Coilover options - BC Racing vs. Yellow Speed Racing

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Coilover options - BC Racing vs. Yellow Speed Racing

Post by gr3mlin » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:17 am

Any thoughts on BC Racing vs YSR coilovers?

Or any better alternatives?

I need decent camber adjustment and minimal/no inner clearance reduction vs stock as I've got to squeeze 9.5" wheels on the front!

Pricing pretty much the same:

BC Racing BR(RA) - £749
Yellow Speed Racing (Dynamic Pro Sport) - £769

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Post by AndyBeech » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:43 pm

What's your intended usage? I looked at both of these before going Bilstein, personally I figured I'd rather pay a bit more and do the job once rather than *potentially* regret it later going budget. Having said that, a fair amount use BC coils on E46 M3's with relatively positive reviews so if I was going to choose I would go with them, I doubt it would be a bad choice. I've only seen one or two people on here use BC coils on an M and none Yellow Speed so doubt you'll get much real word experience, there is a thread though if you search for it.

If you need decent camber adjustment make sure you get a pair of camber plates otherwise you can go down the shimming route.
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Post by M340 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:43 pm

ST STX and Vogtland are in the same range but are a KWV1 without the stainless steel....maybe also worth a look.

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Post by gr3mlin » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:44 am

AndyBeech wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:43 pm What's your intended usage? I looked at both of these before going Bilstein, personally I figured I'd rather pay a bit more and do the job once rather than *potentially* regret it later going budget. Having said that, a fair amount use BC coils on E46 M3's with relatively positive reviews so if I was going to choose I would go with them, I doubt it would be a bad choice. I've only seen one or two people on here use BC coils on an M and none Yellow Speed so doubt you'll get much real word experience, there is a thread though if you search for it.

If you need decent camber adjustment make sure you get a pair of camber plates otherwise you can go down the shimming route.
Thanks, currently my daily driver & the plan is a few road trips. Looking at the Apex fitment guide the Bilstein/KW will reduce the inner clearance & they recommend coilovers with linear springs without helper springs.

I think BC is my best bet, the seem to get mostly positive feedback online, have the camber adjustment & inner wheel clearance I need.

The other option is lowering springs & camber plates but if I'm spending that in my head it just makes sense to get the coilovers so I can adjust ride height etc.

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Post by wspohn » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:54 pm

BC Racing :thumbsup:
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Post by gr3mlin » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:41 pm

wspohn wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:54 pm BC Racing :thumbsup:
Yeah, will be going for BC Racing :thumbsup:

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Post by lucasxdiniz » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:49 pm

gr3mlin wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:41 pm
wspohn wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:54 pm BC Racing :thumbsup:
Yeah, will be going for BC Racing :thumbsup:
I love mine, but be warned: top mounts are noisy and over small consecutive road imperfections they sound like they're knocking.
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Post by gr3mlin » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:52 pm

lucasxdiniz wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:49 pm
gr3mlin wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:41 pm
wspohn wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:54 pm BC Racing :thumbsup:
Yeah, will be going for BC Racing :thumbsup:
I love mine, but be warned: top mounts are noisy and over small consecutive road imperfections they sound like they're knocking.
Will have to get a noisy exhaust to help mask it :evil:

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Post by wspohn » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:02 pm

lucasxdiniz wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:49 pm I love mine, but be warned: top mounts are noisy and over small consecutive road imperfections they sound like they're knocking.
The pillowball mounts are noisier than the rubber mounts - I got the latter for that reason.
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Post by lucasxdiniz » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:33 am

wspohn wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:02 pm
lucasxdiniz wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:49 pm I love mine, but be warned: top mounts are noisy and over small consecutive road imperfections they sound like they're knocking.
The pillowball mounts are noisier than the rubber mounts - I got the latter for that reason.
They are indeed. Wish people realised that once you solid mount stuff in your car. I wasn't complaining, just warning OP as it is amusing how often I get messaged by people who got BCs as well to ask if mine knocks.

Also wasn't aware you could get rubber mounts for BCs. Who makes those?
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Post by wspohn » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:38 am

MY BC shocks came straight from Taiwan to Canada. At that time the pillowball mounts were a cost plus option. Possibly need to specify that today assuming that they still deliver either way.
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Post by Tanel » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:43 am

I have BC Racing coilovers and mine don't knock.
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