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KW Variant 1 "inox-line"

Sporty handling combined with outstanding looks.
With factory pre-configured damping.

The KW coilover kit Variant 1 “inox-line” is our entry model for more driving pleasure with an attractive and individually adjustable lowering. Due to its high-quality finish, the use of struts made from stainless steel, corrosion resistant springs and bump stops as well as compatible components stands for long driving pleasure – not just the car’s life.

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Continuous lowering

With the KW coilover Variant 1 you can achieve maximum lowering in the tested adjustment range. Depending on vehicle model this varies between 30 to 70mm or 50 to 90mm. Even after years you can adjust the height quickly and easily due to the dirt resistant trapezoid thread and composite collar. Lowering at the front axle is made using our one piece composite height adjuster, on the rear axle this is the same unless the car has a seperate spring and shock absorber. The supplied rear height adjuster sits either above or below the rear spring.

The benchmark for tuning fans

KW coilover Variant 1 “inox-line” satisfies the sporty driver with its harmonic basic setup. Our engineers develop for each vehicle a specific damper setup and spring rate to increase the driving pleasure with optimal balance of sportiness and practicality. In the end, you don’t buy any coilover, but a KW coilover which has been developed specifically for your type of vehicle. KW as a manufacturer uses only its own resources, high quality components and the same damper technology as high-volume manufacturers. With the KW coilovers Variant 1 “inox-line”, rolling motions of the body will be reduced during compression and you benefit from genuine directness and sportier handling while driving.

Trust In Our Experience

We are the market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for road and racetrack for more than 15 years. No matter where in the world, car driver, automotive manufacturers and tuners rely on our KW coilovers “Made in Germany”. Each KW coilover kit, developed and manufactured in the Swabian town Fichtenberg, is subject to extensive stress tests during production to meet the high standards of our KW quality management. Of course, we give as a German manufacturer a 2-year warranty on our more than 4600 applications suspension solutions, which exceed OEM quality. The warranty will increase up to 5 years when the kit has been installed at one of our KW specialist dealers.

  • Optimally pre-adjusted
  • Sporty and comfortable dampening technology
  • Stainless steel technology “inox-line”
  • Individually height adjustable
  • tested adjustment range
  • Ready to install complete solution
  • High quality components for a long durability
  • Complete documentation for easy handling

Setup – Factory pre-configured damping setup

The KW coilover Variant 1 “inox-line” has a vehicle-specific, fixed configured damper setup. The spring and damper match perfectly, so that you will experience an optimized balance of sportiness and comfort while driving.

Even with full load and maximum axle loads, the dampers always work with a sporty characteristic. Tuning fans whose focus are “Show & Shine” events are interested in the KW Variant 1 “inox-line”.

KW Variant 2 "inox-line"

For more stability and driving comfort. With adjustable rebound damping.

Drivers who want more than just an outstanding look and lowering within the tested adjustment range, will find the perfect suspension solution with our KW coilovers Variant 2 “inox-line”. Not only stainless steel struts, corrosion-resistant components great durability, you have the possiblity to adjust the dampers to your own requirements in rebound (16 clicks) are good reasons to buy KW coilovers Variant 2 “inox-line”.

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More comfort or more sportiness – you decide!

As with all KW coilovers our engineers develop vehicle specific damper settings which undergo comprehensive test cycles in the Nürburgring Nordschleife and on our KW 7-post driving dynamic centre. With a KW coilover kit the driving experience is more dynamic and direct. Because of the rebound adjustablility with our KW Variant 2 coilovers you can have more influence in handling and comfort of the car. With 16 precise click you can adjust the KW dampers (firmer or more comfortable) without affecting the bottom vlave of the compression damping.

Depending on vehicle type, the rebound valves of the KW twin-tube dampers have to be adjusted at the upper end of the piston rod with an integrated adjustment wheel or the twist-adjuster which is part of the delivery content. By increasing the rebound force via the adjustment wheel, the body movements are reduced. Your car will stay in line and you will have more stability at increased corner speed. If you change for example the wheel / tire combination (approved by the car manufacturer) to larger wheels, then with a KW coilover Variant 2 you will be able to adjust the car’s handling and the new wheels perfectly to each other.

