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Breaking Down the PIC Select P2

September 22, 2015

 

What Is It?
The PIC Select is a family of coilover systems designed, developed and manufactured by PIC Performance featuring steel bodies, aluminum hardware, cold-wound steel springs and 16 levels of rebound adjustment via a patent-pending needle valve design.  The P2's are one of two models currently offered in the PIC Select family, with springs rates of 10kg/mm (560lbs/in) front and 8kg/mm (448lbs/in) rear.   Currently, PIC Selects are offered for 4th - 6th generation Honda Civics, and 3rd generation Acura Integras. 

 

What Is It Designed For?
All PIC products are designed primarily with high-performance use in mind, and with longevity and reliability as top priorities.  The PIC Select P2's are intended for use on dual-duty cars, which are driven on public roads and at race tracks with minimal changes in tires, brakes and aerodynamics.  Spring rates and damping were calculated using averaged weights and dimensions across the Civic and Integra chassis, and designed to compliment typical amounts of mechanical and aero grip that a dual-duty car may generate.  

 

Why Is It Different Than Other Products On the Market?

In order to ensure longevity and reliability but recognizing the budget limitations of most grassroots racers and enthusiasts, PIC utilizes top-line components for use in our Select coilover systems.  

  • Ohlins shock oil:  Top-spec quality oil resists cavitation (the oil's tendency to develop air bubbles and reduce its effectiveness) 

  • Viton seals:  well designed seals are highly resistant to heat and abrasion thereby preventing leaks

  • Japanese cold-wound and pre-treated steel:  cold-winding maintains the steel's structural strength, reducing fatigue and sag over time

  • 6061-grade aluminum:  Chosen for not only its strength but its flexibility, and tendency to bend and not fracture and break under catastrophic situations

What Sort of Performance and Ride Quality Can I Expect After Installing This On My Car?

PIC products lean closer to the performance end of the Comfort/Performance spectrum, and users can expect a firm ride quality with the Select P2's which will be more pronounced during highway use or when encountering high speed bumps or road abnormalities.  At lower vehicle speeds, the Select P2's are manageable for most users.  
At the track, users can expect significantly improved handling response and greatly reduced body motion as compared to stock setups.  Performance improvements will be enhanced when paired with performance tires and brake, as well as proper corner-balancing.  At the limit, the PIC Select P2's will default to slight understeer but overall handling characteristics can be tuned through the use of swaybars and alignment settings.  The 16 levels of rebound damping can further tune body motion on track depending on supporting modifications, and track surface conditions.  

 

How Much Does It Cost?

PIC Select P2's retail for $1200, and we encourage customers to reach out to our Authorized Dealers for installation and tuning assistance, as well as potential deals.  

 

Where Can I Find This Product?

PIC products can be found in our PIC Online Store, and at any of our Authorized Dealers.

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