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Old 12-16-2005, 08:23 AM
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Does anyone have any first- or second-hand experience with KW Coilovers (any of the different versions)? I may be getting a new suspension setup very soon, and these have been recommended to me.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:38 PM
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get the Bilstein's PSS9....KW are fragile and wear off after 20k kms max
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You need to go with the pss9 set up. Those seem to be the best all round. They last the longest and are the best quality
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You can look at them at www.promini.com
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I haven't really heard anything about KW's, but I know they use them in the German MINI Challenge.
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What if you could get the KWs for free, or buy the PSS9s. What would you get then?
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What if you could get the KWs for free, or buy the PSS9s. What would you get then?
I'd probably take the KW's, but which KW's can you get?
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That's what I'm trying to figure out.
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shoot obviously take the free ones and save money for something crazy
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uhhhh can i get them for free too?
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yeah seriously what a tease!!! =)
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Here, let me complicate your decision for you:

http://www.motoringunderground.com/f...=6429#post6429
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Haha - I think I am going to go for it, though I'm not sure what it involves on my end...
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Hm, a couple of interesting bits of information I found while perusing KW's website.

First off, they list spring rates for Variant 2 as 230 rear, and P (progressive) front. No indication as to what the effective rates are for the progressive front springs, but if the 230 rear is any indication, the spring rates for the system are most likely very close to stock. Spring rates for the Bilsteins are 330 front (progressive), and 350 rear (linear). For Bilsteins, different rate springs can be ordered from any H&R spring supplier.

The other important factor that may influence your decision is that the KW Variant 2 dampers are twin-tube (think Koni), not monotube like the Bilsteins. You can't be totally sure without trying them, but there's the possibility that they'll be less comfortable than the Bilsteins given the same dampening rate, despite having lower spring rates, as they don't use digressive valving.
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:39 AM
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Dude i would definatley go with the free ones. Besides if you dont end up liking them in the long run you could always switch. But for sure try out the KW's and see how you like them. Then you could post a thread about them telling everyone your thoughts on them. It could be a great info for us in the future. Obviously there isnt alot of people on here that have hands on info about them. I mean Ivans got good info dont get me wrong, but you know what i mean. hehe try it out.
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