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Mss track kit VS H&R vtf kit

impulsive.ca

Go Kart Newbie
Both are adjustable spring kits which are designed for dcc struts.

Now, I already have an mss track kit that I've yet to install. However, I'm reading that a lot of people are having issues with them as far as ride height adjustments.

Has anyone install the H&R vtf kit that could provide some input as to their adjustability and ride quality?
 

Cptnjosh

Ready to race!
Location
Kentuckiana
Crild is right, as much as it pains me to say. I have an MSS kit. Started with fully adjustable. I had a lot of problems with noise and getting the height right. I did switch to the standard height front springs which are a solid .75” lower in the front, and I am running 280lbs Swift springs in the rear along with the MSS black spring kit. I am happy with it at this point but it took some time and $ to get here. It’s overpriced with average results. I can only recommend their standard height kit. I have 30k or so on the kit paired with oe dampers.

My advice. Get some Revo springs from Fastuning for $150 and some B8s and be happy with all the money you saved.
 

impulsive.ca

Go Kart Newbie
Pretty sure I have the swift spring upgrade as well. I got the kit from a forum member on here back in October.

Reading more and more recent reviews however is making me apprehensive about doing the install come spring time.
 

Cptnjosh

Ready to race!
Location
Kentuckiana
Go ahead and throw the MSS kit on ebay, unless u want to purchase the standard height fronts. Which I have been very happy with. Perfect height, compatible with oe dampers, and plush ride. If you would rather not put more money into the kit, sell um. You will not be happy with the MSS front adjustables.
 

Autobahn

Ready to race!
Location
Huntington Beach
MSS did redesign the front to move the adjusters to the bottom and provide more adjustability. The desirable part of their kit are the spring rates, most other kits are going to be soft, great for street and mild track.
 

impulsive.ca

Go Kart Newbie
At this point I almost feel like getting 034 dynamic+, Apr, or eibach springs. Neither of those seem to give more than a 3/4" drop and work well with the dcc dampers.

Sucks because I have the whole mss kit in my garage. Shipping that bitch will be $$.
 

SLC4EVER

Passed Driver's Ed
I thought of those as well. How low can you set them? Impressions?
Much lower than I would want to go. Enough to bottom out the front struts no doubt.

My car isn't lowered all the way but it is low enough to make it challenging getting out of my driveway. DCC settings feel like they should, very happy with the results. Although after lowering my car I had multiple error messages associated with DCC and ACC. All suspension modes were very harsh. Had to have the DCC and ACC recalibrated and everything was back to normal. Keep that in mind if you want to dump it. It's not an inexpensive procedure either.
 

mike-y

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Los Angeles
I recently discovered Ground Control also makes an adjustable spring kit:


you can pick your spring rates and lengths to match your preference, but it's not clear if they work with DCC struts or not. Might be worth it to call them to find out though.
 

burgerkong

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Ontario, Canadeh
I recently discovered Ground Control also makes an adjustable spring kit:


you can pick your spring rates and lengths to match your preference, but it's not clear if they work with DCC struts or not. Might be worth it to call them to find out though.
Don't get the GC kit, the springs are too short so when you lift your car or jack it up, the perch falls down from the bearing. Literally disassembles itself everytime, have to pay attention and line the bearing and strut mounts back up.
 

mike-y

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Los Angeles
Can't you get longer springs to keep that from happening? I had to get longer springs on my E90 setup when the initial drop was a little too low. Same spring rates, but just taller.
 
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