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    Thread: Modifying Ksports for moar low

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      03-28-2012 03:08 AM #1
      Just curious what (if anything) I can do to make these go lower? I've searched but cannot seem to find a thread about modifying coils specifically & what is/is not safe to do.

      My ksport kontrol pro's are the most current versions (not sure if v2, v3, etc.)

      All hardware still in.

      any help is appreciated

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      03-28-2012 03:12 AM #2
      Exact situation. Im in for a good answer as well. I was searching this all day today and ended up just spinning the fronts all the way down and decided to deal with the loose spring, and then took the rear collar out

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      03-28-2012 03:54 AM #3
      You can cut the springs and/or cut and thread the piston...but that doesn't make sense.
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    4. 03-28-2012 04:59 AM #4
      Hit a stop on the fronts with my Cross comps too.

      Granted, i assuming that's the point as they are track coils... but i want moar low too lol.

      I'll just have to put the 19's back on to fill in the little remaining gap.
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      03-28-2012 06:20 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Tadddd View Post
      Hit a stop on the fronts with my Cross comps too.

      Granted, i assuming that's the point as they are track coils... but i want moar low too lol.

      I'll just have to put the 19's back on to fill in the little remaining gap.

      That's my problem now, I'm on 19's so my wheel gap is gone but I'm still sitting too high I'm looking into trading my 19's for 18's also cause that ****'s gotta go lol.
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      03-28-2012 03:53 PM #6
      afternoon bump.
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      03-28-2012 04:27 PM #7
      I thought you could remove one of the orange rings (if not both) and spin it down to the black locking ring to shave 0.25"-0.5" off. Am I mistaken?
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      03-29-2012 06:20 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      Pull the black collar and the small orange one. Take the little metal washers out too. That'll get you in the mid 22's as far as ftg. You can just take out the black collar and the rings (I was at 22.7 on my rabbit like that). More low would be had by taking two collars out.

      It just get V1's
      Yup this is what I do. Also spin the shock all the way down into the sleeve then turn collars down until they hit the sleeve.

      Make sure you adjust the rears correctly to, I blew a rear shock either form lack of proper adjustment or high milage not sure what since the other on seems to be fine.
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    9. 03-29-2012 06:49 PM #9
      AJ had the threads on his machined IIRC

      he could chime in with more info
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      03-29-2012 07:02 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by DFWSKATE View Post
      AJ had the threads on his machined IIRC

      he could chime in with more info
      I think this is only possible on V1 I think?
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      03-30-2012 03:57 AM #11
      Having same issue with my V3s!

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      03-30-2012 07:02 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzker View Post
      Having same issue with my V3s!

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      me to have the same v3s In to see what he does

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      03-30-2012 07:10 AM #13
      i dropped the springs all the way down gave me a lil more of a drop in front but i think im ganna take an orange ring off see if that helps but you will need to notch frame cus im hitting now on big dips. i live in socal an streets out here are crap

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      03-30-2012 11:03 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzker View Post
      Having same issue with my V3s!

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      Quote Originally Posted by killa rabbit View Post
      me to have the same v3s In to see what he does
      TeamZleep and I told you what to do. But here is a couple of pics of my car to show you how low it goes. btw the rear is with both collars and spun all the way down.



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      03-31-2012 12:47 AM #15
      1- Pull out coils.

      2- Sell coils.

      3- Buy FKs.

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      03-31-2012 02:20 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Sammyscenepoints View Post
      1- Pull out coils.

      2- Sell coils.

      3- Buy FKs.

      truth, buy some ground control camber plates while your at it.
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      03-31-2012 03:31 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      TeamZleep and I told you what to do. But here is a couple of pics of my car to show you how low it goes. btw the rear is with both collars and spun all the way down.



      what size tires u running?

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      03-31-2012 11:15 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      Truth. I now have bilstien sports in the rear because of this. Tbh, the rear shocks on ksports are kinda meh anyways.

      It's not the front shock that needs to be threaded, it's the body they screw into. Problem is after the V1's, the 2/3's have to be milled out on the inside of the body, it's a smaller diameter on the inside near the bottom and acts like a stop. I'd you dremel/mill the inside a bit, you could spin them past the bottom of the body like V1's.

