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Some of you might asked themself: "Does Veloster coilsprings fit on our car?"

Until now, the answer was no but last week i saw on Instagram that someone had some installed, talked with him a little and decided to give it a try!

So i took a chance and i bought Eibach ProKit for a Veloster!

I installed them yesterday, and everything went fine and everything fitted perfectly on my Forte5 SX!!

I currently am testing them, and until now i love them!!
They ride great, and the drop is really nice!!



And a little before and after


Ill try to take more pictures this week when the temperature gets better!!

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This'll be my next move. Thanks!
 

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Looks really great Mikex.18 :). I know you've posted elsewhere a few comments on how it rides after only a couple of days, but any chance of a more detailed update after you've had a decent chance to gauge how things are going? In particular, how harsh is the ride now? I like lower, but nothing looks more ridiculous than a super low ricer (more often than not) bouncing along the street because he has absolutely no springs.

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Until now its great, roads here suck ive bottomed out once! Not too bouncy its not the first car i have on springs and it compares to the others! It settled and dropped a bit more

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What's the part number for them
 

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i wonder if this was put into consideration at all in the coilover thread?
 

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Coilovers from a veloster fit actually.
BUT the front top hats need to be turned

Like they have the same bolt patern.. but they are in a different orientation

So if you get coilovers that dont have camber adjustment. You are fine but if you get some that do have camber adjustment... they will still fit but the adjustment wont work

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The adjustment will be front to back instead of camber. Knee (max) already tried them on his car
 

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The adjustment will be front to back instead of camber. Knee (max) already tried them on his car
From what Knee said there was also a difference in the bracket for the sway bar link being in a different location.
 
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Has anyone seen any veloster people selling springs before I sign-up over there?
 

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Has anyone seen any veloster people selling springs before I sign-up over there?
Haven't seen any recently posted in the For Sale threads.

I would like to caution those that are considering using these springs. They may fit and look the same but they are a different spring rate and will be different than even a set of tuned springs made for the Forte. You may be fine but depending on road conditions a spring that is not matched to your shock or strut will destroy the valving internally. Do some research and find out what the spring rate difference is if you care. Most springs will be advertised as being +1 or +2 over stock which is the maximum you would want to go with stock suspension (and the same the other way -1 or -2 would be the minimum). The VT having a higher roll center, weighing 400 lbs less and not having tuned suspension like Kia did with the sx mean to me there is most likely a good difference in spring rates. Hopefully those that have installed the springs also cut the bump stops shorter since factory clearance was only 1.5" at stock ride height so once you lowered it down with the springs you would be riding on the stops giving the car a bouncy feel to the ride. I would also suggest not removing them totally as these are the only thing preventing the strut from being bottomed out and destroying itself internally.

All I'm saying is take caution, nothing worse than looking like a Honda bouncing done the highway in the slow lane or having to replace struts on a 2 year old car. (looking like a Honda is worse, IMO)
 
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They give some shorter bump stops with the kit for the front

And for the rear i didnt cut them, and even on a big bump, i dont buttom out

Has for the shock, its already in the plans to switch them for Koni Yellows

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I also dont plan on keeping this setup forever

I got this while i stack money for coilovers

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I also dont plan on keeping this setup forever

I got this while i stack money for coilovers
The fronts are what I was meaning, pretty good they came with the shorter stops for the struts. Hope it didn't come off as knocking the fact they fit or that you taking the leap into the unknown doesn't deserve a big thumbs up I just wanted everyone know that is considering this that it is not risk free but may also work fine for years.
 
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