Meisterr ZetaCRD or BC BR RA Coilovers

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Meisterr ZetaCRD or BC BR RA Coilovers

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I can’t seem to find an up to date conversation around comparing the two, so I am looking to get some thoughts from people who have experience with, or ridden in cars with these coilovers on the SW20? Car will mainly be used on the road with a few track days thrown in, currently running on 17’s and replacing some tired yellow Bilsteins on H&R springs.


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I ran BC coilovers on mine for about 6 years. 6/8 kg as had the 3VZfe heavy lump in mine (4/6 is ample for NAs as example).
17" sparco Crimson staggered wheels with 215/40 and 245/35 tyres
near standard ride when just going from place to place on 5 clicks from soft.
Spirited driving 12 clicks front and 15 clicks rear was really suited to Wales and Scotland runs.
Track is dependant on surface but found that 18 front and 22 rear was a good compromise (max to hard from soft is 30 clicks).

If I ever got another SW20 I would go for BC set up as loved them.
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Thanks Pete. From what I have read they seem to be much of a muchness, with the Meisterr's being a bit softer and taking up a bit more space in the front in terms of wheel clearance, but I am running a ET29 wheel so I don't think that I will have any issues. But, there is a lot of people that say good things about the BC's like you have, plus they are around £60-70 cheaper. Did you have the BR or the DS series?
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IIRC Pete had BR's fitted.
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jimi wrote: 20/10/23 22:11 IIRC Pete had BR's fitted.
BRs correct Jimi :th: with pillowball on fronts
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I have the BCs and have ran them for a year and 7k miles. I went with the softest springs they offer. Ride is very good as is body control. They ride as good as stock with more control but they do feel worse over big potholes or really broken road. I have stayed just within the Toyota recommended ride height measure from the suspension to ground. They are also completely quiet no clunking etc.carefull fitting and good alignment are key. I am on stock revision 2 wheels and Toyos. They are the ones with the pillowball camber plates on the front. I used camber bolts rear to get a good set up.

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PirateMR2 wrote: 21/10/23 22:27 I have the BCs and have ran them for a year and 7k miles. I went with the softest springs they offer. Ride is very good as is body control. They ride as good as stock with more control but they do feel worse over big potholes or really broken road. I have stayed just within the Toyota recommended ride height measure from the suspension to ground. They are also completely quiet no clunking etc.carefull fitting and good alignment are key. I am on stock revision 2 wheels and Toyos. They are the ones with the pillowball camber plates on the front. I used camber bolts rear to get a good set up.
Thanks, was that on a Turbo or N/A car?

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Hi
Sorry for the delay have not been on here in ages. It is a NA car still going strong

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Cheers for that. Coilovers have taken a temporary backseat for the time being, I have an issue with reverse at the minute which is taking priority over winter.

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Sorry to hear that hope you find a way forward lol
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