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1997 Toyota Supra Turbo
Vehicle Miles: 100,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: MANHATTAN BEACH, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
Custom
N/A
KW Variant 3 Coil-Over
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 600
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Ok dont be alarmed I didn t rate the KW V3 s a perfect 10, that being said I feel for a lot more money there could be a better suspension for the double the cost. This Supra is a 980hp car with every modification you can imagine and well into the six figures for the build. I could have purchased anything I wanted for the supra but after much research and the type of comfort/ sport ride I was looking for, the V3 s seem to fit the build. So far with no adjustments I can say they are more than what I was expecting in comfort and handling so I can only imagine what a little adjustment will do. I previously had HKS RS coil overs and the V3 s are a huge improvement in ride and handling through the canyons. The ride is more compliant and less evasive. I find myself driving faster than before because the ease and comfort allows you to not feel so many bumps. There s virtually no bounce and they pass the girlfriend butt dyno for comfort so she doesn t mind going to meets and spirited drives with me. I highly recommend KW V3 s, they are the best coil over for the price. You would spend almost twice as much for another brand three way adjustable coil over that could be not what you want. -- Review submitted: 2013-04-08


1992 Toyota MR2
Vehicle Miles: 140,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Cary, IL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
Other
N/A
KW Variant 3 Coil-Over
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 25,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

KW V3 s were the only serious choice for track work that had a fitment for this car. There is a learning curve with various track setups, and that is reflected in some of the "8" ratings. This car is driven to events, and has been done so with this suspension for the past four seasons. Full soft is acceptable for the road, and then I have much tighter settings for the track, which these coilovers handle nicely. Camber plates are a must, and I believe the Teins are the only ones that fit these coilovers when installed in this car. -- Review submitted: 2012-04-19


2005 Pontiac GTO
Vehicle Miles: 102,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Tampa, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
Hotchkis Sport Suspension Sport Anti-Roll Bars
Stock
KW Variant 3 Coil-Over
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 40,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

As an avid road racer, I was looking for a track/street part - priority being track performance. The KW V3 suspension has been everything I ve dreamed of and more. The amount of adjustment has been incredible and allows me to set the car easily for different tracks and I can tone it down when I hit the streets. Sadly, I like the crisp suspension so much, I never used the street settings again. :) I have it set up for Sebring currently and the car stays planted on the most uneven expansion joints and, more importantly, Sunset Bend (turn 17) at Sebring. The car is flat and responsive in what is considered one of the most notoriously difficult tracks to figure out with your suspension setup. The V3s allowed me to make hairline adjustments until the car was cleaned up and I could enter the corner confidently at my threshold speed - making them worth every penny. They ride decently on the street, but they re certainly more geared toward track use (why I bought them)than street comfort, which I m fine with. Probably the best feature of the shocks are it s incredible rebound control which allow you to keep the tires on the ground over uneven surfaces. In a nutshell, this system has all the adjustment any track user would want, and they build your confidence because they work so well. Their construction has been flawless for the past 2+ years I ve owned them. I can still get under there and polish them to look brand new and that s pretty darn cool. If you are a track day user, get these. There is a reason why they are so successful in Europe at almost all levels of professional racing - their products are excellent. If you re just looking to lower your car or tell people you have coilovers, don t buy them. These are for serious people and aren t a gimmick like most others. -- Review submitted: 2012-04-09


2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Vehicle Miles: 90,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Portland, OR Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
Other
N/A
KW Variant 3 Coil-Over
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 5

The over all ability of these coil overs is pretty good. My source of complaint is that the spring perches are made of a slim piece of metal covered by plastic. It is designed to strip out it s own threads instead of cause damage to the shock housing side of the threads. Mine stripped out when I hit a pot hole in the road going about 40mph leaving me to limp home on my spare tire. These coil overs also do not have an independent height adjustment (like say Cusco, or Tien) which leads you to adjust spring tension along with ride height.



I had to send one coil over in to have the rod replaced. This initially took a months time to get it back. When it was returned they had done nothing to it. They told me it was returned prematurely and paid for me to send it back to them. They promised that I would have it back in a week. Three weeks later I finally have it back.



Other coil overs also come with top hats. If you try to pair KWs with top hats from Cusco, (as I did) the rears will have you begging for something that matches up better. If you want to pair these coil overs with a set of top hats, do yourself a favor and buy them as a package. That way you will be guaranteed that they go together with no problems.



I m strongly considering getting a set of Tiens or Cuscos (cause they have independent height adjustment. Needless to say I m selling a set of KWs... Any takers? After what I ve told you I didn t think so.



Tire rack did and awesome job of delivery on this product. -- Review submitted: 2011-06-13


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