Guest Posted November 21, 2006 Share Posted November 21, 2006 Out of curiosity I spoke to KW today. Few interesting tidbits: 1. KW Variant 2 coilovers as sold by KW USA were designed for USDM top hats (KYB-specific ones), not JDM (Bilstein) top hats. They said they designed and tested them with a regular USDM Legacy GT (hence no official support for USDM SpecB now, obviously with KYB top hats the coilovers would work). They also don't know what top hats the kit sold in Europe requires (I asked, because I saw them advertised with an EDM car in a picture). 2. The coilovers should be adjusted within the advertised ride height range. They said the coilovers CAN be adjusted outside their range - but they would consider it improper installation voiding warranty - they say they must be set up within the designed range. I asked because on their website (here) they say min. drop is 1.4"/0.8" front/rear. Some people were claiming you can do just -1" or less drop. If the 1.4"/0.8" info is correct, than dropping only -1" would be an "installation error". 3. Rebuilds are NOT free - some ppl are spreading misinformation here. Typical periodic rebuild/revalving cost is between $80-100/corner, depending what needs to be done. 4. They say mileage between rebuilds is 40-60k miles. 5. They have limited lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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