KW Variant 3 Coilovers For Audi R8

Posted on 05.20.09 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

These guys just dont quit.  I’m convinced that by the time I’m done writing this post KW Automotive will have developed a set of coilovers that you can attach to your legs that help you dunk.  In the meantime they’ll keep releasing products like the Variant 3 kit for the Audi R8.  KW just took the most livable super car and added a few agility points.

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A’PEXi S1 Damper Coilover

Posted on 01.26.09 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

A’PEXi finally came out with a replacement for their legendary N1 coilover system.  The new S1has fewer adjustments (20 way) which would appear to be for more focused tunability.  Other than that the S1 differentiates itself by being custom valved and designed for doing double duty for daily driving and weekend track days, where the N1 was more of a track only application (N1 Street and ExV excluded).

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AC Schnitzer Racing Suspension

Posted on 01.13.09 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

If you’re out to make your German performance car corner better than it already does out of the box you could hit up CEC.  They’re now carring a brand new suspension system by AC Schnitzer for the E90/E92 BMW M3 as well as the 3 series coupe. Now you know, and blah blah.  Go get one! Now! Schnell!

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HKS HiperMax III coilover kits now available in North America

Posted on 08.16.08 | RJ de Vera No Comments

HKS USA now offers the full HiperMax III line in North America.

The Hipermax III, Hipermax III Sport and Hipermax CLX is now available in North America through Authorized HKS Dealers and HKS Certified Pro Dealers. The HKS Hipermax III suspension line is backed by a 1 year limited warranty.

Drawing upon more than 35 years of experience building high-performance equipment for the world’s most discriminating drivers, HKS is the premier manufacturer of automotive performance systems. The Hipermax III line is available in three series, all specifically tuned for North American driving conditions: The Hipermax III series strikes a balance of track performance and a smooth ride. Hipermax III Sport is tuned for serious track performance. And the Hipermax III CLX series is designed for luxury cars to seamlessly blend fantastic handling and feedback with a smooth ride, even on less-than-smooth pavement.

 

HIPERMAX III
Series Concept: Designed and tuned for street application / daily driving.

With the Hipermax III suspension series, the driver gains increased wheel control with improved performance of all vehicle dynamics and increased driver command in all conditions. Hipermax III combines track-quality control with excellent ride and handling characteristics at real-world street speeds. HKS’ all-new Hiper Linear Piston Fluid Channel System damping system creates a positive relationship between piston speed and damping force, making it possible to produce a suspension that provides track-level control and feedback with exceptional ride quality at the same time.
In addition, the Hipermax III is shock-body adjustable (most applications) to allow vehicle height adjustment without affecting spring rate and piston stroke. With the Hipermax III’s range of adjustability, precise corner balancing can be achieved. Chrome-plated cylinder shafts provide excellent durability and newly-design rubber upper mounts reduce harshness. (For most applications, optional spherical bearing mounts are also available for enhanced steering feedback.)

Key Features:
• Hiper Linear Piston – Linear progression piston adjusts oil passages for precise stroke management resulting in smoother valve movements. As piston speed increases, dampening rate linearly increases.
• Strengthened rubber upper mounts – enhanced durability
• Monotube design
• Shock-body length adjustable (most applications)
• 65mm diameter springs – Cold wound and manufactured in-house at HKS to ensure quality and consistency
• Stainless lock nut & ride height adjuster – feature anti-rust & corrosion characteristics for enhanced durability.
• 30-way adjustable dampening
• Hard chrome-plated cylinder shaft
• Non-electrolysis Nickel plated shock bodies provide durability in severe weather conditions.
• Pillowball upper mounts optional on certain applications
• Dustboots standard
• 1 year limited warranty

MAKE MODEL CHASSIS YEAR
Subaru Impreza WRX STi GRB 2008
Acura TSX CL9 2004-2008
Mitsubishi Evolution X CZ4A 2008
Nissan 350Z Z33 2003-2007
Infiniti G35C CPV35 2003-2007
Mitsubishi Evolution VIII CT9A 2003-2006
Mitsubishi Evolution IX CT9A 2006
Subaru Impreza WRX STi GDB 2005-2007
Subaru Impreza WRX STi GDB 2004
Subaru Impreza WRX GDA 2002-2007
Honda Fit GD3 2007
Toyota Supra JZA80 1993-1998
BMW 335i E92 2007
Pontiac Solstice   2006-2007

 

 

HIPERMAX III SPORT
Series Concept: Designed and tuned for competition / track.

