ST Coilovers Kits
Looking for that perfect balance between
comfort and performance, styling, and handling without sacrificing ride
quality and comfort? Your search is over, from the company that
brought you the KW V1, V2, and V3,
we have the perfect ST Coilover to suit your E46 needs.
Coilovers are the BEST suspension solution for aftermarket applications,
simply because all of the parts are designed to compliment and function
perfectly with each other. As opposed to playing the guessing game of
buying springs and shocks separate.
I took the car for a
quick spin. 30 miles later, through everything that I could put it through
(freeway, high speed curves, low speed and climbing twisties, uneven pavement
and rough road as well as in-town driving), I knew that I had made the right
choice in suspension. It was tight without being bumpy and harsh, smooth without
the floaty feeling and handled like it was on rails. Essentially, it handled
like a ZHP. The only thing I noticed was that at low speeds in town (under 20
MPH), you could really feel the irregularities in the pavement, but I could live
with that. I was worried that the suspension would be too bumpy and stiff, but
even my wife commented that it was not too harsh and felt only slightly tighter
than the factory ZHP suspension when she took the car for a quick run to the
ST Variant 1
When it comes to choosing the perfect coilover,
don't be cheap, do it right the first time; choose ST height adjustable
Variant 1 Coilover Kits. Fully threaded shock bodies will enable you to
customize your ride height for that aggressive stance that you've always
wanted, without sacrificing safety, functionality, or driving
performance. Each application is expertly engineered, designed, and test
under road and of course track conditions in Europe to guarantee it
meets and exceeds the Highest Quality Standards of the German
Corrosion resistant zinc plated threaded
Coming from the makers of KW
suspension systems the only main difference between the ST Variant 1 and
KW Variant 1 is the steel they use. While KW uses Stainless Steel for
their shock housing, ST uses Galvanized Steel. However, this does not
mean a drop in quality, durability, or appearance. Although coilovers
that use galvanized steel are more prone to corrosion due to
environmental influences (i.e. mixture of salt water); those in the
lower states: California, Texas, Florida, Nevada, etc. don't have to
worry about corrosion. Those in the mid to upper States that snow still
don't have much to worry about as long as they do not drive in heavy
snow conditions upon where salt is used on roads. to further ensure
those with doubt about Galvanized Steel, ST has corrosion resistant zinc
plating on all of their threaded strut housings for further protection.
A coilover suspension basically gives you a matched
lowering spring and shock absorber combination with the added benefit of
adjustable ride height and spring rates through a moveable spring perch
or perches. Coilovers are to your car's advantage by reducing unsprung
mass, increasing suspension travel, and allowing the car to be corner
*4 - Excluding all models with 4-Wheel Drive.
*42 - In combination with OEM wheels and tires, wheel spacers might need
to be used.
*49 - Height adjustment at the rear axle over special bushing.
*112 - Because of the special design of this specific car, the damper
adjustment can only be made when the damper is not mounted. By modifying
the interior trim, this problem can be avoided.