KW Quality – Your satisfaction is our motivation

At our headquarters in Fichtenberg each KW coilover Variant 2 “inox-line” kit is subject to extensive stress tests during production to meet the high standards of our KW quality management. Every single damper and suspension kit is tested thoroughly. Of course, we give as a German manufacturer a 2-year warranty on our more than 4600 applications suspension solutions, which exceed OEM quality. The warranty will increase up to 5 years when the kit has been installed at one of our KW specialist dealers.

KW coilover struts are 100% rust-free and have an unlimited life time under all weather conditions. All parts are designed for long term use. After a salt spray test the KW coilover struts were free of oxidation. Even after years the height adjustment will not be affected.

  • Rebound adjustable damper technology with 16 precise clicks
  • Stainless steel technology “inox-line”
  • Individual, continuous lowering
  • tested adjustment range
  • Ready to install complete solution
  • High quality components for a long life
  • Complete documentation for an easy installation

KW Variant 3 "inox-line"

Unlimited individuality for performance & comfort.
Damping forces can be adjustment separately in rebound & compression

Our engineers have developed a sporty yet harmonious basic setup, as with any KW coilover kit. To be able to guarantee the perfect suspension setup we test on our KW 7-post rig, as well as extensive driving tests on country roads, motorways and even on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. For years, the KW coilover kit Variant 3 “inox-line” is one of the top aftermarket products and is a benchmark for coilovers. It convinces sports car drivers, tuner, large-and small series manufacturer such as Alpina, MTM, Manthey, Oettinger and many more leading companies in the international automotive industry with its damping characteristics, quality finish and durability.

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Advanced technology from motor sport

With the KW coilovers Variant 3 “inox-line” you will get much more than just a sporty lowering and excellent driving behaviour on all roads. It is based on our long experience as a suspension manufacturer and supplier for international motor sport, such as the touring car series ADAC GT Masters, FIA GT1, FIA GT3, International GT Open, WTC, VLN and the legendary ADAC Zurich 24h-race Nürburgring.

Similar to our racing coilovers from the KW Competition program, the KW coilovers Variant 3 “inox-line” can be adjusted independently in compression and rebound damping. This individual adjustment possibility is much appreciated by sports car manufacturers, tuners and drivers worldwide.

The perfect suspension setup for more driving pleasure

If you have already made your first performance modifications to your vehicle our KW coilovers Variant 3 will compliment your upgrades. The patented KW-valve technology for separate adjustment of rebound and compression damping allows you to individually setup your suspension.The adjustable KW bottom valve adjusts the low-speed range of the compression level in twelve clicks.

You don’t need any adjusting tools because of the patented compression adjuster at the lower end of the stainless steel housing. The adjustable compression damping with its twelve exact clicks allows you to manually influence body roll, without having to change the spring rate which optimally matches the rebound.

With the individually adjustable rebound setup of the KW coilover Variant 3 “inox-line”, you can directly influence the handling and comfort with its precise click adjustment. Depending on the vehicle type, the rebound valves of the KW twin-tube dampers on the upper end of the piston rod will be adjusted via an integrated adjustment wheel or a twist-adjustment wheel which is included in the delivery content.

By increasing the rebound force via the adjustment wheel body movements are reduced. You will have more stability during high speed cornering. If you change for example the wheel / tire combination (approved by the car manufacturer) to larger wheels, then with a KW coilover Variant 3 “inox-line” you will be able to adjust the car’s handling perfectly.

KW Variant 4 "inox-line"

Racing technology State of the art. Seperated adjustment for rebound & compression damping Low- and Highspeed.

With the KW coilovers Variant 4, we combining leading racing technology with a clear plus in everyday practicality for top-class super sports cars, sports cars and performance sedans such as the Audi R8 (42), Audi RS6 (C7), BMW M5 (F10), Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Co. This allows an independent adjustment of the rebound damping as well as the low-speed and high-speed compression damping. KW provides the Variant 4 with a vehicle-specific comfort setting and the adjustable dampers can be set intuitively with the integrated adjustment wheel at the damper quickly to a performance setup, if required.

