BC Racing BR Coilovers

  1. My model of MX-5 is: NA 1.6
  2. I’m based near: Seaford
  3. I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: BC Racing BR Coilovers

Does anyone else run these on their NA? I had mine fitted by Wheels In Motion many years ago now (I’ve had the car since 2007). I’ve adjusted the ride height a few times as although it looked quite aggressive, it was just too low and speed bumps and potholes were my absolute enemy and to be avoided. I have the ride height set much better now and scrapes seem to be a thing of the past. The car was originally set up for fast road so was also set very firm so although it took corners like it was on rails, I felt every bump through my bottom and as I’m not getting any younger I’ve now set the shocks front and rear on their softest settings. I took the car out solo and then with my misses in the passenger seat and although it was noticeably softer, it still felt planted. I think if I was doing track days then I could tinker with the settings (with the help of an expert) to really dial it in but for road use, I’m going to see how I get on with the current soft settings. I guess I was really interested in any other owners comments/thoughts on these shocks, what settings you have, likes and dislikes. It’s personal choice at the end of the day I know.

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How was the ride height set? There is a correct way and an “incorrect” way. These shocks are a fairly typical design with a shock body that has an adjustable length, and a spring that can be set for preload; ie, with the wheels in the air, are the springs at full droop or not… The correct way to set ride height on these is to set the shock length.

I had the Meister R Zeta-Pros on another car, probably made by the same contract Far Eastern manufacturer, so same idea. Didn’t get on with them. I much prefer the P-5 Puredrives, as ancient as they are, on the other NA.

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The shocks were originally fitted and set up by WIM (Wheels in Motion) for “fast road” driving. I have since raised the ride height twice since then as it was just too low and scrapping the road on spirited drives. I’m going to see how I get on with the softer settings and go from there. I was just wondering what other owners had experienced with their BC’s as I know all shocks have different characteristics.

What saz says is correct, some people do use the wrong threaded collar (the spring seat) to adjust them.

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Yes I’d heard that but I did mine properly as noted in the manual :+1:t2: