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Old 05-29-12, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default bc extreme drop 14/12

anyone have this SPECIFIC set up and can vouch for stiffness or have any pictures? just ordered some and wondering about how stiff it is.

main concern is RUBBING / bottoming out
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Old 05-29-12, 02:46 PM   #2
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I don't have BC's but I'm running Circuit Sport coils with the exact same stiffness (my review thread is only a few threads below). In a nut shell, I ran Tein CS's, Megan EZ's, and now the Circuit Sports and I couldn't be happier with the spring rates. Stiff enough to where you don't clench butt cheek going over road imperfections/rail road crossings, but not too stiff so you can still drive grandma around.
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I don't have BC's but I'm running Circuit Sport coils with the exact same stiffness (my review thread is only a few threads below). In a nut shell, I ran Tein CS's, Megan EZ's, and now the Circuit Sports and I couldn't be happier with the spring rates. Stiff enough to where you don't clench butt cheek going over road imperfections/rail road crossings, but not too stiff so you can still drive grandma around.
My only concern is different brands of springs are totally different with the coils

Ie 14/12 swift spring is not the same as 14/12 bc sprIngs
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are you going to swap springs? like using swift on the BCs?
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are you going to swap springs? like using swift on the BCs?


No I'm sticking with current springs I ordered from BC 14/12k with extreme drop kit
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I have the same kit sitting on my living room floor....will let you know soon
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I have the same kit but with 16f/12r and I love it.. IMO it rides real smooth.. Ive had megans,ksports, and stance before and these by far are the best!!
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I have the same kit sitting on my living room floor....will let you know soon
sounds good mine should come in 2-3 weeks please make sure to update me

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I have the same kit but with 16f/12r and I love it.. IMO it rides real smooth.. Ive had megans,ksports, and stance before and these by far are the best!!
thats a lot higher than my spring rate that i ordered!

does the extreme drop kit drop A LOT mroe than the regular?
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I'm running the same spring rate I believe. Its pretty soft for coilovers. Not that stiff shoulda opt for higher spring rates IMO since its free.

Then again I had a 18k/12k on my SC
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I'm running the same spring rate I believe. Its pretty soft for coilovers. Not that stiff shoulda opt for higher spring rates IMO since its free.

Then again I had a 18k/12k on my SC
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14/12 shouldnt be that bad for California streets right?

why such a high spring rate.
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Well higher spring rate will not compress as much as softer springs which you would want if you are flushed and low. Also higher spring compensate for the cars weight.

SC was heavy and the fronts still compressed like nothing cutting my tires on my frame.
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Well higher spring rate will not compress as much as softer springs which you would want if you are flushed and low. Also higher spring compensate for the cars weight.

SC was heavy and the fronts still compressed like nothing cutting my tires on my frame.
Circuit MS recommend me to run 14/12 as opposed to the usual 12/10 most people get for the extreme drop kit for the 2gs. They've sold a lot of the kits and really know their stuff.

it should be enough for me with the higher dampening, the roads here are pretty smooth. well see how it goes

was the 12 good enough for back for your SC?
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i have extreme drop 18/16 on my 2gs. Rides great. Not too stiff, not too soft, I would have preferred something a little stiffer to ride flush or poking.

wheels are 19x9 -4 and 19x11 +6
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damn u guys run some stiff springs
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