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The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor sports. The racing program KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world.

Fits Models Listed Below:

03/2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible

KW Variant 1 – Perfect Street Performance

Sporty Handling with factory pre-set damping

An ideal system for customers wishing to rely on the experience of our engineers to set the damper setting, yet determine their own degree of lowering. In extensive driving tests our engineers have set the dampers for the best balance between sporty driving, comfort and safety. The user is then free to decide the best height setting for their use and preference.

  • Optimally pre-set
  • Sporty harmonious damping technology
  • Individually height-adjustable
  • Lowering range approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
  • Fully finished complete solutions
  • High-quality component parts for long durability
  • Front and rear height adjustable by threaded shock bodies

Lowering
Front: 0.8" to 2.0"
Rear: 0.8" to 2.0"

KW Variant 2 – Perfect Street Performance

Sport Handling with adjustable rebound damping

This system intended for the experienced driver who does not only wish to determine the individual lowering of his vehicle, but also wishes to carry out setup adjustments. The adjustable rebound damper allows adjusting the pitch and roll behaviour of the vehicle and therefore the driving pleasure can be adapted to the own requirements.

  • Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound
  • Individually height adjustable
  • Adjustment parameters approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
  • Fully finished complete solution
  • High-quality components for long durability
  • Comprehensive documentation for easy use

Lowering
Front: 0.8" to 2.0"
Rear: 0.8" to 2.0"

KW Variant 3 – Perfect Street Performance

State-of-the-art technology from motor sports for more performance on the road. The separate and independently adjustable rebound- and compression damping allows for an individual suspension setup for different uses and preferences. The unique patented system with its two-stage valves allows a rebound damping adjustment (comfort) and a compression adjustment (driving dynamics) in the low-speed range while the high-speed range which controls the driving safety, is fixed.

  • Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound- and compression technology
  • Individually height adjustable
  • Adjustment parameters approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
  • High-quality components for long durability
  • Infinitely variable rebound damping adjustment
  • 14-way adjustable compression damping
  • Unique, individually working damping force adjustment
  • Comprehensive documentation for easy use

Lowering

Front: 0.8" to 2.0"
Rear: 0.8" to 2.0"

Compression- and rebound adjustment

As far it is vehicle-specifically possible, the rebound damping is adjusted by a spindle at the end of the piston rod. Mainly, the traction phase (rebound) controls car body vibrations and also influences handling and comfort in the low-speed damping range. By using the traction phase adjustment, the vehicle can be adapted to the requirements of the driver. Moreover the driving behavior can be regulated from comfortably rolling to sporty and tense with improved road holding characteristics.

The compression phase adjustment is carried out at the lower end of the shock absorber via our patented multi-purpose valve. The large number of pre-set parameters of this valve allows for a wide range of adjustment for individual use. The unique low-speed compression adjustment significantly distinguishes this technology from any other. In this compression range, the driving behavior of the vehicle is drastically influenced. An increase of the damping power supports the vehicle already during compression and therefore avoids rolling and pitching. The directional stability is significantly improved.

 

Coilover KW Strut Shock Gen1 MINI Cooper Cooper S R50 R52 R53

Coilover KW Strut Shock Gen1 MINI Cooper Cooper S R50 R52 R53

Coilover KW Strut Shock Gen1 MINI Cooper Cooper S R50 R52 R53
Performance Coilover products from KW Automotive for your MINI! For many years, the KW automotive GmbH is the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program world-wide. The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor sports. The racing program KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world.

Fits:

03/2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible

KW Variant 3 – Perfect Street Performance

State-of-the-art technology from motor sports for more performance on the road. The separate and independently adjustable rebound- and compression damping allows for an individual suspension setup for different uses and preferences. The unique patented system with its two-stage valves allows a rebound damping adjustment (comfort) and a compression adjustment (driving dynamics) in the low-speed range while the high-speed range which controls the driving safety, is fixed.

[ ] Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound- and compression technology
[ ] Individually height adjustable
[ ] Adjustment parameters approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
[ ] High-quality components for long durability
[ ] Infinitely variable rebound damping adjustment
[ ] 14-way adjustable compression damping
[ ] Unique, individually working damping force adjustment
[ ] Comprehensive documentation for easy use
[ ] Front and rear height adjustable by threaded shock bodies

Lowering 
Front: 0.8" to 2.0"
Rear: 0.8" to 2.0"

Compression- and rebound adjustment

As far it is vehicle-specifically possible, the rebound damping is adjusted by a spindle at the end of the piston rod. Mainly, the traction phase (rebound) controls car body vibrations and also influences handling and comfort in the low-speed damping range. By using the traction phase adjustment, the vehicle can be adapted to the requirements of the driver. Moreover the driving behavior can be regulated from comfortably rolling to sporty and tense with improved road holding characteristics.

