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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Interested. Waiting to see when you get them!
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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Hopefully next week they'll be here.

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Well they finally showed up today and they look SWEET!! Black and sunkist orange. Ill get pics up tomorrow.

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    WTF...why you got to tease


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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Pics up on page 1. The base (part with ksport sticker) turns so that the threaded shaft elongates giving you more height. These Coilovers are very nice. I can't wait to get them on the car!

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    wow, i must admit, I'm pretty impressed. They even changed their color scheme with these too. Not that that means a ton, but it would go to show that these do look very different from the earlier gens, which were notoriously garbage.

    What's very nice about that design is that the lower mount is separate from the shock body, which allows you to lower/raise that mount, while maintaining the spring height. The key here is that by modifying the height with the mount point, rather than dialing up/down the spring, you keep the full range of motion for the shock/spring, which will make the shock more effective, and last much longer.

    I'm truly impressed. I so badly wish you could send those to a guy with a shock dyno and spring pressure tested to see just how closely matched the springs are, and how accurate the valving is.
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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    How much they cost you gain? Very nice man


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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Quote Originally Posted by markmdz89hatch View Post
    I so badly wish you could send those to a guy with a shock dyno and spring pressure tested to see just how closely matched the springs are, and how accurate the valving is.

    If it was local I would take them but the only place these are going are on my car!!!! I have about a week before these go on. Depends when my prelude uca's and front beam show up which should be this week. I'm basically going to do all my bushings, coilovers, front beam all at the same time so I can go get the car aligned afterwards.

    Rendon-$750 shipped.

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Added a pic with the one of the bases spun off. Theres alot of adjustment there.

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    They look good bro. $750 really isn't bad. I might have to pick a set up for my next car, after they're tested.
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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    definitely make an update after you have them installed and then again at 1,000 miles or so. my bro in law had them on his maxima and he blew 2 with around 5k miles.
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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    well fuck that aint bad...im going to get me a set....


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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Quote Originally Posted by markmdz89hatch View Post
    wow, i must admit, I'm pretty impressed. They even changed their color scheme with these too. Not that that means a ton, but it would go to show that these do look very different from the earlier gens, which were notoriously garbage.

    What's very nice about that design is that the lower mount is separate from the shock body, which allows you to lower/raise that mount, while maintaining the spring height. The key here is that by modifying the height with the mount point, rather than dialing up/down the spring, you keep the full range of motion for the shock/spring, which will make the shock more effective, and last much longer.

    I'm truly impressed. I so badly wish you could send those to a guy with a shock dyno and spring pressure tested to see just how closely matched the springs are, and how accurate the valving is.

    That's like every coilover on the market. Makes it cheaper so they can just make a run of lower threaded mounts and just run the same threaded strut body.

    Valving on anything under $1500 shouldn't be that impressive. You usually want something digressively valved and you can't get that with a needle valve (which is what most coilovers run, this side of koni/ohlin/penske/moton etc).

    Anyhow, I'm curious to see how these fare.

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    well i think the problem with most people and coilovers is that they get them, and they slam the car as low as it will go... while if you set them at a 2" drop or above they would probably last a great length of time... personally my car is dropped 1.75" and i think it looks just fine... and i'm on just springs and struts... if i were to do any type of racing i might go for the coilovers but again i wouldn't slam em, it looks good and all but it's ridiculous to try to drive a car like that.

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Sweet!
    Looks like they have made the correct tophats. I dont see any place to mount the brake lines though.

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    You spent $1,300 on those. AWESOME!!!

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Quote Originally Posted by stat1K View Post
    well i think the problem with most people and coilovers is that they get them, and they slam the car as low as it will go... while if you set them at a 2" drop or above they would probably last a great length of time... personally my car is dropped 1.75" and i think it looks just fine... and i'm on just springs and struts... if i were to do any type of racing i might go for the coilovers but again i wouldn't slam em, it looks good and all but it's ridiculous to try to drive a car like that.

    edit: oh and phil i'll have a special picture for you today
    Well, it doesn't really matter how low you set your car with coilovers since you're not reducing your suspension travel when you can dial down the mounting point rather than drooping the spring and compressing the strut.

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    sex. get them on ur car asap!! lol

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Quote Originally Posted by 86AccordLxi View Post
    Well, it doesn't really matter how low you set your car with coilovers since you're not reducing your suspension travel when you can dial down the mounting point rather than drooping the spring and compressing the strut.
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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Quote Originally Posted by BITESIZE View Post
    You spent $1,300 on those. AWESOME!!!
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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Quote Originally Posted by 86AccordLxi View Post
    Well, it doesn't really matter how low you set your car with coilovers since you're not reducing your suspension travel when you can dial down the mounting point rather than drooping the spring and compressing the strut.
    sorry i must be a retard but this concept makes no sense to me. when you dial down the mounting point what exactly are you doing? i was under the impression you were lowering the spring on the body, thus reducing the travel... like i said i must be retarded or thinking of sleeve's but i thought the concept was the same.
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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    The difference with the adjustable fork to me is the travel in the strut. Your adjustability let's you keep your full strut travel rather then losing travel. Hard to explain writing on my blackberry.

    Retail $1400. I paid $750 shipped. This isn't going to be my track car. I compared prices to struts and coil spring kits and the Ksports won with pricing and dampner adjustability.

    Bust those pics out HOMIE!!!

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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    so the price is not going to go up at all. at no point in time? i would love to get a set pretty soon


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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Quote Originally Posted by stat1K View Post
    sorry i must be a retard but this concept makes no sense to me. when you dial down the mounting point what exactly are you doing? i was under the impression you were lowering the spring on the body, thus reducing the travel... like i said i must be retarded or thinking of sleeve's but i thought the concept was the same.
    on sleeves, to lower a car you simply lower the spring on the strut assembly, reducing the spring travel. On coilovers, your actually relocating both mounting points on the strut body, maintaining full spring travel. I'm not describing this well, im sure someone else could do it better, but this is the general idea.
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    Re: Ordered the Ksports full body coilovers today

    Quote Originally Posted by phillie View Post
    The difference with the adjustable fork to me is the travel in the strut. Your adjustability let's you keep your full strut travel rather then losing travel. Hard to explain writing on my blackberry.

    Retail $1400. I paid $750 shipped. This isn't going to be my track car. I compared prices to struts and coil spring kits and the Ksports won with pricing and dampner adjustability.

    Bust those pics out HOMIE!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by 2drSE-i View Post
    on sleeves, to lower a car you simply lower the spring on the strut assembly, reducing the spring travel. On coilovers, your actually relocating both mounting points on the strut body, maintaining full spring travel. I'm not describing this well, im sure someone else could do it better, but this is the general idea.
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