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Exclamation YCW Suspension Sale: 100% Custom Valved Coilovers from $1199.95! - 10-03-2018, 01:30 AM

Hey guys,

now that our facility is fully operational, and fully stocked with parts, we are excited to offer our new range of YCW Suspension to forum members at special discounted pricing!



Why YCW Suspension?
1) Designed and Engineered in the United Kingdom by British Engineers
2) Offers a 100% Bespoke solution, at an affordable price point
3) Offers premium features and technology that is applicable to real-world applications (and not just dedicated race vehicles)
4) Utilises premium quality service components (i.e Valving, Oil Seals, Damper Fluid, Bushings and Springs)
5) Offers local (North American, European and Asian) facilities for rebuild and servicing
6) All new customers are offered their first Dyno Tune free-of-charge, with a 50% discount on revised Spring Rates (Reference Series Only)
7) Fully upgradeable to our more competition-orientated 2-Way and 3-Way Coilover Kits

We fully understand that the majority of customers are budget constrained, and those who are not generally prioritise brand over value. It is because of this, we at YCW Suspension decided to design and manufacture a quality mid-range solution from scratch that meets our #1 priority; Value for Money. Whilst there is a large demand for premium setups designed for the high-end race car, the aim with our mid-range Coilovers is to bring some of the more advanced real-world features from the premium setups, incorporate them into a package suitable for the everyday street car, and offer a 100% Bespoke solution at an affordable price point without sacrificing on technical support and servicing. And so our Reference Series Coilover Kits were born.

Please do not compare our mid-range coilovers to the multitude of Taiwanese budget coilovers currently available as that is not our intended market segment, and our higher pricing reflects this. However, at only marginally more cost than a typical European/Japanese budget setup, you get a higher quality, better performing, British-Engineered, 100% Bespoke coilover solution with an industry-leading warranty, unparalleled after-sales technical support and multi-national product servicing. Due to the nature of a customised product, we currently have a 1-2 week assembly lead time. None of the coilover kits we supply are off-the-shelf.

Multi-national Sourcing/Manufacturing
- Hard Parts (Mounts/Piston Rods/Damper Bodies): United Kingdom/Taiwan (in-house)
- Coil Springs: Tohatsu Spring Company (Swift), Japan
- Bushings: NSK, Japan
- Oil Seals: Viton, USA
- Valving: Sandvik, Sweden
- Lubricants: Silkolene, United Kingdom

Multi-national Assembly
- All North American Coilovers are custom assembled at our 8000sqft San Dimas facility
- All European Coilovers are custom assembled at our 2500sqft Leyland facility
- All Rest-of-world Coilovers are custom assembled at our 6000sqft Hong Kong facility

Multi-national Service Facilities
- North America: San Dimas, USA. Warranty Claims, Rebuild Services and Re-valving Services
- Europe: Leyland, United Kingdom. Warranty Claims, Rebuild Services, Re-valving Services and Corner-Weighing/Alignment Services
- Asia-Pacific: Hong Kong. Warranty Claims, Rebuild Services, Re-valving Services and Corner-Weighing/Alignment Services

Full description can be found here: http://www.ycwsuspension.com/why

The Technology

Forged 6061-T6 Hard Anodised Aluminium Front Upper Mounts
- Strong and Lightweight, our Forged Upper Mounts are Hard Anodised for superior Corrosion Resistance

Forged 6061-T6 Hard Anodised Aluminium Rear Upper Mounts
- Strong and Lightweight, our Forged Upper Mounts are Hard Anodised for superior Corrosion Resistance

High-Tensile Carbon Steel Front Camber & Caster Plate with Anti-Slip Coating
- CNC-Machined High-Tensile Carbon Steel supports more load than lesser-quality mounts
- Camber Angles can be adjusted precisely to your driving needs
- Caster Angles can also be fine tuned

Oversized PTFE-Lined Japanese Spherical Upper Mount Bushing
- Increases shock articulation and prevents coil-bowing
- Higher load rating for increased durability
- Minimises knocking noise associated with lesser-quality bearings

