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Old 07-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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About to pull the trigger on the D2 coilovers and just wondering if anyone has any reason why I shouldn't? From what I have read they are the same as the Ksports and that if I wasn't going to be hitting the track much then they would be perfect.

Also, anyone ever ordered from APTuned.com? They seemed to have the best price at $950 with free shipping.
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From what I know they will work fine for everyday use... I have the opinion that KSport is junk, but I am reasonable... Doesn't make sense to spend $2000+ if you don't track the car. I believe there is a member here that has D2 and tracks his car... Can't recall his name though
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Thanks Skidmarcx. Do you know if there are any other options in this price range? Hard to justify 2k+ when it might see a track once or twice a year but I also don't want something that I won't be satisfied with.
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K-sport and D2 are your only two options in that range. Or the ground control kit that uses factory shocks for $500.
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Mostly depends on how low you wanna go... Running the D2 set will be easier than GC kit and leveling spacers
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You can get them a little cheaper than that if you make an offer on eBay.
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You can get them a little cheaper than that if you make an offer on eBay.
I tried making an offer on 2 from different sellers a couple days ago. Offered 800 on both. One was declined and the other sent a counter offer of $956
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I put around 20,000 miles on my 05 V with D2 coilovers and they were great. Only thing I found was the spring rates were weak for track duty. I just replaced with an aftermarket coilover spring, Got um off fleabay for around $950 iirc.

Nowhere near the quality of KW but at less than half the price, get what you pay for.
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My interest would be drag racing and aggressive street driving. I'm not tracking the car other than in a straight line at the strip the odd time so how are they for launching? Just curious if anyone has experience with a k-sport or D2 kit on a car they take to the 1/4 mile?
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My interest would be drag racing and aggressive street driving. I'm not tracking the car other than in a straight line at the strip the odd time so how are they for launching? Just curious if anyone has experience with a k-sport or D2 kit on a car they take to the 1/4 mile?
Well I just ordered the D2's. I am a pretty aggressive driver on the street and plan to take it to the 1/4 mile track near the house so I will let you know how they do.
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Sounds good man! Lookin forward to the feedback!!
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I am also looking forward to feedback good luck i hope they work out for ya
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I'd like to hear about it... hope they work well for you
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4 years strong on k-sports and i'm pretty aggressive when it comes to driving my car, kinda low too.

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kinda dirty in this pic, but you get the idea.
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4 years strong on k-sports and i'm pretty aggressive when it comes to driving my car, kinda low too.
Your idea of aggressive and mine is much different.

I can fit two fingers between my wheels and the (rolled) sheet metal at an angle. Thus far, I've torn through three sets of front wheel well covers and paid $1000 to repaint and repair my fenders despite having 650 in-lb springs in the front. If I saw you drive, I'd probably say you baby it. Also, your back end is 1-2" lower than your front end.
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I love that slammed look but not at the expense of ripping up my brand new front bumper cover, fender liners or smashing my headers on speed bumps. I gotta keep it somewhat practical since I drive mine daily and there are many steep driveways and stuff around here. H&R height is practical IMO... Maybe a tad lower but I wouldn't even make it in my driveway if it was sittin like urs tonytone. However, tuckin tire like that def looks sick bro!
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I love the way your V looks tony tone but with the roads around here and how aggressive I drive, I don't think I will be tucking rubber anytime soon. I just want to close up the gap and hopefully eliminate some body role at the same time.
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On D2 Coilovers and i'm pretty aggressive, kinda low too.

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you get the idea
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Thanks for the pic furbe. That pic makes me feel a lot better about my purchase. If they can handle track abuse then they should handle my driving.

How would you say the ride quality is with your car that low? Are you running the original springs?
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