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Volkswagen Golf Variant III

Review: KW V3 coilover. GTI

Review: KW V3 on Golf GTI

1. The Kit

The KW Variant 3 coilovers supplied by Balance Motorsport in the Kingdom. With a favorable rate, the V3 kit cost $2750 all inclusive delivered to my front The KW V3 is incrementally adjustable for rebound and low speed compression. Low speed refers to the speed of the spring not the speed of the car. Low speed deals with the smaller and the pitch fore and aft, and roll. High speed on the KW V3 is not adjustable and preset from KW in Germany to offer a good regardless of the firmness of the low speed setting. The previous suspension in 2006 GTI with 39,000km on the odo was the ProKit/Koni FSD package mated to the HR anti-roll bars size The HR sway bars remained the upgrade to KW V3 coilover.

2. Installation

Paul Muller Muller Muller Automotive the installation. Muller Muller is a business where Old Man Muller and Muller still come to to ensure their sons are in check; despite being 70 years of age. Muller specialize in Volkswagen and Audi and performed more than 25 upgrades on GTI and R32 alone. They experience in preparing race and their latest is a R32 with heads, exhaust, PSS10 is soon due for a 25K supercharger kit. The of the installation was $350. No wheel was performed as the ride height in the is unchanged in the VW GTI. In addition, the toe is adjustable on the front end of a MKV Golf. A alignment will be conducted at the mark when things in.

3. Ride Height Issues

relating to ride height the only real issue Paul Muller had to experience on White Volkswagen GTI. is a height difference from rear to left rear in the itself with the left sitting up to 8mm higher than the rear. This problem was apparent with OEM stock again with the Eibach and now with the KW V3 coilover. Problem the KW V3 is that the rear end has been so the difference in height is more now with the tyres closer to the than it was with the higher ride height of the Eibach or stock springs.

The problem can be to a degree by wounding up the left coilover to bridge the gap, but has to be given for each rear to perform in unison. In other making one rear spring shorter than the other may handling and ride to a degree. the gap by a few mm should not pose a great Looks like the difference has brought down from 8mm to 0mm LR to RR. Measurement checks will this later down the once kit has settled in. End result is there is still a slight in the rear fender to centre wheel height. This again be looked at when the is returned at the 1,000km mark. The is a build problem, so Paul and I can only deal with the that VW have dealt to us in the ride height and looks of vehicle. Looks like the building this GTI had too much African juice the night Could be

worse; perhaps a dud DSG or blown

Volkswagen Golf Variant III

The new version of the KW V3 has plenty of slack in for a higher ride height. I measured the difference yet. Muller tells me that the end can be raised another 15 threads or 15 mm per thread) or lowered another 10 (10mm). The rear end is complex due to @ 5mm from right to left. The on the right rear is at its half way @ and stated to have about available to raise the rear. The rear thread is at lowest and has no additional height adjustment. note I will have to these measurements. These are the revised iteration of the KW V3. I believe the KW V3 product lowered much more.

I have heard of GTI’s having this as well as other makes 200K Mercs. The difference in height from left to right rear is barely in the pics supplied. Okay my is not the greatest; please note I just spent 3K on the set of KW coilovers. So the will have to wait.

The rake has been removed the vehicle and the rear end has been quite a bit more than the which was left at the previous height. Two reasons for this. In my the front will sag more the rear – probably 3-5mm time. Secondly, the higher height at the front relative to helps stabilize the GTI under or emergency braking. As the front end the vehicle becomes level in height, with the absence of helping to prevent the front falling over itself. sedan-like race cars V8 Supercars adopt a similar height stance.

4. Damper

KW provides a manual indicating the initial settings. Having 28lbs 18 inch Huff we decided to go a bit harder than and have all settings – rebound and low compression – set on half way.

Volkswagen Golf Variant III
Volkswagen Golf Variant III
Volkswagen Golf Variant III
Volkswagen Golf Variant III


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