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      12-20-2011, 05:45 AM   #1
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Electronically (Iphone) Adjustable KW V3 for 1M

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02.12.2011 - The App with Depth KW DDC ECU - The iPhone Coilovers
· Configure damper characteristics individually via iPhone
· Adjust damping rate independently for the front and rear axles
· Download the KW DDC app free from the App Store
· World Premier at the Essen Motor Show 2011


KW automotive is now offering coilovers with dynamic damping control for a wide range of vehicles. Automobiles not yet fitted with damping control will enjoy a sporty upgrade thanks to the new KW Dynamic Damping Control Electronic Control (DDC ECU) coilovers, whose "Comfort", "Sport", and "Sport +" modes deliver a noticeable change in damping characteristics.

As well as the modes designed by the KW suspension developers and test engineers, drivers also have the option of configuring their own damping setups intuitively using a free iPhone app. The dampers' charactertistics can be adjusted independently of the front and rear axle. The continous damper adjustment allows the user to adjust the suspension dampers individually according to their own needs and preferences - from the maximum comfort setting with very soft damping (displayed in the app as 0%) through to the stiffest damper setup (displayed in the app as 100%). Depending on the user-programmed setup, the vehicle can therefore react more comfortably than in the preprogrammed "Comfort" mode or with an even tighter damping rate than in the "Sport+" mode. Once the user has found their perfect, personal setup for their vehicle, they can save it for future use. Memory banks are provided for five personal setups. Saved damper settings can even be emailed to friends, and setups for different racetracks can be exchanged within the clubsport community.


"Tuning 2.0"

It is necessary to install an add-on module so that the iPhone can communicate with the KW DDC ECU coilovers via a secure WLAN connection. First presented at the Essen Motor Show from November 26th to December 4th 2011, the KW DDC ECU coilovers are available for the VW Golf V and VI, the VW Scirocco, the Audi A3, A4, A5, A6 including S-line models, the BMW E90 including the M3, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The "iPhone Coilovers" will be available for further vehicles in early 2012. In the longer term, apps are also being developed for Android smartphones.


Compatible with the KW Hydraulic Lift System

The KW DDC ECU coilovers are prepared using Inox-Line stainless-steel technology and, as well as top-notch KW quality, offer the TÜV-tested adjustment range of a renowned KW coilover suspension. Furthermore, they are also compatible with Hydraulic Lift System Kits (HLS).

The KW DDC coilover suspension with ECU is available from 2,599 euros, and the add-on module for wireless communication between smartphone and suspension is available for 299 euros. In time for the 2012 season, the free app allowing individual damper configuration is available for download in the App Store. The suspension comes supplied with the appropriate TÜV parts certificate and vehicle-specific installation instructions, so it can be installed easily and entered into the vehicle documents.
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      12-20-2011, 05:56 AM   #2
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these guys have build them into the 1M

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      12-20-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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I would be happy if they just offered the ability to adjust from inside the car via a little knob/button; having it on an iPhone would just be awesome.
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      12-24-2011, 01:02 PM   #4
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I would be happy if they just offered the ability to adjust from inside the car via a little knob/button; having it on an iPhone would just be awesome.
The dashboard button option is given (3 settings) at the entry level 2599Euro. At 299Euro uplift for a WLan module to interface with the your mobile devices.
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      12-24-2011, 03:03 PM   #5
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Wow, that's awesome!
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Just thought I would bring this back up.......

My DDC kit is due to be built on the 18th with a tech from KW Germany coming over to do the full install/set up @ KW UK's new workshop....... app uploaded to my ipod touch and ready to go.......
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Just thought I would bring this back up.......

My DDC kit is due to be built on the 18th with a tech from KW Germany coming over to do the full install/set up @ KW UK's new workshop....... app uploaded to my ipod touch and ready to go.......
Excellent! Envious and really want to know see your review. Thx for the heads up.

From German HQ I did not get a response on the request for force/speed curves, ...
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Will let you know my thoughts once fitted, hopefully fitted before the ring on the 28th, but I can't see me being anything but impressed with the system, all my my KW set ups (v3 & clubsport) have been spot on but this is taking suspension to another level...........Will sort some pics also during the fitting.
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Just thought I would bring this back up.......

My DDC kit is due to be built on the 18th with a tech from KW Germany coming over to do the full install/set up @ KW UK's new workshop....... app uploaded to my ipod touch and ready to go.......
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Will let you know my thoughts once fitted, hopefully fitted before the ring on the 28th, but I can't see me being anything but impressed with the system, all my my KW set ups (v3 & clubsport) have been spot on but this is taking suspension to another level...........Will sort some pics also during the fitting.
Question inpired by another thread by RPMracing ( http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...7#post11710127 ) Will you put in the 3 stage switch (if so where?) or just ctrl via the Ipone app?

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We will be replacing the 12v socket/cigarette lighter which the button fits in perfect, don't have any need for the socket up front as still have the one under the armrest......
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Hey Mr Aussie, any news on the instalation ?
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Any updates on this? I am very interested in getting this for my 1M!!!!
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I drop my car into KW tomorrow.
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I drop my car into KW tomorrow.
please update as soon as you get more info!
can't wait to get more info about this

btw - what did you have to purchase in order to get this fitted into your 1M?
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I drop my car into KW tomorrow.
psyched! My no1 mod. really looking forward to your experiences and review. Good that you went to the ring before getting them, that could give extra depth to before after comparison.
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Any word on the the KW V3 DDC curves? So far nothing through asking German HQ by Email, will try to call their tech dept this week.
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I will ask Rich to find out when I catch up with him tomorrow.

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please update as soon as you get more info!
can't wait to get more info about this

btw - what did you have to purchase in order to get this fitted into your 1M?
The MD of KW UK is a friend of mine so he has done all the sorting out and organised one of the engineers from Germany to come over for fitting and set up as it's a new kit on the market and none have been fitted in the UK before. Ordered the DDC coilover kit and the w-lan unit, that is all that is required and comes in a complete kit.
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Does anyone know if this suspension will work on a 135i?
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The MD of KW UK is a friend of mine so he has done all the sorting out and organised one of the engineers from Germany to come over for fitting and set up as it's a new kit on the market and none have been fitted in the UK before. Ordered the DDC coilover kit and the w-lan unit, that is all that is required and comes in a complete kit.
for the German Engineers (if you have the chance):
1: What is the spring rate (in German: 'Federsteifheit') of the front coil overs and rear springs?
2: Can the OEM front or rear springs be re-used? This as I'm trying to keep as much ground clearance as possible.
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I personally would advise running with the supplied spring as its rated for that kit, are we aware what rating the oem springs are front and rear?

the drop on the 1M DDC kit is - front 10-35mm, rear 5-25mm

myself I am looking ar either a f 15mm & r 10, or f 10mm & 5mm rear....my garage entrance is my challenge but have found the least angled entry point that gains me approx 2inch of clearance on stock ride height.
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