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What should I do??

I really have comfort in mind but i wanna go with a coilover for the summer season and during the rainy and snowy season in vancouver canada i wanna raise it up again.

FKs are probably cheaper but I live right by KW northamerica and there is a active group buy on the forums....

Im also gonna be running abt a25s 18x8.5...
any foreseeable problems?
 

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howiemandel said:
What should I do??

I really have comfort in mind but i wanna go with a coilover for the summer season and during the rainy and snowy season in vancouver canada i wanna raise it up again.

FKs are probably cheaper but I live right by KW northamerica and there is a active group buy on the forums....

Im also gonna be running abt a25s 18x8.5...
any foreseeable problems?
If u ask KW vs FK I would definatly get KW. I personally have KW, and heard from a lot of people that FK coilover is very soft. Also I wouldn get KW 1 I would better pay extra and get KW 2, cause KW 2 is a stiffnes adjustable.
 

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Not bad-mouthing FK, but because they sell such a wide variety of products I somehow dont think they put quite as much R&D into their product as a company like KW, who only does suspension (well, that and thoese wierd RH Cup knock offs they made back in the days :crazy: ). IMO if you want max pefromance, go with KW. If you only want the look, FK will suffice and then some.
 

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I've run FKAutomotive's coilovers on a GTI and they are rock solid, but on my W8 I decided to go with KWSuspensions. Since I drive my car all-year round, I was concerned about the condition of suspension components that were exposed to the elements. I ran H&R coilovers on my 2000 4 Motion and everytime I drove it in the snow at the first thaw I would hit the car-wash and spray down the undercarriage. Once I saw the rust-testing KWSuspensions did on their line of stainless-steel coilovers, it was a done deal. The Variant 1's are an excellent choice and aren't too stiff for the car to be a wonderful daily driver. Now if you want to change the ride feel, then V2's are the way to go.
 

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I also had the same question when I was considering my suspension options and opted for the KW V1s. Now if would only show up already I can get them installed. :mad:
 

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Just had KW V1's installed. They are aweosme
(thanks, Swami). Car handles much better- tighter
turning, more responsive under pressure, etc.

The only thing you will have to get used to is a little
more of a "trucky" ride. It's funny- there is
definatley a little more jostle (if you will) but it is nice
becuase you don't have that floaty feeling you get
with OEM setup. With the KW's, there is much more
of a quick response to road cracks, potholes ( :nervous: )
or what have you. The car no longer bounces its
way through the roads.

I too, researched both KW and FK. I finally decided that for the
money, I might as well spend a little more and get more peace
of mind. I love the coilovers, and am psyched to rock them all
summer long- then I too will raise them back up again in time
for the snowfall.

Good luck. And whatever decision you make, any new and
specialized suspension will improve your rig. Most definatley
check the group buys for KW. I got mine off a GB on Vortex,
and saved a sh*tload of money. Keep us posted.

-psstwgn
 
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