Modern suspension technology for Opel Kadett C: KW V3 Classic Coilover Suspension
Our KW Classic suspension kits are a real fountain of youth for vintage cars. For the Opel Kadett C (1973 - 1979) – also known as Vauxhall Chevette, Buick Opel, Chevrolet Chevette and Opel K-180 in different markets – we have developed the KW V3 Classic coilover kit. It is made of stainless steel and adjustable in compression and rebound forces.
Thanks to this modern damper technology, the Opel Kadett C equipped with a KW V3 Classic coilover suspension kit drive sportily and harmoniously with the latest tire compounds and with a level of residual comfort that is amazingly high.
With its KW multi-valve damper technology, the vintage car rides harmoniously even when driving over large transverse joints or bumps, all compression valve channels open, and the piston rod can therefore dip. In simple words: the wheel compresses harmoniously when driving above a bump on poor roads, and the tire does not lose traction.
Adjustable in compression and rebound forces it is easy adjusting the predialed damper setup individual. The adjustable rebound feature allows the driver to dial in a sportier tighter handling characteristic or a more compliant comfortable setting. The KW V3 Classic coilover kit features 16 clicks of rebound adjustment. Via the integrated rebound click adjustment a bypass channel in the valve is manually opened or closed. This influences, among other things, how quickly the chassis rebounds when the suspension is compressed during load changes.
Twelve clicks are available in the Low-speed compression stage to reduce or increase the cross-section in the Low-speed compression stage valve to adapt the damping to the respective track profile. The Low-speed compression stage influences body roll during turn-in and pitch behavior during braking and acceleration.
The KW V3 Classic stainless steel coilover suspension is available for all two- and four-door Opel Kadett C sedans built from 1973 to 1979, as well as for the Kadett C Coupé, and allows stepless lowering of 25 to 50 millimeters.