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Rob B
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12th Jan 04 at 16:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

as above which ones do you think would be best, im going to have 16s so would they scrub 55mm down

cheers
Rob B
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anyone personally the KW look really gud and have a bigger range but are they a gud quality ?
TOMAS
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You can run 16 x 7's et45 down to 60mm with no probs. Ive ran my 16x7 et45's with 195/40 rubber as low as 80mm before with just arch skimming and de-bolting and they havent caught...
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   12th Jan 04 at 17:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Go for KW V3, top kit!
I had KW V2 in an Audi S3, so I know what I'm saying
Kris TD
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35-70 sounds more like wat im after, how much do tehy go for?
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KW V3 shoul cost more than 1000 Euros!
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wat about the cheap ones? i refuse to spend more on suspention than my cars worth, lol
Rob B
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well i think the kw varient 1 which is 534 look very good and with gud range on the height adjustment too

so if im running 16s down say 60mm all i need to do is debolt arches ?
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12th Jan 04 at 18:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by corsa_rob
as above which ones do you think would be best, im going to have 16s so would they scrub 55mm down

cheers


What width are your alloys, if they are 7in wide and et45 then your wont be able to go down 55mm enless your change springs in coilovers, trust me ive had many problems with mine

As you can see you cant wind the spring platform down any further than the wheel cuz theres no room, the yellow spring is a new sring i had to buy to get it about 55mm, very very very good ride quality though
This is how low it is with the front wound down as far as i can and also the back is as far as you can go but other possabilities with the back if needed
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Sorry thats with FK konigsport coilovers
Rob B
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ok so are kw coilovers going to be the same problem >?
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so what about my wheels technomagnesio 17" 49 offset would they cos lots of probs with the FK coilovers?? cos i was gona get a set...
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ive got FK Highsport coilovers with 215/35/18 tyres and a offset of ET42, no probs at all
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so what about my wheels technomagnesio 17" 49 offset would they cos lots of probs with the FK coilovers?? cos i was gona get a set...
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i'm going to be getting MM t12's 16*7 195/45

Not dropping the suspenion straight away but will be soon prolly on eibach sportslines id say. they are -45 to -50mm

what offset will i get these in. I really dont want to have to do any arch modz

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The problem with the coilovers is the width - as to get very low on the standard helper spring your wheel will be in the way as the pic shows. 49mm offset is probably not in your favour either as your wheel will be rather tucked in the arch.
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Whats the prices of both?
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phone pvd, they advised me that mine would fit and they did

its not just FK coilovers tho, its all coilovers have this problem
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Corsa B or Corsa C?

Corsa B - 505rrp
Corsa C - 525rrp
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Above prices for HighSport kits.
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Im running Spax front Coilovers (RSX KIT). My tyres (195/40 continentals)JUST catch the springs by 1mm If I wind them down real low. At the minute they are set at 60mm drop and the bottom spring seat just sits above the widest part of the tyre where it meets the rim so im OK. This is on a 7 x 16 et45 rim. If I want lower I have to use 3mm spacers which bring the wheels out to et42.

As Cheeky Charlie says you can buy springs of differing poundages i.e 175lb, 200lb, 225lb and also differing lengths from places such as Rally Design ( http://raldes.co.uk ) for about 10-15 per spring.

This way you can chop and change if you wished, which means you may be able to wind the bottom spring platform up high enough to clear your alloy/rubber and then use a shorter spring to give you a lower drop. Or you have the option of using wheel spacers to give you clearance but you shouldnt need any worse an offset than et40 to give you coilover clearance with 7" wide rims.

[Edited on 13-01-2004 by TOMAS]
Rob B
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so basically will the KW coilovers be alright with 16 inch x 7 width et 45s thats all i really need to know guys how low could i go with the arches debolted?
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you will need 3mm spacers as the wheels/tyres will most prob catch on the coilovers themselves. Depends on what bumpstops they use as to whether they'll scrub on arches. Mine were OK with 3mm spacers when lowered 75mm. Just play around with them...
Rob B
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k and one more thing do you have to take the wheel off to adjust them ?
TOMAS
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Yes with coilovers you must remove the wheels to adjust them. You can try and do it with the wheels on, it may be possible but it will be very fiddly!

[Edited on 14-01-2004 by TOMAS]

 
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