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      10-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Coilovers now or spring?

Hey guys. I have a new set of kw v1 coilovers and I would love to get them installed this week but I was wondering if anyone had opinions on if I should just wait til spring to get them installed since this is my daily.

I appreciate any input anyone has.

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      10-06-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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You could install them and just keep it at stock ride height over the winter.
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You could install them and just keep it at stock ride height over the winter.
Ya I could raise it back up a little once it starts to snow. I didn't know I it would take much setup to adjust it though. I also didn't know if winter wears on them very much or not.
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Ya I could raise it back up a little once it starts to snow. I didn't know I it would take much setup to adjust it though. I also didn't know if winter wears on them very much or not.
You'll be fine.
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I would wait. Don't need extra low in the winter and it's not a quick process raising/lowering them.
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I would wait. Don't need extra low in the winter and it's not a quick process raising/lowering them.
Ya I'm sort of leaning that way but staring at them all winter is going to kill me.
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Ya I'm sort of leaning that way but staring at them all winter is going to kill me.
lol trust me I've been there too. I usually buy a pretty big mod that just sits there for months throughout winter. The key is to put it somewhere you won't see it everyday.
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lol trust me I've been there too. I usually buy a pretty big mod that just sits there for months throughout winter. The key is to put it somewhere you won't see it everyday.
Ya this is true. Ill have to find a minor mod to do to satisfy my mod craving for now.
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bump bump anyone else have any opinions?
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Doesn't really matter. Takes me 10 minutes to adjust height.
Minus the jacking car up, taking off and on wheels, etc.

The only thing you'll want to do is if you drive it in snow/salt, make sure you wash it there often. you want to make sure you clear the threads so they don't seize.

In the end, I'd just do it now. I mean... I installed my BBK in the winter.
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Doesn't really matter. Takes me 10 minutes to adjust height.
Minus the jacking car up, taking off and on wheels, etc.

The only thing you'll want to do is if you drive it in snow/salt, make sure you wash it there often. you want to make sure you clear the threads so they don't seize.

In the end, I'd just do it now. I mean... I installed my BBK in the winter.
ya I mean I only drive it about half of winter and it sits in a heated garage so I dont think I can do too much damage to them.

thanks for your input.
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I'd wait until spring. You don't want the car lowered in winter and it is a good idea to do an alignment every time you adjust the ride height. So potentially 2 extra alignments if you install them now and adjust the ride height for each season .

I do understand the difficulty of waiting while you have to stare at those new parts for months.
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I'd wait until spring. You don't want the car lowered in winter and it is a good idea to do an alignment every time you adjust the ride height. So potentially 2 extra alignments if you install them now and adjust the ride height for each season .

I do understand the difficulty of waiting while you have to stare at those new parts for months.
ya the alignments wont be an issue because i bought the just tires free alignment thing for a year a couple of months ago.
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ya the alignments wont be an issue because i bought the just tires free alignment thing for a year a couple of months ago.
If you can get free alignments then just put them on now and enjoy!
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I didn't wait. I got mines installed a few weeks back. I did have to raise the car because with 1-2 people in the back it would scrape, which really sucked but its my daily driver.
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I didn't wait. I got mines installed a few weeks back. I did have to raise the car because with 1-2 people in the back it would scrape, which really sucked but its my daily driver.
damn you must have been pretty low. I am just lowering mine a little in the front for the most part.

Anyone down to start a cruise for like nov 2nd or something before it gets nipples out.
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It snows like twice a year now, you'll be fine.
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I ran KW V3 on my 335i all year long. There is a spray you can buy and it will help it from rust.
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ok I am scheduled for next Tuesday to get them in. thanks for your input guys
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