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KW V2 Coilovers

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What made you choose this particular product?

Brand reputation and I heard from a lot of people the ride quality was very good.


Is this your first time buying from this brand? Did you consider other brands?

First time buying coils ever. I considered Bilstein and BC but my main objective was comfort and just a little low.


Was it easy to install? Any installation tips that will help others?

My friend Billy installed it for me and he made it look super easy. Living in NYC its kind of hard to do any kind of work like this on the street.... If you take the whole axel off the assembly the front installation is a breeze. Rear is super simple too since you just drop the arm take out the spring and damper and reinstall the new ones.


Once you've had a chance to use the product, did it meet your expectations?

Met and exceeded my expectations though adjusting these are really a pain in the butt, especially the rears... the ride quality though is really amazing. love it.


Any additional comments?

Adjusting these coils are a pain in the butt. It seems for the rear adjusment you have to actually drop the arms down and turn the spring perch by hand rather than with the tool. All the tool does is spin the perch on top of the spring and doesnt actually make the car go up or down.... fronts are nice and easy but im not happy that the collars in the front are plastic while the rear is like a nice aluminum


Love the ride quality on these coils. Not too harsh but not too spongy/boaty feeling. Adjusting these coils are a different story and a serious pain in the ass. The fronts are pretty straight forward, unlock the set screw and turn the coils to make the car go up or down. In the rear however you need to basically undo the bolts/nuts for the shock, brakes and sway bar in order to turn the spring perch that makes the car go up and down. The included tool is basically useless. If you try to adjust with everything bolted on the perch spins on the spring rather than spinning up or down. So when you adjust the rears unless you don't mind jacking the car up, taking the wheel off and undoing all the suspension bolts, adjusting and then putting stuff back together, you better hope that the ride height is correct. It's not hard but just very unintuitive and annoying to do. Also for the front, the collars to adjust the coils are PLASTIC. a strong plastic but plastic nonetheless. The setscrew is either aluminum or steel (probably aluminum) and if you happen to tighten it a LITTLE too much by mistake you WILL strip out the plastic At least it seems pretty solid but to not something you would expect from a coilover system that's over $1.5k...... the whole kit also does NOT include top hats so you'll have to either reuse your stock ones (better to replace them) or get a 3rd part one.


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Installed


Purchase Date

07/25/2017


Notes

Rears are super simple. Fronts: if you take out the rotor and brakes and whatever is connected to the steering knuckle it makes the install 100x easier and faster.


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