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post #1 of 212 Old 2nd March 2011, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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BC Coilovers - Long Term Owners: Please report here

So we have many threads of people who "just" installed their BC coilovers. However, the burning question is how they hold up to time and performance-oriented use with the E39 M5. Longevity and good (not best) performance will be a deciding factor for many of us. We already like the price, adjustability, and looks. But if they don't hold up to the hype, then we're saving our pennies for something else.

If you've had your BC coilovers installed for some time and have had time to put them through their paces as far as performance handling, how did they perform? How are they holding up?

We're not talking about track use here (although, if you've taken them to the track, don't hold your tongue). How do they iron out imperfections on the road to make for more comfortable and less unsettling handling? Have you had the chance to compare them to the other coilover kits?

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Good topic.

Although i have installed mine recently, i'd like owners to report any adjustment issues they have - or hopefully do not have - regarding the threads on the shock body.

A lot of cheaper coilovers suffer from oxidizing/seizing on the collars or threads and this prevents height adjustment after as little as one year or a tough winter.

We do have this type of climate here in the UK and i suppose in a lot of states over in the US too, so thats another spin i wouldn't mind seeing on the thread also should Diny be OK with it.

If issues have arisen what was the remedy if there was one, or how do others look after the threads on the shock to prevent it?

I have used a copper based spray on them for now, we'll see how they hold up!
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i had them on my 2001 540i-6 for about a year..

i loved them, and i drove the car everyday and drove it on many trips to virginia beach, boston, pittsburgh, and miami (i'm in va) with pretty hard spring rates (forget what they were, i'll find them and post them) and even my girfriend felt comfortable which is great cause i didnt have to hear her b*tching for 900 miles

i also was slammed, these go hella low and are made very well. if i buy suspension for my m5 they will be bc's.

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after about 25k miles, i still have nothing but good things to say about them. and...my car is LOW. still passes the GF test, the drunken-friends-trying-to-sleep test, and they handle well enough to take on every twisty on-ramp i throw at them. combined with my new tires, i wouldn't hesitate to head to the canyons this weekend if it weren't for this damned weather...

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I am on the fence with these as well. My suspicion is that not too many sets have been installed yet ? Subscribed.

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I am on the fence with these as well. My suspicion is that not too many sets have been installed yet ? Subscribed.
I know of at least 4-5 board members who run these. Probably too soon for them to give "long term" feedback. Perhaps member phan will chime in. Sometimes, the lack of negative feedback is a good thing

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i've only had them on the car for about a month?

just took the car on a long trip...~250miles.

feels good to me on the road for a long distance. holding up just fine. i may soften the shocks up a bit more but too lazy to take apart the rear deck.
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Subscribed as well. Anxious to see longer term results although I'm pretty much sold on them. I've already explained to the wife that the suspension is due for a "refresh" and can't be avoided with as much driving as I do. Now it's just down to BC's or Bilstein PSS...BC's are currently in front thanks to the included camber plates.

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