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Coilovers… What’s the difference between the brands? Pros and Cons.

There are several brands of Coilovers on the market for our Holden based Pontiac G8’s. One of the questions we get asked most is what the difference is. Which one is the best and what are the “Pros & Cons” of each?

That being said, we figured it would be a good time do offer this write up comparing the three most popular sets of Coilovers we offer. If you have any more questions, please let us know via our live chat and/or our contact page.


The BC Racing – BR Series  (LINK)


Pros:

-Fully adjustable dampening & height and can drop your car very low

-Good ride comfort once you figure out the “sweet” spot in the adjustments

-Part for rebuild are fairly accessible

Cons:

-Uses tightly wound springs and are known to have a bouncier ride than some of their competition

-Must drill holes in your trunk to adjust dampening for the rears

-Can take a while to find the right setting for your car

-Does NOT include dampening adjustment extenders, must be purchased separately

-Does not include new strut bushings

Price

-Starts at $994.99

Rating
Ride Comfort – 3/5
Adjustability – 5/5


 

 

Pedders Extreme XA Series (LINK)


Pros:

-Fully adjustable dampening & height

-Use specific (secret) spring rates to offer a more comfortable ride.

-Good ride comfort once you figure out the “sweet” spot in the adjustments

-Include new strut mount bushings

-Includes dampening adjustment extenders

-No need to drill holes in trunk for rear dampening adjustments

Cons:

-Do not go AS low as the other in the market

-Must drill hole in rear spring top hat for dampening adjustment extender

Price

-Starts at $1099.99

Rating
Ride Comfort – 3/5
Adjustability – 4/5


 

 

 

H&R Street Performance Series (LINK)


Pros:

-Uses larger (OEM SIZE) springs for a superior ride

-Progressive rate rather that static rate, meaning the spring rate adjusts as the coils are compressed

-No need for dampening adjustments due to the superior strut and progressive rate springs

-Rides great, even when very low

-8/10 ride comfort once you figure out the “sweet” spot in the adjustments

Cons:

-Costs more than the others

-Does not include new strut mounts

Price

-Starts at $1249.99

Rating
Ride Comfort – 4/5
Adjustability – 5/5