eXquiSit, on 11 February 2011 - 09:16 PM, said:
fiend., on 09 February 2011 - 10:25 PM, said:
Out of the ones you mentioned, the BC BR's would definitely be my choice. I'm going to shorten my post and just agree with LCD's first post as to the reasons why.
I personally own Greddy Type S coilovers, and even though you didn't list them, I believe they can be had for similar money, and are worth every dollar.
Been using them for over 3 years now with no problems or funny sounds. Great adjustability, damper control seems progressive, and the spring rates (8 and 6) seem good for everything i've put them through (mainly street and mountains, with occasional sideways action). The main difference between the Greddy's and those you listed is the progressive rate springs at the rear, which I am led to believe aid traction in all conditions, especially on our bumpy (and often wet) roads. Very, very happy with them. I did a mini review of them in the Tech/mech section which should be searchable if you're interested. Greddy's also have a published damper graph, if that counts.
have you had br's in ur car?
if you have, how do they compare to the greddys?
I have not ever had BC's in my car, as they came out well after I got my Greddy's.
IIRC, I read a rumour that the Greddy's and BC's were made in the same factory, but I might be mistaken.
Either way, if it were a difference of $400-500, i'd prefer the progressive spring rates in the rear of the Greddy's, as well as some added assurance from a brand I trust (
), because I use my car for a whole lot more purposes than drift/track, and I like the idea of having more grip over uneven surfaces, especially in Melb's (often wet) weather conditions. Others disagree, and prefer the consistency of non-progressive rear springs, but from memory these were people mainly using their cars for serious trackwork and not as dailys. It's up to you, the money can always be spent elsewhere. For me personally, suspension is something I was happy to spend a bit more on, wanting to have the best I could afford. I managed to pick mine up in an Autobarn Doncaster Christmas 20% off sale, so they cost me $1600, which the champs at the store back then let me even pay in installments lol, after commenting I was the first person to order them and that they were losing a fair bit on cost due to the storewide sale.
I believe Trent and Cat from Uras/Status also rate the Greddy's, with 8 and 6 spring rates, fwiw (although this was some time ago now).