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This is a discussion on bc coilovers within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i just bought an 07 wrx wagon and the previous owner has bc (i believe br model) coilovers installed, the ...

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    i just bought an 07 wrx wagon and the previous owner has bc (i believe br model) coilovers installed, the ride is very harsh and i was wondering if anybody had any experience with this setup and could give me some tuning tips, i know that the bc coilovers arent the highest end or anything but ive heard that they are decent and id rather tune them than replace

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    The adjustment is the knob on top of the unit. There is an arrow on top of the coilovers that shows the direction to turn ther knob to firm or soften the damping. You can go to BC Racing web site for more information on these. My son has these BC /BR coilovers on his 05 WRX and they have been very reliable and easy to adjust. He autocrosses the car and does very well within his class. The BC Racing coilovers get some flack on the web sites , but for the money they are an upgrade from most springs and strut set ups like Tokiko, Eibach etc. We had Mach5 springs and Tokiko struts on the 05 WRX before the coilovers and the coilovers are way better.

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    you can adjust the ride height higher with a spanner wrench so youll get more travel and a nicer ride then adjust the dampening on the top knob to feel nicer. theres a lot more to it then that with the rebound/rideheight/springrate/dampening adjustment so talk to BC customer service and they can most likely tell you where to set the dampening for the ride height adjustment so everything works together.
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    I have them and like them. THe ride height is adjustable as well as the pretension on the springs. Then it's a matter of dialing in the damping... You'll want to get the c-spanner wrench to make the spring adjustments. Mine rides somewhat harsh, but it sticks to the road like a wet rag...
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddiewrx View Post
    The adjustment is the knob on top of the unit. There is an arrow on top of the coilovers that shows the direction to turn ther knob to firm or soften the damping. You can go to BC Racing web site for more information on these. My son has these BC /BR coilovers on his 05 WRX and they have been very reliable and easy to adjust. He autocrosses the car and does very well within his class. The BC Racing coilovers get some flack on the web sites , but for the money they are an upgrade from most springs and strut set ups like Tokiko, Eibach etc. We had Mach5 springs and Tokiko struts on the 05 WRX before the coilovers and the coilovers are way better.
    I just don't believe that one bit...in what way are they better?

    I mean I won't completely knock BCs, but they are very entry level and just won't last that long before needing a rebuild. There's better out there to spend your money on when it comes to coilovers. For $200 or so more you're in another level. BC's adjustability is very vague. It takes turning the dampers 5 or 6 clicks before you get any more stiffness or softness depending which way you go. But if you're happy out there, then by all means...
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    Since they're there and seem to be ok, I'd just go play with the adjustments. When they go bad it's time to think about rebuild vs. replacing and what with...
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