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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Can someone get me caught up here. I have never heard of these. Does anyone have a link? I need some new shocks and if these are the total package I might just get a set!!

    Thanks in advance for not making me read the whole thread! haha

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Quote Originally Posted by bdawg View Post
    So if im getting this right the kw are great for adjusting your height and driving comfortably on the road and then able to stiffen up for the track.Now if your looking for staight track/aotocross setup fg2,new springs and new sways we be the ticket?
    I ran my first couple track days on FG2s with stock springs and stock swaybars. The car is very, very capable even in that factory condition. I also did a couple of auto-x events on the stock stuff - frankly, the limiting factor for auto-x performance is the 4000# and the narrow 245 tires, not the dampers!

    I do think the KWs allow you to lower the ride height while preserving the ride quality. I continue to be happy with the ride, and love the way the car looks.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahahnu View Post
    bdawg- AAIIIC can answer better, but I think it could be a PItA to adjust once they are on and all buttoned up. Now that I think about it, the bottom adjust ments aren't too bad, it's the top that's a killer. The strut tower bar and rear seat has to be removed to get to the adjustment points.
    Yeah, as I've posted before, the damping adjustments aren't terribly easy to get to, so the "stiffen up for the track" bit takes a little work. The lower ones you really need to jack up each corner of the car so you can see what the hell you're doing, and the upper ones require the STB and rear seat to come out, as ahahnu said.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahahnu View Post
    Darkman- or for anyone, does the cold weather adjust ride height? Does the fluid compress and make the car lower? I know they sag a little over time and settles on a final ride height, but with winter tires sometimes they rub (really really cold) and others it doesn't.
    I haven't measured my ride height in a couple months. I've actually been meaning to, just to see where it's finally settled out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cowan480 View Post
    Can someone get me caught up here. I have never heard of these. Does anyone have a link? I need some new shocks and if these are the total package I might just get a set!!
    Google for KW Suspension? They only make one version for the CTS/CTS-V.
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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    I ran my first couple track days on FG2s with stock springs and stock swaybars. The car is very, very capable even in that factory condition. I also did a couple of auto-x events on the stock stuff - frankly, the limiting factor for auto-x performance is the 4000# and the narrow 245 tires, not the dampers!
    No doubt not a good aoutocross car Ive been tryin but they put me up against cars like the 335i.Thanks for the info its sounds like the kw would be a pita to adjust since I have to leave the back seat in to stay stock class .My car is strictly going to be for track/autocross.Ive been running on fe4 but I have fg2 so I just trying to get afeel if I should sell my fgs and hr springs and step up to kw?

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Would I do it again? Yes.

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Just give me GCs and T2s.

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Quote Originally Posted by Cowan480 View Post
    Can someone get me caught up here. I have never heard of these. Does anyone have a link? I need some new shocks and if these are the total package I might just get a set!!

    Thanks in advance for not making me read the whole thread! haha

    Cowan

    I offer KW coilovers for the CTS-V I actually just ordered a set up for myself recently!

    Shoot me a pm if your interested in picking up a set! I can't wait to get mine on, my car needs them BADLY!

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Quote Originally Posted by MAPerformance View Post
    I offer KW coilovers for the CTS-V I actually just ordered a set up for myself recently!

    Shoot me a pm if your interested in picking up a set! I can't wait to get mine on, my car needs them BADLY!
    Price? Any thoughts of a Group Buy?

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    If we get a couple people interested. I will hook it up for for sure on a group buy. If we get 5 people, I'll let them go for just above cost!

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Quote Originally Posted by MAPerformance View Post
    If we get a couple people interested. I will hook it up for for sure on a group buy. If we get 5 people, I'll let them go for just above cost!
    Well I'm interested.

    (You may want to start a new thread.)

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    I'm interested..

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Im also interested I would just have to sell my new fg2 sitting in the garage.

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    No problem, I'll get a new thread up asap!

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Could you PM me a ballpark cost for the group buy?

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Shot you a pm.

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    Re: Got the K dubs installed today

    Quote Originally Posted by MAPerformance View Post
    No problem, I'll get a new thread up asap!
    Quote Originally Posted by MAPerformance View Post
    Shot you a pm.

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