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Old 12-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Witch German Coilovers?

Bilstein PSS10s, or KW Varient 1, or KW Varient 3. ??
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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KW V3's. I have them on my car, absolutely love them. Bilstein Pss10's are ok, but they're not nearly as comfortable as the KW V3's.

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Old 12-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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KW V3's. I have them on my car, absolutely love them. Bilstein Pss10's are ok, but they're not nearly as comfortable as the KW V3's.

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I heard you couldn't get access to the adjustments on the V3 without
major work!
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:41 PM   #4
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I heard you couldn't get access to the adjustments on the V3 without
major work!
Not going to stop me from getting V3's, just because access to the adjustments is difficult. You're going to drive the car a bit, make adjustments maybe once or twice, and leave it where it's at because you found the sweet spot. I haven't changed my V3's adjustments since I left the track a couple months ago.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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I have the KW 1s and they are OK. The adjustment collars are made of mop bucket plastic which I feel is junk but they haven't broke lol. Just prefer metal I guess.
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I have the KW 1s and they are OK. The adjustment collars are made of mop bucket plastic which I feel is junk but they haven't broke lol. Just prefer metal I guess.
Metal on metal typically leads to issues. If rust isn't an issue, then stripping the threads is. Having it made out of a hard plastic like they do, with an allen key to tighten or loosen the color to make it easier to adjust is significantly better when stripping threads comes into play. I've had a coilover with a metal color, within a year, the threads where I wanted to adjust the ride height, were completely stripped, and I was pretty much screwed. Threw those coilovers away, I couldn't even re-sell them for $300.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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I have Pss10s and love them. With the right tire they are comfy.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:29 AM   #8
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KW3's here, couldn't be happier. Lowered the car only 1 inch and wow it changed the game it feels planted and stiff, also seems to absorb the small bumps nicely. I bought mine used from nutro on the forums he purchased them from the forum aswell don't know how many miles on them but for the last 3k on my car they are holding up.

Best of all tons of adjustment but its a PITA to adjust after install.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:38 AM   #9
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Metal on metal typically leads to issues. If rust isn't an issue, then stripping the threads is. Having it made out of a hard plastic like they do, with an allen key to tighten or loosen the color to make it easier to adjust is significantly better when stripping threads comes into play. I've had a coilover with a metal color, within a year, the threads where I wanted to adjust the ride height, were completely stripped, and I was pretty much screwed. Threw those coilovers away, I couldn't even re-sell them for $300.
Granted I bought the car with them already on but 3 of the 4 allens were stripped. I've also never had any issues with metal collars.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:42 AM   #10
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