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BMW M4 GTS

Developed exclusively for super sports cars

The KW coilover kit Variant 4 is manufactured depending on the vehicle-specific requirements in versions for McPherson suspension struts, spring struts for double cross-link or multi-link axles as well as push-rod wheel suspensions made of aluminum or stainless steel. The KW coilover kit Variant 4 is manufactured depending on the vehicle-specific requirements in versions for McPherson suspension struts, spring struts for double cross-link or multi-link axles as well as push-rod wheel suspensions made of aluminum or stainless steel. The Variant 4 is developed exclusively for super sports cars, sports cars and performance sedans and is already available for vehicles such as the Audi R8 (42), Audi RS6 (C7), BMW M5 (F10), Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV or Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Zugstufe V4

With 16 exact clicks, the rebound adjustment wheel allows to adjust the rebound damping forces for a tighter handling or more comfort.

Lowspeed V4

For an even more individual driving behavior, the 3-way high-performance dampers can be adjusted independently of the rebound, also in the low-speed and high-speed compression damping, separately at the reservoir with six clicks in low-speed compression and 14 clicks in high-speed compression damping.

Einbaustory Lamborghini Aventador Coupe

KW DDC ECU coilovers

KW Dynamic Damping Control ECU
Individuality by the push of a button.

The KW DDC coilovers are part of the KW iSuspension program – the intelligent suspension solution. They combine the advantages of an adaptive damping system with a vehicle-specific aftermarket suspension solution. They’re offered in two versions: KW DDC ECU with the option of using KW’s App control and as, KW DDC Plug & Play for selected vehicle models with factory adaptive suspension.

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Das KW Gewindefahrwerk

The adaptive KW DDC ECU coilovers allow adjustment within the tested lowering range. The dirt-resistant trapezoid thread and the composite collar allow years of accessible adjustability and ease of use. Lowering can be done via the composite spring collar on the shock body or on the height adjustable rear perch in the rear of the vehicle. No matter where in the world, sporty drivers, car manufacturers and refiners rely on our KW technology “Made in Germany”.

Each KW coilover kit is produced at our headquarter located in Fichtenberg, Germany. During the production process each kit is subjected to extensive stress tests and must meet the high quality standards set by KW management and surpass OEM quality. Over 4600 applications come supported with a multi-year warranty. A 5 year warranty is provided when the kit is installed at one of KW’s specialist dealers. Currently KW DDC ECU coilovers with App-control are available for Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen and Range Rover Evoque.

  • retrofit electronic damper adjustment, combined with the advantages of a KW coilover kit
  • with optional App-control
  • three damping setups: Comfort / Sport / Sport+
  • operation by retrofit button or optional App
  • create personalized setups with the KW DDC App

KW DDC button – 1x button, 3x more experience

The contents of delivery of the KW DDC ECU coilover kit includes: a “KW DDC multi-selection button”. This button allows the user to select between the different KW DDC driving modes “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+” directly from the cockpit. Here the KW DDC button changes the color matching the KW DDC App.

KW Hydraulic Lift-System

Make life easy when negotiating obstacles for sporty cars with low ground clearance

More ground clearance by the push of a button

With the HLS lift system you can lift your sports car or lowered vehicle to safely negotiate obstacles such as speedbumps, railroad crossings, road works, garages and underground car parks. Depending on the version of the HLS lift system your vehicle can be hydraulically lifted either at the front axle or on both axles by up to 45 mm.

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KW Hydraulic Lift System

This prevents damage to your aerodynamic components, underbody protection or even oil sump. The lift system is available either as a vehicle-specific solution with or without a KW coilover kit, depending on the type of car and the model. If you cannot find your vehicle in our KW HLS product range, our engineers have also developed a universal lift system.

KW Street Comfort

The KW Street Comfort coilovers,for your comfort-oriented driving pleasure.

If your original suspension is too hard for your everyday life or even the comfort of your installed aftermarket suspension kit KW Street Comfort sport suspension is the perfect solution for more driving comfort. It combines a minimal lowering within the vehicle-specific adjustment range of ten to 40 mm with a comfort-oriented damper setup developed from KW test engineers in numerous test runs in everyday life and on our KW 7-post rig.

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Suspension too hard? KW Street Comfort is the answer

Whether on long trips on the motorway, or many miles on country roads, with KW Street Comfort coilovers you can enjoy a comfortable setup. The shorter KW damper housings enable a comfortable setup despite the lowering. The KW Street Comfort coilovers include comfort-oriented damping and spring characteristics which are perfectly adjusted to each other. Additionally the KW Street Comfort coilovers allow you to individually adjust the rebound damping to suit your driving style and your sense of comfort.