The compression phase adjustment is carried out at the lower end of the shock absorber via our patented multi-purpose valve. The large number of pre-set parameters of this valve allows for a wide range of adjustment for individual use. The unique low-speed compression adjustment significantly distinguishes this technology from any other. In this compression range, the driving behavior of the vehicle is drastically influenced. An increase of the damping power supports the vehicle already during compression and therefore avoids rolling and pitching. The directional stability is significantly improved.

See the Mini Cooper Shock and Struts Application Guide for a listing of all non-factory shocks and struts.

 

Performance Coilover products from KW Automotive for MINI! For many years, the KW automotive GmbH is the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program world-wide. The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor sports. The racing program KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world.

Fits:

03/2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible

KW Variant 2 – Perfect Street Performance

Sport Handling with adjustable rebound damping

This system intended for the experienced driver who does not only wish to determine the individual lowering of his vehicle, but also wishes to carry out setup adjustments. The adjustable rebound damper allows adjusting the pitch and roll behaviour of the vehicle and therefore the driving pleasure can be adapted to the own requirements.

[ ] Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound
[ ] Individually height adjustable
[ ] Adjustment parameters approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
[ ] Fully finished complete solution
[ ] High-quality components for long durability
[ ] Comprehensive documentation for easy use
[ ] Front and rear height adjustable by threaded shock bodies

Lowering
Front: 1.2" to 2.3"
Rear: 1.2" to 2.3"

See the Mini Cooper Shock and Struts Application Guide for a listing of all non-factory shocks and struts.

 

Performance Coilover products from KW Automotive for MINI model! For many years, KW automotive GmbH is the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program world-wide. The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor sports. The racing program KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world.

Fits the following Models:

03/2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible


KW Clubsport: Coilovers for Race Track and Road

KW Clubsport coilovers was developed for customers, who demand a better handling car when participating in track day events, but also require a setup that could be used every day. The Clubsport was specifically designed for the Nordschleife using track day tires. By using the optional adjustable top mounts, the suspension geometry can be adjusted to the requirements of tires and the intended use. The mentioned adjustment options combined with the independently adjustable rebound and compression damping technology allow a suspension setup according to the vehicle load, tire characteristics and different track conditions. KW Clubsport meets every demand regarding a coilover for the usage on the road and the race track.

KW Clubsport guarantees excellent handling, best performance, highest agility and fantastic lap times.

  • Height adjustable coilovers
  • Performance setup for the racetrack
  • Dampers in compression & rebound forces independently adjustable
  • Use of high performance linear race springs
  • In stainless steel technology inox-line
  • Additional available with racing top mounts
  • TÜV approval possible depending on the specification
    (see references)

Lowering
Front: 0.8" to 2.0"
Rear: 0.8" to 2.0"

Compression- and rebound adjustment

As far it is vehicle-specifically possible, the rebound damping is adjusted by a spindle at the end of the piston rod. Mainly, the traction phase (rebound) controls car body vibrations and also influences handling and comfort in the low-speed damping range. By using the traction phase adjustment, the vehicle can be adapted to the requirements of the driver. Moreover the driving behavior can be regulated from comfortably rolling to sporty and tense with improved road holding characteristics.

The compression phase adjustment is carried out at the lower end of the shock absorber via our patented multi-purpose valve. The large number of pre-set parameters of this valve allows for a wide range of adjustment for individual use. The unique low-speed compression adjustment significantly distinguishes this technology from any other. In this compression range, the driving behavior of the vehicle is drastically influenced. An increase of the damping power supports the vehicle already during compression and therefore avoids rolling and pitching. The directional stability is significantly improved.

Lowering the ride height will add negative camber to the rear. For best results, you should add adjustable rear control arms to correct the rear camber after lowering your car. If you choose not to correct the rear camber, your rear tires will wear unevenly. Install the rear adjustable control arms and have the alignment corrected.

You can find Adjustable Rear Control Arms here..

