On the KW Clubsports, the compression damping is adjusted by this large easy to adjust knob at the bottom of the strut. Having knobs that are easy to reach and adjust by feel are a huge advantage when setting up a car at the track. The knobs on KW’s are perhaps the best in the industry.
The KW Clubsports have remote reservoirs. With short struts, the reservoirs are needed to assure that there is sufficient gas volume to make room for the fluid displaced by the shock shaft. The fluid is separated from the gas by a rubber bladder. This assures that there are no gas bubbles in the system that can cause inconsistent damping. The pressurized gas also reduces the chance of cavitation as the fluid passes through the shocks valves. This reduces the potential for fluid frothing and inconsistent damping under hard use.
The rear KW Clubsport struts are very similar to the front. The main difference is the upper mounts are different.
The KW’s have brackets for the brake lines and all the sensors in the correct place that fit the OEM hardware. Nice and clean, no more zip ties!
Since our friend’s beach apartment has subterranean parking with a fairly steep driveway, we are installing KW’s HLS system. The HLS system is a hydraulic system that allows the driver to raise the car 1.5″ at the touch of a switch. This way we can have decent ground clearance but an aggressive track worthy low ride height. We will be doing a lot of aero work on the car as well and the HLS system will give us clearance to make a decent splitter streetable. The HLS consists of 4 hydraulic spring perches and a hydraulic pump assembly.