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Time to fit the KW Clubsport kit

The KW Clubsport coilover kit was fitted on Friday. The build quality of the KW parts is excellent and fitment is very straightforward.

So a reminder of the kit:

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilover Kit

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilover Kit

Some fitted pictures of the rear set up:

Rear Helper Spring Upper Seats

Rear Helper Spring Upper Seats

The above upper support had to be opened out using a flap wheel attached to a drill from 46mm to about 53mm to allow it to fit over the OE bump stop. See below:

Rear Helper Spring Upper Seats fitted to OE Rear Bump Stops

Rear Helper Spring Upper Seats fitted to OE Rear Bump Stops

Rear Upper Support

Rear Upper Support

Rear Spring Adjuster

Rear Spring Adjuster

Rear Spring

Rear Spring

Rear KW Clubsport Set Up

Rear KW Clubsport Set Up

Front Set Up:

After an initial road test to settle everything, the height was adjusted and then it will be chassis alignment time (again!) to recheck everything and just get it all back to the required settings prior to the next track day.

The first real test will be back at Snetterton at the end of February.

KW Clubsport Coilovers Arrive…..

The KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilover Kit arrived today, a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. Cannot wait to get this fitted onto the car ready for 2015 track days. A huge thank you to Richard Good at KW Automotive for organising this.

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilover Kit

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilover Kit

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilover Kit

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilover Kit

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilover Kit

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilover Kit

KW Clubsport Coilover Kit

KW Clubsport Coilover Kit

KW Clubsport Suspension

I’ve now owned the Astra¬†for about two and a half years and have run it on some good suspension which is one of the key elements to producing a quick track day car, but the aim was to always fit a KW coilover kit when the right time came.

Over the time I have owned the car I initially ran factory VXR original equipment (OE) dampers with DAP Road springs – a great fast road set up that was capable on track.

I very quickly upgraded to Bilstein B8 dampers and DAP Race Springs, more geared to track day use, but still an excellent road set up for the money. This has served well over the last couple of years but the time has come to upgrade again.

The KW suspension set up will be fitted over the winter. Without doubt the best set up for track day use, but still retaining some road manners. KW Clubsport 2 way coil overs, height adjustment with independently adjustable rebound and compression damping. Full stainless steel bodies with top mounts.

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilovers

KW Clubsport 2 Way Coilovers

Astra VXR Sprint.....

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