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KW Coilover Kit - Variant • Passat B5/5.2

Variant 1/2/3/4/5

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Original price $1,384.00 - Original price $2,354.00
Original price
$1,384.00
$1,384.00 - $2,354.00
Current price $1,384.00

THIS PART FITS THESE VEHICLES

  • Volkswagen Passat B5 1.8T
  • Volkswagen Passat B5 2.0L 30V
  • Volkswagen Passat B5 2.8L 30V
  • Volkswagen Passat B5.2 1.8T
  • Volkswagen Passat B5.2 2.8L 30V

DESCRIPTION:

For every demand, the perfect suspension – KW delivers a wide range of different suspension and KW coilovers. Drivers rely on KW coilover kits with their different street damping variants.

For over 20 years, KW automotive has been the market leader and driving innovation as a manufacturer of individual suspension solutions for the road and in all types of motorsports. No matter where in the world, gearheads, automobile manufacturers, and reputable tuners rely on our KW coilovers "Made in Germany".

Every KW coilover kit undergoes extensive stress testing before production and is developed and manufactured exclusively in our company headquarters in Fichtenberg, a small town in Germany, to meet the high standards of our KW quality management. For us as a German manufacturer, it goes without saying that our KW coilover kits will exceed the original equipment manufacturer quality, and offer useful and innovative solutions. With an application list comprising more than 4,600 options, KW guarantees an outstanding selection backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty.

FITMENT & LOWERING:

  • 1996-2005 Volkswagen Passat (B5; B5.5; 3B; 3BG) Sedan + Wagon; FWD (40-75mm F/R)
  • 10/96-05 Volkswagen Passat (B5; B5.5; 3B; 3BG) Sedan + Wagon; Syncro/4motion (40-75mm F/R)
  • All engines

NOTES (FWD):

  • Height adjustable front and rear axles (front axle threaded strut housings, rear axle adjustable springs + dampers)
  • Not for vehicles with automatic self-leveling control
  • For V2, V3 & Street Comfort coilovers, front shock absorbers need to be removed from the car for adjustment of stiffness

NOTES (AWD/Syncro):

  • Height adjustable on the front and rear axles (threaded strut housings)
  • The automatic level control must be disabled
  • For V2, V3 & Street Comfort coilovers, front shock absorbers need to be removed from the car for adjustment of stiffness
  • Additional assembly parts are required from the automobile manufacturer for vehicles with self-leveling control. (Audi part-no.: damper bearing 8E0 512 121 E, spring base 8E0 512 149 H, bump stop eB0 512 131Q)
VARIANT 1

Sporty handling combined with outstanding looks. With KW pre-configured damping.

  • Customized Suspension Lowering
  • Composite Spring Seat
  • Trapezoidal Thread
  • INOX-LINE
  • KW 7-post Driving Dynamics Test
  • Technical Component Report
  • The KW Variant 1 "Inox-line" coilover kit is our entry point into our street performance lineup. Thanks to the high-quality "Inox-line" stainless steel coilover struts, corrosion-resistant springs, bumps stops, and dampers that are optimally tuned by our engineers the result is a balanced and sporty feel specific to each vehicle application designed for long-lasting driving pleasure.

    The KW Variant 1 "inox-line" coilover allows you to experience an optimized balance of sportiness and comfort while driving. Even with a maximum vehicle load, the dampers always maintain a sporty characteristic.

    With KW Variant 1 coilovers you can achieve maximum lowering within an approved lowering range that ensures a proper functioning suspension and adequate travel after your car is lowered. Even after years of use, you can easily adjust the ride height thanks to the dirt-resistant trapezoid thread and composite adjustment collar.

    KW Variant 1 "inox-line" coilover rewards the sporty driver with its harmonious pre-configured setup. For each vehicle, our engineers develop a specific damper setup and spring rate to increase the driving pleasure with an optimal balance of sportiness and practicality. As with all KW coilovers, the engineers at KW develop the vehicle-specific KW damper tuning and spring rates with comprehensive testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife and in the KW 7-post chassis dynamics test center.

    VARIANT 2

    More adjustability for increased performance or more ride comfort with outstanding looks. Featuring TVR-A adjustable rebound damping technology.

  • Customized Suspension Lowering
  • Adjustable Rebound
  • Composite Spring Seat
  • Trapezoidal Thread
  • INOX-LINE
  • KW 7-post Driving Dynamics Test
  • Technical Component Report
  • The KW Variant 2 "inox-line" coilovers are the perfect solution for drivers who want more than just outstanding looks and adjustable ride height. In addition to the stainless steel coilover struts, and corrosion-resistant components built for long-term durability, the KW Variant 2 coilovers give you the ability to adjust the rebound damping characteristics with 16 clicks of adjustment allowing the fine-tuning of the ride comfort or performance to their satisfaction.

