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BCR Coilovers For 2009 300C AWD

Hey guys, so now that I got my matte black wrap, new rims, and window tint, I'm ready for the last mod, which is to lower the car. I read here that BCR coilovers seem to be very good so I decided to go with that. I was just wondering about some things...

1. With a Borla Extreme Catback Exhaust (the one with the 5 inch tips), how much is it ok to lower it, as to not scrape the exhaust on speed bumps etc. I was thinking either 1.5 inches front & rear, or 1.5 front & 1 rear. There's also the issue of loading the car with 5 passengers, so what would be best?

2. In relation to question 1, which setting gives optimal performance, equal lowering front & rear, or aggressive front stance (more front than rear). Ideally, I would like to improve fuel econo & performance (0-60 time especially) so is it better to have front & rear same, or is it better for front lower than rear

3. In terms of comfort level, I know the BCR's have 30 settings of dampening. I heard people say 2 is very comfy, but it seems too low given 30 levels. Would a 5 be ok in terms of comfort & performance? In relation to Q1, with loading 5 passengers, if the suspension is stiffer, will that reduce the lowering amount caused by the passengers sitting in the car? If so, then would a 10 be better?

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I could be wrong, but I think the Borla's will clear under the car but you might catch the rear tips once in a while. My back end got dropped 1.5" and the fronts will be set at 1.25" lower giving a rake difference of 0.25" to accomodate rear passengers (not elephants). My stock rake was 0.5"

Can't answer your second question.

Question 3, setting 3 is stock in my opinion. Springs support the car not the shocks so the setting might help you with not bottoming out with elephants in the back seat but that's about it.
You do realize that these coilovers are adjustable from under the hood and in the trunk. Takes 45 seconds or less to do all 4 settings. Just get the extensions for the rear adjusters.

That's the nice thing about these units, they're adjustable!!

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Well I took some measurements, and I noticed that the Borlas are still pretty high & now don't seem to be an issue.

The real issue will be the belly pan just under the hood, between the front wheels. That's the lowest part of the car and it looks like its 12cm off the ground. 1.5 inch drop means it will be around 8ish cm off the ground, but I read somewhere that in Ontario speed bumps etc are around 8 cm tall. If that's the case then that will cut it very close...

The problem is that the belly pan is not flat, but rather dips down a bit. Is there any way to either remove it, or maybe replace it with one that is flat. Also, if it is removed, is that bad for the car? I don't plan on offroading in my 300.. though I do use it as a year rounder so will winter driving be a problem with salt getting in?
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LOL I had the same questions so I took the car to my local speed bump and inched it up the bump. Got out and took a look, inched it up some more, took a look.............you get the idea. The only problem I have is my front lip clearance, everything else clears perfectly. The belly pan is not an issue and here we have the same 80 mm bumps.
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I found a place in Simcoe Ontario that sells the BC Racing coilovers for $1215, including shipping, but upon checking the product fitment guide, there is no mention of a Chrysler 300, let alone Chrysler at all. They just have a Charger SRT8 AWD???? LOL mixing 2 things together there. Should I just order the BR types for the SRT8 AWD or call the guy to make sure? Thoughts?
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Call to make sure but I'll bet they fit. My shipping box said RWD SRT8 Charger which is not my car but they fit just fine.
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Hey fellas, just to chime in. A recently found out that our AWD vehicles do actually have RWD springs from factory. During a recent exhaust install it was noted that a certain members AWD 300 springs still had the labels on them. There it was plain as day "RWD". My first thought? "WTF?" Lol

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Well I ordered them, 1255 all in with extenders.

Now the big question and it would be awesome if someone can help me out.

What's the ideal lowering setting for 300C AWD, to avoid scraping. The skid pan in front looks hella low & that's what I'm worried about. Would 1.5 inch drop be ok or should I stick to 1 inch. Anyone care to share if they have an AWD 300C with BCR, what settings do you guys have. Thx.
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Hows your cars doing with the BCR kits? Any issues with axles or anything?

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