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VTEC just kicked in, yo! KW Variant 3 and Clubsport out now

With the Honda Civic Type R, the Japanese car manufacturer, returns to the segment of compact sports cars.



The KW Variant 3 and KW Clubsport give you the possibility of a continuous lowering of 15 to 35 mm at the drive axle is adjusted directly on the stainless steel strut. At the rear axle, a lowering in the range of 5 to 25 mm can be carried out. 






In addition to an approved lowering, the suspension kit made of stainless steel 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.




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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 also a double-axle front wheel suspension with two axle journals, which 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.






For example, take into account the handling with changed wheel / tire dimensions, the rebound can be changed with 16 clicks. “If the rebound valves are further opened, the ride comfort when driving slowly is increased – in case you want it.





The twelve clicks of the compression damping also affects the tire grip, directional stability and handling characteristics.



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The Variant 3 and Clubsport 2-way kit harmonizes well with the driver assistance systems such as the Honda Agile Handling Assist (AHA) and the Electronic Stability Program (VSA).



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A continuous lowering of 15 to 35 mm at the drive axle is adjusted directly on the stainless steel strut. At the rear axle, a lowering in the range of 5 to 25 mm can be carried out.