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Old 04-20-2009, 01:14 AM
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Just a little info if anyone cares...Eibach coilovers are made by KW. I didnt really like the coloring of the KW's so I went with Eibach because they were red and stainless.
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He's a cool guy, but I'm gonna just call straight BS on that statement. Nowhere near true.
Well, I'm sure the H&R's and KW V1's perform very well (much better than stock), but I can see where the extra adjustability of the Megans probably give them an edge. I'm sure he's also a little biased toward Megans anyway.

Edit: ^^That's probably what he meant.
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Dustin, at AutoXCooper, says that the KW V1's and the H&R's "look fast," but that Megan actually delivers the performance.
Genuinely laughable statement. Sounds more like a sales pitch to me.

Choose a coilover system based on what your needs are and then narrow your search based on affordability. Try to consider your long term suspension goals to prevent re-buying a replacement down the road.
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Well, I'm sure the H&R's and KW V1's perform very well (much better than stock), but I can see where the extra adjustability of the Megans probably give them an edge. I'm sure he's also a little biased toward Megans anyway.

Edit: ^^That's probably what he meant.
Megans offer adjustability...but that doesn't mean they perform well. I had them for a good amount of time. They're great if you want to lower your car, but they are by no means the coilover I would purchase if I was looking to heavily autocross my car.

If you're looking for performance, check out PSS9's or something. Not megans.
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Megans offer adjustability...but that doesn't mean they perform well. I had them for a good amount of time. They're great if you want to lower your car, but they are by no means the coilover I would purchase if I was looking to heavily autocross my car.

If you're looking for performance, check out PSS9's or something. Not megans.
I'll take your word for it. If I ever get CO's, I'll probably get some M7's. But for now, I'm happy with my TSW's.
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Both FastMini.net and Mini-Madness.com have V1s for $1195.00
I think that's what I am going with, this blown shock upfront is just getting to me.
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Have you considered the V2's at all? I've seen 'em go on sale for around $1400. It'd be worth the extra cash to me to have the damper adjustments.
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Meh, damper adjustments are only really necessary if you're autocrossing on weekends or a track fiend when you need the ability to balance it exactly to your specs. KW has done a pretty good job at matching the struts to the springs for all other performance driving that doesn't require custom tweaking on the v1's. 2-300 is a lot to spend for an adjustment that many average owners touch at most 3 times a year
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Yeah, I guess with the KW's that's a good point, since you'd have to take the rear suspension off every time when you wanted to adjust it. That's one of the things that I really like about the M7's. It has the damper adjustments on the bottom in the rear.

Has he said if he's going to track it or not?
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Has he said if he's going to track it or not?
Probably not in this thread...but I know his intentions
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Probably not in this thread...but I know his intentions
Word... to ya motha.
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what goes lower thte VMaxx or KWv1's?
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I'm pretty sure either set will go low enough to be un-drivable.
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Alright, I don't know how this happened, but my mind has been changed and I think I want the V1's (instead of the V2's). Rally, do you know if you can get custom spring rates on the V1's?

Edit: I did look on some sites, and I didn't see anything about it. But I could swear I saw somewhere that you could get custom rates, at least on the V2's.
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I'm sure you could talk to KW about it...or have any KW distributor talk to KW about it for you. They're usually pretty good about allowing special requests.

You don't really need to though....the springs rates are matched to the damping by professionals and I don't know anyone having problems with the current rates.
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