Camaro ZL-1 Handling fix with KW Suspension

First, the four bolts that hold the shock’s top mount are removed.  The Magneride system plugs are also disconnected.

Then the bolt that holds the bottom of the shock to the lower control arm is removed while supporting the lower arm.

Next, the bolt holding the lower control arm to the spindle is completely removed, this lets the lower arm drop and frees the shock.

Now the rear shocks are removed.

The KW Clubsports coilovers are shorter and allow the car to be lowered without losing bump travel.  The stock rear shocks were just about worn out and were leaking fluid badly.

When installing KW’s we always confirm that the correct baseline settings as found in the installation manual are set into the shocks before installation.

The KW Clubsports are installed with the top mount bolts being tightened first.


  1. Didn’t see anything about trimming bumpstops. Did the KWs come with new ones?

    I always think the name ‘pillow ball’ is misleading. I have no idea why it’s called that. If anything, it should be called ‘hard ball.’

  2. I would have loved to see some comparative DDC vs v3/clubsport vs stock testing… I get that these are personal cars, and products bought for a purpose.

    But still to have an electronic system replaced with an equal but aftermarket electronic system interests me greatly. Not to mention the tuning aspect that is possible with these.

    1. Clubsports are preferable to DDC when it comes to more serious performance. DDC is more like a sports/comfort kind of damper.

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