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      08-05-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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kw v1 coilovers installed!

Thanks to http://www.europeanautosource.com for hooking me up on some Kw v1 coilovers. Days of searching, looking for the best price to get them installed. The cheapest they would do it for is $450. I decided ill save and spend it on something else and install them by my self. Its fairly easy and takes about 5-6 hrs.








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Nice, I was thinking of installing mines myself but I don't got a compressor. What did you use to compress the springs?
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Spring compressor i bought at autozone, there like 30 bucks
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Looks like a nice weekend proj
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Awesome! Wish I had the spirit to do it myself. Spent a good bit of change on the install for mines. Car looks GOOD!
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yeah wasnt too bad...Thanks Sabor, just takes some time.
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Good call. $450 is a total ripoff.
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yeah that was the cheapest place too.
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looks great, btw did you use a DIY on the forum, if so can you post the link to it
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yeah that was the cheapest place too.
Just the rear coilovers?
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looks great, btw did you use a DIY on the forum, if so can you post the link to it

i couldnt find a DIY link so i just winged it.
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Just the rear coilovers?
nah, all four i forgot to take a pic of the front
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nah, all four i forgot to take a pic of the front
Ahh, I see! Dope! How much you drop it?
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What rims are those and are they 18" or 19"?
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Spring compressor i bought at autozone, there like 30 bucks
I see, I really wish I can install them myself but looks confusing and I got no garage or driveway to do it on.

$450 is alot for installation, I found a shop around my area that can install it in 2 hours for $300 and that's including alignment.
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Ahh, I see! Dope! How much you drop it?
rears slammed and front is like 8 threads showing.
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I see, I really wish I can install them myself but looks confusing and I got no garage or driveway to do it on.

$450 is alot for installation, I found a shop around my area that can install it in 2 hours for $300 and that's including alignment.

yeah was pretty easy actually, i thought it would be harder.
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rears slammed and front is like 8 threads showing.
Sickness! hahaha
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How stiff is the ride compared to stock?
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I don't usually like silver but your new drop and wheels are winning me over. And it's always nice not having to pay for installation
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How stiff is the ride compared to stock?
Its alittle stiff as of right now but when it settles it will be perfect!
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