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Huffer
03-22-2007, 05:08 PM
Any opinions on whether or not these would be a good, streetable coilover, for a wagon, that occasionally runs a 400lb load in the back?



Legacy 95-99 CSB10-KP RRP$1450
Front Spring Rate 7/392
Rear Spring Rate 5/280
Incl. Front & Rear Pillow Ball Mount

# 36-way adjustable dampening
# Made from high quality 6061 Aluminum with T6 for increased hardness
# Compression/Rebound adjustable
# Adjustable spring perch for height adjustment
# Adjustable body allowing maximum suspension travel
# Pillow Ball Top Mount w/ adjustable camber (not available for some models)
# Monotube High Pressure Design reduces oil leakage
# Electroplated body for protection from corrosion and rust

http://www.ksportusa.com/images/ksportkontrol2.jpg

sheepdog
03-22-2007, 06:45 PM
Ksport is the same company as D2, if I remember right. D2 makes good coilovers, so I don't see how these would be any different. In terms of stiffness, they'll be stiff, don't expect it to be like a set of lowering springs. The weight won't be an issue.

StatGSR
03-22-2007, 06:48 PM
the spring rates look pretty mild so they should still be pretty nice on the street.

llaprad1
04-12-2007, 07:48 PM
IMHO they make one-size-fits-all (makes and models) as far as compression/rebound goes.

Everyone I know who raves about them has not driven on a R&D'd coilover, or even a better spring/strut combo.

MCarp22
04-13-2007, 12:19 AM
IMHO they make one-size-fits-all (makes and models) as far as compression/rebound goes.

Everyone I know who raves about them has not driven on a R&D'd coilover, or even a better spring/strut combo.


Yeah, the dampers are pretty much junk, but they're a lot of bang for the buck otherwise.

Huffer
04-13-2007, 01:39 AM
IMHO they make one-size-fits-all (makes and models) as far as compression/rebound goes.

Everyone I know who raves about them has not driven on a R&D'd coilover, or even a better spring/strut combo.


Yeah, the dampers are pretty much junk, but they're a lot of bang for the buck otherwise.

If the dampers are junk, then the whole system is junk - no bang for buck at all...

You need to qualify that statement - both of you.

sheepdog
04-13-2007, 02:24 AM
Seriously... where is your information on that? That isn't the impression I was under. Their coils for the GD impreza were nice when I rode on them....

MCarp22
04-13-2007, 09:12 AM
If the dampers are junk, then the whole system is junk - no bang for buck at all...

You need to qualify that statement - both of you.

What I meant is that they have a fairly limited range of adjustability, and questionable durability over the long run. They're certainly not going to be as durable as a Bilstein or as well damped as a Koni.

D2 / Ksport / etc:

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2007/04/dropzone-2.jpg

Koni DA:

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2007/04/konida-2.jpg

2.5GT
04-13-2007, 12:08 PM
keeping this website a secret? :eek:

mranlet
04-13-2007, 09:07 PM
They're a lot like this:
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2007/04/trampoline_europa_super_tramp_garden_hom-1.jpg

Damping is almost non-existant.

Megan Tracks are far superior, and BadgerWorks are even better for the same price.

Brockley
04-15-2007, 02:09 AM
badgerworks?!? where do i find these???

(searched already.... got a link?)

mranlet
04-15-2007, 08:56 PM
They're XAT Racing's in-house coilovers. The lower collars are from the same Taiwanese source as the Ksport's but the damper and build quality is far superior. The website is www.badgerftw.com (http://www.badgerftw.com), but the official launch won't be for another 2 weeks or so.

scottzg
04-15-2007, 10:32 PM
They're a lot like this:
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2007/04/trampoline_europa_super_tramp_garden_hom-1.jpg

Damping is almost non-existant.



those look like fun!!!