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Old 04-19-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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E30 coilovers

http://store.phantasmusa.com/d2b16.html Has anybody heard anything about these good or bad?
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:28 PM   #2
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theres been some talk of the valving not matching the spring rates, i initially was going to go for these and ended up getting H&Rs, wish i went with KW's

If you decide to go with D2s, I can get you them for just under $1000, there would need to be 5 ppl or so interested
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kw's i also found for about $1000.......maybe that would be a good choice
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I used to have them on my 240sx and loved them. I knew they made them for e30's but I haven't seen anyone running them.

If your able to get kw's for 1000 id go with those. Where'd you find them
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$1000? thats a hell of a deal, variant 1, 2? new?

they're especially hard to find for the e30, i'm sure they've discontinued them at least in north america
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sorry misread the title these that i found are k sport
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the kw set i found is 1385
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the kw set i found is 1385
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K-Sport is essentially the same as D2, it's they're north american counterpart.

they also offer a wider variety of spring rates

I also have a hook up for K-Sports, much less then the 1000USD, shipping and duties
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hmmmm i may be interested in those coil overs that you can get for under 1000. Heres the kw link.....http://www.tunershop.com/Suspensions...r=4&modell=837
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I wouldn't mind seeing how they mount in the front.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:23 AM   #11
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Same question was asked recently on another forum.

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D2's have a terrible reputation for poor quality and poor spring/damping combo. Dampers are also prone to leaking, and have poor rebound.
But I have no personal experience.
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on the kw's I agree with Sam, I would like to see how they mount in the front, those 2 bolt tabs don't seem right for an E30, unless they just post the same pic for all there coil overs.
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