03-29-2009, 05:36 PM
So I'm buying some KW V1 Coilovers off a friend this week, and I need to start looking into rear shocks. I don't know a whole lot about shocks, so any recommendations would be nice.
Not looking to cheap out on them, but I also am not made of money - keep this in mind with the recommendations please :)
03-29-2009, 05:52 PM
what are the spring rates??? if its in the 300 + lb/in range, u really have to go w/ a koni yellow or better.
03-30-2009, 10:35 AM
I can't find any numbers on the spring rates on either the KW website, nor on any of the threads on this forum, or FJ.
I'm guessing it's in the 300+ range, as most of the other coilover setups are.
I was kind of thinking the Koni's anyway, as I'm saving a ton of money on the coilovers themselves ;)
03-30-2009, 10:51 AM
Clarification please....Are you just buying the springs from a coilover kit? Most true (adjustable) coilover systems come with the shocks that's why I'm asking. If the springs were part of a true coil over setup they likely have a inside diameter of 2.5 inches. As a result you need a shock designed for those narrow diameter springs. Shocks with threaded bodies and threaded spring seats are needed. Not too many of these are readily available.
03-30-2009, 11:03 AM
The KW V1 coilovers have just springs for the rear, with adjustables perches.
I don't currently have them in my posession, so I'm not 100% sure.
I am assuming it's just regular shocks...since the Focus rear suspension separates the shocks and the springs...and the KW's are adjustable springs.