Forged 6061-T6 Hard Anodised Aluminium Upper Spring Perch with Sealed OEM-Style Thrust Bearing
- Strong and Lightweight, our Forged Upper Spring Perches are Hard Anodised for superior Corrosion Resistance
- High Quality Sealed OEM-Style Thrust Bearing removes rotational stress from the upper mount and is sealed from the elements
- Unlike our competitors that use regular Radial Ball Bearings, our Thrust Bearings rotate in parallel to the upper mount and will not cause catastrophic chassis damage should it fail

65mm ID Cold-Wound Japanese HS5.TW Steel Linear Springs from SWIFT
- Made in Japan by Tohatsu Spring Company, SWIFT Springs are made from the highest quality Japanese-grade spring steel, using proprietary manufacturing processes. These are the #1 Performance Coilover Spring on the market, providing an industry leading +/- 3% deviance from rated load over the entire stroke, and are backed by SWIFT's Lifetime Warranty against Spring Sag
- Not all springs are manufactured the same. Lesser-quality, Taiwanese-manufactured springs offer inferior performance and durability
- Although more expensive, we believe the increase in performance more than offsets the marginal increase in manufacturing costs

OEM-Balanced Spring Rates
- The majority of budget coilovers currently on the market offer default spring rates that deviate from the oem-balanced spring rates
- By not accounting for Motion Ratio Calculations and just replicating race-car setups, this results in a very unbalanced and uncomfortable ride on a Street Car
- All Reference Series Coilovers are supplied with oem-balanced spring rates, offering you increased performance without sacrificing ride comfort

52mm OD Cold-Drawn Japanese SAE 1020 Seamless Carbon Steel Shock Body
- Offers superior physical properties and strength-to-weight ratio over lesser manufacturing processes

Black-Zinc Plated Fully-Threaded Shock Body with 250hrs of Salt-Spray Testing
- Offers superior corrosion-resistance
- All coilovers include a Salt-Spray Test Certificate

Forged SAE 4140 Chromoly Steel Piston Rod
- Monotube shocks, although offering increased performance over Twintube shocks, have an inherent weakness; a load-bearing Piston Rod
- Our over-engineered solution to the problem, with only a marginal increase in manufacturing costs, is our proprietary Chromoly Steel Piston Rod. We are the only company to manufacture this type of Piston Rod, and is currently used by several high-end European brands under a "transfer-of-technology" agreement
- Offering a substantial increase in tensile strength over lesser-quality rods, not only does this keep costs down, it significantly increases product safety

9-Level Rebound Adjustment
- Our Aeris and Reference Series Coilovers allow 9 levels of Rebound Adjustments, allowing you to fine-tune your vehicle comfort and handling
- Proprietary Bleed Needles and Jet Valves from the USA are used which significantly increases fluid control sensitivity between adjustments
- Unlike the majority of budget coilovers currently on the market, with their 30+ Level simultaneous Compression/Rebound Adjustments, you can physically feel the difference between each adjustment, and without affecting your dampers Compression characteristics
- In this particular case, more is not better; it's simply an inconvenience and setup-nightmare

44mm OD Forged 7075-T6 Hard Anodised Aluminium Double-Digressive-Blow-Off DBO Piston™
- Through the innovative use of our "transfer-of-technology" agreement, our DBO Piston™ is over-engineered for superior strength, with anti-stiction and anti-friction properties
- At lower shock speeds (Cornering), our DBO Piston™ maintains a higher damping force, offering increased responsiveness and stability
- At higher shock speeds (Bumps), our DBO Piston™ maintains a lower damping force, offering increased comfort and control

Sandvik 20C Carbon Steel Shims
- Only the finest Swedish Sandvik 20C Carbon Steel Shims are used, which are specifically designed for use in shock absorber valving
- Offers superior fatigue strength over the cheaper Taiwanese spring steel shims which lose their elasticity after only 12 months of normal use
- Offers superior surface finish and dimensional tolerances, increasing fluid control sensitivity and smoothness
- Although 10 times the cost of the cheaper Taiwanese spring steel shims, these premium shims ensure the consistency of our valving over extended periods
- All coilovers include a custom shock dyno graph

