Avant coilovers fitted

Bulldog

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Finally had my KW coilovers fitted yesterday went for KW street comforts & I can honestly say they are an amazing drive. It’s like driving on a magic carpet now.

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Bulldog

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In the pics above I’m running 5mm rear spacers but need to change those to 10mm & I’ve also fitted 12mm spacers on the front. I’ll get pics later after I’ve washed it.
 

Peccy

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Sweet! thats my mind made up then! what was the overall drop over the S Line setup? and why the spacers? to prevent catching or for aesthetics?
 

gary3306

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Where did you get them exhaust tips from mate? I like them. Seen some on Ebay from Hong Kong but dubious of quality.
 

Bulldog

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Sweet! thats my mind made up then! what was the overall drop over the S Line setup? and why the spacers? to prevent catching or for aesthetics?

It’s lowered about 40mm from standard. The spacers are just to fill the arches out till I get a set of 21’s.
 

gary3306

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Ok, cheers mate
 

rjwojcik

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After a good clean I also raised the front 5mm. Now I’ll be on the lookout for a set of 21’s.

How much effort is it to change the ride height? From what I've read you have to jack the car up to adjust? Is it also a wheel off jobbie?

Next question, how did you decide on the damper settings to use?

Sorry for the questions. I've never had coilovers and am thinking of having them fitted.
 

Bulldog

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@rjwojcik when I adjusted mine I did jack it up & remove the wheels but I’ve only done it the once as once it was set I’ve not needed to adjust it. On my KW’s they have a 16 stage damper setting & they recommend setting to 9 but I have been wanting to stiffen them up to 12.
Most budget coilovers come pre set for damping but it depends what ones your looking at.
 
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