KW Variant 3 Coilover Kit 2004 STI
If you require the absolute pinnacle of suspension technology, the KW Variant 3 coilover system is for you. Variant 3 coilovers take KW innovation to an even higher level, integrating 14-way adjustable compression with infinitely adjustable rebound control in conjunction with custom ride height flexibility. Featuring patented two-stage valve technology, V3 coilovers provide handling enhancement that will function dynamically at both low-speed and high-speed driving. External shock reservoirs are implemented to increase oil capacity for longer life and more consistent damping. V3 drivers are treated to an unmatched performance experience with more responsive and predicable handling at every corner. If you need to run on a professional level, look no further than KW Variant 3.
The independently adjustable compression and rebound damping allows for custom driving set-ups. The exclusive KW patented system has dual-level valves to provide the adjustment of the rebound damping (comfort) and the compression damping (driving dynamics) in the low-speed range. High-speed settings for driving comfort are preset by KW engineers. Based on vehicle specifications, the rebound damping is adjusted by a spindle at the end of the piston rod. Mainly, the traction phase (rebound) controls car body vibrations and influences handling and comfort in the low-speed damping range. By using the traction phase adjustment, the vehicle can be fine tuned to the requirements of the driver. Moreover, driving behavior can be regulated from comfortably rolling to sporty and tense with improved road holding characteristics. The compression phase adjustment is carried out at the lower end of the shock absorber via KW's patented multi-purpose valve. The large number of pre-set parameters on this valve allow for a wide range of adjustment for individual use. The unique low-speed compression adjustment distinguishes this technology from any other. In this compression range, the driving behavior of the vehicle is drastically influenced. An increase of the damping power supports the vehicle already during compression and therefore avoids rolling and pitching. The directional stability is significantly improved.