Silkolene PRO RSF 2.5 Damper Oil
- A proprietary formula providing consistent damping over a wide temperature range and superior anti-stiction/anti-friction properties with the highest Viscosity Index (VI-460) of any damper oil currently on the market. This British lubricant is the best performing damper fluid on the market today, as used standard by both Penske and Ohlins

Viton Performance O-Rings
- Upgraded O-Rings offering better performance and durability than lesser-quality Rubber O-Rings

Nitrogen Pressure Schrader Valve
- Allows convenient loss-free fine-tuning of Nitrogen Pressure
- Gone are the days of using a Nitrogen Needle + Self-Healing Rubber, which are prone to leaking

High Tensile Carbon Steel Lower Spring Perch Locking Collar
- Strong and Lightweight, our Forged Locking Collars are Zinc Coated for superior Corrosion Resistance
- 1pc Locking Collars, providing secure and hassle-free adjustments

Fully-Threaded Forged 6061-T6 Hard Anodised or High-Tensile Carbon Steel Lower Mount
- Threaded Lower Mounts allows us to use a longer shock body for increased performance
- Shock Stroke is unaffected by Ride Height changes
- Allows an increased Height Adjustment range

Weather-proof Neoprene Shock Covers (Free upgrade for Aeris Series)
- High Quality Weather-Proof Shock Covers, preventing water and dirt from clogging up the shock assembly

Fully Rebuildable
- Our Reference Series Coilovers are fully rebuildable, with spare parts always in stock and available for purchase directly from one of our local service facilities

Whether you order our Street (Aeris) or Race (Reference) setup, all YCW Suspension coilover kits ordered will include:

1) Choice of Swift linear Springs, from 4K-50K. Our recommended rate is 6K Front, 18K Rear
2) 100% Custom-valved to your vehicle setup and driving conditions (hence the 1-2 week lead time)
3) Dyno Graphs can be provided upon request during the tuning process and before shipment
4) Lifetime Warranty on hard parts (mounts, collars)
5) 1 Year Warranty on wear parts (bearings, seals)

Aeris Series: Designed for the daily driver/street car, that "may" occasionally see a track day. These use our regular "street valving", as per our Gen. 1 Reference Series Coilovers.

MSRP: $1499.95 + shipping
Forum Special: $1199.95 + shipping

Gen.2 Reference Series: Designed for drivers that don't mind sacrificing a little comfort for more stability and performance. Our Gen. 2 Reference Series coilovers use our newly designed "race valving" made in the USA, offering an increase in stability and performance over our regular "street valving"

MSRP: $2299.95 + shipping
Forum Special: $1609.95 + shipping

If you have any questions, or are ready to order, please don't hesitate to ask


MFactory / YCW Engineering (LSD's, Gears, Flywheels, Clutches, Driveshafts, Axles) - www.teammfactory.com
YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
SWIFT Springs Europe (Exclusive Distributor) - www.swiftspringseurope.com
SWIFT Springs Asia (Exclusive Distributor) - www.swiftspringsasia.com
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Default 10-03-2018, 06:22 AM

Any kits available for a 2009 535i E61(wagon) x-drive?
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Default 10-03-2018, 06:49 AM

We have them for the regular RWD. Let me check on the Xi (I believe the front knuckles are different)


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Default 10-03-2018, 08:55 AM

The front knuckles are different

The shock bodies are shorter and have a tab for the sway bar links on them.
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Default 10-10-2018, 10:12 AM

After checking, the front knuckles are indeed different. We're trying to source some oem front dampers and knuckles just now to do some testing.

Thanks!


