KW – Adaptive DDC Plug & Play Coilovers for the Ford Focus RS
KW automotive is always looking to extend the limits of suspension technology. Now after achieving great success with the KW Clubsport, KW Variant 3, Variant 4, and DDC coilovers, the German aftermarket suspension manufacturer introduces the next generation of its adaptive and electronically controlled KW DDC plug & play coilovers.
The new DDC coilovers feature all new DDC valve technology and are compatible with numerous factory suspension controls. First, the new DDC plug & play coilovers will be available for the current Ford Focus RS III (DYB). The great advantage, like with the original suspension, is the driver can switch between the modes via the push of a button and the KW DDC plug & play coilover changes the damper forces within one hundredth of a second. The adjustment of the ride height on the adaptive KW DDC plug & play coilovers is made via the dirt-resistant KW trapezoidal thread on the stainless steel strut and the rear axle height adjustment mechanism. The range allows a continuous lowering of 30 to 50 mm on the front axle and 35 to 55 mm at the rear axles.
As one of the first suspension and coilover manufacturers, KW automotive has offered adaptive coilovers since 2011 that are compatible with numerous factory control systems from various automotive manufacturers. The latest generations of adaptive KW DDC plug & play coilovers are now also available for the current Ford Focus RS III (DYB) and are an intelligent retrofit solution. This complete suspension control system with the adaptive KW Plug & Play coilovers works via the original Ford electronics system which controls the adaptive KW electronic DDC valves. As a result, all you have to do is replace the standard suspension and the KW DDC Plug & Play dampers which connect directly to the original plugs. With the DDC coilovers it is still possible to switch between the different driving modes like Normal, Sport, Racetrack, and Drift. The adaptive DDC coilovers change according to the various modes and keep the Ford Focus RS better controlled at all times. It improves the driving dynamics and gives the driver perfect grip and control. “The Focus RS factory dampers unfortunately aren’t controlled by an active ECU so the car doesn’t benefit from active chassis control”, explains KW Brand Manager Frank Vasquez. “But the dampers are adaptive and are controlled from the cabin using the Ford’s Drive Mode selector.”
The adjustment of the lowering on the adaptive KW DDC plug&play coilovers is made via the dirt-resistant KW trapezoidal thread on the stainless steel strut and the rear axle height adjustment. The approved range allows a continuous lowering of 30 to 55 mm on the front axle and 35 to 55 mm at the rear axles. Please visit our local KW suspensions homepage for further information at www.kwsuspensions.com
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About KW automotive:
KW automotive is market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for the street and racing applications. Sporty drivers rely on KW coilover kits with its three street damping variants, as well as on the Nürburgring Nordschleife tested KW Clubsport coilover kits, which are street legal and have a technical component report. Worldwide successful racing teams trust in the patented valve technology of KW Competition kits, the six-time overall winner of the 24-hour-race Nürburgring and winner of the ADAC GT Masters. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test center, for more than 20 years KW has been succeeding in markets around the world. www.kwsuspensions.com