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KW V1, front coilovers, only rear springs...?

J Eyo Apr 13, 2014

  1. J Eyo

    J Eyo Polo GTI (6) R

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    Hi guys,

    can get a set of kw v1 for $250, the front assemblies are complete, however, no rear shocks, just the adjustable springs, can i run these? They're second hand and from a mk4 gti, can i get koni yellow or bilstein b8's to replace the missing rear shocks?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2014
  2. JimS3

    JimS3 Active Member

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    Are they from a 4wd (4motion or r32 golf)?

    2wd setup will not fit your S3, both front and rear are different.
     
  3. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Fronts will fit. rears won't
     
  4. JimS3

    JimS3 Active Member

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    How would you mount the top of the front drop link into a 2wd shock that doesn't have the bracket for it?

    could fabricate and weld one on, PITA though.
     
  5. snowy

    snowy Active Member

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    Think the simple answer is no

    They would be the wrong ratings even if you could get them on

    As for mixing mixing KW shocks with some other manufacturer sounds like a trip into ditch to me
     
  6. vroomtshh

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    KW fronts all have the bracket
     
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  7. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    As above, all KW struts have the tab for 2wd or 4wd models :)

    Spring rates are also the same at the front I believe. Same engine and main running gear up front....
     

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