As many of you know I recently installed K Sport coil overs on my Mirage. I'd like to give you a little overview of my thoughts on them, but remember this is only my opinion, and I'm not anywhere near a suspension expert.
My car had Koni Yellows on all 4 corners when I originally purchased it. The fronts blew, so I ordered replacements, it took for ever to get them. In the mean time the rear was a bit too soft for me, so I changed to AWD AGX's with AWD rear springs. I had tabs welded on the rear axle to make it sit at stock height at this time. It road horrible, but the rear didn't squat as bad.
Anyway I wanted to lower the car a little, and still retain drive ability, I had a friend who just started a business, and he offered me the K sports at his cost... I couldn't say no.
Install was pretty standard... adjust to a height, install... remove adjust height, etc. On my car the rear had to be adjusted further down to accommodate the modifications I had to run AWD struts. I just used large zip ties to attach the brake line bracket to the strut.
Fist thought were that they were stiff, not too bad, but I had been driving my Evo and it was definitely stiffer than the stock suspension on it. I checked and they were almost all the way stiff (had 2 clicks left to full stiff). I decided the leave them at that, and drive it for a while.
I drove it in the recent Rally Dixie 2012, pictures of the car can be found below.
http://www.parkerphotog.com/Automotive/ ... &k=xMXcqZZ
The car handles completely different now, it is a bit stiff on bumps, but it really rides well. I think it really livened up the suspension. I had no complaints driving it the some 1400 miles of the road rally. I'm sure it could be softened up a bit, but I'm content where it is. The struts are fully capable of lowering the car more than mine is, I just don't see a point in it. I didn't get a chance to run the figure 8 during the rally, I was working on fan issues at that time, however at the drag strip, it seemed not to squat as bad as it use too, and the curvy roads it would plant and go!
This has really brought back the fun factor to this car. I'd recommend them!
I'm hoping Aaron will chime in with his thoughts, since he road with me on the rally!