Any known issues with the KW Variant HAS (pn: 25327018)

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  1. sinister707

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    has anyone tried these on there Hellcat? I have them (not installed yet) but the mechanic doing the install read that the Hellcats have a ride height sensor and it could mess with that. this is on the KW Technical Data section of the instructions. I just wanted to know if anyone has had any issues with these.
     
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    I was told no issue .... you keep all of the adaptivs
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    I have them. We even have changed the heights a couple of times, no problems at all. Great system because you can set the height as YOU wish, not like the Mopar springs, where we have to take what they give us.
    The ride is also good, they have progressive spring rates so that when we squat it (turn) it gets real stiff.
     
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    just curious ... how much better was handling and how much ride comfort was givin up ???? I only ask cause I did so much to my other car that I road race that my wife hates riding in it (bonus) and bought the cat to be a daily but needs to be lowered I just don't want to give up a lot
     
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    Mine is lowered about 7/8" inch on the KW's. The ride comfort is still there. You notice its a little stiffer over imperfections in the road. Maybe liken it from going from street to sport mode suspension with the OEM springs. If I hadn't have gone with 35 series tires I wouldn't have messed with mine but the wheel gap was just too much.
     
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    I agree. I have it lowered "a little". 1" front and just over 1/2" rear. Ride seems hardly different on normal roads. If they are more bumpy you notice, but the stock set was not a Caddy. They made a mistake and lowered it beyond an inch in back and I think it did ride rougher, screw that.
     
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    yeah my buddy lowered his 1.7 looks great but he wanted to save a few bucks 220 over 699 but I do not want to go that low maybe like you all 3/4 up front 1" rear .... would be perfect just didn't want to slam it
     
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    Pretty sure much more than an inch creates some camber issues. Dropped mine around 1.25" and the shop said the camber was off a fuzz but shouldn't be a problem, so far not.
     
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    just curious as well do the springs have marks for adjustments or is is trial and error???
     
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    Pretty much trial and error. Here's some info I took from another post as a good primer for getting close. First pic. is right on for an inch on the fronts.


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    I love them. My wife says that for her the ride has improved. Also conering has been improved. And I used the post above to setup my height and worked out great. Last thing... I have about 6K miles on them with no issues if that helps any.
     
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    These springs and a front strut connector and the cat does things like this with ease. The Cat on corner #10 at BIR long at about 50-60 mph.
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