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Old 04-12-2012, 04:15 PM
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The old spring perch doesn't have ball bearings right?
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:23 PM
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The old spring perch doesn't have ball bearings right?
Correct it was just a solid aluminum piece that sat on a bushing press fit into the pillowball, something I never realized till I disassembled the whole coilover. I had to press the bushing out of the pillowball to get the new perch to fit.
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Im considering rebuilding mine, how much did it run you to do a single coilover?
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:53 AM
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I have the exact same issue with my KW V1! I always had some spring binding at very low speeds, but after retightening the top mounts (they were rattling) it has gotten worse. I have to do some low speed sharp left/right turns to get out of my parking structure, so the springs can 'unwind'.

However, last thursday I drove home from somewhere else, and had the car pull slightly to the right on the highway, even though I had it alligned last week. I made a quick stop and turned the wheels all the way left/right, and it was fine after that.

A Google search turned up some Mazda-guys with the same issue, mounting a so called "Thrust Bearing". I think I'll go the same way: http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=188619.0
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Im considering rebuilding mine, how much did it run you to do a single coilover?
The spring perches were $40 each. Shock cartridges are $99 each.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:33 PM
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Rev, who was your retailer for BC Racing coilovers?
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:40 AM
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Originally I bought mine from Vegas_Sirk when he parted out his car. Since then I have been getting all my replacement parts directly from BC in Florida.

There is a set for sale on NAM right now I think: http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...-cooper-s.html
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:47 PM
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Gotcha, thanks!
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If you guys need anything for BC I am a rep for them and move a lot of their product. I would be happy to help or facilitate in any way.
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Just wondered how low you can go on BC's with the supplied springs?
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not silly low but def -4'' I think advert is 3.5 but they'll go pretty low.
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Does anyone run these on the R56 with 17" wheels?
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:55 PM
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yes
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Rev. What did you set your preload at? I have a set on my car and the rear has little to know travel. I set them at the "4mm" from their video but something doesn't seem right. I'm thinking about getting new springs. I was looking for spring rates and I read through this thread.
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