So I've had the opportunity to put some miles on these this week and I am extremely happy with them. I have them dialed down one full turn from the hardest setting and I personally think that this gives me a ride very close to sport/sport +. They are firm, but not rough. I am extremely glad I went with the 10K front and 8K rear though as the 12/10 would have been too stiff for my liking. I guess I'm getting old... According to J5 you can turn them 1.5 turns (540 degrees) to get to full soft so I'm running them 33% up from full soft. My wife rode in my car when they were dialed up and wasn't impressed
The handling of the car is amazing (like most coilovers will transform cars) and there is very little lean. It doesn't dart, but when you point it, it just goes. It really makes the car better than before in a big way. I thought the car handled pretty well before, but this is another level of course. I love being able to drive in eco/normal and still have this level of handling. I drive a lot of highway so I prefer to get some decent MPGs.
Install was fairly easy. The fronts are cake, but the rears are a pain because you have to drop the lower a arm and pull the shock. It is nice to have another set of hands available to guide things into place. My wife always loves helping me do these things
. I ended up doing the rears 3 times because I'm admittedly OCD with my vehicles and I wanted the perfect amount of drop. Torqued everything back up with the suspension under load and it's nice and quiet. I got the tech at the dealer to print off all the torque specs for the rear suspension so that was cool.
So, the AVS modules when hooked back up (as far as I can tell) gives you basically three different settings to choose from. I could be wrong, but if you've ever looked at the module and the top of the shock you'll see that you have to line the pin up to get the module back on with a right hand turn. This means that from full stiff you have to turn the pin 180 degrees to get the module back on. If they are too stiff there you have to turn another 180 degrees to line things back up. If there is one thing I don't like about these that's it. IMO they are not as tunable as regular coilovers that eliminate the AVS. I guess that's the trade off unless I'm missing something. It's actually fine with me because I'm a "set it and forget it" type with my suspension and this car won't see the track.
The car when dropped one inch at all four corners stayed within spec to my surprise. The rear camber is off, but shouldn't be a significant issue for now. Alignment sheet is below.
Overall, these are sweet and the build quality is superb.