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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, anyone running the K-sport coilovers ? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by Maximusthefarmer I am looking into this as well..my biggest problem is finding someone who actually is still ...
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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximusthefarmer View Post
    I am looking into this as well..my biggest problem is finding someone who actually is still selling the k-sport coilovers...any ideas? I did a lot of research on this as well, there were some members who had these. Like bigjimsho said you cannot do the aftermarkets sway so that is a negative, and if you are building a track car then these are not the way to go. But I don't track my car so I have been considering them. I personally have had the H and R with and without spacers and now the GC and have not been very happy with either setup. My hope is the KW will simply sit in the car better and with no GC "clunk" as it were because supposedly when you lower the GC very much it causes issues with the spring travel, that and they have camber plates on them... i'd love to get some more opinions on these i'm not putting myself forward as an expert by any means.

    ebay has k-sports for $ 1,000 brand new

    search cts

    but they will fit the V also..


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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    You can get K-sports from JNZ Tuning for about $700 IIRC.

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    ahh I usually only search for cts-v not cts...thanks guys

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    I would be scared of anything that fit both...

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    KW Variant 3s fit both.

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    on k-sports




    after the shoot i ended up lowering the rear about an inch. it now tucks the rear like the front. i have about 3 inches to go in the rear (with the already 5"+ drop) and around 4.5" in the front. ride quality is fine with me. damper is set 6 degrees from the soft end.

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by atdeneve View Post
    KW Variant 3s fit both.
    I doubt they designed them for the CTS first...

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    I would be scared of anything that fit both...

    believe it or not the strut/spring setup is exact.

    the ksport, ds2s and kws fit both cts and cts-v ...

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    I know they fit. I just would want a kit that was designed for the V. And if they want to sell it to CTS guys, fine.

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    I know they fit. I just would want a kit that was designed for the V. And if they want to sell it to CTS guys, fine.
    I guess I see what you mean, I personaly have not had good with coilovers evers . And just learned to pick a good springs

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    The valving in the cheap coilovers is marginal at best. There is little control in the middle of the stroke and the dampening doesn't start doing anything until the end of the stroke, for both compression and rebound. Once you get into the higher end coilovers you get independently adjustable rebound and compression and dampening that is linear throughout the entire stroke.

    That said, my DSM has k-sports, and a lot of my friends with DSMs and Evo's also have them. It's very hit and miss, a lot of people have to replace shocks after a year or two and only 5k miles, others run them for several years and put 40k on them. I haven't had any problems with mine yet, but I rarely drive it, so who knows how long they'll last.

    But for $400 I couldn't pass on them.

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    I've reviving this thread....

    A lot of us don't track our cars and just use them as fun daily drivers, so anything that performs better than stock and costs less than stock is a perfect solution.

    After looking on Rockauto, there are no struts that I can purchase for the V. I could dumb down the suspension with regular CTS struts, but I would go straight to hell after I was hanged for my crimes. The only option is over priced shocks from the dealer.... no thanks.

    Has anyone installed these on their Daily Driver? Are they better than stock? Was the install straight forward? What settings did you end up using?

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    I have the whole nine yards in my DD.
    Drives like a go cart, which isn't too bad.
    Lowered 1 inch all around.
    It gets noticed..

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gatesjeff33 View Post
    I've reviving this thread....

    A lot of us don't track our cars and just use them as fun daily drivers, so anything that performs better than stock and costs less than stock is a perfect solution.

    After looking on Rockauto, there are no struts that I can purchase for the V. I could dumb down the suspension with regular CTS struts, but I would go straight to hell after I was hanged for my crimes. The only option is over priced shocks from the dealer.... no thanks.

    Has anyone installed these on their Daily Driver? Are they better than stock? Was the install straight forward? What settings did you end up using?
    Rock Auto has the FE4s, which were OEM. You don't say what your are replacing, but the FE4s match the stock springs better than the high performance FG2s that came on some Vs. The FG2s are no longer available. A lot folks run the K&W Variant 3 coil overs that are also sold under the name Belltech.

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    Re: anyone running the K-sport coilovers ?

    What he ^^^ said. FE4s are V dampers. Looks like Rock Auto has the best price for the fronts (make sure you look online to find the 5% discount code), but Amazon has a better price on the rears.
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