KW Automotive launches their stainless steel KW coilovers for the new Mini John Cooper Works. Depending on the kit, the coilovers enable a lowering of 20 – 45 mm at the front and rear axle. The stainless steel suspension kits are tailored to both street driving and track racing with the KW Clubsport coilover kit and the Street Comfort suspension kit which also allows for a continuous lowering.
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The Mini John Cooper Works with the KW Clubsport coilover kit brings the strongest Mini series of all times to its full potential. For the KW Clubsport kit, racing springs and high performance dampers are used in order to optimally use the characteristics of sport tires and semi slicks at track days. The dampers are adjustable in rebound with 16 clicks and twelve clicks in compression damping.
In addition, the KW Clubsport coilover kit has adjustable top mounts which allow adjusting the camber in a way, that the wheels always have an optimum contact surface when driving in curves. The aluminum Unibal top mounts are exclusively available for the KW Clubsport coilovers. Similar to the Clubsport version, rebound forces can be independently adjusted with 16 clicks and the compression forces with twelve clicks.
While the KW Clubsport coilover kit has race sport springs and high performance dampers with a valve assembly designed for race track use and semi slicks tires, KW has developed the Variant 3 as an alternative for the sporty street use with street tires. Drivers, who desire less adjustment reserves and individual setup parameters, will find an alternative to further adjust the handling characteristics with the KW coilovers Variant 2 with adjustable rebound valve. Those who mostly look for an attractive lowering with an improved driving dynamics will find the perfect suspension kit for the Mini John Cooper Works with the proven KW coilovers Variant 1.
If the sporty setup of the Mini-John-Cooper-Works-series suspension kit is too inharmonious after a while, or if the Mini is mainly driven on bad roads, the KW Street Comfort suspension kit is the ideal alternative. Besides a continuous lowering of 15 – 35 mm, it convinces by the comfort-oriented setup. “The spring rate and the damper setup are designed for harmonious driving, without that the handling suffers at fast load changes”, describes KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker regarding the driving behavior of the Mini John Cooper Works with a Street Comfort suspension kit.
Just like the Variant 2, the Street Comfort suspension kit can also be varied in rebound damping with 16 clicks in order to setup the suspension kit to be more comfortable or stiffer.