KW Suspension is a German company that specialzes in making high quality shock absorbers. Their products range from entry level street products to high end competition parts. The Variant series coilovers are designed primarily for street use and occasional track/auto-x time, and are available in 4 versions. These "variants" differ by available adjustments to the shock absorber, but all use the same general construction. The V1 has fixed damping, the V2 has rebound adjustment, the V3 has both rebound and compression adjusters, and the new Variant 4 adds separate low- and high-speed compression adjustment.
The Variant 3 is a very versatile coilover system that offers independent rebound and compression adjustment as well as threaded spring perches to change ride height and corner balance the suspension. Whenever an adjustable height coilover is installed it should be corner balanced for optimum handling balance, please contact us if you would like more information about this.
In addition to the wide range of adjustments, the V3 is a very durable and reliable product. The housing is stainless steel with an "INOX" coating to prevent corrosion, and the spring perches are made of a composite plastic material to ensure they will not seize to the housings, which occurs on some lower end products. The damper internals are built and assembled to close tolerances with high quality parts. This ensures a long-lasting, durable suspension that will be trouble-free inside and out.
The V3 is our pick for a quality street suspension that offers excellent ride quality and improved handling. However, the spring rates are oriented toward the comfort side, so for a more performance and track oriented suspension there are a few better options.
Full features and specs
- Stainless Steel INOX housings
- Threaded bodies for height adjustment
- Twin tube damper construction
- 16 clicks of rebound adjustment
- 12 clicks of compression adjustment
- composite spring perches
- TUV approval
- Includes height adjustment wrenches
- 70 N/mm front springs
- 50 N/mm rear springs
- Additional Information
Manufacturer KW Part # 35245018 Made in Germany MSRP $2,660.49