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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021630 posted 09/29/11 05:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I am considering either K-sports or BC racing, I know these have gotten really pricey but I want to go way lower than my Shock and Spring combo. I want first hand experience with either. Install problems? and how do they perform and what do you do with them? I want to know the sub-type of the coilover as well. Thanks
-Shane



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021638 posted 09/29/11 08:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have a set ksports for less than 1 year and its been through one winter and I hate them. The springs are way too stiff for the street and to soft on the track. The so called valve adjustments doesn't work correctly as each one needs to be tuned separately and seems to be a open and close valve(each one is far off from its pair) . Also the rubber bushings mounts and sleeve for the rears and very cheap material as both of mines had to be replaced by ksports due to seizing. I'm pretty sure most coilovers under a grand suffer from the same problems. If you just want height adjustments they're fine I guess. If I was going to do it again i'll get hotbits or kws. Regardless they don't compare to my dynamics on my crx.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021667 posted 09/29/11 10:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have a set of KSports, I'd say stay away.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021743 posted 09/29/11 03:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What model do you both have and how many miles have you Put on it?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021755 posted 09/29/11 04:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Kontrol Pro, 700ish



Cory O.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021757 posted 09/29/11 04:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
what do you not like about it?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021763 posted 09/29/11 05:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting boosted_85:

The springs are way too stiff for the street and to soft on the track. The so called valve adjustments doesn't work correctly as each one needs to be tuned separately and seems to be a open and close valve(each one is far off from its pair) . Also the rubber bushings mounts and sleeve for the rears and very cheap material...


etc. etc.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but in all honesty these KSports, D2's, Megans, probably the BC stuff is just junk. IMO the way to go is to either source a set of Koni's and GC's (AGX's might do since koni no longer makes the rears) or go all out and get a set of hotbits or super spendy stuff. Everything else is just pretty anodized cheap junk.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021777 posted 09/29/11 05:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Why not get a nice set of used TEIN or something similar for the CE9A or CT9A evo chassis and drill the fronts/mod the rears as necessary?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021791 posted 09/29/11 06:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've done the gr-2 HnR combo and blew the shocks and did the agx HnR combo and the same outcome. Now I have my viii/ix suspension in the fs ads and I know for sure these Evo suspension handles and rides better than the previous. I was thinking of doing Evo coilovers but for the price I can buy bc coils. I just want to know what everyone has to say about their setup.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021890 posted 09/30/11 01:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My ksport GRs suck dude stay away

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022400 posted 10/02/11 03:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like my ksports. I've put 10,000 miles on them. I don't drive in the winter on them, but so far I have no complaints. Sure beats the stock setup.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022408 posted 10/02/11 03:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
what submodel? and im starting to lean more to BC now.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022578 posted 10/03/11 08:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Get an EVO setup or dish out the cash for some HotBits. Anything in between is not really worth it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022579 posted 10/03/11 08:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
+1 /\/\



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Brunoboy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022633 posted 10/03/11 12:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting iLLeffeKt vr-4:

Get an EVO setup or dish out the cash for some HotBits. Anything in between is not really worth it.



so do the evo mod on evo specific coils?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022867 posted 10/03/11 09:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
im rockin some cheap ass ground control coilovers agx gas adjusts n skunk2 springs no complaints haha

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022970 posted 10/04/11 05:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting brunoboy:

Quoting iLLeffeKt vr-4:

Get an EVO setup or dish out the cash for some HotBits. Anything in between is not really worth it.



so do the evo mod on evo specific coils?




Yes.
Grab a set of nice used Evo coilovers off ebay or EvoM, and then have the rears welded...and while you're at it, instead of drilling new holes for the evo tophats, buy a set of the GVR4 TEIN camber plates that Garfield is doing a GB for in the FS section...we need more orders to make it happen and that way you're not hacking up the car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022973 posted 10/04/11 06:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
evo rear tophats work for our cars? I am not sure because my evo suspension right now uses the gvr4/dsm tein pillow ball mounts.
-shane



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022976 posted 10/04/11 07:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes, the Evo rear top hats/strut mounts is a direct bolt on for our cars.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1023058 posted 10/04/11 01:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
do you guys know if anyone else has done this?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1023279 posted 10/05/11 03:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's super simple:

Stock Evo rear hats fit our cars, Coilovers replace stock Evo rear hats - obviously since the mounts are the same.

So if A = B and B = C, then A = C.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1023903 posted 10/07/11 06:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
i know they fit, I have Evo Suspension right now, but i am trying to get rid of them as of right now for a coilover setup.
-shane



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