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    Default Kw coilovers possible question for spoons

    Well my next upgrade is suspension and I was going to get myself bilstein b12's but I have been considering these kw coilovers my question is what is the ride like and does having these fitted put your tracking and alignment all to **** and increase suspension components and tyres wear.

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    personally i wouldnt touch coilovers fella paulmac on here also advised mr leave well alone too as he has them on his vxr and says that every time you make a adjustment to the coilovers you have to have the tracking reset etc
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    That has answered that question then look like its b12's im just fussy to how low i want it to sit

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    The eibach kit can have Eibach or H&R springs do not buy through europerformance!!! they sold me a B12 kit with the minimal drop eibachs and refused to change them to the lower rated springs which i needed for the GSI.(i needed the Eibach up to 1050kg they supplied me the 1135kg units!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul667 View Post
    The eibach kit can have Eibach or H&R springs do not buy through europerformance!!! they sold me a B12 kit with the minimal drop eibachs and refused to change them to the lower rated springs which i needed for the GSI.(i needed the Eibach up to 1050kg they supplied me the 1135kg units!
    Thanks for the heads up bud have you got any pictures of your car on b12's and how is the ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipamish View Post
    Thanks for the heads up bud have you got any pictures of your car on b12's and how is the ride
    B12 is the Bilstein 'kit' usually comprises of lowering springs, H&R or Eibach Pro. complete with B6 30% uprated shox or B8 short travel versions.
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=131776

    The front did not lower! i now need to buy the inorrect Eibachs for up to 1050kg instead of the 1135kg springs on the picture.
    Last edited by paul667; 6th May 2012 at 22:04. Reason: 1135kg

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    Id really want it a tad lower i think ill hold out and get the kw coilovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipamish View Post
    Id really want it a tad lower i think ill hold out and get the kw coilovers
    The B12 kit really delivers on the road and track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul667 View Post
    The B12 kit really delivers on the road and track.
    i would like the top of the front arch to be about an half inch away from the tyre

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    I personally think coilovers are a waste of money unless you...

    a) have a team of knowledgeable technicians to adjust the geometry setup for every ride out / or track day

    b) have an obsession with really low ride height, regardless of handling or comfort

    I have KW Variant 2 coilovers and I think they are great quality, give me a superb ride height & good options for the future.

    But they are high maintenance to get right for high speed use, corner weighting, geo setup, camber adjustments / alignment

    Mine are at the KW recommended settings and I really dont want to move them again.... so being adjustable doesn't really mean anything once you've set them up

    Now I've got the damping, camber, alignment, height sorted out, NO WAY am I moving them now
    Last edited by spoons; 10th May 2012 at 22:12.

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