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    Exclamation GI: YCW Reference Series Coilovers

    Hey guys,

    just putting this up to see if you guys would be interested in our new line of mid-range coilovers? We have the fitment specifications already in our system for Protege BJ, BH, Mazda3 and Mazda6, but would need a minimum of 5 confirmed buyers (per fitment type) to put them into production.

    After countless hours of research into the various coilover setups currently available on the market, we noticed that there is a gap in the market for a mid-range setup that:

    1) Offers premium real-world features, at an affordable price point
    2) Offers local (North American and European) facilities for rebuild and servicing


    Whilst there are a lot of generic (i.e budget) setups available on the market at the moment, they are basically all the same/similar design (i.e generic) and have not changed over the past 15 years, with prices ranging from $1000-2000; the more expensive only being due to the "brand" and the "assembled in XXX label" rather than the design features (the components are all still manufactured in China, Taiwan or Korea). Infact, the top selling Budget Taiwanese Coilovers that are currently plaguing the market at the moment are all manufactured from the same technical drawings!

    Of course, we fully understand that, rather than reinventing the book, it is best to stick to tried-and-tested designs (especially for the street car) hence why all the current setups available are very similar. It is because of this gap, we at YCW Engineering decided to design and manufacture a quality mid-range solution that meets our #1 priority; Value for Money. Whilst there is a large demand for premium setups designed for the high-end race car, our aim with our Reference Series 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 them at an affordable price point without sacrificing on technical support and servicing

    At only marginally more cost than a budget setup, you get a higher quality, better performing mid-range coilover solution with an industry-leading warranty, unparalleled after-sales technical support and product servicing

    YCW Reference Series Coilovers
    - Spec'd for Superior Performance
    - Priced for Affordability
    - Over-Engineered for Comfort & Safety

    Limited Lifetime Warranty on Hard Parts
    - Warrantied against Manufacturers Defects
    - Non-Transferable. Registration and Proof-of-Purchase Required
    - Hard Parts include: Upper/Lower Mounts, Spring Perches, Locking Collars, Shock Body and Piston Rod

    Limited 1 Year Warranty on Wear Parts

    - Warrantied against Manufacturers Defects
    - Non-Transferable. Registration and Proof-of-Purchase Required
    - Wear Parts include: Bearings, Springs, Seals and Shock Internals

    Local Service Facilities
    - North America: San Dimas, USA. Warranty Claims, Rebuild Services and Re-valving Services available
    - Europe: Leyland, United Kingdom. Warranty Claims, Rebuild Services and Re-valving Services available
    - Asia-Pacific: Taichung, Taiwan. Warranty Claims, Rebuild Services and Re-valving Services available

    Specifications:

    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 (Where Applicable)
    - 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 (MacPherson)
    - 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 (MacPherson)

    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 Japanese Radial Bearing
    - Strong and Lightweight, our Forged Upper Spring Perches are Hard Anodised for superior Corrosion Resistance
    - High Quality Sealed Japanese Radial Bearing removes rotational stress from the upper mount and is sealed from the elements

    62mm ID Cold-Wound Japanese SAE 9254V Chrome-Silicon-Vanadium Steel Linear Springs
    - Custom-made for us in Japan from the highest quality Japanese-grade spring steel, using proprietary manufacturing processes
    - 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

    62mm ID Cold-Wound Japanese SAE 9254 Chrome-Silicon Steel Helper Springs (Application Dependent)
    - Optional Helper Springs can be used to increase droop travel

    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

    14mm OD or 20mm OD (MacPherson) 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
    - Although Inverted Monotube Shocks are touted as the solution, these come with their own set of problems, not least the substantially increased cost of manufacture (Optional: $100/corner)
    - Our over-engineered solution to the problem, with only a marginal increase in manufacturing costs, is our proprietary Chromoly Steel Piston Rod
    - Offering a substantial increase in tensile strength over lesser-quality rods, not only does this keep costs down, it significantly increases product safety

    Oversized Piston Rod Guide
    - A common issue with the majority of budget coilovers currently on the market is performance-sapping deflection and shaft-play, even after only limited usage
    - Through the use of our proprietary Piston Rod Guide, this minimises deflection and shaft-play, allowing you to reap the performance benefits for a longer period of time

    7-Level Rebound Adjustment
    - Our Reference Series Coilovers allow 7 levels of Rebound Adjustments, allowing you to fine-tune your vehicle comfort and handling
    - Unlike the majority of budget coilovers currently on the market, with their 30+ Level Adjustments, you can physically feel the difference between each adjustment
    - In this particular case, more is not better; it's simply an inconvenience and setup-nightmare

    10cm/15cm/20cm Length Adjustment Extenders (Optional)
    - Designed for vehicle applications with limited access to their upper strut mounts

    44mm OD Forged 7075-T6 Hard Anodised Aluminium Digressive-Blow-Off DBO Piston™
    - 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

    Performance Synthetic Damper Oil with High Viscosity Index and Proprietary Additives
    - A proprietary formula providing consistent damping over a wide temperature range and superior anti-stiction/anti-friction properties

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

    Forged 6061-T6 Hard Anodised Lower Spring Perch Locking Collar
    - Strong and Lightweight, our Forged Locking Collars are Hard Anodised 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

    PTFE-Lined Japanese Spherical Lower Mount Bushing (Eyelet Type. Optional)
    - Increases shock articulation and prevents deflection
    - Higher load rating for increased durability
    - Minimises knocking noise associated with lesser-quality bearings

    Silicone Lower Mount End Caps (MacPherson)
    - High Quality Weather-Proof End Caps for MacPherson lower mounts, preventing water and dirt from entering the the lower shock body

    Weather-proof Neoprene Shock Covers
    - 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




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    Reviews:
    BMW 335i - http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42704
    VW Golf GTi - http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105309
    Ford Focus ST - http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-s...st1081460.html

    MSRP: $1499.95
    Pre-Order Price: $899.95 inc FREE Shipping within the US. That's 40% discount off MSRP!
    Lead-Time: 2-3 Months after confirmation

    As mentioned above, we would need 5 confirmed buyers to proceed, and a 50% initial deposit. Remainder will be due upon shipping.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask
    Stephen Yeh - MFactory® Competition Products
    http://www.teamMFactory.com
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    We now have 8 people signed up over on the protege forum, so if anyone wants added to the list, please let me know
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    I'm in as well.

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    We're testing the prototype set just now, which so far has went well. Will keep everyone updated
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