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      10-21-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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For those of you who run KW series...

This should sound stupid...

I really don't know anything about the coilover.

So, please tell me.

How high / low you can go with V2 or V3?

Pictures would be really helpful..

Thanks!
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      10-22-2007, 12:10 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about how high, right now I'm at midway on my V2's and I have no finger gap at all. I had it lower, but it rubbed badly.
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      10-26-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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As far as lowness goes, I don't see any reasonable person going lower than the lowest settings KW provides on a street car.
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These are the official numbers on lowering:
Sedan/Coupe Front: 1.2 - 2.3 (inches)
Sedan/Coupe Rear: 0.9 - 2.1 (inches)

As already mentioned - you can go pretty much as low as almost imaginable with the KW's they've got by far the largest adjustability in ride height. You'll get low enough, dont worry.
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These are the official numbers on lowering:
Sedan/Coupe Front: 1.2 - 2.3 (inches)
Sedan/Coupe Rear: 0.9 - 2.1 (inches)

As already mentioned - you can go pretty much as low as almost imaginable with the KW's they've got by far the largest adjustability in ride height. You'll get low enough, dont worry.
To compare H&R Sport for the Coupe runs 1.3 fr/1.2 rear IIRC. Race is 2.0/1.5. Race is too low IMO. My drop is slightly a little bit more than H&R sport.
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To compare H&R Sport for the Coupe runs 1.3 fr/1.2 rear IIRC. Race is 2.0/1.5. Race is too low IMO. My drop is slightly a little bit more than H&R sport.
Could depend on what shocks you are running as well.

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Could depend on what shocks you are running as well.

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To clarify: for the 335i coupe.
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So does anyone run KW at the highest F: 1.2 / R: 0.9 or near that? It'd be like an H&R sport height without the rear so slammed.
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To clarify: for the 335i coupe.
I meant like brands: stock, koni, bilstein, sachs, etc.
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So does anyone run KW at the highest F: 1.2 / R: 0.9 or near that? It'd be like an H&R sport height without the rear so slammed.
I think with the rear 0.9 the wheel gap would not look too slammed but the car height might not be level.

Don, I know, I was referring to stock.
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I think with the rear 0.9 the wheel gap would not look too slammed but the car height might not be level.
oh, your definitely right. I guess what I meant to ask was does anyone have their heights setup on the high side and does this still provide that lowered look? An obvious lowered over stock look as well as getting rid of the large front well gap.

My guess would be yes. So at a higher setting we'd have atleast a H&R sport height (which is perfect in my book). Correct?
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oh, your definitely right. I guess what I meant to ask was does anyone have their heights setup on the high side and does this still provide that lowered look? An obvious lowered over stock look as well as getting rid of the large front well gap.

My guess would be yes. So at a higher setting we'd have atleast a H&R sport height (which is perfect in my book). Correct?
I have a coupe with 19"'s and am getting ready to install v2's. In the installation manual they give you a way to measure your ride height. It appears that in the high setting I am nearly stock, (or as it meaqsures now with new tires/wheels) just a very small amount lower. So I am going to start at lowering 1/2-3/4" in the R and 3/4-1" F. I just want it a tad lower. I plan on doing this in the next 2-4 weeks, hopefully. I may have to roll my rear fenders just a little and we will see about the front. My set up is 235-30 F and 265-35 R.
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