Press Release:

KW extends Classic product line: Adjustable dampers developed for Porsche 356 restorations

Clovis, CA (United States), December 7th, 2018 -In the past years, KW automotive has developed an extensive delivery program of different suspension solutions especially for Porsche cars and has positioned it successfully on the market.

Besides homologized applications for Porsche race cars and numerous coilovers for current Porsche models, KW also offers dampers, coilover kits, and motorsport suspensions for more and more classic models.

Modern Damper Technology for Classics

We now also have a KW classic suspension kit available for the Porsche 356, the first series model of the sports car manufacturer. This suspension kit is not an adjustable KW coilover kit for continuous lowering, but an adjustable damper kit which allows continued use of the torsion bar springs.

Older suspension- and damper developments, based on the state of technics back when it was launched on the market, could often cause an unharmonious or even hard to control driving behavior at the limit in combination with modern tires. With our KW classic dampers for the Porsche 356, this is not the case.

The V2 dampers differ from the older dampers on the original equipment by an adjustable rebound damping (KW TVR-A-technology).

Therefore, an increased sportiness and body control, as well as increased driving comfort, can be optionally adjusted with just a few manual steps directly at the damper. For changing the dampening, 16 exact clicks are available, where each click changes the driving behavior of the Porsche 356.

For the installation, the old series dampers or equipment components are replaced by the KW classic dampers. A modification of the torsion bar springs is not needed; finally, the dampers are designed for the original spring rate. As a suspension manufacturer, we also put a great value on the fact that there are no changes necessary at the installation points.

As an alternative to our KW Classic variant 2 dampers, we also offer individual suspension solutions for the Porsche 356 in consultation with our customers.

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.

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