New KW classic dampers for the Porsche 911 F-Body
The classic Porsche 911, also known as Porsche F-Body, is the forebear of one of the most fascinating sports cars of all times. Since the market launch of the first Porsche 911, the damping technology has developed dramatically and with the new KW Variant 3 dampers (which are independently adjustable in compression and rebound damping) for all Porsche 911 F-Body, including 911 Targa, you benefit from a modern state-of-the-art suspension technology.
We developed our new KW classic shocks for the use with current tires with modern rubber compound on the legendary 911. With the new dampers, featuring their modern KW multi-stage valve technology, the F-Body have grip and when driven fast on narrow country roads the classic Porsche rides convincingly neutral. The standard equipped torsion bar doesn’t need to be replaced.
Another advantage is the fact, that no modifications or extensive conversions with damper cartridges are necessary. Like the KW classic dampers for the Porsche 911 G-Body, the dampers for the F-Body have steel galvanized housings on the front axle and include new forged steering knuckles (spindles). We deliver our KW Classic Variant 3 dampers for the F-Body as a complete solution ready to be installed. The adjustment of the lowering is carried out by turning the torsion bar.
Modern driving behavior for the Porsche 911 Classic, even on bad roads
With the new dampers all wheels of the F-Body have grip and when driven fast on narrow country roads with bad tarmac the classic Porsche rides convincingly neutral. With the integrated compression and rebound damping adjustment, it is easy to dial the basic damper setup to your own driving demand.
For example, the rebound stage that is adjustable with 16 clicks, allows you to have direct influence on the handling characteristics as well as on the ride comfort. With the low-speed compression stage valve that is independently adjustable in twelve clicks, the driving behavior of the Porsche classic can be further adapted. A higher compression stage on the front axle enables even more direct steering and on the rear axle, higher compression stage forces oppose the tendency of oversteer.
During sudden spike in piston speeds, like when driving over speed bumps, the pre-configured highspeed compression stage opens all valves and quick harmonious damping is achieved. A classic Porsche 911 F-model equipped with the modern and adjustable KW dampers has much more direct handling compared to the series dampers that were available back in the day or sometimes still on the market.
The new KW Variant 3 Classic Spindle Kits are now available for all Porsche 911 (1964 – 1968), 911 L (1968), 911 T (1968 – 1969), 911 E (1969), 911 S (1967 – 1969), 911 T 2.2 (1970 – 1971), 911 E 2.2 (1970 – 1971), 911 S 2.2 (1970 – 1971), 911 T 2.4 (1971 – 1973), 911 E 2.4 (1972 – 1973) und 911 S 2.4 (1972 – 1973) including the Targa models.