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New make of coilovers #860249
03/07/2009 10:11
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I have been in touch with a company that seems to have received pretty good reviews for the kits that they make and asked if they would be willing to make a kit up for the coupe, and the answer seems to be a yes.

There is various levels of coilovers as well :

Street and Circuit Coilover retails for £649
Inverted Damper For Pro Track retails for £849
External Reservoir retails for £1175

I'm currently trying to arrange the finer points on this kit, but it will come with the following:

Pillowball upper mount
Camber adjustable top mounts
Aluminium top plates
30 way adjustable damping
Adjustable spring platform
Height adjustment via bottom mount to retain full damper travel
Bearing mounted upper front spring platform
Dust boot to protect damper seals

What sort of interest would there be in this, as i think it would be a suitable alternative to FK's, KW's and Gaz coilovers


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #860365
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i would have a set of Street and Circuit Coilover for that price!

will they be for the 20vt as well?


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Marco20ValveT] #860378
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Yes, they will be for 16vt and 20vt


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #860397
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May be interested too at that price

Re: New make of coilovers [Re: ] #860402
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I'd be interested in a pair for the rear Alexis, I bought a pair of FK's for the front but the rears weren't included in the sale unfortunately frown

Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #860415
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Originally Posted By: Begbie
Yes, they will be for 16vt and 20vt


cool, i will be interested!!


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #860419
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Interested in the Pro Street/circuit set-up... Any idea of delivery dates... Need some a bit better than the bilstein/eibach combo.

Cheers Tim


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: F927UBS] #860426
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Could be interested in these. What make are they Begbie?



Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Kelv27] #860428
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No idea on delivery dates as of yet. They need a set of front and rear shocks + springs, which will then be sent over to Japan to be made up etc.. which will take about a month or so then it will need to come back and be tested just to make sure everything fits as it should. I have a set of front shocks, springs and top mounts ready to go and Countrycruising is donating some rears to the cause smile

The make, well Jimbo should know, but i'll let you play detective and see if you can find out tongue


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #860482
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Could be interested also in a couple of months smile

Re: New make of coilovers [Re: ] #860492
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I might possibly have my arm twisted given that my current set will be coming to the end of their life before long and they could prove tricky to get serviced/rebuilt.

Will they have PU bushes in the rear shocks - if not, why not? I definately think they are needed.

Is it likely that there will be long term support (parts, servicing, rebuilding) in the UK?

Other than that they look like quite nice pieces of kit. Pillowball top mount is ace. laugh


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: mattB] #860494
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They sound attractive enough. Just wondering about their reliabilty..hence asking about the make.

What is pillowball?? sounds comfy laugh



Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Kelv27] #860554
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I don't think they will have PU bushes in the rear, but i'll ask and see what they say, i'll also ask about servicing if there is any problems too, but that won't be till Monday now.

The good thing, is they orginally said they wanted 10 firm commitments for this kit, but have said that it's not needed, hurrah! laugh


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #860589
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My current coilover set came with rubber bushes in the rear shocks which fairly quickly turned to toffee. Could be because I had the damping up fairly stiff laugh but if it can be sorted at the outset then it's a much better deal.


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: mattB] #861463
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Is it the Apex kit Begbie ?

It looked a very good option, especially with the height adjustment being made at the hub instead of at the spring smile

Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Jimbo] #861730
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It's not the Apex kit, but it's being dealt via Apex. For those who want to have a look at the goods, you want to go to http://www.bc-racing.co.uk


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #861915
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Matt, i asked the guy about the bits you wanted and he has replied with :

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Its not a standard rubber bush. If you look at the likes of Nismo/TRD they will always use uprated hardened rubber rather than poly as poly goes brittle.

We can usually supply replacement parts (any part) in around 7 working days, that includes dampers @ £75.


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #861946
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Next question then:

What are the damping (although obviously adjustable) and spring rates being based upon?


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Damping, not sure on, but spring rates can be chosen to what ever you want. There will be a set spring that comes with the dampers, but if you wanted to go harder or softer, then you can, albeit for a small charge


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I'm interested Begbie smile

Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #862153
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These look pretty good, Any idea when?.. I can supply them my car if they want something to play with to get a good set-up.

Cheers Tim


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: F927UBS] #862227
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Tim, as i said earlier, it won't be for a couple of months yet. I need to go and get the rear suspension from PeteP (kindly donated by Countrycruising), then collect my front struts and get them sent to Apex in Bradford, who then in turn, will send them to Japan to be pulled apart, new ones made up, then sent back, so we're going to be looking at 6 weeks - 2 month minimum before a trial set have been made


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: Begbie] #862379
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this sounds very intriguing, definitely interested


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: maastiff] #862539
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Ok, let me know how things are progressing... Cheers Tim


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: F927UBS] #863789
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So thats what BC are. They sponsor time attack but i haven't heard of anyone using their stuff. I keep getting hats on the WINNERS step of the podium for those who have been there. Looks good but i'll be sticking with my Gaz stuff for now.


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Re: New make of coilovers [Re: sparco] #865711
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No update really, just to say i have the front suspension, top mounts and rear suspension now, so will get this boxed up and sent off this week


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Cheers Begbie... Please keep me in the loop... Pm if you need to.

Cheers Tim


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Any update on this Begbie? I can understand it taking a long time but was hoping you had something as this looks very interesting smile

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Nothing as of yet, as i have the suspension sitting in the garage waiting to be sent, but nothing done about it as it's quite depressing when you have to fork out for another engine rebuild and sending off some shocks and springs is the least of my worries smile


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So the front will have adjustment at the top and the rear at the bottom?


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