F50 CIMA Suspension - BC RACING OR PBM

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F50 CIMA Suspension - BC RACING OR PBM

Postby F50SEE'MA » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:30 pm

Hey fam!
I'm looking for some feedback before buying some coilovers for my daily (2002 Nissan CIMA F50)
Looking to source some without having to pay an arm and leg and not have to go the bag way. ..

Just wondering if anyone is running any one of these two setups .
BC RACING BR SERIES
OR
POWERED BY MAXX VIP COILOVERS
This is for my daily so I know ride comfort will be affected :ohno:


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Re: F50 CIMA Suspension - BC RACING OR PBM

Postby EdBwoy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:10 am

A fellow member, HollywoodJackson has the BC coilovers.

Search for "BC Racing" and I believe he posted a review or HowTo somewhere.

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Re: F50 CIMA Suspension - BC RACING OR PBM

Postby BadQ45t » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:09 pm

I have the BC Coilovers on the 97', you can call them and get them to modify how stiff they come to you. I wish I'd known that as I would have dialed back the stiffness at least 25%. But they are very well made, they can be rebuilt, are made in USA and so far lasting great.
If you do the BC's call them and you can talk to them about a daily ride so they are less harsh stiff and will give you a small drop.

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Re: F50 CIMA Suspension - BC RACING OR PBM

Postby F50SEE'MA » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:25 pm

Good lookin out ! Thanks!!
Best of luck to all your builds :D

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Re: F50 CIMA Suspension - BC RACING OR PBM

Postby HollywoodJackson » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:18 pm

The BC Racing coli overs are the way to go. I couldn't be happier!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXW9fApAwrd/?

When I originally purchased them, I had never owned a set of coil overs. I did short research, and I knew I didn't want to have to deal with cutting and welding spindles. BC offered the only coil over on the market with our spindle already attached. They were pricey in comparison to other coil overs, such as Tein (but in my opinion worth the price difference not having to weld. Last thing I wanted to have to depend on a welded shock absorber setup). With what I now now, it could be reliable welded, but still...

I've been running them for over almost a year now. And I have no complaint. The quality of them seems to compliment the quality of the car. And from what I hear in the enthusiast community, they are a great coil over at the price point.

I have the front set at the softest of 32 settings (say '1'), and the rear set to '8'. The car hugs the road!

Avoid making the same mistake I made. The kit will come with the 4 coil overs with the spring for the coil over, and 2 springs that appear to replace the rear springs on the car. You don't need 4 springs in the back. The spring on the rear coil will do. I have the other two new springs in storage.

The install is easy, now that I've performed it one time. I did the job alone. Just make sure you have the tools needed.

Regular tool box with ratchets, and wrenches.
Impact screw driver to remove the disk break cover from the OEM spindle.
Breaker bar.
Impact gun.
Ball joint tool.
Patience (lots of it)

Good luck with it. Coil overs were a great upgrade to the F50!

All the best,
~HollywoodJackson~

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Re: F50 CIMA Suspension - BC RACING OR PBM

Postby HollywoodJackson » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:28 pm

This write-up by another member will be valuable to you, even though its a different coil over. You see the extra effort he had to employ because his set didn't have the spindles attached by the manufacturer!

https://forums.nicoclub.com/q45-f50-ksp ... 84835.html

All the best,
~HollywoodJackson~

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Re: F50 CIMA Suspension - BC RACING OR PBM

Postby F50SEE'MA » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:02 pm

I appreciate the insight! I'm aiming more towards the BC because they're available and they also come with the spindle so no welding needed . Which is what I was aiming for. Others such as PBM and also 326power require welding and also I was told by 326 that I'd need to ship my knuckles out to them so they can modify and adjust for the front coils. Not wanting to kill my pockets so thank you for the wisdom haha. I appreciate it Hollywood!


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