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LOWERED!! KW Adjustable coil springs installed....

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Took the time to install my KW springs today... Install wasnt too bad. It took me about 4 hours crawling aroung by myself. A lot of that time was taking the wheels on and off to make height adjustments.. And another 1/2 hour was needed to run to the store to buy 2 set screws that were needed and some crazy German neglected to include....

The spings are fully adjustable height wise. I ended up adjusting the car down 1" all the way around. I measured from the ground to the front and rear wheel lips, and also the front splitter to gauge the difference... I will give the car few hundred miles to "settle", as they mention the car may settle another .2"-.3".... Then I will have the alignment checked..

Ride quality, honestly, has not been affected AT ALL... rides quality is exactly the same in all 3 Suspension Modes, but is definetly less "floaty" when in "Street" mode, which is what I use on our wonderful Wisconsin roadways...

Before and after pics... thoughts? I am VERY happy with the look...

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Took the time to install my KW springs today... Install wasnt too bad. It took me about 4 hours crawling aroung by myself. A lot of that time was taking the wheels on and off to make height adjustments.. And another 1/2 hour was needed to run to the store to buy 2 set screws that were needed and some crazy German neglected to include....

The spings are fully adjustable height wise. I ended up adjusting the car down 1" all the way around. I measured from the ground to the front and rear wheel lips, and also the front splitter to gauge the difference... I will give the car few hundred miles to "settle", as they mention the car may settle another .2"-.3".... Then I will have the alignment checked..

Ride quality, honestly, has not been affected AT ALL... rides quality is exactly the same in all 3 Suspension Modes, but is definetly less "floaty" when in "Street" mode, which is what I use on our wonderful Wisconsin roadways...

Before and after pics... thoughts? I am VERY happy with the look...

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Just ordered springs! (Car gets here this week!)
 

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Looks very nice at that height. Did you measure the difference when it was stock and in track mode? Let's hope you did it in a warm garage. Those days working on the car outside in the winter really stink.
 
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Looks very nice at that height. Did you measure the difference when it was stock and in track mode? Let's hope you did it in a warm garage. Those days working on the car outside in the winter really stink.
Close to 50* today.. I was actually sweating a bit. It felt good.

99% sure that the height doesnt change between suspension modes.. just the rate of dampening of the shocks or whatever you want to call them..
 

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Close to 50* today.. I was actually sweating a bit. It felt good.

99% sure that the height doesnt change between suspension modes.. just the rate of dampening of the shocks or whatever you want to call them..
Cool I may do this when my car comes to a point that they need replacing. Being German I assume they are of excellent quality. Did your camber visually look different? Thanks for the pictures too.
 
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Took the time to install my KW springs today... Install wasnt too bad. It took me about 4 hours crawling aroung by myself. A lot of that time was taking the wheels on and off to make height adjustments.. And another 1/2 hour was needed to run to the store to buy 2 set screws that were needed and some crazy German neglected to include....

The spings are fully adjustable height wise. I ended up adjusting the car down 1" all the way around. I measured from the ground to the front and rear wheel lips, and also the front splitter to gauge the difference... I will give the car few hundred miles to "settle", as they mention the car may settle another .2"-.3".... Then I will have the alignment checked..

Ride quality, honestly, has not been affected AT ALL... rides quality is exactly the same in all 3 Suspension Modes, but is definetly less "floaty" when in "Street" mode, which is what I use on our wonderful Wisconsin roadways...

Before and after pics... thoughts? I am VERY happy with the look...

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Maybe thats all you need to hit 200 so we don't have to say 199 anymore.;)
 

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Part # 25327018 on the KW site is what I ordered. Is this what you have?
Yup.. thats what I have!! Let me know wheb you do the install.. I can save you a ton of time with the height adjustment if your interested..
 

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Cool I may do this when my car comes to a point that they need replacing. Being German I assume they are of excellent quality. Did your camber visually look different? Thanks for the pictures too.

Camber looks about the same.. we will see when its aligned..
 

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I will do it this Friday if the car indeed arrives on Thursday. Looks like I should just got to 1inch according to your pics? I love to save time.
If you like how mine looks, I can PM you the details on how to get it there in the adjustments... it took a lot of trial and error on my part. Keep in mind, it may settle another 1/4" from what I pictured..
 

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Camber looks about the same.. we will see when its aligned..
Let us know. All too often you see guys putting in the coil overs and getting only 7k on a set of tires. We will be lucky to get 20k as it is so the camber thing may be a non issue but good info.
 
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