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Old 04-21-2003, 09:41 PM   #1
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Question Need KW v.2 DIY with pics

I search but found none with pics. Is there any with pics? I want to adjust the stiffness. TIA.

These are what I found:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=kw+diy
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=kw+diy
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...y&pagenumber=1
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:06 PM   #2
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ALS? What? V2s? Hahahaha. Good selection. Use that grey tool that came with the kit to adjust the stiffness/softness.

The front is easy. The rear, you have to take off the shocks.
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Old 04-23-2003, 12:38 PM   #3
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Yeah, Dev. The front is really easy to adjust (lower and stiffen). We just adjusted it yesterday for 1/2 hour.
But the rear... still not confident to do it. How can I pry the spring out? I don't have any long and strong metal...
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Old 04-23-2003, 01:14 PM   #4
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Uhhh...you'll probably need that long piece of metal rod (or whatever) to pry it out. Home Depot has those long metal rod you can buy (probably for $11-$20 depending on length). You'll probably need a friend to help you pry it out.
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Old 04-30-2003, 10:17 PM   #5
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als is in the shop right now still trying to adjust his rears height & dampening....is anyone might know a detailed instruction on how to do these....???

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Old 05-01-2003, 01:45 AM   #6
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We finished lowering the rear, it was pretty easy.
Adjusting the dampening is tricky. We haven't got good result...
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Old 05-01-2003, 03:25 AM   #7
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I am in the same boat. I believe '+' for the front is stiffer and '-' is softer. The turn is 3.5 half rotations either way? As for the damn rear I think its the other way round but I am not getting good results. Will someone from Renn Sport get on the thread? Or KW??
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Old 05-01-2003, 05:02 AM   #8
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Yea, I was hoping to get some more good info on adjusting the dampening on the KW's also. Looks like the rear shock has to be removed to adjust dampening there. The front dampening can be adjusted with the tool.
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Old 05-01-2003, 03:14 PM   #9
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Yes, the rear shocks have to be removed to adjust the dampening, but still....
Our process of adjusting the dampening is here http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...557#post743557
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