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post #1 of 24 Old 19th July 2008, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Settings for KW v3 suspension?

I just have my KWv3 installed today and first, I would like to thank Eloy and RPI crew for their hard work and trust me it took longer than couple hours as some stated. I would said at least 4-5hrs easily (actual labor, not actual bill though). Sorry, Eloy, your loss is my gain

The initial setting on height was somewhat conservative (higher than my previous H&R spring, so no pics for now). Probably will let the spring settle for a week before re-adjust (height, rebound, and damping) next week.

I forgot to ask what was the current setting from my mechanic especially on rebound and damping. No offend to merc owner, but my beast currently feel like Merc now.

KW recommended to set:
-Front axle as 1.25 turns-open on Rebound and 0.75 turns-open on Damping/Bump/Compression.
-Rear axle as 1.5 turns-open on Rebound and 0.75 turns-open on Damping/Bump/Compression.

OK, my question to KW owner, did you set as KW recommended? If not, what was your setting and how the car's performance? If I recalled correctly, I still have 2-3" inches of shock travel before it hit the bump stop. I like to drop more, but my mechanic recommend that I need at least 1-1.5" of shock travel left and not recommend riding to the bump stop.

Thanks for your advice,

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Kenny, I didn't touch the rebound or stiffness setting. I just cranked the height lower and my car handles even more then a champ then before.


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Kenny, I didn't touch the rebound or stiffness setting. I just cranked the height lower and my car handles even more then a champ then before.


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I assumed you leave them as KW recommended since it has to be set to something. How low did you go or how much left on the tread thingy?

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WTF? Where the are the pics, Kenny????
Like I said, it even higher than my H&R spring, no point of posting pics, right?. Will have a pic for final drop for sure

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Hey kenny, as josh mentioned as well, i did not mess much with the rebound adjustment. When i had Autotalent install the KW's for me, they were adjusted accordingly to what kw recommended. only thing that i adjusted extremely aggressively was the height. The ride is pretty much stiffer. I came from RDsport springs and those were WAY too soft. the KW's imo are not a lot stiffer. It does feel a bit rough sometimes when the road conditions are harsh, but the quality is much better then aftermarket springs.

My car does sit pretty low with my 21's. The wheels are tuck in the rear, and the front sits just right with me able to do a complete U-turn. Overall, i think i dropped the entire car almost 2 inches front and rear. I'll be at Mfest next month, so feel free to check out the ride! hope this helps

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Pics with the new body kit ( Did Nathan at CandC did a good job on the kit?)
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Like I said, it even higher than my H&R spring, no point of posting pics, right?. Will have a pic for final drop for sure

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Pics with the new body kit ( Did Nathan at CandC did a good job on the kit?)

OT, just for a sake of Laidback,
You spill the bean, damn it

Actually, I want to take some pics after KWv3 but so embarassed with height right. Furthermore, should I remind someone that he suppose to detail my car

Regarding the paint job on my body kit, believe it or not, but I show the bodykit to several people before paint/install and they all expressed the same... . I told Nathan I hate naked carbon and nature grey-ish color of it and I don't want to paint all in silvergrey...do something that compromise both, so he tint/smoke the carbon that only visible in direct sunlight and appear as black in the shade. And looking from front, you will only see carbon part, but from the side, it like a stripe. BTW, this body kit is "Replica" and nobody believe me:p, i'm not crazy to spend $4k plus changes on the real ACSand know for fact that it will be damaged eventually my KWv3 in a heartbeat.

Now, back to the topic of my KWv3....
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Damn that is bad@$$ but their teaser pics...I like the way he smoked and incorporated the color of the car...( reason i wanted to see the kit on your car is, Nathan told me about your kit and how many hours of labor of love to get it flowing with the car)...looks really sweet Kenny can we see it on the 27th?



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OT, just for a sake of Laidback,
You spill the bean, damn it

Actually, I want to take some pics after KWv3 but so embarassed with height right. Furthermore, should I remind someone that he suppose to detail my car

Regarding the paint job on my body kit, believe it or not, but I show the bodykit to several people before paint/install and they all expressed the same... . I told Nathan I hate naked carbon and nature grey-ish color of it and I don't want to paint all in silvergrey...do something that compromise both, so he tint/smoke the carbon that only visible in direct sunlight and appear as black in the shade. And looking from front, you will only see carbon part, but from the side, it like a stripe. BTW, this body kit is "Replica" and nobody believe me:p, i'm not crazy to spend $4k plus changes on the real ACSand know for fact that it will be damaged eventually my KWv3 in a heartbeat.

Now, back to the topic of my KWv3....

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Thanks to Nathan at C&C and appreciated his effort to make them fit PERFECT as or even better than real ACS I have seen.

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...looks really sweet Kenny can we see it on the 27th?
I rather want you to "hear" it on 27th

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