Adjustable comfort – “no more hard times”

With KW Street Comfort coilovers you can influence the handling and comfort by the individually adjustable rebound damping. With 16 precise clicks, you can adjust the KW dampers to a be more comfortable or a little firmer without affecting the compression damping. By increasing the rebound force with the adjustment wheel, the body movements are reduced. Your has more directional and cornering stability. If you change to bigger wheels than the wheel / tire combination which came from the car manufacturer, you can adapt the rebound damping to the driving behaviour of your car and your new alloy rims perfectly. Or you can reduce the rebound forces with a few clicks to gain even more comfort – just as you have always desired from a sport suspension.

Lowering of 10 to 40 mm

The KW Street Comfort coilovers made in stainless steel technology “inox-line” enable a vehicle-specific lowering within the tested adjustment range of 10 to 40 mm. So you do not have to accept a fix lowering of a conventional spring kit any more. Due to the delicate processing and use of high quality components, the KW Street Comfort coilover struts in stainless steel are 100 per cent corrosion-resistant and have an unlimited life.

The functioning of the lowering in connection with the dirt restistand trapezoid thread and the composite collar will not be affected even after many years of driving. With the individual lowering adjustment range, you can emphasize the sportiness of your vehicle visually.

  • stainless steel technology “inox-line”
  • minimum lowering
  • tested adjustment range
  • high quality components for a long life
  • comfort-oriented damper setup
  • adjustable rebound damping

Setup – Adjustable rebound damping with 16 clicks.

KW Street Comfort coilovers are produced to focus solely on your driving pleasure. That´s why our test engineers are testing on numerous motorways and country roads for you. The KW Street Comfort coilovers are suitable for all frequent travellers and families who want to combine the pleasure of minimal lowering and driving comfort.

KW Clubsport

The KW Clubsport coilovers utilize the uncompromising transfer of technology from the world of motorsports to track day/street driving.

The KW Clubsport coilovers combine KW’s high-end racing technology with maintenance-free KW OEM components and TÜV certificate.

This will provide you the ideal product to take full potential of your sports car during track days, sports car driving clinics, enthusiast drives on Grand Prix circuits and on tracks such as the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

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Designed on the toughest race track in the world: The Nürburgring Nordschleife

The KW Clubsport coilovers provide the ability to adjust for different track surfaces, sharp turns and abrupt elevation changes. The KW Clubsport is in its home environment on the famous twists and turns of the 20.8 km long Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.

As a supporting suspension manufacturer to numerous different racing series. KW had claimed 6 ADAC Zurich 24-hour victories within 10 years at the famous Nürburgring circuit and the ADAC GT Masters 2011 Championship. More then 70 race teams are equipped with KW coilover systems in the VLN Endurance Championship series. These race teams rely on KW’s racing expertise and experience for their vehicle setup. This information is mirrored in the development of the KW Clubsport coilover systems.

The KW Clubsport 2-way and KW Clubsport 3-way (with separate reservoir) provides the user numerous adjustment settings. This allows to user to dial the suspension setup to his/hers driving style and to adjust or match the tire/wheel setup of the vehicle.

Rebound and compression dampening is independently adjustable by hand via the integrated click adjusters. Adjustable top mounts are optional on certain applications.

KW Competition kits

KW Competition coilovers are the number one choice of many top international race teams. The excellent combination of performance/price ratio and long standing history of successful victories and championships claimed by KW racing technology.

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The versatile characteristics of the KW Competition suspension kits accommodate a broad range of different pavement surfaces, radius of turns and elevation changes. The KW Competition kit has been the main-stay of many top teams racing at the most demanding race track in the world – Nurburgring Nordschleife, aka the “Green Hell”.

 

Whether in the VLN, 24h Nürburgring, GT Asia, WTCC, FIA GT1, ADAC Procar – motorsports team every where teams rely on the suspension know-how of KW Competition.

KW’s renown test center provides the ability for our competition department to progress in specific areas of vehicle suspension setup in a confidential environment. The hydraulic 7-post rig can be activated in various modes such as 7 post and 4 post sweep

Depending on the type of race car, between 50 to 100 measurements can be recorded each day.

There is no wear and tear on the vehicles as compared to the race track environments and racetrack fees, testing times are reduced significantly.

The KW test center is open to all teams regardless of their brand of suspension on their vehicle.

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