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Don't see a thread... no instructions with my kit. How do you adjust the ride setting? What's the softest? Best ride?
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Oh and thank you Tony for the help last night at 12:30! Can't argue with that customer service at all!
 

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Anyone know?

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Thanks, however it looks like he is talking about the rear and not the front. I didnt see the adjuster on my fronts like what is talked about and I have found for the rears
You have one on top and one on bottom.. Clockwise/right to hardest settings. Mine top was 10 clicks

Counter clockwise/Left to softest settings.
Mine bottom was 6 clicks.

If youre not happy with ride you have to keep adjusting till you fine the settings you like.. Hope this helps man
 

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On the front coil overs, the Low Speed Compression adjustment is made up in the engine bay where the center rod comes through the mounting plate. The Rebound setting is made up under the lower strut mount "dog bone"...

LOW SPEED COMPRESSION SETTING

As for adjustment, the bottom adjustment on the shocks is the low speed compression. If you are sitting looking at the compression adjuster on the shock as it is installed, you turn this to the left (like you would be loosening it if it was a bolt) and this will soften the low speed compression. This will achieve more plush ride over positive bumps and uneven surfaces. Remember, this has no bearing on high speed compression. When you are traveling at higher speeds and hit bumps, the KW will always be firmer "harsher" than stock, but that is all unadjustable in our valving unless you disassemble the entire unit and rebuild it with different valving. The get high speed compression adjustment, we would need to have an available shock in the Club Sport line from KW.

If you turn it to the right (like you would be tightening it if it was a bolt) you will firm up the low speed compression. This will firm the shock's response to bumps, giving a more positive feel and keeping the suspension firm on the road.

REBOUND (TRACTION) SETTING

When sitting looking at the shock as installed, the top adjustment is the Rebound or "Traction" setting. By turning this setting to the right (like you are tightening it if it was a bolt) you will effectively kill a fast rebound of the shock assembly. This keeps the shock from pitching or rolling out when in a corner. This creates a firmer ride and keeps the suspension from unloading.

If you turn this adjustment to the left (like you were loosening it if it was a bolt) you will soften the ride by increasing the rebound stage.

Does this help?
 

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On the front coil overs, the Low Speed Compression adjustment is made up in the engine bay where the center rod comes through the mounting plate. The Rebound setting is made up under the lower strut mount "dog bone"...

LOW SPEED COMPRESSION SETTING

As for adjustment, the bottom adjustment on the shocks is the low speed compression. If you are sitting looking at the compression adjuster on the shock as it is installed, you turn this to the left (like you would be loosening it if it was a bolt) and this will soften the low speed compression. This will achieve more plush ride over positive bumps and uneven surfaces. Remember, this has no bearing on high speed compression. When you are traveling at higher speeds and hit bumps, the KW will always be firmer "harsher" than stock, but that is all unadjustable in our valving unless you disassemble the entire unit and rebuild it with different valving. The get high speed compression adjustment, we would need to have an available shock in the Club Sport line from KW.

If you turn it to the right (like you would be tightening it if it was a bolt) you will firm up the low speed compression. This will firm the shock's response to bumps, giving a more positive feel and keeping the suspension firm on the road.

REBOUND (TRACTION) SETTING

When sitting looking at the shock as installed, the top adjustment is the Rebound or "Traction" setting. By turning this setting to the right (like you are tightening it if it was a bolt) you will effectively kill a fast rebound of the shock assembly. This keeps the shock from pitching or rolling out when in a corner. This creates a firmer ride and keeps the suspension from unloading.

If you turn this adjustment to the left (like you were loosening it if it was a bolt) you will soften the ride by increasing the rebound stage.

Does this help?
Perfect. Thanks!
 
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