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Old 04-27-2012, 11:47 PM
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What I meant was, what type of system are you going to run with, like digital setup or manual switches?
Manual switches nothing crazy
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:02 PM
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*UPDATE* The setup is finished but the ride height is not where I want it at all!!!, so we are changing out the ksport springs to swift springs with a different spring size to 160. Currently right now its on 200 and the car looks okay but not where I want, the eta will be next week by wednesday.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:23 PM
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:53 PM
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*UPDATE* The setup is finished but the ride height is not where I want it at all!!!, so we are changing out the ksport springs to swift springs with a different spring size to 160. Currently right now its on 200 and the car looks okay but not where I want, the eta will be next week by wednesday.
What was wrong with the ride height? Even with adjusting the spring perches and the strut body, they werent able to get the height where you wanted?
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:58 PM
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i thinks springs are the same for Li and I bro.

Looking good so far pelon.

Will the cup kit only work if you have coilovers?

For H&R, the part numbers are different for Li versus I.

Yes you can physically use and fit whatever springs on which ever model, but I am pretty sure the spring rates are different, especially on the rear.

Before my KW setup, I was also running H&R I springs on my Li, because I was hoping to bring the rear down more versus running H&R Li springs on an Li. It did bring it down a tad more on the rear then it was supposed to, but the ride quality was softer then it was supposed to.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:31 PM
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What was wrong with the ride height? Even with adjusting the spring perches and the strut body, they werent able to get the height where you wanted?
Yeah the ride height is bad, I still can place a finger in between the tire and fenders. The coilovers is on its maximum settings and the springs ksport has on these coilovers is extremely long so we are replacing them to swift springs 160mm. He did a e60 and he had kw coilovers and they had to do the same thing tp it but he went with 180mm springs.
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Show us some pictures man! Even if it's not yet where you want it to be
Sorry im too ashamed of my ride height that I refused to take pictures

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Yeah the ride height is bad, I still can place a finger in between the tire and fenders. The coilovers is on its maximum settings and the springs ksport has on these coilovers is extremely long so we are replacing them to swift springs 160mm. He did a e60 and he had kw coilovers and they had to do the same thing tp it but he went with 180mm springs.
Even with the strut body adjusted to the lowest setting, and the coilover perch adjusted to its lowest safe setting you still werent able to get it low?
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Even with the strut body adjusted to the lowest setting, and the coilover perch adjusted to its lowest safe setting you still werent able to get it low?
Yep because the cup adds another 1.6 inches on top of the coilovers.
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