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  1. #176
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    I think Narvin has something wild like 12/10k.

    For my V8, the 8k/6k has made me very happy.
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  2. #177
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    Quote Originally Posted by guttershark View Post
    I think Narvin has something wild like 12/10k.

    For my V8, the 8k/6k has made me very happy.
    Is that wild? I have 12k/10k as well.

  3. #178
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets330 View Post
    Is that wild? I have 12k/10k as well.
    I'd think going that much stiffer might head into the uncomfortable zone. But I could be wrong. How's the ride? Has it passed any of the gf / parents / child / grandparent tests?
    2002 540i | 6 speed | (892) Titanium Gray | BC Coilovers |E60 SSK - ZHP Knob | CDV Delete | M5 RSB | Muffler Delete - 2.75" Turndown | Dice Duo | Spec Dock | Running log -> http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1713303

  4. #179
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    Quote Originally Posted by guttershark View Post
    I'd think going that much stiffer might head into the uncomfortable zone. But I could be wrong. How's the ride? Has it passed any of the gf / parents / child / grandparent tests?
    Girlfriend, check. Parents, check. Child / Grandparents? N/A.

    2 of the 4 tests, no complaints, nothing pointed out. nothing but compliments of the car actually.
    It does get uncomfortable at times I admit though, only in construction type area's, or places where roads are cracked, etc, havent been re-paved in decades.

  5. #180
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    Ordered my set a few days ago! Can't wait to get them. My car feels like a Cadillac at the moment haha

  6. #181
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    Quote Originally Posted by FabChild View Post
    Ordered my set a few days ago! Can't wait to get them. My car feels like a Cadillac at the moment haha
    caddy?
    BC's turn it into a whole new car.

  7. #182
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    Quote Originally Posted by guttershark View Post
    I'd think going that much stiffer might head into the uncomfortable zone. But I could be wrong. How's the ride? Has it passed any of the gf / parents / child / grandparent tests?
    The ride four clicks from soft is like stock!

  8. #183
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets330 View Post
    caddy?
    BC's turn it into a whole new car.
    That's what im hoping!! lol My car is real bouncy at the moment, 159xxx on the original shocks. I drove a 540 sport and it handled WAy better than mine. I cant wait to see how much better the coilovers feel.

  9. #184
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    So what's the consensus for I6s? 8k/6k? Swift springs or no?

  10. #185
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    I'm getting Bc's for my 540i but im debating on 8k/6k or 10k/8k???

  11. #186
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    I'm running 8/6k on my M5 and wouldn't want it any stiffer. With proper tire pressures (and OEM sizes) it is very firm but not harsh. I'm running in the middle...15 clicks...all around. Any stiffer springs and I don't think I'd like it.


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  12. #187
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    Does the Swift spring option include rear springs too, or is it just the front springs? Anybody in NJ with BC coils ? I need a test drive to see if pillowball mounts are for me , although they sell the rubber mount option too. I'm trying to decide between Koni, Bilstein, Bilstein B12, and BC coilovers, help me out .

  13. #188
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    My original quote email for these has been forwarded to an xmas gifter... can't wait. lol.

    It's like being a kid again... sorta.

    2001 330Cic/A in the same color combo is "Her" ride.

  14. #189
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    Just got mine from Circuit Motorsports, Couldn't be happier! They ride great! All soft feels like a bmw and full hard feels like a lowered civic lol! I set the rears to 15 and the front to 10 and the car feels solid and rids amazing!

    Ironically with the coilovers adjusted all the way down my car way too low to drive and sat on the tires! I have the crappy oem's but I couldn't imagine why people say these dont go low enough?





    Here is the car slammed on stockies lol I adjusted the car up a few inches and it still looks low, Cant wait to get some good wheels and tires! Also the rear adjusters are a MUST! I didn't realize what a PITA it was to access the rears until I had my whole rear interior torn apart lmao!

  15. #190
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    @FabChild
    Wow that is super slammed. Looks good tho. I have the same wheels and I think they look nice when lowered. More pics?

  16. #191
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    I wonder how the ride is with BC vs Bilstein PSS for street use.

  17. #192
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    Wish my NNR's had that much in the rear Not that Id want to actually dump it that low but itd be nice to have a tad bit more for sure. Guess I gotta just get a shorter spring :/

  18. #193
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    Damm how can you ride on that? That's very low.. The only way I see a car that low is if its on Air.... Lol. My Previous E39 was slammed on NNR's but I wouldn't recommend them cuz it looses its dampening and it will ride a jumpy ride... But if u wanna go the cheap way. You get what you pay for.... Just saying.

  19. #194
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    Oh yea for sure the car wasn't drivable like that! WAYY to low the rocker was pretty much on the ground and the back tires were cambered the chuck out lol
    I'm going to be replacing my worn suspension components very soon as I think I have a bent control arm because the driver side front tire was a half in closer to the strut than the passenger side.

    Here it is now and its still really low, scrapes alot lol My next mods are gonna be wheels and frsehening up the brakes, I just want the car to be solid on the road but the coilovers ride really well. The car handles great! It had a ton of body roll before and it's def. a night and day difference!


    Last edited by FabChild; 12-15-2012 at 03:34 AM.

  20. #195
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    Thanks for the additional pictures. So at the ride height you just posted, do you have any rubbing issues? And what tire size are you running on the BBS 16`s? And where are your center caps? Haha. Car looks good, keep the pics coming..!

  21. #196
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    Lol The car only had one center cap when I bought it so i just took it off. The tires are 225/60/15 and they don't have any rubbbing issues at that height.

  22. #197
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    Ok thanks....i am about to order myself a set of these coilovers.

  23. #198
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    Whats the max drop height on these
    2003 ///M5. ~ Jet Black/ Le Mans Blue


    RK Supercharged @ 501wheel horsepower/ 419lbs torque
    Supersprint Headers
    CNS Lightweight dm flywheel/ Spec clutch
    ST coilovers
    Eibach Rear Sway bar/Beast Power Brackets
    Drilled slotted Rotors/Akebono Euro pads
    Magnaflow 14816 Mufflers
    Michelin Pilot supersports

  24. #199
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    Just ordered a set of these with the swift kit.

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    who has the best price on these right now?

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