*Please note: BC Racing BR Series AE86 front coilovers must be used in conjunction with BC Roll Centre Adjusters, available here*
Due to popular demand and excellent feedback from our customers who have been running this setup on their AE86s, we are now providing our ever popular, super adjustable AVO rear coilovers with the complete front BC Coilovers as a kit, for the same price as a complete set of front and rear BC Type RA coilovers (This saves you €100 when compared to purchasing both pairs separately!).
This solves the increasing problem of sourcing rare AE86 front struts, or converting your existing struts to coilovers, as the BCs come complete as a new strut with spindle. (We strongly recommend using BC roll centre adjusters with these fronts, available here)
These fronts, mixed with our AVO rears, offers the best of both worlds to our track, drift and street 86 owning customers.
Spring rate guide:
BC Racing BR Series Type RA fronts come with 3 spring rates as standard:
8KG: We recommend 8kg springs for faster street or circuit use, especially if there is a little more weight up front with a 1UZ or SR20 engine swap. 8KG are also recommended for 4AGE drift cars to be used in conjunction with the 4.5kg rears.
6KG: These offer a more comfortable ride for street use and work great with 3.6kg rears for a good compromise between comfort and handling for most road users.
5kg: These offer the ultimate in comfortable ride for your 86. We recommend a slightly higher ride height with 5kg springs.
We would always advise a customer to select their rear spring rate with respect to the front, in order to keep the car's balance intact for the desired ratio of oversteer to understeer.
Standard: 250lbs/in sq (4.5kg/mm2). These are our traditional fast road or track spring and work very well on all types of drift use even on 86's running quite wide semi slick rear tyres.
Compromise: 200lbs/in sq (3.6kg/mm2). These are quite a good compromise between handling and comfort for a street AE86.
Comfort/Wet Use: 150lbs/in sq (2.7kg/mm2). These are useful as a comfortable street spring on the rear and also useful as a wet weather drift spring to activate more grip.
Track/Grip: 300lbs/in sq (5.4kg/mm2). These are suited to a more track/race setup which may use slick tyres and some aero.
We can also supply much stiffer springs for time attack/race cars upon request.
The BR series coilovers use a large 46mm diameter piston in a 53mm diameter damper body to maximise oil capacity. As the damper unit operates the oil contained within heats up. The viscosity of oil changes as its temperature varies which can lead to changes in the damping characteristics of the unit.
BC Racing only use a very high quality oil with their coilovers but go that extra mile to maximise performance and build their BR range with a large 53mm diameter damper body. This increases the capacity of the unit which increases the volume of oil contained which in turn reduces the peak temperature and so significantly improves damper performance.
We also provide BC Racing Coilovers for a huge range of models, if you do not see your model listed on our website please contact us to check availability.
For Street and Circuit Use
Front : Inc. Pillowball Top Mount / Camber where available
Rear AVO : Rubber Top Mount