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Old 10-18-2019, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default ksport coilovers fir 2/7/9 series

hi, lmr and raidopower are now offering weld in spindles coilovers.. has anyone tried these?

i quite like the system cause you thread up the whole damper not loosing any travel when going low might be a nice christmas gift to myself
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:47 PM   #2
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Well since these offerings are so new, I imagine very few have purchased them. The fwd guys seem to like them. Can't hurt to try if you don't mind the cost.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:17 PM   #3
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Hard to tell with photos of what the are getting but the idea look similar to what I have been offering for the past few years

https://www.classicswede.co.uk/Weld_..._16251176.aspx
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:06 AM   #4
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Hard to tell with photos of what the are getting but the idea look similar to what I have been offering for the past few years

https://www.classicswede.co.uk/Weld_..._16251176.aspx
hey,

what dampers are using? or recommend using?
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:41 PM   #5
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In the rear only GAZ or Protech, the cheap stuff is just useless. Bilstein have also been unreliable for me so stay well clear of them these day in the rear of a Volvo
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Old 10-22-2019, 05:49 PM   #6
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buy them and tell us when they fail.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:13 PM   #7
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I had ksport on my 850, lasted less than a year. Not recommended.
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:54 AM   #8
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for anything sold for around $1000 for a volvo, I am pretty sure they all use the same Taiwanese made dampers (ksport, BC, etc) that they use in their whole line of suspensions for every car.
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:04 AM   #9
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I must say it is very frustrating to look for PU-Bushes and a good coiloverkit.. in some webshops are the pics crappy or from a 240 generic pic, then you get manufacturer genric pics.,. which always seems to be one off a e36 bimmer ;)

anyway..

what i have is:

a very good KAW damper system in OEM insert length front and rear (adapted koni yellows)
23mm ARB
the will to fab as much as one can on my own

i can sell the suspension i have, no problem. when i have to use shorter inserts or the front doesnt macht the read.. all out of one hand is better ;)

But.. what to take.. ksport they say is ****ty, BC is also meh? DIY Coilover Kits.. could the sellers be adviced to inform about the designated insert length? I dont know..

The same for PU Bushes.. every shop you're looking in sells bushes in complete kits or front and rear kits or in seperated kits and them varies under the shops also ^^ Then they have SuperPro/Flex bushes compared to their own parts.. it is super intransparent i think..
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:22 AM   #10
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BC is also meh? DIY Coilover Kits.. could the sellers be adviced to inform about the designated insert length? I dont know..

The same for PU Bushes.. every shop you're looking in sells bushes in complete kits or front and rear kits or in seperated kits and them varies under the shops also ^^ Then they have SuperPro/Flex bushes compared to their own parts.. it is super intransparent i think..
For me BC front struts have worked great. Had the same pair in 4.6 V90 and 965 and now a pair in -92 245. Have also used Gaz shocks with coilover conversion and liked it. But BC is a "bolt-on" with less work, around the same price and performance. Time will tell if the shocks are as durable as Gaz.

BC rears might be decent if the car isn't driven at all. There is very narrow area, 19-21 clicks, where the shock somewhat works. Also I've heard they aren't very durable. Same pair of Gaz rear shocks have served "B6284T" 245 well for around 7 years. Might still not be the best, but here it's way cheaper than BC with much better adjustability and behaviour, especially under varying loads.
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:13 AM   #11
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haha rereading my last post sounds a bit whiney :D but it is quite frustrating, cause most of the times one small infos is loosing to make a picture.. anyway.. im in email contact with a vendor now.. hope things will get clear
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:58 PM   #12
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email is the best way to hammer out the details
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:58 AM   #13
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whoopsie... *edited*
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:26 PM   #14
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I have ksports on my 240sx. Put 60k miles over 8 years before they needed a rebuild.
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