    As with all KW coilovers our engineers develop vehicle-specific damper settings which undergo comprehensive testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife and in our KW 7-post Driving Dynamic Test Center. With a KW coilover kit, the driving experience is more dynamic and direct. With the rebound adjustability on our KW Variant 2 coilovers, you can have a more direct influence on the handling or comfort of the car. With 16 precise clicks, you can adjust the KW dampers (firmer or more comfortable) without affecting the compression damping fine-tuned by our engineers.

    The two-stage, patented TVR-A (Twin Valve Rebound - Adjustable) technology enables a small volume of oil to flow through an adjustable, conically shaped, low-speed bypass during low damper speeds, while in the case of higher damper speeds, the main rebound stage valve opens allowing a larger volume of oil to flow. This provides a big improvement in terms of ride comfort without influencing the safety-relevant high-speed range. There are 16 precise clicks available for individual settings, so you can choose between more comfort or more body control.

    With KW Variant 2 coilovers you can achieve maximum lowering within an approved lowering range that ensures a proper functioning suspension and adequate travel after your car is lowered. Even after years of use, you can easily adjust the ride height thanks to the dirt-resistant trapezoid thread and composite adjustment collar.

    VARIANT 3

    Unparalleled street performance bred from motorsports heritage Independently adjustable in rebound & compression.

  • Customized Suspension Lowering
  • Adjustable Rebound
  • Adjustable Compression (Low)
  • Composite Spring Seat
  • Trapezoidal Thread
  • INOX-LINE
  • External Reservoir
  • KW 7-post Driving Dynamics Test
  • Technical Component Report
  • TVR-A Rebound Stage
  • TVC-A Compression Stage
  • Cutting-edge motorsports technology for more performance on the road. Like every suspension product developed by KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, and manufactured in Germany, the KW Variant 3 Coilover suspension kit also provides a significant plus in safety reserves in road traffic. Thanks to the chassis with its high-quality dampers, springs, and elastomer spring elements, pitching and rolling movements during load changes such as evasive maneuvers, cornering, acceleration, and braking are significantly reduced. The braking distances are also shortened. Thanks to improved support and feedback, drivers not only feel safer but driving in everyday life becomes even safer.

    With compression and rebound stage damping, that can be set separately and independently of each other, the damper setup can be customized to your personal driving preferences or vehicle changes such as weight, tire characteristics, or altered vehicle rigidity. True performance optimization is only possible with this unique, patented system. For example, this allows the compression damping force to be increased and get more grip from the tires, to improve cornering behavior and reduce squat without simultaneously altering the rebound stage damping which is optimally matched to the spring rate – a scenario that results in reduced grip and the associated loss of performance.

    The KW Variant 3 "inox-line" coilover kit is the ideal tool for performance-oriented drivers and experienced tuning enthusiasts who place a strong emphasis on the overall performance of their suspension. Variant 3 features patented TVR-A and TVC-A technology that provides separately adjustable rebound and compression damping. The extensive adjustment range of the independently configurable rebound and compression makes it easy to directly influence the steering behavior, directional stability, grip, and handling characteristics for confident and repeatable results at the limit of driving dynamics.

    The two-stage, patented TVR-A (Twin Valve Rebound - Adjustable) technology enables a small volume of oil to flow through an adjustable, conically shaped, low-speed bypass during low damper speeds, while in the case of higher damper speeds, the main rebound stage valve opens allowing a larger volume of oil to flow. This provides a big improvement in terms of ride comfort without influencing the safety-relevant high-speed range. There are 16 precise clicks available for individual settings, so you can choose between more comfort or more body control.

    With 12 precise clicks, the KW Variant 3 coilovers utilize TVC-A (Twin Valve Compression - Adjustable) technology and can increase or decrease the flow of the valve to achieve either more or less low-speed compression damping. During sudden high-speed impulses the spring-loaded needle valve and the spring-loaded main valve open to their maximum valve cross section, acting as a digressive blow-off characteristic to avoid transmitting undesired forces through the suspension into the chassis. This provides a better platform for the vehicle body and at the same time offers more comfort than with conventional valve technology during high wheel acceleration. The dampers come preset to our baseline shock settings right out of the box providing an optimal starting place for your car while providing a wide adjustment window for true performance optimization.

    With KW Variant 3 coilovers you can achieve maximum lowering within an approved lowering range that ensures a proper functioning suspension with adequate travel after your car is lowered. Even after years of use, you can easily adjust the ride height thanks to the dirt-resistant trapezoid thread and composite adjustment collar.