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Old 08-20-2013, 02:24 PM
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I recently received a set of Ohlins DFV coilovers from URGE designs who are a site vendor here on S2ki. Patrick was extremely helpful and kept me in the loop as the shocks were back ordered by Ohlins usa. I must say all I've read regarding the build quality and machinery of them is spot on. You almost want to mount them on a stand and display them instead of installing them Instructions were very clear and I began installing them myself as I did previously with my Tein RA. I used Gernby's setups and install settings found HERE. (Thank you Gernby)
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Install went very well and pretty quick thanks to my cordless impact wrench. The next day I sat in the car and took the maiden voyage out of my garage. What a huge difference in ride quality. First thing I noticed was how quiet they are. It felt like I was driving with OEM shocks but much more responsive and of course firmer. Took the car for a little bit of spirited driving behind the neighborhood. Car was very well planted and felt so much better than my teins. All the little bumps and cracks on the road are no longer felt in my spine. I had more control in the corners. I've always had a nervous rear end (car is 2001)and over the years I've learned to control it pretty well on and off the track. I feel like with these any driver can safely push the car and not go through with what i had to learn.
I have an appointment with Darrin at West End Alignment to have the car aligned and corner balanced so I know the car will feel even better.
For those of you on the fence regarding these, you can't go wrong with these.
I will be adding to this after the corner balance/alignment with track impressions to follow.
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i have been debating these over my kw clubsports. Always seem to start to really think about it when i see another happy person show up and post pretty pictures.
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I have been reading alot about these coilovers and everyone seems to be really happy with them. I have a few questions for you S2kfever,

How low did you go with those coilovers from stock height?

What rim size and tire size are you running?

Whats your spring rate?

Does anyone know if these coilovers work with the gendron sway bar?
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nice coils. im waiting on mine to arrive.
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very nice
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I really want these for I know they are great quality but why does everyone keep telling me to get the Kwv3's? is it price or are they better on the track then the Ohlins?
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Price is 2900 for ohlins and 1900 for kw

These are rough prices and on the low side
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I thought the DFV's were 2600?

If you compare the KW CS which comes with top hats then the pricing is much closer.
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