Unlimited individuality for performance & comfort. Damper force adjustment separately for the rebound and compression stages.
As with every KW coilover suspension, our suspension engineers also develop a sporty, harmonious basic set-up for the vehicle-specific applications of the KW V3. In addition to tests on our KW 7-post vehicle dynamics test bench, we also complete extensive test drives on country roads, the motorway and even on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, test kilometer after test kilometer, to guarantee you the perfect chassis set-up. The KW V3, which is one of the top aftermarket products worldwide, has been the reference for coilovers for years. With its damper characteristics, high-quality workmanship and excellent longevity, it impresses demanding sports car drivers, tuners, large and small series manufacturers such as Alpina, MTM, Manthey, Oettinger and many other well-known companies in the international automotive industry.
Cutting-edge technology from motorsport
You get much more than a sporty lowering and excellent handling on all roads with the KW V3. It is based on our many years of experience as a chassis manufacturer and supplier in international motorsports such as the touring car series ADAC GT Masters, FIA GT1, FIA GT3, International GT Open, WTC, VLN and also in the legendary ADAC Zurich 24h Nürburgring race.
Similar to our racing coilovers from the KW Competition program, the rebound and compression stages of the KW V3 can be adjusted independently of each other. This individual tuning option is valued by tuners, sports car manufacturers, tuners and demanding drivers worldwide.
The perfect chassis setup for significantly more driving dynamics
If you have already made initial performance modifications to your sporty road vehicle, it is easy to take these into account in the damper tuning with the KW V3. The patented KW valve technology for the separate tuning of the rebound and compression stages allows you to individually adapt the vehicle-specific basic tuning of KW. For example, the KW bottom valve, which can be adjusted in twelve clicks in the low-speed pressure range, gives you the freedom to take the tire characteristics of your high- and ultra-high-performance road tires into account when setting up the chassis.
Thanks to the patented pressure level adjustment at the lower piston end of the stainless steel housing, you don't even need any tools. The adjustable compression adjustment with its twelve precise clicks allows you to influence body roll and roll movements by hand without having to change the rebound damping that optimally matches the spring rate.
With the individually adjustable rebound adjustment of the KW V3, you can directly influence the handling and comfort through the precise click adjustment. Depending on the vehicle type, the rebound valves of the KW twin-tube dampers are adjusted at the upper end of the piston rod using an integrated adjustment wheel or the slip-on adjustment wheel included in the scope of delivery.
By increasing the pulling force using the adjusting wheel, the body movements on the body are reduced. This means your car drives more smoothly and you have even more stability when cornering at higher speeds. For example, if you switch from your car manufacturer's approved wheel/tire combinations to larger rims, you can use the KW V3 to perfectly coordinate the driving behavior of your car and your new light alloy wheels.
High quality, individual and durable
The KW V3 is subjected to extensive quality tests during production and every single damper is checked. This is the only way we can live up to our claim of guaranteeing a guarantee of up to five years when a KW V3 coilover kit is installed by a KW specialist dealer. Thanks to the delicate workmanship and use of high-quality components, the KW threaded spring struts made of stainless steel, for example, are 100 percent rust-free and have an unlimited service life.
This means that the functionality of the stepless lowering via the dirt-resistant KW trapezoidal thread and the KW polyamide threaded ring is not impaired even after years. Thanks to the individual lowering with its infinitely variable adjustment range, you can also visually emphasize the sportiness of your vehicle. A feature that is very popular in the performance-oriented tuning scene.
- Damping technology freely adjustable in tension and compression damping
- Stainless steel technology inox-line
- individual, stepless lowering
- tested adjustment range
- high-quality components for a long service life
- adjustable rebound damping with 16 precise clicks
- 12-way adjustable compression damping with click adjustment
- unique, independently acting damping force adjustment
Setup: The individually adjustable rebound and compression damping of the KW V3
The KW V3 is the ideal accessory for performance-oriented drivers and tuning enthusiasts who place a high demand on sportiness in their vehicles. The dampers, which can be adjusted separately for rebound and compression, allow extensive damper tuning to be carried out with their sophisticated click adjustment. This makes it easy to directly influence the steering behavior, directional stability, tire grip and handling properties to ensure safe controllability at the limit.
|Rebound and compression stage
|20-35mm / 15-30mm
|Axle load VA/HA
|-1080kg / -1180kg
|Parts report (§19.3)