In reality, KW Suspension has always been of those companies that listen to enthusiasts vividly. Their work in creating supreme aftermarket suspension systems yielded them numerous praises, automotive awards and supreme handling for some of the most known sports and luxury vehicles. Now, the German company is releasing their suspension system for the Audi TT RS model range. The suspension experts now offer a Variant 3 and Clubsport three-way coilovers for this application, giving owners a great aftermarket suspension option to further improve their ride’s handling.
Made of high quality stainless steel, KW coilover kits provide a significant boost in driving dynamics and allows adjustable compression and rebound on low speed and high speed compression and rebound levels. The KW coilover kits enable you to continuously lower the Audi TT RS, as well.
With its 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder engine and a standard output of 400 hp, the new Audi TT RS (Type FV aka 8N model year 2015) clearly stands out from its predecessors. KW suspensions has developed the KW Clubsport 3-way coilover kit particularly for drivers who want to take their TT RS to track day events such as the KW Partner Eventcenter Selisberg, Gedlich Racing, Instructor Exchange, Manthey Racing, RSRNurburg, “Schnelle Schwaben” and others that are offered at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Hockenheimring, Spa-Francorchamps and Co.
“The great advantage of our Clubsport suspension is not only the outstanding performance on race tracks”, explains KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. “With the part certificate, it can also be used on public roads and from track to street KW coilovers give the TT RS maximum driving dynamics.”
Motor sports valve technology in the KW Clubsport coilovers
KW Clubsport coilovers differentiate from conventional suspensions because its basic setup was designed for the use of semi slick tires and features racing springs. With the 3-way KW racing valve technology, that can be adjusted individually in rebound stage (16 clicks) as well as in low speed (6 clicks) and high speed compression stages (14 clicks), KW 3-way Clubsport coilovers contain numerous adjustment possibilities.
This allows the user to individually change KW recommended “Track setup” and “Street setup”. Johannes Wacker describes the advantages of an independent damping adjustment, “This way, individual performance modifications to the TT RS, such as wheel-tire combinations, a retrofitted roller cage and much more, can be taken into account”.
In addition, the KW Clubsport coilover kit is equipped with aluminum Unibal top mounts for long-term durability. By changing the camber angle, the tires can achieve an optimal contact surface during cornering. Ideal for drivers who miss the possibility of a camber adjustment on their RS. Of course, the KW Clubsport 3-way coilovers allow for continuous lower of the Audi TT RS, even despite its lower center of gravity compared to the normal Audi TT. Within the framework of the part certificate, the tested adjustment range on both axles is 10 – 35 mm. The lowering of 35 mm at the TT RS corresponds to a lowering of 50 mm at the TT 2.0 TDI with four-wheel drive. The same continuous lowering is also possible with the KW Variant 3 coilover kit that is available for the Audi TT RS.
The Variant 3 differs from Clubsport coilovers by the KW valve technology and the suspension springs with a progressive spring rate. “The V3 offers the perfect balance of more driving dynamics, comfort, and adjustment possibilities for everyday life”, explains Johannes Wacker. “It is the coilover kit for all TT RS drivers, who mainly use their Coupé in everyday life and who are looking for more driving dynamics without compromising comfort.”
With the KW coilovers Variant 3, the dampers can be adjusted independently with twelve clicks in compression stage and 16 clicks in rebound, if the TT driver wants to adjust his RS individually to his personal driving requirements.