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Post Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:54 am
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After the engine tuning and the wrap it's time for fase three.

It took me a while but I finally made a choice for the following upgrade of my RCZ.
I ordered today the following :

Custom made KW Competition coilovers feature independent rebound and compression damping.

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https://www.kwsuspensions.net/products/competition

Niche Misano alloys in matt black
Front 9x20 with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (235/35)
Rear 10x20 with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (275/30)

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Post Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:04 am
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Nice :thumbup:
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Post Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:14 am
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Nice choice mate. Wheels will look awesome. I have 20x10 with 275/30 rears and they fill up the guards nicely. Look forward to seeing it!

Post Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:18 am
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veeeeerrrryyyyy nice!

great choices both!!

pictures asap!!!
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Post Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:34 pm
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Looking forward to hearing what you think about the coilovers I've been looking at the same setup been looking at alloys but as yet only seen these that maybe will look good on my ZImage


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Post Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:59 pm
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The coilovers I ordered are custom and hand made by the Racing Division of KW :thumbup:

Before the mount they will mount them they will weight my car on all 4 wheels, so the can see the exact weight distribution over the four wheels. Then they mount them and put the car on the scale again to see the new weight distribution.

First of all they will set up the suspension to got same distribution of the front and the rear wheels as original.
Then because a car never way the same on the left and the right side they will in a second stage fine tune the suspension to get as close as possible an even weight distribution between the left side and the right side of the car.

After this the car will not only be Lowered but no the weight distribution will be close the perfect. Together with much stiffer coilovers I think I will really be able to feel the difference. The only un-balance will be in bank account :lol:

Now it's a 5 weeks delivery time for the coilovers and 6 weeks for the wheels that need to come from the USA.

So pictures will follow in september.
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Post Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:14 pm
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neilgsxr69 wrote:
Looking forward to hearing what you think about the coilovers I've been looking at the same setup been looking at alloys but as yet only seen these that maybe will look good on my ZImage


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Those are also nice wheels. I'm selling my 20" wheels now :

They are 9x20" (front) and 9,5x20" rear, both ET27

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Wheels are like new : http://www.rimstyle.com/alloywheels/wheel/index.html?wheel=genesis-line_volt_gbpo&colour=gloss_black_polished

Price 850,- Euro (new price 1.700,- Euro)
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Post Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:52 pm
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So how much for the suspension?

If you want to say of course
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Post Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:13 pm
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Little bit more then twice the price of the KW V2
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Post Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:22 pm
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They are looking real neat Danny and with any luck you will have them fitted and a little learning before the Austria drive...
look forward to seeing them in action !!
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Post Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:44 am
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Just dont forget When you tune your suspension to do it with you in the car!

Well Done Danny

(i Love the rims. Last year When i was looking for mine, niche was my choice but the cost was so big that i kept the oem)
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Post Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:20 am
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I like the KW stuff but im not sure the benefit will outweigh the cost, maybe on a 156 or 200 but I find the R's road setup very good, Peugeot Sport really did a good job on the standard suspension, and I wouldnt want to go any firmer, maybe if the car was tracked a lot but even then its not going to make a huge difference.

Anyway, give us some feedback once you have them fitted, prior to doing the wheels, or you may not get a true indication of how much change there is from swapping the suspention over.

Post Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:15 am
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Personally going coilovers doesn't always mean firmer, the biggest benefit is being able to control the bump and rebound, I. E. How it assorbs bumps. You can have the car the same firmness spring wise but have much much better control over the bumps.

Post Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:30 am
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I want to lower my RCZ R a little to get this look (see picture below). This is a photo shopped picture of an RCZ R. They lowered it and made the wheels look bigger (20").

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But with most of the "standard" coilovers like KW V1, V2 and Bilstein B14 I would get the look but it would be less good suspension compared to the original R suspension. So with the KW Competition I have the look and I upgrade the suspension quality (even if its a lttle).

So with the KW Competition I get the total package.
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Post Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:16 am
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This is the result, tell me what you think

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/2HGK91
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Post Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:17 am
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Post Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:24 am
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Looks great DanRo :thumbup: those wheels really suit the Z. Doesn't look much lower though how much lower is it than standard?
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Post Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:38 pm
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It's 15mm lower then standard.

We kept the original front/back weight distribution, but we balanced the cars weight left/right,
now the weight of the car is 50/50 between the left and the right side of the car (my weight included)

I tested the suspension in Austria and Switzerland while we where driving in the alps :dance:
It handles perfectly :thumbup:
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Post Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:30 pm
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Unfortunately the link to the pic doesn't seem to open mate.

Post Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:27 pm
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Wen I click on it it works fine.
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