What can we say about the BC coilovers for the S14. Most 240sx owners already know what they want. They want a budget friendly, but quality coilover. This is exactly what the BC BR series is. BC has been in the coilover market for a long time they have grown to be very popular over the last few years and rightly so. Their quality is amazing for the cost. Don’t get us wrong, we are here to sell products, but we are also very avid enthusiasts ourselves. We are not just a online parts retailer selling the same parts as dozens of other online companies. We are a shop rooted in building and driving S chassis cars. We run BC coilovers on a few of our cars. We chose BC because they were priced right among the rest of the sub 1200 brands. We did not need all the features of the higher end models. We are not competing for professional status. We are going out to the track for weekend track days and competing in amateur series having fun and driving cars past their limits. Our BC coilovers have done great and have performed amazing for us. We also chose them because we wanted to have easy access to replacement parts or repairs if we happen to blow a damper. BC has a really good replacement program that allows you to buy the parts you need if you happen to have a part that breaks. Although after 3 years of running almost every weekend during the summer we have yet to have a failure. If you have any questions about coilover feel free to chat with us via our live chat, or send us an email. We are always happy to help you pick the best product so you can get the most out of your projects. Below are some brief explanations to some of the features that BC coilovers come with.
The BR series coilovers use a large 46mm diameter piston in a 53mm diameter damper body to maximize oil capacity. As the damper unit operates the oil contained within heats up. The viscosity of oil changes as its temperature varies which can lead to changes in the damping characteristic of the unit. BC Racing only use a very high quality oil with their coilovers which helps maintain a more predictable ride.
CORNER WEIGHT ADJUSTMENT:
The lower spring platform of the BC Racing coilovers are adjustable. This allows the car to be set up for corner weighting to achieve perfect balance.The car needs to be placing equal weight on each tire which increases overall grip, maximizes corner speed and reduces lap times. Optional helper springs can be purchased to allow wheel droop to be dialed into the unit to suit specific needs.
BR coilovers feature 30 way damping adjustment that combines both rebound and compression in one adjuster for simplicity and ease of use. This adjustment allows you to fine tune the vehicle to meet the relevant conditions. By tweaking front and rear damping you can adjust the way the car handles. Increasing damping force on the rear relative to the front, for example, will start moving the vehicle into a more oversteer orientated stance. If you want to go drag racing in a rear wheel drive car then you want the back of the car to squat off the line to maximize weight transfer to the rear tires. This maximizes traction and helps prevent wheel spin. To achieve this you would soften the rear dampers to allow faster compression. Conversely, if you want to go drifting and are finding it hard to break traction and are having problems with understeer then making the rear dampers harder will help reduce traction whilst making the front dampers softer will give greater front traction. This will make the rear of the car looser minimizing understeer thus altering the vehicles handling characteristics more towards drift than drag racing.
S14 BC Coilovers come with Front Spring Rate = 8k Rear Spring Rate = 6k