We received an email from a customer that bought the BC coilovers for the 03-05 Neon SRT4 from us, along with our Eibach springs that we offer for a softer street ride quality. This customer, Charlie was very pleased with the ride quality on Cincinnati’s roads, and his car had a better cornering ability.
I spoke with your rep on the phone that has the 1st gen neon a few weeks ago. I was calling in to order the Mopar S2 coilovers but I was a little hesitant at the time because they didn’t have the dampening adjustability I wanted in addition to not being able to get it as low as I wanted without cutting the stop rings. I wanted to go with the Mopar because I had heard ride quality wouldn’t suffer much and since this is my DD, I wanted decent street manners. The gentleman I spoke with suggested I try the BC coilovers with Eibach springs. He said he had already installed them on his first gen and he highly recommended them.
Well after installing them and getting it aligned, I have to say that I am beyond satisfied. Yes, it is a little bit more harsh than my prior stock struts on the Mopar Stage 1 springs but the compromise is not a deal-breaker at all. If I had to do it again, there would be no question about it…I certainly would. I actually like the way the rear end takes bumps now compared to before since these are a bit stiffer spring rates in the rear. The front is a little tougher than before but it’s still forgiving enough that when I asked my wife if the car felt any different, she just shrugged and said not really. That should be the selling point on this CO/spring combo, “Your wife won’t even notice the difference.” Of course, I could tell the difference. I already had Hotchkis sways front and back, strut tower bars, solid motor/trans mounts, and polyurethane LCA bushings so the car was pretty stiff to begin with. I have the dampeners set at 4 clicks from softest in the front and 6 from softest in the rear. I haven’t had any passengers in the back seat yet but I am confident it will hold up just fine considering I’ve had about 150 lbs of parts in the trunk/backseat and I didn’t notice any clunking on moderate bumps.
Plus, the car looks amazing and handles better than I could have imagined a neon could! Thanks for the great service over the years and thanks especially to the rep I spoke with who recommended these! Now give me my damn PVO spoiler so I can ditch this wing and not feel embarrassed rolling up to business meetings in my toy!
Now, more photos of Charlie’s car:
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