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      08-30-2020, 04:49 PM   #1
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Spring upgrade for KW Clubsports

Hello all, looking to upgrade the springs on my KW Clubsports. I currently have Eibach springs but I was informed they're not the correct spring rate (90lbs instead of 110lbs)

I figured instead of just throwing new Eibach springs back in, I could upgrade all of the springs in uniform.

I've heard good things about swift springs? What's the consensus on upgrading helper springs? I'm looking for a flat ride. I drive my car on the street, but a harsher ride isn't the end of the world.
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Hello all, looking to upgrade the springs on my KW Clubsports. I currently have Eibach springs but I was informed they're not the correct spring rate (90lbs instead of 110lbs)

I figured instead of just throwing new Eibach springs back in, I could upgrade all of the springs in uniform.

I've heard good things about swift springs? What's the consensus on upgrading helper springs? I'm looking for a flat ride. I drive my car on the street, but a harsher ride isn't the end of the world.
If you ever plan on running wide tires and want shorter springs to raise the perch, the highest travel springs I've seen (based on published figures) are the Eibachs. Also, 90n/mm is not incorrect for the front, it's just the earlier version of the clubsports. The spring rates were changed at some point to 110 n/mm front and 120 rear.
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Hello all, looking to upgrade the springs on my KW Clubsports. I currently have Eibach springs but I was informed they're not the correct spring rate (90lbs instead of 110lbs)

I figured instead of just throwing new Eibach springs back in, I could upgrade all of the springs in uniform.

I've heard good things about swift springs? What's the consensus on upgrading helper springs? I'm looking for a flat ride. I drive my car on the street, but a harsher ride isn't the end of the world.
I've tried a couple different rate combinations of SWIFTs on my clubsport when I was on it several years back, all with better than KW springs results - from a handling perspective. Dont think there is a must-be spring rate you have to stay with, it all depends on your preference/usage.

Did not upgrade my helper springs; I ran clubsport's original helpers as the main SWIFT upgrade gave me enough of what I wanted, particularly in the front when it comes to improved turn in response

If you dont have a shop to work with, you can call into SWIFT's US office in Chino Hills
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Do the swift springs fit front and rear without machining KW parts?
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I would like to see the data that shows swift coilover springs handle better than eibach or hypercoil of the same rate...
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I would like to see the data that shows swift coilover springs handle better than eibach or hypercoil of the same rate...
I never said swift was the best—mainly just looking for recommendations. Eibach, hyper-co, and swift all seem to be extremely high quality. I wouldn't think there would be much of a difference in performance between the three if they're all the same spring rate...then again, what do I know? I'm the one asking all of you guys for advice ahah. My KW Clubsports are the first set of Coilovers I've purchased thus far.
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I never said swift was the best—mainly just looking for recommendations. Eibach, hyper-co, and swift all seem to be extremely high quality. I wouldn't think there would be much of a difference in performance between the three if they're all the same spring rate...then again, what do I know? I'm the one asking all of you guys for advice ahah. My KW Clubsports are the first set of Coilovers I've purchased thus far.
Haha sorry. Not directed at you specifically. I just see this weird swift spring thing all over the internet like they are magical springs.
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I never said swift was the best—mainly just looking for recommendations. Eibach, hyper-co, and swift all seem to be extremely high quality. I wouldn't think there would be much of a difference in performance between the three if they're all the same spring rate...then again, what do I know? I'm the one asking all of you guys for advice ahah. My KW Clubsports are the first set of Coilovers I've purchased thus far.
Haha sorry. Not directed at you specifically. I just see this weird swift spring thing all over the internet like they are magical springs.
I know what you mean. The only reason I mentioned swift in my original post is because it seems like that's just what everyone uses. I think I'll be sticking with 110lb Eibach springs for now.
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The only real differences I see between the 3 main spring guys:

Swift doesn't make non-metric springs like 2.25"ID
Eibach/Hyperco are definitely more readily available if you need stuff in a bind in the USA.
Hyperco has a lifetime warranty on certain criteria on their springs. I haven't seen anything similar from the other two on their websites.

https://www.hypercoils.com/lifetime-warranty/

You seriously can't go wrong with either 3 companies. They all make great coilover springs from my experience.
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Haha sorry. Not directed at you specifically. I just see this weird swift spring thing all over the internet like they are magical springs.
https://www.swiftsprings.com/advantage/
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That's just a link to Swift's website with vague marketing material lol.
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