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So I decided to change out the Koni Yellow's and H&R springs for coilovers. After reading through many, many online reviews, decided KW Variant 2's were the way to go. The quality of the product is superb. I ordered from Speedware Motorsports. The order was faxed on Tuesday morning and unbelievably, they arrived from Germany Friday morning.

Installation was pretty straightforward, much easier than the Koni install.



Big difference between the rear springs. H&R on the left.





SO LOW! :shock: Zero wheel gap.



I'll have to adjust them as they settle. Luckily I can raise and lower the car in just a few minutes. Adjusting the dampening is a breeze too.

I'm also on General Exclaim UHPs (mounted a few days earlier). I had some dry roads on the way back from fender rolling yesterday. The car sticks to the road so well, the ride and performance is awesome. I'll write more once I dial in the camber and receive an alignment.

Thanks to my local MazdasNW crew for helping with the install. :cheers:
 

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Looks so good, great how they can be adjusted.

Dont mean to get off topic but I will LOL!!!

What's with the big ass Spider on the front door, do you not take dowm your Halloween decorations ??
 

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Re: danielj, now on coilovers :)

Oh nice! Those look great!
 

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KW's are very nice, ive been looking at those or h&r's. car looks really good. New pic time!!!
 

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[quote author=TEKWATCH link=topic=139062.msg2996962#msg2996962 date=1237211437]

What's with the big ass Spider on the front door, do you not take dowm your Halloween decorations ??
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This is my buddy's garage. His roommate works with metal and does some amazing work. That garage rocks, every tool anyone could possibly need.


I'll take better pics once the weather clears up here.
 

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Dang... I'm completely out of the loop on what's going on in the Northwest here recently.
 

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Daniel that looks sick !!!
 

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im so jealous now !!! but wait :) !!! we shall c
 

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Very nice. How easy is it to adjust the rear's height? I am planning on installing my set this weekend, they have been sittin in a box for over 5 months. :lol:
 

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Re: danielj, now on coilovers :)

[quote author=Saitech link=topic=139062.msg2997440#msg2997440 date=1237225166]
I am planning on installing my set this weekend, they have been sittin in a box for over 5 months. :lol:
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Okay, that's not funny, it's just wrong! :p

[quote author=Saitech link=topic=139062.msg2997440#msg2997440 date=1237225166]
Very nice. How easy is it to adjust the rear's height?
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You simply reach under the the rear spring arm and dial it up or down with an allen wrench.
 

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I know, I know, but I had to wait till the salt/snow season ended.

That's perfect for height adjustment. I know one local guy had trouble after going through winter in michigan...maybe a bit of antiseize might be needed.
 

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Re: danielj, now on coilovers :)

Dare I ask....how much?
 

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[quote author=condor888000 link=topic=139062.msg2997740#msg2997740 date=1237231521]
Dare I ask....how much?
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Let's just say i'm scaling back my summer vacation!

Thanks for the compliments everyone.

[quote author=sweetface link=topic=139062.msg2997744#msg2997744 date=1237231589]
Oh I like the purple peeking through! :goodjob:
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Thanks but they're a bad color match for my red calipers. I think I'll switch out the red for silver or black.
 

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[quote author=danielj link=topic=139062.msg2997771#msg2997771 date=1237231994]
Thanks but they're a bad color match for my red calipers. I think I'll switch out the red for silver or black.
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do black. :p
 

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[quote author=sweetface link=topic=139062.msg2997782#msg2997782 date=1237232116]
Yah a guy rocking purple isn't so sexy, but, hey, its still cute. :)
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REAL MEN rock purple. :p
 
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