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      12-28-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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KWV3 | Brembo GT BBK Installed

Just have the KWV3 and Brembo GT BBK front brakes 6-piston with 405mm x 32mm 2-piece drilled rotors installed.

Thanks for the advices and inspirations from Cali members- Kelvin, Alex, Jason & Luigi, Hong Kong members- icic & cwong.

These gears are just excellent.
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Impressive and expensive mods, I like it.

And how different does the car feel now when you drive it?

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Congrats on the new mods and its looking mighty good! My twin in Hong Kong
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nice!!
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nice!!
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Impressive and expensive mods, I like it.

And how different does the car feel now when you drive it?
Thanks. Yup, I am dead broke now.

The car is very different with the KWV3 as the guys' reviews mentioned. Very comfortable like stock. Compared to my previous set up with stock shocks and H&R springs, it absorbs the road imperfections much, much better now. Cornering is way better and I can gun through corners much faster now. Braking has less nose dive. It's just great and a worthy investment. I'm with the out of the box setting now and will set up a bit stiffer later

For the Brembo, I have not really tested them out yet with hard braking. But it's much more responsive in comparison to the stock.

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Congrats on the new mods and its looking mighty good! My twin in Hong Kong
Thanks Jason. You are my inspiration, bro. Thanks for the tips too.
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nice upgrade!!!!!! big difference on both handling and braking huh??

did u go with 385 or 405 rotors?
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I noticed if you get on the brakes quickly to about 50% of the pedal range ABS kicks in real quickly with the brembos. At the track this summer with the stock brakes I could stomp on them almost all the way to bring the car down to manageable speeds into the corners.

Alex he went with the 405s as mentioned in the first post
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very very nice RC3,
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nice upgrade!!!!!! big difference on both handling and braking huh??

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I noticed if you get on the brakes quickly to about 50% of the pedal range ABS kicks in real quickly with the brembos. At the track this summer with the stock brakes I could stomp on them almost all the way to bring the car down to manageable speeds into the corners.

Alex he went with the 405s as mentioned in the first post
Yeah, the 405 fits. I was worried and it turned out alright. Brembo's fitment diagram is confusing though, the dimension shown doesn't fit my rims. But it fits perfectly.

I guess to really test out the Brembo, have to track the car. You plan to track your car again, Jason?

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wow, baller upgrades! luv me sum silver brembos
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For the Brembo, I have not really tested them out yet with hard braking. But it's much more responsive in comparison to the stock.
Very sexy mod

Let us know how the car behaves during serious braking.
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Hi bro,

I was thinking of getting KW coilover for my F10 528, but not sure which suits best for Macau road condition because I wanted to lower my car with max comfort, I am looking for V2 or Street Comfort, please give me some advice?

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Hi bro,

I was thinking of getting KW coilover for my F10 528, but not sure which suits best for Macau road condition because I wanted to lower my car with max comfort, I am looking for V2 or Street Comfort, please give me some advice?

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If you want comfort with a low stance. KWV3 would be a great choice. I am now with the out of box setting and already very comfortable. It could easily be adjusted to a softer setting. For me, I will be adjusting to a bit harder setting later on. I found the setting now a bit too soft now.

Macau's road condition should not be worse than Hong Kong so if KWV3 works here you should have no worries.

I think KW has only released the V3 for the F10 and no V2, Street Comfort and others yet. You can enquire the dealer there.
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Noted with thanks brother RC3.

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