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      07-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #23
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which 1er in canberra do you own? i dont see many rolling around.
All black look with the VMR 710 19" wheel (235 front and 265 rear), NSW rego as I am across the border. Got my KW in, so vehicle is now lowered. Maybe a bit too low as the rear is rubbing (already has fender rolled). Will play around more with the ride height tomorrow.
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All black look with the VMR 710 19" wheel (235 front and 265 rear), NSW rego as I am across the border. Got my KW in, so vehicle is now lowered. Maybe a bit too low as the rear is rubbing (already has fender rolled). Will play around more with the ride height tomorrow.
Pics please? I have a BSM as well and need some inspiration! PM if you want

Also, don't increase the height... can you roll the fenders more? Have you thought about pulling it slightly? If you're back up in Sydney I can recommend a great business to do the aforementioned modifications I'll even do mine at the same time hehe
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here you go Ian, apologies for the iPhone quality...

again the fitment is great and they suit the car! so big thanks again stu!!
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Pics please? I have a BSM as well and need some inspiration! PM if you want

Also, don't increase the height... can you roll the fenders more? Have you thought about pulling it slightly? If you're back up in Sydney I can recommend a great business to do the aforementioned modifications I'll even do mine at the same time hehe
Woosh, thanks for the recommended fender mods. I had my fender rolled before when I put on the 265 rear. Anyway, up on the hoist today I found it was rubbing on the inside guard material (not the metal fender itself) which was trimmed when the guard was rolled. I re-trimmed a bit more and she's all good now. Will try to post some pics when suspension settled, realigned and gets a wash.

But, I got another problem with my KW install. The left rear is 10mm taller with everything set and installed exactly the same (checked over and over 3 times, 100% installed the same and springs sat neatly on the original bottom support). My mechanic reckons it could be the spring height difference. Anyway the left rear was readjusted by turning the purple disc to match the right side. Will keep on eye on it as the springs settle in the next 500km. Can anyone think of what else it might be?
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Pics please? I have a BSM as well and need some inspiration! PM if you want

Also, don't increase the height... can you roll the fenders more? Have you thought about pulling it slightly? If you're back up in Sydney I can recommend a great business to do the aforementioned modifications I'll even do mine at the same time hehe
Woosh, thanks for the recommended fender mods. I had my fender rolled before when I put on the 265 rear. Anyway, up on the hoist today I found it was rubbing on the inside guard material (not the metal fender itself) which was trimmed when the guard was rolled. I re-trimmed a bit more and she's all good now. Will try to post some pics when suspension settled, realigned and gets a wash.

But, I got another problem with my KW install. The left rear is 10mm taller with everything set and installed exactly the same (checked over and over 3 times, 100% installed the same and springs sat neatly on the original bottom support). My mechanic reckons it could be the spring height difference. Anyway the left rear was readjusted by turning the purple disc to match the right side. Will keep on eye on it as the springs settle in the next 500km. Can anyone think of what else it might be?
I have the same issue with kw v2's on the rear one side is about 10mm different
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I have the same issue with kw v2's on the rear one side is about 10mm different
same with my coilovers, 5-10mm different on one of the rear sides, just need to finetune it a little..
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which 1er in canberra do you own? i dont see many rolling around.
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      07-23-2012, 06:18 PM   #33
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I have the same issue with kw v2's on the rear one side is about 10mm different
It will be the fuel tank - unless its dead center in the middle of the car (im not sure)
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      07-23-2012, 07:05 PM   #34
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It will be the fuel tank - unless its dead center in the middle of the car (im not sure)
We have two fuel tanks either side of the transmission tunnel.
Our cars are significantly heavier on the RHS than the left due to many things, including the engine slanting to the right & the steering column being on the right. Add in a driver only and it's very RH heavy. I've got some corner weight figures of mine at home somewhere. I had my KW's set up such that the car sat level with a driver only in it. With our RH weight bias our cars should handle better on clockwise tracks than anticlockwise.
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We have two fuel tanks either side of the transmission tunnel.
Our cars are significantly heavier on the RHS than the left due to many things, including the engine slanting to the right & the steering column being on the right. Add in a driver only and it's very RH heavy. I've got some corner weight figures of mine at home somewhere. I had my KW's set up such that the car sat level with a driver only in it. With our RH weight bias our cars should handle better on clockwise tracks than anticlockwise.
That's one thing I was worried about getting parts from Europe. Need to speak to some specialist to make sure it doesn't happen to my car. I better keep those donuts away too!
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That's one thing I was worried about getting parts from Europe. Need to speak to some specialist to make sure it doesn't happen to my car. I better keep those donuts away too!
That's one of the good things with coil-overs Steve. They're height adjustable at each corner to compensate for weight disparity etc. It doesn't matter if they're from UK, US, Europe, NZ whatever. Eat as many donuts as you want.
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That's one of the good things with coil-overs Steve. They're height adjustable at each corner to compensate for weight disparity etc. It doesn't matter if they're from UK, US, Europe, NZ whatever. Eat as many donuts as you want.
Fantastic - we just need an iPhone app to calculate the height we need to compensate by from the extra donuts we need on the way to the track.
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We have two fuel tanks either side of the transmission tunnel.
Our cars are significantly heavier on the RHS than the left due to many things, including the engine slanting to the right & the steering column being on the right. Add in a driver only and it's very RH heavy. I've got some corner weight figures of mine at home somewhere. I had my KW's set up such that the car sat level with a driver only in it. With our RH weight bias our cars should handle better on clockwise tracks than anticlockwise.
Thanks everyone, an email from KW support in US confirms the same thing. Now I got it adjusted so the height on both sides are the same when my fat arse is in the car. Mine you, she handles very smoothly with the KW, no more bouncing and floating feeling.

I'm yet to get alignment done, just waiting for the springs to settle down. Anyone knows roughly how many kms this take?
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Thanks everyone, an email from KW support in US confirms the same thing. Now I got it adjusted so the height on both sides are the same when my fat arse is in the car. Mine you, she handles very smoothly with the KW, no more bouncing and floating feeling.

I'm yet to get alignment done, just waiting for the springs to settle down. Anyone knows roughly how many kms this take?
Cool. Yeah, the KWs seem to have few/no down sides compared to stock suspension. Smoother & flatter ride!
I don't know how long springs take to settle. I'd guess it's more about the suspension rubbers/bushes settling than the actual steel springs.
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I just thought it was the fat fuck in the drivers seat, or at least that's what Pete from advan said
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A big shout out to Stu and his excellent customer service.... Can't wait for this next wave of mods to arrive !!!!
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