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Old 04-22-2018, 01:33 AM
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In full disclosure I did not have control of rebound dampening the day we tracked the car. We were maxed bump and rebound on the rear and max bump on the front. Will run again in September with full adjustability.


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Rebound dampening was not adjustable because the adjusting screw was not accessible at the rear, right? Again thank you for the much needed information on the KW coilovers and their performance!
 
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I don't know the KW V3 on the Vantage, but have very good experience with a KW V3 on my BMW trackcar.
No problems with the composite adjusters, I use a soft copper brush to clean dirt from the treads before adjustments.
The low-speed-bump adjustment is extremely effective to adjust the cars initial response, and it allows to use softer springs/bars while still have good roll control, however the comfort (aks high-speed-bump still allows comfort). It really pays off to play with it on track. Also, KW can change/readjust the damper-line to your request.

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Old 04-22-2018, 09:10 PM
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We had no trouble at all adjusting the rears it was quite easy. Pay attention when installing and make sure the adjusters are facing the same direction, this will simplify adjustment at the track. We would have had no problem adjusting rebound at the front except I left the key at the shop. Adjusting the bump really transformed the cars response and we were maxed on bump on all 4 corners. We arrived at the track with them set as delivered from KW which IIRC is right at the middle. That was far too soft for track work. I just kept cranking them up and we were really running at the end of the day. I just question having to run them maxed for track work.


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Old 04-25-2018, 02:03 PM
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It has been beautful weather here and my truck is in the shop so I have been driving the Vantage. Been playing blues for a long time now I took it to a jam last night. The BandMaster fit perfectly.








Aston Vantage - 50K
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Playing blues in a Southeast Portland dive - Priceless

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I guess you were wearing black sunglasses while driving your Bluesmobile?
 
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Wanted to share my CEL situation. I was not able to get it corrected with a plastic replacement cap. I went back and spent some time studying the codes and every time it was the DMTL pump so I got it in my mind I would take it to Park Place for diagnosis. The day before we were to leave I loaded it into the trailer for tow to Seattle. After I got the thing secured in the trailer I remembered some threads here about dealerships re-flashing to the stock tunes for diagnostic work. I called Doug at Park Place and he confirmed they would want the stock tune. The next morning I unloaded the car, flashed the stock tune, and re-installed the stock gas cap. Well that was not so great because that cleared the codes. I called Doug and canceled the appointment to give me time to drive the car to get the CEL to re-trigger. For the next week or so I drove the car around during the day, but got nowhere. Friday I drove the car on 150 mile round trip jaunt up the Columbia Gorge and back . This included two 1/2 hour business stops and varied speed with a couple of runs reaching 100. It sat in the rain over night and I took it to breakfast this morning and still no light. I am hoping by writing this karma will jump in and re-trigger the light. On the other hand, is it possible re-flashing deleted errant data from running at the track? I've put several hundred miles on it since the re-flash - I gotta say, this car is addicting.

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Old 06-12-2018, 03:29 PM
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Got to thinking about the "other hand" and decided I should try DEQ.

Drove it straight back to the shop and re-flashed VAP.

Side note = simply amazed how much the exhaust frees up the engine response. With the stock tune I was still able to heel and toe with no problem.


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