KW Suspension Germanys Answer to High End Suspension

KW is a leading suspension manufacturer that offers its clients the most extensive suspension programs in the world. Now called KW automotive, the company was founded in 1992 by a man known as Klaus Wolfarth. Based in Murrhardt, Germany, the company was originally called KW tuning. In 1995, it manufactured the first KW suspension kit and the following year it changed its focus from general car tuning and began to specialize in manufacture of coilovers. It aimed at serving the German market, which has rigorous TUV certification requirements. The company also relocated its premises in 1996 and again in 1997 as it was building its premises. In 1998, the company went public, becoming known as KW automotive GmbH. By the next four years, the company had acquired enough technical expertise to manufacture coilovers for a wide range of vehicles, from show cars to professional racing cars.

In the beginning, the company employed only three people, and operated in an area covering 1600 square feet. Today, it is represented in all corners of the world, with about 200 employees spread in five locations. The company’s headquarters cover 247,500 square feet and it is located in Fichtenberg, Germany. The workers in this ultra-modern and unique facility manufacture over sixty thousand kits every year, which are shipped to customers all over the world. This is a big step-up from the initial volumes of fifty kits in 1995.The delivery program has expanded to include numerous applications.

What distinguishes KW suspensions from its competitors like BC Racing Suspension is that it is still run by car enthusiasts, just like the way it was founded. As such, it is relatively small and flexible and most significantly, it stays in touch with the daily suspension needs of both street and sport car tuners. The company’s coilover technology is of unquestionable quality, which is the reason it is used in racing cars.KW suspension adheres to the most exacting standards of German car engineering. The coilover suspensions are manufactured using materials of the highest quality. The individual suspension solutions allow customers to adjust the height of their vehicles according to their needs. The adjustment parameters meet stringent TUV standards.Using a uniquely designed exterior thread, you can easily adjust the position of the yellow-coated springs either downwards or upwards to achieve a desired height. The KW suspensions systems include superior-quality yellow springs, bump stops made of elastomer that include a dust protection system and purple-colored aluminum components. It is a truly comprehensive and unique suspension system that is guaranteed to meet a wide range of quality and performance demands.


The strut housings, made of stainless steel, are made to fit specific types of cars. They come in three different kinds of damping technologies. The suspension kits come in variants labeled 1, 2 or 3- all of which use a twin damper and are tailored to meet the particular requirements of every customer. For motorsports applications, the company offers monotube coilovers which are designed to cope with the extra damping forces experienced by race cars. The twin tube damper’s strong points include comfort, robustness and serviceability for everyday street use.

Towards the end of 2000, the company rolled out its new Inox line stain less steel kits which were guaranteed to provide improved looks, better corrosion resistance, a higher load tolerance and unrivaled quality.

Aside from the suspension solutions, the company also operates the LSD-Doors brand. These are unique door systems that allow nearly all major car brands to have their doors open upwards just like Lamborghini cars. The LSD fittings are vehicle-specific and are fitted to replace the car’s serial hinges.

Today, the company’s high quality KW coilover suspension systems are widely acknowledged as the market leader in Europe. With each rising day, the company is setting new benchmarks due to its commitment to making products of unsurpassed quality and high level of innovation.

Let’s Build a Rat Rod

Typically a lawn or carport extend, Rat Rods frequently begin completely starting with no outside help, or by joining the parts from two junkers to make little motors that could. The perfect Rat Rod seems as though it shouldn’t have the capacity to hold together, significantly less move. Venerated as much for tasteful concerning down to earth esteem, Rat Rods are in consistent need of alteration and tweaking, making them a fun extend for carport dogs with additional parts and time.


Things You’ll Need:

  • a Frame or steel tubing.
  • Basic hand tool and Mechanical Knowledge.
  • Access to Air devices and a sand blaster
  • Money (a little or a great deal)

Step 1

Building a Hot Rod body can be as simple as dialing for dollars. Numerous organizations offer finish skeleton bundles that you collect. The concentration of this article will be a “Do It Without anyone else’s help” state of mind. In all actuality, most Auto producers utilizes Horse carriage innovation for autos through the 1930’s. The are basic, rough and simple to take a shot at. Early Ford is the most mainstream, so we will focus on that. Passage Trucks utilized a rendition of the “Model A” style through the 50’s. To start with choose what sort of Hot Rod you need to fabricate. Roadster or shut auto aren’t as imperative as what the auto will be. In the event that you need to construct a spending Rod and are low on money, a bland casing and whatever body you can discover will work.

Step 2

When you have chosen a Hot Rod, gain an edge or crude steel tubing. Unique casings will require work before you can start to alter them. You should remove any mounts or sections that you won’t utilize. In the event that it will be a chopped down bumper less Rod, you will evacuate running board sections, bumper mounts, and so on. Additionally Mechanical brake gatherings and linkage. Deliberately dismantle the front suspension. Same with the back hub get together. You will require remains on the floor or BEST, a major strong table to chip away at the edge. Ensure your surface is LEVEL. Utilize a LEVEL. While altering the edge, consider what parts you will utilize. Prepare.

Step 3

Hot Rods are an individual articulation of the manufacturer. No two are precisely indistinguishable. How you change or construct your casing relies on upon YOUR arrangement. The edge should be Square and changed on a level surface. In the event that you can weld and have a decent welding set up, you can start by enhancing a portion of the powerless focuses. In particular, the front and back cross individuals. “Boxing” of the edge bodes well in the event that you are wanting to run an Engine that produces more than 200 Horsepower. Most developers concur that “Boxing” is required on any old edge. It’s still up to you, there’s no law. In the event that you are running a 80 year old edge it might be fragile or debilitated by consumption… so be shrewd. “Boxing” is a term that alludes to welding a level steel plate the whole length of the casing on the open inside edge. Little Block Ford and Chevy will fit into almost anything and Inline motors are a snap.

Step 4

The suspension will likewise rely on upon what you need and how much cash you have. The most effortless approach to get something that functions admirably is to purchase a front suspension “Pack”. Obviously these are simply altered early Ford set ups with new innovation. You may discover somebody transforming a reestablished auto into a Hot Rod. On the off chance that they will hurl the first stuff, you can get a decent arrangement on suspension that will chip away at your Hot Rod. I have additionally specified in different articles, that a Pick up truck from the 40’s and 50’s will have a straight pivot (processing plant dropped) with parallel leaf springs. This can be utilized as is whether you need a Drag Racer/Gasser style Hot Rod.

Step 5

Once the body is on 4 wheels. You can start to fit a body and deal with the way it “sits”. The state of mind is everything in a Hot Rod! The motor should be mounted. Some processing plant sort mounts will work. The most straightforward are side platforms for little square chevy and passage. Front support mounts work as well, however will require bolster on the center. The transmission will require a cross part. Ideally, one that is BOLTED in. Once the motor is mounted and you have a thought how the auto will sit, turn your thoughtfulness regarding points of interest like Gas, brake and possibly a grip pedal. Will they be mounted on the firewall like cutting edge autos.. on the other hand under the floorboards? On the off chance that they are mounted under, you should weld sections on the edge.