Last time, you saw us install the KW Suspension V3 Coilovers on our Civic Type-R. Today, we take our Type-R on Road Atlanta for a KW Suspension V3 coilover test and tune. Jason Owens, Co-owner of DASH Autosports, gets behind the wheel of the Type-R to dial in the 2-way adjustable coilovers for daily and track use.



The KW Suspension V3 coilover gives you the possibility of a continuous lowering of 10 to 30 mm at the drive axle. At the rear axle, a lowering in the range of 10 to 30 mm can be carried out. In addition to an approved lowering, the stainless steel suspension kit allows you to adjust the damping forces independently in rebound (16 clicks) and compression damping (12 clicks). The damping characteristics that was determined after numerous driving tests on the motorway, country roads and on the KW 7-post rig, significantly improve the performance of the Type R.

Drivers with a KW coilover suspension kit installed benefit from our sustainable technology transfer from motorsport to the road. Compared to the other Civic models, the differences to the new top model are enormous. For example, the Honda features, a stiffer body and double-axle front wheel suspension with two axle journals. These are also used in the Astra OPC, Focus R.S. or Mégane R.S.. This minimizes the drive influences on the steering. Axle stubs and strut are separated at this axle construction in order to keep the ‘torque steer’ low at high-torque front wheel drive vehicles. With our Variant 3 coilover suspension, the Type R becomes an even more agile sports car.

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