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KW Suspensions – Motor Show Essen 2006 (Your Car Is More)

“Your car is more” – that is the slogan of this years Motor Show in Essen (Germany) – the world exhibition for automobiles, tuning, motorsport and classics. The show is starting on 1st December and all motorsport and tuning fans can visit it until 10th December. KW will take this great opportunity to present all customers the new products.

Please visit us in hall 1, booth no. 101/103. At our spectacular booth you will see our famous “Inox-line” coilover kits as well as 3 premieres:

• KW „street comfort” – the new product line which allows individual lowering with the best driving comfort.
• KW „quad suspension” – quad springs and KW aluminium coilover kits for quads – for increasing the passive safety on a better look and ideal performance.
• KW „clubsport” – the racing solution for Clubsport use for the performance orientated driver.

Please visit our booth and get individual advisory service. Please use also the possibility to be informed about the latest innovations of KW automotive.

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KW Suspensions – 2006 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

SEMA can simply be described as the largest automotive aftermarket show in the world. With over thousands of cars, trucks and product covering over 2 million square feet, SEMA remains the dominate leader of all auto shows, PR and industry functions and automotive influenced nightlife. For one week automotive related individuals arrive in Las Vegas to increase their business and showcase their product to the world!

SEMA has traditionally been the venue for the emergence of new trends or new products that reach the automotive aftermarket. This SEMA was no difference then years past. Gone are the crazy paint jobs and extreme body conversions. In its place has come the execution of a clean complementing paint work and performance oriented vehicles? Whether it’s Hot Rods, Muscle Cars or Trucks, this theme has surfaced many times throughout the show floor. Adding to that roster would be Belltech’s own 2007 Chevy Avalanche.

The Belltech Avalanche held its own – center stage in the KW automotive booth receiving attention from both the consumer and media. The Avalanche enticed consumers to attend the Belltech section of KW’s booth where they had the opportunity to learn more about Belltech’s new products line up for 2007 as well as view the new catalog on hand.

The KW and ST suspensions section welcomed the Pontiac Solstice of famed sport compact builder Mark Arcenal. Mark also had his chance in front of the tube as he conducted his TV interview for a popular sport compact website on KW/ST property.

Standing ground on the opposite end of the booth was the Belltech/Styling Concepts Ford F150 give away truck, representing the popular LSD brand. During the course of the show the same comments was heard again and again from consumers and most of all – installers. Praising the build quality and reinforcing that LSD-Doors is the leader in the Lambo Style Door marketplace. Even, automotive star Will Castro – of Unique Whips on Speed TV stopped by to express his interest in a continued working partnership with the LSD brand.

With the many difference sections such as the Performance Hall, Restyling Hall, Truck and Wheel Tire halls, KW automotive brands made their mark. Just walking around you where bound to come into contact with one of the brands on project vehicle.

Earlier we mentioned the initiation or continuation of trends at the SEMA show. Such trends we have noticed was the strong push of the sub-compacts in the industry. Major manufactures such as Honda with their Fit model and Toyota with their Yaris where two popular cars with the Tuner market. These models pose a perfect medium for the re-launch of ST suspensions into the Tuner marketplace.

The often talked about sport of “Drifting” received more exposure due to the inception other drift series and the of and participation of OEM companies. This past SEMA we saw the tradition Nopi Drag Series release their intentions of Drift Series of their own. International Drift Series has also made their presence felt conducting the Drift demo on the SEMA Proving grounds and looks to host their 2007 schedule throughout the United States. Formula D came by the booth and expressed interest of our participation for 2007 season. During meetings throughout the week we heard of news of participation of manufactures such as Saturn and Lexus entering the drifting marketplace. KW looks to expand their support of the popular Mopar Drift Charger which has garnered its fair share of media. If it all comes to fruitition, 2007 will be an interesting year for the sport.

The popular vehicles for the performance orientated enthusiasts’ remains the EVOs, Subaru’s and S2000’s and KW’s hard work has paid off as we see a growing presence amongst this performance oriented enthusiast.

As the show winded down and business meetings dwindle near the end of the week it would be here where we could see if our choice of vehicles, proper booth presentation and attention to detail would pay off. We noticed a strong amount of swipes through our card reader, requesting more information from our products. We distributed a large amount of the brand new Belltech catalog proving the brand is high in demand and secured photo shoots with major publications for our featured vehicles.

The 2006 SEMA Show proved to be an instrumental tool for KW automotive in the North American marketplace. Whether it was staying in contact with their rep groups, or making new business contacts and providing a platform to launch new products. The 2006 SEMA was a success for KW automotive’s presence in the automotive aftermarket!

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KW Suspensions – KW Competition wins GT2 Driver’s Championship 2006 American Le Mans Series

After a season full of podium finishes KW Competition secures the top three spots in the Driver’s Championship in the GT2 class with the Petersen/White Lighting Team and Flying Lizards.

Petersen/White Lighting and The Flying Lizards, both field Porsche 996 RSR’s equipped with KW’s 3 way Competition suspension. Both teams have been neck and neck all year and it all came down to the final race of the series.

The finale at Laguna Seca Raceway was filled with trials and tribulations, but as the dust settled, Petersen/White Lightning took 2nd while the Flying Lizards took 4th and 6th.

The overall Drivers Championship went to Jorg Bergmeister and Petersen/White Lightning, followed by Johannes van Overbeek and the Flying Lizards in 2nd and 3rd place to Patrick Long and Petersen/White Lightning.

In Team Championships Petersen/White Lightning took 2nd and the Flying Lizards received 3rd place.

KW would like to congratulate the 2006 American Le Mans Series GT2 Championship Winners!

For more information on Petersen/ White Lightning and the Flying Lizards please visit the following links.

Petersen Motorsports

KW Suspensions – VW Eos coilover kit

KW coilover Variant 1, 2 and 3 for Volkswagen Eos is now available.

Individual lowering adjustment range of 1.4-2.5″ (35-65 mm) on the front and rear axle.

Find out what variant fits best to your needs.

Variant 1
The sportive – harmonic Variant 1 comes with KW factory pre-set up dampening. The ideal system for drivers, wishing to rely on the experience of our engineers yet determine their own degree of lowering.

Variant 2
The sporty and personalized Variant 2 comes with adjustable rebound damping. The system inteded for the experienced driver who requires to not only determine the individual lowering of their vehicle, but adjust the damper setting to fine tune the system to their needs.

Variant 3
State-of-the-art technology for the skilled and experienced driver. The separate and independent compression and rebound damping options allow a truly individual driving set-up

More information

Please check our dealer locator to find your local KW dealer or call +1-559-875-0222 (USA & Canada only) for more information or sales.

KW Suspensions – KW partnered with Delphi IRL safety Team

KW suspensions / Belltech has partnered with Delphi IRL Safety Team for the 2006 IRL racing season. KW suspensions / Belltech has outfitted all three Delphi IRL Safety Honda Ridgeline’s with KW V3 Coilovers. The Delphi IRL Safety Team utilizes top of the line safety and performance equipment on their 3 Honda Ridgelines.

KW V3 Coilovers provides the Safety Team with the options and range of adjustability for varying track conditions.

For more information on Delphi IRL Safety Team visit: http://www.indycar.com/101/safety_team.php