E9X YCW Reference Coilovers w/ Swift Springs

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I know a few of you were part of the earlier testing rounds of these coilovers, but I got mine in from the pre-order that was done at the beginning of the year. I didn't request custom spring rates, so they should be 4k/12k and I've done nothing else to the suspension system. I got these because they seemed to have a good set of features for the price range they were in, hard to pass up a good deal. Now I just need to see if I like how they perform, hope to have them on in the next week or two. Only thing I'd change, is I wish the springs were black instead of this copper hue:


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Kenjermen

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Did you install them yourself? I am considering it but the garage is so freakin hot. I'd literally have to go buy an air conditioner.
Yea I did, but I was lucky enough to be able to use a lift. If doing it wkithout a lift your going to need to lift the car up a decent amount on Jack stands and also have a spare jack to lift up on the suspension to help move the weight around. The fronts are going to require a hammer and big flat head to get the old ones out and the new ones in
 

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Yea I did, but I was lucky enough to be able to use a lift. If doing it wkithout a lift your going to need to lift the car up a decent amount on Jack stands and also have a spare jack to lift up on the suspension to help move the weight around. The fronts are going to require a hammer and big flat head to get the old ones out and the new ones in

Last time I did suspension I lost six fingernails.

EDIT: Simultaneously.
 
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Haha gotcha, idk never used a spring compressor, o don't for get the rear springs are installed inverted on this kit

Can they be installed both ways or are they required to be inverted? Seems like I read something about needing to be inverted so they can be adjusted or something.
 

Kenjermen

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Can they be installed both ways or are they required to be inverted? Seems like I read something about needing to be inverted so they can be adjusted or something.
They are suppose to be inverted, but I installed mine not at first (didn't know they where suppose to be inverted at the time). Adjusting them was a pain defiantly a lot easier with them faceing the correct way, also I think due to the design it messes with how the swing compresses
 
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Kenjermen

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I'll try to take some pics of it today, for you. I also will have a review of them here in a couple months once my car is back together and I drive on them for awhile. Also will be putting out a review on their axles as well at the same time
 

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I'll try to take some pics of it today, for you. I also will have a review of them here in a couple months once my car is back together and I drive on them for awhile. Also will be putting out a review on their axles as well at the same time

That would be awesome