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 ...
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.
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.
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.