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      10-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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KW 1 coilovers

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Anyone tried KW variant 1? Any opinions on that coilover kit?
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      10-22-2011, 01:15 PM   #2
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kw v serious is way too soft if you want to improve the handing and track the car.
I will suggest cks coilover. If you want to stick to kw ,you could switch the spring .
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      10-22-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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I'm on KW V3, and it's a good balance for a daily driver.
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      10-26-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
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The KW V1 coilovers will give you the ability to adjust the height of your car with pre-set damping. It's definitely a great choice for an everyday street driven vehicle!
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      10-27-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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I'm on V1's and love them. They will firm up your ride a bit without being overly harsh.
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What are the height range adjustments, compared to stock?
Does it go higher than stock and lower than stock?
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      11-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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The damper of kw v1 is preset. It is set by the expert of kw, the german said. could anyone brighten me on this? how do kw's engineer know what wheels I am fitting in my car? bmw factory wheel weight can vary a lot across different wheel sizes and wheel model, not to mention if I put aftermath wheels. I put Advan wheels to my car and each of them is at least 9 pounds lighter than the factory 296. Thanks!
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kw v serious is way too soft if you want to improve the handing and track the car.
I will suggest cks coilover. If you want to stick to kw ,you could switch the spring .
Not too sure where you're getting this from. Maybe the V1s are a little soft since they are introductory variants of the KWs. My V3s are set up super stiff and I don't think the normal consumer would even be able to tolerate how stiff my car is.

With that being said, the V3s are worth the extra money over the V1s.
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The damper of kw v1 is preset. It is set by the expert of kw, the german said. could anyone brighten me on this? how do kw's engineer know what wheels I am fitting in my car? bmw factory wheel weight can vary a lot across different wheel sizes and wheel model, not to mention if I put aftermath wheels. I put Advan wheels to my car and each of them is at least 9 pounds lighter than the factory 296. Thanks!
From my understanding, I don't believe wheels/tires play a significant factor on how the suspension behaves. It has more to do with the weight and distribution of the car rather than the wheels/tires.
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      11-24-2013, 11:17 PM   #10
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And what about quality of V1 and V3, does V3 significantly more durable than V1 or they are the same?

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well now that i have KW1 for over 2 year period, i can state that it's what i need.
Car is more siffer, agile not to mention the ability to drop the car.

Im planning to go Moscow raceway track next season, will see how it behaves in proper conditions )
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      02-10-2014, 07:28 AM   #12
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i installed mh kw v3 for two weeks. the rear springs keep making knocking noise. at first, it is on the right, then on the left as well. but after a week, the right makes almost no noise but the left continues. some paint starts to chip off from the spring end at the top, where kw perch is in direct contact with the spring with no rubber in between. the handling is great but the knocking noise is really annoying. i search many discussion forum and i think this is called spring bind, in which the coil of spring hit each other. my shop sad the only solution is to wrap the coil with plastic.
i play around with the compression and rebound setting and it seems kw recommended is the best. i dont track so i think i should have bought the cheaper kw v1. of course, i didnt know aftet trying myself
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      02-10-2014, 07:33 AM   #13
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first shot is when the car is jack up with wheel taken off. the coil of spring is almost touching itself. the second is when the car jacked off with wheel on. the coil is touching itself. i feel for the miney i have spebt, kw design should have been better
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      02-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #14
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discussion forum said spring bind is very common for progressive spring. dont know if kw v1 is runing progressive

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