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      11-22-2012, 01:16 AM   #1
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Kw V3 with swift springs conversion?

I've been reading a lot about KW V3 lately. Always been wanting to get into modding the handling of the car. Heard some of you are changing out V3 springs with Swift Springs. Which spring rate did you go with? I understand I may need Camber plates or some type of conversion kit with it to run. How's the ride quality?

Or Should I just go directly with clubsports to avoid all the other hassle?
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I've been reading a lot about KW V3 lately. Always been wanting to get into modding the handling of the car. Heard some of you are changing out V3 springs with Swift Springs. Which spring rate did you go with? I understand I may need Camber plates or some type of conversion kit with it to run. How's the ride quality?

Or Should I just go directly with clubsports to avoid all the other hassle?
350 to 450F and 672 to 800R will be a good place to start. Camber plates aren't required, but highly recommend for sport street and track driving. With proper rates, the ride will actually improve along with better performance.

Here is a link to non-M conversion:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=swift+springs

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=swift+springs

KW CS is basically V3 with linear rates springs and camber plates.
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      12-01-2012, 02:10 AM   #3
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I don't understand why you'd consider V3s if you already want to change the springs on them (and before driving them?).

Either way, the Swift spring conversion is meant as an upgrade for those who already have V3s; it seems pointless to me to buy V3s just to do that.

Also I find it difficult to make any kind of recommendation whatsoever (kit/spring rate/camber plate/ etc) when you don't even provide any kind of info whatsoever about the use you have for the car.

In any case, V3s ride pretty smooth. The CS are a little stiffer but still plenty streetable imho.
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350 to 450F and 672 to 800R will be a good place to start. Camber plates aren't required, but highly recommend for sport street and track driving. With proper rates, the ride will actually improve along with better performance.

Here is a link to non-M conversion:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=swift+springs

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=swift+springs

KW CS is basically V3 with linear rates springs and camber plates.

hmmmm thats a completely false statement, the v3 / Cs may Look kinda the same but the valving setup is very different, ones design for street performance and ones designed for track tyres and track work in mind.... please dont lead people to believe the v3 and Cs are "basically" the same as their not, If anyone is in doubt, drop Kw a line and ask them the differences ;-)
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hmmmm thats a completely false statement, the v3 / Cs may Look kinda the same but the valving setup is very different, ones design for street performance and ones designed for track tyres and track work in mind.... please dont lead people to believe the v3 and Cs are "basically" the same as their not, If anyone is in doubt, drop Kw a line and ask them the differences ;-)
That statement came directly from one of KW reps a couple of years ago!
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buy some asts that already come with swift springs?
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My customer is selling his new AST 5100:

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isnt the 5100 a remote resevoir set up?
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isnt the 5100 a remote resevoir set up?
No, but 5200 and 5300 are. 5100 can be upgraded to remote reservoir if desired. The 5000 series is modular design.
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