm starting to wonder if those after market struts may work better than the BC struts if anyone finds a set used let me know and I'll buy them and test em out that may be a solution. I'm pretty sure BC will not re-valve them or even revisit these.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:34 AM
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Lol ot is stonewood mall....

Are you talking about the stage 6 ones chad?? That's a good thought
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Ahhh i see thanks Scott i was already going to just buy them to try them but i like the way it rides
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Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

Just installed mine last week. Love the fronts but lowering the rears 1/4"-1/2"

I've got the adjustable pan hard bar as well. Rear is perfectly centered and this is a must for anyone wanting to drop this much!
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