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Anybody running KW Coilovers?

I'm about to get the KW Street Comfort coilovers, anybody out there with them that cares to comment on experience?
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You may want to look at FD sport springs. They are proven and cost less.

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OP might not have Skyhook.


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I'm about to get the KW Street Comfort coilovers, anybody out there with them that cares to comment on experience?
What year is your car, is it a coupe or spyder, and do you have skyhook suspension? What other mods, suspension/wheels/tyres does it have, if any.

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No skyhook, I already got the KW V3, will install them soon and report back here. Thanks.
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I think spring mods will work weather or not you have sky hook.

Looking forward to a report back. Do these lower the car like te FD ones do?

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I think spring mods will work weather or not you have sky hook.

Looking forward to a report back. Do these lower the car like te FD ones do?
You're absolutely correct, but the Skyhook cars have adjustable spring seats, which means you can adjust the suspension height to accommodate a broader range of springs. So even springs that don't lower the car can be set lower if you want...or higher if you want the SUV look...(just kidding!)

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No skyhook, I already got the KW V3, will install them soon and report back here. Thanks.
I'm hoping you have some valuable feedback on the V3's you installed. I have the system on my Porsche and love it but was wondering how it would feel in the Maserati.

My 3200 is a little too soft and doesn't corner as well as it could so I was considering the V3's as a replacement.

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I'm about to get the KW Street Comfort coilovers, anybody out there with them that cares to comment on experience?
i got a 2005 cpe and are not satisfied with driving comfort .from what i can find on the internet KW coilovers are a possible solution- but it is interesing though that the maserati dealers i contacted did not know anything about it .what exactly is it you are trying to achieve with the coilovers. ?


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Gentleman,

For what it's worth, we do have a new Sport Coilover kit that will be released very soon. We've been testing and tuning them here at FD and with a few select customers for several months and they're just about ready for release!

I still believe that for most owners, our Sport Springs are a great solution and offering as it allows you to retain your Skyhook functionality and Safely Lower your Maserati at a more attractive price than replacement Coilovers.

The new Sport Coilovers are going to be a better fit for owners that need replacement shocks (as the factory parts are quite expensive) or owners that want to manually adjust and configure their shocks.

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Had the KW V3's installed for awhile. Sorry didn't update this thread. They are night and day difference from the stock suspension. It handles great.. very smooth and tight. I might be the only one running this because when I bought it, they had to special order it from Germany and ship it here. The install went smooth. I did it myself.
The front tower nuts are hard to get to and so is the rear towers. The rear is blind.

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Thanks for the update, it's very timely as the australian dollar is quite strong so I am thinking of getting these in the next few weeks.

Do you find them at all harsh over bumps? I'm looking for a more sporty ride but dont want to feel every bump along the way. what initial settings did you use for compression and rebound damping?

If you don't mind me asking, what price did you pay from European Auto? Send me a PM if you dont want to post the price here.

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It's not bumpy at all over bumps. Like I said, it's actually better than stock. I left all the factory settings that the KW's came with and decided to adjust after but it felt good so I left it.

EAS should get you a really good deal as I said these don't sell much at all. One sale is better than no sale.
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Hi guys,

reviving this thread as I am looking to replace the Skyhook coilovers on my 4200 for a KW V3. The question is: What would happen with the suspension dashboard indicator? Would it light up when i replace the OEM shocks?
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We have used KW for quite a few years with, it's a great product quality is high and the basic setup is very well thought out.

As for the skyhook I need to look it up but i recall you just bypass the sensors with a loop or a inline resistor.

KW isn't super expensive ether on a 4200GT we charge $2450

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