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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    What spring rate did you get?
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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    What spring rate did you get?
    Post #2 there sir!

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    Actually rereading I think the rates are stated in post #4.
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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    LOL. You expect me to remember something I read 2 years ago? I can barely remember what I had for breakfast today!

    The question I really wanted to ask was: What spring rate would you recommend?
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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    LOL. You expect me to remember something I read 2 years ago? I can barely remember what I had for breakfast today!

    The question I really wanted to ask was: What spring rate would you recommend?
    DING!

    Why do you think I write stuff here anyway....to remember!

    I think with your tires and such I would be fine with 600 front 400 rear. Thats a pretty standard front to rear ratio on FWD cars our style. you should be able to get what ever you want from them the springs are a standard size so its easy to swap around rates. I think they charged me like 8o$ for two rear springs

    Im thinking you have both the front and rear sway bars correct?
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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldblueaccord View Post
    DING!
    I think I deserve one of these for my faux pas:

    Yeah, LX-i suspension, so sway bars front and rear. If the springs are standard, then I assume I can order them in varying heights? I'm thinking a 1.5" and 1" drop front and rear, respectively, ought to do it. Maybe I'll order 1/2" drop springs and torque them down. It's easier to torque them down than make them taller.
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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    I think I deserve one of these for my faux pas:

    Yeah, LX-i suspension, so sway bars front and rear. If the springs are standard, then I assume I can order them in varying heights? I'm thinking a 1.5" and 1" drop front and rear, respectively, ought to do it. Maybe I'll order 1/2" drop springs and torque them down. It's easier to torque them down than make them taller.
    The threaded body makes it so you dont have to mess with the spring to get the height you want. thats the trick to these. But yes to a point you can get shorter or longer springs if needed.
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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldblueaccord View Post
    I think with your tires and such I would be fine with 600 front 400 rear. Thats a pretty standard front to rear ratio on FWD cars our style.
    Interestingly enough that's what the spring rates are on the standard Kontrol Pro's (or ballpark at least). https://ksportusa.com/product/kontro...kit-chd240-kp/ I'm not sure if that changed since you ordered them or if you had them send you different springs, even though they sent you the asphalt rally versions, but they certainly aren't 13.5kg/mm f (755lbf/in), 11.5kg/mm (645lbf/in) r. I might be in the market too, at least in a couple months and I was just going to run with what they had on the Kontrol Pros... Not sure though because prelude body swapping is always prospect.

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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    There is alot of formula and ratios front to rear that go into spring rates. you can google motion ratio and ride frequency to delve into it.

    I will say I dont have any confidence in what springs K sport sent me. I dont think they have any idea just going thru there techs in the first 6 months. Some day I will pull them and get all the springs tested and see where I am at.it wouldnt surprise me they just grabbed 4 "setups" off the shelf and boxed them up.

    It hard to see what there game is. I think there more than a warehouse that just drop ships stuff but some of there tech is really questionable. I like there brake kits but I question alot of what they do.

    What ever you go with try and make sure they use standard sized springs that you can swap easily like 2.5" if your into swaping springs.

    EDIT: Also if your running formulas again the STOCK coil rates for our car are mistated in the sticky and some one misstated them again last week. Do some quick internet research or better yet get them checked.
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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    I found a great vid on corner weighting and suspension tuning. I'll never pay for another alignment job again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcwB8LZfRhQ&t=6s
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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    I found a great vid on corner weighting and suspension tuning. I'll never pay for another alignment job again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcwB8LZfRhQ&t=6s

    yes great video really explains alot.

    That guy Finn with the old Camaro his cars really do rip it.
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    Re: Ksport review..the good the bad and the ugly.

    Yeah. All the other car shows have someone talking about how important suspension tuning is, but not showing how it's done. It's like black magic, something you spend a bundle on but never learn how it's done. This vid actually shows it all, which is awesome!
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