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Question Best Performance Coilovers?

I'm looking around and trying to find some good coil overs for my 2015 R/T. The issue I am running into is there are so many brands and options that I am unsure what the best option for my car is. I'm looking for something that will help the overall handling of the car, as well as lower it a bit. Between an inch or two. I also plan on changing out the brakes to Brembo or something similar and I plan on putting wider tires on the car all around, so I also need to make sure that coilovers won't get in the way of those.


With that in mind, what are some options I have so I can narrow down my searching?
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Like you said there are many brands out there and there are some things to consider


What are you looking to get out of the coil system? Is it just a drop? Are you looking for better cornering?

Many coils only let you adjust height, sometimes rebound, and dampening.

Most people dont need all of that but its all dependent on how hard you will be driving.

Guys on the forum ive seen using BC racing, Eibach, ST, KW, and so on.

There are also drag racing specific shocks if thats your intent but any shock can be setup for drag or road racing as long as it has the parameters for adjustment.

I have KW V2 shocks adjustable height and stiffnes on my 16 RT and they are fantastic. I can simulate stock ride or have them stiff as hell and they respond great. They also have a great warranty and the backing of a major company. I very often go driving in the canyons and put my car through its paces.
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Like you said there are many brands out there and there are some things to consider
What are you looking to get out of the coil system? Is it just a drop? Are you looking for better cornering?

Sorry for the late answer, but what I am looking for is yes, a slight drop. Not much because this is a daily driver, I don't want it to scrape the ground or anything like that. As far as performance goes, I am looking for better handling. Turns, acceleration, braking, and so on because the suspension will effect how the car moves during those tasks, if I am not mistaken.


I am only lightly into my research of coilovers, however the brands that have stuck out to me so far are BC and KW. However I want to make sure those are good and provide what I am looking for.
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The BC racing BR series has a 2" "minimum" drop and are around $1000

https://www.bcracing-na.com/product/...rger-2011-2016

They do have a DS series that appear to have no lowering, around $1300

https://www.bcracing-na.com/product/...nger-2011-2016

The KW Ver2 Front Lowering: 1.2" to 2.6" Rear Lowering: 1.8" to 3.3" around $2000

https://www.kwsuspensions.com/produc...coilovers.html

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I had a buddy that had bc and they are junk. Car was to low even in full adjustment on both spring and on the cylinder adjustment. Rubbed the fender wells and rode like a lumber wagon. He junked then and got the mopar suspension kit and much much better


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I had a buddy that had bc and they are junk. Car was to low even in full adjustment on both spring and on the cylinder adjustment. Rubbed the fender wells and rode like a lumber wagon. He junked then and got the mopar suspension kit and much much better

Well, that sounds like it crosses BC Racing off the list entirely as I definitely do not want the car too low to the ground. I don't need to scrap going over a speed bump. Also since I plan on add headers and I know they can hang low, I don't need those scrapping so thank you for telling me. Is it possible he got a bad set of them?
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I doubt it. I suppose there is always a chance but it is hard to say i guess


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I've run BC coils on a couple of other platforms and never heard of an issue as described above with the proper coils.

For the OP...what's your budget?


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Ridetech is another option for you to look at.

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I've run BC coils on a couple of other platforms and never heard of an issue as described above with the proper coils.

For the OP...what's your budget?

Budget isn't something I'm terribly worried about, I'd rather have quality than worry about price. I'm currently saving the money for them, so I just need to know how much I need to save and what I want/need to get.
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