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The freedom to lower the vehicle height with the stock shocks
A popular alternative to conventional lowering spring sets are the height adjustable KW springs. These springs are now also available for the current Audi S6 Avant and the Audi S6 Sedan (C8, Type F2). In conjunction with the adaptive Audi S sports suspension with damper control (standard equipment), KW height adjustable springs can be used on the front and rear axles to achieve an infinitely variable lowering of 5 – 25 millimeters. When installing the height adjustable springs, only the standard springs need to be replaced with KW threaded sleeve kits, KW elastomer spring elements and KW springs. The functions of the original damper control are all retained, and the spring rates harmonize with the dynamic and comfort-oriented dialed setup of the adaptive standard dampers. For further information please visit www.kwsuspensions.net
KW automotive already has the height adjustable springs introduced in 2008 with the option of individual lowering in its product range for more than 90 vehicle applications and is expanding this product line further. “In the past, we had these springs in our product range primarily for sports cars and SUVs”, says KW Brand Manager Jonas Ehrmann. “We have long been offering these springs, also known as height adjustable springs, for sporty compact models such as the Audi RS3, VW Golf 7 GTI and other models.” Suspension manufacturer KW automotive has also developed height-adjustable springs for the current Audi S6 (C8, type F2). The 349 bhp Audi S6 Avant and the Audi S6 sedan, which is offered exclusively with a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, can be lowered by 5 – 25 millimeters thanks to the height-adjustable springs on both axles.
“Due to the design, since the standard suspension including its damper housings and struts remains in the car, the adjustment range is comparatively discreet compared to a lowering with a coilover suspension kit”, says KW Brand Manager Jonas Ehrmann. The spring rates also harmonize with all driving modes of the Audi S6’s standard adaptive Audi S sports suspension with electronic damper control. “Nevertheless, the springs offer the freedom to individually lower the vehicle height when changing to a different set of light alloy rims.” The lowering is adjusted using the vehicle-specific KW threaded sleeves, which are fitted to the standard spring struts during installation, and the rear axle height adjustment. Besides, the original dust protection elements are also replaced by special KW elastomer suspension elements with dust protection. Further modifications are not necessary on the standard chassis. Also, the exchange of the standard parts against the KW spring set can be carried out in any specialist workshop within a short time. Due to the simple assembly of the springs with their height adjustment and the precisely fitting dust protection elements, KW coil springs are also ideal for leasing vehicles due to their quick retrofitting. For further information please visit www.kwsuspensions.net