Installing KW Clubsport Coilovers on my moms C63 AMG
Removing C63 AMG front top hat bolts
Next, we remove the top-hat bolts.
C63 AMG front coilover clips
The coilover is now ready to come out! When removing it, you will have to push in these two plastic tabs in the center.
C63 AMG OEM and KW coilover comparison
Time to put in the KW Clubsports! An interesting tidbit that most people don’t realize when upgrading to coilovers is that they allow you to run a wider tire. Do you see how compact the KW Clubsport is compared to the OEM coilover? You can fit an inch of extra tire on the inside!

KW ships all of their suspension “pre-adjusted” to a good baseline. This means we don’t have to bother with any adjustments or measurements, we can just proceed with the installation.

Attaching a KW front coilover to a C63 AMG shock tower
We begin by just pushing up the new KW coilover into place and loosely starting two bolts. We’ll tighten them down later.
Attaching KW front coilover to a C63 AMG knuckle
Next, we push the knuckle into the slot on the coilover and align the bolt hole. We put a bolt through the hole, but yet again we don’t tighten it.
Attaching KW shock to a C63 AMG front knuckle
We install the lower two bolts, and now we torque these, along with the upper bolt. You can find all of the torque specs on the last page of this article.


  1. Mercs make for a great drifting car base, they normally have huge caster from the factory, Merc is all about that highway stability.

    But welding the diff on moms car… ouf.

  2. I truly love the idea of an automatic car with a welded diff.

    Even moreso a 204 Mercedes, those are among the last quality cars they made.

  3. I also have a 2012 C 63 bought it as a fun daily to take it to the track here and there when my 240 track car is down. I took the Merc to the track then 1 lap in it goes into limp mode. How are you guys drifting the heck out of the car and it’s not going to limp mode. I feel like that’s more abuse than a regular track day?! Definitely lmk. I’m stumped Because I love the car but I hate that I can’t drive it hard

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