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I know there's not a lot of information on this suspension. We're building a 2009 MS3 to compete in the Redline Time Attack series.
HKS has decided to support our effort and given us a set of Hipermax III sport coil-overs. Here are various photos for people to check out. I'll update thoughts on the suspension once it is installed. The fit and finish and machining on these is top notch!
Check out my Flickr album for more photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157613835046269/





Rear Damper and Spring


Top of the rear Damper

Everything in the box
 

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They list for $2275.00. I'm not sure on the drop. We'll find out when we install them. One unique aspect of the Hipermax III Sport is they're tuned specifically for track use. It will be interesting to see how comfortable they are on the street.
 

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I had the exact same reaction when we took them out of the box. If they works 1/2 as well as they look we're going to be set!
 

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Oh God those are sexy. I can't wait to see installed photos. :)
 

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Oh God those are sexy. I can't wait to see installed photos. :)
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I'll make sure to add plenty and my thoughts after we test these out at the track.
 

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Are those adjustable? I don't see it on their site here... http://www.hksusa.com/products/more.asp?id=3437

That housing is THICK, though. Might have clearance problem if people wanna run aggressive wheels. I guess it's cause they are monotube, too.

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Indeed they are Monotube which explains the heft. The shock body is also threaded and they adjust in height from the lower housing. Which also adds thickness.

The shocks are adjustable both front and rear in 30 steps and I believe it adjust compression and rebound at the same time.
 

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Curious to see how it will perform on the track. Keep us updated and plenty of videos please. :)

A bit surprised that the front aren't camber adjustable but you might get enough since you are lowering anyways.
 

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[quote author=ProjectMazdaspeed3 link=topic=136384.msg2943507#msg2943507 date=1234914858]
[quote author=tigermack link=topic=136384.msg2943374#msg2943374 date=1234912163]
Are those adjustable? I don't see it on their site here... http://www.hksusa.com/products/more.asp?id=3437

That housing is THICK, though. Might have clearance problem if people wanna run aggressive wheels. I guess it's cause they are monotube, too.

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Indeed they are Monotube which explains the heft. The shock body is also threaded and they adjust in height from the lower housing. Which also adds thickness.

The shocks are adjustable both front and rear in 30 steps and I believe it adjust compression and rebound at the same time.
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You should contact HKS about that then. Their site didn't list that but they did list other suspension kits with "30-way adjustable dampening" other than the Sport version.
 

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We're putting them on a shock dyno so we'll know if the adjustment covers both rebound and damping so we can understand how best to set up the suspension.
 

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Gimme everything. xD
 

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Shocks came back from the Dyno. The adjustment covers both rebound and compression. The shocks are also very well matched per pair. Front left and right being very close to each other, rear left and right the same.

Damping force is very high so it will be interesting to see how they ride on the street.

We'll have the suspension installed by Thursday the 25th.
 

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good god!!! :shock:
 
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