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      04-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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KW v1's installed!

From the XI suspension, you have a much firmer ride in a very positive way. Bumps are felt a little more, but you don’t bounce up and down 3” for hitting a small crack, the car stays a lot more level. Very timid driving around town for now, watching every curb I come near. My next purchase is some wheel spacers (if you have them hit me up!) and I might need to actually adjust up the rear a bit when I do. The fronts could be a little lower, but I will hold off adjusting until after the spacers.

Oh, and what an improvement on for the looks!!!


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      04-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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cant see pictures.
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      04-30-2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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The back looks considerably lower than the front. Is that common with v1's?
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Cool, how you like them so far? and are you lowered to the max?
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      04-30-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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The back looks considerably lower than the front. Is that common with v1's?
The kw v1s are height adjustable, this is just how they are installed. I think I will need to raise the rears a bit when I get spacers, and if there is still clearance I would want the fronts a little lower.

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Cool, how you like them so far? and are you lowered to the max?
It is so much smoother, suprisingly, than the stock. The bumps hit harder but the car stays level and doesnt jostle around. Still driving slow, so I dont know how it handles, but Im afraid to scrape anything being so new.

The rears are almost all the way down, maybe 1-2 threads left. The fronts are 6 or so threads from the bottom (according to the installer anyway).
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      04-30-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Nice work. I've really enjoyed my V1's, I'm sure you will too!

PS: You're 2nd "after" picture looks weird.
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You should match the rears with the front and not the front with the rears, that would look best especially on factory rims or just in general.
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whats weird about pic 2?
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      05-01-2013, 11:13 AM   #11
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Nice I'm installing mine this week also will post the pics after i give her a cleanup
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The kw v1s are height adjustable, this is just how they are installed. I think I will need to raise the rears a bit when I get spacers, and if there is still clearance I would want the fronts a little lower.



It is so much smoother, suprisingly, than the stock. The bumps hit harder but the car stays level and doesnt jostle around. Still driving slow, so I dont know how it handles, but Im afraid to scrape anything being so new.

The rears are almost all the way down, maybe 1-2 threads left. The fronts are 6 or so threads from the bottom (according to the installer anyway).
Looks good. I like the drop. I'm looking to do the same thing. I'm in cincinnati as well where did you get them installed!
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whats weird about pic 2?
Your car looks stretched to me. Maybe it's just the angle I'm looking at....
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That front needs MOAR LOW!!!

looks good, the fact that you're in a slanted driveway doesnt do the height justice, either
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looks good!! the front definitely needs more low
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