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      01-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #23
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My next mod for sure. Mind telling me how much the switch cost you?
I got the V1's for $1,250 shipped. The install plus alignment was around $500.
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Thanks for the post. I was already 80% sure KW-V1's were my ticket too.. this clinches it!
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      01-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #25
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Im totally sold! Thanks for the write up.
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      01-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #26
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Best place to buy kw v1??


Also do they come with the spring hat's? On them??

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      01-22-2013, 09:21 PM   #28
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How about front tire size on your 19 wheels? I'm running 245 40 17 on 17x8 square right now on stock 2009 e92 xdrive. How much adjustment do you have in the front and how much clearance between tire and spring perch?
Here's the best picture I could get. This is the front driver side. These tires are 22/40/18 on a 8.5" wheel.

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      01-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #29
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I just ordered the KW V1. The reason is simple; be able to adjust height and comfortable ride. How is the comfort ride with the run flat tires?
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      01-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #30
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where did u find that screamin deal on these!
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      01-31-2013, 02:23 AM   #31
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Update on your experience with kw installed?
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      02-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #32
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Update on your experience with kw installed?
I still think they're great. If I was going to do it all over I'd buy them again. They've greatly improved the handling, they're comfortable and of course they've eliminated the wheel gap. For a week I was driving 150 miles per day and they were great to drive on. I've heard that if you really slam it some of the comfort goes away, but at the height I have them they're great.
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      02-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #33
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Did you have to replace the sway bar endlinks? or any other components?
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      02-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #34
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Did you have to replace the sway bar endlinks? or any other components?
No, I didn't. However, I am intrigued by Pits' post about endlinks: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794197
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No, I didn't. However, I am intrigued by Pits' post about endlinks: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794197
I read that whole thread and that's why i asked you if you have to change your endlinks
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      02-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #36
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No one has to change their endlinks if they lower their cars, it will work fine. But being that most of us are dropping our cars more than the i guys, it might be important to revisit the situation of endlink replacement since it more than likely is causing a lot of load on the front sway, the rear not as much.

UltraRacer and myself aren't good examples of finding the right length since we adjust our endlink collars.

Here is what kind of database is needed for the xi's to get a general idea of what length endlinks are needed.

1.) What brand coilover/strut (Since some might have different height endlink mounting points)

2.) How much you drop your car (Easiest measurement is from wheel center to wheel well. i.e 13.5inches)

3.) Length of endlink needed for no preload.

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Brand: TC Klines
Drop: 14 inches center hub to wheel well
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Brand: KWV1
Drop: 12 inches center hub to wheel well
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Ive have been waiting patiently for winter to be over with so I can install my KW V1, which are sitting under my bed... This thread just made me even more excited but slightly anxious haha
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      02-15-2013, 06:13 PM   #39
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Ive have been waiting patiently for winter to be over with so I can install my KW V1, which are sitting under my bed... This thread just made me even more excited but slightly anxious haha
Throw em on! I've been running mine all winter in Minneapolis and they've been great.
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good review. Now I want me a set!
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I got the V1's for $1,250 shipped. The install plus alignment was around $500.
Where did u order it from?!
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      05-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #43
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Where did u order it from?!
I got them from VR Speed Factory. At the time they were running a special. You would have to contact Tiago@VRSF to see if he is still offering that price.
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I was wondering if the ST coilovers is any different than the KW V1 coilovers in terms of dampening and ride quality? I've heard ST coilovers are made by KW V1. Only difference I've read about so far is the KW are stainless and won't rust like the ST.
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