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Old 12-18-2010, 03:33 PM
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The only difference is the lower mounting point on the rear, but with companies like VMaxx they simply use a washer to make up for the difference.

With KW you do have to specify generation simply because their washer is built into the strut mounting point. Same struts though.
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So after reading the long coilover thread and the end of this one, I still have a question. If I don't track the car, and probably never will, I drive the car hard in the mountains and the windy backroads, do I go with the vmaxx coils or the kw's? I have narrowed it down to these two but I can't seem the find a deciding factor. I have the money for vmaxx now but the kw's would be a month or so out. Worth the wait for kw's??
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If it's just a month, get the kw's. In my experience the quality is a bit better
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If it's just a month, get the kw's. In my experience the quality is a bit better
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Will I need control arms and end links??
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:26 PM
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Define "need".

They're good to have, you don't NEED them for install, though.
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Well thats kinda what I meant. They are good to have right? Better ride? Easier install??? And better control of camber?
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They won't change your ride or make install any easier.

They will give you a wider range of rear camber control for alignment purposes.
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Alright sweet. Anything else I should look into between now and when I get them?
Sorry for all he questions, this is my first time moding a car and I am just making sure I do everything right.
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What you look into is really up to you as it's personal preference.

If you want front camber plates and don't want to drop the struts twice, now is the time to get them I guess.
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So a buddy of mine who has dropped several of his cars told me that if I was to drop the car more than an inch to inch and a half, I should get front camber plates and rear control arms and do an allignment or I will risk going through a set of tires really fast. Does this sound about right??
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this has been covered several times.
yeah man. get them if you can afford them.
you MUST get an alignment after install regardless of whether you get control arms and camber plates.
tires will be worn quicker on stock parts because they don't have the same range of motion as the aftermarket plates and control arms, hence the reason for getting camber plates and control arms.
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LMAO!! First time doing this bro...I know my questions r getting tiresome...

I just don't want to go get em installed and the installer says, "well, you need this and that"....sorry dude...
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hahah you caught my ninja edit.

you don't NEED rear control arms unless you want to get back to OEM rear camber specs.
some say this wears fast, others say it doesnt matter really.
you don't NEED camber plates but if you can afford them theyre nice to have and that part is easy to install while whole strut assembly is out. do it after and you're paying for the removal and replacement of the struts twice.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:21 AM
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That's what I am not quite getting is the whole "need" part. What I don't want is to install the coils and then having to replace tires every year. So I am concluding that you are saying that no camber plates and no control arms equals premature tire wear and that If by installing the camber plates and control arms you should have no issue with tire wear, correct?
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