About KW Suspensions

Founded in 1995 in Fichteberg, Germany, KW automotive GmbH is the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program world-wide. The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor sports. The racing program KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world. 

KW Suspension Products

Variant 1

The ideal entry level coilover for customers who wish to determine the height settings of the car while using KWs optimum pre-set damper settings.

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Variant 2

The system intended for the experienced driver who requires to not only determine the individual lowering of their vehicle, but to adjust the damper setting to fine tune the system to their needs.

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Variant 3

State-of-the-art technology from motor sports for more performance on the road. The separate and independently adjustable rebound- and compression damping allows individual suspension adjustments.

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Clubsport

Built with use on Nürburgring in mind, high performance sports cars looking to improve lap times can benefit from this entry level race based system while still allowing for street use.

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Street Comfort

KW street comfort “inox-line” developed especially for customers looking for a slightly more aggressive stance and performance, with the utmost attention paid to maintaining driving comfort.

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Competition

2 & 3-way adjustable shock absorbers developed for professional motor sports use. We offer solutions for nearly every application and use: circuit, slalom, mountain, rally, cross, formula cars.

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HLS (Hydraulic Lift System)

The HLS provides up to 45mm of additional road clearance for lowered vehicles at the push of a button, helping cars avoid road clearance difficulties such as speed bumps and road construction.

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KW Suspensions on MotoIQ

 

Project 350Z: Part 2 - Installing KW Clubsports

When we last left off with our Project 350Z we had installed a WPC treated Nismo LSD, an ACT clutch and lightweight flywheel.  Since the purpose of our build is to create a fun practice car for our friend who is a professional stunt driver our next focus is going to be on the suspension. 

 

Tested: KW Suspensions New Coil Over System for Nissan 300ZX!

KW has been looking at their product line up and has made a decision to start adding some applications for some of the classic Japanese exotics from the Japanese supercar heyday of the early to mid 90’s.  We helped with the R&D for the latest Japanese classic addition, the Nissan Z32 300ZX.

 

Project Infiniti G35 Sedan: The Poor Man's M3

Not all of the cars in the MotoIQ stable are cutting edge performance machines.  Sometimes we do have to have cars that are practical.  Our current office car is a 2004 Infiniti G35 Sedan.

 

Industry Insider: KW Suspension Factory Tour (Part 1)

We were stoked when we got a call from KW Suspension asking if we would like to visit their facilities in Germany a few months ago.  We felt like how Charlie in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory must have felt when he found that golden ticket for a tour of a wonderful place.

 

Industry Insider: KW Suspension Factory Tour (Part 2)

In our last installment we left you deep inside KW Suspension's wonder factory.  So far none of us has fallen into the shock fluid, turned purple and round, been sucked into TV's or mauled by squirrels. Now lets rejoin the tour!

 


VIDEO: KW Suspension Factory Tour - A Suspension is Born

While in Germany at the KW plant, we got a first hand look at how KW designs, tests and produces suspension systems.  You can see KW's 7 post shaker rig in action as well as ride development testing.  Check out how the 7 post works!

 

The Green Hell, Life at the Nordschleife

It's past 2 am and I am lost somewhere in the middle of the pitch black German countryside. I am stumbling around in the bush.  My tiny LED mechanics light can hardly illuminate the sucking quagmire I am trying to escape...

 

Berk Technology's BMW 135i Time Attack Demonstrator

When Berk Technology set out to build a time attack car, their intent was not to build some sort of exotic open class killer; it was more to build a rolling test bed for their exhaust products and something that their high performance street customers could relate to.

 

Project S2000: Part 2 - Suspension Tricks

We chose our S2000 as a project car for its handling prowess.  With multilink suspension and a 50/50 weight distribution, the S2K has all the right stuff to carve corners with.

 

The 24 Hours of Nurburgring

It's hard to imagine the magnitude of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.  I have never been to any sort of public event that had this many people.  It is estimated that as many as 250,000 people attend the race and by the sheer volumes of the crowd I saw I don't doubt it.

 

Time Attack Terror: FXMD's Record Setting Acura NSX

If you follow Time Attack at all you are probably very familiar with FXMD's Acura NSX Unlimited RWD killing machine piloted by our own Fast Lap Editor, Billy Johnson. 

 

Project Subaru WRX STi Part 3: Streetable Track Worthy Suspension

In our last segment of Project Subaru WRX STi we tackled the car’s weakest area, its handling, and made significant improvements by installing Whiteline’s basic handling pack suspension kit. Although we were very favorably impressed with the kit’s enhancement of Project STi, we needed more.

 

Project Nissan Sentra Spec-V: Part 3 - Building a Race Ready Suspension System

There are 5 elements that have to work well in a successful time attack car. In order to win, a car has to have lots of power, lots of aerodynamic downforce with minimal drag, good suspension, anchor-like brakes and sticky tires. Of these 5, suspension is the most important system for a winning time attack car. Getting the best possible handling is more important than eeking out every last bit of power from the engine. Without good suspension you cannot get the most out of the tires, brakes, aero or engine.

 

Dai Yoshihara's Two Week Wonder, GT Channel's Time Attack 350Z

To tell this story, and appreciate it, you have to rewind to a week before the 2009 SEMA show. Dai got the request from his long time supporters, The GT Channel to build one of their show cars into a time attack car for Source Interlink's 2009 Super Lap Battle Finals.

 

Project EVO X: Part 1 - Suspension

What does the guy that has the Ultimate Streetcar do for a daily driver?

 

 

KW Technology

 


 

KW Television

 

2014 Formula Drift Commercial

Episode 1: Formula Drift - Long Beach


Episode 2: ALMS - Long Beach


Episode 3: Formula Drift - Road Atlanta


Episode 3.2: Dai Yoshihara - Road Atlanta


Episode 4: Bimmer Fest 2011

 


 

 

Contact Information

KW Automotive North America Inc.
1075 North Avenue
Sanger, CA 93657

Phone
800.335.3767 (toll free)

Fax
559.876.2259

info@kwautomotive.com

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