Our friends at KW Suspension have just launched some exciting new damper kits for the latest Porsche Boxster and Cayman. The market leaders in high end aftermarket suspension upgrades, KW Automotive has unveiled a Height Assisted Spring kit, Variant 3 package and a range-topping 3-way Clubsport option.
While Porsche endowed its latest Boxster and Cayman models with divine chassis balance, there is room for improvement in the quality of standard suspension. However, this does not mean the cars must be substantially altered in ride height or appearance. KW’s Height Adjustable Spring (HAS) kit is a great place to start when upgrading the standard 718 suspension.
KW’s HAS kit features an innovative spring perch, which allows for individual height adjustment while the springs are in situ. This is a great advantage over traditional spring kits, which force owners to choose a final ride height before the springs are fitted. KW’s clever engineering solution makes adjusting the ride height very straightforward, which gives Porsche owners substantial control over how their car looks and handles.
Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman Variant V3 Suspension
Boxster and Cayman owners keen on a distinct lift in suspension performance should certainly look closely at the all-new Variant V3 kit for 718 models. Providing the perfect balance between fast road and regular track day use, KW Variant V3 suspension is a recommended upgrade here at JZM Porsche and our KW factory-trained technicians would be delighted to fit this to your 718, including a full geo alignment on our Hunter setup ramp.
KW’s patented valve technology is the secret behind the V3’s ability. The coilovers allow independent adjustment of both damper compression (bump) and rebound settings while the units are on the car. This again permits owners to make fine adjustments to key handling characteristics for a completely tailored ride quality. Adjusting the compression could not be easier: just click the the lower adjustment wheel through any of its 12 preset positions. Rebound rates are similarly adjustable, by using a similar cog with 16 preset points.
KW upgraded suspension for PASM-equipped Porsche 718 models
KW has developed two types of Variant 3 kit: one cars fitted with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), one for those without. All 718-chassis owners can benefit from the upgraded KW suspension experience, safe in the knowledge that the kit is entirely compatible with the car’s electronics.
Clubsport Coilovers for Porsche Cayman/Boxster
The final product in the new KW Suspension range for 718 models is a Clubsport coilover kit, aimed at serious track day enthusiasts. While still providing a high-quality ride on the road, Clubsport dampers include a further step up in valving technology, allowing owners to adjust rebound through 16 positions, low speed compression through 6 settings and high speed compression through 14 preset positions. We have fitted many Clubsport kits and are always amazed at the performance they can unlock – highly recommended upgrade for any Porsche.
JZM is a preferred partner and recommended technical centre for all KW Suspension upgrades. We carry a full range of KW kits in stock and we can ship worldwide. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Don’t forget that our next Cars, Coffee and Croissants event takes place on October 1st. KW representatives will be on site to discuss all of the kits available for every Porsche model, including classic air-cooled 911s.