KW Variant 3 Coilover Suspension, 8P Audi A3 Quattro & B6/B7 Volkswagen Passat With EDC
The engineers at KW have developed a sporty yet refined setup that allows you to individualy adjust the compression & rebound damping independently of each other. To ensure they provide the perfect suspension setup KW tests them on a KW 7-post rig, as well as extensive driving tests on country roads, highways and even on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. For years, the KW Variant 3 "inox-line" coilover kit has been one of the top aftermarket products and a benchmark for coilovers. It has convinced sports car drivers, tuners, large-and small series manufacturers such as Alpina, MTM, Manthey, Oettinger and many more industry leading companies in the international automotive industry with its damping characteristics, quality finish and durability.
Advanced Technology Bred On The Racetrack, Built For The Road
With the KW Variant 3 "inox-line" coilovers you will get much more than just sporty lowering and excellent driving behaviour on all roads. It is based on KW's long experience as a suspension manufacturer and supplier for international motorsports, such as the ADAC GT Masters touring car series, FIA GT1, FIA GT3, International GT Open, WTCC, VLN, the legendary ADAC Zurich 24h Nürburgring race, as well as IMSA American LeMans Series, now United Sports Car Championship, SCCA Pro Racing and Pirelli World Challenge in North America.
KW Variant 3 "inox-line" coilovers share technology with their race coilovers developed in the KW Competition program, they can be adjusted independently in compression and rebound damping. That possibility of individual adjustment is what has made KW Variant 3 "inox-line" coilover the preferred choice by sports car manufacturers, tuners and drivers worldwide.
The Perfect Suspsension Setup For Maximum Driving Pleasure
If you have already made your first performance modifications to your vehicle the KW Variant 3 "inox-line" coilovers 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 Variant 3 "inox-line" coilovers, you can directly influence the handling and comfort with its precise click adjustment. 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 with the coilover kit.
By increasing the rebound force via the adjustment wheel, the body movements are reduced and adjusts the pitch and roll behavior of the vehicle giving you 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 Variant 3 "inox-line" coilovers you will be able to adjust the car's handling perfectly.
High Quality And Durable
The KW Variant 3 "inox-line" coilover kit and every single damper are subjected to extensive quality tests during production in order to meet the high standards of KW's quality management. This extensive testing is what enables KW to give up to five years warranty on the KW Variant 3 "inox-line" coilover when installed at one of KW's specialist dealers. KW coilover struts are made of stainless steel and 100% rust-free with an unlimited life time.
Therefore the operation of the continuous lowering via the dirt-resistant KW trapezoid thread and the KW composite collar is also not affected after years. By the individual lowering with its continuous adjustment range, you can emphasize the sportiness of your vehicle visually. A feature that is very popular in the performance-oriented tuning scene.
Rebound and compression damping adjustable damper technology
Stainless steel technology "inox-line"
Individual, continuous lowering
TÜV-tested adjustment range
High quality components for a long life
Complete documentation for an easy handling
Adjustable rebound damping with 16 exact clicks
Adjustable compression damping with 12 exact clicks
Unique, independent from each other working damping force adjustment
Setup - Adjustable Rebound & Compression Damping
The KW coilover kit Variant 3 "inox-line" is the perfect accessory for performance-oriented drivers and tuning enthusiasts who put a great demand on their suspension. The separately rebound and compression damping adjustable dampers with their "well-thought-out" click adjustment allow a perfect setup. So it is easy to influence the steering behavior, directional stability, tire grip, and handling characteristics when driving on the limit.
No other coilover kit for road use offers you such a large range in damper adjustment. With the KW dampers adjustable in rebound with 16 clicks and compression with 12 clicks, its quick and easy to achieve a personal setup.
Application Guide with Lowering Ranges:
2006 - 2013 Audi A3 Quattro (8P)
Front: 0.9" to 2.1" Lowering Range
Rear: 0.9" to 2.1" Lowering Range
2006 - 2010 Volkswagen Passat FWD or 4Motion (B6)
Front: 1.4" to 2.5" Lowering Range
Rear: 1.4 to 2.5" Lowering Range
2012 - Present Volkswagen Passat FWD or 4Motion (B7)
Front: 1.4" to 2.5" Lowering Range
Rear: 1.4" to 2.5" Lowering Range
Note: This coilover kit is for vehicles equipped with factory electronic dampening control.