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 Post subject: ksport kontrol coilovers
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:44 pm 
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i saw these coilovers online and they say they fit the turbo mirage, 36 way dampening and they sound perfect for the autocross setup i want 2 do. lookin for a review on these bad boys or any true coilover system someone has used so far


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:28 pm 
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I have heard very good things about the quality of Ksports in the 3/S world. I didnt know they made them for Mirages but I would like to find out.


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where did you see it at?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:17 pm 
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http://www.ksportusa.com/products/intks ... tions.html

Looks like only 4G and 5G. No 3G application listed.


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^^^^ That will fit a 3G, just gotta swap the Mirage's rear lower strut bushings into the new coilovers.

My buddy has a set on his S14 240SX. They handle great but they creak. This is apparently a common issue with them (he's researched the hell out of the problem).

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:57 pm 
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Are the upper strut mounts the same for a 4g or 5g Mirage as a 3g? Cause if they are couldn't you just get the AWD 1g DSM kit, and ask for the newer Mirage hats so that it'll all bolt right up?

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How does the quality compare to TEINs?

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As far as I've been told these things are just re-badged Apex'i coils. Not sure if this is true? Still awaiting answer about hats though :wink: .

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:21 am 
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Doubt it, they are made by a Korean company if I'm not mistaken.

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Here's a thread on a DSM board about them. They may in fact be the same manufacturer for both.
Also mentioned in the thread is how stiff/harsh they ride. If they are too stiff in a 3200lb car I probably wouldnt want the same ones in a 2400lb car.

http://www.dsmtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167474


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:43 am 
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Ksports are identical to D2's.


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From what I heard Ksports and D2 is the same Korean company. Also they do not last very long.


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A lot of 3S (3000GT and Stealth) owners have been having problems with K-sports. The biggest problem is leaking struts, This has happened to about 1/3 of the 3S owners on 3Si.org that have tried them.

The second problemis that some people's Ksports have come out of adjustment height wise. At least 2 3S owners have has the struts hit the hood and dent it.

The best compliment to the K-sports is they use a spring rate that is better for the street. The Tein and JIC aviailble for a 3S are brutally still track only springs. I had a set of TEIN HA's on my Stealth and I took them off after a month because the ride so stiff the car wasn't fun to drive anymore.


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There are a couple of people with 4g and 5g mirages that have had problems with them also. I have not heard any bad things about D2, But alot about ksport. Kinda odd if they are the same.


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i cant say how they are on csm, or dsm but i have had k sport coilovers on my mr2 and i do not recommend them to anyone.

Ive blown two coilovers and bent the tension bars and i don't auto x or drive my mr2 agressively. They were mounted correctly if you think it was a bad install.

good price but you do get what you pay for. The warranty is okay dealing with customer service if you have a good shop that distrubutes them. Also there is two spring rate to choose from STIFF or STIFF :P

why buy a coilver with all the works that will break down when you can get a set of entry level coilovers from teins for a couple hundred more

thats my 2 cents


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k-sport.... RUN AWAY...
i've had to install and reinstall waaaaaaaay too many due to blown shocks, on every model .... pure garbage, get a set if teins.

RUN AWAY!

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