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      01-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Can I retain stock ride height with KW Clubsports

Suspension gurus, a question for you all:

Can I retain stock ride height with KW Clubsports? If not, what is the least amount of lowering that I can get away with?

I have ZCP EDC suspension right now.

I have a clearance issue with my very steep driveway. it is angled in such a way that when the front wheels are in the garage and the rear wheels are on the driveway, the underside of my car comes about .5 to 1" from the driveway.

Does not scape but comes close.
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      01-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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So why take the ride of coilovers if you're not going to lower it
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So why take the ride of coilovers if you're not going to lower it
As odd as it might sound, maybe the OP is doing a suspension upgrade to actually improve the handling for track use. I know, its hellacray.

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So why take the ride of coilovers if you're not going to lower it
HAHAHA! Sorry!! ..

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As odd as it might sound, maybe the OP is doing a suspension upgrade to actually improve the handling for track use. I know, its hellacray.

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haha nicely put JC919! absolutely... I'm a full on track rat.. trying to improve handling, turn in and stability at the track - no other purpose.

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Height Adjustable: 0.4"-1.5" FRONT / 0.2"-1.4" REAR is what KW states. However in reality I was told the clubsports drop a minimum of 0.8' inches in the rear, so the rear will drop a decent amount on the highest height setting on the clubsports.
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Height Adjustable: 0.4"-1.5" FRONT / 0.2"-1.4" REAR is what KW states. However in reality I was told the clubsports drop a minimum of 0.8' inches in the rear, so the rear will drop a decent amount on the highest height setting on the clubsports.
thanks ... I think i'll just start to reverse into my driveway.. get a bit more clearance that way..
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I believe you can get a set of JRZ RS1s that have a fixed height.
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haha nicely put JC919! absolutely... I'm a full on track rat.. trying to improve handling, turn in and stability at the track - no other purpose.
lol then it makes sense; but also, so does lowering the center of gravity
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lol then it makes sense; but also, so does lowering the center of gravity
I hear ya... If I could reasonably lower .. I would.. so i'm just going to go with the minimum amount possible..
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I hear ya... If I could reasonably lower .. I would.. so i'm just going to go with the minimum amount possible..
driveways can be a real Debby Downer!
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At full height in the rear, mine was about 1" lower than stock with the CS. You can always swap out the springs to swifts though from what I've read. It is a great improvement in handling though!
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KW CS will not give you the ability to retain stock ride height with the springs provided. They drop the car a fair amount actually.
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You can retain stock ride height with TCK Coilovers....that is all
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At full height in the rear, mine was about 1" lower than stock with the CS. You can always swap out the springs to swifts though from what I've read. It is a great improvement in handling though!
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KW CS will not give you the ability to retain stock ride height with the springs provided. They drop the car a fair amount actually.
good tips y'all - thank you! well they're (KW CS)on their way (ordered) .. if I scrape I'll get swifts..
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