BC Coilover Group Buy with Joe @ 2J Racing

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chassis Upgrades' started by McRib 1s Back, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. audiphile

    audiphile Member

    these coil-overs are a killer value, I must say... The number of adjustments, the fact that the ride height doesn't alter the spring rate (like Bilstein PSS), and the fact they are camber-adjustable.. this is usually a $2-3K type of deal with VW's that I'm used to..

    Couple of questions:
    1. do the height adjustable threads seize forever like so many coil-overs after driving in the North East/Rust Belt?
    2. what type of bearing is in the strut mount (that allows for the turning of the wheels)
    3. maybe I missed it - but what type of warranty comes with the purchase and how would warrantying say a blown shock work (Found it, 1 year)
    4. is it too late to take advantage of the group buy price?

    I'm very tempted to get these and go back to the stock wheels if the ride quality is really that much better than stock and I can still tighten things up for track days...
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
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  3. Hi Joe, I'm new to this forum but I have been reading a lot of threads where you are involved. I might be interested in a few things you offer, I'll send you a pm. In regards to this post would you be able to have a BC Coilover Gravel Rally Application setup for the ST?

    Thanks

    Anthony
     
  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Might want to send Him a Email or call the shop I know they got a new dyno and it is racing season have not seen much of Him of late ...
    Contact Linky
    770.888.0070
    1675 Redi Road, Suite 300 Cumming GA 30040
     
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  5. Sounds good, I'll do that. Thanks for the info.
     
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  6. joe@2j-racing

    joe@2j-racing Active Member

    Thanks Rod. We are having a Tax Return sale on the BCs going on now till the end of March. And I'll get back to Tuning Velocity - thanks!!
     
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  7. was-an-M

    was-an-M Member

    What spring rates would you suggest for track day/HPDE use as well as daily driving? I don't mind stiff so long as it doesn't shake my teeth out of my head.
     
  8. joe@2j-racing

    joe@2j-racing Active Member

    The best rates I have found are the 6/4 that we spec'd for the kit. Its ridiculous for daily use - very soft and compliant (better than stock) but you can crank it up 30 clicks and it performs so well on the track. You can get the rear to rotate so nicely.
     
  9. was-an-M

    was-an-M Member

    I don't see 4k. Is that just the stock rate?
     
  10. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Not to answer for Joe ... but the custom spec we got from 2J has 6k front springs and 4k rear. I also ordered a spare set of 5k rears in case the car needs more rotation.
     
  11. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    What are these swift springs Im reading about on other car forums people are putting as upgrades to these BC coilivers? Anyone know?

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  12. was-an-M

    was-an-M Member

    Thanks for the info.

    I was more so wondering how I order that spring combo because the first spring on the list for rears is 5k.
     
  13. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Busy Tuesday. Took the day off to get cars out of storage. Was such a nice day that I took off the snows and put on the BC coilovers, RokBlox flaps, and Sparcos with ZIIs. My back will be killing me tomorrow! uploadfromtaptalk1396392606874.jpg
     
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  14. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    When is the coils review coming? :)

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  15. frismanis

    frismanis Member

    How was the coilover install? I've been delaying it... I guess I'll now wait until the exhaust shows up to do it all at the same time.
     
  16. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    As I have heard from Joe's original post, it was silly easy. The hardest part was getting the front strut top nuts off as there is one really up under the cowl on each side and the brake filler is in the way (I permanently relocated it so I can easily adjust the struts). You need a couple of zip ties to reattach the ABS wire to the new strut. I fought to get the old anchor off only to realize it wasn't needed for the new strut. I ran an M8 x 1.25 tap through the bracket that hold the front brake line because the nuts were powder coated and the bolt was going in real tight. I didn't like the feel of it. On the rear I just removed the felt fender liners permanently. I couldn't see the shock top bolts with that in the way and it just seems like a recipe for corrosion having the liners in there. In fact I had the interior panels loose before I realized you don't have to do anything inside the car LOL. Make sure you have jack stands and/or two jacks. You really need to lift the whole front and then the whole rear because of the sway bar and twist beam. Doing one corner at a time is no good. Very easy install. Now for alignment!
     
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  17. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Pics of the Fluid Res. relocate please ...
     
  18. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Spangenb, how does it ride compared to stock? Do you like it? Huge noticeable difference?

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  19. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I suppose "relocate" is a fancy word ... makes it sound professional. I just used a couple of zip ties to attach it to the negative battery cable: uploadfromtaptalk1396449293364.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1396449310843.jpg
     
  20. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I was really skeptical that it could change dramatically, but Joe was right. With the shocks set on 6 all the way around the street ride is transformed. No more bouncy buckboard ride. Stiffer, yet so much smoother. The road I take to work did not fare well with the winter. Every crack and seam was heaved from frost. Made me feel like a bobble head in the FiST. Now the car glides over that road. It's amazing.

    The 16" Dunlops are no harsher than the snow tires, but they do make more noise LOL.

    I have to say, these coilovers are top notch quality. I had low expectations, but really they are beautifully made. I am a Koni snob, but really these are just as good in my mind ... and I am hard to impress when it comes to mechanical things.
     
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  21. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the Pics :)
     

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