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      03-19-2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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KW V3 full review

As my previous posts ,i don't like the stock suspension and i feel it is
way too soft for a roadstar. Unfortunately , there are not that many
suspensions availiable for E89. I was planning to put Jrz single adjustable
coilover to my Z. B/c of the lack communation ,I finally decide to put kw v3
to save some of the hassles. I had z435is and it comes with M adaptaive suspension and EDC . On the normal mode ,it rides like a family seden and has way too much bodyroll. At the same time , the steering wheel has too much
dead areas. I perfer drive on the sport + suspension stifiness. I did a lot of
research on the forum and talk to romen from ess turning. Romen really likes the kw setup and suggest me to take it .

Here are some of the pics about the kw v3 and i got from redline motorwork in toronto ( he gave me the best price )
I will install the coilover on the coming weekend and will let everbody know the impression


March 24/2012 , I went to Advance Power House ( APH in toronto ) to install my Kw V3 ( First i would like to thank brian from APH gave me amazing Work with excellent price )

Kw V3 Impression ( setting , two level up on compression and one level up at reboud from the kw suggesion setting )
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, The car feels totally different. You feel the car glue on the road and 80% of bodyroll has been eliminated ( street drive ) . I lot of people want to know wheather it is stiff or not, Yes it is stiffer than the factory EDC SPORT + , BUT B/C OF THE PROGRASS SPRING ,the car still feel very very comfortable. This is the setting bmw should have on Sport car. Now i feel i Drive a porsche. KW V3 + H&R SWAYBAY + michelin pilot super sport = OR > than a BMW M car . Highly recommend .

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      03-19-2012, 05:38 AM   #2
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Keen to hear about the ride as I'm thinking of a set myself....
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      03-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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I've been thinking of copping. The v3 as well but I'm not sold yet! Let uus know how you like it and give some driving impressions
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      03-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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I will install the v3 on saturday and will write the review right after . I hope it will be better than the stock edc or i will trade in the veh and get a porsche cayman R
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      03-23-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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      03-24-2012, 03:21 AM   #6
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Glad to hear you like the kw v3! I think its time for me to order it!! So did you get a sway bar as well? Or are you saying it'll be better if we were to run that setup??

Thanks brotha and great to hear you won't be selling the zed
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      03-28-2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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      03-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #9
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Glad to hear you like the kw v3! I think its time for me to order it!! So did you get a sway bar as well? Or are you saying it'll be better if we were to run that setup??

Thanks brotha and great to hear you won't be selling the zed

i have H&R SWAYBAR ON THE CAR TOO
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I'm really contemplating getting the kw v3. I've never sat in a ride with them tho, so I don't know what I should do; also what kind of difference does the swaybar provide?
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I'm really contemplating getting the kw v3. I've never sat in a ride with them tho, so I don't know what I should do; also what kind of difference does the swaybar provide?


to be honest , i don't feel swaybar make huge differenct on Z.
Come to toronto and drive my car
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      04-01-2012, 02:59 PM   #12
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I am using KW V3 on my Z4 35is too. It service me well. Great handling with comfort.
but a year later, a huge noise like a washing machine come from the spring! So sad
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to be honest , i don't feel swaybar make huge differenct on Z.
Come to toronto and drive my car
I ordered the kw v3's! I figured sways sometime in the future if need be.
I appreciate the offer tho
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What was the total cost?
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Decided to keep the Z4 and ordered a set of KW v3 Coil overs. I was told I will fall in love with the car again once I have these on...
Also going to have it corner balanced.
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The difference the coils make are phenomenal. I set them as per KW's recommended settings and lowered it. I almost opted to make it a bit firmer once I was accustomed to it but I stayed with the recommended settings due to all my NYC driving and the roads are beyond putrid. Everyone I know hates the fact they feel everything underneath them. They say its too aggressive, but I love it.
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Did you you also corner balance them? It cost a little more, but I heard it is well worth it too.
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I didn't corner balance them but yea its worth it assuming you do track days. I generally don't have enough time so I didn't bother for corner balancing. I was still surprised even without it!

I am sure it's even crazier if you corner balance!
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Decided to keep the Z4 and ordered a set of KW v3 Coil overs. I was told I will fall in love with the car again once I have these on...
Also going to have it corner balanced.
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      08-04-2012, 12:37 AM   #21
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to be honest , i don't feel swaybar make huge differenct on Z.
Come to toronto and drive my car
I understand that the E89 does not require any sway bars as that part of the suspension is at its limit with the current setup of original equipment. BMW itself does not offer any upgrades in this area!!!
In fact they is very little on the market for the E89, save for coils and shocks!!!!
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