The Hipermax III Sport series has firmer spring rates and valving to take advantage of the smoother, more consistent pavement of race tracks allowing quicker, more precise transient response and instant direction changes necessary in competition. In addition, the Hipermax III Sport incorporates HKS’ all-new Hiper Linear Piston fluid-channel system, shock-body length adjustability (most applications) and ultra-thick chrome plating of the cylinder shaft for excellent durability and reduced stiction (static friction). Spherical bearings, for precise steering and feedback, are standard – but reinforced, rubber upper mounts are available for those seeking reduced vibration from less-than-smooth pavement.

Key Features:
• Hiper Linear Piston – Linear progression piston adjusts oil passages for precise stroke management resulting in smoother valve movements.. As piston speed increases, dampening rate linearly increases.
• Pillowball upper mounts standard
• Monotube design
• Shock-body length adjustable (most applications)
• 65mm diameter springs – Cold wound and manufactured in-house at HKS to ensure quality and consistency
• Lightweight Aluminum lock nut & ride height adjuster
• Hard chrome-plated cylinder shaft
• Non-electrolysis Nickel plated shock bodies provide durability in severe weather conditions.
• Dustboots standard
• 1 year limited warranty

MAKE MODEL CHASSIS YEAR
Subaru Impreza WRX STi GRB 2008
Mitsubishi Evolution X CZ4A 2008
Nissan 350Z Z33 2003-2007
Infiniti G35C CPV35 2003-2007
Mitsubishi Evolution VIII CT9A 2003-2006
Mitsubishi Evolution IX CT9A 2006
Subaru Impreza WRX STi GDB 2005-2007
Subaru Impreza WRX STi GDB 2004
Subaru Impreza WRX GDA 2002-2007
Honda S2000 AP1/AP2 2000-2007
Mazda RX-7 FD3S 1993-1995

 

 

HIPERMAX III CLX
Series Concept: Designed and tuned for luxury performance.

Hipermax III CLX is the proof that luxury and performance need not be mutually exclusive. Designed for BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, Acura and other premium brand automobiles, the CLX series Hiper Linear Piston combines smooth, quiet ride characteristics with enhanced handling capability and the ability to set precise ride height for reduced pitch and roll with the shock-body-length-adjustability feature (most applications).  HKS’ new reinforced rubber mounts provide unsurpassed insulation from road harshness, while thick, chrome plating on the cylinder shafts and standard dust boots provide excellent durability and longevity. Tuned specifically for challenging expansion joints, uneven pavement and the frost heaves of North American roads, Hipermax III CLX is possibly the single best upgrade you can offer your luxury performance automobile.

Key Features:
• Hiper Linear Piston – Linear progression piston adjusts oil passages for precise stroke management resulting in smoother valve movements. As piston speed increases, dampening rate linearly increases.
• Strengthened rubber upper mounts – enhanced durability
• Monotube design
• Shock-body length adjustable (most applications)
• 65mm diameter springs – Cold wound and manufactured in-house at HKS to ensure quality and consistency
• Lightweight Aluminum lock nut & ride height adjuster
• 30-way adjustable dampening
• Hard chrome-plated cylinder shaft
• Non-electrolysis Nickel plated shock bodies provide durability in severe weather conditions.
• Dustboots standard
• 1 year limited warranty

MAKE MODEL CHASSIS YEAR
Lexus GS300,350,430 UZS190 2006-2008
Lexus IS350 GSE21 2006-2007
Lexus IS250 GSE21 2006-2007

 

Find out more at HKS USA.

   

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