KW Suspensions New Coil Over System for Nissan's 300Z
By Mike Kojima
|The KW Clubsport and Variant III coilovers are super high quality twin tube gas pressurized shocks with independently adjustable compression and rebound damping. Independent adjustment was until now only in the range of full race exotic shocks but KW has let their race technology trickle down to affordable enthusiast models.|
|Some of the many spring rates for main and tender springs, and bump stops we tried during testing.|
KW has been looking at their product line up and has made a decision to start adding some applications for some of the classic Japanese exotics from the Japanese supercar heyday of the early to mid 90’s. KW has already come up with coilovers for the MK IV Supra and the NSX. The FD RX-7 is on the R&D schedule and we helped with the R&D for the latest Japanese classic addition, the Nissan Z32 300ZX.
|Variant III's are more daily driver street oriented and use the stock upper mounts. Clubsports are more hardcore and use these spherical bearing upper mounts.|
|KW Technicians had taken careful measurements on our Z months before and developed the prototype shocks which were now fitted on our car and the measurements double checked. Clearance to suspension members and the body were checked in full compression and full extension and no significant contact was tolerated. The body length was then made as short as possible to allow as much wheel travel and as low of a ride height as possible.|
|Stainless steel bodies with engineering plastic spring seats means no rusting all weather coilovers, perhaps the only true all weather coilovers on the market. KW offers a lifetime guarantee on their shocks as well.|