      The V1's had just a small tab.
      This. well said. I am in the same situation as OP and brought my front springs all the way down but it was such a ****ty ride. Selling these and getting H&R's!
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      03-31-2012 06:18 PM #20
      Im pretty low and I love my Ksports! They ride like my old Eibach springs. I have the dampening in the middle all the way around though. Couldn't be happier with them!
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      smaller wheels might be step 1 for more low.
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      04-02-2012 01:57 PM #22
      should be similar. the bottom piece can machined wider so you can spin it so the whole strut gets shorter. besides getting lower it will give the shock more travel. better ride


      with mine, it stops " threading"at the red line. i had a machine shop make the section all the way to the bottom wider so it can go in further and thus making the shock shorter


      charlie hays did it first and this is the outcome, not on air:


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      04-03-2012 11:45 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by f_399 View Post
      should be similar. the bottom piece can machined wider so you can spin it so the whole strut gets shorter. besides getting lower it will give the shock more travel. better ride


      with mine, it stops " threading"at the red line. i had a machine shop make the section all the way to the bottom wider so it can go in further and thus making the shock shorter

      charlie hays did it first and this is the outcome, not on air:
      Can be done with V3's you think?
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      04-03-2012 11:53 AM #24
      spin the bottom piece completely out and see what you have to work with.

      the older one had a smaller bottom piece because the sway link wasn't incorporated into it, it was separate
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      04-03-2012 11:55 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by f_399 View Post
      spin the bottom piece completely out and see what you have to work with.

      the older one had a smaller bottom piece because the sway link wasn't incorporated into it, it was separate
      This really is the only way to go without sacrificing the wonderful ride ksports give
      Taking them out this weekend! Thanks man
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      04-29-2012 04:55 PM #26
      Here is what i did


      Took out the bottom orange locking collar, and those two sets of metal rings on the top and bottom of the strut. Sitting a few mm under 23ftg front on a 215/40 on an 8.5

    27. 04-30-2012 03:17 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by f_399 View Post
      should be similar. the bottom piece can machined wider so you can spin it so the whole strut gets shorter. besides getting lower it will give the shock more travel. better ride

      with mine, it stops " threading"at the red line. i had a machine shop make the section all the way to the bottom wider so it can go in further and thus making the shock shorter

      charlie hays did it first and this is the outcome, not on air:

      With all that meat been taking out, does this part will still be strong. Because after some measurment, i'm not sure if 1mm and a hafl will be strong enought
      Last edited by leriderx; 04-30-2012 at 03:23 PM.

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      04-30-2012 04:37 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by leriderx View Post
      With all that meat been taking out, does this part will still be strong. Because after some measurment, i'm not sure if 1mm and a hafl will be strong enought
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      i need ksports..
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      Quote Originally Posted by leriderx View Post
      With all that meat been taking out, does this part will still be strong. Because after some measurment, i'm not sure if 1mm and a hafl will be strong enought
      I wonder if the strut on V1 had a smaller diameter giving the part milled out just enough meat???



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      i need ksports..
      No you dont mine are ready to go in the trash after two winters the anti corrision is a joke. Time for H&R ultra lows with life time warrenty since I am sick of buying parts for my K sports, something with less moving parts aswell.
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      Quote Originally Posted by leriderx View Post
      With all that meat been taking out, does this part will still be strong.

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      04-30-2012 11:46 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      Huh... Mine are fine.
      Yeah the "teflon coating" started to peel in some places right around the first year. This past fall I put everthing back in to raise the car back up, the black steel collars barely broke free this spring and my front right strut seized into the sleeve so now I cant lower it anymore or raise it. On the same side the rear perch is completly F***d from rust a new one on its way with collars at the the cost of $83 and a rear shock last year another $90. Just not worth it anymore now I am stuck at 23" year round unless I want to drop another $250 into a new front assembly.
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      05-01-2012 12:03 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      Ahhhhh... I picked mine up seized, busted them all loose, had the lower parts re-coated, and lubed the ever-loving piss outta them. Ended up on Bilstien rears too... So much better.
      I remember seeing those pics lol. More lubrication than a gay orgy.




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      05-01-2012 12:10 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      I like Kidversion1's saying... More lubed than a Kardashian's ass.

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