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Default 10-10-2018, 06:21 PM

I too am looking for some '06-'10 E61 xi coilovers. Keep us posted!
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Default 10-10-2018, 09:40 PM

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I too am looking for some '06-'10 E61 xi coilovers. Keep us posted!
Will do


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YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
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Default 10-11-2018, 05:58 AM

Seriously. If someone would come out with a K&W V1 quality/performance level of coilover for the E60 Xi's for around the same price they would sell like hotcakes.
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Default 10-11-2018, 10:31 AM

That's the aim with our Aeris Series (which are currently on forum special for $1199.95), and are actually closer to the KW V2's than the V1's. What's more, they are 100% custom-valved to your vehicle setup, which actually makes them a lot more unique than the generic-valved KW's


MFactory / YCW Engineering (LSD's, Gears, Flywheels, Clutches, Driveshafts, Axles) - www.teammfactory.com
YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
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Default 10-18-2018, 10:53 AM

All PM's replied


MFactory / YCW Engineering (LSD's, Gears, Flywheels, Clutches, Driveshafts, Axles) - www.teammfactory.com
YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
SWIFT Springs Europe (Exclusive Distributor) - www.swiftspringseurope.com
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Default 10-30-2018, 07:20 PM

SEMA 2018



It's that time of the year again, with back-to-back trade shows over the coming months!

The first show we'll be exhibiting at is SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas. If you'll be attending the show, make sure to stop by for a chat. Booth #24133 (Next to GM/Chevrolet and Wiseco Pistons)

We have new items from both YCW Suspension and Swift Springs on display, as well as our usual special show discounts!

See you in Las Vegas!


MFactory / YCW Engineering (LSD's, Gears, Flywheels, Clutches, Driveshafts, Axles) - www.teammfactory.com
YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
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Default 11-11-2018, 10:17 AM

All orders shipped out


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YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
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PM for BF/Cyber Specials


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All BF/Cyber orders shipped out


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YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
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YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
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The aeris series is interesting. Im currently shopping for an 08' E60 535i shipped to California.

Can you please explain (in simple terms for a layman) why the aeris would be a better choice for me than the KWv2? The difference in price is less than I thought:

Aeris = $1200 (forum price) + $100 shipping = $1300
KWv2 = $1770-$250 current promotion + free shipping = $1520

KW has a large presence and proven performance. For ~$200 less, are the YCW products offering better value?


Questions:

The pics show the aeris comes with the top hat installed (with camber adjustment). This means theyre plug and play, right? I dont have to purchase replacement hardware and then use spring compressors to install? I can literally uninstall the current coilovers and pop these in place?


Would digressive valving be acceptable on the street and in an E60? Im reading that it's difficult to design without creating a brutal ride. I want a stiffer ride for sure, but I dont want ragged rebound or choppy performance. People praise the KWs as having the best of both worlds.

Are the shock bodies similar in size to stock equipment? e.g - If i keep the same height, would I have to worry about spring purchases hitting the tire etc? (These shocks will allow me to keep the stock sport suspension ride height, right?)

Do you have an anticipated service life for street use? Not just bodies leaking, but when a marked degradation in performance is felt.
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Default 05-23-2019, 11:51 AM

The main differences are:

1) We custom valve/build and check each and every damper on the dyno. KW do not do this and are mass-produced on a production line

2) You get to choose your own spring rates, and the springs we use are Swift Springs. Even KW's own sponsored teams/drivers switch their springs to Swift (but paint them yellow so people don't know)

3) Our dampers are valved/built specifically for your vehicle; not a general one-size-fits-all like the KW's

4) All of our customers who were ex-KW owners prefer the YCW's (not just on the BMW platform, but Ford, Honda, Mazda and VAG as well)

Yes, they come with camber adjustable top mounts and are plug and play. You do not need any special hardware or spring compressors.

Digressive valving is perfectly suitable for the street; the secret is in the custom tuning that we do.

Yes, you can adjust the height from around stock to around 3" lower.

We offer a lifetime warranty on the hard parts (mounts and collars), and a 1 year warranty on wear parts (seals). If you feel the damper performance degrading, we offer a core-exchange program to minimise any downtime


MFactory / YCW Engineering (LSD's, Gears, Flywheels, Clutches, Driveshafts, Axles) - www.teammfactory.com
YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
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Default 06-14-2019, 12:37 PM

How do we order with the discounted pricing? Checking out on the ycw site shows $1500

Also, is sales tax charged to californians?
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YCW Suspension (Mid-Range Coilovers) - www.ycwsuspension.com
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