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      04-15-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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About to buy KW V1....do i need camber plates?

As title states im getting kw v1 coilovers, i want to go pretty low do you think ill need camber plates to keep proper tire wear?
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I havent gotten coilovers yet but Im curious what made you decide on the V1 over the V2?
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I havent gotten coilovers yet but Im curious what made you decide on the V1 over the V2?
The $ was my reason..I even had a 30% discount
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I havent gotten coilovers yet but Im curious what made you decide on the V1 over the V2?
I was under the understanding that the V2 is only for RWD, besides like said above the V1s are a great deal. I dont need to adjust the rebound and dampening
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I've got close to a 2inch drop with KW V1s on my xi and I haven't seen any extra wear on the inside tread and I've put about 6k miles on the tires.
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When I do it Ill look for a used set of V2s over new V1s

Unless you guys just dont like buying something already used? but you cant beat getting a set of V2s for 1000-1200 depending on the deal
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When I do it Ill look for a used set of V2s over new V1s

Unless you guys just dont like buying something already used? but you cant beat getting a set of V2s for 1000-1200 depending on the deal
yeah ive been looking.....and looking.....for months and no luck. So i said whatever and am just buying them new
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yeah ive been looking.....and looking.....for months and no luck. So i said whatever and am just buying them new
really? Ive seen atleast 3 sets in the past month on here
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really? Ive seen atleast 3 sets in the past month on here
Just looked back more than a month and everything is for RWD, not sure where your seeing them.
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Just looked back more than a month and everything is for RWD, not sure where your seeing them.
oh Im sorry forgot that you wanted AWD
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Where are you ordering the KW V1 from and pricing? Thinking about getting a set as well.
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Where are you ordering the KW V1 from and pricing? Thinking about getting a set as well.
taigo@vrsf is hooking me up with a set for $1300 shipped to my door. Best price ive seen around
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taigo@vrsf is hooking me up with a set for $1300 shipped to my door. Best price ive seen around
Nice! Thanks for the info. I see you are in NH as well, who's doing your install? Any quote on the labor? Thx again!
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I just purchased a set from Tiago at VRSF as well, great guy to do business with and unbelievable pricing on KW's! I'm just wondering what other suspension components I should replace when I put the coils on to avoid future wear. I was thinking sway bar end links and control arms. My car has 54k miles on the stock components. Any advice?
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got mine from tiago as well.
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taigo@vrsf is hooking me up with a set for $1300 shipped to my door. Best price ive seen around
Nice! Thanks for the info. I see you are in NH as well, who's doing your install? Any quote on the labor? Thx again!
My buddy has a small shop and ill prob have him do the install, ill let u know what he quotes me
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I highly recommend that the toe be in consideration as well, not just the camber.
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My buddy has a small shop and ill prob have him do the install, ill let u know what he quotes me
Great! Thanks.
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The suspension is super easy to DIY no need for a shop install.
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Tiago at VSRF! Enough said. I am ordering one from him here in a day or so.

I have tried the DIY install for some springs i had, and I was unable to get the first bolt off the suspension. Everything is siezed up so badly, and I only have 20k miles on the thing! Any tips there, to save me 600 bucks before allignment? The isntall itself looks easy enough, if the bolts moved.
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IDK I always use impact guns/pneumatic ratchets on suspension when taking the bolts off. If you have difficulty and do not have those tools. A breaker bar, torch, and PB blaster is your best friend. Save $600 for methanol.
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Great! Thanks.
Tully BMW of Nashua says they will do the install for $760 and the alignment for $120

Concord Motorsport (local bmw shop) said they would do it for $995 including alignment, which doesn't make sense that they would be more than the dealer

My buddy i think is gonna do the install for me for like $350-400

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IDK I always use impact guns/pneumatic ratchets on suspension when taking the bolts off. If you have difficulty and do not have those tools. A breaker bar, torch, and PB blaster is your best friend. Save $600 for methanol.
I have an impact gun but I gotta get myself a pneumatic ratchet. Breaker bar is a good one to have and not sure what a pb blaster is. I have no problem using a torch but i don't really have much training with them and i feel like a lot can go wrong, last thing i would want to do is mess up something serious lol. Ive definitely considered doing it myself tho just havent done it before and dont want to mess anything up
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