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Old 09-07-2011, 04:14 AM
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KW Variant 3 setting

I have installed the KW Variant 3 on my 2008 3.0d X5.

I am experiencing more than normal pitching than the OEM setup. Has anybody used them? Would appreciate constructive feedback.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:44 PM
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You found a way to do it:

Congrats- just have the experts at the suspension shop set up the springs and dampers, maybe do a rough corner balance.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:06 PM
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KW will let you go pretty low with their coilovers. I have the Variant 3 installed in my truck and learned a few things by mistake on the setup. At first I set it so low that the suspension was riding on the bump stops and the truck was undriveable. It bounced around incessantly and both EDC and air suspension error codes showed up.

I readjusted to 230mm front height (10mm below minimum KW recommendation) and 63mm rear drop link (2mm below minimum). Now it rides fine, I like the looks, and no error codes have shown up.

Your truck might require a different height though. Also, if you are already at minimum height per KW instructions, try softening the rebound in the rear shocks.
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