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Old 09-02-2008, 11:44 PM   #1
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*** KW V2's Installed, ALLOOOT of PICS, DIY.***

KW's installed, KW V2's, OEM Tie rods, Rogue RSM's, ill be doing the RTABS and shims in two weeks after the coils have settled then get an allignment, OEM M3 RTABS with Rogue shims.

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Old 09-02-2008, 11:46 PM   #2
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Very nice.... I can't afford them
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:55 PM   #3
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:56 PM   #4
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yup over 60 pics, as you can see in the last pic the coil is rubbing on the rim, so im getting 5mm spacers tomarrow.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:56 PM   #5
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nice mod.. how about some pics of ur car now lol
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:07 AM   #6
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one thing i have to point out is that it was imposible removing the tie rods without using a torch to heat the hech out of it, forget about it if your not using a torch, using a torch to remove alot of things such as control arms bolts etc, i have a pic up there using a torch, i have not driven the car yet due to rubbing issues and am waiting for the spacers.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:08 AM   #7
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nice mod.. how about some pics of ur car now lol
yes that will come soon, my car is dirty and stuck in my drive way, and im getting my CSL trunk installed this week so ill get all that in at once.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:02 AM   #8
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Nice step by step, can't wait to see the drop.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:30 AM   #9
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Nice step by step, can't wait to see the drop.
tnx alot, ya me neither.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:47 AM   #11
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:52 PM   #12
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nice pics..were you on OEM sport before? Let us know how much stiffer the ride is..curious how much stiffer the spring rate is versus PSS9's and TEIN's.

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Old 09-03-2008, 01:14 PM   #13
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nice pics..were you on OEM sport before? Let us know how much stiffer the ride is..curious how much stiffer the spring rate is versus PSS9's and TEIN's.

Congrats!
no non sports, ill let you know, depends on what setting i put it on, remember i can adjust the dampering so i can put it on full soft or full stiff.
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I thought the Perch goes on the bottom, not the top. And the rubber cap goes on top, since originally thats where the OEM one sit.

I'm talking about the rear spring.
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I thought the Perch goes on the bottom, not the top. And the rubber cap goes on top, since originally thats where the OEM one sit.

I'm talking about the rear spring.
the KW instructions tell you to put the perch on the top, then the rubber piece only will fit on the bottom. I installed mine last weekend and did the rears exactly like the OP did.
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sweet job, how much of a drop you gonna get?
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really?? i havent heard of anyone having issues with those bolts...yeah they are hard to take out but nothing a impact gun cant handle....damn now im getting scared of doing this diy myself...i hate using the torch...anyhow great pics...thanks for sharing


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one thing i have to point out is that it was imposible removing the tie rods without using a torch to heat the hech out of it, forget about it if your not using a torch, using a torch to remove alot of things such as control arms bolts etc, i have a pic up there using a torch, i have not driven the car yet due to rubbing issues and am waiting for the spacers.
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such a teaser,

where the pictures of this b!tch dropped,

I gots blue balls
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really?? i havent heard of anyone having issues with those bolts...yeah they are hard to take out but nothing a impact gun cant handle....damn now im getting scared of doing this diy myself...i hate using the torch...anyhow great pics...thanks for sharing
the nuts on the tie rod are really easy to get off, however the studs are pretty well seized in place, I ended up taking the whole rotor/wheel bearing off and beat the crap out of it with a hammer to get the old ones out, looking back, a torch would have been much easier
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sweet job, how much of a drop you gonna get?
i dont know but the rears are lower than what i had before which was 1.5 so now its probably like 1.8/1.9, and thats not even half way, the fronts, lolol, wow you can slam this thing its only droped 1.7 and there is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much room but im not going lower yet ill jack up my bumper like hell, this thing dropes like crazy
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