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Old 06-14-2012, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Back S2k View Post
would u say they r worth the 3k?
All I can say is that they are definitely worth 3K to me. If I add up all the money I spend on tires, brakes, registration fees, fuel, mileage, depretiation, and wear & tear each year for autocrossing and tracking, then it makes all kinds of sense to have great shocks. I'm actually starting to think maybe these shocks could even save me money over time by extending the life of my tires and brakes. The reason why I think it might, is because I have so much more control over the car now, so I'm not breaking the tires loose around each corner or engaging ABS all the time.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:46 AM
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My only complaint on these is that the rates aren't a little higher. I know they are right around 10k front/8k rear but I'd prefer something closer to 12/10 which they should be more than capable of handling. Next time I need to replace shocks these might be on my list. Now you did say the rears are as low as they'll go? What does your right height look like?
You brought up a good point that I forgot to mention. I was also looking for higher spring rates, since my previous setup had 500# front and 450# rear. However, when I talked to Patrick (knowledgeable S2K enthusiast) at Urge Designs about it , he said I could get them with higher rates for just a little more, but suggested that I try the standard rates first. He pointed out that if I still wanted stiffer springs, I could just move the standard 10K springs from the front to the rear, and buy 2 new 12K springs for the front.

I may eventually get stiffer springs, but I'm really glad I didn't start out with them stiffer. If I had started with stiffer springs, I wouldn't have known how much of the performance change was due to the springs and how much was due to the shocks. I might have felt less sure that the Ohlins were actually worth the cost compared to simply putting stiffer springs on my Konis...
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:53 AM
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Now you did say the rears are as low as they'll go? What does your right height look like?
Forgot to answer these...

The rears could go lower if I was willing to reduce compression damper travel. I estimate that I have about 2/3" compression travel before the rear bump stops will come into play, which is about 1" at the tire. I would guess that my ride height is a little more than 1" below stock right now. You could go a little lower with the 8K rear springs, but you'll engage the bump stops more often. However, if you did move the 10K springs to the rear, it would be less of a problem.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:19 AM
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can you post pics of your ride height, what are your wheels and tire set ups?

I am really interested in getting these. Just worried about springs rates with my 17x9 255 ^2 and my gendron bar rubbing (the kw v3's rub on it)
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:09 AM
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I'll take pictures of my ride height after I finish correcting the front ride height. I discovered an error in my measurements yesterday, and corrected for it, but that only got the height half way back to the target.

I haven't noticed any rubbing from the Saner bar, but I have it set to the middle setting.

My street wheels are:
Work Meister S1 3pc
18x8 +56 225/40/18 front
18x10 +68 285/30/18 rear

Race wheels are:
TR Motorsports
17x9 +62 255/40/17 front and rear
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:48 AM
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I might just order these, Im so on the fence I want coils for track auto x just dont want to get this and regret it because a "better" choice is out there
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:00 AM
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Wow, an excellent detailed review.

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:45 AM
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Great review, great coilovers, belongs in the suspension & brakes forum.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:47 AM
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are you planning on corner balancing the car
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Great review, very thorough - about what I have come to expect from you!
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