NOTE: KW Clubsport Coilovers comes with NO warranty due to the extreme application which falls under the exclusion: "Any parts that are installed in vehicles that are used for race purposes, operated commercially, or used in off road conditions".

See the Mini Cooper Shock and Struts Application Guide for a listing of all non-factory shocks and struts.

 

Performance Coilover products from KW Automotive for any model MINI! For many years, the KW automotive GmbH is the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program world-wide. The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – has such a variety of products that it is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor sports. The racing program KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world.

Fits Models listed below:

03/2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible

KW Variant 1 – Perfect Street Performance

Sporty Handling with factory pre-set damping

The ideal system for customers wishing to rely on the experience of our engineers to set the damper setting, yet determine their own degree of lowering. In extensive driving tests our engineers have set the dampers for the best balance between sporty driving, comfort and safety. The user is then free to decide the best height setting for their use and preference.

[ ] Optimally pre-set
[ ] Sporty harmonious damping technology
[ ] Individually height-adjustable
[ ] Lowering range approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
[ ] Fully finished complete solutions
[ ] High-quality component parts for long durability
[ ] Front and rear height adjustable by threaded shock bodies

Lowering 
Front: 0.8" to 2.0"
Rear: 0.8" to 2.0"

See the Mini Cooper Shock and Struts Application Guide for a listing of all non-factory shocks and struts.

The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor sports. The racing program KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world.

Fits Models Listed Below:

03/2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible

KW Variant 1 – Perfect Street Performance

Sporty Handling with factory pre-set damping

An ideal system for customers wishing to rely on the experience of our engineers to set the damper setting, yet determine their own degree of lowering. In extensive driving tests our engineers have set the dampers for the best balance between sporty driving, comfort and safety. The user is then free to decide the best height setting for their use and preference.

  • Optimally pre-set
  • Sporty harmonious damping technology
  • Individually height-adjustable
  • Lowering range approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
  • Fully finished complete solutions
  • High-quality component parts for long durability
  • Front and rear height adjustable by threaded shock bodies

Lowering
Front: 0.8" to 2.0"
Rear: 0.8" to 2.0"

KW Variant 2 – Perfect Street Performance

Sport Handling with adjustable rebound damping

This system intended for the experienced driver who does not only wish to determine the individual lowering of his vehicle, but also wishes to carry out setup adjustments. The adjustable rebound damper allows adjusting the pitch and roll behaviour of the vehicle and therefore the driving pleasure can be adapted to the own requirements.

  • Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound
  • Individually height adjustable
  • Adjustment parameters approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
  • Fully finished complete solution
  • High-quality components for long durability
  • Comprehensive documentation for easy use

Lowering
Front: 0.8" to 2.0"
Rear: 0.8" to 2.0"

KW Variant 3 – Perfect Street Performance

State-of-the-art technology from motor sports for more performance on the road. The separate and independently adjustable rebound- and compression damping allows for an individual suspension setup for different uses and preferences. The unique patented system with its two-stage valves allows a rebound damping adjustment (comfort) and a compression adjustment (driving dynamics) in the low-speed range while the high-speed range which controls the driving safety, is fixed.

  • Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound- and compression technology
  • Individually height adjustable
  • Adjustment parameters approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
  • High-quality components for long durability
  • Infinitely variable rebound damping adjustment
  • 14-way adjustable compression damping
  • Unique, individually working damping force adjustment
  • Comprehensive documentation for easy use

Lowering

Front: 0.8" to 2.0"
Rear: 0.8" to 2.0"

Compression- and rebound adjustment

As far it is vehicle-specifically possible, the rebound damping is adjusted by a spindle at the end of the piston rod. Mainly, the traction phase (rebound) controls car body vibrations and also influences handling and comfort in the low-speed damping range. By using the traction phase adjustment, the vehicle can be adapted to the requirements of the driver. Moreover the driving behavior can be regulated from comfortably rolling to sporty and tense with improved road holding characteristics.

The compression phase adjustment is carried out at the lower end of the shock absorber via our patented multi-purpose valve. The large number of pre-set parameters of this valve allows for a wide range of adjustment for individual use. The unique low-speed compression adjustment significantly distinguishes this technology from any other. In this compression range, the driving behavior of the vehicle is drastically influenced. An increase of the damping power supports the vehicle already during compression and therefore avoids rolling and pitching. The directional stability is significantly improved.

 

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