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Old 01-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Buddy Club Coilovers Rebuild Help

I have been trying since before the New Year to contact Buddy Club USA and am fully convinced that i would have rather bought two sets of raceland coilovers than to have to deal with this bullshit from BC. I have tried the number posted on their website and emailed who i thought i was supposed to email to get a rebuild set up. I would really appreciate if anyone has dealt with Buddyclub to get their coils rebuilt and how in the hell did they achieve it?
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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buddy club is like 20min away from me. I used to call them all the time for parts, ect. If I remember correctly, buddy club does not rebuild coilovers. If you need new shocks, they sell them for $250 each front and $200 each rears. They will also sell you individual parts that you may need.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:48 PM   #3
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Damn, i have been hearing different this is the first time i have heard this, i think i would be better off buying a new set.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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i got the same exact problem with my N+ coilovers. i tried calling them/ emailing them constantly about a loud crinklong/popping sound and they tel me that the bushings for the top mounts in the front are bar. i havent even had the freakin things for 6 months so how could they be bad?? the problem isnt the top mount, is the center bolt that connects the shock body to the op hat. theres a rubber bushing that sits between the nut and the top hat so wheneven you turn the wheel that bolt will move which causes that sound and the only way to fix the issue is if they put a camber plate in so that bolt wont be able to move. also the powder coating on the springs is complete garbage. so im thinking of either raceland coilovers or skunk2 Pro C??
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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I had a damper seize up on me about a year ago. I emailed them at (info@buddyclub.us) and received a response from Albert (albert@aaimotorsports.com), who I'm pretty sure does all the rebuilding there. After emailing back and forth they told me to give them a call (909-923-9188). We spoke for a while about the problem I was experiencing and he told me to ship them my damper for inspection. After which they would rebuild it and send it back.

I have never had any problems reaching them and they are usually pretty good about returning emails (within a week). Since my racing spec dampers were still under warranty at the time (less than 500 miles on them) all the work was done free of charge, so I can't comment on prices.

Hopefully this helps.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:14 AM   #6
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thank you, i didn't know if i was going to get any replies or not... so do they actually revalve or am i going to have to purchase a new shock.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:25 AM   #7
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they don't revalve, they just put in a new shock but still reuse your old springs/tophats and stuff.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:48 AM   #8
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my brother took his buddy clubs to feal suspension

http://odib.web.officelive.com/FealUpgrade.aspx

they revalve it to your needs.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:10 AM   #9
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Yea but if u take it somewhere else u loose your warranty
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #10
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So does anybody have any pricing info or do i just need to email them now.
and its okay im not worried about the warranty that i do not have.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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I would just call honestly. Probably get a quicker response.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:27 PM   #12
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If anybody wants to know it is 250 for them to replace your shock or you can just buy it and do it yourself for 245 and that is per coilover, price might be more if you need the fronts replaced.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:00 AM   #13
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my brother took his buddy clubs to feal suspension

http://odib.web.officelive.com/FealUpgrade.aspx

they revalve it to your needs.
Thank you for this! I have 2 sets of buddy clubs. All blown or need some sort of work. Just sent them an email, hopefully they can help.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:31 AM   #14
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Anyone know how to stop them from making a loud crinlling sound in a turn? Cause u can see the whole assembly move forward and backward when you turn the steering wheel
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:28 AM   #15
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I had a similar problem... My fix was tighten the shit out of te perches using a breaker bar and I haven't had a problem since with the front shock assembly moving when turning... Idk if you are having the same problem, but give it a try it might be that simple

Glad I'm getting FF2 put on this week
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My problem was what Luddy was explaining
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #17
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I had a similar problem... My fix was tighten the shit out of te perches using a breaker bar and I haven't had a problem since with the front shock assembly moving when turning... Idk if you are having the same problem, but give it a try it might be that simple

Glad I'm getting FF2 put on this week
i tried the exact same fix lol except i used a big 3 foot long pipe on the end of spanner wrench. i think its the top center bushing where the shock gets bolted to the top hat cause thats where all the movement and sound seem to be coming from. so i bought a set of open ended "pass through" socket wrenches from craftsman and used that to tighten the nut and held the shock still with a allen wrench. seems to be settling down on noise but im just wondering how long will this work
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Have you tried grease or lubrication on the moving parts? Like the spring thrust washers, pillowball mounts, etc?
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #19
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Have you tried grease or lubrication on the moving parts? Like the spring thrust washers, pillowball mounts, etc?
i put wheel bearing grease on the top o-ring bushing. aside from that nothing
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Yeah I had the same noise. Got em tightened at sears for free right after I bought the car which was like a week ágo. Pulled on it from 2nd gear about twice. Now the noise is coming back... Either they didn't tighten them enough or....... Front shocks are done? And again what should I tighten?
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If anybody wants to know it is 250 for them to replace your shock or you can just buy it and do it yourself for 245 and that is per coilover, price might be more if you need the fronts replaced.
lol wow...I posted pricing already on this thread.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #22
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yea, buddyclub is close to me too and what the 1st comment posted is correct. they will sell you parts. and rebuilding the shock you can do yourself in a matter of minutes
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #23
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Yeah I had the same noise. Got em tightened at sears for free right after I bought the car which was like a week ágo. Pulled on it from 2nd gear about twice. Now the noise is coming back... Either they didn't tighten them enough or....... Front shocks are done? And again what should I tighten?
depending on where you live it can be related to temperature changes. cause i know where i live if i tighten the center bolt on like a 60degree day then it drops to 40 then next, itll make that sound.
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lol wow...I posted pricing already on this thread.
Yeahh you did, but that wasnt the price they told me on the phone.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #25
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does any one know if a torn o ring would be the cause of the squeaking and creaking coming from the front coilovers? also when i reverse out of my drive way the rears squeak very loud its really irritiating.. thanks
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